Western companies in Russia’s oil and gas sector | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

Worldwide vitality large BP has opted to depart Russia after Western nations imposed extreme sanctions on its corporations and people following Moscow’s army assault on Ukraine.

BP, the most important international investor in Russia, stated it was abandoning its stake within the state oil firm Rosneft at a value of as much as $25bn, shrinking its oil and fuel reserves in half. Shell adopted swimsuit, saying it could divest of its publicity as properly.

The next are some information in regards to the publicity of Western oil and fuel corporations to Russia, which calls its actions in Ukraine a “particular operation”:


The British oil firm has a 19.75 % stake in Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, a longstanding ally of President Vladimir Putin. Rosneft accounted for a 3rd of BP’s oil and fuel output in 2021.


The German chemical compounds maker BASF co-owns Wintershall Dea – one of many monetary backers of the suspended Nord Stream 2 fuel pipeline – with Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s LetterOne investor group. BASF additionally says it generates 1 % of group gross sales from Russia.

Wintershall Dea and Gazprom collectively work on the Achimov Growth gas-producing mission.


Chevron has a 15 % stake within the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), a pipeline that runs from Kazakhstan to a Russian Black Sea terminal used for Chevron to export its crude. It additionally operates different subsidiaries that accomplice with Russian corporations.


The French fuel utility is one among 5 co-financiers of Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 and has a stake in Nord Stream 1, an working pipeline, together with Wintershall Dea and Gasunie.


The Italian firm and Gazprom every have a 50 % stake within the Blue Stream fuel pipeline to Turkey.


The vitality group EQNR, which is majority-owned by the Norwegian state, stated on Monday it is going to begin divesting its joint ventures in Russia. It has minority stakes in three Russian oilfields.

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, may even divest its Russian belongings, value about 25 billion Norwegian crowns ($2.80bn).


The worldwide oil firm’s key asset in Russia is the Sakhalin-1 oil and fuel producing mission within the Pacific. ExxonMobil additionally markets petrochemical merchandise in Russia which might be utilized by native industries, in line with its web site.

An ExxonMobil affiliate has a 7.5 % curiosity within the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which exports oil from Kazakhstan through the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk.

The corporate exited a number of joint ventures in Russia following sanctions imposed after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014.


Halliburton’s Eurasia unit operates in Russia and Ukraine. The corporate warned in February as tensions rose that its means to interact in sure future initiatives in Russia or work with sure Russian clients relied on whether or not its involvement could be restricted because of United States or European Union sanctions legal guidelines.


The oil and fuel firm OMV is likely one of the 5 monetary backers of Nord Stream 2 and is Austria’s primary importer of Russian fuel. It has a 24.99 % stake within the Russian fuel area Yuzhno-Russkoye.


The Anglo-Dutch oil firm is likely one of the greatest direct international traders within the Russian financial system. It owns 27.5 % of the Sakhalin-2 liquefied pure fuel mission, which has an annual capability of 11 million tonnes and is operated by Gazprom. It is likely one of the 5 co-financiers of Nord Stream 2.

Shell additionally has pursuits within the Salym Petroleum oil mission with Gazprom Neft and a enterprise for hydrocarbon improvement at Gydan Arctic peninsular. On Monday, Shell stated it deliberate on leaving its Russian partnerships.


The French firm holds a 19.4 % stake in Novatek, Russia’s largest producer of liquefied pure fuel (LNG). It has a 20 % stake within the Yamal LNG mission in addition to a ten % curiosity in Arctic LNG 2, which is scheduled to start out manufacturing subsequent 12 months.

The corporate additionally holds a 49 % stake within the Terneftegas three way partnership, which develops the Termokarstovoye onshore fuel and condensate, and a 20 % curiosity within the onshore Kharyaga oil area, its web site exhibits. It has acquired 10 % in LNG transhipment hubs in Murmansk and Kamchatka.


The German utility has a $1bn publicity to Nord Stream 2, together with 5 energy crops in Russia with a mixed capability of 11.2 gigawatts, offering about 5 % of Russia’s whole vitality wants.

Uniper and its controlling shareholder Fortum collectively personal 12 energy crops in Russia and make use of 7,000 individuals there.

(Reporting by Reuters in Moscow; Modifying by Emelia Sithole-Matarise and Alistair Bell)

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