Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is considering importing Algerian Saharan Blend crude to be used as a diluent for its own extraheavy oil, according to a company document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, and the move could mark the first ever crude import by the OPEC
Ukraine has begun test imports of gas from Slovakia via an upgraded pipeline, the head of Ukrainian state-owned gas company Naftogaz said on Aug. 16, as the country tries to secure greater energy independence from Russia.
Ukraine may legally require that natural gas importers purchase a certain amount from Europe, Naftogaz Ukrainy chief Andriy Kobolev said.
In a move aimed at ensuring India’s energy security, the Narendra Modi-led government plans to import huge volumes of natural gas from Russia.
India’s crude imports from Iran rose considerably in May over the month before, tanker data obtained from trade sources show.
South Korea's imports of crude oil from Iran fell in May from April, with its oil intake from the OPEC member in the first five months of the year holding below last year's daily average, customs data showed on Sunday.
Ukraine in May 2014 imported around 167 million cubic meters of gas from Europe via Poland and Hungary, according to data from a study of gas transport system operators in Hungary and Poland - FGSZ Ltd, and Gaz-System S.A, Interfax reported on June 2.
Ukraine is continuing to import gas from Poland and Hungary using a reverse-flow supply scheme, the press service of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry said on Thursday, May 8, ITAR-TASS has reported.
Kuwait has signed a contract to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from fellow Gulf state Qatar to help meet its energy needs to the end of 2014, state news agency KUNA reported on April 27, said Reuters.
Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras is likely to import an average of 150,000 to 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) of diesel fuel in 2014, as much as 14 percent less than the 174,000 bpd average in 2013, an industry source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reu