Beijing hopes Putin visit will sort out gas deal

Ahead of next week's visit to China by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Beijing says it expects a breakthrough in stalled negotiations with Moscow for a massive natural gas project.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

CR Gas in US$238m projects deal

China Resources Gas (CR Gas) has agreed to pay about US$237.71 million for a portfolio of gas projects on the mainland from United States' AEI Energy in a rare deal that will boost its presence on the mainland.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Finalising gas deal focus of Putin visit

China and Russia are expected to push forward energy co-operation and show that they are still close partners when Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrives in Beijing for a two-day visit tomorrow.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Medvedev makes landmark visit

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is due to meet Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen at Government House today as part of the first visit to Hong Kong by a major foreign head of state in more than a decade.

Medvedev arrived last night after being hosted by President Hu Jintao during the BRIC nations' summit at the Boao Forum for Asia on Hainan Island .

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Moscow in between

The long and convoluted story of a pipeline linking eastern Siberia with northern China finally ended last week with the completion of the 1,000-kilometre-long project, which will carry crude oil from Russia, the world's largest producer, to China, the world's second-largest consumer behind the United States.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

China Gas eyes 82pc sales increase and budgets HK$2b for expansion

Piped gas distributor China Gas Holdings aims to raise its gas-sales volume by up to 81.8 per cent this financial year and plans to plough HK$2 billion into expansion.

The increase in gas-sales revenue will help the company reduce its reliance on installation fees, which are high margin but charged only once to users for first-time access.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

The New Cold War

The New Cold War

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30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

the five Ws

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Outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin's protege Dmitry Medvedev has been elected Russia's new leader after a landslide victory saw him take more than 70 per cent of the votes.


5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

China Gas aims to quadruple sales

China Gas Holdings aims to at least quadruple its gas sales in four years to tap the nation's drive to utilise more clean energy.

The main board-listed company, which sold 0.43 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas in the year to March, aimed to raise it to one bcm this financial year and to between four and five bcm by 2011, managing director Liu Minghui said.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Row may stall Russian gas supply

A top Russian energy official warned yesterday in Beijing that scheduled exports of natural gas to the mainland might be delayed if companies from both countries could not agree on pricing for two pipeline projects.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Pipeline promises

Russia has by far the world's biggest proven reserves of natural gas. Much of this 'clean' energy is close to Asia, particularly China, where demand is rising fast for carbon fuels that are less polluting than coal and oil. Yet, until recently, none of this gas went to Asia and the Pacific.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Wu Yi's trip to foster Russian ties

As Beijing intensifies its courtship of Moscow and Central Asian countries, Vice-Premier Wu Yi is heading to Russia for a three-city visit to promote Chinese business and meet Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Ms Wu will spend tomorrow and Sunday in St Petersburg, Monday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi and Tuesday in Moscow.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

FYI: Gazprom has been in the news a great deal lately. What is it?

No, not a high-school dance in Texas; that would be Oilprom. Rather, it's the world's biggest extractor of natural gas, part-owned by the Kremlin and now very much part of Russia's foreign-policy muscle.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Belarus reluctantly signs new gas deal with Russia

Belarus signed a new price deal for Russian gas supplies two minutes before a midnight New Year's Eve deadline, narrowly averting a threatened supply cut that would likely have hit deliveries to Western Europe yesterday.

2 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Russian power play shows danger of oil politics

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28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am