Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Spotlight on CY Leung at new HQ's first Exco meeting

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011, 12:00am

Russian oil companies confident as Wen visits

Buoyed by rising global oil prices and increased market options, Russian oil companies say they are in a strong position to bargain with Premier Wen Jiabao, who is in Moscow to discuss plans for a pipeline to carry oil to energy-hungry China.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Sinopec parent seals deal to buy Russian oil, opts for rail transport

China Petrochemical Corp, Asia's largest oil refiner and parent of Sinopec, has sealed a long-awaited deal to buy crude oil from Russia and transport it by rail through Mongolia.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sinopec still seeks Rosneft stake

Hopes remain despite Beijing's choice of rival as only mainland strategic investor in Russian firm's US$11.6b offer

11 Jun 2015 - 4:57pm

Chinese oil giant wins deal for BP Russia unit

China Petrochemical Corp, parent of China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), has won a bid with partner Rosneft for a unit of energy giant BP in the first significant foray into the Russian oil and gas market by a mainland firm.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Politics at play in China's energy race

Russia seen using delays in projects to get more concessions

The mainland's wish to secure long-term oil and gas supply from resource-rich neighbour Russia through pipelines may not be realised as fast as it wants due to wider political considerations, according to a Standard & Poor's research report.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Abramovich: The Billionaire from Nowhere

Abramovich: The Billionaire from Nowhere

by Dominic Midgley and Chris Hutchins

HarperCollins $120

26 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

All eyes on the Russian drama

Russian President Vladimir Putin scored a big victory in the parliamentary election this month as United Russia, the pro-Kremlin party, won almost half the seats in the Duma, the lower house. He is set to win a second term in next March's presidential election.

20 Dec 2003 - 12:00am