Workers at Canadian plant Evraz to hold strike
Workers of Evraz Calgary, a Canadian plant of Evraz, have voted to strike, the Union of Steel Industry Workers of Canada (USW) reports on Friday. The decision was taken unanimously.
Russian scientists invent unique sorbent for removing oil spills
Scientists from the Siberian State University of Science and Technology n.a. academician M. F. Reshetnev (SibGU) have developed a unique sorbent, which allows to eliminate oil contamination of soil ten times more effectively compared to its analogs, the University’s press office reports on Friday.
Joint Russian-Chinese venture to build $17m drilling rig plant
The Russian-Chinese company SLSI Rus plans to build a factory producing drilling rigs in the Kurgan region, Russia, the Presidential Envoy in the Urals Federal District of Russia Igor Kholmanskikh said on the sidelines of IV Russian-Chinese EXPO held in the Chinese province of Harbin.
Italian Eni may take part in Turkish Stream project as shareholder
Italian Eni does not rule out its participation in the construction of a gas pipeline within Turkish Stream project as a shareholder, the company’s chief midstream gas & power officer and vice president, Massimo Mantovani, announced on Thursday.
Gazprom CEO calls US sanctions competition for gas markets
US sanctions against Russia are a way to compete for the gas market, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of a conference on prospects of the energy cooperation development between Russia and the EU.
Putin names construction cost for bridge to Sakhalin
The Russian authorities are discussing construction of a bridge to Sakhalin, which cost may amount to about 286 billion rubles ($5 billion), Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his annual Direct Line on Thursday.
Putin offers James Comey political asylum in Russia
Russia is ready to grant political asylum to the former head of the FBI, James Komi, in case he is persecuted in the United States in connection with the transfer of data regarding US President’s conversations, Vladimir Putin said over the course of the Direct Line in Moscow.
Gazprom negotiates gas supplies to India
Gazprom, a Russian gas giant, is discussing supplies of Russia’s blue fuel to India, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev said, RIA Novosti news agency reports on Thursday.
15th annual Direct Line with Russian President Putin
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding his traditional call-in session, The Direct Line with President, which was first held during Putin’s first presidential term in 2001.