OAO Gazprom may increase natural gas deliveries to the European Union and add as much as $2 billion to operating profit as the Netherlands cuts output at its biggest deposit, according to Sberbank CIB.
OAO Novatek and OAO Gazprom Neft, agreed to acquire Eni SpA’s holding in a natural gas producer in the Russian Arctic for $2.94 billion, increasing control in one of the nation’s largest new energy projects.
OAO Novatek, Russia’s biggest non- state natural gas producer, climbed to an 18-month high in London after the investment banking arm of OAO Sberbank said net income is poised to double in three years.
OAO Transneft probably will produce what investor Ivan Mazalov calls “massive” cash this year as the pipeline operator delivers Kremlin-backed projects supplying oil to Asia and the Baltic Sea. That may return investors to one of Russia’s cheapest energy stocks.