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Exxon, BP defy White House and extend partnership with Russia

Sunday, June 1st 2014 - 12:59 UTC
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Several of the largest oil companies in the world are doubling down in Russia despite moves by the West to isolate Russia and its economy. ExxonMobil and BP separately signed agreements with Rosneft – Russia's state-owned oil company – to extend and deepen their relationships for energy exploration. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro


    Jun 01st, 2014 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches

    There you go, those 'honest' and 'moral' Anglo corporations again that the Anglos here have claimed are such an example to the world.

    And as expected, a pin drop is the only noise in this article. Anglos are such intellectual recreants.

    Jun 01st, 2014 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    They just come cheap in dollars...

    Jun 01st, 2014 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret


    In what sense?

    They are private companies. They are able to make their own commercial decisions. Their choice.

    Governments have passed no laws against trade with Russia. The governments have put sanctions on some Russians.

    It is you who is exposed as an intellectual recreant, yet again. Always read the small print.

    Jun 01st, 2014 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    But the truth gets in the way of a good rant.

    Jun 01st, 2014 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton


    Jun 01st, 2014 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    So some western companies are doing business with Russian companies and not breaking any sanctions.

    This article was as poorly thought out as the first three comments.

    Russia's entered a recession.
    Its currency has tanked.
    Its interest rates have climbed.
    Its new Eurasian Union is underwhelming in its impact.

    And the best parts? Russia has its own list of sanctions that it won't even release. Guess that wasn't run past a PR company before being thought out.

    But I guess Putin's got a lot on his mind with the number of coffins full of dead Ukrainian patriots.... I mean Russians heading back across the border. Not to mention that the president of another recent Russian stuff up has been driven from office by mobs in Abkhazia.

    Running a neo-fascist empire is so damn difficult.

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    No news on the Ukranian attacks on its own people, Anglolatino?
    No need to show the World, is there?

    How.... unpredictable...

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Do you mean the Russian provocateurs stirring unrest in the eastern region of Ukraine.?

    Jun 03rd, 2014 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Nah, I mean the Ukranian military killing Ukranian civilians for not wanting to be part of a fascist coalition aiding Europe in its fascist direction. You know, UKIP, Le Pen, Wilders, Dansk Folkeparti, Sverigedemokraterna....

    Imagine it was hapening in Venezuela...

    Jun 03rd, 2014 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    You really live in a delusional world. peace...get real !

    Jun 03rd, 2014 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    It's alright, you get used to Stevie's warped world view and the fact that he sources most of his material for Ukraine from Russia. And we all know how free the Russian media isn't.

    The funny thing is that Stevie is now sounding so right-wing that his internal contradictions must be almost painful.

    What will probably upset Stevie more is that all these fascist organisations in Western Europe haven't been visiting Ukraine recently.... but Russia!

    Election monitors in Crimea referendum included the following:
    * Neue Recht Germany
    * National Front France
    * FPÖ Austria
    * Jobbik Hungary

    Hungary – In May 2013 Jobbik leader Gábor Vona recently met Ivan Dmitriyevich Grachov, the president of the Russian Parliament's energy policy committee, Vasiliy Tarasyuk, the vice-president of the same committee, Leonid Ivanovich Kalashnikov, the vice-president of the foreign affairs committee, government MPs Yevgeniy Fedorov and Anton Vasilyevich Romanov and Alexei Anatolyevich Starikov, the vice-president of the Russian gas-industry association

    France – In June 2013 Marine Le Pen was invited by State Duma leader Sergei Naryshkin to Moscow and met with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin

    UK – In 2013 Nigel Farage met Russia’s London Ambassador, Alexander Yakovenko

    Belgium – “I think we can be a good partner for Russia in the European Parliament,” Filip Dewinter of Vlaams Belang

    And to top it all off, how well did the fascists do in the recent Ukrainian election?

    338,248 votes!

    Out of 18,019,504 votes.

    So 1.87%

    Ukraine is the least right-wing country contrary to the continual propaganda that Stevie so wholeheartedly believes in.

    Jun 03rd, 2014 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Where are the western reporters, Anglolatino?
    Why do they lwys disappear every time the military is sent in to deal with the poulation?
    Full of reporters in Maidan, remember?

    Take your hypocritical drivel and shovel it, Anglolatino, you are convincing nobody but the ones that are just as sick as you...

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Wow Stevie

    I must have hit a nerve. Didn't like hearing about how chummy Russia's government is with the far-right in Europe.

    Of course you won't be convinced. I'm not a Russian media outlet so you'll never believe me.

    There are plenty of western reporters in Ukraine. How about Andrea Ronchelli?

    The problem you are having is that you can't reconcile the two conflicting versions of what is happening in Ukraine because the lies that are spewed out by RT, Pravda and other Russian media outlets are rarely supported by anyone else other than another Russian media outlet.

    I read RT every day and I am absolutely amazed how many orphanages, hospitals and train stations the Ukrainian Army keeps hitting on almost a daily basis. I'm always surprised by how many refugees there are from the fighting that never seem to appear anywhere because they never seem to show a refugee camp full of all these persecuted and battle-scarred Ukrainians.

    No western journalist can find them and neither can the Russian journalists it seems.

    Wow look at that, everyone finally agrees.

    Jun 05th, 2014 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I understand that you support the breakaway eastern part of the Ukraine who are“fighting against Ukrainian fascist rule”. Am I correct ?

    By the same token then you must support the Chechnyan people in their struggle to free themselves from the Russian yoke ? Do you ?

    Jun 05th, 2014 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Oh Clyde

    You'll make his head explode with the contradictions.

    I've already bamboozled him enough. He now has to get his head around the fact that the far-right is only bad, according to Russia, when it disagrees with Russia. If they don't disagree then they are welcome to visit and meet government minister.

    He's already having trouble reconciling the hundreds of deaths that are constantly reported by Russian media and the fact that they can't show more than a dozen examples. This is the age of the smart phone where everyone can be a reporter.

    Added to all that, the humanitarian and refugee crisis that the Russian government keeps bleating on about and yet there's no food shortages in the occupied cities and even the Russian media shows people walking around in the background with supermarket shopping, drinking coffee or chatting on the phone. I mean, some poor deluded Russian who thought he could play soldier is lying dead and there's Dmitri in the background Facebooking it.

    So it is understandable when Stevie gets upset. Though I tried to warn him.

    Jun 05th, 2014 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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