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Viktor Katona

Contributor since: 20 Feb 2017

Viktor Katona

Biography

Viktor Katona is an Group Physical Trader at MOL Group and Expert at the Russian International Affairs Council, currently based in Budapest.

Latest articles from Viktor

  • Putin’s Newest Oil Play: Russia Gains Foothold In Iraqi Oil Patch

    Published 13 June 2017 | viewed 10,198 times

    The Kurds of Iraq are going through one of their most tumultuous periods of history. On the verge of finally seeing the much-heralded independence referendum,…

  • Is Russia Running Out Of Patience With OPEC?

    Published 07 June 2017 | viewed 24,514 times

    Fulfilling its promise to all other signatories of the Vienna deal, Russia has cut its crude production by 300 000 barrels per day. The relative ease…

  • The Biggest Hoaxes In The Oil Market

    Published 30 May 2017 | viewed 21,257 times

    The most traded commodity of the 21st century, oil is an essential factor to both oil-producing and oil-importing nations’ financial stature, and consequently it remains…

  • What Is Behind The Surge Of Russian Oil Exports To India?

    Published 25 May 2017 | viewed 11,019 times

    In the first five months of 2017, Indian companies have purchased more than 1 million tons of Russian crude supplied from Black Sea ports. In…

  • Russia Reemerges As China’s Top Crude Supplier

    Published 17 May 2017 | viewed 7,381 times

    Even a layman with no specific interest in international affairs could observe that the Russo-Chinese relationship has reached new heights in the last few years.…

  • Low Oil Prices Won’t Deter Russia From Arctic Drilling

    Published 22 April 2017 | viewed 10,403 times

    In the wake of the recently organized Arctic Summit in Arkhangelsk and Rosneft getting drilling activities underway in the Laptev Sea, one cannot help but…

  • Can Lenin Solve Ecuador's Oil Crisis?

    Published 13 April 2017 | viewed 7,240 times

    100 years after the Great Russian Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin has once again seized power. Lenín Moreno, a socialist candidate and former UN Envoy on Disability…

  • When Will Russia Run Out Of Oil?

    Published 04 April 2017 | viewed 42,369 times

    On a global level, 2015 and 2016 marked the lowest level of new conventional oil discoveries since 1952. In 2016, only 3.7 billion barrels of…

  • Maduro’s Last Stand: Military Takes Over Struggling Oil Sector

    Published 29 March 2017 | viewed 16,136 times

    As Venezuela’s foreign currency reserves have shrunk to $10.4 billion USD, so have the country’s goods in stock, against the background of gas, energy and…

  • Will Russia Ditch Its Ambitious Oil Tax Reform?

    Published 23 March 2017 | viewed 7,061 times

    2018 was supposed to be a transformative year in Russia – presidential elections are looming, the Russian economy is expected to bust out of its…

  • Is A Russian-Iranian Energy Pact In The Making?

    Published 20 March 2017 | viewed 8,096 times

    In the lead-up to President Rouhani’s visit to Moscow, expected to take place in late March, a plethora of news regarding joint Russo-Iranian energy projects…

  • Is This Argentinian Shale Play The Next Permian?

    Published 08 March 2017 | viewed 9,283 times

    Having inked a $300 million investment deal with the Argentinian YPF, Shell reiterated its claim to join the ranks of the various oil & gas…

  • The Baltic Sea: Europe’s Forgotten $80 Billion Oil Play?

    Published 26 February 2017 | viewed 9,845 times

    The Baltic Sea is universally known as a pathway for oil and product transportation, but little is known of its production potential. Yet a recent…

  • Who Will Win The Race In Russia’s Emerging Oil Frontier?

    Published 20 February 2017 | viewed 6,362 times

    Russia’s gradual pivot to the Asia-Pacific region put a new spin on the nation’s exploration & development priorities. The Irkutsk region is emerging as one…

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