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Viktor Katona

Contributor since: 20 Feb 2017

Viktor Katona

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

Disclaimer: views set out in Viktor's articles are solely those of the author in his private capacity.

Latest articles from Viktor

  • The Hottest Energy Conflict Right Now

    Published 23 January 2020 | viewed 4,368 times

    Belarus has just bought two cargoes of Johan Sverdrup, the recently commissioned Norwegian oilfield and is in talks with several oil-producing countries from the Soviet…

  • This Emerging Oil Hotspot Threatens The OPEC Deal

    Published 21 January 2020 | viewed 17,989 times

    A day before Christmas 2019 ExxonMobil and its partners have lifted the first commercial crude from the Liza field. In and of itself this might…

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    Published 18 January 2020 | viewed 33,251 times

    The discovery of the Maka field in offshore Suriname will become one of the main upstream stories of 2020, bringing Suriname onto the international oil…

  • Russia Bets Big On The World's Least Explored Oil Frontier

    Published 12 January 2020 | viewed 20,689 times

    When the inaugural Russia-Africa summit was held in October 2019, most industry observers believed that the majority of projects under discussion would not get past…

  • Is Europe’s Latest Gas Deal A Win-Win?

    Published 08 January 2020 | viewed 9,356 times

    The recent gas transit deal between Russia and Ukraine, and their national gas companies Gazprom and Naftogaz respectively, has comforted Europe just about when the…

  • Europe Can't Get Enough Of This Popular Crude

    Published 01 January 2020 | viewed 21,794 times

    One of the most spectacular stories of 2019 started off in the first days of the outgoing year. Some 150 kilometers off the Nigerian coast,…

  • Venezuela Is Quietly Ramping Up Oil Production

    Published 31 December 2019 | viewed 22,966 times

    If anyone is to ever write a guidebook on political survival, the skills of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro would certainly top the contemporary charts. This…

  • Should Arctic Oil Be Kept Underground?

    Published 29 December 2019 | viewed 9,627 times

    Unless the remaining days of December surprise us with a world-beating hydrocarbon discovery, 2019 will go down as one of the weakest years on record…

  • Is This Africa’s Next Big Oil Frontier?

    Published 26 December 2019 | viewed 18,130 times

    Africa seems to be emerging as the prime drilling spot for the early 2020s – it is still relatively under-evaluated, would be cheaper than any…

  • Putin Makes A Move In Libya’s Oil Crescent

    Published 25 December 2019 | viewed 23,128 times

    Whenever a major oil-producing region is engulfed in prolonged warfare, speculation starts to abound regarding all the potential changes to its oil and gas policy…

  • This Large Oil Producer Is Facing A Major Refining Crisis

    Published 21 November 2019 | viewed 17,487 times

    The current state of Nigeria’s refineries might become a textbook example of why national oil companies should not combine downstream, midstream and upstream activities at…

  • This European Nation Is Planning A Complete Offshore Oil Ban

    Published 18 November 2019 | viewed 8,828 times

    Just as most of the public attention of the past weeks was turned to the US-China trade war and the possibility of an OPEC+ deal…

  • The European Gas Game Is About To Change

    Published 09 May 2019 | viewed 11,485 times

    In terms of oil and gas, post-Soviet nations are currently undergoing a consolidation phase that slowly brings back former partners that have fallen out in…

  • The Beginning Of The End For British Shale Gas

    Published 30 April 2019 | viewed 18,681 times

    Amid the ruckus of Great Britain’s reckless Brexit saga, one might not have noticed the ongoing environmental battle that could put a sudden end to…

  • The Giant Floating LNG Project You’ve Never Heard Of

    Published 17 April 2019 | viewed 18,409 times

    One of Africa’s brightest LNG prospects, Tortue FLNG is edging increasingly closer to its estimated commissioning date, 2022. It is one of the largest deepwater…

  • Turkey’s Big Nuclear Energy Ambitions

    Published 02 February 2019 | viewed 20,023 times

    Turkey’s elusive quest for harnessing nuclear energy dates back to times which most of us perceive only through the black-and-white footage of 1950s and stories…

  • The Mediterranean Pipeline Wars Are Heating Up

    Published 28 December 2018 | viewed 21,677 times

    Things have been quite active in the Eastern Mediterranean lately, with Israel, Cyprus and Greece pushing forward for the realization of the EastMed pipeline, a…

  • The Battle To Control Russia’s Pipelines

    Published 27 December 2018 | viewed 13,397 times

    For much of 2018, the internal situation of Russia’s oil market was remarkably peaceful – no hostile takeovers and no overt antagonization. To a significant…

  • Gazprom’s Next Big Bet On European Gas Markets

    Published 04 December 2018 | viewed 8,205 times

    Amid an inimical international situation, an economy that was bound to recover, but does so rather unconvincingly and a tense domestic atmosphere, Russia continues the…

  • The Next Offshore Boom: Is Senegal The New Guyana?

    Published 12 November 2018 | viewed 23,411 times

    I know what you think – such a headline is quite reckless given that Guyana has not produced any oil so far and it is…

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