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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 Last Oil & Gas Frontier Is Facing Major Challenges

    Published 18 July 2018 | viewed 6,760 times

    Upon hearing Papua New Guinea, very few us associate it with LNG – some might recall that it is one of the most heterogenous nations…

  • Yamal LNG Is Conquering China

    Published 16 July 2018 | viewed 8,556 times

    Russia’s energy ties to China have been discussed at length throughout our website – the construction of the 38 BCm per year Power of Siberia…

  • Korea Rapprochement Could Revive Energy Megaproject

    Published 24 June 2018 | viewed 8,403 times

    The June 12 Trump-Kim summit in Singapore has had an overall positive effect on the oil industry, cooling down expectations about the imminence of a…

  • Can Oil Pull Greece Out Of Poverty?

    Published 19 June 2018 | viewed 12,806 times

    In its eighth year of paralyzing austerity, Greece is facing another hot summer. Political controversies will be even more heated than the blessed Peloponnese climate,…

  • Who Gets Hold Of Russia’s Key Oil Hub?

    Published 17 June 2018 | viewed 4,628 times

    One of Russia’s most important oil ports, the sunlit Novorossiysk, has become a battleground for the country’ state-owned companies. Located in the ice-free Tsemesskaya Bay,…

  • Turkmenistan’s Natural Gas Dilemma

    Published 29 May 2018 | viewed 7,950 times

    Amid much (obligatory) fanfare, Turkmenistan has intensified its spin campaign on TAPI, the long-delayed pipe dream of President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov which is supposed to supply…

  • Expert Analysis: What’s Next For Russian Oil

    Published 14 May 2018 | viewed 9,458 times

    In the wake of Putin’s May 7 inauguration, the corridors of power in Moscow have been replete with speculation regarding the composition of the next…

  • Why Russian Gas Is Critical For The UK

    Published 07 May 2018 | viewed 9,789 times

    Although some companies have learned to ride the waves of geopolitics quite efficiently, still in most cases political tensions only complicate the dealings of energy…

  • Will Gazprom Leave Ukraine Forever?

    Published 01 April 2018 | viewed 10,710 times

    Few expected such a dramatic turn of events in the long-ongoing Russo-Ukrainian gas dispute. Before the February 28 decision of the Stockholm Arbitration Court, most…

  • The Energy Giant Taking Over Kurdistan

    Published 27 March 2018 | viewed 12,075 times

    After the steady buildup of a burgeoning strategic partnership between the Russian national oil company and Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG), the year 2018 threw cold…

  • Is Guyana Prepared For An Oil Boom?

    Published 21 March 2018 | viewed 30,704 times

    Guyana’s story shares many similarities with the story of the ugly duckling. One of the poorest countries in South America, it has historically been entirely…

  • What The Saudi-Russian Alliance Means For Oil Markets

    Published 20 March 2018 | viewed 11,866 times

    For the last three or four decades it would be very hard to imagine any sort of deep cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Russia. The…

  • 44 Things You Didn’t Know About Oil

    Published 07 March 2018 | viewed 35,862 times

    Whenever you see a headline like this, you know it will go along the lines of “did you know that petroleum stands for rock oil?”…

  • Should Energy Investors Fear Mexico’s 2018 Elections?

    Published 25 February 2018 | viewed 8,356 times

    Within a few months, Mexico will have a new President. With the incumbent Enrique Peña Nieto barred from running, the most likely winner is Andrés…

  • Russia Is Taking Over Syria’s Oil And Gas

    Published 14 February 2018 | viewed 124,332 times

    If finally happened… In accordance with an energy cooperation framework agreement signed in late January, Russia will have exclusive rights to produce oil and gas…

  • The World’s Biggest Oil Benchmark Could Change Forever

    Published 06 February 2018 | viewed 12,149 times

    For more than a month already, the Brent benchmark has been sourced from five, not four, North Sea Fields. Eleven years after Platts added Ekofisk…

  • Saudi Arabia Sets Its Eyes On Central Asia

    Published 03 February 2018 | viewed 12,441 times

    Saudi Arabia understandably attracts a lot of attention – the corruption purge jangles the nerves of the royal family, the 32-year old Mohammad bin Salman-led…

  • This World Class Gas Field Is About To Start Producing

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 12,284 times

    99 percent ready and poised to start this September. This is music to the ears of Azerbaijan, as well as to European technocrats intent on…

  • Nord Stream 2 Is A Game Changer For Gazprom

    Published 21 January 2018 | viewed 15,299 times

    It’s difficult to imagine an energy company that’s more hated and more closely monitored than Gazprom… Perhaps in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill,…

  • Romania Poised To Ramp Up Gas Output

    Published 14 January 2018 | viewed 12,778 times

    Do you know what unites France, Portugal, Finland, Sweden and Belgium? They all have no gas production whatsoever (interestingly, Paris is proud of it and…

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