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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

  • Norway Eager To Boost Domestic Offshore Oil Investment

    Published 15 July 2020 | viewed 11,897 times

    Anxious and unsure as to when exactly will the COVID-induced recession come to an end, both current and future oil-producing nations have been having quite…

  • The Race To Complete The World’s Most Controversial Pipeline

    Published 14 July 2020 | viewed 25,145 times

    It all started when leading European politicians, towering amongst them the German chancellor Angela Merkel, openly criticized the extraterritorial nature of U.S. sanctions against Nord…

  • Will Argentina's Oil Industry Survive This Crisis?

    Published 06 July 2020 | viewed 11,873 times

    Throughout the 2010s Argentina’s shale deposits were universally listed alongside the US shale gale, denoting the many similarities Vaca Muerta shares with Eagle Ford in particular and Texas’…

  • 5 Signs That Record Oil Imports From China Won’t Last

    Published 05 July 2020 | viewed 23,941 times

    The recent turnaround in oil market sentiment was to a large extent due to China showing signs of demand recovering back to normalcy. May 2020…

  • Moscow Backs Russia's Fastest Moving Energy Company

    Published 04 July 2020 | viewed 20,736 times

    The COVID-induced recession that has brought oil and gas prices down to levels that are painful enough for most if not all major producers. In…

  • Covid-19 Is Crushing This African Oil Exporter

    Published 01 July 2020 | viewed 14,516 times

    Stuck midway in reforming its energy sector by chopping down unnecessary assets and optimizing the national NOC’s role vis-à-vis the government, Angola has endured a…

  • Suppliers Fight For Dominance In This Crucial Gas Market

    Published 29 June 2020 | viewed 14,883 times

    Europe’s Mediterranean region is emerging as Europe’s main front of commercial rivalry – natural gas producers that rely on pipeline supplies and utilize primarily oil-indexed…

  • The Newest Battlefield In The European Gas War

    Published 20 June 2020 | viewed 26,618 times

    Across the planet LNG prices in May-June 2020 have dropped to unprecedentedly low levels – landed seaborne prices still remain below $2 per MMBtu, compelling…

  • The Oil Nation Aiming To Emulate Guyana's Success

    Published 20 June 2020 | viewed 37,138 times

    Paths to economic development might vary, ranging all the way from ruthless dictatorships hewing their way with an iron fist to established democracies laboring towards…

  • New U.S. Sanctions Unlikely To Derail Nord Stream 2

    Published 14 June 2020 | viewed 25,794 times

    It is difficult to surprise anyone in today’s world with another set of sanction-slapping. A bipartisan group of US senators has expressed its intent to…

  • The Tiny Island Nation That Can’t Get It’s Natural Gas Boom Going

    Published 11 June 2020 | viewed 16,736 times

    The Eastern Mediterranean was one of Europe’s most closely followed drilling regions – for many years leading European politicians have espoused the idea of connecting…

  • Can Yemen’s Oil Industry Make A Comeback?

    Published 02 June 2020 | viewed 18,765 times

    The coronavirus pandemic has dealt an immense blow to businesses and nations all around the planet, yet there is one specific sphere where it might…

  • Is Lebanon’s Natural Gas Boom Dead In The Water?

    Published 30 May 2020 | viewed 29,636 times

    Is Lebanon’s Natural Gas Boom Dead In The Water?   Description: Absent any discovery thus far, there has been little talk as to what to…

  • China Scoops Up Cheap Nigerian Oil

    Published 28 May 2020 | viewed 36,920 times

    The submersion of East Asian markets into coronavirus-induced recession has pulled down several major oil producers, most notably Nigeria whose breakeven price is well above…

  • Europe’s Last Dictatorship On Collision Course With Russia

    Published 23 May 2020 | viewed 35,432 times

    As much as Russia’s dealings with its neighbors are predominantly perceived as an exercise in brandishing the good old “energy weapon”, Moscow has been having…

  • The African Nation That Can’t Get Its Energy Industry Off The Ground

    Published 21 May 2020 | viewed 15,885 times

    The African continent witnessed different reactions to the ongoing period of depressed demand – mature producers like Nigeria and Angola are facing liquidity issues and…

  • Russian Oil Majors Want Bailout From Moscow

    Published 19 May 2020 | viewed 15,921 times

    It shall not come as a surprise that Russia’s leading oil and gas companies are suffering amidst the market depression brought about by the SARS-COV-2.…

  • Could This Become The World’s Newest Oil Exporter?

    Published 18 May 2020 | viewed 23,884 times

    For many years it seemed that Liberia has missed out on the West African oil bonanza – whilst Nigeria has already established itself as the…

  • Are Venezuelan Oil Exports Poised For A Comeback?

    Published 13 May 2020 | viewed 15,672 times

    As the international community seeks answers with regards to the failed armed incursion into Venezuela that took place May 4, allegedly with the immediate participation…

  • Why Is Russian Crude So Expensive?

    Published 07 May 2020 | viewed 27,158 times

    One of the main reasons why the coronavirus-induced price slump feels so odd is that it is accompanied by a prolonged price war that has…

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