Russia's oil sector to remain free of OPEC pricing plans

Despite overtures by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to bring Russia into its fold, experts don't see it happening. What Russian energy sector analysts do expect, however, is for the quickly evolving Russian energy sector to boost oil production, potentially forcing OPEC to cede market share, if it curbs production in the future."I would be surprised if (Russia) would take active steps to join OPEC," said Thane Gustafson, senior director at Cambridge Energy Research Associates and a leading consultant on Russian energy issues. OPEC has long courted Russia to join the organization, but there seems little incentive, and slim chance of it occurring any time soon."Russia...

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