Gerden, E.

Contributing Writer,

is an international contributing writer specializing in the global oil refining and gas industry. He has been published in a number of prominent industry titles.

Refining: Russia plans ramp-up in refinery expansion, construction

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Russian fuel producers aim to ensure regular supplies of oil products to both the domestic market and foreign importers in the coming years by building new refineries and modernizing existing plants across the country.

Global: Increase in Russian fuel excise tax may hit refinery profitability

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

The Russian government’s recent decision to raise the excise tax on motor fuel by 1 RUB/l in 2018 may lead to serious losses for the country’s domestic refining industry.

Global: Russia’s plan to dominate fuel supply to Asia

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Russia hopes to become a major supplier of gasoline, diesel fuel and other oil products to the Asia-Pacific region during the next several years, with help from the planned launch of large-scale refineries in the Far East that will be built with the participation of Asian investors.

Global: Russian oil majors eye Western expansion

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Amid declining profits in the domestic market, Russia’s national oil company and leading oil producer, Rosneft, is considering expanding in the European Union (EU) and US refining markets.

HP Global: Forthcoming tax hike could hamper Russian refining

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Russia plans to increase the volume of oil it refined this year, despite Western sanctions and the ever-deteriorating business environment, according to an official spokesperson for Alexander Novak, Russia’s minister of energy.