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Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

27/11/2022

Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

Billionaire’s companies helped Rosneft trade with sanction-hit Venezuela and have continued to handle Russian oil since the outbreak of war in Ukraine

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Glencore and the Order of Friendship

13/04/2022

Glencore and the Order of Friendship

The trading giant’s lucrative deals with allies of Vladimir Putin

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Trafigura ships Russian oil at prewar levels as competitors scale back

27/03/2022

Trafigura ships Russian oil at prewar levels as competitors scale back

Trafigura is continuing to ship Russian oil at prewar levels as its competitors scale back deliveries

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Trading giants keep Russian oil flowing as majors feel the heat

12/03/2022

Trading giants keep Russian oil flowing as majors feel the heat

Trafigura, Vitol and Glencore loading Black Sea cargoes as war intensifies

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Dutch dockers prepare for legal battle over Russia oil

04/03/2022

Dutch dockers prepare for legal battle over Russia oil

Dockworkers in the Netherlands are gearing up for a legal battle over plans to boycott Russian oil

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BP under pressure over fuel for Russian military

26/02/2022

BP under pressure over fuel for Russian military

BP may be profiting from Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine through its stake in Rosneft, a major fuel supplier to Russia’s military

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BP boss is trustee of group that orchestrated Putin PR stunts

25/02/2022

BP boss is trustee of group that orchestrated Putin PR stunts

The boss of BP sits alongside Vladimir Putin and eleven sanctioned oligarchs on the board of an influential society that safeguards Russian “national identity”

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London is a battleground for Nigeria’s looted oil millions

08/02/2022

London is a battleground for Nigeria’s looted oil millions

Fortunes stolen by military dictator Sani Abacha are now being fought over in UK courts

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Plastic Patriots

23/02/2021

Plastic Patriots

Ineos, the controversial chemicals giant that turns fracked gas to plastics, trumpeted its return to the UK. Its billionaire owner, Jim Ratcliffe, appears to be less patriotic about his taxes

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Glencore’s very private school

20/02/2019

Glencore’s very private school

What links the world’s biggest commodities trader, a billionaire friend of Kazakhstan’s president and one of the UK’s most prestigious education institutions?

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