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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports Russia is using energy as a powerful bargaining chip, and how the U.S. could potentially disarm Vladimir Putin's energy position.
As the tensions in Ukraine and Russia continue, commodity traders are eyeing Russian imports of natural gas. Willis Sparks, The Eurasia Group, provides perspective.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports Russia is using energy as a powerful bargaining chip.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports how recent events in Russia and Ukraine have sparked the argument for U.S. natural gas exports.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides perspective on unrest between Ukraine and Russia.
As U.S. energy production surges—along with threats of conflict in Europe—some say it's high time to export more natural gas.
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the situation in eastern Ukraine is different than Crimea in terms of the ethnic make-up and Russian military presence.
Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, says that the Ukrainian government remains in control despite fresh bouts of pro-Russian "rebellions."
David Hauner, head of emerging EMEA economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why despite not being very interested in the Donetsk region in Ukraine, it is in Russia's interest to stir up turmoil.
Gazprom Neft has not been affected by Western sanctions over Russia's annexation of Crimea
After a string of regulatory mishaps including loose oversight of money-laundering controls, JPM is taking no chances.
Eric Assimakopoulos, managing director at Revetas Capital, says the sanctions on Russia have had little impact on Ukraine and other eastern European markets.
Birgit Hansl, lead economist for the Russian Federation at the World Bank, says Russia is navigating an economic downturn and need to restore investor confidence with structural reforms.
Jacob Grapengiesser, partner at East Capital, says there are some "very good" buying opportunities in the Russian market and adds that the government needs to implement structural reforms.
Alexey Ulyukaev, minister of economic development of the Russian Federation, says the country believes in the "free movement of goods and services" and has no plans to bring in rules to prevent capital flight.
Alexey Ulyukaev, minister of economic development of the Russian Federation, says JPMorgan's stoppage of a payment by the Russian embassy is "not a good way of doing business" but the company will not face retaliation.
Klaus Lutz, CEO of BayWa, says the Ukraine crisis has been positive for the company as it has benefited from the "Putin premium".
Alexandra Buriko, CFO of UC Rusal, says the company will be able to meet its debt repayments but says it needs more time.
Roman Sulzhyk, Head of Derivatives, Moscow Exchange, says its stock exchange saw a 50 percent annual increase in trading volume for March, despite ongoing instability in Crimea.
U.S. oil futures slipped further below the key $100 a barrel level, and international crude moved closer to U.S. prices as some geopolitical pressures eased.