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Russia's Biggest Oil Producers Have Never Had It So Good

  • Country’s oil and gas index in rubles reaches an all-time high
  • Yet looming U.S. sanctions could spoil the party in November
Salym Petroleum Development's Siberian Oil Fields

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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Russia’s oil and gas companies are living through the best of times, simultaneously enjoying record production and the highest prices ever in the local currency.

An index of the companies this month hit an all-time high in rubles and reached levels not seen since June 2014 in dollars. Russian crude producers are raking in cash as the rally in dollar-denominated oil prices is amplified by a weakening ruble, helping the industry achieve record-breaking revenues and shrink debts.