EU flags Market Legislation

European energy policy and the impact on gas

The policies shaping European energy markets will determine future gas demand growth. What happens with policies and gas demand in Europe’s three largest gas markets will drive changes in the region.

By Catriona Scott 30 January 2018
Interfax’s discussion with Norton Rose on the future of gas in the post-COP23 world. Environmental Policy

Carbon pricing under scrutiny as COP23 begins

Carbon pricing is struggling to deliver the decarbonisation needed for countries to meet their targets under the Paris agreement.

8 November 2017
Docked LNG tankers Energy Security

Trends shaping the market this gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the issues that will set the agenda for the 2017-2018 gas year.

20 October 2017
Foreign Affairs

Brexit may harm UK energy security

UK gas supplies may be less secure when the country leaves the EU, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart told a seminar at the Brussels Press Club hosted by Interfax on Wednesday.

29 March 2017
Market Legislation

Retail still out of line with wholesale prices – EU

Retail energy prices have not fallen in line with wholesale market prices, particularly in the residential sector, an EU report says.

19 December 2016
Energy Security

Is Brexit a risk for UK gas supply security?

If the UK were to leave the EU’s single energy market, it would have far-reaching implications for energy security that could revitalise LNG demand and boost investment in gas storage.

20 October 2016

Turkish Stream’s potential could be unrealised

The chances that Turkish Stream will be built are low despite the improving relations between Moscow and Ankara. Nevertheless, Russia will remain Turkey’s most reliable gas supplier.

16 August 2016
British and European flags adjacent to one another Market Legislation

The implications of Brexit

Following the result of the UK’s referendum on its membership of the EU, considerable uncertainty looks likely to persist in the short term.

30 June 2016
Energy Security

US LNG exports unlikely to compete in Europe

With the first LNG shipment from the US now delivered, the sustainability of the country’s export model has come under scrutiny.

17 March 2016
Energy Security

Former UK energy minister lambasts poor policy

Sir Ed Davey, former secretary of state for energy and climate change, speaks to GGA about the prospects and challenges for gas in the UK and European energy markets.

16 March 2016
Energy Security

Gas in CEE countries: reducing supply risk?

Central and Eastern European gas markets have been dependent on the flow of Russian gas via Ukraine for years. However, improvements to infrastructure and supplies are changing that.

19 November 2015
Market Legislation

Storage in Europe – short in the long-term

Paul Bieniawski, CEO of Zechstein Midstream, discusses the challenges facing storage in Europe and what is needed in the long term, in an interview with Global Gas Analytics.

21 October 2015
Energy Security

EU storage is strong, but Ukraine faces a winter shortage

Storage levels in the EU are in a strong position in advance of winter, in marked contrast to the situation in Ukraine. As temperatures start to drop, the time to fill storage sites is running out.

16 September 2015

Europe needs more gas, so should develop shale gas

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers, writes climate and energy consultant Stephen Tindale.

20 August 2015

Nord Stream and expanding Russian gas exports

Imports of Russian gas into Europe will rise. Even if transit via Ukraine comes to an end after 2019, new lines into Europe will support additional flows.

16 July 2015
Environmental Policy

Gazprom to go forth and diversify – Komlev

Gazprom Export’s Sergei Komlev talks to Global Gas Analytics about US LNG exports, Europe’s falling gas demand and the company’s plans for greater diversification into Asia and the LNG sector.

15 July 2015
Energy Security

US LNG: Asia or Europe?

Contrary to received wisdom, Europe may become a more attractive destination than Asia for US LNG exports.

20 May 2015
Foreign Affairs

Russia’s gas sector – how bad for how long?

The economic trials Russia is facing will have an impact on its gas sector. With challenges to selling more gas at home and abroad, Gazprom is likely to face a particularly difficult time.

22 January 2015
Foreign Affairs

OPAL – the politics of pipelines

Gazprom’s access to the OPAL pipeline remains limited to 50%, although a decision to release the blocked capacity could be reached in January. It could facilitate increased flows to Europe, but will it happen?

18 December 2014
Foreign Affairs

South Stream cancelled – Global Gas Analytics view

South Stream is dead, but Russia could yet carry out the project’s aims of increasing the gas supply to southeast Europe, through another planned pipeline that will use Turkey as a conduit.

2 December 2014
Energy Security

Norwegian gas – gaining further ground

The strength of Norway’s position as a gas supplier in Europe is set to grow. As production increases in the mid-term, so too could Norway’s share of the European gas market

19 November 2014

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