Europe

Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant, Saxony, Germany. Policy & Regulation

Germany’s energy transition and its gas outlook

German gas demand has been on the rise in recent years, but mid-term growth in the market will need the support of government policies.

23 April 2018
A nuclear power plant in France Policy & Regulation

European carbon price floors and the effect on gas

Interfax hosted a seminar with Nexant on 28 March to discuss the outlook for carbon pricing in Europe. The discussion included debate on the future of coal, gas and power.

4 April 2018
Gas pipelines Supply & Demand

European imports – stiff competition for LNG

Weak European gas demand could limit the scope for growth in the region’s LNG imports – even in the long term.

23 February 2018
Wintry conditions Global Markets

Late winter cold hits Europe

Severe cold temperatures are boosting hub prices in Europe.

22 February 2018
Groningen gas field, the Netherlands Exploration & Production

Risk of further cuts to Groningen production

The Dutch regulator has proposed further cuts of up to 50% in output at the Groningen field.

1 February 2018
EU flags Global Markets

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.

30 January 2018
Eschweiler wind farm Global Markets

NBP day-ahead under pressure from weak demand

NBP prices have been hit by mild temperatures and weak gas-fired generation.

25 January 2018
A coal power station in the UK. Policy & Regulation

UK fast-track coal phase-out may create market anomalies

The UK’s new standard on CO2 emissions is tougher than that proposed by the EU and could result in market distortions.

10 January 2018
Groningen gas field, Netherlands Supply & Demand

Future of Dutch production in question

The Netherlands is facing an uncertain gas future, and a dramatic reduction in Dutch supply will have long-term implications for the country and for Europe.

21 December 2017
A gas compressor station in Baumgarten. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Forties and Baumgarten outages boost gas prices

As temperatures drop, the European gas and power market is heating up.

13 December 2017
The UK's Rough storage facility. Exploration & Production

NBP day-ahead likely to see gains

Colder temperatures across the UK in November could provide a boost to the NBP day-ahead.

2 November 2017
Gas storage in Poland Supply & Demand

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

23 October 2017
Supply & Demand

Norwegian maintenance to support NBP prices

Maintenance work at Norwegian infrastructure will support the NBP day-ahead as temperatures cool and demand rises.

30 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Europe’s import mix – slow to change

As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. However, the pace of change is likely to be slow.

17 August 2017
Global Markets

Higher Norwegian flows could dampen NBP prices

Prices at the NBP have risen over the past week but could come under pressure over the latter part of this week.

26 July 2017
Gas for Transport

Hybrids will dominate in drive to electrify vehicle fleets

As emissions standards tighten, car manufacturers are promoting both hybrids and electric vehicles. This may slow the switch away from traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

NBP sees renewed price support

Prices at the UK hub have seen supply-side support as a result of further production outages in Norway.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

Unexpected outage to provide some support to the NBP

Technical problems at Norway’s Kollsnes plant will help support UK prices, but not for long.

12 July 2017
Global Markets

Low flows from Norway support UK prices

Problems with the SEGAL pipeline system are affecting flows from Norway, providing a floor for prices at the NBP.

5 July 2017
Global Markets

Unexpected supply tightness pushes up prices in the UK

An unexpected outage at the SEGAL pipeline has hit exports from Norway, pushing up the NBP price.

28 June 2017

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