EU policy & regulation editor
Andreas Walstad has a wide knowledge of the European energy industry. As the London Bureau Chief at Montel he wrote and edited market commentaries and analytical features across the commodity sector, including gas, oil, coal, power and the carbon markets. This added to the experience he gained covering the European energy markets as an Associate Editor at Platts. Andreas specialises in the UK and northwest European gas markets.
The TSOs of the nine countries Europe's Southern Corridor Region expect a moderate increase in gas demand as gas-for-power takes hold.
20 September 2017
Europe must overcome a number of obstacles to reach its climate targets for 2030 and 2050, according to the EU’s budgetary control watchdog.
19 September 2017
Progress is being made towards reforming the EU Emissions Trading System, but Brexit poses a risk to future trust in the scheme.
15 September 2017
New rules obliging EU countries to share gas in emergency situations will apply from this winter following a vote in the European Parliament.
13 September 2017
Gazprom plans to up flows via Ukraine in response to maintenance on Nord Stream, but Naftogaz says significant order fluctuations are not covered by the contract between the companies.
13 September 2017
German power prices have been beating expectations in recent weeks, but this spike is not expected to last.
11 September 2017
The prospect of an early agreement on ETS reform following statements by Germany and France caused allowance prices to climb this week.
8 September 2017
A new energy outlook by Norway’s DNV GL is bullish on future gas demand growth, but the report looks relatively cautious next to other industry forecasts.
5 September 2017
The gas industry is holding its breath ahead of the European Commission’s review of sustainable finance in energy.
31 August 2017
Shipowners installing scrubbers to comply with stricter sulphur limits will restrict the need to switch to LNG-fuelled ships, according to IHS Markit.
29 August 2017
Poland is reducing subsidies for existing wind farm operators, threatening the country’s renewables growth potential.
24 August 2017
Gas-for-power demand in southern Europe is expected to increase over the coming years as coal is displaced from the power mix.
23 August 2017
Stricter EU limits on airborne pollutants mean many of Europe’s coal-fired power plants face an uncertain future.
21 August 2017
Whichever party takes office in Berlin in the autumn will face pressing challenges to overcome security of supply concerns in the wake of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.
16 August 2017
Europe’s TSOs are holding back too much capacity at electricity interconnection points, critics say.
14 August 2017
Lower hydro levels across much of Europe have triggered an increase in the demand for gas for power generation.
10 August 2017
The availability of installed conventional power capacity in Italy has dropped by around 27% over the last five years.
9 August 2017
A new law that could enforce stricter US sanctions against Russia has unsettled Brussels, which sees it as a threat to European energy security.
4 August 2017
Only 25 bcm of UGS capacity is under construction worldwide, down from 36 bcm last year and continuing a downward trend.
26 July 2017
Gazprom can ramp up exports on the OPAL pipeline until at least 2019, according to an interim ruling by the European Court of Justice.
24 July 2017