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Anna Gumbau

Europe specialist

Anna Gumbau joined Interfax in July 2019 after graduating from the College of Europe, where she specialised in EU energy policy and Eastern European politics and history. Prior to that, she was a research assistant on the geopolitics of energy at the ESADE Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics. She has freelanced for media outlets such as Deutsche Welle, EUobserver and TRT World, among others.

Mostar Bridge in Mostar.

Bosnia-Croatia pipeline moves forward amid controversy

The project has received EU backing for a feasibility study but faces many hurdles, including competition from a scheme intended to link Bosnia to Serbia and the TurkStream pipeline.

4 hours ago Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
A Polish coal-fired power station

Poland eyes nuclear and renewables to shift away from coal

Poland has set out ambitious plans for investments in nuclear and renewables that could potentially limit the scope for gas to replace coal in its power sector.

Yesterday Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation

Nordic nations see modest increase in green gases

Production of renewable gases in Sweden and Denmark has ramped up in recent years, but the fuel still has a long way to go to fulfil its potential.

4 days ago Europe & Russia / Alternative Fuels
Lithuania's Independence FSRU

Lithuania boosts exports to neighbours amid low spot LNG prices

The country's Klaipeda LNG terminal has strengthened its position as a regional gas hub after record-high regasification volumes in June.

12 July 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
Gas pipeline construction in Spain

Spanish utilities face revenue cuts

Spain’s competition regulator has proposed cuts to the fixed revenues for electricity and gas distributors. Major utilities fear these cuts could scare away investors.

11 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A coal mine in Serbia

No end in sight for Western Balkan coal subsidies

Coal subsidies remain plentiful in the region and are blocking a faster switch to gas and renewables.

9 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation

Russian gas volumes via Ukraine up 20% in Q1

Russia exported around 16 bcm of gas to the EU via the Ukrainian route in the first quarter of this year, making it the main supply corridor for Russia-EU flows.

8 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
Shale gas production in Pennsylvania

Pipeline extensions boost gas-to-power demand in northeastern US

Pipeline projects in the northeastern US have increased the availability of gas in the region, lowering prices and seeing the fuel take market share from heating oil.

4 July 2019 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power

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