Annemarie Botzki

Western Europe editor

After completing a Masters degree in Politics and Government in the European Union from the London School of Economics, Annemarie has worked as a freelance journalist covering EU energy, foreign and security policy. Whilst completing an undergraduate degree in Social Science from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, she worked in the German Parliament and the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Inside view of a storage tank at an LNG terminal.

Spain boosts LNG imports to cover power demand

Low reservoir levels have cut Spain’s hydropower output, forcing it to import more LNG. And the extra demand could persist if the winter is cold.

20 October 2017
Pipe-stringing for TAP in Greece in September 2016.

Italian court rejects TAP challenge

Italy's Constitutional Court has rejected Puglia's claims against the construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, but opposition remains.

11 October 2017
Tesla model X

EVs need gas-powered range extenders – engineer

CNG-powered range extenders could be a perfect fit for electric vehicles, which are still hindered by weak battery performance, an engineer developing the technology says.

4 October 2017
A photo of Germany’s Reichstag in Berlin.

Germany puts energy debate on hold

German parties are split over their future energy plans but seem to be avoiding discussing it until after the election.

22 September 2017
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg expresses elation at winning the country's election

Norwegian election gives boost to gas producers

The results of Norway’s parliamentary elections provide a signal of stability to exploration companies in the region.

14 September 2017
Construction of the  Swinoujscie-Szczecin pipeline

Poland-Lithuania interconnector pushed back to 2021

The delayed startup to the planned GIPL pipeline gives Poland the chance to prepare for the entry of Lithuanian gas to its market.

7 September 2017

Balticconnector to open up Finnish gas market

Finland is preparing its gas market for more competition as the Balticconnector pipeline project advances.

1 September 2017

Competition rising between Europe’s storage operators

Oversupply in the gas storage market has caused prices to fall, increasing competition between European storage sites.

24 August 2017

Gas market upswing good news for Greek hub plans

Strong investor interest in its grid operator and rising demand are favourable signs for Greece's ambition of becoming a regional gas hub.

16 August 2017

Germany lacks strategy for heating sector transition

Berlin is dragging its feet in planning the decarbonisation of Germany’s heating sector, putting the country’s climate targets at risk.

11 August 2017

Range extenders offer chance for gas in transport

CNG-powered range extenders could offer gas a slice in the future of the transport sector.

2 August 2017

Shorter BRUA may hit supply diversity/Black Sea gas

Hungary’s proposal to stop the BRUA pipeline from extending into Austria could keep it from helping with supply diversity in the region.

31 July 2017

French energy policy offers chance for gas

Plans to phase out coal and nuclear in France’s power supply could offer gas a chance to gain market share.

19 July 2017

G20 nations offer gas a boost in Hamburg

Heads of state at the G20 summit in Germany have said gas is essential in the transition to renewable energy.

10 July 2017

Pressure on for companies to report climate risks

Companies are facing increasing pressure to disclose how climate change will impact them in the future.

7 July 2017

Gazprom appeals against interim Ukraine decision

Gazprom is appealing against a decision by the Stockholm arbitration court in its dispute with Naftogaz Ukrainy.

3 July 2017

Norwegian Arctic exploration faces challenges

Norway is getting ready for the 24th licensing round on its continental shelf, but an ongoing environmental dispute could cause complications.

28 June 2017

IMO to debate climate deal for shipping

The International Maritime Organization will begin discussions this week on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry.

21 June 2017

Floating renewables becoming commercially viable

Floating wind and solar projects are reaching commercial scale worldwide with the launch of facilities in Europe, India and elsewhere.

14 June 2017

Trump deregulation could put pipeline safety at risk

The proposed bonfire of red tape in Washington could cause serious safety problems where gas pipelines are concerned, experts say.

8 June 2017

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