Christian Ernhede

Europe specialist
European Commission President-elect Ursula con der Leyen

EU steps up efforts to revamp energy tax directive

An overhaul of the EU’s Energy Taxation Directive could bring benefits for gas and hydrogen in road and maritime transport, but getting member states to sign up for radical changes to the directive will not come easy.

2 days ago Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
LNG bunkering in Zeebrugge

Qatar boosts position in Europe’s LNG market with Zeebrugge booking

Qatar Petroleum has further strengthened its already significant market share in Northwest Europe by booking all the available capacity at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal.

13 September 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
Kadri Simson

EU gives top energy job to Estonian amid supply security drive

The appointment of Kadri Simson to the post of energy commissioner shows that energy security and supply diversification will remain high on the EU’s political agenda.

10 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A wind farm in Germany.

Germany’s onshore wind decline opens door for gas

The declining rate of expansion in German wind farms seen in H1 may signal opportunities for gas to expand its share of the energy mix.

4 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation

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