Silvia Favasuli

Western Europe reporter

Silvia Favasuli joined Interfax in December 2016 as reporter for Western Europe. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Milan and previously worked for the Italian news site for three years. +44 (0)20 3004 6218
Romanian gas pipelines

Romania prepares for greater cross-border flows

Romania’s TSO plans to connect its gas network to all of the country’s neighbours in response to requests from the European Commission.

21 June 2018
Computer monitors at a London trading company

Energy companies face increased risk of cyberattacks

Companies and governments need to take the risk of cyberattacks seriously and put security measures in place, experts say.

19 June 2018
Exploration in Romania’s section of the Black Sea

Romania and Bulgaria prepare for BRUA-TAP link

A connection between the two pipeline projects would give Black Sea producers an alternative route to liquid hubs in Europe.

15 June 2018
An HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera, Italy

New German subsidies to boost gas for transport

Germany’s transport ministry has introduced a subsidy scheme for CNG and LNG heavy-duty vehicles that is expected to increase the uptake of gas as a vehicle fuel.

12 June 2018
Gazprom’s Dutch subsidiaries include Turkish Stream’s project company

Naftogaz ups the ante in Gazprom arbitration saga

Naftogaz Ukrainy has been given permission by a Dutch court to freeze Gazprom assets in the Netherlands, but its next steps remain in question.

8 June 2018

Baltic Sea adds more small-scale LNG facilities

Three new terminals are under construction and a new bunkering vessel is expected by the end of the year.

6 June 2018
The Brigg gas-fired power plant in the UK

SSE gambles on UK gas-to-power

SSE’s decision to build a gas-fired power plant without subsidies may indicate more such plants will be needed once the UK phases out coal, but significant risks remain.

4 June 2018
the Klaipeda FSRU

Lithuania’s FSRU limiting small-scale LNG in the Baltic

Lithuania’s LNG terminal is holding back the potential for commercially operated facilities in the Baltic, industry players say.

31 May 2018
Pipe-laying work on Turkish Stream 1

Gazprom considers extending TS2 to Bulgaria

Gazprom may connect Turkish Stream 2 to Bulgaria and on to Baumgarten. Doing so would mean submitting to EU rules but could offer an export route for Black Sea gas.

24 May 2018

Turkey on track to meet storage capacity goal

Turkey's government wants the country to have a gas storage capacity equal to 20% of its gas consumption by 2023.

24 May 2018
An LNG cargo arriving at Grain LNG

Grain LNG thinks small to support terminal expansion

Grain LNG is building a small-scale facility for bunkering in an attempt to increase LNG demand and support its expansion plans.

17 May 2018
Krk in Croatia

Croatian FSRU faces further delays after downsizing

The Krk project may take up to 10 more months to be completed, pushing the commissioning date from January 2020 back to October 2020, sources say.

17 May 2018
An LNG tanker at the Gate terminal

Europe likely to miss out on second wave of LNG

Europe may struggle to tap new LNG flows scheduled to come onstream after 2022, experts say.

16 May 2018
A gas compressor station in Ukraine.

Ukrtransgaz unbundling delay gives Naftogaz options

Naftogaz will have to wait until its transit contracts with Gazprom expire in 2019 before it can unbundle its TSO, but the Ukrainian company may feel this works in its favour.

10 May 2018

Ukraine failing to make progress on gas independence

Ukraine wants to reach gas independence by 2020, but domestic production is not increasing and consumption has grown.

9 May 2018
Olive trees moved to a temporary nursery during TAP’s construction

Italy’s M5S takes action against Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

Three senior members of the Five Star Movement have lodged a complaint against TAP with the local public prosecutor, triggering the seizure of part of the pipeline's construction site.

3 May 2018
Interfax and Norton Rose’s blockchain event in London on Tuesday

Blockchain developers strive to crack oil and gas sector

The technology must overcome three critical issues to realise its potential in the oil and gas sector, delegates heard at a briefing hosted by Interfax and Norton Rose Fulbright.

2 May 2018
Gas infrastructure in Ukraine. The price of the fuel is a problem for gas-fired power

Ukraine sees a future for gas reciprocating units

Ukrenergo is calling for the construction of 2 GW of gas-fired reciprocating units by 2025 to back up Ukraine’s renewable plants.

1 May 2018
The city of Porto Torres on Sardinia.

Eni and Snam jeopardising Sardinia’s small-scale LNG

Plans by the companies to invest in LNG and gas infrastructure have the potential to derail the island’s small-scale LNG projects.

10 April 2018
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline.

Kiev targets new gas sources with TBP reverse flow

Ukraine’s transmission system operator has launched a plan for reverse flows along the Trans-Balkan Pipeline, but the scheme faces many difficulties.

6 April 2018

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