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.

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A Smatrics electric vehicle charging station in Austria.

BP dials up electric vehicle growth forecast

The latest edition of BP’s Energy Outlook paints a rosy picture for the future of EVs.

21 February 2018
TAP pipes loaded on trucks in Albania, April 2016.

TAP to open up new Balkan gas markets

Albania is preparing for the boost TAP will provide to its gas market by 2020, and Montenegro and Kosovo are expected to follow suit.

20 February 2018
Gas-fired power plant in Germany

German coal phase-out brings gas back into frame

Germany is sticking to its plan to end coal-fired generation in a move that bodes well for gas-fired plant operators.

15 February 2018
The Polskie LNG terminal in Poland.

Hungary makes preparations for LNG imports

The Poland-Slovakia interconnector will give Hungary direct access to an LNG terminal in 2021, while a planned FSRU in Croatia could do so even sooner.

14 February 2018
An HGV being filled with LNG

RWE explores ways to boost LNG-for-transport demand

The German company is entering the LNG-for-transport sector with a small-scale facility on the River Rhine.

12 February 2018
LNG tanker at Gate LNG terminal

German LNG terminal plans draw mixed response

Companies have responded warmly to the prospect of booking capacity at Germany’s proposed LNG terminal, according to one of the project sponsors, but industry-watchers are sceptical.

7 February 2018
The gas compressor station in Baumgarten.

Gazprom hints at plans to pipe TS2 gas via Austria

Gazprom is looking at options for importing gas to Europe via a second line of Turkish Stream, with Baumgarten among the possible delivery points.

31 January 2018
Construction of the Świnoujście LNG terminal

Poland commits to expanding Świnoujście LNG

Polskie LNG has taken FID on the Świnoujście terminal expansion, which will add an extra 2.5 bcm/y of regasification capacity plus additional services.

30 January 2018
The Independence FSRU in Lithuania.

Croatia’s FSRU enters critical phase

Croatia LNG needs to take FID on its FSRU this April, but interest from traders in booking capacity may not be enough to raise the required finance.

26 January 2018
Pipeline sections at Poland's LNG terminal

Construction delayed on Poland-Ukraine interconnector

The hold-up in building the new pipeline is frustrating PGNiG’s ambitions to export more of its gas.

22 January 2018
Italian pipeline sections

TAP belts up for bumpy ride in 2018

Political protests and forthcoming elections in Italy risk delaying construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.

16 January 2018
NAM pipelines in the Netherlands.

Dutch government mulls further cuts at Groningen

NAM suggested on Wednesday that it could further cut production at the Groningen gas field after a strong earthquake hit the area.

11 January 2018
The Polish LNG terminal during construction.

PGNiG intensifies efforts to increase gas production

The company aims to reduce Poland’s dependence on Russian imports by increasing gas production in Norway and boosting its presence in the LNG market.

11 January 2018
HGV refuelling with gas

Italy shifts gas-for-transport focus to biomethane

Italy has set an incentive mechanism for liquefied biomethane that will further boost gas in the road transport sector.

9 January 2018
A Gasum gas filling station in Finland.

Gasum eyes role in Scandinavian LNG for transport

With the number of LNG-fuelled heavy trucks in the Scandinavian Peninsula increasing, Gasum is planning to invest in the sector.

4 January 2018
A Nexen North Sea platform

Simulator to cut North Sea decommissioning costs

Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University has launched the world’s first decommissioning simulator. Professor Paul de Leeuw explains how it will help companies.

2 January 2018
Pipe stringing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Greece.

Europe losing the battle against Russian dependence

Despite the EU’s efforts to diversify its sources of supplies, 2017 saw Russia increase its share of Europe’s gas import mix.

22 December 2017
A biogas fermentation tank.

Waning government support puts UK biogas on hold

Low subsidies mean 391 biogas and biomethane projects are on hold in the UK, and pressure is mounting on the government to reform regulations to tackle the problem.

19 December 2017
The Satu FLNG vessel.

First non-OECD FLNG vessels will have domino effect

More and more countries will jump on the FLNG bandwagon when new projects start up next year, experts from law firm Bracewell say.

14 December 2017
German NGV filling station

New German scheme may boost gas in transport – Iveco

The new measure will mean gas will be more competitive than petrol or diesel as a transport fuel in Germany.

12 December 2017

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