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
The Netherlands' Gate LNG terminal

Competition hots up in German regas race

Plans to build LNG terminals in Germany are gaining pace, with three large-scale facilities proposed.

19 October 2018
Building a Spanish pipeline

TSOs committed to STEP pipeline despite concerns

French TSO Teréga and its Spanish counterpart Enagás will forge ahead with building the interconnector even though funding may be a problem.

16 October 2018
An ice-class LNG tanker at the Yamal plant

Novatek faces shipping problem for third Yamal train

Volumes from Train 3 may not be available until next summer because of a lack of ships and transshipment facilities.

10 October 2018
The Ust-Luga seaport in Russia.

Gazprom’s Baltic LNG looking a tough sell

The lack of potential markets for Gazprom’s 10 mtpa facility suggests the major may be interested more in building its relationship with Shell and pleasing the Kremlin than seriously pursuing the project.

8 October 2018
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Azerbaijan

Eastring could get Azeri gas to CEE at competitive prices

The bidirectional pipeline could take volumes from the Southern Gas Corridor into Central and Eastern Europe at prices competitive with Russian supplies.

4 October 2018

US gas output rises 12% in July to a record high

The US produced 2.8 bcm/d in July 2018, hitting a new record high as part of an upward trend that is set to continue into 2019.

1 October 2018
Norwegian Energy Minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg. (Thomas Brun/NTB-Scanpix)

Norway commits to stable taxes and new licence rounds

Norway will remain a major gas supplier to Europe, Norwegian Energy Minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

28 September 2018
FGSZ pipeline connections between Hungary and Croatia

Hungary plays LNG card ahead of Gazprom talks

Hungary and Slovenia have launched a market assessment on a bidirectional corridor that would give access to Italy's Adriatic LNG terminal, but it may just be a way of lowering the cost of Russian supplies.

27 September 2018
A freight train departing China for Europe.

BRI could cut Russia’s share of Euro market – Umbach

China needs a stable and prosperous Middle East for the success of its Belt and Road Initiative, and for this reason it will support oil and gas export projects disliked by Moscow, Frank Umbach tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

25 September 2018
The closure of Rough presents an opportunity for new storage projects

NI plans for Rough substitute draw mixed response

The Islandmagee gas storage facility has two planned phases, but only the first – intended to serve Northern Ireland and not mainland UK – looks likely to go ahead.

13 September 2018
A flare at Shell’s Corrib field

Brexit supply cut threat boosts interest in Shannon LNG

With Brexit becoming a real threat to Ireland's gas supplies from the UK, US company New Fortress Energy has spotted an opportunity for LNG.

11 September 2018
The Netherlands' Gate LNG terminal

Momentum builds for Hamburg LNG terminal

Favourable political rhetoric and the involvement of Qatar are helping the project to move forward.

7 September 2018
OMV pipeline infrastructure

BRUA uncertainty tests Exxon and OMV’s patience

Exxon and OMV are interested in buying capacity along the diverted BRUA pipeline, but they are likely to step back if Hungary and Romania refuse to collaborate.

5 September 2018
The FPSO vessel for the Ichthys LNG project

New financial tools needed for LNG projects – EY

A physical trading point for spot LNG will spur the use of futures contracts and open up opportunities for new liquefaction projects, says Paul R. Bogenrieder.

4 September 2018
Construction of the original South Stream pipeline in Bulgaria

South Stream Lite likely to terminate in Hungary

The lack of infrastructure linking Hungary to Austria suggests Gazprom may use South Stream Lite to serve only the Balkans

31 August 2018
Romanian gas infrastructure

Romania eyes alternatives to BRUA for Black Sea gas

Romania is hedging its bets on gas exports should the BRUA pipeline not be built.

28 August 2018

Turkmen prices will see Trans-Caspian gas struggle

The price of gas from Turkmenistan shipped through the Trans-Caspian pipeline means Turkmen volumes will struggle to compete on European gas markets

22 August 2018
A gas metering station.

Moldova-Romania pipeline faces finance hurdles

Loans agreed with Moldova to fund the country’s section of its interconnector with Romania cannot be accessed now Transgaz is solely responsible for the project.

16 August 2018
A SOCAR gas processing plant in Azerbaijan

Weak Turkish lira may favour SOCAR expansion plan

SOCAR wants to reach a 20% share of Turkey’s gas market, and the country’s recent economic woes are likely to help it.

14 August 2018
Neil Morris, CEO of the Faraday Institution.

Gas has role in powering EV batteries – Faraday CEO

Neil Morris, the new head of the UK research body, says gas-fired power still has a significant role to play as the world decarbonises.

9 August 2018

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