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 Linkiesta.it for three years.

silvia.favasuli@interfax.co.uk +44 (0)20 3004 6218
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
A protest against fracking in the UK

UK shale players welcome state help, but clock is ticking

The UK shale industry needs to prove it can produce sufficient resources cheaply and quickly if it wants to secure financing from the majors.

7 August 2018
The first Serbian section of the abandoned South Stream pipeline.

Gazprom enlists Saipem for Serbian pipeline project

The deal suggests Gazprom is moving ahead with its plan to connect the second leg of Turkish Stream to Western European markets.

27 July 2018
A gas-powered HGV.

Snam’s DESFA buyout is positive for Greek NGV sector

The gas-for-transport sector has good prospects in Greece, and Italy’s Snam looks set to lead its development.

26 July 2018
A pipe-laying vessel at work.

Serbia storage talks point to South Stream Lite plans

Gazprom’s intention to expand a gas storage facility in Serbia suggests it sees the country as part of one of its future main export routes to Europe.

24 July 2018
A platform off Romania.

Romania’s new offshore law threatens Black Sea projects

Provisions for a profit windfall tax in the proposed legislation have prompted IOCs to threaten to leave the country.

19 July 2018
Shale drilling in Pennsylvania

Lack of FIDs leading to falling gas investment – IEA

A decline in the number of FIDs taken for LNG and gas-to-power projects is expected to lead to a fall in investment over the next few years.

17 July 2018

LNG bunkering fleet growing globally

As the new global sulphur limit of 0.5% approaches, new vessels able to carry out ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations are appearing, mostly in Europe and Asia.

12 July 2018
A platform in Azerbaijan’s Caspian Shah Deniz project

Trans-Caspian pipeline still facing significant hurdles

Russian agreement on the legal status of the Caspian has reinvigorated plans for the pipeline, but it is still unlikely to be built.

10 July 2018
A Petronas regasification terminal

Petronas transshipment holds lessons for European LNG

A recent ship-to-ship break-bulk LNG transfer in Malaysia could boost the fuel’s prospects in the European maritime sector.

5 July 2018
Krk in Croatia

Italy-Croatia interconnector jeopardising Krk LNG

Eni and INA are studying the feasibility of a gas pipeline that would allow two-way flows of gas between Italy and Croatia.

3 July 2018
Carrier approaching Italy’s Panigaglia LNG terminal

Snam plans to boost Italy’s small-scale LNG sector

Italy’s TSO is planning to build four small-scale liquefaction plants in an attempt to lower the cost of LNG for transport in the country.

28 June 2018

China to become largest importer of gas in 2019 – IEA

Gas consumption will grow by 10% between 2018 and 2023, according to the IEA Gas 2018 report.

26 June 2018
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

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