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 hydrogen-powered vehicle. The new process produces hydrogen pure enough to use directly in a hydrogen fuel cell. (Toyota)

Researchers see the light on hydrogen fuel

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technology to produce pure hydrogen fuel from biomass using sunlight instead of heat. Interfax Natural Gas Daily finds out more.

27 March 2017
Solar panels on a rooftop in Berlin, Germany. (Berliner Energieagentur)

Utilities must face new world of smart cities

As urban populations expand and technology steps in to make cities sustainable, the way we produce, distribute and consume energy will change radically.

24 March 2017
The Adriatic LNG terminal. Italy’s other two regasification facilities were largely idle last year. (Adriatic LNG)

New Italian LNG terminal in the offing

Italy is refining its new energy strategy and is expected to call for an expansion of the country’s regasification capacity.

21 March 2017
Snam is considering investing in Italian storage. (Snam)

Snam plans European access to Italian storage

Snam CEO Marco Alverà says Italy is ready to provide its storage capacity to the rest of Europe and that his company is keen to invest in facilities.

17 March 2017
The Langage power station. Renewables are making CCGTs less popular in the UK. (Centrica)

UK capacity market in urgent need of reform

The UK’s capacity auction mechanism is putting the country at risk of having a capacity gap in 2025. CCGT seems the best solution to the problem.

14 March 2017
Artist’s impression of the proposed LNG and storage site in Ravenna, Italy. (PIR Group)

Edison to boost Italian small-scale LNG position

Italy’s Edison aims to cover 25% of the country’s LNG market by 2030 through the construction of coastal storage and bunkering facilities.

7 March 2017

Eni CEO Descalzi outlines plans for Africa

Eni Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi outlines Eni’s biggest projects in Africa, from Mozambique’s Coral FLNG to Egypt’s Zohr gas field.

3 March 2017
Algeria is keen to develop its offshore resources, but IOCs may find onshore reserves more attractive. (Anadarko)

Algeria attempts offshore exploration revival

Eni, ExxonMobil and others have been approached by Sonatrach in an attempt to develop Algeria’s largely unexplored offshore sector.

3 March 2017
HGV refuelling in Italy. By 2023 France could have 25,000 heavy-duty vehicles running on gas. (Blue Corridors)

France prepares for NGV sector boom

Three of France’s four LNG terminals are planning to develop bunkering facilities, and several companies have plans to build LNG and CNG filling stations across the country.

2 March 2017
Gas for Eni’s plans for liquefaction in Sicily will be sourced from the GreenStream pipeline. (Eni)

Southern Italy's LNG demand still unanswered

Southern Italy needs more LNG for transport, but major Italian players are delaying the construction of new infrastructure, such as Eni’s LNG hub in Gela.

27 February 2017
The economic committee of the House of Lords criticised the UK government for excessive intervention in the energy market. (UK House of Lords, Flickr)

UK needs competitive energy market – Lord Hollick

The economic committee of the House of Lords criticised the UK government for excessive intervention in the energy market, and has asked for free auctions.

24 February 2017
GE’s new Asia Pacific Monitoring & Diagnostics Center in Malaysia monitors more than 70 power plants. (GE)

New technology pays dividends for industry

Oil and gas companies are quantifying the economic benefits of pioneering the use of new technologies.

24 February 2017
An Italian gas processing plant. Newcomer Saffron Energy sees great potential in the country. (Eni)

Saffron Energy sees easy access to Italian market

Saffron Energy is a new company created to develop three gas fields in northern Italy. Its CEO explains the advantages of producing in the country.

21 February 2017

French power output falls as gas share grows

Despite an increase in power generation from gas last year, France's total power production dipped by 2.8%.

17 February 2017
The ships Laggan and Tormore. Total is looking to develop its downstream business. (Total)

Total gets to work on downstream market for LNG

Total hopes to increase global LNG demand by looking further downstream, especially in the transport sector.

14 February 2017
A gas-powered HGV. Snam aims to increase the number of NGVs on Italian roads. (Iveco)

Italy aims to triple CNG use for transport in 10 years

Snam plans to double the number of CNG filling stations in Italy over the next decade and triple the country’s NGV fleet.

13 February 2017

Total reports positive results in Q4 after difficult year

Total registered an adjusted net income – the company’s preferred profit measurement – of $2.4 billion in Q4 2016, 16% up from a year earlier.

10 February 2017
Terje Søviknes, Norway’s new minister of petroleum and energy. (Norwegian energy ministry)

New Norwegian minister promises fiscal stability

Norway’s new energy minister is planning to go all out in awarding new licences and is optimistic about his country’s oil and gas sector.

9 February 2017

BP lays its foundations for growth

BP registered a rise in profits in Q4 2016, with the CEO saying the company had laid the foundations to be back to growth.

7 February 2017
Shell-operated Northwest Seaeagle LNG carrier. The company is shifting its focus to gas. (Shell)

Shell to consolidate LNG assets in 2017

Financial analysts have praised the cash flow results announced by Shell last week and are expecting 2017 to be a ‘delivery year’.

6 February 2017

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