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Silvia Favasuli

CEE pipeline construction continues amid delays

The construction of pipelines for diversifying supplies in Central and Eastern Europe is continuing while Gazprom carries out its South Stream Lite project.

20 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Shipping in Ukraine's section of the Black Sea.

Kiev attracts foreign investors with PSA tenders

Ukraine has started to attract international oil and gas players to its territory with its most recent auctions.

18 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
Welding on the Serbian section of South Stream

Bosnia to be next battleground for CEE energy

Serbia is planning to extend the TurkStream pipeline across the north of Bosnia & Herzegovina, but Croatia is also building an interconnector in the south of the country.

13 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Moldovan President Igor Dodon.

Interconnector delay weakens Moldova's hand

The Romania-Moldova Interconnector will not be ready until at least August 2020, six months after the expiry date of Moldovagaz’s supply contract with Gazprom.

11 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Greece's Revithoussa LNG terminal.

Bulgaria diversifies imports ahead of exchange launch

Bulgaria is collaborating with Greece and Turkey to provide easy access to their LNG terminals in advance of launching a new trading bourse.

5 June 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
Krk island

Croatia’s Krk FSRU on track for completion in 2021

The developer began building the infrastructure for the project in April without making a public announcement, in the hope of avoiding environmental protests.

4 June 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
The Petromar Central platform in Romania's Black Sea.

BRUA open season extended until October

FGSZ and Transgaz have delayed the deadline for booking capacity on their sections of the BRUA pipeline, suggesting FIDs on Black Sea gas projects are unlikely anytime soon

31 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
Work on the TAP pipeline in Albania

TAP to test pipeline expansion interest in July

The developer of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline will test the market interest for a possible expansion of its capacity of up to 10 bcm/y from 1 July.

30 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Construction work on the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

IGB pipeline delayed to March 2021

Issues with the procurement phase have delayed the start of construction until at least September, meaning the pipeline will not be ready until March 2021 at the earliest.

24 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera in Italy

Italian incentives boost biogas uptake

Italy has the potential to produce about 3 bcm/y of biomethane in 2030 and 35 bcm/y in 2050, meaning less natural gas will be needed to meet demand.

23 May 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
The Jade Weser deepwater container port in Wilhelmshaven. (PA)

Wilhelmshaven LNG terminal to move onshore if demand high enough – Uniper

Uniper will replace its planned Wilhelmshaven FSRU with an onshore terminal at a second stage if there is enough demand from the market.

17 May 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
Offshore construction work on Nord Stream 2.

Europe prepares for no deal on Ukraine transit

An agreement between Ukraine and Gazprom on gas transit is not likely to be signed before December 2019, causing price spikes and potential disruptions in Europe.

16 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
The Arctic Princess delivers the commissioning cargo for Grain LNG's Phase 3

Grain LNG benefits from price drop

The UK terminal’s operator hopes the high level of imports seen after the recent fall in LNG prices will increase interest in the extra capacity it plans to make available from 2025.

14 May 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
An artist's impression of the FSRU at Wilhelmshaven

New deal for German LNG sparks project expansion

The developers of the Brunsbuttel LNG terminal have signed a third long-term capacity booking, which will enable them to expand the facility's capacity to 8 bcm/y

10 May 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG

Azeri offshore in need of European price rise

IOCs involved in E&P projects offshore Azerbaijan are launching exploratory drilling programmes in their blocks, but are likely to wait for European gas prices to rise before taking FIDs on export projects.

9 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
A Nafta-owned gas facility in Slovakia.

Hungary's BRUA diversion teeters on the brink

The third phase of an open season on the Hungary-Slovakia-Austria corridor failed last week, suggesting Hungary’s plan to divert the BRUA project into Slovakia is unlikely to succeed.

30 April 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Welding the Serbian section of the now-cancelled South Stream pipeline

Serbia far from starting TurkStream extension work

Construction of Serbia’s section of South Stream Lite will not start before the end of the year, despite Belgrade’s claims they are imminent

25 April 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Greece's Revithoussa LNG terminal.

Greek Alexandroupolis FSRU facing more delays

Gastrade has pushed back the completion date of the project by a further six months, but the suspension of DEPA’s privatisation process suggests a longer delay is likely.

18 April 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

Pressure mounts on Hungary to restore original BRUA route

Budapest seems to have failed in its attempt to change the route of the pipeline, and it has also made a U-turn on investing in the Krk LNG terminal.

11 April 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
A gas-fired power station in Italy

Italy plans gas investment to switch from coal

Enel and Edison, Italy’s two major utilities, are looking at installing new gas-fired generation capacity to replace the country’s coal-based power plants after 2025

11 April 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power

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