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 city of Porto Torres on Sardinia.

Eni and Snam jeopardising Sardinia’s small-scale LNG

Plans by the companies to invest in LNG and gas infrastructure have the potential to derail the island’s small-scale LNG projects.

10 April 2018
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline.

Kiev targets new gas sources with TBP reverse flow

Ukraine’s transmission system operator has launched a plan for reverse flows along the Trans-Balkan Pipeline, but the scheme faces many difficulties.

6 April 2018

Weather will dictate timing for Groningen phase-out

Dutch Economy Minister Eric Wiebes says he wants to halt production at Groningen by 2030, but the speed of the field's decline will depend on the weather.

5 April 2018
FSRU docking at Turkey's Etki terminal

Turkey’s Botas may keep Saros FSRU on hold

The state-owned company may delay work on the planned Saros FSRU while Turkey adds new regasification and pipeline capacity

3 April 2018
The Baumgarten gas hub in Austria

Progress continues on BRUA despite concerns

The 4.4 bcm/y Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria gas pipeline is making progress, but doubts are mounting over its economic rationale.

28 March 2018

Turkey offers alternative LNG source to CE Europe

With LNG projects in southeast Europe still uncertain, regional countries may look to Turkey as an alternative.

27 March 2018
Pipelines being transported by rail.

Gazprom cannot do without Ukraine in 2020

Gazprom will not find sufficient capacity on alternative export routes to Europe before 2020, meaning it will have to sign a new deal with Naftogaz.

22 March 2018
Construction of South Stream in Bulgaria in 2013. (Gazprom)

Eni and Snam mulling ‘South Stream Lite’ investment

The Italian companies have hinted they may be open to investing in a new pipeline across the Balkans intended to be a substitute for Ukrainian transit after 2019.

20 March 2018
A wellhead in Croatia

Croatia’s INA to boost exploration and production

The state-owned company is planning to drill new wells in the country in an attempt to offset declining production from mature fields.

15 March 2018
M5S leader Luigi Di Maio addresses the press.

Italian politics casts shadow over TAP

The success of M5S in Italy’s recent elections could spell trouble for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline even if the party stops short of blocking its construction.

13 March 2018

CEE continues to add pipeline interconnectors

The construction of new interconnectors in Central and Eastern Europe continues, despite delays and the risk of under-utilisation.

9 March 2018
INA's Rijeka gas refinery in Croatia.

Croatia makes bunkering plans to boost FSRU project

LNG Croatia is planning a bunkering facility in Rijeka in the hope the potential for LNG uptake from the transport sector will help attract interest in its FSRU.

8 March 2018
A Naftogaz Ukrainy drill pad.

Ukraine’s new royalty regime proves attractive

Ukraine has started attracting new investors to its upstream sector by more than halving royalties on new wells production.

1 March 2018
Elengy’s LNG facility in Montoir-de-Bretagne.

Europe’s LNG facilities compete for Yamal cargoes

LNG terminals in Europe are looking at transshipment services for Yamal icebreakers as a new business area.

27 February 2018
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

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