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The Sudzha gas metering station on the Russian-Ukrainian border Market Legislation

Ukraine must be open on transit fees – EastWest fellow

Negotiations on the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine have stalled, but greater transparency may unlock the situation, says Danila Bochkarev.

13 November 2018
A tanker at Poland's LNG terminal Energy Security

Poland secures US LNG in quest for diversification

Poland’s third long-term LNG agreement with the US speaks volumes about both politics and energy security.

12 November 2018
A biogas plant in the UK Environmental Policy

Green gas players await EU policy signals

Brussels is openly supporting renewable gases, but it is questionable whether it will be able to push through policies to boost the nascent industry.

9 November 2018
Competition Law

Brussels OKs national support for IGB pipeline

The European Commission has approved state funding for the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria pipeline.

8 November 2018
A section of pipeline to Świnoujście in Poland Investment & Finance

Central Europe’s gas hubs challenged despite progress

EU cash has helped gas projects get off the ground in Central Europe, but more collaboration is needed to increase interconnectivity and trade in the region.

6 November 2018
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Brussels  last week. Environmental Policy

EU carbon prices slide further on Brexit fears

Prices for carbon allowances have tumbled further as a result of Brexit risks and weak economic data from the eurozone.

1 November 2018
Environmental Policy

Gas and coal lose EU power market share in Q2

Power produced from gas and coal fell on an annual basis in Q2 2018, while renewable energy increased its share of the mix.

31 October 2018
Competition Law

Brussels OKs Snam joint venture in Sardinia

The European Commission has approved a proposed JV between Italy's Snam and Società Gasdotti Italia to build and operate a gas pipeline in Sardinia

30 October 2018
The headquarters building of the EIB. Investment & Finance

Gas industry can bank on EIB loans in the future

The European Investment Bank will continue to lend to gas infrastructure projects even though it is increasing its financing for renewables.

29 October 2018
The Staudinger coal power plant near Frankfurt, Germany Environmental Policy

Gas must capitalise on Europe’s climate movement

Mounting public and political pressure to curb CO2 and other emissions in Europe brings both challenges and opportunities for the gas sector.

26 October 2018
Drax power station in the UK. Environmental Policy

EU funds may boost CCS, but more is needed

The European Court of Auditors has concluded that more funding is needed to get carbon-capture technologies off the ground, but cash alone will not do the job.

25 October 2018
Energy Security

EC approves Luxembourg’s biogas support scheme

European Commission has cleared a six-year extension to Luxembourg’s support scheme for the production of biogas.

24 October 2018
TAP AG is waiting for approval from PM Giuseppe Conte’s government Environmental Policy

Rome’s silence spells trouble for TAP

Construction on the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline was due to restart on 1 October but has yet to do so, with the developer waiting for approval from Rome that may not be forthcoming.

24 October 2018
Energy Security

EU gas imports from Russia increase in Q2

Europe imported more gas from Russia in Q2 2018 on an annual basis, despite lower consumption overall.

24 October 2018
A UK biogas plant. Environmental Policy

Watson’s move to Eurogas signals boost for clean gas

The selection of the chief executive of SolarPower Europe as the new head of Eurogas could help accelerate investment in renewable gas projects.

22 October 2018
Energy Security

EU gas consumption falls 8% in Q2

The EU’s gas consumption fell by 8% year on year in Q2 2018, the European Commission has said

19 October 2018
UK PM Theresa May arriving for a summit in Brussels. Energy Security

EU gas sector calls for safeguards under no-deal Brexit

Europe’s energy industry is calling on Brexit negotiators to urgently safeguard common interests in gas and power markets before the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

18 October 2018
Green MEP Bas Eickhout Environmental Policy

NGV sector awaits key vote in EU parliament

A vote in the European Parliament’s environment committee on Thursday may help accelerate the use of gas in long-haul road transport.

15 October 2018
Electric vehicles are set to gain from stricter CO2 limits Environmental Policy

EU nations water down CO2 limits for cars

EU nations have scaled down their ambitions on CO2 limits for cars and vans, but the electrification of the road transport sector looks set to continue.

10 October 2018
Energy Security

EU gas import dependence up 10% in 2017

EU demand for gas imported from outside the union grew by 10% in 2017, ACER said in its annual gas market report.

10 October 2018

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