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Gazprom’s Dutch subsidiaries include Turkish Stream’s project company Investment & Finance

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
A Romanian gas power plant. Energy Security

Romania’s coal sector faces heat as gas eyes chance

EU environmental legislation has put Romania’s coal sector under pressure, potentially paving the way for greater gas use in power generation.

7 June 2018
Market Legislation

South Stream subsidiary among Gazprom companies ordered to be seized

A Gazprom subsidiary in charge of building the Turkish Stream pipeline is among seven Gazprom subsidiaries due to be seized after a Dutch court on Tuesday.

6 June 2018
Cecilia Malmström, EU trade commissioner Market Legislation

Energy industry holds breath as US imposes steel tariffs

The energy industry is concerned that US tariffs on European steel and aluminium could push up costs and reduce energy demand.

4 June 2018
Alexei Miller and Maros Sefcovic Foreign Affairs

Ukrainian transit deal looks more uncertain than ever

The European Commission has a mammoth task in brokering a deal between Moscow and Kiev on Ukrainian transit beyond 2019.

1 June 2018
Competition Law

Gazprom must alter supply contracts to comply with EU probe – Yanovsky

The settlement of the European Commission’s antitrust investigation against Gazprom will require the Russian gas giant to alter a number of its gas supply contracts

30 May 2018
Polish gas storage facilities Market Legislation

Poland unimpressed by Gazprom’s antitrust pledges

Poland has yet to announce a formal position on the Gazprom antitrust case, but initial reactions suggest Warsaw does not believe the reforms go far enough.

25 May 2018
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager Market Legislation

EU-Gazprom settlement heralds new dawn for CEE gas

Gazprom and Brussels have reached a settlement in the long-standing antitrust investigation against the Russian monopoly.

24 May 2018
Pipe-laying work on Turkish Stream 1 Competition Law

Gazprom considers extending TS2 to Bulgaria

Gazprom may connect Turkish Stream 2 to Bulgaria and on to Baumgarten. Doing so would mean submitting to EU rules but could offer an export route for Black Sea gas.

24 May 2018
Foreign Affairs

TS2 can be extended to Bulgaria only with EU guarantees – Novak

Russia needs a guarantee from Brussels that a potential extension of the proposed Turkish Stream 2 pipeline into Bulgarian territory will comply with EU regulations

23 May 2018
Environmental Policy

EU carbon prices continue bull run

Prices for EU carbon allowances under the European Emissions Trading System hit €16 per ton on Tuesday.

23 May 2018
Energy Security

EC urges talks on Ukrainian transit beyond 2019

The European Commission has invited Ukraine and Russia to begin trilateral talks on gas.

23 May 2018
Foreign Affairs

Conference on Ukraine gas transit to be held in Brussels on 25 May

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman will take part in a conference on the country’s gas transport system in Brussels on 25 May

22 May 2018
Commissioners Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete and Violeta Bulc Environmental Policy

EC proposal for trucks brings opportunities for gas

The European Commission’s plan for reducing CO2 emissions from the transport sector could offer gas an opportunity in heavy-duty trucking.

21 May 2018
Environmental Policy

EU proposes CO2 emission limits for large trucks

The European Commission has released its first-ever proposal for carbon dioxide emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles such as large trucks

17 May 2018
Krk in Croatia Energy Security

Croatian FSRU faces further delays after downsizing

The Krk project may take up to 10 more months to be completed, pushing the commissioning date from January 2020 back to October 2020, sources say.

17 May 2018
A train delivers pipeline sections for Nord Stream 2 Competition Law

Nord Stream 2 investors ponder options in Polish probe

Polish competition watchdog UOKiK appears to be trying to force Nord Stream 2’s Western partners to withdraw from the project.

16 May 2018
Pipes being produced for nord stream 2 Foreign Affairs

Polish probe increases pressure on Nord Stream 2

Poland’s competition authority has launched legal proceedings against Nord Stream 2, but it remains to be seen if it has a strong enough case to intervene.

11 May 2018
Artist's impression of the Hinkley C nuclear facility. Energy Security

Europe’s nuclear players eye share of renewables boom

The nuclear power industry is keen to be a partner to Europe’s expanding renewables sector, putting it in competition with gas for market share.

10 May 2018
A debate in the European Commission on the EU budget Environmental Policy

EU pledges more funding for energy and climate

Brussels has proposed allocating more EU funding to climate and energy projects between 2021 and 2027.

4 May 2018

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