Nord Stream 2 pipe segments in Finland. EU Energy Policy

MEPs challenge extension of EU gas laws

MEPs have voiced their disquiet over the proposed extension of the EU Gas Directive to pipelines from third countries.

By Andreas Walstad 19 January 2018
EU Energy Policy

New transparency rules will not harm EU’s gas supplies

The new transparency rules which the EU plans to introduce into European wholesale energy markets will not make Europe less attractive for gas suppliers, Walter Boltz, vice-president of the European group of energy regulators, told a Vienna workshop on Wednesday.

15 September 2011
EU Energy Policy

ACER to monitor trade deals

New rules will ban the use of insider information and market manipulation practices. National penalties for breaches will have to reflect any damage to consumers.

15 September 2011
EU Energy Policy

New member states oppose planned infrastructure fund

A group of the EU’s newer member states has opposed the European Commission’s idea of setting up a separate infrastructure fund under the bloc’s next multiannual financial framework – an EU source said.

15 September 2011
EU Energy Policy

MEPs call for tighter oil and gas rig standards

Any development of new offshore oil and gas fields in Europe should be subject to the operator preparing a sound safety plan to deal with potential emergencies and having sufficient resources to fix possible damage to the environment, according to a non-binding resolution passed by the European Parliament on Tuesday.

15 September 2011
EU Energy Policy

EC to file for second international negotiating mandate in energy

The European Commission this year will apply for a mandate from member states to negotiate a political agreement between the European Union and Russia to facilitate the integration of Baltic States’ power systems in the European grid while preserving interoperability with Russia and Belarus, at least for the medium-term.

15 September 2011
EU Energy Policy

Europe says drilling companies must be financially liable

Development of new gas or oil fields in European seas should only be allowed if the company involved has prepared an adequate emergency plan and has sufficient funds to repair possible damage to the environment, according to a resolution passed by the European Parliament on Tuesday.

14 September 2011
EU Energy Policy

European Parliament discusses internal energy market at first autumn session

At the first autumn session following the summer break, the European Commission launched a series of energy debates to affect the EU natural gas industry.

6 September 2011
EU Energy Policy

Hopes high for new Iraqi oil and gas law

A new Iraqi oil and gas law could be in place by the end of the year, a source familiar with matter exclusively told Interfax.

1 August 2011
EU Energy Policy

Polish EU presidency’s balancing act

During his tenure as President of the EU, Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk will attempt to balance European solidarity with his country’s own energy initiatives.

18 July 2011
EU Energy Policy

European Parliament debates energy infrastructure priorities

With the European Parliament discussing energy infrastructures that are essential to achieve EU goals, it concluded that a fresh approach to energy is needed.

6 July 2011
EU Energy Policy

Gas industry needs a voice

The gas industry in Europe is failing to effectively put its case across to politicians, policymakers and the general public, and has fallen well behind a more organised and publicity-savvy renewables

25 May 2011
EU Energy Policy

Interview: ACER's Walter Boltz

Walter Boltz discusses the steps towards greater transparency in gas markets and the impact they will have on medium to long-term investment in the European gas industry.

20 May 2011
EU Energy Policy

Russia, EU need to reconcile gas forecasts

Russia and the EU need to agree similar forecasts for European gas demand, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said at the Russia-EU Energy Dialog conference in Berlin on 19 May.

20 May 2011

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