The Offshore LNG Toscana terminal will be equipped with arms to refuel LNG barges. (OLT) LNG

Small-scale LNG to rescue Italian terminals

The Italian government is supporting the development of small-scale LNG facilities across the country to boost its underused terminals.

A consortium of infrastructure funds bought 61% of National Grid Gas Distribution in December. (National Grid) Companies & Finance

Funds invest billions in European grids

Funds and insurance companies continue to show an appetite for European gas and power grids, with billions of euros invested in 2016 alone.

Supply & Demand

Engie starts supplying gas to Ukraine – Ukrtransgaz

France’s Engie has started supplying gas to Ukraine, delivering a total of 3.9 MMcm to the country’s gas transmission system over the first 10 days of 2017.

13 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Faroe Petroleum starts work on Boné exploration well

Oil and gas exploration company Faroe Petroleum has started work on the Boné exploration well in the western part of the Norwegian Barents Sea.

13 January 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Italian TSO compiles emergency power plant list for France

Italian electricity TSO Terna has prepared a list of power plants that will be used to answer France’s request for emergency energy supplies.

13 January 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

European Commission clears Malta power plan on state aid rules

The European Commission has given Malta state aid clearance for its Delimara LNG-to-power project near Marsaxlokk on the southeast of the island.

13 January 2017
Policy & Regulation

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agree to form working group

Greek-Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish-Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci have agreed to form a working group to identify specific questions on the issue of reunifying Cyprus.

13 January 2017
Alternative Fuels

Enel receives request from France to reopen coal plant in Genoa

French authorities have asked Enel to make capacity available at its coal power plant in Genoa, Enel told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

12 January 2017
Gas for Transport

Norway orders two new LNG ferries

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard Holdings Ltd has secured a contract to build two LNG-powered ferries for one of Norway's largest transportation companies.

12 January 2017
OPAL receives gas from Nord Stream 1, the route of which bypasses Ukraine. (Gazprom) Policy & Regulation

Gas industry awaits clarity on OPAL capacity use

The European Court of Justice is expected to clarify its interim measures on OPAL within the coming weeks, but a final verdict in the case could take up to two years.

12 January 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 to file requests with Finland, Denmark and Germany

The consortium behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline intends to file requests with Finland, Denmark and Germany for the construction of the project.

11 January 2017
Supply & Demand

Norway hits new record for gas exports

Norway set a new record for pipeline gas exports in 2016, with 108.56 billion cubic metres delivered to Europe.

11 January 2017
Supply & Demand

Supply diversification will be a challenge – ENTSOG

Maintaining supply diversification in Europe will be a challenge as the decline in indigenous production is likely to increase the region’s supply needs.

11 January 2017
Global Markets

Gazprom to regain Lithuanian market share

Gazprom is set to regain market share in Lithuania this year after having lost ground in 2016.

10 January 2017
Supply & Demand

Germany’s imports from Gazprom reach record 49.8 bcm last year

Gazprom exported a record 49.8 billion cubic metres of gas to Germany in 2016, exceeding the 45.3 bcm it sent to the country in 2015 by 10%.

10 January 2017
LNG

Esshu Maru LNG tanker to arrive at Gate later this month

The Esshu Maru LNG tanker is due to arrive at the Netherlands’ Gate terminal on 26 January.

10 January 2017
Companies & Finance

Eni gets €70 mln from EIB to kick-start new green plan

The European Investment Bank has approved a €70 million loan to finance 75% of the first phase of Progetto Italia, Eni’s renewables programme.

10 January 2017
An HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontedera. Italy is planning an extra 40 such stations. (Blue Corridors) Gas for Transport

LNG trucking plans are heating up in Italy

Italy is planning to significantly expand its network of LNG filling stations to help boost the use of the fuel in the haulage sector.

10 January 2017
Talks on Cyprus took place in Geneva ahead of an international conference. (UN Photo/Violaine Martin) Global Markets

Perceived gas potential may help Cyprus talks

Hopes that Cyprus may soon benefit from gas revenues could help talks on the reunification of the island, but both gas development and a unification deal are far from certain.

10 January 2017
Policy & Regulation

UK energy minister to face Lords committee questions

Greg Clark, the UK secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, will face the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

9 January 2017
OPAL brings Russian gas from Nord Stream 1 to Germany and the Czech Republic, bypassing Ukraine. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Legal challenge marks setback for OPAL

The European Court of Justice’s temporary suspension of a decision allowing increased flows via OPAL has brought Gazprom’s future use of the pipeline into question.

9 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Dutch court upholds Groningen output cap

The Netherlands’ highest court has said there is no need to impose emergency production cuts at the Groningen gas field before a major lawsuit against the facility begins

6 January 2017

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