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Italian foreign minister says TAP will go ahead

Italy will meet its commitments to the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, the country's foreign minister says.

19 July 2018
A platform off Romania. Exploration & Production

Romania’s new offshore law threatens Black Sea projects

Provisions for a profit windfall tax in the proposed legislation have prompted IOCs to threaten to leave the country.

19 July 2018
Exploration & Production

Cuadrilla drills second well at Lancashire fracking site

Cuadrilla has drilled its second horizontal shale gas well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire in the UK

18 July 2018
Exploration & Production

Equinor and Wellesley Petroleum receive Norwegian drilling permits

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate granted Equinor and Wellesley Petroleum drilling permits for wildcat and appraisal wells on Wednesday.

18 July 2018
Companies & Finance

EU-backed PCI projects facing delays

The commissioning dates for almost half of PCI projects in the gas and power sectors have been delayed by one or two years.

18 July 2018
Rick Perry and Maros Sefcovic at the EU-US Energy Council meeting. LNG

EU optimism on US LNG seems a long shot for now

Brussels is hopeful US LNG will play a key role in strengthening Europe’s security of supply, but there are few signs yet the US will gain a significant market share in the region.

17 July 2018
EU Energy Policy

EU allocates €48.4 mln to energy projects

The EU is supporting key energy infrastructure projects by providing $57.3 million of funding

17 July 2018
Exploration & Production

EC approves compensation plan for Groningen earthquakes

The European Commission has approved the Netherlands’ compensation plan for damage to real estate caused by earthquakes induced by drilling in the Groningen gas field

16 July 2018
Companies & Finance

Strikes intensify in Norway’s oil and gas sector

Norway’s trade union Safe, which represents workers in the country’s oil and gas sector, launched a six-day strike on Monday.

16 July 2018
LNG

EC approves Snam’s acquisition of DESFA

The European Commission has approved Italian TSO Snam’s acquisition of its Greek counterpart DESFA

16 July 2018
LNG

Total closes purchase of Engie’s upstream LNG business

Total has completed its acquisition of Engie’s upstream LNG business.

16 July 2018
LNG

Total and EDF complete Dunkirk LNG stake sale

France’s EDF and Total have signed binding agreements to sell their combined 75% stake in the Dunkirk LNG terminal to two groups, EDF said on Thursday.

13 July 2018
The Poolbeg gas-fired power plant in Dublin Policy & Regulation

Ireland makes anti-fossil fuel moves but gas still in play

Ireland’s plans to turn away from fossil fuels have left hope for gas, highlighting the power of effective advocacy.

13 July 2018
Gas for Transport

Fincantieri to build two LNG-powered cruise ships for TUI

Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri has won an order to build two LNG-powered cruise ships for TUI Cruises

13 July 2018
Alternative Fuels

UK goes 1,000 hours without coal

The UK has gone 1,000 hours without using coal-fired power since the beginning of 2018 as of Friday, a new record

13 July 2018
Exploration & Production

Equinor cleared to drill Skruis prospect

Norway’s Equinor has received approval to drill in block 7220/5 in the Barents Sea, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said in a note on Wednesday.

12 July 2018
Alternative Fuels

Equinor commissions feasibility study for hydrogen production plant

Norway’s Equinor has commissioned Jacobs Engineering Group to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a hydrogen production plant in Eemshaven in the Netherlands

12 July 2018
Policy & Regulation

Netherlands targets 95% cut in CO2 emissions by 2050

A recently proposed climate law in the Netherlands would set a legally binding target of to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.

11 July 2018
Exploration & Production

Norwegian production below forecasts

Norway produced an average of 310.55 MMcm/d of gas in June, 3.9% less than forecast.

11 July 2018
Exploration & Production

Bulgaria to launch exploration tender for Tervel offshore block

The Bulgarian government is preparing to launch a tender for an offshore block in the Black Sea.

11 July 2018

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