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Pipelines, Storage & Power

Egypt and Cyprus sign deal for pipeline from Aphrodite

Egypt and Cyprus have signed an agreement to build a pipeline from Cyprus’s Aphrodite field to Egypt in order to export the produced gas as LNG.

21 September 2018
Companies & Finance

Court finds Saipem and former CEO guilty of corruption

An Italian court has found Saipem and a former chief executive of the company guilty of corruption in a trial over the payment of bribes in Algeria

21 September 2018
EU Energy Policy

Brussels invites feedback on Transgaz antitrust remedies

The European Commission has invited comments on commitments submitted by Romanian transmission system operator Transgaz to address competition concerns

21 September 2018
A cooling tower at a British power station Policy & Regulation

World watches as EU carbon reforms bring results

Reforms to the EU’s carbon market have produced tangible results and should provide a boost for similar plans elsewhere.

21 September 2018
Policy & Regulation

Europe risks 'Russian energy domination’ – Polish president

Europe is facing a “threat of Russian energy domination”, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday.

20 September 2018
Gas for Transport

Liqvis to commission permanent LNG refuelling station in Germany

Liqvis is preparing to commission one of Germany’s first permanent LNG refuelling stations.

20 September 2018
German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier. LNG

Germany bets on gas to fuel energy transition

Berlin has signalled strong support for piped gas and LNG as a way of helping it move to a low-carbon energy mix.

20 September 2018
LNG

Novatek and Fluxys request clearance for joint LNG venture at Rostock

Novatek and Belgian gas transmission system operator Fluxys have requested authorisation to form an LNG joint venture based at the German port of Rostock

19 September 2018
Policy & Regulation

UK sees sudden rise in coal-fired power output

High gas prices have boosted coal-fired power output in the UK despite the cost of EU carbon allowances.

19 September 2018
The Power of Siberia pipeline Pipelines, Storage & Power

China pivot will not affect European supply – Gazprom

The Russian major has said the startup of pipeline flows to China will cause no problems for European customers, even though it is struggling to keep up with demand.

18 September 2018
Companies & Finance

Brussels clears takeover of North Sea Midstream Partners

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners by the Kuwait Investment Authority.

18 September 2018
A Hungarian gas-fired power plant EU Energy Policy

Rollercoaster week rattles EU carbon market

Big swings in EU carbon allowance prices have raised speculation that the market’s year-long bull run will start to slow, which would be bad news for the gas-to-power sector.

17 September 2018
Policy & Regulation

No-deal Brexit will not change rules of oil and gas sector

A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without an agreement on trade and other matters will have no effect on the oil and gas business, the UK government said in a statement on Thursday.

14 September 2018
Policy & Regulation

Sweden confirms Stockholm ruling in Naftogaz-Gazprom dispute

A court of appeal in Sweden has cancelled the suspension of the Stockholm arbitration court’s decision on the gas transit dispute between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy

14 September 2018
Poland's Patnow coal-fired power plant EU Energy Policy

EU battle over coal capacity payments heats up

National capacity payments for coal-fired power plants could continue at least until 2035 if some EU member states get their way.

14 September 2018
The closure of Rough presents an opportunity for new storage projects Companies & Finance

NI plans for Rough substitute draw mixed response

The Islandmagee gas storage facility has two planned phases, but only the first – intended to serve Northern Ireland and not mainland UK – looks likely to go ahead.

13 September 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Italy’s Intesa still interested in financing Nord Stream 2

Italian bank Intesa is still interested in helping to finance the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

13 September 2018
Exploration & Production

Faroe Petroleum Norge granted drilling permit on Norwegian Shelf

Faroe Petroleum has obtained a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for wildcat well 30/6-30.

12 September 2018
Policy & Regulation

EU carbon prices surge in volatile market

The price of EU carbon allowances cleared €25/t this week, but volatility remains high.

12 September 2018
LNG

Uniper looking at investing in LNG projects in Germany

German energy company Uniper is interested in investing in LNG projects in the country but is still assessing which options would be best.

11 September 2018

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