Pipeline production for Nord Stream 2. The project has come under EU scrutiny. (Nord Stream 2) EU Energy Policy

Nord Stream 2 is a worry for EU priority projects

Nord Stream 2 could jeopardise investment in EU Projects of Common Interest because of Gazprom’s growing market dominance, critics have said.

Eustream’s Mirek Topolánek. (Mirek Topolánek) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eastring’s goal is not to serve one supplier – Topolánek

Eustream board member Mirek Topolánek discusses the opportunities and challenges of the proposed Eastring pipeline.

Pipelines, Storage & Power

EU’s Šefcovic heads to Azerbaijan to discuss Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

Maroš Šefcovic, the European Commission’s vice president for Energy Union, will meet officials in Baku, Azerbaijan on Thursday to discuss progress on the Southern Gas Corridor.

23 February 2017
Companies & Finance

Projects chosen for EU funding under CEF second call

The EU has selected 18 gas and power infrastructure projects to receive funding under its second call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility in 2016.

22 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

House of Lords prepares to publish UK energy policy report

The UK’s House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will publish its report on Friday into perceived failings of UK energy policy.

21 February 2017
An Italian gas processing plant. Newcomer Saffron Energy sees great potential in the country. (Eni) Companies & Finance

Saffron Energy sees easy access to Italian market

Saffron Energy is a new company created to develop three gas fields in northern Italy. Its CEO explains the advantages of producing in the country.

21 February 2017
Companies & Finance

Portugal’s EDP in talks with JP Morgan over Naturgas divestment

Portuguese energy company EDP is negotiating with JP Morgan Infrastructure over whether it can divest its stakes in transmission system operator Naturgas.

20 February 2017
A coal power plant in Germany. The energy industry has applauded proposals to reform the EU ETS. (E.On) EU Energy Policy

EU ETS vote spurs optimism despite setbacks

The energy industry has broadly welcomed MEPs’ vote to reform the EU Emissions Trading System, even though the changes fall short of expectations.

20 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Gazprom and Germany discuss gas supply routes

Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller and Germany’s new Economics and Energy Minister Brigitte Zypries have discussed supply routes for Russian gas to Europe.

17 February 2017
Companies & Finance

OMV’s Q4 CCS EBIT hits €315 mln

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has reported an increase in its earnings of €315 million ($335 million) for Q4 2016.

17 February 2017
Companies & Finance

EU countries back €444 mln in grants for energy projects

EU member states backed a proposal by the European Commission on Friday to invest €444 million in selected energy infrastructure projects.

17 February 2017
LNG

Effect of incoming LNG wave may be overestimated – OIES

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies has questioned whether the forthcoming wave of LNG supply will be delivered to Europe in its latest report

17 February 2017
The Stavangerfjord LNG-fuelled ferry. (Kimm Saatvedt, Palookaville) LNG

LNG bunkering gathers momentum

Europe’s LNG bunkering market is looking hopeful, as companies turn to it to fill the region’s gas consumption void.

17 February 2017
Pipe stringing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Greece, September 2016. (TAP) Companies & Finance

EBRD talks to fund TAP still ongoing

Representatives of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline approached the EBRD for funding five years ago, but the two are still working to reach an agreement.

17 February 2017
Pipe sections for Nord Stream 2. A United States official has criticised the project. (Nord Stream 2) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 ‘a security threat’ – US official

Russia’s planned pipeline has come under scrutiny from the United States, with a senior official voicing his opposition to the project.

17 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

French power output falls as gas share grows

Despite an increase in power generation from gas last year, France's total power production dipped by 2.8%.

17 February 2017
LNG

First purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel to head to Belgium

The world’s first purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel was delivered to its owners – a consortium of Engie, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corp. and NYK – on Wednesday.

16 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

MEPs adopt position limits under MiFID 2 despite opposition

MEPs adopted position limits for commodities trading under the revised Markets In Financial Instruments Directive in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

16 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rough storage facility will not reopen until at least 1 July

Rough, the UK’s largest gas storage facility, will be shut for injections until at least 1 July, operator Centrica Storage said on Thursday.

16 February 2017
MEP Ian Duncan has said the Council of the EU must accept reforms to the Emissions Trading System. (EP) EU Energy Policy

MEPs reject key elements of ETS reforms

Reform of the EU Emissions Trading System saw only modest support after the European Parliament rejected some of the key proposals on Wednesday.

16 February 2017
Alternative Fuels

Hinkley Point C now well under way – EDF

The construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK has now been "fully launched" and "is making good progress", French energy provider EDF has said.

15 February 2017
Companies & Finance

Toshiba will continue to develop Cumbria nuclear plant

Toshiba has stated its intention to continue to be involved in the UK’s Moorside nuclear power plant project in Cumbria, but not in its construction.

15 February 2017

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