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A Romanian gas plant. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Romania’s Romgaz eyes expansion abroad

Romgaz is looking to diversify overseas and is courting SOCAR to enter into a partnership.

24 January 2019
A platform in the Barents Sea Exploration & Production

Norway looks to Barents Sea to sustain production

The development of oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea will be vital for Norway to maintain its output.

23 January 2019
Companies & Finance

French and Spanish regulators turn down Midcat’s first phase

Energy regulators in Spain and France have ruled that building the first phase of the proposed Midcat pipeline cannot be justified from an economic perspective under the current proposal.

23 January 2019
Maroš Šefčovič at a press briefing following the talks on Monday. EU Energy Policy

Clock is ticking for Ukraine-Russia transit deal

Time is running out for securing a new transit contract between Russia and Ukraine after 2019, with the negotiations being impeded by a sensitive geopolitical backdrop.

22 January 2019
The South Stream project was halted after the commission said its IGAs were incompatible with EU law. (Gazprom) EU Energy Policy

Romania raises the stakes with revised EU Gas Directive

Romania is trying to push through changes to the directive that would give the European Commission more power to intervene in negotiations between EU states and third countries such as Russia.

21 January 2019
Poland's LNG terminal during its construction. LNG

Poland’s move away from Russia brings risks

State-owned PGNiG is investing in an expansion to the Świnoujście LNG terminal and a new pipeline connection with Norway, but its motives seem more about politics than economics.

17 January 2019
The Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. (Electrabel) EU Energy Policy

Belgium presses on with power subsidy regime

The scheme is intended to attract investment in gas-fired capacity to replace the country's ageing nuclear fleet.

17 January 2019
Policy & Regulation

Brussels set to re-open probe into UK capacity payments

The European Commission will soon launch an investigation into the treatment of demand-side response services within the UK capacity market.

16 January 2019
Greece's Revithoussa LNG terminal. LNG

FSRU market tightness delays Alexandroupolis LNG project

Gastrade has extended the timeline for completion of its Greek LNG development by six months to allow more time for the delivery of an FSRU.

14 January 2019
Exploration & Production

Norway cuts gas investment forecasts

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has revised down its forecasts for investment in Norway's gas sector over the next five years.

11 January 2019
BayWa's Don Rodrigo solar plant in Spain. EU Energy Policy

Subsidies in Europe may fall faster for renewables than for gas

While renewable power generators in Europe may operate without subsidies in the coming years, gas- and coal-fired generators may be reliant on capacity payments for longer.

11 January 2019
The European Parliament building in Strasbourg. EU Energy Policy

Brussels to face key decisions on gas in 2019

The EU institutions are expected to make a number of key decisions this year that will have a major impact on the gas sector.

9 January 2019
Laying the pipe for Turkish Stream Pipelines, Storage & Power

CEE will be key gas battleground in 2019

The EU and Gazprom will both focus on Central and Eastern Europe this year, with the former pushing its Projects of Common Interest and the latter pursuing South Stream Lite.

9 January 2019
Slovakian gas storage infrastructure Pipelines, Storage & Power

NS2 to benefit Slovakian storage player

Nafta stands to benefit from Gazprom’s new supply routes with its latest acquisition.

9 January 2019
Centrica's Brigg gas-fired power plant in the UK. (Centrica) EU Energy Policy

EU carbon in 2019 – year of delivery for gas?

EU carbon prices surged in 2018, outperforming all other commodities, and the gas sector is hopeful the bull run will continue in 2019.

7 January 2019
Exploration in the Black-Sea offshore Romania. Exploration & Production

Romania’s new tax regime jeopardises regional investment

The country’s sudden introduction of unfavourable fiscal terms risks derailing the BRUA pipeline and regional projects that plan to rely on it as an export route.

3 January 2019
Kozienice power plant in Poland. (Enea) Policy & Regulation

EU agrees coal subsidy phase-out, but loopholes remain

A new EU regulation designed to phase out national subsidies for coal-fired power plants may benefit the gas industry even if loopholes remain.

3 January 2019
LNG

Croatia LNG receives only 520 MMcm/y in capacity bookings

The second round of the open season for contracting capacity at the Krk FSRU ended on Thursday with 520 MMcm/y of binding capacity bookings made.

21 December 2018
LNG

Shell charters six LNG carriers

Shell has signed charter contracts for six LNG carriers with Sovcomflot and TMS Cardiff Gas

21 December 2018
LNG

Polskie LNG launches tender for Świnoujście terminal expansion

Świnoujście LNG terminal's operator has launched a tender for the construction contract for the facility’s expansion programme.

21 December 2018

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