The COP 21 climate summit in Paris, 2015 EU Energy Policy

Energy industry awaits EU’s revised climate strategy

The EU’s long-term energy and climate strategy is seen as outdated and will have to be revamped to match the ambitions of the 2015 Paris climate summit.

By Andreas Walstad 20 April 2018
Alternative Fuels

Drax may phase out coal before UK deadline

UK utility Drax Group may close its remaining coal-fired generation units before a government deadline to phase the fuel out of the country’s energy mix by 2025

10 April 2018
The city of Porto Torres on Sardinia. LNG

Eni and Snam jeopardising Sardinia’s small-scale LNG

Plans by the companies to invest in LNG and gas infrastructure have the potential to derail the island’s small-scale LNG projects.

10 April 2018
Calendar with day circled in red Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the week and a round-up of what mattered last week.

9 April 2018
Companies & Finance

Sound Energy completes divestment of Italian subsidiary

Upstream-focused Sound Energy has completed the divestment of its wholly owned subsidiary to Coro Energy

9 April 2018
An E.On gas-fired power plant in Gönyü, Hungary Policy & Regulation

EU demand growth boosts optimism on future of gas

Three consecutive years of gas demand growth have spurred renewed optimism that the fuel will play a key role in Europe’s decarbonisation.

9 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 receives Finnish permit

Finland has given its approval for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to be laid within the country’s exclusive economic zone, Gazprom has said

6 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

SOCAR to assist with development of Bulgarian gas system

Azerbaijan's SOCAR may help to develop Bulgaria's gas pipeline network, it was revealed this week.

6 April 2018
LNG

Lithuania signs MOU with US LNG supplier

Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas has signed an MOU with United States-based Freeport LNG for supplies from the facility.

5 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Snam and Gazprom discuss new gas routes to Europe

Snam CEO Marco Alverà met Gazprom's Alexei Miller in Moscow to discuss potential cooperation in creating new routes for gas imports into Europe.

5 April 2018
Policy & Regulation

Lithuania and Ukraine discussing energy projects

Lithuanian Minister of Energy Zygimantas Vaiciunas will meet members of Ukraine’s government in Kiev this week.

5 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TAP technicians attacked in Italy

Two technicians working for TAP AG, the developer of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, were attacked on Wednesday

5 April 2018
The Staudinger black coal power plant, in Grosskrotzenburg, near Frankfurt, Germany. EU Energy Policy

Russian coal strengthens foothold in EU

Russia has bolstered its position as the EU’s largest coal supplier, but uncertainties in the power sector could reduce the bloc’s imports of the fuel.

5 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Weather will dictate timing for Groningen phase-out

Dutch Economy Minister Eric Wiebes says he wants to halt production at Groningen by 2030, but the speed of the field's decline will depend on the weather.

5 April 2018
Alternative Fuels

Renewables produce 99% of Portugal’s power in March

Renewables produced the equivalent of 99% of Portugal’s power consumption in March, the highest level since February 2014

4 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Statoil and Lundin granted permission to drill offshore Norway

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has given its approval to Statoil to drill appraisal well 15/3-10 in the North Sea

4 April 2018
Supply & Demand

Europe sees increase in gas demand and imports

European gas imports increased by 10% in 2017 as a result of rising demand and falling domestic production.

4 April 2018
FSRU docking at Turkey's Etki terminal LNG

Turkey’s Botas may keep Saros FSRU on hold

The state-owned company may delay work on the planned Saros FSRU while Turkey adds new regasification and pipeline capacity

3 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Statoil awards offshore platform contracts

Norwegian energy company Statoil has awarded contracts to Archer, KCA Deutang and Odfjell Drilling for work on offshore platforms.

3 April 2018
LNG

European LNG imports rise by 12% in 2017

European LNG imports increased by 12% year on year in 2017, according to the European Commission’s quarterly gas and power market report

3 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Cuadrilla expects first UK shale gas in 2019

Cuadrilla has completed drilling the first horizontal shale gas well in the UK and expects to inject first gas from it into the grid in 2019

3 April 2018

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