A photo of Germany’s Reichstag in Berlin. Policy & Regulation

Germany puts energy debate on hold

German parties are split over their future energy plans but seem to be avoiding discussing it until after the election.

By Annemarie Botzki 22 September 2017
A gas-fired power station on Malta LNG

Malta mulls replacing its FSU with an FSRU

Malta is considering substituting its Delimara FSU with an FSRU 12 km from the coast.

14 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Scotland’s gas production up 3%

Oil and gas production in Scotland increased by 2.9% in the 2016-2017 financial year, to a total of 74.7 mtoe.

14 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Drax to convert two coal units to gas

UK power generator Drax has advanced its plans to convert two of its remaining coal-fired power units to use gas.

14 September 2017
Global Markets

Conservative win in Norway leaves Greens without influence

A bloc led by Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg has won Norway’s parliamentary elections.

13 September 2017
LNG

First US cargo arrives at Rovigo terminal

The Adriatic LNG terminal, off the cost of Rovigo in Italy, has received its first cargo from the United States.

13 September 2017
Companies & Finance

More investment needed in Irish supply security – industry exec

Ireland and Northern Ireland need more investment to address security of supply, the CEO of the Electricity Association of Ireland has said.

13 September 2017
Companies & Finance

UK competition body approves Wood Group-Foster Wheeler merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has approved a merger between Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler.

13 September 2017
Jean-Claude Juncker delivers the State of the Union address EU Energy Policy

EU braces for first winter of gas ‘solidarity law’

New rules obliging EU countries to share gas in emergency situations will apply from this winter following a vote in the European Parliament.

13 September 2017
Global Markets

Price of UK wind energy halved in the last two years

The cost of subsidising offshore wind farms in the UK has halved in the past two years.

12 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Uniper to buy 40 bcm of gas from Shah Deniz 2

German utility Uniper has revealed the amount of gas it will purchase from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas field.

12 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Isle of Man opens new hydrocarbon licensing round

The government of the Isle of Man has opened a licensing round for hydrocarbon exploration in its territorial waters.

12 September 2017
A North Sea gas platform Policy & Regulation

Oil & Gas UK confident of decommissioning tax break

The British upstream body expects the UK government to introduce transferability of tax relief on decommissioning in its autumn budget.

12 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Uniper may move its gas power plants to the UK

German power company Uniper is considering dismantling its gas power stations and reassembling them in the UK.

11 September 2017
E.On’s Irsching gas-fired power plant. Global Markets

German power price surge spells good news for CCGT

German power prices have been beating expectations in recent weeks, but this spike is not expected to last.

11 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EPC complete for more than 50% of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

All EPC work has been completed for more than 50% of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.

8 September 2017
A German coal-fired power plant EU Energy Policy

Bull run in EU carbon prices takes market by surprise

The prospect of an early agreement on ETS reform following statements by Germany and France caused allowance prices to climb this week.

8 September 2017
Construction of the  Swinoujscie-Szczecin pipeline Pipelines, Storage & Power

Poland-Lithuania interconnector pushed back to 2021

The delayed startup to the planned GIPL pipeline gives Poland the chance to prepare for the entry of Lithuanian gas to its market.

7 September 2017
Supply & Demand

Rockhopper sees 92% rise in Greater Mediterranean output

Rockhopper registered a 92% increase in oil and gas production in the Greater Mediterranean in H1 2017.

7 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

France to stop oil and gas exploration by 2040

French Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot presented a draft law on Wednesday to stop all oil and gas exploration and production in France by 2040.

7 September 2017
Companies & Finance

EIB lends €250 mln to Polish power grid

The European Investment Bank will provide a €250 million loan to Polish company Energa Group to upgrade and extend its electricity distribution network.

6 September 2017

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