pipes for nord stream 2 arrive in germany EU Energy Policy

Extension of EU Gas Directive raises questions

An extension of the EU Gas Directive could make offshore pipelines from third countries subject to EU law, but it is uncertain how this would work in practice.

By Andreas Walstad 24 November 2017
An Iveco Stralis gas-powered HGV. Gas for Transport

European NGV sector awaits CO2 rules for trucks

Brussels has signalled that gas has a role to play in transport, but the scale will become clearer when HDV standards are proposed next spring.

17 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Albania planning to build two gas-fired power plants

Albania is aiming to build two new gas-fired power plants as part of the country’s new Gas Master Plan.

16 November 2017
Gas for Transport

Southern Italy opens first LNG filling station for trucks

Southern Italy’s first filling station offering LNG for trucks has opened in Mesagne in Puglia.

16 November 2017
Dutch engineers carry out earthquake tests Policy & Regulation

Court ruling puts Groningen under more pressure

Legal challenges could mean output from the Netherlands’ giant gas field will be forced down even further, experts say.

16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

OMV Norge to drill PL 644 in Norwegian Sea

OMV Norge has received the go-ahead by Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to drill exploration well 6506/11-10.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Court orders review of Groningen production cap plans

A Dutch court has ordered the government to review its decision to allow the production cap at the Groningen field to remain constant for the next five years.

15 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

UK’s electricity sector halves carbon emissions in four years

Carbon emissions from the UK’s electricity production fell by 47% between 2012 and 2016.

15 November 2017
Alternative Fuels

Spain’s Iberdrola to shut down its coal-fired power plants

Spanish energy company Iberdrola said on Friday that it will shut down its coal-fired power plants.

14 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Italy’s government signs National Energy Strategy

Italy’s government has ratified the country’s National Energy Strategy, it announced on Friday.

14 November 2017
Companies & Finance

EDF completes sale of Polish subsidiary assets

French utility EDF has finalised the €1.4 billion sale of the assets of its Polish subsidiary EDF Polska.

14 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Cuadrilla confirms second community benefit for shale gas drilling

Cuadrilla has confirmed a second community benefit will be paid related to the drilling of a second exploration well for shale gas in Lancashire.

13 November 2017
An E.On gas-fired power plant in Hungary. EU Energy Policy

European utility companies welcome ETS reform

The EU took major steps to reform its Emissions Trading System this week, boosting optimism that the huge surplus of allowances will be substantially reduced.

10 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brussels approves Spanish support scheme for renewables

The European Commission has approved a Spanish scheme for supporting electricity generation from renewable sources.

10 November 2017
Alternative Fuels

France to postpone reduction of nuclear power in energy mix

The French Energy Minister has said it will be difficult to reduce the share of nuclear power in the country’s energy mix to 50% by 2025.

9 November 2017
A European Commission press conference on the Mobility Package EU Energy Policy

NGV sector flags omissions in Mobility Package

Europe’s NGV industry has welcomed a new proposal for tighter CO2 targets for cars, but is concerned about the absence of lifecycle emissions in the methodology.

9 November 2017
Nord Stream 2 pipeline segments in Finland. Policy & Regulation

Danish opposition to Nord Stream 2 could force delay, boost cost

A new law in Denmark is expected to force the developer of Nord Stream 2 to alter the pipeline's route, increasing costs and delaying its completion date.

9 November 2017
LNG

Adriatic LNG terminal to offer peak shaving service

Italy's Energy Ministry has selected the Rovigo terminal to provide a peak shaving service, the operator said in a note.

9 November 2017
LNG

Cyprus’s DEFA receives 18 submissions for LNG services role

Cyprus’s public gas supply company received 18 submissions from companies to prequalify for the role of providing legal, commercial and financial services for an LNG project.

9 November 2017
Companies & Finance

Total acquires Engie’s upstream LNG business

Total has signed a $1.49 billion agreement with French utility Engie to acquire its portfolio of upstream LNG assets.

9 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU reaches final agreement on ETS reform

The EU institutions have reached a final agreement on reforming the ETS after two years of intensive negotiations.

9 November 2017

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