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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
Exploration & Production

International firms circle Croatian exploration licences

Bids are due this week for 14 exploration licences in northern Croatia put out to tender by the newly elected government late last year after the country's only integrated energy company INA lost its

4 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Czech regulator committed to retaining transit importance

The Czech Republic's Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) has outlined the need to ensure a strong north-south axis for gas transit in a bid to maintain an important regional transmission role for the count

4 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Aurelian snaps up more Polish shale gas acreage

Aurelian Oil & Gas has expanded its Polish gas and shale gas reserves, after the Ministry of Environment awarded the London-based explorer two new licences.

4 January 2012
EU Energy Policy

EU enters key year for internal energy market

A string of new EU regulations that will affect the gas industry are likely to come into effect in 2012, potentially making it a key year in the creation of an internal energy market for Europe.

3 January 2012
Exploration & Production

UK dishes out 46 new licences

Shell and GDF Suez are among the companies to reap rewards in the UK’s latest oil and gas licensing round for the UK’s portion of the North Sea.

3 January 2012
Exploration & Production

UK dishes out 46 new licences

Shell and GDF Suez are among the companies to reap rewards in the UK’s latest oil and gas licensing round for the UK’s portion of the North Sea.

3 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Eni’s Libya contracts are secure

Libya has confirmed that Italian major Eni’s oil and gas contracts in the newly liberated nation will not be subject to change, after reports last week suggesting the contrary.

3 January 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkey ready for construction of Nabucco pipeline, EU is not - Erdogan

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that his country, unlike the EU, is ready for the implementation of the gas pipeline project Nabucco.

23 December 2011
Companies & Finance

Moody's downgrades Repsol's rating outlook to negative

Rating agency Moody’s has downgraded the outlook for its Baa1 rating on Spanish oil and gas company Repsol from stable to negative, it said on Thursday.

22 December 2011
Companies & Finance

E.On looks for buyers for gas transmission grid

Germany’s E.On has hired Goldman Sachs to run the sale of its gas transmission network, known as Open Grid Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported this month.

22 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Germany's power conundrum - a centralised or decentralised model?

E.On and RWE are in a strong position to decide the future direction of German energy policy

22 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

No easy agreement in sight on Energy Efficiency Directive

The incoming Danish Presidency of the EU Council will have a hard time trying to hammer out a compromise between the member states and the European Parliament on the draft Energy Efficiency Directive.

22 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

RWE terminates talks with Gazprom

German utility RWE AG and Russia's Gazprom have terminated talks about joint power production ventures, RWE said in a statement on Thursday.

22 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

Danish presidency to prioritise energy efficiency

The press room in the European Council’s Justus Lipsius building was only half-full when Danish ministers outlined the energy and climate goals for EU countries on Monday, but the message was nevert

21 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

EU ups pressure on Ukraine over security of supply

Ukraine is the world’s biggest transit country of natural gas, with 100-120 billion cubic metres flowing through its cross-border interconnectors to EU countries every year.

20 December 2011
Companies & Finance

Repsol buys back shares from Sacyr

Spanish oil major Repsol has bought back 10% of its own shares from Sacyr after the debt-laden builder failed to sell its 20% stake before refinancing a $6.8 billion loan this month.

20 December 2011
Exploration & Production

RAG and NIS split Hungarian field

Serbian oil company Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) and Austrian company Rohoel Aufsuchungs (RAG) have agreed to split costs and expected profits from a 2,225 square km area in the Kiskunhalas area in

20 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Statoil, Vattenfall line up for Bergermeer storage project

Three companies, including Norwegian major Statoil and Swedish utility Vattenfall, have secured storage capacity at Abu Dhabi National Energy Company’s (TAQA) €800 million ($1.1 billion) Bergermee

19 December 2011
Companies & Finance

Enel farm-in deal receives go-ahead from Algeria

Algeria’s Council of Ministers has approved the sale of a 18.375% interest in the Isarene production sharing contract to Italian utility Enel, the licence operator Petroceltic said on Monday.

19 December 2011
Companies & Finance

PGNiG chief executive resigns

Michal Szubski, Chief Executive of Polish gas monopoly PGNiG, has resigned, the company said in a statement.

19 December 2011

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