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.

By Andreas Walstad 17 November 2017
Companies & Finance

PGNiG 2012 exploration

Polish gas monopoly PGNiG has said it plans to invest $313 million on exploration in 2012, according to a report in UpstreamOnline on Thursday.

15 December 2011
LNG

Adria LNG on hold over maritime boundary dispute

The Adria LNG project planned for Krk Island on the Croatian coast is on hold because of a wrangle over maritime concession rights between the consortium and site owner Dina Petrochemical, with the ne

15 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

No future for gas to power without CCS - Oettinger

Gas-fired power generation will not have a long-term future in Europe unless carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is developed on a commercial scale, according to the EU’s Commissioner for En

15 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

EU countries reject special treatment for Russian energy firms

EU member states will not create a separate legal regime for Russian energy companies operating in the EU market, according to a draft document seen by Energy Monitor.

15 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Ukrainian shale gas output still a long way away

Commercial shale gas production in Ukraine is still a very distant prospect, unlikely to become more realistic until more expertise, technology and affordable cost estimates become available in the country specifically and Europe overall, according to experts.

15 December 2011
Companies & Finance

Vattenfall refocuses with Polish distribution firm sale

Polish company Tauron Polska Energia has completed the takeover of regional power distributor Górnośląski Zakład Energetyczny (GZE) from Vattenfall, in a move that sees the Swedish utility return

14 December 2011
Policy & Regulation

PGNiG’s action ‘completely justified’, says Polish minister

PGNiG’s efforts to change the price terms of gas supplied to Poland by Russia’s Gazprom are “completely justified”, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski told Interfax in an int

14 December 2011
Policy & Regulation

France lifts gas price freeze in compromise with GDF Suez

The French government has said that regulated gas prices will rise by 4.4% in the New Year, in a compromise agreement reached with energy firms including GDF Suez.

14 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

Energy to take centre stage at EU-Russia summit

Energy policy will be high on the agenda during the EU-Russia summit on Thursday, but it appears unlikely that Russian leaders will make any firm commitments to EU legislation on gas markets.

14 December 2011
Supply & Demand

European market in transition to hub-based environment – E.On Ruhrgas chairman

Interfax met Klaus Schäfer at the World Petroleum Congress, chairman of the board of directors of E.On Ruhrgas, to discuss the challenges facing the Dusseldorf-based company and his views on the European gas market

13 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

Durban deal boosts EU’s powers, but questions remain

Last week’s global agreement on emissions reductions in Durban is proof that the European Union has the power to act as a negotiator on the global stage, but the deal raises as many questions as ans

13 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream shuts for maintenance

The newly launched Nord Stream pipeline that links Russia and Germany was shut down for two days on Tuesday for maintenance work on Gazprom’s connecting pipeline and safety checks on the German side, the Nord Stream consortium announced on Monday.

13 December 2011
Companies & Finance

EDF, Edison takeover heats up

A delayed agreement between EDF and Edison, which would give the French major a majority stake in the Italian gas company, is due to be signed before the end of the year.

13 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

EU summit endorses more sanctions on Iran

EU leaders raised the possibility on Friday for more sanctions against Iran by the end of January, in a bid to increase pressure on Tehran over its nuclear programme.

12 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

Slow progress on energy taxation reform

The incoming Danish EU presidency is facing tough discussions on energy taxation in the Council.

12 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

Slovak-Hungarian gas pipeline: a step closer to EU co-funding

European Union co-funding for a planned interconnector between the Hungarian and Slovak gas pipeline systems may finally get on track following a recent decision by state-owned electricity company MVM

12 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Conoco strikes gas in North Sea

US supermajor ConocoPhillips has struck gas at two wildcat wells in the southern Norwegian section of the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Monday.

12 December 2011
Policy & Regulation

France’s gas price debate deepens

French retail gas prices may rise 4.5% next year, as the government seeks to find a compromise with energy firms, French Industry Minister Eric Besson said on Sunday.

12 December 2011
Companies & Finance

E.On engages Goldman Sachs for reported network divestment

United States-based investment bank Goldman Sachs has been engaged by Germany's E.On to advise on a reported divestment of its Open Gas Europe distribution network, worth up to €2.5 billion ($3.35 b

12 December 2011
Companies & Finance

Lietuvos dujos, Gasum to establish gas exchange

Lithuanian and Finnish gas traders Lietuvos Dujos and Gasum Oy intend to set up a joint venture that will operate a gas exchange in Lithuania and organise exchange trading in gas

12 December 2011

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