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EU debate on gas pipeline directive heats up

The debate on whether to extend the EU Gas Directive to cover pipelines coming from third countries such as Russia has intensified.

By Andreas Walstad 23 February 2018
EU Energy Policy

REMIT throws a lifeline to non-transparent gas markets

Stricter regulation to combat price manipulation in European gas and power markets would not have been tabled if wholesale markets were trustworthy and functioning as they should

2 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

EC’s internal market vision stirs debate

The European Commission’s goal of creating an internal, integrated market for gas and electricity by 2014 was the hot topic at a conference in Rome this week, with several stakeholders questioni

2 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Total to challenge government on shale gas decision

French major Total is planning to challenge the French government on its decision to cancel its shale gas permit and will decide what method it will use within the next few days, Interfax has learned.

2 December 2011
LNG

Livorno LNG plant gets EIB loan boost

The Livorno LNG regasification terminal on the central Italian coast has been granted a €240 million ($324 million) loan by the European Investment Bank, giving the project the final investment it n

2 December 2011
Companies & Finance

White Stream pipeline costs announced

A total cost for the proposed White Stream gas pipeline has been announced by the scheme's chairman at a conference this week.

2 December 2011
Companies & Finance

EIB approves Livorno development loans

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €240 million ($322 million) in loans for the development of the Livorno regasification project in Tuscany, Italy.

2 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

Energy-related research to benefit from R&D framework overhaul

Investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart energy networks will benefit from the European Commission’s plans to streamline the policy instruments related to research and innovation in the period 2014-2020.

1 December 2011
EU Energy Policy

More infrastructure needed for market liquidity

Europe needs to build more cross-border infrastructure for power and gas in order to create liquid wholesale markets that will eventually benefit end-users, a senior representative for the European Commission said in Rome on Wednesday.

30 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Eni boosts Australia portfolio with Evans Shoal field

Eni has purchased a 32.5% stake in the Evans Shoal gas field in Australia’s Timor Sea for $350 million, further supplementing the Italian major’s Australasian portfolio.

30 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco and White Stream

Europe could improve its supply situation by developing the Nabucco and White Stream pipelines in tandem, said White Stream chairman Roberto Pirani, according to a report in Reuters.

30 November 2011
EU Energy Policy

Energy companies may not escape MiFID 2

Energy companies will not necessarily be exempt from rules on position limits suggested under the European Commission’s second proposal for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), as they could pose systemic risk to the sector, a senior representative for the European Commission told Interfax on Tuesday.

30 November 2011
EU Energy Policy

EC likely to withdraw infringement cases

Representatives of the European Commission see progress in transposing the EU’s Third Energy Package into national law at a gas infrastructure conference in Rome on Tuesday.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

EnQuest outlines 20% per year output target

UK exploration and production company EnQuest outlined new production guidance and sanctioned the development of the Alma and Galia fields in the UK North Sea in a London Stock Exchange announcement on Tuesday.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

'Information chaos' to blame for opposition to European shale

Protesters held up the Shale Gas World Conference in Warsaw for three hours on Tuesday as industry figures met to discuss the challenges ahead for unconventional gas development in Europe.

29 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

French court annuls gas price freeze in victory for GDF Suez

France’s higher court, the Conseil d’Etat, has suspended the gas price freeze imposed by the government at the end of September, after GDF Suez said the decision would generate an estimated earnings shortfall of approximately $399 million.

29 November 2011
EU Energy Policy

Energy ministers hold first debate on infrastructure package

The European Infrastructure Package proposed by the European Commission is a good starting point to speed up the creation of pan-European energy corridors, EU energy ministers agreed on Thursday.

28 November 2011
EU Energy Policy

Entso-E warns of supply risks this winter

European power markets will face a risk to security of supply if severe weather conditions occur this winter, following the shutdown of eight nuclear reactors in Germany, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (Entso-E) warned on Thursday.

28 November 2011
EU Energy Policy

EC keeps pressure on Russia to accept Third Energy Package

Russia’s apparent failure to comply with EU law on third party access to pipelines and separation of supply and transmission businesses is infuriating the Commission which says it will keep pressuri

28 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas Natural, Sonatrach dispute back in limelight

Spanish utility Gas Natural may receive compensation from the government following its dispute with Algeria’s Sonatrach earlier in the year, and could receive up to €157.3 million ($209 million) to cover legal costs incurred.

28 November 2011
EU Energy Policy

EC takes Bulgaria, Romania to court over market failures

The European Commission has decided to refer Bulgaria and Romania to the European Court of Justice, as the two countries have failed to implement EU legislations on market transparency and third party

25 November 2011

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