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
Supply & Demand

UK North Sea production up by 16%

Efficiency improvements and new startups have helped the UK North Sea to increase its oil and gas production by 16% since 2014, Oil & Gas UK has said.

6 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Petrofac to build Turkish Stream terminal in Kıyıköy

UK company Petrofac has been assigned an EPC contract from South Stream Transport for the development of onshore pipelines and a gas terminal near Kıyıköy in Turkey.

6 September 2017
Ships laying pipeline for Turkish Stream Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkish Stream puts the Balkans under the spotlight

The Balkans will be an important gas transit corridor once the second stage of Turkish Stream is built, but it could also lead to greater regional dependence on Russia.

6 September 2017
LNG

Poland to receive second spot LNG cargo from Norway

Polish state oil and gas company PGNiG will take a second spot LNG cargo from Norway, the company said in a note on Monday.

5 September 2017
Funnels of an LNG-fuelled ship Global Markets

Outlook bright for gas, bleaker for oil – DNV GL

A new energy outlook by Norway’s DNV GL is bullish on future gas demand growth, but the report looks relatively cautious next to other industry forecasts.

5 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Renewables help spread of energy cooperatives

One of the co-founders of Belgium’s Ecopower explains the thinking behind the cooperative model of energy company that is spreading across Northwest Europe.

5 September 2017
Sections of the Negotino-Klecovce pipeline, FYR Macedonia Pipelines, Storage & Power

Financing could stymie FYR Macedonia-Bulgaria link

Plans for a second gas interconnector between FYR Macedonia and Bulgaria may struggle to attract funding.

4 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Norway elections could be turning point for oil and gas

Environmental concerns and fears of low prices are fuelling Norway’s debate on the reform of its oil and gas sector.

4 September 2017
Alternative Fuels

Finland to introduce new law to phase out coal – Huttunen

Finland will introduce a new law in 2018 to phase out coal by 2030, Riku Huttunen, director general of Finland’s energy department, has said.

1 September 2017
Alternative Fuels

Coal to remain part of Poland’s energy mix – prime minister

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has said that coal will remain an important part of the energy mix because of the importance of the mining industry.

1 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Balticconnector to open up Finnish gas market

Finland is preparing its gas market for more competition as the Balticconnector pipeline project advances.

1 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Gas sector awaits EU review of energy finance

The gas industry is holding its breath ahead of the European Commission’s review of sustainable finance in energy.

31 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Saipem to build section of Nord Stream 2

Saipem has been assigned a contract by Nord Stream 2 for the construction of the final section of the pipeline.

31 August 2017
LNG

Klaipeda receives new LNG cargo

A new tanker delivering 140,000 cubic metres of LNG arrived in Lithuania’s Klaipeda terminal on Thursday.

31 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Serbia’s turn to Russia becomes a challenge for EU

Serbia has signalled its intention to join Russia’s Turkish Stream pipeline project, which could alienate the EU.

31 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Total starts production at Edradour and Glenlivet

French major Total has started production at the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK North Sea.

30 August 2017
LNG

Malta and Sicily vie to be Mediterranean bunkering hub

A gas pipeline to Sicily would provide Malta with enough extra gas to develop bunkering and to compete with Italy’s LNG plans.

30 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Lundin Norway authorised to drill production licence 533

Lundin Norway has received approval for exploration drilling at wildcat wells 7219/12-2 S and 2 A in production licence 533 in the Barents Sea.

30 August 2017
LNG

Adriatic LNG delivers highest volumes since May 2011

The Adriatic LNG terminal delivered 651 million cubic metres of gas to Italy’s national grid in July 2017 – the highest volume since May 2011.

29 August 2017
Exploration & Production

New JV to develop decommissioning hub in Scotland

UK port operator Forth Ports has signed an agreement with decommissioning contractor AF Offshore Decom UK to establish a new joint venture.

29 August 2017

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