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
Gas for Transport

GTT to build tanks for LNG-fuelled container ships

France-based Gaztransport & Technigaz will design cryogenic tanks for nine LNG-fuelled container ships.

8 November 2017
Gas for Transport

EC proposes 30% reduction target for CO2 from new cars

The European Commission has proposed that average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans should be 30% lower in 2030 compared with 2021.

8 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

EC proposes third package extension for Nord Stream 2

The European Commission has proposed extending the existing EU Gas Directive to pipelines entering Europe from third countries.

8 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline 58% complete

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline is 58% complete, according to the commercial and external affairs director of the TAP development company.

8 November 2017
The Rough gas storage facility. Pipelines, Storage & Power

BBL revisits reverse flows after Rough closure

The operator of the BBL pipeline is considering plans to add a reverse-flow capacity to take advantage of rising flows of gas from the UK to the continent.

8 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

EU emissions drop slightly despite economic growth

Greenhouse gas emissions from the 28 EU countries dropped by just 0.7% in 2016 amid continued economic growth.

8 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Europe has underestimated its methane emissions – report

European governments have underestimated methane emissions from gas and will miss their targets under the Paris agreement, a new report claims.

7 November 2017
Companies & Finance

Gas Natural Fenosa’s profits fall by double digits in 9M 2017

Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa saw a double-digit fall in profits over the first nine months of the year.

7 November 2017
Poland’s LNG terminal at Świnoujście. LNG

Central and Eastern Europe to miss out on US LNG – government adviser

The US is increasing its LNG export capacity, but a lack of infrastructure and relatively high prices remain obstacles to volumes reaching Central and Eastern Europe.

7 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Eni and Total could start drilling offshore Cyprus by end of 2017

France’s Total and Italy’s Eni will start drilling Block 6 off the coast of Cyprus by the end of the year or in early 2018, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has said.

7 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Lundin Norway awarded drilling permit in the Barents Sea

Lundin Norway has been granted a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-2 A S in production licence 533 in the Barents Sea.

6 November 2017
german gas filling station Gas for Transport

Energy industry calls for ambitious EU transport goals

The industry is concerned Wednesday’s EU transport package will not offer enough incentives to accelerate the deployment of NGVs and EVs.

6 November 2017
Global Markets

EU gas demand to increase by 6% in 2017

Gas demand in the 28 EU countries is expected to increase by 5.9% in 2017, driven by cooler weather and the power sector.

6 November 2017
Wind turbines in denmark Global Markets

Cost of energy reduction key to transition – Ørsted

Ørsted’s Jakob Bøss explains how the company formerly known as DONG has managed to make profits from abandoning oil and gas and turning to green energy.

6 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Emerson to collaborate with Statoil to improve reservoir software

Emerson has signed a collaboration agreement with Statoil for the development of reservoir characterisation and modelling software.

3 November 2017
Alternative Fuels

Carmakers launch European e-charging network

A joint venture invoving some of the largest carmakers in Europe will develop and implement a HPC network for electric vehicles across Europe.

3 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

PGNiG starts new gas price negotiations with Gazprom

Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has asked Gazprom to renegotiate the price of gas imported by Poland under its long-term contracts.

3 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Exports start at Slovenia’s Petisovci gas field

UK independent Ascent Resources has started exporting gas from the Petisovci gas field in Slovenia to Croatia’s INA.

3 November 2017
Germany's staudinger coal plant Policy & Regulation

Pressure mounts on Germany to ditch coal

The host of the upcoming COP23 climate conference will have much to do to justify its green credentials.

3 November 2017
Supply & Demand

Gas is growing in importance in Greece

Gas increased its share of Greece's electricity mix to 28% in 2016 and produced 15% of the primary energy supply.

3 November 2017

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