A coal-fired power plant in Germany. (E.On) Policy & Regulation

EU emission limits cloud outlook for coal plants

Stricter EU limits on airborne pollutants mean many of Europe’s coal-fired power plants face an uncertain future.

By Andreas Walstad 21 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

US power utilities lobby for lower NAFTA tariffs

A coalition of United States power utilities has urged trade negotiators to keep tariffs low when renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

21 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Bangladeshi energy minister reassures end-users on pricing

Bangladesh’s energy minister has said the government will continue to ensure the prices of electricity and gas are affordable.

21 August 2017
European power lines. (European Parliament) Policy & Regulation

Better TSO coordination needed to boost power trading

Underused interconnector capacity in the European power market will need to be addressed if the region seeks a Single Energy Market.

18 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Appeals court dismisses Sierra Club’s challenge to Texas LNG projects

A US appeal court has rejected the Sierra Club’s objection to two LNG export projects in Texas.

16 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

API backs Trump’s order on regulation

The American Petroleum Institute has declared support for President Donald Trump’s executive order to streamline energy infrastructure.

16 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Mexican Energy Secretariat to release draft gas storage policy in September

Mexico’s Energy Secretariat is expected to release a draft of its gas storage policy in early September.

16 August 2017
The LNG terminal on Revithoussa Island, Greece. (EC) Policy & Regulation

Gas market upswing good news for Greek hub plans

Strong investor interest in its grid operator and rising demand are favourable signs for Greece's ambition of becoming a regional gas hub.

16 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Sierra Club sues US DOE to release consultation info

The Sierra Club has sued the US Department of Energy to reveal the groups it consulted for a study on the US electricity grid.

15 August 2017
YPF drilling in Vaca Muerta, Neuquen. (YPF) Policy & Regulation

YPF seeks smooth stimulus switch in 2018

Argentina’s YPF is anxious for a smooth transition between the country’s generous incentive schemes. But experts say the state giant need not be worried.

15 August 2017
Electricity pylons in Europe. Cross-border transmission capacity is often restricted.   (European Parliament) Policy & Regulation

Traders push power TSOs to boost cross-border capacity

Europe’s TSOs are holding back too much capacity at electricity interconnection points, critics say.

14 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

EPA sued for information on impartiality measures

The US EPA is being sued to reveal the steps it has taken to ensure it has been impartial since Scott Pruitt became its head in February.

14 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Argentina removing obstacles to imports of used rigs

Argentina’s government said on Thursday that it is removing obstacles to importing used rigs.

11 August 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Egypt’s gas law receives final approval

Egypt’s president has approved the country’s new gas law, which aims to break the state monopoly on marketing gas.

11 August 2017
A combined heat and power plant. (Siemens) Policy & Regulation

Germany lacks strategy for heating sector transition

Berlin is dragging its feet in planning the decarbonisation of Germany’s heating sector, putting the country’s climate targets at risk.

11 August 2017
The IM-5 well in the Etinde permit offshore Cameroon. (Bowleven) Policy & Regulation

Cameroon’s Etinde partners agree to FLNG – sources

NewAge has reached an agreement with the government over how to use the gas from the offshore Etinde permit.

8 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

FERC reaches five-member quorum but faces six-month backlog

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission now has a five-member quorum following a six-month shutdown and is facing a backlog of applications.

8 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Sound Energy wins final approval for Matarka licence

Sound Energy has been granted final approval for the Matarka licence in eastern Morocco.

7 August 2017
Indonesia’s Oil and Gas Director General Ego Syahrial. (Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources) Policy & Regulation

Jokowi’s wrath triggers shake-up at ministry

Indonesia’s energy minister is shaking things up in the hope of prompting much-needed investment.

7 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Senate confirms Trump’s nominees for FERC

The United States Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominees for two of the seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

4 August 2017
Talisman Vietnam was told to stop exploring the South China Sea. (Repsol, Flickr) Policy & Regulation

US fails to support allies in South China Sea

Threats of force over oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea are putting US commitments in the region to the test.

4 August 2017

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