Nord Stream 2 pipes arriving in Kotka, Finland. (Nord Stream 2, Axel Schmidt) Policy & Regulation

Nord Stream 2 backers shun Russia-EU legal deal

The developers of Nord Stream 2 do not share the European Commission’s view that a separate legal framework is needed for Russian infrastructure.

By Andreas Walstad 23 May 2017
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Peru’s foreign investor fears allayed

Early signs from the Ollanta Humala administration in Peru suggest that the initial fears of foreign oil and gas investors were vastly exaggerated.

12 August 2011
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Pakistan’s gas price hike will raise industry’s energy costs, group says

The Pakistani government’s decision to raise subsidised consumer gas tariffs by 13.55% will lead to higher electricity prices for most industrial producers at a time when the country should be spurring economic growth by reducing the cost of doing business, the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has said.

11 August 2011
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China buckling under US pressure to withdraw from Iran

As China shows signs of withdrawing from the country’s gas sector, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called again for the complete nationalisation of Iran’s oil industry.

11 August 2011
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Trinidad grappling with steady decline in gas reserves

Trinidad's proven gas reserves fell for a fourth straight year in 2010, slipping from 408 billion cubic metres (14.4 trillion cubic metres) to 379 bcm in 2009, according to new data released on Wednesday by Trinidad’s Ministry of Energy.

11 August 2011
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Western Australia retains domestic gas supply policy

The Western Australian government has decided to retain the 15% domestic gas reservation requirement for all projects within the state, according to a statement released on 9 August.

10 August 2011
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Argentina production slips year-on-year

Argentina has seen its production of natural gas in June 2011 fall 4.66% on a like-for-like basis.

9 August 2011
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Indian government approves BP-Reliance deal

Indian energy major Reliance Industries today received approval from the Indian government for the $7.2 billion sale of its oil and gas blocks to BP.

9 August 2011
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Pakistan approves 13.55% gas price hike

Pakistan’s Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority has decided to raise the country’s gas tariffs for consumers by 13.55%, siding with a petition from state-owned Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and Sui Southern Gas Company, an OGRA official told Interfax today.

8 August 2011
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Ecuador’s president threatens to privatise state firm

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa criticised state-owned oil and gas company Petroecuador over the weekend and threatened to privatise the firm if standards did not improve.

8 August 2011
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Iraqi Electricity Minister fired and under investigation

Iraq’s Electricity Minister Raad Shalal has been fired by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and is under investigation for authorising two deals to supply diesel generators in Iraq, worth $1,7 billion, that violated government contracting guidelines.

8 August 2011
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Cyprus continues LNG liquefaction talks, while dithering over key gas import decisions

The Cypriot ministry of commerce, industry and tourism (MCIT) is in discussions with Israel over the possibility of building an LNG liquefaction plant on the island.

8 August 2011
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Poland launches gas market survey

The Polish energy market regulator launched a market survey yesterday to gauge opinion on further liberalisation of the domestic gas market.

5 August 2011
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Costa Rica still open for gas exploration

A three-year moratorium on developing petroleum deposits in Costa Rica appears to exclude gas, analysts have said.

4 August 2011
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Gazprom subsidiary to build liquefaction project in Yaroslavl Region

Gaz-Oil, a subsidiary of Gazprom, plans to build an LNG liquefaction plant in the Bolsheselsky district of the Yaroslavl region, Yaroslavl Governor Sergei Vakhrukov told journalists on Thursday.

4 August 2011
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Peru’s largest block may face export threat

Peru's government is reportedly attempting to halt the export of gas from one of the country’s largest blocks.

3 August 2011
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Algerian court fines Nabors $39.1m in forex dispute

US drilling company Nabors Drilling International has been fined $39.1 million by an Algerian court due to alleged violations of Algeria’s foreign currency exchange controls, it said on Tuesday.

3 August 2011
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Uzbekistan raises gas prices for Tajikistan

Uzbekistan has raised the price of gas it sells to Tajikistan for the third quarter of 2011.

3 August 2011
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India okays Cairn-Vedanta deal, but Cairn shareholders to vote on conditions

India’s government has officially approved Cairn Energy’s year-old proposal to sell a 30% share of its Indian subsidiary to the mining company Vedanta Resources, Vedanta said today.

3 August 2011
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India tells Reliance to ramp up Krishna Godavari E&P as output slumps

The Indian Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources has directed Reliance Industries to “expeditiously” drill more development wells in an underperforming block of the offshore Krishna Godavari Basin, India’s largest reserve of natural gas.

3 August 2011
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European Parliament releases study on South Mediterranean energy policy

The European Parliament’s Industry, Technology, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) released a comprehensive study, EU Energy Strategy in the Southern Mediterranean, in June.

3 August 2011

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