Dutch engineers carry out earthquake tests Policy & Regulation

Court ruling puts Groningen under more pressure

Legal challenges could mean output from the Netherlands’ giant gas field will be forced down even further, experts say.

By Annemarie Botzki 16 November 2017
A globe showing flags of the world at COP23 Policy & Regulation

COP23 talks to focus on bridging financial divide

Countries are not making enough progress in the area of climate finance, delegates at the COP23 summit in Bonn heard this week.

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
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

Argentina boosts incentives for unconventional output

Argentina’s government has widened the scope of an incentive programme for gas production from unconventional reservoirs in the country’s Neuquén Basin

7 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Court order halts construction on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

The $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise pipeline has been hit by a temporary stop on works ordered by a US court.

7 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
Poland’s LNG terminal at Świnoujście. Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

FERC starts to catch up with pipeline backlog

FERC has returned to the five-member quorum it needs to approve projects following a six-month shutdown.

6 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
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
gas plant in siberia Policy & Regulation

Russia could reduce extraction tax for Gazprom JVs

The Russian government is considering whether to amend its Mineral Extraction Tax, but such a move is far from straightforward.

3 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

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
Exploration is expected in Lake Malawi. Policy & Regulation

Malawi awaits new oil and gas policy

Exploration in Malawi has been stifled in recent years, but a new petroleum policy could be a first step in spurring upstream investment.

2 November 2017
A rig offshore Romania Policy & Regulation

Romania softens tone on new royalties regime

Romania has proposed a softer regime on state royalties from oil and gas revenues than many in the industry had feared.

2 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Sierra Club loses legal battle against three US LNG projects

A court in the United States has ruled against objections to three LNG export projects by environmental organisation the Sierra Club.

2 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

FERC opens review on Fourchon LNG environmental impact statement

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has opened a review on the environmental impact statement for Louisiana’s Fourchon LNG project.

2 November 2017
An LNG-fuelled ferry. Policy & Regulation

IMO emissions strategy to boost LNG as marine fuel

The International Maritime Organization is expected to adopt stricter GHG targets in April that could increase the uptake of LNG in shipping.

1 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Pemex aiming to cut CO2 emissions by 25% by 2021

Mexican state giant Pemex is seeking to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 25% by 2021, the company said on Sunday.

30 October 2017
An Anadarko drillship off Mozambique. Policy & Regulation

Mozambique hopes rule changes will spur exploration

Mozambique has finally yielded to IOCs’ demands for greater fiscal stability and forex flexibility in contracts.

27 October 2017

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