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Italy’s gas demand up by 4.3% in H1 2019

Italy’s LNG terminals benefited from cheap spot LNG in H1 2019 as pipeline imports fell.

2 days ago Pipelines, Storage & Power
The TurkStream pipeline

Hungary and Slovakia deepen gas supply ties

The countries are planning contingency measures should Moscow and Kiev fail to reach a transit deal for this winter, but both remain determined to receive gas from Russia after 2020

2 days ago Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom exports to Europe down by 4.7%

Low European spot prices and an increase in LNG imports have cut Gazprom’s exports to Europe, although Central European countries have boosted their offtake of Russian gas.

2 days ago Supply & Demand
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump.

US manufacturer to deliver first equipment for Baltic Pipe

The agreement to supply 10 compressor units signals greater cooperation between Warsaw and Washington as they seek to bolster Poland’s energy security.

5 days ago Pipelines, Storage & Power
A coal power plant in Germany.

Uniper determined to complete Germany’s last new coal plant

The company’s commitment to commission Datteln 4 by next summer shows Germany’s coal phase-out will take time despite encouraging levels of fuel-switching from coal to gas in recent months.

16 August 2019 Policy & Regulation
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

Ukraine mulls repeat of Dolphin tender

The country is considering re-running the tender for the block to attract a bigger player, but such a move could provoke a legal challenge that would delay its development.

15 August 2019 Exploration & Production
The TurkStream pipeline

Turkmen gas exports to EU face setbacks

The prospect of gas from Turkmenistan reaching Europe still looks remote despite attempts by the EU and Bulgaria to facilitate imports.

15 August 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Greece's Revithoussa LNG terminal.

Greek LNG bunkering hub ambitions take step forward

DEPA has received approval to build a small-scale LNG facility at Patras as part of a wider EU-led project to promote LNG as a marine fuel in southeastern Europe.

9 August 2019 LNG
Lithuania's Independence FSRU

Balticconnector on track to commission by end-2019

The completion of the offshore section means the pipeline is close to commissioning, potentially allowing Finland to receive gas from the Baltic states from 2020.

8 August 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Moldavian Prime Minister Maia Sandu.

Moldova turns to Ukraine to avert gas supply crisis

Moldovagaz and Ukrtransgaz are negotiating an interconnection agreement that would allow Ukraine to ship gas to Moldova should supplies from Russia be disrupted this winter.

5 August 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
An LNG cargo arriving at Grain LNG

UK’s Port Meridian FSRU back on despite doubts

InfraStrata has reached an agreement with Meridian Holdings to build the Port Meridian FSRU project in northwest England, but doubts remain.

1 August 2019 Supply & Demand
Poland's Swinoujscie LNG terminal under construction.

Poland bets on Gdansk FSRU to meet projected demand

Poland is pressing on with its FSRU plans amid an expected increase in gas demand and the expiration of PGNiG’s supply contract with Gazprom in 2022.

30 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
A hydrogen generating plant in the UK

Germany aims to boost hydrogen investment

Germany has scaled up its ambition on power-to-gas projects by pledging more financial support for pilot schemes, but doubts linger over cost-efficiency and technological barriers for large-scale deployment.

25 July 2019 Policy & Regulation
Mostar Bridge in Mostar.

Bosnia-Croatia pipeline moves forward amid controversy

The project has received EU backing for a feasibility study but faces many hurdles, including competition from a scheme intended to link Bosnia to Serbia and the TurkStream pipeline.

19 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
A section of Polish pipeline

Baltic Pipe passes hurdle after approval by Danish regulator

The planned 10 bcm/y Baltic Pipe has moved closer to becoming reality after the Danish environment agency approved an onshore section of the pipeline.

18 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Lithuania's Independence FSRU

Lithuania boosts exports to neighbours amid low spot LNG prices

The country's Klaipeda LNG terminal has strengthened its position as a regional gas hub after record-high regasification volumes in June.

12 July 2019 LNG

Higher EU carbon prices trigger switch to gas

Higher carbon prices in the EU are helping gas to push coal out of the region’s power mix.

12 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russian gas volumes via Ukraine up 20% in Q1

Russia exported around 16 bcm of gas to the EU via the Ukrainian route in the first quarter of this year, making it the main supply corridor for Russia-EU flows.

8 July 2019 Supply & Demand

European LNG terminals see higher utilisation as spot prices drop

Low prices for spot LNG in Asia have led to more cargoes heading to European ports in recent months, boosting utilisation rates at Europe's terminals.

5 July 2019 LNG

Gas squeezes out coal in Spain’s power mix

Gas has taken significant market share from coal in Spanish power generation in recent months as a result of lower LNG spot prices and relatively high prices for carbon allowances.

3 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

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