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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

Qatar regains position as UK’s biggest LNG supplier

Qatar took back its position as the biggest supplier of LNG to the UK in March and April this year, after having lost market share to Russian and US exporters during winter 2018/2019.

28 June 2019 LNG
An EDF offshore wind turbine

France’s offshore wind boom offers hope for gas players

Increasing investor appetite for offshore wind, coupled with the phase-out of coal and retirement of older nuclear plants, could leave more room for gas in the French power mix.

27 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

CEE pipeline construction continues amid delays

The construction of pipelines for diversifying supplies in Central and Eastern Europe is continuing while Gazprom carries out its South Stream Lite project.

20 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Shipping in Ukraine's section of the Black Sea.

Kiev attracts foreign investors with PSA tenders

Ukraine has started to attract international oil and gas players to its territory with its most recent auctions.

18 June 2019 Exploration & Production
The Swinoujscie LNG terminal in Poland

PGNiG positions itself as LNG trader after US deals

The Polish company has signed major new supply agreements for US and Qatari LNG cargoes that may enable it to start re-exporting the fuel after 2023.

13 June 2019 LNG
Welding on the Serbian section of South Stream

Bosnia to be next battleground for CEE energy

Serbia is planning to extend the TurkStream pipeline across the north of Bosnia & Herzegovina, but Croatia is also building an interconnector in the south of the country.

13 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Moldovan President Igor Dodon.

Interconnector delay weakens Moldova's hand

The Romania-Moldova Interconnector will not be ready until at least August 2020, six months after the expiry date of Moldovagaz’s supply contract with Gazprom.

11 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Renewables investment fall leaves EU short of targets

Many EU countries risk missing their 2020 renewables targets because of a slowdown in investment since 2014, EU auditors have warned.

6 June 2019 Policy & Regulation

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