UK reports ‘green gas’ boom 

UK reports ‘green gas’ boom 

The UK’s Green Gas Certification Scheme says that since 2017 there has been a 13-fold increase in customers being supplied with renewable gas, reaching 1 million homes.  “Green gas” or biomethane is a type of gas created from biodegradable material, such as farm and food waste.  It is injected into natural gas supplies and supplements […]

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Low dam levels force Norway to import power 

Low dam levels force Norway to import power 

Norway has said it was a net importer of electricity in the first quarter, reversing five years of net exports. The Scandinavian state is suffering from low dam levels as forest fires take a shockingly early grip on large, unseasonably dry areas of southern Norway.  Norwegian hydropower output has been falling and higher prices have […]

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Oil prices fall as Iran set to defy US sanctions

Oil prices fall as Iran set to defy US sanctions

Oil prices fell today (Thursday) as record US output and rising crude oil stocks reduced the impact on markets of US sanctions on Iran and Opec’s restrictions on supply. Saudi Arabia is co-operating with the US to increase oil production if the removal of 1 million barrels of Iranian oil from the market caused a […]

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Brussels backs Lithuanian renewable scheme 

Brussels backs Lithuanian renewable scheme 

The European Commission has approved Lithuania’s auction scheme for renewable energy production as the Baltic state tries to weaken its power reliance on imports from Russia and Belarus. The €385-million budget will come into effect from next week and include solar, wind and hydropower, the European Union’s executive branch said. The EU funding directed to […]

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Experts
Production
Saudi export rise to prop up US Iran sanctions 

Saudi export rise to prop up US Iran sanctions 

Oil prices have hit a six-month peak as Opec apparently looks to raise output following Donald Trump’s decision not to extend waivers for buyers of Iranian fossil fuels. Output in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, was due to rise next month, but that was unrelated to the Iranian sanctions, Riyadh sources said. The […]

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UK reports ‘green gas’ boom 

UK reports ‘green gas’ boom 

The UK’s Green Gas Certification Scheme says that since 2017 there has been a 13-fold increase in customers being supplied with renewable gas, reaching 1 million homes.  “Green gas” or biomethane is a type of gas created from biodegradable material, such as farm and food waste.  It is injected into natural gas supplies and supplements […]

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Storage
Project aims to sell hydrogen batteries by 2020

Project aims to sell hydrogen batteries by 2020

The University of New South Wales in Sydney and H2Store have received funding to test a new hydrogen battery which researchers say could outperform lithium-ion batteries. Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou of the School of Chemical Engineering said the design would offer cheap storage and transport of hydrogen within the next two years. Aguey-Zinsou said his invention […]

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Consumption
Libya conflict boosts oil price

Libya conflict boosts oil price

Fighting around the Libyan capital of Tripoli this week has forced the US to pull its troops out of the county as global oil prices rose.  Libya produced about 1.1 million barrels of oil a day last month. Troops loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, who controls much of eastern and southern Libya, attacked Libya’s UN-recognised […]

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Policy
Oil prices fall as Iran set to defy US sanctions

Oil prices fall as Iran set to defy US sanctions

Oil prices fell today (Thursday) as record US output and rising crude oil stocks reduced the impact on markets of US sanctions on Iran and Opec’s restrictions on supply. Saudi Arabia is co-operating with the US to increase oil production if the removal of 1 million barrels of Iranian oil from the market caused a […]

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Environment
Brussels backs Lithuanian renewable scheme 

Brussels backs Lithuanian renewable scheme 

The European Commission has approved Lithuania’s auction scheme for renewable energy production as the Baltic state tries to weaken its power reliance on imports from Russia and Belarus. The €385-million budget will come into effect from next week and include solar, wind and hydropower, the European Union’s executive branch said. The EU funding directed to […]

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Industry
Lavrov accuses US of open Nord Stream meddling 

Lavrov accuses US of open Nord Stream meddling 

Russia’s veteran foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has accused the US of “brazenly” meddling in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project to Germany. The 55 billion cubic metres capacity Baltic Sea pipeline project is led by Russia’s gas export monopoly Gazprom and opposed by the United States, Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic states. “Interference in […]

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Opinion

Yearning for Euro-Denominated Oil

Opinion

Last September, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed a bold idea. “We must do more to allow our single currency to play its full role on the international scene,” he said. “It is absurd that Europe pays for 80 percent of its energy import bill – worth 300 billion euros a year – in U.S. […]

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Energy Conjoins NATO, 70 Years Later

Opinion

On April 4, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrated its 70th birthday in Washington in rather ho-hum fashion. The attendance of only foreign ministers seemed to capture the mood. In different times, a decennial milestone for the world’s most successful military alliance no less would have involved the presence of heads of state. Yet […]

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