EU calls for Kiev-Moscow talks 

EU calls for Kiev-Moscow talks 

The European Union’s energy chief says he has asked Russia and Ukraine to relaunch talks over their gas pipeline to central Europe after their contract expires next year.  European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said: “I have reached out to both Ukrainian and Russian partners and invited them for trilateral talks.  “The talks… should start […]

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Equinor urged to axe ‘fairytale’ drilling 

Equinor urged to axe ‘fairytale’ drilling 

Greenpeace says Norway’s rebranded oil giant Equinor, formally Statoil, is requesting an extension on its Great Australian Bight drilling proposal. Equinor has reportedly confirmed it had applied to extend the timeline for its Bight well for another season until April 2020.   Equinor’s drilling had originally been planned for later this year before being put off […]

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Šefčovič eyes EU battery revolution 

Šefčovič eyes EU battery revolution 

In an attempt to tap into the estimated €250-billion battery market, the European Commission has unveiled an action plan to boost the bloc’s energy storage sector.  Presented at the same time as new rules on carbon dioxide emissions from trucks last week, the Strategic Action Plan for Batteries is intended to build on the work […]

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US mulls Nord Stream sanctions: envoy

US mulls Nord Stream sanctions: envoy

Kurt Volker, the US special representative for Ukraine, says there is an ongoing debate in Washington on whether sanctions should be introduced over the Nord Stream 2, according to Poland’s wpolityce.pl news service.  Volker said potential sanctions would hit European corporations working with Russia which added to European dependence on Moscow for energy. State Department […]

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Production
US mulls Nord Stream sanctions: envoy

US mulls Nord Stream sanctions: envoy

Kurt Volker, the US special representative for Ukraine, says there is an ongoing debate in Washington on whether sanctions should be introduced over the Nord Stream 2, according to Poland’s wpolityce.pl news service.  Volker said potential sanctions would hit European corporations working with Russia which added to European dependence on Moscow for energy. State Department […]

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Transmission
Can the Southern Gas Corridor Build New Markets?

Can the Southern Gas Corridor Build New Markets?

Spring is a time of new beginnings. For those hoping Europe can curb its Russian gas habit, the earlier-than-planned inauguration of the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) offers one. On April 25, Turkey’s President Erdogan announced that TANAP would be completed in mid-June, ahead of schedule. TANAP is a central piece of the long-sought Southern Gas Corridor. […]

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Storage
Šefčovič eyes EU battery revolution 

Šefčovič eyes EU battery revolution 

In an attempt to tap into the estimated €250-billion battery market, the European Commission has unveiled an action plan to boost the bloc’s energy storage sector.  Presented at the same time as new rules on carbon dioxide emissions from trucks last week, the Strategic Action Plan for Batteries is intended to build on the work […]

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Consumption
Cyprus and Israel discuss divided gas field 

Cyprus and Israel discuss divided gas field 

Cyprus’ energy minister says companies with a stake in a gas field in its territorial waters will hold talks with an Israeli company to settle a dispute over how much of the field extends into Israeli territory. Nicosia’s energy minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said the dispute over the Aphrodite gas field, which is projected to contain […]

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Policy
EU calls for Kiev-Moscow talks 

EU calls for Kiev-Moscow talks 

The European Union’s energy chief says he has asked Russia and Ukraine to relaunch talks over their gas pipeline to central Europe after their contract expires next year.  European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said: “I have reached out to both Ukrainian and Russian partners and invited them for trilateral talks.  “The talks… should start […]

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Environment
Equinor urged to axe ‘fairytale’ drilling 

Equinor urged to axe ‘fairytale’ drilling 

Greenpeace says Norway’s rebranded oil giant Equinor, formally Statoil, is requesting an extension on its Great Australian Bight drilling proposal. Equinor has reportedly confirmed it had applied to extend the timeline for its Bight well for another season until April 2020.   Equinor’s drilling had originally been planned for later this year before being put off […]

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Industry
US threatens Nord Stream sanctions

US threatens Nord Stream sanctions

Washington has stepped up its opposition to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany, saying the project raises security concerns and that it could result in US trade sanctions. A consortium of western companies and Russia’s gas giant Gazprom said this week it was starting preparatory work off the German Baltic coast. […]

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Opinion

Does Bahrain’s Discovery Signal a Global Wave of Shale?

Opinion

From the United States to Argentina and Australia and now Bahrain, we hear a common refrain in 2018: shale is king. Shale, or oil and gas unlocked by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has transformed the global energy landscape since the late 2000s, making the United States the world’s largest oil and gas producer by […]

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Can the Southern Gas Corridor Build New Markets?

Opinion

Spring is a time of new beginnings. For those hoping Europe can curb its Russian gas habit, the earlier-than-planned inauguration of the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) offers one. On April 25, Turkey’s President Erdogan announced that TANAP would be completed in mid-June, ahead of schedule. TANAP is a central piece of the long-sought Southern Gas Corridor. […]

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