Indonesia threatens biofuel trade war 

Indonesia threatens biofuel trade war 

Indonesia says it is preparing for a worst-case scenario should the European Parliament’s draft of a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels win the backing of the European commission and council. In January, MEPs voted to phase out the use of biofuels made from environmentally damaging palm oil by 2021 to fulfil […]

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‘Nuclear Titanic’ arrives in Murmansk 

‘Nuclear Titanic’ arrives in Murmansk 

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant, known as a “floating Chernobyl”, has arrived at the Arctic port of Murmansk after leaving St Petersburg and sailing past Norway. The brutalist Akademik Lomonosov is designed to provide energy for remote Arctic coastal areas and is due to travel another 5,000km to Pevek in the region of Chukotka, across […]

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Total to buy 10% Arctic LNG stake 

Total to buy 10% Arctic LNG stake 

French oil and gas giant Total is due to buy a 10-per-cent stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG-2 project on northern Siberia’s Gydan peninsula, according to the Russian firm’s CEO Leonid Mikhelson.  President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Russia for the St Petersburg economic forum and the Total deal was signed during his visit. Total already holds […]

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Carbon targets discussed ahead of June summit

Carbon targets discussed ahead of June summit

The European Parliament reportedly made progress this week on an EU bill that sets out renewable energy targets in Europe and “gap fillers” to ensure member nations meet 2030 energy and climate objectives. Talks were held between the European “trialogue”, the commission, parliament and council, in Brussels to discuss the proposed Energy Union, ahead of […]

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Production
‘Nuclear Titanic’ arrives in Murmansk 

‘Nuclear Titanic’ arrives in Murmansk 

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant, known as a “floating Chernobyl”, has arrived at the Arctic port of Murmansk after leaving St Petersburg and sailing past Norway. The brutalist Akademik Lomonosov is designed to provide energy for remote Arctic coastal areas and is due to travel another 5,000km to Pevek in the region of Chukotka, across […]

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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
Carbon targets discussed ahead of June summit

Carbon targets discussed ahead of June summit

The European Parliament reportedly made progress this week on an EU bill that sets out renewable energy targets in Europe and “gap fillers” to ensure member nations meet 2030 energy and climate objectives. Talks were held between the European “trialogue”, the commission, parliament and council, in Brussels to discuss the proposed Energy Union, ahead of […]

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Environment
Indonesia threatens biofuel trade war 

Indonesia threatens biofuel trade war 

Indonesia says it is preparing for a worst-case scenario should the European Parliament’s draft of a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels win the backing of the European commission and council. In January, MEPs voted to phase out the use of biofuels made from environmentally damaging palm oil by 2021 to fulfil […]

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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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