Future of gas Archives

  • EU, Russia to meet over Ukraine gas supply

    Promoted content | Energy 24-04-2014

    European and Russian officials will meet this week and next for emergency talks to try to prevent Moscow cutting off gas supply to Ukraine.

  • Commission hails final decision to bring Azeri gas to Europe

    Promoted content | Energy 17-12-2013

    Backers of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II gas project signed on Tuesday a final investment decision, with a view to pumping natural gas to Europe from 2019. Commission President José Manuel Barroso hailed the Shah Deniz decision as “a strategic door opener” for stronger EU energy security.

  • Oettinger takes the lead in legal spat with Russia over South Stream

    Promoted content | Energy 12-12-2013

    Following a meeting with the energy ministers of seven countries through the territory of which the South Stream pipeline is planned to pass, Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced today (12 December) that the EU executive will be their advocate to make sure that their bilateral agreements with Russia respect EU law.

  • Caught in South Stream trap, EU countries seek EU help

    Promoted content | Energy 06-12-2013

    Six EU countries are in "a mess" with the bilateral deals they signed with Russia to build the South Stream gas pipeline, Bulgaria being the most desperate to get EU help to sort out the legal mess it has got itself into, Commission officials told EURACTIV.
    Marlene Holzner, spokesperson to Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger strongly denied on Friday that the EU executive has had knowledge from a long time of the intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with the six EU countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria) and with Serbia.