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Energy 26-07-2019

Russia says second leg of Turkish Stream will go via Bulgaria, not Greece

The second leg of the Turkish Stream pipeline will go through Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday (26 July).
Energy 22-01-2019

Russia plays for time in EU-mediated Ukraine gas transit talks

The EU mediated on Monday (21 January) talks between Moscow and Kyiv on the future of Russian gas transit via Ukraine, the only decision being that the sides agreed to meet again in May.
Energy 06-04-2018

Russia says wider cooperation arrangement with OPEC could be indefinite

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that an arrangement under which Moscow cooperates with the OPEC oil group could become indefinite once a current deal to curb oil production expires in the end of the year.
Energy 14-06-2017

Proposed Nord Stream 2 compromise guarantees Ukraine’s gas transit role

The European Commission hopes to bring together the friends and the foes of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project around a mandate which would guarantee that Ukraine would remain a transit country for Russian gas to the EU.
Global Europe 15-05-2017

Saudi Arabia, Russia agree oil output cuts to push up prices

Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's two top oil producers, agreed today (15 May) to extend oil output cuts for a further nine months until March 2018 to rein in a global crude glut, pushing up prices.
Energy 04-01-2017

Russian envoy warns of looming gas crisis for EU

Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassador to the EU, warned in an interview published on Tuesday (3 January) of the risk for European countries of remaining in the cold, as Ukraine is pumping gas from the underground storage intended to ensure the security of supply in winter.
Energy 19-12-2016

Ukraine invites EU monitors to prevent another gas crisis

Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz has asked the EU today (19 December) to send a monitoring mission immediately to entry and exit points of Ukraine’s gas transport system, in an effort to prevent another gas crisis.
Energy 12-12-2016

Russia: ‘Illegal’ Ukrainian fining of Gazprom puts EU consumers at risk

Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak has called a $6.6 billion fine imposed by a court in Ukraine on his country’s gas export monopolist Gazprom illegal, and warned of “new risks for European consumers”.
Energy 06-12-2016

Ukraine ready to join trilateral gas talks in Brussels

Ukraine is ready to join trilateral talks to discuss gas issues with Russia on 9 December in Brussels, the country’s state energy company Naftogaz said on its Twitter account yesterday (5 December).
Energy 03-12-2015

Russia shelves Turkish Stream pipeline project

Moscow has suspended the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project in response to Turkey shooting down a Russian jet in Syria, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
Energy 28-09-2015

EU, Russia, Ukraine agree winter gas supply deal

Russia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter under a deal clinched late Friday (25 September) with the European Union, capping months of difficult talks overshadowed by the Ukrainian conflict.
Energy 01-07-2015

Trilateral talks on Ukraine’s gas supplies fall apart

Ukraine announced yesterday (30 June) the immediate suspension of all Russian gas purchases after EU-mediated negotiations broke down.
Energy 19-06-2015

Commission unimpressed by Russia’s pipeline offensive

BREAKING / Russia and Greece signed a deal today (19 June) for a section of the Turkish Stream pipeline across Greece, and Gazprom announced plans to build two additional stretches to the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
Competition 17-04-2015

EU fires warning shots at Gazprom

The European Union's competition chief challenged Russian gas giant Gazprom on Thursday, when she pledged to act decisively against energy companies that break competition law.
Maroš Šef?ovi? will chair the trilaterals [European Parliament]
Energy 19-03-2015

Commission sheds light on trilateral gas talks with Ukraine, Russia

The European Commission aims at concluding an agreement to supply Ukraine with Russian gas until Fall 2016, when an international court will issue a ruling on Moscow's pricing regime, a Commission official said.
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Energy 03-03-2015

Šef?ovi?: EU gas supply ‘secure’

Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? has said that he is 'reassured' that the supply of gas to the EU markets remains 'secure.' Šef?ovi? comments came after he held trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine on Monday.
Energy 03-03-2015

Brussels talks avert another Ukraine gas crisis

Russia and Ukraine have agreed to discuss a "summer package" of gas supplies late this month, with Kyiv winning an assurance at Monday's EU-mediated talks in Brussels that it would not pay for energy delivered to rebel-held areas.
Energy 25-02-2015

Šef?ovi? mediating between Russia and Ukraine in order to avert new gas crisis

Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? said today (25 February) that he is attempting to mediate between Ukraine and Russia, in order to avoid a new gas crisis.
Energy 24-02-2015

Gazprom warns of ‘serious risks’ for gas transit to Europe

Gazprom said Tuesday (24 February) that there were "serious" risks to gas transit to Europe via Ukraine after Kyiv failed to make a pre-payment.
EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger favours an EU-wide solution to road tolling. March 2014 [The Council of the European Union]
Energy 31-10-2014

EU unblocks ‘unprecedented levels’ of cash to secure gas for Ukraine

Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal Thursday (30 October) that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbour over the winter in return for payments funded in part by Kyiv's Western creditors.
Yuriy Prodan. Photo Georgi Gotev
Energy 11-06-2014

Ukraine energy minister: Russia blocks gas price talks to promote South Stream

Following trilateral talks on gas pricing involving Russia and Ukraine and hosted today (11 June) by the European Commission, Yuri Prodan, the Ukrainian energy minister, told EURACTIV that Russia obstructed progress on purpose, as it wanted to convince its EU partners about the advantages of the Gazprom-favoured South Stream pipeline, which is intended to bypass Ukraine.
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Energy 27-05-2014

EU, Ukraine contradict each other on gas supply talks

EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said on Monday that 'substantial progress was made' but 'no breakthrough yet' in the negotiations on gas supply between Ukraine and Russia. However, Ukraine's state gas company, Naftogaz, said on Tuesday that no real progress was made with Russia's Gazprom over its gas debt and on pricing.

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