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Energy 11-05-2022

German government agrees on law to speed up LNG terminal construction

The German government has submitted a legislative proposal to speed up the permitting process and construction of onshore and floating liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals, as well as the necessary pipelines to connect them to the grid.
Energy 06-05-2022

Germany ready to help landlocked EU states access LNG, Scholz says

Germany will show solidarity with European Union countries seeking alternatives to Russian gas and oil, for example helping eastern states without ports in the North or Baltic Seas access liquefied natural gas (LNG), Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday (5 May).
Energy 06-05-2022

Bulgaria and Greece plan joint gas deliveries for southeast Europe

Bulgaria and Greece agreed to seek joint gas deliveries for southeastern Europe and decrease its reliance on Russian gas amid the war in Ukraine, Bulgarian Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov said on Thursday (5 May).
Energy 05-05-2022

Germany secures four floating LNG terminals in mad rush to replace Kremlin gas

As Russia’s war continues, the German government has been frantically looking for alternatives to Russian pipeline gas and mobile floating tankers repurposed to process LNG from around the world have become the government’s solution. To ship gas long-distance, it needs...

Europe should dream big and start the gas exit now

True energy independence means a complete phase out of natural gas from the energy system and its replacement with renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency, write Martin Dimitrov and Kostantsa Rangelov.
Energy 02-05-2022

No, LNG will not derail Europe’s climate goals

While some have warned that new LNG infrastructure would jeopardise Europe's climate goals, this is not the case as gas will be required up until 2050 and governments are still striving to build up their renewable energy production, writes Lukas Trakimavičius.

Hydrogen will be ‘pivotal element’ in future economy, says EU climate chief

Hydrogen will be essential for Europe's future economy, particularly to store and transport green energy, EU climate chief Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament on Thursday (28 April).
Energy 28-04-2022

Germany’s Habeck: ‘We have to try the unrealistic’ to break free from Russian gas

As Russia’s war on Ukraine enters its third month, Germany’s vice-chancellor Robert Habeck called for unprecedented measures to decrease the country's reliance on Russian gas and counter the Kremlin's energy blackmail.
Energy 27-04-2022

Russia cuts gas to Poland, threatens disconnecting Bulgaria

Russia halted gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract on Wednesday (26 April), in a deepening of the rift between the West and Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
Energy 31-03-2022

EU countries bet on floating LNG terminals to raise import capacity

The war in Ukraine has focused attention on liquefied gas (LNG) to replace Russian supplies coming via pipeline. Germany, France and Italy are all planning to rent or acquire special floating terminals in order to increase import capacity.

The Ukraine war: A hidden opportunity for the EU Green Deal

Russia's war on Ukraine, while devastating, could have 'positive' collateral effects on the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 21-03-2022

Germany goes on a mission to secure supplies of Qatari gas

Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck visited Qatar over the weekend in a bid to secure alternatives to Russian gas supplies, with little chance of immediate success in a country seen with suspicion in Germany for its human rights violations.
Energy 17-03-2022

Biden administration approves more LNG exports to Europe

The Biden administration said on Wednesday (16 March) it had authorized additional exports of liquefied natural gas from Cheniere Energy's, approvals that can likely help Europe deal with an energy crunch worsened by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Berlin woos key gas supplier Norway

Germany’s economy and climate minister Robert Habeck is travelling to Oslo on Wednesday (16 March) to cement the country’s energy partnership with Norway and maximise gas supplies to the continent, including the potential of "blue" hydrogen made from fossil fuels.
Energy 07-03-2022

Germany signs initial contract to build first LNG terminal

The German state bank KfW and the Dutch utility Gasunie have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the construction of the first LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel, Germany.

10 measures the EU should adopt to reduce Russian gas dependency

The International Energy Agency has presented the EU with 10 measures to reduce its dependence on Russian natural gas within a year, without it having to abandon its environmental objectives set out in the Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.

Brimming European LNG terminals have limited space for more gas

Europe's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals have limited available capacity to absorb extra supply from the United States or other major producers in the event of Russian gas disruption if it invades Ukraine.
Global Europe 07-02-2022

Russia, China agree 30-year gas deal via new pipeline, to settle in euros

Russia has agreed a 30-year contract to supply gas to China via a new pipeline and will settle the new gas sales in euros, bolstering an energy alliance with Beijing amid Moscow's strained ties with the West over Ukraine.
Global Europe 02-02-2022

Europe remains top destination for US LNG for second month running

Europe last month remained the top destination for shipments of US liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to Refinitiv data, outpacing exports to Asia for the second month in a row.
Energy 02-02-2022

Berlin looks for alternatives as German gas storage hits record lows

Germany has begun searching for alternative gas suppliers in the event that imports from Russia are interrupted due to tensions in Ukraine.
Energy 01-02-2022

Bulgaria welcomes Greek LNG terminal decision for diversification of supply

The company in charge of building the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector hailed the decision on developing an LNG terminal off the Greek city of Alexandroupolis as a major chance for increasing the capacity of the gas link between the two countries.
Energy 01-02-2022

Can Qatari gas offset disruptions to Russian supply in Europe?

The United States, the world's top natural gas producer, has asked Qatar and other major energy producers to divert gas supplies to Europe if Russia attacks Ukraine and the United States imposes sanctions on Russia.
Global Europe 26-01-2022

Biden warns Putin with personal sanctions as West steps up defences

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock.
Energy 25-01-2022

US in talks with energy producers to supply Europe if Russia invades Ukraine

The United States is in talks with major energy-producing countries and companies around the world over a potential diversion of supplies to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine, senior Biden administration officials said on Tuesday (25 January).