Europe

Enagas CEO: Third Spain-France Gas Link Could Be Ready in 2 1/2 Years

A third gas link between Spain and France could be completed in two and a half years at a cost of 600-700 million euros ($640.14-$746.83 million) if the process was accelerated, the CEO of Spain's gas grid operator said on Wednesday.

German Chancellor: Germany is Keen to Pursue Gas Projects with Senegal

Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.

Norway's Hammerfest LNG Plant Extends Outage until May 27

Norway's Hammerfest LNG plant is now expected to restart on May 27, four days later than the previous plan and further delaying operations since a fire in 2020, Norwegian gas system manager Gassco said.

Poland Ends Deal to Receive Russian Gas after Ruble Dispute

Poland said on Monday it had terminated its agreement with Russia to receive Russian gas via the Yamal pipeline, after Warsaw rejected a demand to pay for the fuel in rubles and Moscow responded by cutting off supplies in April.

Russia Stops Gas Flows to Finland Over Payments Dispute

Russia's Gazprom on Saturday halted gas exports to neighboring Finland, in the latest escalation of an energy payments dispute with Western nations.

Germany, Qatar Sign Energy Partnership Agreement Focused on Gas

Germany and Qatar have signed a declaration to deepen their energy partnership, with a focus on trade in hydrogen and LNG, as Europe's biggest economy looks for alternative supplies amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Finland Leases Floating LNG Terminal for 10 Years to Break Free from Russian Gas

Finland has agreed to a 10-year charter for a floating storage and regasification vessel with U.S. based Excelerate Energy to help replace Russian gas supply, finance minister Annika Saarikko said on Friday.

RWE: Germany Can Be Independent from Russian Gas by Spring 2025

Germany can wean itself off Russian gas within the next three years, the CEO of the country's largest power producer, RWE, told a newspaper.

Russia to Halt Gas Flows to Finland on Saturday

Russia's Gazprom has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas from Saturday morning, Gasum said on Friday, after the Finnish state-owned gas wholesaler refused to pay its Russian supplier in rubles.

Europe Will Need Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline One Day, Kremlin Says

Russia has no hope of starting up its undersea gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 anytime soon but is confident that Europe will need the pipeline someday regardless of what it says now, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Israel Ramping Up Gas Output, Looks to Help Supply Europe

Israel is boosting offshore natural gas output and aims to reach a supply agreement with Europe in the coming months as the continent looks to replace Russian supply.

Germany, Netherlands Up Ambition for North Sea Hydrogen Hubs

There is no shortage of ideas when it comes to exploiting the strong winds offshore Germany and the Netherlands to produce green hydrogen.

Eni Set to Open Rubles Account for Russia Gas Unless Told Otherwise by EU

Italian energy group Eni will begin the process of opening an account in rubles next week to pay for Russian gas unless it is told that would breach sanctions, three sources close to the matter said.

Canada In Talks with Repsol, Pieridae Energy About LNG Export Terminals

The Canadian government is in discussion with the companies behind two proposed east coast LNG export facilities to see how it can speed up the projects and help boost supply to Europe.

Snam Signs Deal to Study Spain-Italy Gas Pipeline

Italian gas group Snam has agreed with Spain's Enagas to explore the construction of an offshore pipeline between the two countries, as Europe scrambles to diversify its energy supply mix and wean itself off Russian gas.

Bulgaria to Receive US LNG Deliveries Starting in June

Bulgaria has agreed to purchase two shipments of U.S. LNG for June and is in talks for a long-term contract for U.S. deliveries after Russia's Gazprom cut off gas supplies to Sofia, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said on Wednesday.

Russian Gas Flows to Europe Via Ukraine Fall after Kyiv Shuts Route

Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine fell by a quarter on Wednesday after Kyiv halted use of a major transit route blaming interference by occupying Russian forces, the first time exports via Ukraine have been disrupted since the invasion.

Ukraine to Suspend Key Russian Gas Transit to Europe

Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow of gas through a transit point which it said delivers almost a third of the fuel piped from Russia to Europe through Ukraine, blaming Moscow for the move and saying it would move the flows elsewhere.

Report: LNG Supply Crisis Will Make Landfall in Winter 2022

A LNG crisis is brewing for European countries dealing with energy insecurity in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as demand will outstrip supply by the end of this year, according to a new report from Rystad Energy.

Bulgaria and Greece Plan Joint Gas Purchases for Southeast Europe

Bulgaria and Greece have 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.

Czechs Ready to Invest in Upgrading Key Pipeline to Replace Russian Oil

The Czech Republic is ready to raise its stake in a key pipeline and invest to increase its capacity and bring an end to the country's partial dependence on Russian oil, Industry and Trade Minister Jozef Sikela said on Friday.

Greece, Bulgaria to Build New LNG Terminal to Help Cut Reliance on Russia

A new LNG facility to be built off the northern Greek port of Alexandroupolis and carry gas to the shore via a 28-km long pipeline is expected to help create a new gas route for Europe and cut reliance on Russian gas.

Gazprom Has Not Booked Capacity Via Yamal Pipeline for Q3

Russian gas giant Gazprom has not booked any gas transit capacity via the Yamal-Europe pipeline for the third quarter, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing the latest auction results on the GSA Platform.

Portugal Plans to Use Sines Port for Shipping LNG to Europe

Portugal plans to double the capacity at Sines port to handle LNG tankers and transfer the LNG on smaller vessels to European countries dependent on piped gas from Russia.

Uniper Sees Russian Gas Imports as Safe Despite Supply Stop to Poland, Bulgaria

Uniper sees Russian gas flows into Germany as secure for now despite a halt in supplies to Poland and Bulgaria as transit volumes headed elsewhere would be unaffected, Germany's top importer of Russian gas said on Wednesday.

Anaergia Commissions First of Seven Renewable Natural Gas Facilities in Italy

Anaergia Inc. has commissioned its Easy Energia Ambiente facility on Wednesday in Pontinia, Italy. The facility will convert food waste diverted from landfills into renewable natural gas that will be injected into the region’s gas pipelines.

TES Commences LNG Open Season at Wilhelmshaven Green Energy Hub

Tree Energy Solutions has commenced an open season to fast-track LNG imports into Europe through its Wilhelmshaven regasification terminal. It will offer direct access to an extensive gas pipeline network at Etzel with proximity to the Groningen gas grid infrastructure.

Russia Cuts Natural Gas to Poland, Bulgaria, Taking Aim at European Economies

Russia halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday for rejecting its demand for payment in rubles, taking direct aim at European economies in its toughest retaliation so far against international sanctions over the war in Ukraine.

Activists Turn Off German Oil Pipelines in North Sea Drilling Protest

German climate activists turned off crude oil pipelines at five locations on Wednesday, demanding the country look for other ways to reduce its dependence on Russian gas than starting new fossil fuel-based infrastructure projects such as deep-sea drilling.

Poland: Russia Threatened to Halt Yamal Pipeline Gas Wednesday

Gazprom said it will halt natural gas supplies along the Yamal pipeline from Wednesday morning, Poland's PGNiG said, although the Polish government said it had sufficient reserves.