Europe

TotalEnergies Sells 49% Stake in Russian Gas Field to Novatek

TotalEnergies agreed to sell to Novatek its 49% interest in Russia’s Termokarstovoye gas field back in July based on the company’s publicly shared principles of conduct for its Russian related business.

CPC Terminal Repairs to Delay Russian, Kazakh Crude Exports

Russian and Kazakh oil exports via the Caspian Pipeline Consortium's (CPC) Black Sea terminal face at least one month's disruption each once repairs begin on two of its three single mooring points, CPC confirmed on Tuesday.

Canada Examines Feasibility of Direct LNG Exports to Europe

Canada is exploring ways to see if there is a business case to export LNG directly to Europe from its east coast, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday.

France Pushes for Gas Terminals over Building $3 Billion Pipeline to Combat Crisis

A third gas pipeline between Spain and France would cost at least $3 billion and take years to complete, making it a less attractive option to address Europe's supply worries than new terminals to receive fuel by boat, France's energy transition ministry said.

Gazprom to Halt Natural Gas Deliveries on Nord Stream 1 Pipeline for Maintenance Work

The unscheduled maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea to Germany, deepens an energy standoff between Moscow and Brussels which has already helped send inflation surging in the region and raised the risk of rationing and recession.

Midyear International Update: Midstream Steps Up as Europe Pivots from Russian Energy

(P&GJ) — Six months into Russia’s war on Ukraine, a global oil and gas supply squeeze has been further tightened by sanctions on the world’s largest energy exporter, sending power and fuel prices soaring.

Britain Set to Receive Rare LNG Shipment from Australia

Britain is set to receive a rare shipment of LNG from Australia later this month, as countries across Europe strive to secure enough supplies ahead of winter.

Germany Secures Deal with Uniper, RWE for Floating LNG Terminals

Germany signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday with the country's top gas importers to safeguard the supply of two floating LNG gas terminals it needs to reduce reliance on Russian energy.

Norway's July Natural Gas Exports Hit Record High as Demand, Prices Soar

Norwegian natural gas exports hit a record high of $13.26 billion in July as prices and demand in Europe surged amid disruption of Russian supplies, official data showed on Monday.

Gazprom Boosts Gas Flows to Hungary Via Turkstream Pipeline

Russia's Gazprom has ramped up flows to Hungary via the Turkstream pipeline that brings gas to Hungary via Serbia, a Hungarian foreign ministry official said on Saturday.

New Gas Pipeline Linking Spain to France Could Be Operational in Nine Months

A potential new gas connection between Spain and France could be ready to operate in less than a year's time, Spanish Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said on Friday, if France and other European countries agreed on the project.

Uniper Open to Trade Australian LNG for US Gas to Supply Europe Quicker

Germany's Uniper is prepared to swap LNG it gets from Australia's Woodside for U.S. gas, so it can boost supplies in Europe more quickly during the coming winter, it said.

German Chancellor Pushes for New European Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday pushed for the construction of a pipeline from Portugal through Spain and France to central Europe to wean Europe from Russian energy dependence.

Italy's Eni Expects to Replace Russian Gas by 2025

Italian energy group Eni believes it will be able to completely replace Russian gas imports by 2025 as uncertainty over Moscow's energy supplies to Europe forces countries to seek alternative sources.

PM Sanchez: Spain Has Capacity to Become Gas Hub in Europe

Spain has the capacity to become a gas hub for Europe to help support regional efforts to curb dependence on Russian gas, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told a news conference with his Polish counterpart on Wednesday.

Ukraine Says Gazprom Spiked Gas Pipeline Pressure Without Prior Notice

Russian gas giant Gazprom has sharply increased pressure in the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline that delivers Russian gas to Europe without prior notice, the Ukrainian state pipeline operator company said on Tuesday.

Czech Gas Storage Reaches 80% of Capacity Ahead of Winter Season

The Czech Republic's gas stores are 80% full, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Monday, as the country and other European Union member states continue to boost storage to protect against risks of a halt to Russian supplies.

Snam, Edison Team Up to Develop Small-Scale LNG Market in Italy

Italy's gas infrastructure group Snam and France's EDF unit Edison said on Monday they signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop small-scale LNG.

Gazprom Says Sanctions Still Hamper Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Maintenance

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom said on Monday that sanctions were still hampering maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, a strong signal that energy supplies to Europe remain at risk unless the West eases sanctions imposed over Ukraine.

EU Pursuing Gas from Nigeria in Preparation for Russian Supply Cuts

The European Union is seeking additional gas supplies from Nigeria as the bloc prepares for potential Russian supply cuts, Matthew Baldwin, deputy director general of the European Commission's energy department, said on Saturday.

Eni to Receive Increased Gas Volumes from Gazprom

Eni said on Thursday it would receive about 36 million cubic meters of gas from Russia's Gazprom, up from the daily average volumes of the last 10 days.

Portugal's Sines Port Set to Ship LNG to Rest of Europe

Portugal's Sines port is ready to start onward shipment of LNG, which arrives in large tankers and will be transferred to smaller vessels to head to other European states, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Russia Completes Maintenance on Nord Stream 1 Pipeline, Restarts Gas Exports

Russian gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline are seen restarting on time on Thursday after the completion of scheduled maintenance, two sources familiar with the export plans told Reuters.

Gas Pipeline Damaged in Ukraine's Kherson Region, No Sign of Disruption in Supply to EU

A gas pipeline has been damaged as a result of a strike by the Ukrainian armed forces near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine's Kherson, a region currently controlled by Russian forces, TASS reported on Monday, citing the regional administration.

Algeria to Sign $4 Billion Gas Supply Deal with Italy

Algeria will supply "very big volumes of gas" to Italy through a $4 billion deal, President Abdulmadjid Tebboune said on Monday, hailing a "strategic partnership" with Rome during a visit by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Russian Court Overturns Suspension on Caspian Pipeline Operations

A court in southern Russia on Monday overturned an earlier ruling suspending Caspian Pipeline Consortium's operations and instead fined it 200,000 rubles ($3,300), easing concerns about a global oil supply crunch.

European Commission Proposes Azerbaijan Gas Deal, Pipeline Expansion

The European Commission has proposed to EU countries a deal with Azerbaijan to increase imports of natural gas and support the expansion of a pipeline to do this, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

Canada's Trudeau: 'Very Difficult Decision' to Return Turbine for Russian Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that it was a "very difficult decision" to grant an exemption from sanctions imposed on Russia for the return of a repaired turbine needed for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline.

Gazprom: Nord Stream Gas Pipeline's Safety Depends on Stranded Turbine

Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it could not guarantee the safe operation of a critical part of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline because of doubt over the return of a turbine from Canada.

Operator Enagas to Invest $4.8 Billion in Gas Infrastructure, Hydrogen Projects by 2030

Spanish gas grid operator Enagas said on Tuesday it expects to invest $4.77 billion in gas infrastructure, renewable hydrogen and biomethane production projects by 2030, including the completion of an underwater gas pipeline between Spain and Italy.