Europe

EU 'Highly Concerned' by U.S. Stance on Nord Stream Pipeline

A delegation of members within the European Union has raised concerns with the U.S. state department regarding sanctions imposed by the country on companies involved in the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

U.S. Senators Take Aim at German Port Over Russia Pipeline

Three U.S. Senators have threatened to impose sanctions on those involved in providing supplies to Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline project out of a small German port.

Ukraine Says no Plans to Resume Gas Purchases from Russia

Ukraine has said it would not resume buying natural gas supplies from Russia until Moscow offers competitive terms and pricing.

Poland Fines Gazprom $57 Million Over Nord Stream 2

Gazprom has been fined nearly $60 million by Polish energy regulators for failing to cooperate with requests regarding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

U.S. Keen to Ensure Russian Pipeline Does not Threaten Europe — Pompeo

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers on Thursday that the U.S. will do everything it can to ensure Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline does not pose a security threat to Europe.

Work Completed on World’s Longest Hydraulically Inserted Pipe

The world's longest hydraulically inserted pipe has been installed nearly 100 feet below the Humber River in Northern England.

Pipeline Rupture Halts Gas Flows from Bulgaria to Greece

Gas flows on a pipeline in southern Bulgaria which transports Russian natural gas to Greece were halted on Monday due to a rupture in the pipeline.

Delayed Romanian Black Sea Gas Projects Pose Risk to Pipeline

Romania is looking to finalize plans to build a pipeline through Eastern Europe but delayed plans to extract gas from the Black Sea leave the project in doubt.

Czech Gas Firm Scales Back Poland, Austria Interconnector Plans

Net4Gas, a Czech gas pipeline operator, has scaled back and delayed plans to build new pipeline connections with Poland and Austria according to the company's new investment plan.

U.S. Extends Sanctions on Companies for Work on Russian Pipelines

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the country will be extending sanctions against companies working on two major Russian pipelines if the firms do not halt their work.

Fighting on Azerbaijan-Armenia Border Raises Pipeline Concerns

Several Azeri soldiers have been killed and Armenian soldiers and police wounded in border clashes, both countries said on Monday, in an area near several pipeline crossings.

Cyprus to Get First Natural Gas Import Terminal

Cyprus officially began work Thursday on the country's first-ever natural gas import terminal.

Russian Vessel Able to Complete Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Departs from German Port

A Russian vessel that has the capabilities needed to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has left the project's staging area in Germany where it was docked.

Denmark Gives Nord Stream 2 Nod to Restart Pipeline Work

Denmark has given approval for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete work on the natural gas pipeline in Danish waters.

Equinor Plans UK Project to Produce Hydrogen from Natural Gas

Equinor is leading a project to build a plant in Britain that will produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage, with pipelines to transport hydrogen for use by multiple industry and power customers.

Germany Plans Ambitious Hydrogen Pipeline Network

Over the next decade, Germany plans to create the longest hydrogen transmission pipeline network in the world and it will be an integral part of the country’s “green stimulus” program to restart the economy after the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Germany's Merkel Underlines Aim to Complete Baltic Pipeline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reaffirmed her country's commitment to completing the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that has faced tough U.S. resistance.

EU Prepares Response to Nord Stream U.S. Sanctions Threat

The European Union is preparing measures to protect itself against proposed U.S. sanctions against European companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Poland Signs Deals to Expand LNG Terminal

Poland has signed nearly $500 million in contracts to expand the country's LNG import terminal on the Baltic Sea in order to help the country diversify away from a reliance on supplies from Russia.

U.S. Gas Deliveries for LNG Export Fall by More than Half

Daily natural gas deliveries to U.S. facilities that produce LNG for export were a record 9.8 Bcf/d in late March 2020, but deliveries fell to less than 4 Bcf/d in June.

Hungary, Gazprom Agree to Long-Term Gas Supply Deal

Hungary and Russian gas giant Gazprom have agreed to a flexible, 15-year gas supply deal that gives the central European country the ability to renegotiate or cancel the deal if alternative supply methods become available.

Nord Stream 2 Says Departing Top Manager Has Been Replaced

Nord Stream 2 has announced that a top manager who left the project on Friday has already been replaced by someone with heavy involvement in both the current project and its predecessor, Nord Stream 1, but said the name could not be revealed at this time for procedural reasons.

Russia's Gazprom Seeks to Retroactively Raise Price of Gas Sold to Poland

Russia's Gazprom is looking to retroactively raise the price of natural gas sold to Polish gas company PGNiG since 2017.

Croatia's Floating LNG Terminal to Start Operations in January Fully Booked

Croatia's energy minister said the country's floating LNG terminal will begin operations on Jan. 1 2021 and is fully booked through Q3 2023.

Nord Stream 2 Seeks Updated Permit to Complete Pipeline in Danish Waters

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has applied for a new permit from Danish authorities in order to complete the remaining 75 miles of subsea pipeline in Danish waters.

Total Reviewing Pipeline to Grandpuits Oil Refinery After Leaks

A spokesman for French energy group Total said on Friday the company is exploring the costs of replacing a 161-mile oil pipeline that feeds its Grandpuits refinery near Paris.

Ukraine’s Big Bet: Upgrading, Expanding Gas Transmission Networks

The World Bank will spend $250 million to improve the efficiency of Ukraine’s Gas Transmission System Operator (GTSO). One key goal of this ambitious project is “to strengthen its technical and institutional capacity.”

U.S. Oil for Belarus Reaches Europe as Country Seeks to Reduce Reliance on Russia

The first shipment of U.S. oil bound for Belarus reached Europe late on Friday as the Eastern European country looks to reduce its reliance on neighboring Russia.

Bulgaria's State Gas Firm Seeks Loans for Pipeline Construction

Bulgaria's state gas firm Bulgartransgaz is seeking up to 400 million euros ($453 million) to finance an extension of the TurkStream gas pipeline and other gas projects.

U.S. Senators Propose Tighter Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Several U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would expand sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which Washington says will increase Moscow's influence in Europe.