Europe

BP Turns Over Rights to Operate South Caucasus Pipeline

BP has turned over rights to operate the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), part of the network that is due to start carrying gas from Azerbaijan to Europe this year, to a unit of Azeri state energy firm SOCAR.

U.S. Senators to Announce Sanctions Bill on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A group of U.S. senators is expected to announce legislation on Wednesday that would expand sanctions levied against the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline led by Russia's Gazprom.

Bulgaria Still Aims to Complete TurkStream Pipeline Extension by Year-End — PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister is hoping his country will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2020, despite construction delays brought about due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Senators Weigh Additional Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Two U.S. senators are considering leveraging additional sanctions against Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Negative Gas Pricing Possible in Europe as Demand Slumps

Gas markets across Europe are facing the possibility of negative pricing on futures contacts barely a month after prices for crude oil in the U.S. dropped below zero.

Russian Gas Transit via Poland Has Nearly Stopped: Ifx

Flows of natural gas from Russia across Poland on the Yamal pipeline have almost completely stopped barely a week after a transit deal between the two countries expired.

EU Court Throws out Challenge from Nord Stream 2

The second-highest court in Europe has dismissed a challenge by the owners of the Nord Stream pipelines against Europen Union gas rules, leaving it up to individual countries to enforce them.

Gazprom Reduced Gas Supplies to Germany, Turkey in March — Interfax

Data released from the Interfax news agency reported that Russia's Gazprom reduced its supplies of LNG in March to Germany and Turkey, two of its key partners.

Poland Expects Russia to Continue Gas Transit to Europe

Polish authorities expect that Russia's Gazprom will continue to transport gas through their country into Europe even after a transit deal between the two countries expired earlier this week.

Russian Pipelaying Vessel Moors at Nord Stream 2 Hub in Germany: Data

According to tracking data from Refinitiv, a Russian pipe-laying vessel that Gazprom may be planning to use to finish its Nord Stream 2 pipeline has docked near a German logistics hub in Mukran.

Poland, Russia to Cut Decades-Old Gas Transit Ties

Poland will not be renewing its gas transit deal with Russia's Gazprom once their current deal expires later this month.

Germany Denies EU Waiver for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Operators of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were denied a waiver of EU regulations for the pipeline on Friday by German energy regulators.

Gazprom Natural Gas Exports Slump 19% in Q1 — Source

Citing weak demand, a source told Reuters that natural gas exports on Gazprom pipelines fell by nearly 20% in the first quarter.

Construction to Start on Gas Pipeline from Norway to Poland

Construction of a major gas pipeline from Norway is to begin in the coming days and will be a “milestone” in giving Poland independence from Russian gas, Polish President Andrzej Duda said.

Poland's Gaz-System Reaches $306 Million Pipeline Deal with Saipem

Polish gas grid operator Gaz-System said on Monday it signed a 280 million euro ($306 million) contract with Italian oil services group Saipem to build a section of the Baltic Pipe between Denmark and Poland.

Russian Pipelaying Vessel Reaches Baltic as Nord Stream 2 Target Looms

A Russian pipelaying vessel that could be used to complete construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany has arrived in the Baltic Sea.

Greek-Italian Joint Venture Seeks Contractors for EastMed Gas Pipeline

Greece's DEPA and Italy's Edison are looking for contractors to build part of the EastMed gas pipeline.

PGNiG Loads First LNG Tankers in Lithuania

Polish gas giant PGNiG has sold and loaded the first two cargos of LNG from its reloading terminal in Lithuania.

Norway Says it May Cut Oil Output if OPEC+ Deal Implemented

Norway, Western Europe's largest oil producer, signalled on Friday it could cut its output if the deal negotiated by the so-called OPEC+ nations was implemented as planned.

Germany's Gas Imports Dropped 15% in January, Cost 40% less

Germany imported 15.1% less natural gas in January than a year earlier, while its import bill dropped by 40% due to lower prices, official data showed on Thursday.

France's CIM's Storage Tanks Brimming on Low Oil Demand

Oil tanks at France's storage and dispatch services company CIM are completely full due to the glut in global oil supply and the sharp drop in products demand, the director general of the company said.

INEOS to Postpone Forties Pipeline System Shutdown

UK pipeline operator INEOS is delaying the planned shutdown of it's Forties Pipeline System.

Coronavirus Choppers Evacuate Offshore Workers

Offshore aviation company Bristow Group said it has deployed specially-equipped helicopters from its Search and Rescue (SAR) fleet to transport offshore workers with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in the North Sea and Americas regions.

Greece Receives 9 Bids for Stake in Gas Supplier

Greece has received nine non-binding bids for the sale of a 65% stake in DEPA, its dominant gas supplier.

Italy's Snam Takes Steps to Guarantee Gas Flows During Coronavirus Outbreak

Italian gas grid operator Snam has put in place emergency measures to ensure it can keep gas flowing during the coronavirus outbreak.

German Hydrogen Pipeline Planned to Aid Green Industry Shift

A group of gas pipeline operators in Germany is planning to build the country's first hydrogen pipeline.

German Court Rejects Last Obstacle to Nord Stream 2 Construction

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline project cleared another legal hurdle in Germany last week.

Eni, SONATRACH Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni announced it has successfully completed the construction of the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in the south-eastern part of Algeria.

Pipelines Bringing ‘Stranded’ Nations into EU Energy Market

In a nutshell, supplies of North Sea gas to Europe are in terminal decline. This fact, combined with EU enlargement, underpins the current wave of long- and short-distance pipeline projects, designed to bring gas to Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe.

Poland Ready to Supply Belarus with Oil if Pipeline Upgraded

Poland is ready to supply Belarus with oil, but first needs to invest in its pipelines to enable reverse flows, Poland's minister responsible for energy infrastructure said on Wednesday.