Europe

Soaring Gas Prices Ripple Through Heavy Industry, Supply Chains

Global record high natural gas prices are pushing some energy-intensive companies to curtail production in a trend that is adding to disruptions to global supply chains in some sectors such as food and could result in higher costs being passed on to their customers.

Why a Crisis Over European Gas Prices Caused Panic About CO2 Supplies

Britain struck a deal with a major producer of fertilizer and carbon dioxide to restart two plants which had halted operations due to soaring prices for natural gas. The closures had led to fears that the production of a wide range of food and drinks could be shut down within days.

UK's Interconnector Announces 10-Day Planned Maintenance Shutdown

The operator of Interconnector gas pipeline between Britain and Belgium said on Monday it will start a planned maintenance shutdown for 10 days starting Nov. 16, 2021.

UK has Plans to Protect Consumers from Soaring Gas Prices – Business Minister

Britain has plans in place to protect the market and consumers from soaring global gas prices, business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Sunday following a meeting with the head of energy regulator Ofgem.

Norway to Raise Gas Exports to Europe as Prices Soar

Norway will allow state-controlled Equinor and its partners to increase gas exports from two offshore fields for the next 12 months amid concerns over a shortage of European gas supplies that have sent prices soaring.

Russia's Gazprom Says Europe Gas Prices Could Set New Records

Already high natural gas prices in Europe could scale new heights due to low gas storage levels, Alexei Miller, boss of Russian supplier Gazprom, said on Friday.

Italgas Expects DEPA Deal to Drive Earnings as Greece Looks to Gas

Italgas is working to ready its pipelines in Italy to carry biogases in the future and its experience could be transferred to Greece.

US, EU Pursuing Global Deal to Slash Planet-Warming Methane, Documents Show

The United States and the European Union have agreed to aim to cut emissions of methane by around a third by the end of this decade and are pushing other major economies to join them, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Record Gas Prices Could Hasten Nord Stream 2 Launch, Analysts Say

Record gas prices in Europe could hasten clearance for fuel supplies via Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, analysts said on Tuesday.

Germany has Four Months to Certify Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Germany's energy regulator on Monday said it had four months to complete a certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after receiving all necessary documents for an application for an operating license from the pipeline company.

U.S. Reassures Allies Over Nord Stream 2 but Calls it a 'Reality'

A senior U.S. envoy said on Saturday he had delivered reassurances to Ukraine and Poland on mitigating any threat posed by Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but that the project was now a "reality.”

Germany's Merkel Seeks to Calm Nord Stream 2 Fears

Merkel asserted that Ukraine will remain a transit land for Russian gas during a farewell visit to Poland during which also struck a conciliatory tone on Warsaw's conflict with the European Union over judicial reforms.

Norway Offers Two New Offshore Areas for CO2 Storage

Norway is offering two new offshore areas for companies interested in developing carbon dioxide storage, the oil and energy ministry said on Friday.

Russia Completes Nord Stream 2 Construction, Gas Flows Yet to Start

Gazprom said it had finished construction of the Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline to Germany, allowing Russia to potentially double lucrative gas exports to Europe via the Baltic Sea while bypassing political foe Ukraine.

German Hydrogen Council: Pipelines Most Economical Way to Move Hydrogen

Germany’s National Hydrogen Council determined pipeline transport to be the most economical option to move hydrogen for distances up to about 6,210 miles (10,000 km), even if it would require building new pipelines.

Russia Waits for Germany's Nod to Start Gas Sales via Nord Stream 2

Pumping commercial natural gas supplies via the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will not start until a German regulator gives the green light, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Ukraine Says Russian Gas Transit to Europe Seen Falling This Month

The transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian gas transit system to Europe will fall to 109 million cubic meters a day in September from average 124 mcm a day in April to August, Ukrainian state-run gas transit operator said on Wednesday.

Introducing P&GJ’s Europe 500 Report of Top Pipelines

This first-ever list of pipelines serving Europe is intended to provide the industry with a listing of some of the longest transportation routes on the continent as of July 2021.

Making Hydrogen Work for UK’s Commercial Buildings

While domestic heat makes up more than half of the U.K. heat demand, commercial and industrial properties’ space heating, hot water and heat for cooking account for more than a quarter. Therefore, any conversion from natural gas to hydrogen in the national and local pipeline grids must cater to larger-scale commercial and industrial heating.

Russia, Ukraine Trade Accusations After Pipeline Attack in Crimea

Russia's FSB security service accused Ukraine of organizing an attack on a gas pipeline in Russian-annexed Crimea, an allegation rejected by Kyiv which said Moscow was trying to punish prominent Crimean Tatar figures.

Black Sea Oil & Gas Project a Litmus Test for Romanian Offshore Gas Investment

Black Sea Oil & Gas is pressing ahead to be the first company to tap Romania's offshore gas fields despite a disputed tax that has stymied other projects, but if the levy remains, it could impact its operations in the country.

Final Piece of Nord Stream 2 in Place, Operator Says

The last section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been welded into place, its operator said on Monday, meaning the two long stretches of the pipe can now be joined to complete the Baltic subsea link.

Ukraine Warns Europe to be Dependent on Russia for Gas Supply with Nord Stream 2

The launch of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will mean Europe will be solely dependent on Moscow-run pipelines as the Ukrainian route for gas delivery to Europe disappears, the head of Ukraine's gas transit operator said.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Agrees To Long-Term Gas Deal with Russia

Hungary has agreed with Russia on all the conditions for a new long-term gas supply deal to take effect from Oct. 1, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on his Facebook page on Monday.

German Court Says EU Rules Apply to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not exempt from European Union rules that require the owners of pipelines to be different from the suppliers of the gas that flows in them to ensure fair competition, a German court ruled.

RWE to Pick Electrolysis Provider for Lingen Hydrogen Project in 2021

RWE aims to pick a supplier of electrolysis capacity this year for a north-west German showcase project to develop clean hydrogen for delivery in 2024, a board member at its generation division said.

Russia Says Nord Stream 2, TurkStream to Improve Europe's Energy Security

The Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines are designed to improve the energy security of Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Germany Open to Suggestions on Nord Stream 2, But Won't Create Obstacles

Germany is open to suggestions about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project but will not create obstacles to it, economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday.

Ukraine Discussed Guarantees with US, Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The energy ministers of Ukraine, the United States and Germany discussed guarantees for Ukraine about its future as a transit country after the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Ukraine Naftogaz Says Nord Stream 2 Cannot Succeed

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a political project that breaches European Union regulations, cannot work commercially and should be stopped, the head of Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz told Reuters.