Europe

LNG Steals Euro Market Share from Pipeline Gas, Breaking 4-Year Trend

Europe's two biggest suppliers of pipeline gas, Norway's Equinor and Russia's Gazprom, have lost market share for the first time in at least four years amid a tripling in LNG imports into the region over the past 10 months.

Cleaning Polish System After Russian Dirty Oil to Take at Least Six Months

Cleaning the Polish pipeline and storage system after it was contaminated with tainted oil from Russia in April will take at least six months, Poland’s minister responsible for energy infrastructure said on Wednesday.

Boskalis to Manage Seabed, Shore Crossing for Scarborough Pipeline

Papendrecht, Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster said it has been awarded a contract valued at $162 million (145 million euros) for seabed intervention and shore-crossing activities for the proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwestern Australia.

First Cargo of U.S. LNG Under PSNiG, Cheniere Long-Term Agreement Arrives in Poland

The first cargo of liquified natural gas under the long-term contract between Poland’s state-owned natural gas company, PGNiG, and U.S. LNG provider Cheniere Energy arrived today at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

TurkStream 2nd String to Cross Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary

The second leg of the TurkStream gas pipeline is planned to go through Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, as Moscow prepares to phase out gas transit to Europe via Ukraine.

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Challenges EU in Court Over New Ruling

The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is taking the European Union to court to challenge new rules it says endanger its business model, opening a new front in a fight that has divided EU nations.

Belarus Upset Over Transneft Compensation Cap, Calls Decision 'One-Sided'

Belarusian state oil firm Belneftekhim said on Wednesday it considered a decision by Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft on compensation for dirty oil to be “one-sided”.

Russian Tainted-Oil Suspect Seeks Asylum in Lithuania

Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian probe into a major oil pipeline contamination earlier this year, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, a Vilnius district court spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

Gazprom Expects Danish Approval of Nord Stream 2 by October

Russian gas producer Gazprom says it expects Denmark will agree to its route application for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany in October.

Bulgaria Builds Gas Link to End Full Reliance on Russian Gas

Bulgaria started building a $268 million (240 million euro) gas pipeline with Greece that will end the Balkan country’s total dependence on Russian gas and help diversify supplies in southeastern Europe.

Norway-Poland Gas Link on Track for 2022

A planned pipeline linking Norwegian natural gas fields to markets in Denmark and Poland is on track for completion by October 2022, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told Reuters.

Total Agrees to Buy LNG from Tellurian's Proposed Driftwood Project

LNG developer Tellurian Inc said on Wednesday that units of French oil major Total SA have agreed to buy LNG from the U.S. company's proposed $30 billion Driftwood export project in Louisiana.

Eni, Tunisia Government Extend Transport Deal to 2029

Italy’s Eni said it has renewed an agreement to continue transport of Algerian natural gas through Tunisia until 2029.

Gazprom Signals Tough Talks with Ukraine on Gas Transit to EU

Alexei Miller, the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, on Friday warned of difficult talks with Ukraine on gas transit to Europe once the current deal expires at the end of the year.

Laying of Gas Pipeline Between Finland and Estonia Complete

The laying of a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea connecting Finland and Estonia, built to help both countries reduce their dependency on Russian gas, has been completed, one of the partners in the project said on Monday.

Druzhba Pipeline Flows to Poland Resume after Shutdown

Oil flows to Poland through the Druzhba pipeline resumed on Thursday after being suspended on Wednesday evening due to the discovery of contaminated oil, Polish pipeline operator PERN said.

U.S. Senator Introduces Bill to Sanction Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. Senator John Barrasso introduced a bill to slap sanctions on individuals and companies developing Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, a day after President Trump said he was considering sanctions on the pipeline.

Trump Considering Sanctions Over Russia's Nord Stream 2

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project and warned Germany against being dependent on Russia for the fuel.

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Crosses Rocky Mountains of Albanian

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) crossed the rocky mountains of Albania, putting it on track to start delivering gas to Europe next year.

Finland-Estonia Balticconnector Gas Flows Estimate Set

The Balticconnector pipeline, which is due to start operation early next year, will begin with a capacity of between 97 MMcf and 133 MMcf per day from Estonia to Finland, Estonian partner Elering said.

Nearly Half of Nord Stream 2 Pipelaying Complete

As American politicians seek sanctions and Denmark debates route approval, construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has moved steadily ahead. By mid-May, more than 745 miles (1,200 km) of pipe — about half the total length of Nord Stream 2 — had been laid in the Baltic Sea, company officials confirmed.

Talks Fall Through Over Shearwater Oil Field

BP is again seeking buyers for its stake in the Shearwater oilfield in the British North Sea after talks with Royal Dutch Shell fell through, industry and banking sources said.

Bulgaria Building 100 Mile Gas Pipeline to End Full Reliance on Russia

Bulgaria has started building a $268 million gas pipeline with Greece that will end the Balkan country's total dependence on Russian gas and help diversify supplies in southeastern Europe.

Crude Contamination: Ukraine Suspends Pipeline Deliveries; Total Halts Refinery Operations

Ukraine's pipeline operator Ukrtransnafta confirmed on Friday that Russian oil flows transiting it to Europe were temporarily suspended, as Total halted some refining operations in Germany for technical checks due to contaminated crude supply.

Blast Injures 14 on Saipem-Operated Ship in Caspian Sea

An explosion occurred Wednesday evening on the vessel “Israfil Huseynov” operated by Saipem for pipelaying in the Caspian Sea in the framework of the Shah Deniz II project.

Baltic Pipeline Project to Carry Norwegian Gas to Eastern Europe

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor Danish gas transmission operator Energinet and Polish gas transmission operator GAZ-System are jointly planning a new bidirectional transnational pipeline, linking the Norwegian North Sea offshore gas fields with markets in both Denmark and Poland. Sourc..

Norway-Poland Gas Link on Track for 2022

The Baltic Pipe project linking Norwegian natural gas fields to markets in Denmark and Poland is on track for completion by October 2022, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.

Finland-Estonia Balticconnector Gas Flows Estimate Set

A gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea that is due to start operation early next year will begin with a capacity of between 97MMcf and 133MMcf per day from Estonia to Finland, Estonian partner Elering said on Tuesday.

Denmark Asks Nord Stream 2 to Assess 3rd Option for Pipeline

The Danish Energy Agency has requested an environmental assessment of a third route option for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Danish waters, a move that could delay the project to pump Russian gas to Europe. The 765-mile (1,225-km) pipeline, now under construction, has come under fire from the U..

Consortiums Bid to Build $1.6 Billion Gas Pipeline in Bulgaria

Three consortiums have submitted bids in a 1.4 billion euro ($1.6 billion) tender to build a pipeline to carry Russian natural gas across Bulgaria, state-owned network operator Bulgartransgaz said. The consortiums include companies from Italy, Hungary and Saudi Arabia, it said. The pipeline could b..