Europe

Brussels Region to Ban Diesel Cars by 2030, Petrol Cars by 2035

The ban will also apply to vehicles running on compressed-natural gas, liquefied natural gas and hybrids from 2035 in an effort to meet the European Union's carbon neutrality goal by 2050.

Blinken Says Nord Stream 2 is Russian Project That Undermines Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a Russian geopolitical project that undermines the security of Ukraine, adding the United States wants to ensure Russia does not use energy as a coercive tool against any European state.

Ukraine Prepared to Act Against Gazprom Over Central Asian Gas

Ukraine is prepared to take legal action against Gazprom to unblock natural gas supplies from central Asia, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

EU Countries Meet to Tussle Over Gas Project Funding

European Union energy ministers meet in Luxembourg on Friday to debate prolonging EU support for some cross-border natural gas projects, despite the European Commission saying such funding should end to meet climate change goals.

Turkey Turns to U.S. Firms while Planning Black Sea Gas Extraction, Official Says

Turkey has shared data on its Black Sea discovery with U.S. energy majors Chevron and Exxon Mobil ahead of possible cooperation in extracting the gas, a Turkish official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Nord Stream 2 to Start Work on Filling Pipeline on Friday

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas project will start preparations on Friday to fill the first of two pipelines with natural gas, the Gazprom-led project said on Thursday.

Timeline of Nord Stream 2: The Difficult Birth of Russia's Gas Link to Germany

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline looks set for completion after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday called it a "fait accompli" and said United States was working with Germany to mitigate its effects.

Transneft Halting Oil Supplies to Poland Due to Pipeline Maintenance

Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Wednesday it will halt oil shipments to Poland via the Druzhba pipeline for four days to carry out maintenance work, the Interfax news agency reported.

U.S. to Insist on 'Real Steps' to Mitigate Russian Pipeline Impact

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that Washington was working with Germany to try to mitigate any effects of the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

Blinken: U.S. Able to Mitigate Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Effects

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline was a "fait accompli,” defending the U.S. decision to waive some sanctions and vowing a response if Moscow tries to use gas as a weapon.

Norway's Equinor Books Capacity at Lithuanian LNG Terminal

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor booked capacity for the first time to import LNG to Baltic States via Lithuania's Klaipeda LNG terminal.

Germany: Ukraine Must Remain Gas Transit Country After New Pipeline

Germany said Ukraine should remain a transit country for Russian gas, the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper reported, after President Vladimir Putin said it would depend on the former Soviet republic showing "goodwill" towards Moscow.

Turkey Discovered 135 BCM Additional Natural Gas in Black Sea

Turkey has discovered 135 billion cubic meters of additional natural gas in the southern Black Sea, President Tayyip Erdogan said, raising the total discovery in the region to 540 billion cubic meters.

Nord Stream 2 to Be Completed as US Wants Good Ties With EU, Putin Says

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany should be completed as new U.S. administration wants good relations with Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin told an economic forum.

Hungary Agrees to 15-year Gas Deal with Gazprom

Although the Shell deal was its first with a Western supplier, Hungary has relied on Russia for most of its natural gas imports via a pipeline through Ukraine. That will change with the inauguration of a new southern pipeline across the Balkans.

Concern Over Wildlife Halts Building of Norway-Poland Gas Link

Concern over the impact on protected mice and bat species has halted construction in Denmark of Baltic Pipe, a pipeline connecting Poland with Norwegian gas fields, Danish grid operator Energinet said on Thursday.

Russia Within 62 Miles of Finishing Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is almost complete with just 100 kilometers (62 miles) left to build, TASS news agency quoted Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak as saying on Thursday.

Russia Says Nord Stream 2 Testing Work to Start Next Week

Testing work on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany will start next week, Alexander Drozdenko, governor of the Leningrad region where the pipeline starts, was cited as saying by the TASS news agency on Wednesday.

11 EU Countries Oppose Plan to Prolong Gas Project Funding

Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and eight other countries will reject a plan to prolong European Union support for cross-border natural gas projects, and instead push for rules to exclude fossil fuels.

Germany, U.S. Hold Talks in Washington on Nord Stream 2, Berlin Says

Germany and the United States are holding talks in Washington to try to resolve a row over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday.

EU Countries Seek to Prolong Bloc's Funding for Gas Projects

European Union countries will seek to prolong EU support for cross-border natural gas projects, a stance at odds with the European Commission's plan to end such funding, according to a draft document.

Biden: Nord Stream 2 Sanctions 'Counter-Productive' for European Ties

U.S. President Joe Biden said he decided to waive sanctions against the company behind the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because the project was nearly complete and doing so could have harmed ties with Europe.

Candidates to Succeed Merkel Clash on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The conservative and Greens candidates to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel after September's federal election clashed on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, and on whether Germany should host U.S nuclear weapons.

National Grid Studying UK Hydrogen Pipeline Network Potential

National Grid is exploring the potential of a 2,000-km (1,243-mi) hydrogen pipeline network across the UK. Reaching a goal of getting hydrogen power to consumers by 2030 will take “huge amounts of planning and work.”

Gazprom Coy on Nord Stream 2 Timing After U.S. Sanctions Waivers

Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Thursday completion of the politically-charged Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline depended on "many factors," following the sanctions waiver from the United States.

Poland Says Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Waiver a Threat to Energy Security

Poland said on Thursday that the waiver of U.S. sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 was a threat to energy security in central and eastern Europe.

Italy's Snam in World First with Test of 30% Gas-Hydrogen Blend in Steel Forging

Gas transport group Snam said on Wednesday a 30% blend of natural gas and hydrogen had been used for the first time to power furnaces at a steelmaker in northern Italy.

U.S. to Waive Sanctions on Firm, CEO Behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Biden administration will waive sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe and its chief executive, a Washington source familiar with the plans and Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Traders Book Tankers in Europe to Ship Gasoline Across Atlantic after Colonial Shutdown

Traders provisionally booked at least six tankers to ship gasoline from Europe to U.S. destinations following a cyber attack that shut the United States' top fuel pipeline network, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.

Energinet and Gasunie Studying Feasibility of Hydrogen Pipeline Infrastructure

Energinet and Gasunie published a technical pre-feasibility study for transporting hydrogen via a 350-450 km (217-279 mi) pipeline from Esbjerg or Holstebro in Denmark to Hamburg in Germany.