Europe

Uniper Open to Trade Australian LNG for US Gas to Supply Europe Quicker

Germany's Uniper is prepared to swap LNG it gets from Australia's Woodside for U.S. gas, so it can boost supplies in Europe more quickly during the coming winter, it said.

German Chancellor Pushes for New European Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday pushed for the construction of a pipeline from Portugal through Spain and France to central Europe to wean Europe from Russian energy dependence.

Italy's Eni Expects to Replace Russian Gas by 2025

Italian energy group Eni believes it will be able to completely replace Russian gas imports by 2025 as uncertainty over Moscow's energy supplies to Europe forces countries to seek alternative sources.

PM Sanchez: Spain Has Capacity to Become Gas Hub in Europe

Spain has the capacity to become a gas hub for Europe to help support regional efforts to curb dependence on Russian gas, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told a news conference with his Polish counterpart on Wednesday.

Ukraine Says Gazprom Spiked Gas Pipeline Pressure Without Prior Notice

Russian gas giant Gazprom has sharply increased pressure in the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline that delivers Russian gas to Europe without prior notice, the Ukrainian state pipeline operator company said on Tuesday.

Czech Gas Storage Reaches 80% of Capacity Ahead of Winter Season

The Czech Republic's gas stores are 80% full, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Monday, as the country and other European Union member states continue to boost storage to protect against risks of a halt to Russian supplies.

Snam, Edison Team Up to Develop Small-Scale LNG Market in Italy

Italy's gas infrastructure group Snam and France's EDF unit Edison said on Monday they signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop small-scale LNG.

Gazprom Says Sanctions Still Hamper Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Maintenance

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom said on Monday that sanctions were still hampering maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, a strong signal that energy supplies to Europe remain at risk unless the West eases sanctions imposed over Ukraine.

EU Pursuing Gas from Nigeria in Preparation for Russian Supply Cuts

The European Union is seeking additional gas supplies from Nigeria as the bloc prepares for potential Russian supply cuts, Matthew Baldwin, deputy director general of the European Commission's energy department, said on Saturday.

Eni to Receive Increased Gas Volumes from Gazprom

Eni said on Thursday it would receive about 36 million cubic meters of gas from Russia's Gazprom, up from the daily average volumes of the last 10 days.

Portugal's Sines Port Set to Ship LNG to Rest of Europe

Portugal's Sines port is ready to start onward shipment of LNG, which arrives in large tankers and will be transferred to smaller vessels to head to other European states, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Russia Completes Maintenance on Nord Stream 1 Pipeline, Restarts Gas Exports

Russian gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline are seen restarting on time on Thursday after the completion of scheduled maintenance, two sources familiar with the export plans told Reuters.

Gas Pipeline Damaged in Ukraine's Kherson Region, No Sign of Disruption in Supply to EU

A gas pipeline has been damaged as a result of a strike by the Ukrainian armed forces near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine's Kherson, a region currently controlled by Russian forces, TASS reported on Monday, citing the regional administration.

Algeria to Sign $4 Billion Gas Supply Deal with Italy

Algeria will supply "very big volumes of gas" to Italy through a $4 billion deal, President Abdulmadjid Tebboune said on Monday, hailing a "strategic partnership" with Rome during a visit by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Russian Court Overturns Suspension on Caspian Pipeline Operations

A court in southern Russia on Monday overturned an earlier ruling suspending Caspian Pipeline Consortium's operations and instead fined it 200,000 rubles ($3,300), easing concerns about a global oil supply crunch.

European Commission Proposes Azerbaijan Gas Deal, Pipeline Expansion

The European Commission has proposed to EU countries a deal with Azerbaijan to increase imports of natural gas and support the expansion of a pipeline to do this, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

Canada's Trudeau: 'Very Difficult Decision' to Return Turbine for Russian Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that it was a "very difficult decision" to grant an exemption from sanctions imposed on Russia for the return of a repaired turbine needed for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline.

Gazprom: Nord Stream Gas Pipeline's Safety Depends on Stranded Turbine

Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it could not guarantee the safe operation of a critical part of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline because of doubt over the return of a turbine from Canada.

Operator Enagas to Invest $4.8 Billion in Gas Infrastructure, Hydrogen Projects by 2030

Spanish gas grid operator Enagas said on Tuesday it expects to invest $4.77 billion in gas infrastructure, renewable hydrogen and biomethane production projects by 2030, including the completion of an underwater gas pipeline between Spain and Italy.

Spain Minister Urges Firms to Curb Russian LNG Imports

Spain's Energy Minister Teresa Ribera urged Spanish companies on Monday to reduce imports of LNG from Russia and search for alternatives and said the country was readying a contingency plan for the winter in order to help EU neighbors.

ICGB Completes Greece-Bulgaria Natural Gas Pipeline

Greece and Bulgaria on Friday marked the completion of the 180-km (112-mile) pipeline between the two countries which they hope can contribute to ending Europe's dependence on Russian gas.

Austria Orders Industry to Make Switch from Natural Gas to Oil

Austria will order industry and utilities to make plants run on alternatives to natural gas where possible, especially oil, its energy minister said on Tuesday, as the country scrambles to hoard gas in case Russia cuts it off.

Minister: Greece Can Cope with Possible Russian Gas Disruptions Thanks to LNG

Greece can cope well with potential cuts in Russian gas supply due to the availability of LNG as an alternative, its energy minister said on Monday after a meeting with energy suppliers and grid operators on energy security.

Norway Oil Ministry Approves Hiked Gas Output at Several Offshore Fields

Norway's oil ministry on Monday said it had approved adjusted production permits for six offshore fields but that would not change the expected amount of gas Norway would export in 2022.

Canada Sees Repsol LNG as Fastest Way to Boost Gas Supply to Europe

Canada's East Coast has only enough natural gas supply to accommodate one new LNG export facility, and the project that would boost shipments to Europe the fastest is Repsols, Canada's environment minister told Reuters.

Spain Restarts Natural Gas Flows to Morocco on Maghreb-Europe Pipeline

Natural gas has started flowing from Spain towards Morocco through a pipeline that stopped flowing in November amid a diplomatic row between Morocco and Algeria, data from Spanish gas grid operator Enagas showed on Wednesday.

Equinor, Fluxys Plan to Build 620-Mile Pipeline for Offshore Carbon Capture and Storage

Norway's Equinor and Belgium's Fluxys plan to build a 1,000-km (620-mile) pipeline to transport CO2 captured on the European continent for storage underneath the North Sea, the two companies said on Wednesday.

EU Prepares to Curb Demand as Russian Gas Cuts Intensify

A "serious disruption" to the European Union's gas supplies from Russia is likely, the bloc's energy chief said on Monday as she urged countries to update their contingency plans for supply shocks and use other fuels where possible to conserve gas.

Running Short of Gas: Russia's Pipeline Repair Has Europe Worried

When Russia turns off the gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for maintenance in July, Europe is starting to worry that it won't turn it back on again.

Greece Looking to Secure Deal with Italy for Gas Storage

Greece has been in talks with Italy to see whether it can store gas in the neighboring country as part of efforts to secure supplies if Russian flows are disrupted, Greece's energy regulator said on Monday.