Europe

US Prepared to Move Alone in Banning Russian Oil Imports

The Biden administration is willing to move ahead with a ban on Russian oil imports into the United States without the participation of allies in Europe, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Gas Pipeline in Eastern Ukraine Damaged by Russian Fighting, Local Governor Says

Ukrainian engineers scrambled to repair a gas pipeline damaged by Russian forces, halting supplies to parts of southeastern Ukraine, the Donetsk region governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

Nord Stream 1 Says Gas Supplies to Europe Via Pipeline Continue

The operator of the operational Nord Stream 1 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany said that transportation of natural gas to Europe was continuing normally.

Europe Must Urgently Cut Dependence on Russian Gas, Portugal Says

Europe must urgently diversify its natural gas supply sources to reduce its dependence on Russia, Portugal's energy secretary of state said, pointing to alternatives such as the U.S. and Qatar.

German Chancellor: It was the Right Time to Halt Nord Stream 2

The halt of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was supposed to bring additional gas from Russia to Germany, came at exactly the right time, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.

Russian Gas Flows Via Yamal Pipeline to Germany Halt, Bids Remain

Russian gas accounts for some 40% of European gas demand, while the Yamal-Europe pipeline usually accounts for about 15% of Russia's westbound supply of gas to Europe and Turkey.

Wintershall Dea Stops Payments to Russia, Writes Off $1.1 Billion Nord Stream 2 Loan

Wintershall Dea will stop payments to Russia and write off its 1 billion euro ($1.1 billion) financing in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was suspended last week.

Sanctions on Russian Energy 'On the Table' - But Not Just Yet, US Says

The United States is open to imposing sanctions on Russia's oil and gas industry but going after its exports now could help Moscow, the White House said.

Nord Stream 2 AG Says Its Mobile, Fixed Network Lines Not Reachable, Shuts Website

The operator of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline said its mobile and fixed network lines were not reachable for the time being and it had shut down its website amid hacking attacks.

Italy's Eni to Sell Stake in Blue Stream Pipeline Co-owned with Gazprom

Italian energy group Eni said it planned to sell its stake in the Blue Stream pipeline carrying Russian gas to Turkey that it co-owns with Russia's Gazprom.

Nord Stream 2 Owner Considers Insolvency After Pipeline Halt, Sanctions

The Swiss-based company is considering filing for insolvency as it attempts to settle claims ahead of a U.S. sanction deadline for other entities to stop dealings with it.

Ukraine’s Oil and Gas Industry Supplies Only a Small Part of the Country’s Needs

Two major pipeline systems carry Russian gas through Ukraine to Western Europe. The Bratstvo pipeline crosses from Ukraine to Slovakia and the Soyuz pipeline links Russia’s pipelines to natural gas networks in central Asia.

Eastbound Gas Flows to Poland Resume Via Yamal-Europe Pipeline

A section of the Russian Yamal-Europe pipeline resumed eastbound gas delivery to Poland following normal, westbound supplies overnight, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Neptune Energy Aims to Store More Carbon than it Emits by 2030

Neptune Energy announced its aim to go beyond net zero and store more carbon than is emitted from its operations and the use of its sold products by 2030.

Shell to End Involvement with Nord Stream 2 Following Ukraine Invasion

Shell will also end its relationship with the flagship Sakhalin 2 LNG plant in which it holds a 27.5% stake, and which is 50% owned and operated by Russian gas giant Gazprom.

Ukraine’s Naftogaz Reports Close to Normal Operations

Ukrainian state oil and gas company, Naftogaz, is providing daily updates on their operations, at terminals, storage facilities and field operations, including wells and pipelines.

Germany Winding Down Sanctions-Busting Pipeline Foundation

The commercial arm of the foundation was run by an individual appointed by Nord Stream 2 AG, whose identity is not known, and its operations were and remain a secret, despite being housed within a public foundation.

Poland, Lithuania Speed Up Gas Link Amid Russia Supply Worries

A natural gas pipeline called GIPL linking Poland and Lithuania will open on May 1, earlier than the scheduled mid-2022 start, linking the Polish grid with a route to an LNG terminal in Lithuania.

BP Dumping Stake in Russia's Rosneft in Up to $25 Billion Hit

BP is abandoning its stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft, marking the most significant move yet by a Western company in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine: Russian Troops Blow Up Gas Pipeline in Kharkiv

Ukraine said Russian troops have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, but Gazprom says flows to Europe are unaffected.

Yamal-Europe Gas Pipeline Reverses After Some Westbound Flows

Russia's Yamal-Europe gas pipeline switched back into reverse mode on Sunday morning, resuming supplies from Germany to Poland after short intermittent westbound flows overnight, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Transmed Gas Pipeline Can Increase Supply to Europe - Sonatrach

The trans-Mediterranean natural gas pipeline that links Algeria and Italy has spare capacity that can be used to increase supply to Europe, the CEO of Sonatrach said on Sunday.

Germany in Talks With Uniper over LNG Terminal

The German government has asked utility firm Uniper to resume its plans to build an LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven as Germany steps up its plans to cut dependence on Russian gas, a newspaper reported Sunday.

AGA: Europe's Energy Woes Prove Value of Natural Gas Infrastructure

Europe's soaring natural gas prices demonstrate the dangers of failing to invest in infrastructure and serve as a warning for U.S. regions that follow suit and rely on LNG imports.

Greece Lines up Additional Gas Supplies as Ukraine Tensions Rise

Greece has lined up additional supplies of pipeline gas and LNG should existing plans be disrupted by the Ukraine crisis, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday.

US Slaps Sanctions on Company Building Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the United States would impose sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

US Met More Than Quarter of European LNG Demand Last Year - EIA

The United States last year became Europe's largest source of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday.

Qatar: 'Almost Impossible' to Quickly Replace Russian Gas Supplies

Neither Qatar nor any other single country has the capacity to replace Russian gas supplies to Europe with LNG in the event of disruption due to a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Qatar's energy minister said on Tuesday.

Factbox: Europe's Options in Case of Russian Gas Disruption

Europe relies on Russia for around 40% of its natural gas. What are the region's options in the event that Russian gas deliveries are suspended or pipeline flows are impacted by war damage?

Germany Freezes Nord Stream 2 Gas Project as Ukraine Crisis Deepens

The pipeline had been set to ease the pressure on European consumers facing record energy prices amid a post-pandemic cost of living crisis, and on governments that have already forked out billions to try to cushion the impact on consumers.