Europe

Nord Stream 2 Warns of Security Risks to Pipeline from Warships, Planes

The consortium behind the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline warned about security risks to the project from warships and planes, as the link is nearing completion.

German Gas Grids Report Progress with Investment Plans, Pipeline Expansions

German gas pipeline companies have completed 28 out of 201 measures planned between 2020 and 2030, keeping them on track to provide capacity expansions and conversions for increased imports this decade.

Investors Renew Push for EU Methane Emissions Standard on Gas

A group representing European investors managing 36 trillion euros ($42.3 trillion) in assets renewed pressure on the European Commission to introduce mandatory methane emissions standards for natural gas.

Merkel Ally Demands Temporary Halt to Nord Stream 2

Germany's coordinator for transatlantic relations called on Wednesday for a moratorium on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe, breaking ranks with many in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

Denmark’s Orsted Plans Wind Farm, Hydrogen Plant

The proposed plant at the North Sea Port straddling the Dutch-Belgian border is supported by a group of companies that will also pursue an expansion of local pipelines to handle the hydrogen.

U.S. Secretary of State: Finishing Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Ultimately Up to Builders

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that it was ultimately up to those building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline whether to complete it despite opposition from Washington.

Suez Ship Congestion Could Delay LNG Deliveries to Europe

A container ship blocking the Suez Canal, one the world's busiest trade routes, could delay delivery of millions of tons of LNG to Europe if the vessel stays stuck there for two weeks, analysts said.

Perspective: U.S. Gas Industry Increasingly Relies on LNG Exports

U.S. gas producers have become increasingly reliant on LNG exports to Europe and Asia to absorb their growing output and prevent domestic prices from plunging as a result of oversupply.

Gazprom Chairman Expects Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion This Year Despite U.S. Pressure

The chairman of Russian gas producer Gazprom's board was cited by the TASS news agency on Friday as saying that construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany would be completed this year despite U.S. opposition to the project.

INEOS Energy to Sell Norwegian Oil and Gas Business to PGNiG for $615 million

INEOS Energy has agreed to sell its Norwegian oil and gas business to Poland's PGNiG Upstream Norway AS for $615 million.

U.S.'s Blinken Warned Germany's Maas About Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he had told his German counterpart that sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline were a real possibility and there was "no ambiguity" in American opposition to its construction.

U.S. Senators Want Biden to Speed Sanctions Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats urged President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday to make a full diplomatic push to stop the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe, increasing pressure on the issue from members of his party.

At NATO, Blinken Warns Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union's own interests and could undermine Ukraine.

Friedrich Vorwerk’s Energy Expertise Could Attract Investors

German energy infrastructure company Friedrich Vorwerk is guiding investors to expect its initial public offering (IPO) to price at 45-48 euros ($53.55-$57.12) per share, one of the bookrunners organizing the deal said on Monday.

Germany's Greens Vow to Abolish Russian Gas Pipeline After Election

Germany's Greens have enshrined in their election program plans to abolish the contested Nord Stream 2 pipeline to ship Russian gas to Europe's biggest economy, creating a hurdle to a potential alliance with the conservatives.

Biden Weighing New Sanctions to Block Russian Gas Pipeline

President Joe Biden's administration is weighing additional sanctions to block construction of the nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, potentially including the project's parent company Nord Stream 2 AG, Bloomberg News reported.

U.S. Secretary of State Warns Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Entities to Immediately Quit

The U.S. State Department is tracking efforts to complete Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and evaluating information on entities that appear to be involved, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.

Russian Vessel to Join Nord Stream 2 Construction This Month

A Russian pipe-laying vessel, the Akademik Cherskiy, will join in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline in Danish waters at the end of March, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Analysis: Germany Bets U.S. Will Make the Best of 'Bad Deal' Nord Stream Gas Link

Germany is betting the U.S. administration will take a pragmatic approach to the Nord Stream 2 project to ship Russian gas to Europe and is pushing for the pipeline’s completion in defiance of U.S. opposition.

Excelerate Energy, ExxonMobil, Albania Agree to LNG Terminal Study

Excelerate Energy, ExxonMobil LNG Market Development and the Republic of Albania (The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a feasibility study for the potential development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) Project in the Port of Vlora in Southern Albania.

GateHouse Maritime to Monitor Gas Pipeline in the Baltic Sea

Poland’s GAZ-SYSTEMS awarded offshore surveillance, maritime analytics and data company GateHouse Maritime a 5-year contract to monitor a new gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, the companies announced.

NDT Global Conducting Baseline Inspection for Trans Adriatic Pipeline

NDT Global, a leading supplier of ultrasonic inline inspection, acoustic resonance technology, and advanced data analytics, announced it was awarded the contract to complete a baseline inspection survey for Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

Reusing Gas Infrastructure for Hydrogen Transportation

The EU’s “Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate-Neutral Europe” of July 2020 is only the latest in a series of programs designed to foster the use of hydrogen to decarbonize and integrate the energy system.

Cash Infusion Provides Push for New Central European Gas Pipe

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) acquired a 25% stake from Transgaz, the parent company of Vestmoldtransgaz, for $24.2 million (€20 million).

Greek-Italian Venture Working with Israel on Gas Pipeline Plan

Greek-Italian gas joint venture IGI Poseidon said it had signed an agreement with the Israel Natural Gas Lines Company to cooperate on building facilities to connect Israel to a planned gas pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean.

Balkans Gas Developments Still Face Structural Woes

The gas market in Southeast Europe, better known as the Balkans, is weighed down by several longstanding difficulties.

Ancala Midstream Gets Lundin Energy Norway Contract for Gas Transportation, Processing

Ancala Midstream Acquisitions secured a life-of-field contract to transport and process gas from the Solveig field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Germany’s Friedrich Vorwerk Plans to Expand in Hydrogen Market

German energy infrastructure firm Friedrich Vorwerk plans an initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the first quarter to accelerate growth in the hydrogen market, its biggest shareholder said.

Senator Holds Biden's CIA Pick Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Republican Senator Ted Cruz put a hold late on Friday on President Joe Biden's pick to lead the CIA to pressure the administration to put tough sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project.

Second Russian Pipe-Laying Vessel Joining Nord Stream 2 Construction

The consortium behind the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline said on Thursday a second Russian pipe-laying vessel is undergoing sea trials ahead of joining the project, as it presses on with construction despite growing political pressure.