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Dutch pipeline company A.Hak International has been awarded a contract to construct the onshore parts of the Baltic Pipe natural gas project. The gas pipeline, a joint project from Danish energy company Energinet and its Polish peer Gaz-System... Read more

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Balfour Beatty has announced that it has been awarded a £90-million (€106-million) contract to deliver the British onshore civil works for the Viking Link Interconnector Project on behalf of joint venture delivery partners, National Grid and... Read more

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Last week the US Congress passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - which not only increased the Pentagon's budget by $22-billion (€19.7-billion), but also threatened to place sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and... Read more

An agreement has been reached between the US House and the Senate armed services committee on a defence bill that would push the Trump White House to place sanctions on companies that are working with Gazprom, Russia's state-owned gas company... Read more

The construction of the Greek section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has now been completed and the first natural gas has been introduced into a 2 km (1.25 mile) section as part of the testing phase... Read more

Authorities in Hungary and Slovakia are working together to increase capacity of an interconnector between the two nations' gas networks said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó following a meeting with Slovakian... Read more

The Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov, has claimed that his country will achieve gas independence from Russia by next year. Mr Borissov made the claim earlier this week on an official trip to inspect the progress of the construction of the... Read more

French energy group ENGIE has been fined by Poland's anti-monopoly watchdog, UOKiK, in relation to an investigation into the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline... Read more

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Next month's possible resumption of peace talks in Cyprus could prove to be an important step towards resolution of the dispute over development of the island's offshore gas reserves and lead to a pause in Turkish drilling in the Cyprus Exclusive... Read more

Germany's Secretary of the Ministry for Economy and Energy, Thomas Bareiss, has said that the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), which is to carry gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, plays a vital part in Germany and Europe's efforts to beef up their energy... Read more

Last weekend, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy put rest to any remaining doubts about in which direction the country would be looking under his premiership as he slammed Russia's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline and simultaneously... Read more

The concern about having enough energy to get its population through the winter has become an annual cause for alarm in the EU, given that the bloc has to import most of its energy. This winter, however, looks set to be different... Read more

European Union antitrust regulators have approved Croatia's planned construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Krk Island, saying that the project would help diversify reliance from Russian imports and contribute to... Read more

Protocols for cyber security in the energy industry are often limited to the prevention of data breaches. However, by infiltrating energy generation sites, hackers have the potential to cause much more damage than simply accessing confidential... Read more

The Russian-German pipeline project Nord Stream 2 is set for another round of problems according to the US Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The US has long been critical of the project citing an existential threat to Europe's energy security through... Read more

The Italian and Tunisian governments have agreed to go ahead with the Elmed Mediterranean power interconnector, a 600-megawatt project which will connect the two countries power grids. Read more

The energy regulatory bodies of France and Ireland, CRE and CRU respectively, have thrown their support behind a bid by the Celtic Interconnector underwater power cable project to receive a minimum of 60% of its €930-million investment from EU grants Read more

Two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) orders will be signed in Brussels today by the US energy secretary Rick Perry. The deal is expected to double the US's export capacity to the European Union to an annual amount of 112 million cubic metres as of 2020... Read more

The UK's only link with mainland Europe's natural gas network is in danger of falling into the sea, a fact that has started a rescue effort involves thousands of tonnes of sand. Read more

Work is underway to expand the energy exchange market in Turkey in order to bring in more players from across Europe said Fatih Donmez, Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister. Read more

  • Bulgaria will be entirely gas independent from Russia by 2020

  • Nord Stream 2

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