Secretariat expresses concerns about independence of Ukrainian regulatory authority
The Secretariat published its in-depth review of Ukrainian national regulatory authority’s (NEURC) de iure and de facto compliance with the Energy Community acquis.
22 March 2018,12:37213
Rada adopted as a basis the draft law on transparency in extractive industries
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the bill No. 6229 on transparency in the extractive industries.
02 March 2018,10:13405
Azerbaijan to open first phase of Southern Gas Corridor to Turkey in July
The first phase of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) pipeline from Azerbaijan to Europe will open in July and could be expanded after it becomes fully operational in 2020, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said.
20 February 2018,17:16258
EU ready to consider Iran joining Southern Gas Corridor
The project will build on the existing South Caucasus Pipeline, which will be expanded and extended into Turkey via the Trans Anatolian Pipeline. From Greece, the Caspian gas will flow to Italy via the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Both TANAP and TAP have yet to be built.
20 February 2018,14:22306
EU bank courts controversy with €1.5bn gas pipe investment
The European Investment Bank (EIB) decided this week to invest €1.5bn in a natural gas pipeline connecting Italy, Greece, and Albania – despite MEPs having requested a vote on such preferential treatment given to fossil-fuel gas projects.
09 February 2018,18:37312
Romania to deliver quantities of natural gas to Hungary starting 2020
Romania will finish the necessary investments to export natural gas to Hungary by 2020, according to an agreement signed on Monday by the foreign ministers of the two countries.
06 February 2018,18:20374
Reverse Slovak-Ukrainian gas pipeline is at half capacity despite the season
Despite being at the peak of the winter season, the Slovak-Ukrainian gas pipeline Vojany - Uzhgorod is only operating at half capacity. During January, roughly 19 million cubic metres of natural gas per day were shipped across Slovakia to the Ukraine.
06 February 2018,17:28323
Saudi Arabia is starting a renewable energy revolution
For the time being, the Kingdom remains disproportionately dependent on the price of the barrel.
06 February 2018,16:58248
EU tries to measure 'energy poverty'
The European Commission launched a website on Monday (29 January) aimed at providing insights into the issue of energy poverty - but without defining what 'energy poverty' means.
30 January 2018,11:26302
Secretariat discusses gas sector reforms with head of Ukrainian regulatory authority
The Secretariat met with the Chairman of National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), Mr Dmitro Vovk, at its seat in Vienna.
30 January 2018,10:24238
Bulgaria could become hub for Azerbaijani gas supply – envoy
Bulgaria may become a hub for supply of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, said Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Bulgaria Nargiz Gurbanova.
29 January 2018,17:47244
China to remain largest investor in clean energy: IEA chief
China is taking global leadership in the clean energy sphere, while the global energy system experiences a significant transformation, said Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA).
26 January 2018,13:47258
11 EU Member states have already achieved their 2020 targets on renewable energy
According to Eurostat findings published earlier today, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy for 2016 reached 17% in the European Union.
25 January 2018,17:37231
EU invests €873 million in clean energy infrastructure
EU Member States agreed Thursday to the European Commission’s proposal to invest €873 million in key European energy infrastructure projects.
25 January 2018,16:34317
EU’s energy project list denounced by unimpressed MEPs
A proposed list of priority energy projects drawn up by the European Commission has come under intense scrutiny by MEPs, some of whom accuse the EU executive of focusing too heavily on fossil fuel projects. The most critical voices plan to launch a landmark objection to the list.
24 January 2018,14:24209
Poland's PGNiG agrees deal with operator on Norway gas flows
Poland’s state-run gas firm PGNiG has signed an agreement with a gas system operator for the transmission of gas from Norway to Poland via Denmark through a planned Baltic Pipe pipeline in 2022-2037, PGNiG said in a statement on Monday.
22 January 2018,18:53247
Saudi energy minister urges oil producers to extend cooperation beyond 2018
Saudi Arabia's energy minister urged global oil producing nations on Sunday to extend their cooperation beyond 2018, but said this might mean a new form of deal rather than continuing the same supply cuts that have boosted prices in recent months.
22 January 2018,13:07215
Canadian government creates human rights watchdog
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is greatly encouraged by the Minister of International Trade’s announcement of the creation of a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise.
18 January 2018,18:38255
Poland to build nuclear plant - energy minister
Poland is moving forward with plans to build its first nuclear power plant, Polish Press Agency (PAP) quoted energy minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski as reporting on Thursday.
18 January 2018,17:26250