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Norwegian energy minister: We will drill until gas reserves run out

Norway will be on its last third of natural gas reserves by 2035, much of it in the Arctic, and almost all of it destined for the EU market, the … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leak names ACER as Energy Union supervisor

The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) will be empowered to act as a pan-European supervisor, according to the latest draft of the EU’s plans for Energy Union. … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commission wants to vet member states’ energy deals

Member states’ energy deals with non-EU nations should be scrutinised by the European Commission before they are signed, according to a draft plan for the flagship Energy Union that outlines a strategy … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

EU dependent on Russian gas for ‘foreseeable future’, warns IEA

The European Union will remain dependent on Russian pipeline gas imports for the “foreseeable future”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned. As domestic fossil fuel production continues to decline … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

IEA: Sub-Saharan Africa will produce more gas than Russia

Sub-Saharan Africa will outstrip Russia as a global gas supplier by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), spurring European Union efforts to wean itself off its Russian gas … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cañete defends climate and energy credentials

New Energy and Climate Commissioner Miguel Cañete has defended his credentials to take the job, at his first appearance before reporters at the European Commission. His appointment sparked protests from campaigners and … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

US advises Ukraine ahead of winter gas subsidy cuts

Ukraine’s generous energy subsidies could be cut before winter as part of the international effort to wean the crisis-hit country off Russian gas and introduce economic reforms, a high-ranking US … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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