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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

EU countries must power neighbours during shortages, under new rules

European Union countries will be obliged to help power households and social services such as healthcare in neighbouring member states in case of severe shortages, under legislation to be put … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Barriers to infrastructure investment blocking Energy Union

Energy Union, the flagship initiative to wean the EU off its dependence on Russian gas, faces regulatory, financial and political obstacles that can delay or prevent funding for vital infrastructure, … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mogherini pushes Kerry for energy chapter in TTIP

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini yesterday (3 December) pushed for the inclusion of an energy chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during talks with US … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

EU, US promote alternative projects, following South Stream failure

The cancellation of the South Stream pipeline project will not make the European Union more vulnerable to shortages caused by Russia cutting off gas to the Ukraine, senior EU and … 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

US advises Ukraine ahead of winter gas subsidy cuts

Ukraine‚Äôs 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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