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After offshore gas pipe suspected sabotage, Finland switches to LNG

Finland has switched to liquified natural gas supplies to cover the country’s needs following a decision on October 8 to shut down the Balticconnector...

EU plan to centralize gas purchases near impossible to implement

The global gas supply market will be much tighter this year than it was in 2022. The need for the EU to buy more gas, especially more liquified natural gas, from elsewhere will be greater.

Citing force majeure from Russia’s invasion, Ukraine turns off gas flow

Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas to Europe on May 11 through the cross-border Sokhranivka station, blaming Russian-backed separatists of siphoning supplies.Gas...

Breaking contract, Russia turns off gas for Bulgaria, Poland

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on April 27 Gazprom Export has fully halted gas supplies to Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz and Poland’s PGNiG until the payments...

EU to probe Gazprom’s role in energy crisis

With high energy prices hurting consumers in Europe, the European Commission is currently looking into all allegations of possible anti-competitive conduct by companies producing...

Germany suspends Nord Stream 2 certification delaying commissioning well into 2022

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BnetzA) suspended its certification of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany on November 16 which...

Poland continues quest to delay the start of Nord Stream 2

Polish state-owned gas company PGNiG said on August 2 it expects to be granted participation in certification proceedings concerning the controversial Nord Stream 2...

Germany bypasses EU, makes Nord Stream 2 deal with US

An agreement reached between Washington and Berlin this week effectively removed a threat of sanctions against the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from...

No waves here: US waives sanctions for Nord Stream 2, CEO too

The US Department of State submitted on May 19 a report to Congress pursuant to the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEESA), as amended,...

Berlin, Moscow await next US steps on Nord Stream 2

As the new US administration under Joe Biden is reportedly weighing additional sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, the...

Lay that pipe: Work on Gazprom’s Russia-German gas line will resume

From January 15, two gas pipelines for Nord Stream 2 will be laid and trenched by the pipe-laying vessel Fortuna, assisted by the construction...

Polish fine against Gazprom over Nord Stream 2 unlikely to ever be paid

Poland anti-monopoly watchdog has fined Russian gas giant Gazprom $7.6 billion over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is unlikely to ever be...

Germany’s LNG quid pro quo to US to stave off Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Berlin reportedly offered to spend €1 billion to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals if Washington agreed not to impose sanctions on the...

Disdaining US threats, Germany, Russia forge ahead with Nord Stream 2

Despite the frictions that have strained relations between Berlin and Moscow, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on August...

Denmark allows Nord Stream 2 to complete pipeline hit by US sanctions

Danish Energy Agency on July 6 gave Nord Stream 2 permission to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete the final stretch of the...

EU aim: Keep US from imposing more Nord Stream 2 sanctions

The European Union is reportedly considering counter sanctions against the US if the latter targets European companies over the controversial Nord Stream-2 pipeline from...

Nord Stream 2 seeks updated permit from Denmark outmanoeuvring US sanctions

Nord Stream 2, the company building a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, has reportedly requested a permit allowing it to use pipe-laying vessels...

In the pipeline: German decision on exempting Nord Stream 2 from amended EU Directive

The German regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) must come to a decision within the next few weeks on Nord Stream 2’s application for a derogation under...

Nord Stream 2 looking for solutions to complete pipeline hit by US sanctions

Nord Stream 2 AG, which is constructing a controversial gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, is looking for solutions to complete the pipelaying of...

Gazprom sets rules for Ukraine passage of EU gas

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on 18 November that the company submitted to Naftogaz of Ukraine an official proposal signed by Gazprom CEO Alexey...

EU wants progress in Russia-Ukraine gas talks

The European Union will host a fresh round of Trilateral Gas Talks between Russia and Ukraine on 19 September in Brussels with European Commission...

EU tougher regulations unlikely to stop Nord Stream-2

EU ambassadors have reportedly agreed to toughen regulations on the Nord Stream-2 on February 8, but they have decided not to back plans that...

With an eye on Nord Stream-2, EU Gas Directive debate heats up

The European Union debate on the on-going revision process of the Gas Directive continues as businesses and companies are concerned that changes will affect...

Merkel, Putin to discuss Nord Stream-2 and Ukraine transit

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the Meseberg Palace outside Berlin on August 18, the two leaders will reportedly discuss...

Threatening to seize Gazprom’s assets, Ukraine raises the stakes for EU gas

As the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine deepens, Kiev is reportedly planning to seize the Ukrainian assets of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom in...

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