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Apr 17, 2014

Analysis – Russia’s South Stream pipeline splits EU energy policy

LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline is splitting European Union energy policy as EU leaders look to block the project while some member states see it as a solution to supply disruptions via Ukraine.

The EU has sought for years to reduce its reliance on Russian gas imports, and Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region has focused minds further.

Apr 17, 2014

Russia’s South Stream pipeline splits EU energy policy

LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline is splitting European Union energy policy as EU leaders look to block the project while some member states see it as a solution to supply disruptions via Ukraine.

The EU has sought for years to reduce its reliance on Russian gas imports, and Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region has focused minds further.

Apr 15, 2014

UK well placed to deal with potential Russian gas export cut

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – Britain is well placed to deal
with the possibility of a Russian cutoff of gas to Europe during
the Ukraine crisis, because it receives most of its imports from
Norway and has significant domestic reserves.

As relations worsen between Kiev and Moscow, European gas
customers fear that Russia could cut off exports to Ukraine,
which is an important transit route for natural gas to the
European Union.

Apr 14, 2014

Europe speeds up gas storage to prepare for Russian cut

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – European utilities are filling
up gas storage sites to prepare for a potential Russian supply
cut to Ukraine, an important transit route to Europe, taking
advantage of mild weather and healthy flows from alternative
sources such as Norway.

Amid a growing crisis between Kiev and Moscow, Ukraine’s
state-run energy company Naftogaz has suspended gas payments to
Russia which says it is now owed more than $2 billion and may
have to demand advance payment for any future deliveries.

Apr 10, 2014

Baltic states use Ukraine crisis to boost LNG import capacities

LONDON (Reuters) – Spurred by the Ukraine crisis, the Baltic region is fast-tracking plans to boost its liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, hoping to drastically cut Moscow’s grip on the region’s supply.

Russia’s seizure of Ukraine’s Crimea region has chilled political relations between Russia and the European Union, prompting governments across the bloc to look at ways to cut its reliance on Russian supplies, which meet around a third of the bloc’s gas demand.

Apr 9, 2014

EU gas imports from Russia could drop a quarter by 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe is stitching together a patchwork of measures that could reduce its natural gas imports from Russia by over a quarter by the end of the decade as a result of the Ukraine crisis, halting Moscow’s tightening grip over the region’s energy.

Russia’s seizure of Ukraine’s Crimea region has chilled political relations between Russia and the European Union, prompting governments across the bloc to look at ways to cut demand, find alternative supplies and switch to other fuel sources such as coal and renewables.

Apr 4, 2014

Ukraine in emergency talks with EU neighbors on gas imports

KIEV/LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine is in emergency talks with European Union neighbors on the possibility of importing natural gas from the West, following a leap in the price it pays for Russian supplies, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday.

The urgency of securing affordable supplies has grown since Moscow – which annexed Crimea from Ukraine last month – raised its discounted gas tariff for Kiev twice this week, almost doubling it in three days.

Mar 28, 2014

Mozambique may struggle to find funds for LNG ambitions -experts

MAPUTO, March 28 (Reuters) – Mozambique may struggle to find
all the investment finance it needs for its ambitious liquefied
natural gas (LNG) projects as it must compete with top-rated
developed economies with similar big LNG export plans, regional
energy and finance experts said.

Some of the world’s biggest offshore natural gas fields lie
off Mozambique, which despite recent coal and gas discoveries
remains among the least developed nations on the planet.

Mar 21, 2014

Britain starts Russian gas imports under 2012 deal just as tensions mount

LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) – Britain has begun this year to
import gas from Russia under a formal contract for the first
time, just as European calls to loosen Moscow’s grip on energy
supply mount because of the crisis over Ukraine.

The country’s biggest utility Centrica signed a deal
in 2012 with Russian state-controlled Gazprom to
import 2.4 billion cubic metres of gas over a period of three
years, and the supplies began flowing in January.

Mar 21, 2014

EU options on Russian energy stranglehold few and pricy

LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s seizure of the Crimea and its threat to cut off gas to Ukraine, a transit route to the rest of Europe, have revived calls to reduce the EU’s reliance on Moscow for energy, but the blocs options are limited and costly.

The European Union made some progress in improving its energy security after rows over unpaid gas bills between Kiev and Moscow led to the disruption of supplies to western Europe in 2006 and 2009.

    • About Henning

      "Henning Gloystein is Community Editor for European power, gas and coal in London. Before joining Thomson Reuters, he was Deputy Director for Markets and Strategy at the London-based environmental market consultancy IDEAcarbon, and Team Leader for European Power Markets at Platts. Before moving to London in 2007, Henning worked as a freelance reporter and photographer for German and Latin American broadsheets and magazines, with assignments in Colombia, East Timor and Turkey. Henning has a Master’s degree in History and Politics from Humboldt University in Berlin."
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