Natural Gas

TransCanada applies for gas shipment clearance

TransCanada applies for gas shipment clearance

TransCanada has applied to the National Energy Board of Canada for permission to transport natural gas from the west of the country to New Brunswick, via existing pipeline infrastructure. The application has also gained the support of Enbridge and Irving Oil – two of the largest gas retailers in New […]

Gazprom to deliver gas to China ahead of schedule

Gazprom to deliver gas to China ahead of schedule

Russia’s state-owned gas giant Gazprom will begin deliveries to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline as early as 1 December 2019, according to the chairman of the company’s management committee, Alexey Miller. The project was initially expected to begin transporting gas to China on 20 December 2019 and is […]

France back EU stance on Nord Stream 2

France back EU stance on Nord Stream 2

Efforts from Brussels to regulate the Russian led Nord Stream 2 gas project have been bolstered by support from the French for proposed EU energy rules on the pipeline, despite German opposition. Although the proposal does not have the leverage to stop the pipeline, it could restructure the operation and […]

Russia looks to boost European market share

Russia looks to boost European market share

Russian energy giant Gazprom is looking to increase its 35% market share in Europe, as demand for natural gas increases and competitors expect lower production. Elena Burmistrova, Director General of Gazprom Export, said further opportunities come following a decline in North Sea production and the planned shutdown of the Groningen, […]

Total launches biggest exploration drive in years

Total launches biggest exploration drive in years

Total is set to launch its biggest oil exploration campaign for several years in 2019, as part of its plan to shift focus to areas known to contain commercial levels of oil or gas. The French oil giant has announced plans to drill 23 wells this year off the coast […]

Saudis plan regional gas grid

Saudis plan regional gas grid

Saudi Arabia is discussing the opportunities that would come with an interconnected natural gas grid in the Middle East region that would help export the Kingdom’s commodity to the UAE, Kuwait and Oman. Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih was quoted by Gulf News as saying: “I am talking to […]

Cuadrilla’s call to relax fracking regulations rejected

Cuadrilla’s call to relax fracking regulations rejected

The UK has rejected calls from Cuadrilla to relax the country’s fracking regulations, which are “strangling” the development of the industry. Cuadrilla has been forced to cease its operations, at its Preston New Road site on several occasions since it began fracking in the area in October, as a result […]

US warns German companies over Nord Stream 2 involvement

US warns German companies over Nord Stream 2 involvement

The US has warned German stakeholders in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 pipeline that sanctions could be imposed on them if they continue their involvement in the project. US President Donald Trump has described Germany as being a “captive” of Russia as a result of its reliance on Moscow’s energy […]