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Romgaz is sole bidder for ExxonMobil’s stake in Black Sea project

6 April 2021

Romgaz seeks to buy ExxonMobil's stake in the Neptun Deep offshore gas field.

Protecting Pemex

1 April 2021

Mexico’s president has submitted a bill that would allow government agencies to suspend fuel traders’ licences in the event of “imminent danger ... for national security, energy security or the national economy.”

Government wants a solar panel on every roof in Serbia

31 March 2021

Draft law aims to turn Serbia into a nation of energy prosumers as Belgrade pursues energy transition.

More problems for Mozambique LNG

31 March 2021

ASWJ's latest campaign in Cabo Delgado appears to be directed at Total’s $20bn Mozambique LNG mega-project.

“Extensive” solar opportunities, potential for wind and geothermal power in Albania

30 March 2021

Irena report identifies opportunities for solar, wind and geothermal energy as Albania moves away from reliance on hydropower.

AfrOil: Mozambique’s security setback

30 March 2021

The Mozambique LNG consortium has suffered another serious setback within the last week.

LatAmOil: AMLO’s latest salvo

30 March 2021

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reportedly stepped up his campaign to secure state control over the energy industry.

NorthAmOil: Chevron reportedly eyeing Shell’s Pacific Northwest refinery

30 March 2021

Super-major Chevron has reportedly emerged as the leading contender to buy a refinery in the US Pacific Northwest that is owned by Royal Dutch Shell.

GLNG: Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Train 3 approved to enter service

30 March 2021

The third train at Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi LNG export terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast has been approved by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to enter commercial service.

Biden invites Putin, Xi to his first major climate talks

30 March 2021

In a significant move, President Joe Biden of the US has invited rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China to the US’ virtual climate talks. The forum will be held virtually on 22-23 April.

Iran inks 25 year strategic deal with China as US softens nuclear deal stance

29 March 2021

Deal with Beijing could bring in hundreds of billions of investment dollars. Americans, meanwhile, talk up their flexibility on reviving accord.

AsianOil: India continues to rail against oil supply cuts

29 March 2021

The Indian government maintained its pressure on OPEC+ and Saudi Arabia this past week, pushing for an easing in production cuts in order to lower international oil prices.

Tender for Czech nuclear power plant Dukovany to be left to new government

29 March 2021

This postpones any decision on whether to let Russia's Rosatom into the tender until after the October general election.

FPRI BMB Ukraine: Germany remains conflicted over Nord Stream 2

25 March 2021

During the 4th German-Ukrainian Business Forum, Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised Ukraine and Germany’s long-standing partnership, but she remained committed to the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Plans for higher water taxes threaten to push down Hidroelectrica valuation ahead of IPO

25 March 2021

Romanian hydropower group Hidroelectrica could pay 55% higher taxes for the water it uses under amendments currently under debate in the parliament.