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Moldova declares state of alert, seeks to buy gas from Ukraine or Romania

14 October 2021

Moldova has been paying high spot prices to Gazprom since October 1, when the Russian gas company also cut the gas supplies by one third.

Energy supplier Bohemia Energy to leave Czech market as prices soar

14 October 2021

Largest alternative energy supplier hands back its licence after energy price rise makes model uneconomic.

NGO accuses ReconAfrica of disrupting local communities

14 October 2021

Toronto-listed Reconnaissance Africa Energy, known as ReconAfrica, has come under fire from a local non-governmental organisation called Frack Free Namibia (FFN).

REM: GE receives firm order for wind turbines for Vineyard 1 offshore project off Massachusetts

13 October 2021

GE Renewable Energy has received an order from Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to supply Haliade-X turbines for the 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 off Massachusetts in the north-eastern US.

AsiaElec: Japan’s Eneos to buy Japan Renewable Energy for $1.8bn

13 October 2021

Japan's biggest refiner, Eneos Holdings, is to buy Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) for JPY200bn ($1.8bn) in order to expand its low-carbon business.

Putin blames low wind power output for gas crisis

13 October 2021

Low wind power output in Europe has played a role in causing the current gas supply crisis in Europe, Russian president Vladimir Putin said in speech on October 13.

GLNG: PNG government wants bigger stake in PNG LNG

12 October 2021

The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has said that it would want to up its stake in the PNG LNG project if the proposed takeover of Oil Search by Santos goes ahead.

NorthAmOil: Chevron to aim for net zero by 2050

12 October 2021

Chevron announced this week that it would pursue net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

LatAmOil: Indigenous protest halts ONP pipeline flows

12 October 2021

A group of indigenous Peruvians took over the facilities of Pump Station #5 along the Northern Oil Pipeline (ONP) last week in an act that forced the national oil company Petroperu, the owner of ONP, to halt crude shipments.

AfrOil: ReconAfrica’s seismic survey draws fire from NGO

12 October 2021

Toronto-listed Reconnaissance Africa Energy, known as ReconAfrica, has come under fire from a local non-governmental organisation called Frack Free Namibia.

AsianOil: ENN seals long-term LNG supply deal with Cheniere

12 October 2021

Chinese utility ENN Natural Gas has signed a new long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with the US’ Cheniere Energy.

China looks to Kazakh coal amid energy crisis

12 October 2021

But how much coal Kazakhstan already sells China is a mystery, because the two sides publish different figures.

From Dutch earthquakes to a UK fracking ban: how declining European gas supply has contributed to the current crisis

12 October 2021

There are many underlying causes behind the current gas supply crisis unfolding in Europe. A “V” shaped market has seen global gas demand surge but adding to a perfect storm is that the EU's own gas production has been plummeting.

CEE/SEE countries unite in defence of nuclear power

12 October 2021

EU’s pro-nuclear member states want nuclear energy to be included in the bloc's green taxonomy as a way to ameliorate climate change.

bneGREEN: Bulgaria to propose three dates for closure of coal-fired power plants

11 October 2021

Sofia is under pressure to draw up a timeline to shut down its coal plants before the European Commission approves its recovery plan.

STOLYPIN: It isn’t the ‘Usual Suspect' who is really 'weaponising gas'

11 October 2021

That naughty Vladimir Putin is up to his tricks again. Not weaponising football hooligans or COVID vaccines this time, but gas. Politicians are queuing up to blame Russia. The trouble is, this is not just bad analysis but also bad politics.

ING: Winter is coming… and so is further volatility for energy markets

10 October 2021

Energy prices have seen significant strength recently. European gas prices have rallied 94% during September, taking them to record levels. Oil and coal have also strengthened.

COMMENT: Energy lobby dominates Czech climate change debate

8 October 2021

Whoever wins the election, the energy lobby will continue to slow down the country's transformation to a carbon-neutral future.

How Taliban rule will either assure or doom the TAPI gas pipeline

8 October 2021

Afghanistan’s new rulers say the Turkmen-led mega-infrastructure investment is a “priority project”. Sceptics say that with the “nation building” impetus from the US gone, financing will be out of reach.