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ResearchWire

European energy: Dutch are full of gas

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
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Wingas right to question the competitiveness of long-term contracts

Germany's Wingas has questioned the paradoxical practice of moving to a liberalized energy market but still allowing suppliers to maintain long-term contracts. Wingas' objection is justified as the context of such long-term contractual arrangements has moved on and, as Datamonitor's Salman Wasti argues, other, less anti-competitive options are available.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2005
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Germany looks to reap rewards of LNG investment

E.ON recently announced plans to undertake a feasibility study into the possible construction of an LNG terminal on Germany's northern coast. If the project gets the green light, a number of benefits are likely to be felt throughout the German gas market, as Datamonitor's Andrew Hill explains...

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Gazprom: Wingas swap is pragmatic route downstream

The Russian gas giant Gazprom has traded some of its upstream assets for a greater share in Wingas, the German gas retailer and distributor. This corporatist approach may be the only way the company can gain access to certain European markets in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2006
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EEX gas trading contract offers timely boost to nascent German wholesale market

Recent signals from the EEX indicating that it is planning to launch a gas trading contract from autumn 2006 will give the German wholesale gas market a much needed boost. However, despite this progress, a meaningfully liquid wholesale gas market in Germany remains a long way away.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

G8 energy: all for none?

At the G8 summit in Russia, leaders once again demonstrated that these events are merely a meeting of minds, not a mechanism to create aligned policy. There was little unanimity on nuclear and it is clear that Russia, as a net exporter of gas, has different priorities.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

German gas market liberalization: the long and winding road

Bundesnetzagentur (BnetzA) has begun the arduous process of cutting network fees in the German gas market. The regulator still faces an uphill struggle, however, to overcome a legacy of ineffective competition in one of Europe's largest and most disparate gas sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Biofuels: Germany abandons plans to increase blend to 10%

The German government has cancelled plans that would oblige refineries in the country to blend petrol and diesel with 10% biofuels. Although German environment minister Sigmar Gabriel has stated that this does not change Germany's commitment to reaching the EU's target of 10% biofuels by 2020, the plans raise doubts about the country's ability and willingness to achieve the EU's goals.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2008
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US support for Lithuanian LNG plant indicative of frenetic attempts to reduce Russian gas dependence

Following the military conflict in Georgia and the potential 'loss' of the EU-US backed 'fourth corridor' of energy supplies from the Caucuses/Central Asia, liquefied natural gas is rapidly gaining traction across European states as a strategic supply option. Yet it is the US, as much as the EU, that is driving renewed interest in LNG in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2008
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CommentWire

Feed-in tariffs in Germany: consumers are paying the price for renewable energy development

The German Renewable Act has successfully increased renewable energy capacity from 6% of total generation capacity in 2000 to 16% in 2009. However, in order to compensate for higher demand, lower wholesale prices and last year's levy deficit, German consumers will have to foot a bill of E13.5 billion in 2011. This should be a warning to other countries of the immediate costs of such policies.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2010

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