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A storm is brewing in the East despite temporary gas truce

The January 2006 Russia-Ukraine gas deal has been temporarily extended to the autumn; a temporary truce largely driven by Russia's position as chair of the G8. There are two events on the horizon with potentially serious implications for the reliability of gas supplies to Europe: Yulia Tymoshenko's appointment as Ukrainian prime minister, and Turkmenistan's decision to hike gas prices to Russia.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Centrica: pipes from the East

Centrica has reportedly indicated that it would consider buying some of Russia's export pipelines, should they become available. This may signal a strategic move behind the scenes by the British government to bolster bilateral negotiations with Moscow, rather than working through EU channels.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

EDF: LNG trade shows embracing risk is far from reckless

The London-based trading arm of French electricity giant EDF has recently booked capacity at a regasification terminal in France for 2007. This small but significant move indicates that the firm is coming to terms with the need to compete in an increasingly open energy sector, where spot commodity trading will play a vital role.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2006
Expert View
Expert View

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

EU energy: new constitution is a necessary step

The European Commission has published a report outlining the possible effects of climate change in the EU. In order to reduce climate change, as well as to secure energy supplies from Russia and other energy exporters and to introduce fair competition, the EU must act as one. Furthermore, the best vehicle through which to achieve such an integrated energy policy would be a new constitution.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

European energy: Dutch are full of gas

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

European gas: Italy to become continental hub

Endesa has recently unveiled two new LNG projects planned for north-western Italy, complementing its already planned offshore LNG terminal in the eastern Gulf of Trieste. With LNG capacity set to increase, a planned gas pipeline from Turkey and the possible purchase of gas infrastructure by Gazprom, Italy is poised to become a strategic hub for gas into Europe in the near future.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

European gas: Ukrainian deal strengthens European security of supply

The Ukrainian government recently announced that all its gas imports in 2007 will come from Central Asia. This new deal to diversify Ukrainian gas imports is good news for West European security of supply, and will finally lay to rest the Russia-Ukraine price dispute, which earlier this year caused major disruptions to several European countries.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Oct 2006
Expert View
Expert View

ExxonMobil claims that global LNG demand is set to triple by 2030

ExxonMobil has claimed that there will be major growth in LNG demand over the next 20 years. Furthermore, it is expected that the Atlantic Basin will become the major consumer of LNG at the expense of the Pacific Basin. However, in order for LNG to reach the dizzy heights expected by Exxon, high costs, technological challenges and geopolitical concerns will all need to be addressed.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Gas Natural and Repsol's renewed LNG focus is an astute battle plan

The newly-formed LNG joint venture between Spain's Gas Natural and Repsol is an assiduous development for both companies, as well as for the Spanish gas market as a whole. The two companies will benefit from furthering their international aims, while Spain will benefit from a greater diversity of LNG supply.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2005

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