Europe & Eurasia
Lacklustre response to EU's low carbon policy
27 January 2014
The policy, which will aim to cut emissions by 40%, has been called "toothless" by Greenpeace
Politics thwarting Europe's unconventional oil
24 January 2014
The continent has indigenous reserves to exploit. But it also has a lot of opposition to overcome
The UK holds European hope for shale gas development
20 January 2014
With exploration stalled in mainland Europe, the UK government's unconventionals push has opened a new frontier for investors and E&P companies alike
Michael Fallon is optimistic about the UK shale industry
11 December 2013
Michael Fallon is bullish about the prospects for Britain's shale-gas sector. And, as he tells Conal Urquhart, while there's a lot of work to be done, the rewards will make the effort worthwhile
Turkey hopes shale gas will plug its energy deficit
5 December 2013
Promising shale deposits could help lessen the country's dependence on gas imports
European governments hesitant to allow fracking
5 December 2013
Despite their struggling economies, some European governments are hesitant about shale gas development
EU must reform Emissions Trading Scheme to boost gas industry
13 November 2013
The European Union (EU) must reform the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to boost natural gas demand and push coal out of the continent's energy mix, industry leaders say
Spain pushes ahead with fracking law
31 October 2013
The country has amended its oil-exploration law to include guidelines for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in a signal it will support shale-gas development
Fracking poses little health risk to UK public, says report
31 October 2013
Shale-gas development poses little risk to public health, according to a new report by the UK government
Merkel election win signals an energy policy rethink
21 October 2013
Germany's renewable energy policy has pushed up consumer bills, but carbon emissions have also increased over recent years
European energy policy a failure, says GDF Suez CEO
17 October 2013
GDF Suez’s Mestrallet hits out in speech to WEC 2013
Turkey key to Cyprus gas development
17 October 2013
Turkish deputy energy minister believes East Mediterranean gas finds will help forge closer bonds
Energy efficiency key to tackling global trilemma, says WEC
17 October 2013
Improving energy efficiency is the key to balancing increasing global energy demand in an environmentally sustainable way
Policy shifts hinder EU integrated network plan
17 October 2013
Recent policy shifts implemented by a number of European Union (EU) member states have cast doubt on the bloc’s plan to integrate its gas and power networks into a common energy market by the end of next year
Croatia issues extradition request for head of MOL Group
4 October 2013
The Hungarian government has criticised Croatia over tactics used
UK government calls for caution around shale gas development
12 September 2013
Ed Davey tells the country that shale gas is no silver bullet, but unconventional fuel will be key to Britain's energy security
UK protests are about fears over the future
29 August 2013
Concerns over the future of renewable energy and unconventionals fuel protests
Hopes are high for Cyprus' NOC despite financial crisis
23 August 2013
CNHC, the world’s youngest NOC, wants to turn Cyprus into a world-class natural gas hub
Turkey's state firms TPAO and Botas seek opportunities abroad
23 August 2013
With an energy-hungry domestic market to feed, TPAO and Botas see opportunities abroad, especially in Iraq
Anti-fracking protest outside Cuadrilla Resources PR firm
19 August 2013
A small group of anti-fracking protesters glued themselves to the front door of the London building which houses the offices of Cuadrilla Resources’ PR firm Bell Pottinger
Time to reset energy policy priorities in the UK
19 August 2013
The UK's energy strategy needs a rethink as production falls
Politics bedevils East Mediterranean gas ambitions
14 August 2013
Gas discoveries have added fuel to the fire of regional tensions in the Levant
UK safety regime in spotlight after Cullen inquiry report
30 July 2013
A quarter of century after the Piper Alpha disaster, offshore regulations are once again top of the industry’s agenda
British MP dances on France’s shale grave
17 July 2013
Britain hoping to attract shale investment as other governments in Europe resist development, Justin Jacobs writes
Delays for Spain's unconventional plans
10 July 2013
Spain's unconventional plans are delayed, while in the UK, Cuadrilla considers six new sites for fracking
UK needs to start fracking to revive its energy sector
4 July 2013
The UK could be sitting on 1,300 trillion cubic feet worth of shale gas resources