Europe & Eurasia
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
Bowland shale output to curb UK gas imports by 14%
18 June 2013
Production from the Bowland basin could see UK imports decline by almost 15%, according to a new report
UK government divided over clean energy targets in bill
6 June 2013
The UK's energy bill, which states the UK will aim for a 34% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2020, will now be debated by the House of Lords
UK extends regulator's powers amid price fixing probe
6 June 2013
The UK government has widened the powers of its power market regulator following the energy price fixing probe
UK shale gas might be ready for take-off this year
6 June 2013
This year may very well see the unconventionals sector begin to deliver on its rich promise
Face off: Canada versus the EU over fuel-quality directive
31 May 2013
Europe doesn’t import any oil from Alberta, but the proposed fuel quality directive has ignited a row between Brussels and Edmonton
UK shale gas could be a new North Sea
22 May 2013
Lobbyists have stepped up the campaign on both sides as a new report says the production of shale gas could help boost the UK's energy industry and economy
Margaret Thatcher’s influential energy legacy
10 April 2013
Margaret Thatcher, UK prime minister from 1979-90, who died in on 8 April, brought profound changes to the country’s business life and particularly to the energy sector
The Iron Lady and the UK coal sector
9 April 2013
The Thatcher government’s confrontation with the UK's coal miners was the most bitter industrial dispute the country had ever seen. It changed the UK’s industrial landscape irrevocably, and its effects are still being felt today. But not, perhaps, in a way you would expect
UK needs a rational debate about shale-gas development
2 April 2013
The UK is coming round the idea of shale-gas development. But what we need now is for the media to steer a calm, rational debate about the fuel's benefits and drawbacks