Europe & Eurasia
Novatek growth threatened by sanctions
6 June 2014
The company is experiencing growing pains as it seeks to challenge Gazprom
UK plans to lure shale developers with trespass law
5 June 2014
The UK is poised to reform trespass laws, so onshore oil, gas and geothermal producers will be able to drill under privately-owned land without first seeking consent of the landowner
No danger of UK gas shortages says report
3 June 2014
Two months on from Russia's annexation of Crimea, Europe's largest energy exporter is showing no signs it intends to cut gas supplies to the continent
Novatek hopes to tough out Ukraine related sanctions
30 May 2014
Russia’s largest independent gas producer still has bold plans for expansion
Gazprom takes steps to mitigate possible Western sanctions
30 May 2014
Western sanctions haven’t targeted Russia’s gas champion – yet. But other forces are bearing down on the company
South Stream pushes into troubled waters after shelved talks
30 May 2014
Deterioration in relations between the West and Russia could still stymie Gazprom’s major export project, although the partners are moving ahead with development
Calls for Europe to reduce reliance on Russian gas
30 May 2014
With EU aims of cutting greenhouse has, questions have been raised about whether the countries can survive without one another
More Western sanctions target Russia over Ukraine
30 May 2014
Sanctions targeting key members of Putin’s inner circle are having an effect – but not necessarily the one intended
Russia needs investment as the economy struggles
30 May 2014
To build on recent success in its energy sector, the country needs more Western capital and technology. Vladimir Putin is putting that in jeopardy
Brent falls as Ukraine election tensions ease
27 May 2014
Poroshenko promised to bring peace to a united Ukraine after winning over half of the vote
Higher energy bills for an independent Scotland
12 April 2014
A UK government report says independence for Scotland - on which the Scottish will vote in September - will raise gas and electricity bills for Scottish households and industry
UK energy output hits new low as net imports soar
28 March 2014
Total energy output fell by 7%, and net energy-import dependency soared to 47%
Make-or-break time for UK shale gas, says MP
26 March 2014
Factors in the next 12-18 months will be crucial for UK shale gas, including the election, Russian sanctions and the latest licensing round
UK budget freezes carbon tax to cut energy bills
24 March 2014
In the 2014 UK budget announcement, George Osborne said that tax on carbon would not increase from 2016 to 2020
Crude price falls despite rising Russia tension over Crimea
18 March 2014
The EU has imposed travel bans and asset freezes against Russian and Ukrainian officials
Committee warns UK of low-carbon investment shortage
13 March 2014
A parliamentary committee which audits energy policy has issued a stern warning
Europe's energy security solution is not the US
10 March 2014
Ignore the pundits and their answer to the Putin problem - the solution to the EU's energy security worries lie in Europe, not the US
Earthquakes force cut in Netherlands' gas production
5 February 2014
The Netherlands' government has imposed a sharp cut in production from the country's largest gasfield, and has set aside a fund to compensate property-owners, after an increase in earthquake activity
Calls for Europe to make coal less competitive
30 January 2014
Europe must do more to cut coal out of the continent's energy mix to reduce its carbon emissions, gas industry leaders said
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