Naftogaz Vows to Unbundle Ukraine’s Transmission System Operator

Naftogaz Vows to Unbundle Ukraine’s Transmission System Operator

Naftogaz said on January 19 that unbundling of the gas transmission system operator (TSO) in Ukraine is a strategic priority that the company plans to complete by January 1, 2020, completing a key prerequisite of the European Union in order to keep receiving EU funds.

Commission Adopts Environmental Exemptions for Farmers Affected by Drought

Commission Adopts Environmental Exemptions for Farmers Affected by Drought

As the effects of climate change continue to shape Europe’s plans for the future, the European Commission has adopted derogations on certain greening rules which were proposed during the summer as part of a plan to support farmers affected by drought.

EU Energy Minsters Tackle Hydrogen and Energy Storage Solutions

EU Energy Minsters Tackle Hydrogen and Energy Storage Solutions

At an informal meeting in the Austrian town off Linz on September 18, EU energy ministers and European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete discussed the use of hydrogen as a future‑oriented energy form, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union said in a press release.

East Med Fields Drive Energean’s H1 Financial Results

East Med Fields Drive Energean’s H1 Financial Results

Greece’s Energean Oil and Gas announced on September 12 its half-year results for the half-year ended June 30, noting that the independent Greek company focusing on East Mediterranean has made substantial progress in de-risking its flagship Karish and Tanin development project in Israel.

Wind Energy in Europe to Grow but More Investment Needed

Wind Energy in Europe to Grow but More Investment Needed

Wind energy in Europe is on track for solid growth over the next five years, an energy report released on September 12 shows, warning, however, that policy uncertainty and lack of ambition in many countries mean clouds on the horizon.

Norway Builds Large-Scale Wind Farm in Ukraine

Norway Builds Large-Scale Wind Farm in Ukraine

Norwegian wind power developer NTB AS and its partners have announced an agreement to build a 250 MW wind farm in Ukraine’s southern region of Kherson, located adjacent to Crimea, the strategic Black Sea peninsula that was forcibly annexed from Ukraine by Russia in March 2014.

Gazprom Boosts Continental Gas Reserves in Russia

Gazprom Boosts Continental Gas Reserves in Russia

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said that the company had the largest amount of explored natural gas reserves in the world, totalling 35.4 trillion cubic metres as of December 31, 2017.

The Sick Man of Europe Returns

The Sick Man of Europe Returns

One of the great geopolitical issues in nineteenth-century Europe was the so-called Eastern Question. The Ottoman Empire, then known as the “sick man of Europe,” was rapidly disintegrating, and it remained to be seen which European power would succeed it.