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Russia's Putin, Germany's Merkel Will Discuss Nord Stream-2 Gas Pipeline
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the disputed, Moscow-led Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project.

Merkel, Putin To Discuss Syria, Ukraine And Energy
Monday, August 13, 2018 Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in east Ukraine and a disputed pipeline.

Russia Seeks To Limit Re-Exports Of Oil Products Via Belarus
Friday, August 10, 2018 Russia is planning to limit exports of refined oil products to Belarus in a bid to curtail re-exports from the country.

Russia-Led Nord Stream 2 Seeks New Route To Avoid Danish Waters
Friday, August 10, 2018 The Russia-led Nord Stream 2 consortium says it has applied to Denmark for an alternative gas pipeline route through the Baltic Sea that would avoid the Nordic state's territorial waters.

Arctic LNG Terminal Doubles Capacity
Thursday, August 09, 2018 The second, 5.5-mtpa train increases Yamal LNG's liquefaction capacity to 11 mtpa.

Croatia Extends LNG Terminal Gas Bidding Deadline to Sept. 28
Friday, August 03, 2018 Demand will dictate the capacity of the 250 million euro terminal, which is part of EU-led efforts to diversify away from Russian energy imports.

Italy PM Non-Committal After Discussing TAP Pipeline Dispute With Mayor
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte meets the mayor at the center of a dispute threatening to delay work on the euro Trans Adriatic Pipeline.

Operator: Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Completed 2-Week Maintenance
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Nord Stream has finished its annual maintenance work begun on July 17 and resumed gas transmission.

Novak: Russia Does Not Use Stocks In Tanks To Help Boost Oil Output
Friday, July 27, 2018 Russia does not use stocks in tanks to help boost oil output, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says.

France's Avril Raises Biodiesel Output On Higher Oil Prices, Demand
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Strong oil prices and a spike in demand has allowed Avril's biodiesel plants to run at full capacity since June.

Russian Gas Exports Hit a New Summertime Record
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Russia's natural gas flows to the European Union rise to a record for the time of year.

Sources: Russia Raises Crude Oil Exports From Sakhalin-1 In 3Q
Monday, July 16, 2018 Russia plans to boost crude oil exports from the ExxonMobil-led Sakhalin-1 project to between 260,000 to 266,000 bpd.

Trump: US to Compete With Russia for Europe Gas Market
Monday, July 16, 2018 US President Donald Trump eases his tone about a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany after a one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

German Business Group Enraged by Trump Attacks on Nord Stream Pipeline
Thursday, July 12, 2018 "Threats of U.S. sanctions against European companies invested in Nord Stream 2 encroach on European energy policy," said one official.

Kremlin Accuses Trump of Trying to Bully Europe into Buying US LNG
Thursday, July 12, 2018 The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's description of Germany as a "captive" of Russia.

Equinor Taps Jacobs for Gas-to-Hydrogen Conversion Study
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Jacobs to study converting gas-fired plant unit to run on hydrogen.

German Ministry: US Sanctions Will Not Affect Nord Stream 2
Friday, June 29, 2018 Germany has been assured by the United States that any sanctions imposed on Russia will not affect the building of pipelines from Russia, a spokeswoman for Germany's economy ministry says.

EDF Sells 65% Stake In Dunkirk LNG Terminal To Fluxys, IPM
Friday, June 29, 2018 EDF says it had agreed to sell its 65.01% in the Dunkirk LNG terminal to two groups of investors.

Bulgaria To Seek EIB Financing For Gas Link With Greece
Friday, June 29, 2018 BEH signs a memorandum of understanding with the European Investment Bank.

Russian Arctic LNG Makes Debut Northern Sea Route Voyage To Asia
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 A landmark Russian Arctic LNG shipment has begun its journey through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) to Asia.

Poland's PGNiG Signs Agreements For Long-Term LNG Supplies From US
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 PGNiG signs long-term agreements with US Port Arthur LNG and Venture Global LNG for liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries.

US, Russian Officials Discuss Sanctions, Russian Gas Pipeline Plans
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says he discussed US sanctions on Russia and Moscow's plan to expand its Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany

Thick Sea Ice Blocks LNG Exports From Russia's Arctic Plant
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Thick sea ice is impeding Arctic shipments of LNG from Russia's newly-built export plant in Yamal.

Russia's Oil Export, Refinery Plans Point To Increase In Output
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Ahead of a meeting with Saudi Arabia and other producers, Russia already plans to increase oil exports.

Galp Says Little Impact From Portuguese Refineries Strike
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Galp Energia's refineries continued to operate this week with little impact from a strike.

Finland Cuts Stake In Biofuel Firm Neste With $1B Deal
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Finland says it will sell shares in oil refiner Neste.

Ifax: ExxonMobil Sees Russian LNG Plant's Capacity At 6.2MM T/Year
Thursday, June 07, 2018 ExxonMobil and Rosneft expect their future joint project to produce more than 6.2 million tonnes of LNG per year.

European Refiners Winding Down Purchases Of Iranian Oil
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 European refiners are winding down oil purchases from Iran, company and trading sources say.

Russia's Gazprom Says Loans 2.14B Euro To Turkstream Operator
Monday, June 04, 2018 Russian gas company Gazprom says it would loan up to 2.14 billion euros ($2.5 billion) to its subsidiary South Stream Transport B.V.

Poland Confident Of Meeting 2022 Deadline For Completing Gas Link To Norway
Monday, June 04, 2018 Poland is confident of meeting a 2022 deadline for completing a new Baltic Sea gas pipeline to Norway, a government official says.

Pope To Address Oil Majors In Vatican Climate Conference
Friday, June 01, 2018 The Vatican will host executives of the world's top oil companies for a conference next week on climate change.

Total Keeps Biorefinery Launch On Track Despite Farmer Blockade Threat
Friday, June 01, 2018 Total is continuing talks with farmers opposed to its planned La Mede biodiesel refinery.

French Farmers Threaten To Block Refineries Over Palm Oil Imports
Thursday, May 31, 2018 France's largest farmers' union calls for French oil refineries to be blocked.

Bulgaria Says Will Be Entry Point For Russian TurkStream Gas Link
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 The second line of the TurkStream gas pipeline will be directed to Bulgaria.

Spain's Gas Natural Scraps Plan To Build LNG Terminal In Italy
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Gas Natural has given up on a long-standing project to build a liquefied natural gas facility in northern Italy.

Flex LNG Steers Away From Floating Units As Challenges Emerge
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Flex LNG has dropped its interest in operating floating regasification units due to project failures and low returns.

Shipper BW LPG Offers To Buy Dorian LPG In $1.1B Deal
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Norway's BW LPG is offering to buy competitor Dorian LPG in a $1.1 billion all-stock deal.

France's Total Takes Stake In Russia's Arctic Gas Project
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Total will buy a 10% stake in a Russian Arctic gas project under a deal struck during Emmanuel Macron's visit to Russia.

Polyester, Nylon Clothes May Be Caught in UK Curbs on Plastics
Monday, May 21, 2018 U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to start taxing clothes made from polyester and nylon.

Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump
Friday, May 18, 2018 Putin says he would stand up to any attempts by US President Donald Trump to block a Russian-German gas pipeline project.

Russia Eyes Petrochemicals As Answer To Crude Oil Reliance
Friday, May 18, 2018 Russian energy companies have been increasingly shifting their focus to petrochemicals in a drive to capitalize on the fast-growing sector.

UK's Top Qatari LNG Importer Seeks To Broaden Supply As Cargoes Slump
Friday, May 18, 2018 South Hook is seeking to broaden its sources of supply as robust Asian demand diverts cargoes from Qatar.

Russian Gas Pipeline To Germany Raises Intelligence Concerns -U.S. Official
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany raises U.S. intelligence and military concerns.

ClientEarth Files Complaint To Stop Nord Stream 2 In Finland
Monday, May 14, 2018 Environmental campaign group ClientEarth says it had submitted a complaint to a Finnish court seeking to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through Finnish waters.

Vitol Sees Gas And LNG As Key Growth Driver As Oil Demand Peak Looms
Friday, May 11, 2018 Vitol's future growth will increasingly be driven by gas and LNG, especially in emerging markets, as peak oil demand approaches, its head of gas and power investments says.

Sonatrach To Buy Exxonmobil's Augusta Oil Refinery In Sicily
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach plans to buy ExxonMobil's 175,000 barrel-per-day Augusta refinery in Sicily, Italy.

Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipe Partners Rapped by Polish Regulator
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Poland opposes the expansion of the major gas link directly from Russia to Germany.

Croatia Seeks Fresh Bids To Supply Future LNG Terminal
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Croatia issues a fresh tender to provide a ship-based import terminal for a planned LNG terminal on the island of Krk in the northern Adriatic.

Russia's Oil Exports To Europe Decline As Quality Worsens
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Russia has exported less crude oil to Europe this year as the quality of the fuel on offer deteriorated and tense diplomatic relations prompted it to redirect more volumes to China.

EnQuest: Sullom Voe Oil Terminal Repairs Complete, Brent Pipeline Working
Monday, May 07, 2018 Repairs at Britain's Sullom Voe oil terminal have been completed, operator EnQuest says.