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<> on March 11, 2015 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

The next winter is approaching fast in natural gas terms. While temperatures are slowly rising in the Northern Hemisphere and the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC hit peak bloom over the weekend, across the pond the EU Commission kicked off a fresh series of trilateral gas talks between Russia, the Ukraine… Keep reading →

Energy Consumption In Europe

In the final EU Energy Union document “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”, the European Commission recognized the importance of improving overall energy efficiency – “Member States [should] give energy efficiency primary consideration in their policies.” Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy,… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Four Months

Encana, the Calgary-based oil giant, has increased its investments in Texas Oil Fields despite a disastrous performance in the last 12 months following the steep decline in oil prices. “The timing was woeful, of course. Encana, led by new CEO Doug Suttles, bought its Texas oil at the top of the market, just before oil prices… Keep reading →

Europe Fears Cuts In Natural Gas From Russia

Last week, the European Commission held its first orientation debate on the Energy Union in the college of the Commission. “It was the first time that all commissioners together had an in-depth discussion on the issue. And I can tell you that there was very broad agreement on the main features of the future Energy… Keep reading →

Prime Minister David Cameron Tries To Take A Harder Line with Europe

Ahead of the new European Commission’s highly anticipated publication of “proposals on a more closely-linked single energy market” in the first quarter of 2015 as part of a drive to loosen Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, leaked non-papers drawn up by governments of EU member states on the topic are being circulated in Brussels, according… Keep reading →

Europe Fears Cuts In Natural Gas From Russia

 The EU Commission yesterday released the first “Energy Security Stress Tests” in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. On its behalf, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for gas (ENTSOG) modeled two disruption scenarios for a period of one or six months: Complete halt of Russian gas imports to the EU Disruption of Russian… Keep reading →

Illinois Governor Appoints Special Task Force To Review Energy Infrastructure

A Freedom of Information Request unveiled emails between New England government leadership and several energy companies regarding various power and gas infrastructure projects that have some questioning the extent to which certain aspects of the negotiations and decision making were kept from the public. “Regional plans for a pair of multibillion-dollar energy projects have advanced… Keep reading →

From Moonscape To Lake District: East Germany's Coal Mines

As the EPA’s long-awaited rule to control emissions from existing power plants draws near – the official announcement is expected Monday – stakeholders and lobbyists on both sides of the debate are sharpening their swords. The issue has also taken on considerable political significance ahead of the November elections. Fossil fuel interests are releasing estimates… Keep reading →

Tensions Grow In Crimea As Diplomatic Talks Continue

Ukraine’s political crisis continues, with Russian troops in Crimea, reformist forces in power in Kiev, and Europe, the US and Russia vying to broker a lasting solution. Just below the surface is the critical issue of natural gas. Europe gets approximately one-third of its gas from Russia and the majority passes through Ukraine. Will Ukraine… Keep reading →

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