Ukraine buys gas in Europe for four times higher price than the one offered by the Russian state gas giant Gazprom. But the Gazprom-Naftogaz problems go beyond the prices and gas exports.
Seven German MEPs across the political spectrum called on the German government to clarify its position on the politically contentious planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russian natural gas sources with German consumers.
Bulgarian Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova said Bulgaria may buy natural gas from Israel through a Greek connection or as a liquefied natural gas
Consumers in Poland pay 29 per cent less for natural gas and electricity than the average in the European Union. These differences, however, are decreasing.
In just seventeen months - from August 2016 to December 2017 – the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) delivered over 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas to the Ukrainian market.
Russian authorities are turning their eyes towards the Russian Far East, seeing its development as an opportunity to balance the losses arising from the deterioration of political and economic relations with the West.
Hungary and Slovakia have signed a declaration of intent on the construction of the Eastring gas pipeline, a transmission route between hubs in Western Europe and the Balkan and Turkey.
Baltic Pipe inches forward with the agreement for the preparatory work signed on August 2017. The contract to undertake the analyses, research and initial design work was signed by the Polish Gaz- System and Danish engineers...
Serbia might be close to solving its gas demands. Greek government offered its Serbian counterpart cooperation in building and ownership of future liquid natural gas terminal (LNG) in the Greek port of Alexandroupoli.
Poland continues its progress to diversify its gas sources with Baltic Pipe and new construction at the LNG port of Świnoujście. But the pressure of time hangs over both projects as renegotiation with Gazprom looms closer.