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CEE Natural Gas: It's a Family Affair

It's a family that goes way back when it comes to natural gas in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), but there's a little spat in the gas family as of late, drawing attention to how the countries in the region ensure their security of supply.Assessing the natural gas landscape in CEE, David Viduna, head...

Inter-European Gas Wars: Europe’s Pursuit of Energy-Cide

There is a gas race in Europe. This rivals the well reported US - Europe gas price difference, due to cheap US shale gas and high European imported gas prices. In an attempt to compete against the US European industry just got handed a price break in the form of lower support payments for the renewable...

Waiting for the Great Gas Cutoff

European countries from Germany and Poland to Italy and Turkey now need to ensure they have emergency plans in place to deal with a possible cut-off of Russian gas supplies. At risk are the roughly one-fifth of their supplies delivered via pipelines through Ukraine, and even greater volumes if other...

North–South Gas Corridor: Geopolitical Breakthrough in Central Europe

Despite delays, a lack of short-term results, as well as turbulent domestic political agendas, the North–South Gas Corridor (NSGC or NSI) remains a priority for all of the Central European states. There are significant differences among them in terms of the level of market liberalisation...

Four Questions on Shale Gas Development in Europe and the U.S.

Can the U.S. shale gas boom happen in Europe? The short answer to that question, is no. A combination of factors have contributed to the U.S. shale gas and oil boom, namely favorable geological conditions, (access to) infrastructure, substantial public support (amongst others spurred by attractive mineral...

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe: Towards a Common Approach

Energy security is of high importance to the EU, Russia and European transit states like Slovakia or Ukraine. Central and Eastern Europe has several options to diversify imports away from Gazprom: diversification of suppliers, increase in LNG imports, shift to a more short-term contracting (all undermining...

Will Natural Gas Place the United States to Again be a Geopolitical Player in Europe

Central Europe is a Ready Market for U.S. Gas   The global economy is still struggling to overcome the effects of the recession sparked by the 2008 financial crisis. But energy — in particular, shale gas exploration — has become one of the strongest engines for the U.S. economy. U.

Europeans Cautious About Unconventional Fossil Fuels Developments

Lithuania and Slovakia are the only two European countries where the majority of companies and organisations endorse the development of unconventional fossil fuels. This is one of the main results of the final report presented by the European Commission DG Environment. The poll was conducted on 222,122...

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