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Beginning of the Beginning

In the current global energy price environment, it is difficult to see the ocean for the waves. But, the likely confluence of events this month—release of the European Commission’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy on Feb. 16 and the first exports of LNG from the continental United States since the early 1960s—provide an opportune time […]

Categories: Cheniere - Sabine Pass, E.U., Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Global Market
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European Union’s LNG Strategy

The European Commission released its LNG Strategy today as part of the Commission’s Energy Union initiative. Release of the LNG Strategy was accompanied by several other proposals, all of which can be accessed from the Commission’s website, including: Security of Gas Supply Intergovernmental Agreements LNG and Gas Storage Heating and Cooling Time permitting, I may […]

Categories: E.U., Import Terminals, Infrastructure, Interconnectors

Europe-US LNG Roundtable II

LNG Allies and our partners and financial supporters held a second Europe-US LNG Roundtable in early November, bringing together representatives from six of North America’s LNG exporting companies and six major European gas consumers and more than 70 observers. The session, held on Capitol Hill during the afternoon of Nov. 04, built upon the progress made […]

Categories: A.T. Kearney, Annova LNG, Baltic Nations, Bear Head LNG, C.E.E.P., Cheniere Energy, Croatia, Delfin LNG, E.U., Energy Security, Europe, Golden Pass Products, Magnolia LNG, NextDecade, Poland, Rio Grande LNG

Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Finally Signed

After around-the-clock negotiations, Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union late today (Oct. 30) signed an agreement that will enable Russia to resume shipping gas to Ukraine. According to a Reuters story: Price Agreement. Ukraine will pay $378 per 1,000 cubic meters to the end of 2014 and $365 in the first quarter of 2015. Past […]

Categories: E.U., Europe, Russia, Ukraine

Poland-Lithuania Interconnector Advances

On Aug. 19, the natural gas transmission system operators of Poland (GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.) and Lithuania (AB Amber Grid) submitted joint applications to the European Union for funds to plan, design, and construct the Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL). The 550 km (343 mile) pipeline will run from Warsaw to Vilnius (approximately) and will have an initial […]

Categories: E.U., Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, Poland

NATO Head Calls for Enhanced Energy Security

The outgoing Secretary General of the NATO alliance, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, addressed an overflow crowd at the Atlantic Council on Monday (July 7) to provide his observations about the many challenges facing NATO. Rasmussen, who will end his five-year term as “SecGen” following the NATO summit that takes place in Wales […]

Categories: Atlantic Council, E.U., Energy Security, Europe, N.A.T.O., Russia, T.T.I.P., U.S., Ukraine

EU Releases Energy Security Strategy

The European Commission released its EU Energy Security Strategy, which is designed to respond “to the political crisis in Ukraine” and the need to provide “a stable and abundant supply of energy for the EU’s citizens and economy.” It proposes action in five key areas: Increasing energy efficiency and reaching the proposed 2030 energy and […]

Categories: E.U., Energy Security

EU-US Energy Council Meets in Brussels

The E.U.– U.S. Energy Council met for its fifth annual session in Brussels on Wed. April 2. In opening remarks, Secretary of State John Kerry said: “The difficulties of the recent days underscore the imperative to what brings us here today: energy security—not just for Ukraine but all across Europe… [And that] requires a major amount […]

Categories: E.U., Energy Security, Fuel Diversity, U.S.

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