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'Pawn' in Energy Stand-off, Germany's Uniper Suffers $12.5B Loss

Aug 17, 2022

Uniper, the highest-profile corporate victim of Europe's energy crisis so far, reported a 12.3 billion euro loss ($12.5 billion) due to Russian gas supply cuts, saying it had become a 'pawn' in the energy standoff between the European Union and Moscow.Germany's largest importer of Russian gas needed a 15 billion euro government bailout last month after Russia drastically cut flows, forcing Uniper to buy gas elsewhere at much higher prices…

More US Sour Crude Heads to Germany to Replace Russia Oil

Aug 16, 2022

A second shipment of crude from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore field has sailed for Germany, according to vessel tracking data and trade sources on Tuesday, as European refiners test potential replacements for Russian oil.Europe is aiming to…

Germany Secures Gas Supply for Two FSRUs

Aug 16, 2022

Germany signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday with the country's top gas importers to safeguard the supply of two floating liquefied natural (LNG) gas terminals it needs to reduce reliance on Russian energy.Under the MoU with Uniper and EnBW's VNG…

Dutch Gas Prices Up as Nord Stream Turbine 'Gets Stuck in Transit'

Jul 22, 2022

Dutch gas prices rose on Friday, boosted by further delays in replacing a turbine for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Russia, and as Germany raised its gas storage targets, British gas prices fell, however, on softer demand, Reuters reported…

First UK-Germany Power Link Gets Financial Green Light

Jul 21, 2022

A financial agreement was reached on Thursday to build the first power cable linking Britain and Germany, with construction set to begin later this year as the two countries work to reduce dependency on Russian gas and increase the use of green energy…

European Gas Prices Dip as Correct Previous Gains, Norwegian Flows Rise

Jun 24, 2022

Dutch and British wholesale gas prices mostly fell on Friday morning, correcting gains made the previous day after Germany triggered the second phase of its emergency gas plan.The benchmark Dutch wholesale gas contract for July delivery  was down 4…

Germany Could Expropriate Part of Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline - Spiegel

Jun 24, 2022

The German government is considering converting parts of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into a connection for a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Baltic Sea coast.Magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that the German economy ministry is…

Schroeder Throws in Towel as German Industry Clings on to Russian Gas

May 26, 2022

Gerhard Schroeder has backed off from taking a top role at Russian energy giant Gazprom, dealing a setback to Germany's gas lobby as it seeks to keep the energy lifeline from Russia open.The former German chancellor played a critical role in…

Gerhard Schroeder Steps Down from Rosneft Board after EU Sanctions Threat

May 23, 2022

Russia's state-owned oil company Rosneft said on Friday that former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and German businessman Matthias Warnig were stepping down from its board of directors.The European Parliament had urged on Thursday that Schroeder…

Vallourec to Close Sites in Germany, France, and Scotland, with 2950 Jobs Set to Be Lost

May 19, 2022

Vallourec is starting a process to close its German manufacturing sites as it had failed to find a 'credible' buyer for the assets, the French steel pipe maker said on Wednesday.Vallourec also said it would close its heat treatment line in Saint-Saulve in France and a site in Scotland…

Germany to Help Eastern EU States Without Ports Access LNG - Scholz

May 06, 2022

Germany will show solidarity with European Union countries seeking alternatives to Russian gas and oil, for example helping eastern states without ports in the North or Baltic Seas access liquefied natural gas (LNG), Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday…

Gas Prices Help OMV Cushion Nord Stream 2 Impairments

Apr 29, 2022

Austrian oil and gas group OMV reported better-than-expected first-quarter results on Friday as higher market prices and gains across all units more than offset a hit from impairments related to the discontinued Nord Stream 2 project.OMV said its adjusted operating income grew to 2…

Iberdrola Gets Nod to Start Construction of Baltic Eagle Wind Farm

Apr 25, 2022

Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola said Monday it has received approvals to start construction of the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.With a capacity of 476 MW, Baltic Eagle will be capable of supplying renewable energy to 475…

Sudden Cutoff of Russian Gas Would Cause Sharp Recession in Germany

Apr 13, 2022

Germany would face a sharp recession if gas supplies from Russia are suddenly cut off, the country's leading economic institutes said on Wednesday, and the government said the war in Ukraine poses 'substantial risks' for Europe's largest economy…

Update: Germany Unveils Renewable Energy Expansion Plan

Apr 06, 2022

Germany's economy and climate ministry presented a package of measures on Wednesday to speed up the expansion of renewable energy, as the need to reduce the country's heavy reliance on Russian fossil fuels adds urgency to its green transition plans…

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