Today, the Energy Community Secretariat under the EU4Energy Governance framework kicked-off a two-day workshop aimed at improving energy infrastructure planning in the six Eastern Partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The event brought together representatives of all six countries: regulators, ministries and transmission system operators.
In a sign of great progress, over 120 million people worldwide gained access to electricity in 2017. This means that for the first time ever, the total number of people without access fell below 1 billion according to new data from World Energy Outlook 2018.
Natural gas importers across the globe are looking at the next few months with similar anticipation as fans of the next season of Game of Thrones. In both cases, winter is coming. The prospects of a natural gas glut, which was commonly heard within the energy industry not that long ago, has vanished following last winter’s tight market, and is being replaced by concerns over security of supply.
The evolution of the global natural gas market, which has been driven by the growth in liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand, continues to change the relationship between buyers and sellers, and raises new challenges for the global security of energy supplies.
The European Commission adopted an update to the Directive on minimum EU stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products, to continue to guarantee the highest level of security of energy supply in Europe.
Find out how a floating terminal makes Lithuania more independent of Russian gas supply:
- Visit the offshore jetty and hear technicians describe the sometimes dangerous work they do
- Learn how the European Investment Bank’s Lithuania gas investment makes the country’s energy supply more independent
- Learn about the contribution to Lithuania’s economy