The International Energy Agency released its latest in-depth review of US energy policies on Friday, welcoming US leadership on innovation and highlighting the far-reaching impact of the country’s shale revolution.
Questions to be addressed include:
- Renewable gas, biomethane, hydrogen and bioLNG, what qualifies as lower-carbon gas? What do we mean by green gas?
- What role can decarbonized/green gas play in the energy systems? Will natural gas play a role in the medium and long-term future?
- How can cleaner gas help decarbonize industrial, transport and heating sectors? What is the outlook for 2030 and beyond?
- Does the EU need more infrastructure for these new sources of green gas?
- Do we need to decentralize the gas system as we did for the electricity system?
The European Commission has found Croatian plans to support the construction and operation of a liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal at Krk island to be in line with EU State aid rules. The project will contribute to the security and diversification of energy supplies without unduly distorting competition.
This article provides an overview of the energy economy in the European Union (EU) in 2017, based on annual data from each Member State. Trends are shown for the main energy commodities for primary energy production, imports and exports, gross inland consumption and final energy consumption.
From 1 to 4 October, the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre is going to host the 9th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, one of the largest specialized convention and exhibition events in the oil and gas industry.
The 8th International Congress of Oil and Gas Industry Professionals, held as part of the Forum, will feature plenary sessions, specialized conferences, round table discussions, case contests, and scientific and technical meetings. The Forum invited representatives of federal and regional authorities, top managers of major international and Russian industrial corporations, global experts, heads of relevant universities and innovation centres.
The European Annual Gas Conference (EAGC) remains Europe’s most renowned commercial & strategic gas conference, attended by over 300 of the most senior executives from the world including major energy customers and end-users, IOCs, NOCs, TSOs, traders and policy-makers as the preferred platform to network with peers, review trends, question policy and agree future strategy.
The 5th edition of Eurogas Central and Eastern European Conference (CEEC), organised with the kind support of Latvijas Gāze and Conexus Baltic Grid, will address the issue of “The Baltic Region: Setting the pace for gas market integration”, with a particular focus on the functioning of the regional gas market, as well as the potential of LNG and the value of storage.
Today, NGVA Europe released its gas in transport manifesto with five policy recommendations to enable a cleaner future for transport. It will function as basis to steer the future of Europe’s mobility and environmental agenda, where the use of natural and renewable gas can contribute to decarbonisation and improved air quality.
The European Commission’s latest reports on gas and electricity markets, which cover the first quarter of 2019, have just been published, containing a wide range of data about supply and usage of electricity and gas in the EU.
The latest figures show the downward trend of the energy bill from 2014 to 2016 reversing in 2017 and 2018 (Figure 1). The average monthly value of imports in energy products rose from €17.4 billion per month in 2016 to €27.6 billion per month in 2018. However, the energy bill is still lower than in 2014 when it was €29.8 billion per month. The development of the volume of energy products showed much less fluctuation, rising from 74 million tonnes in 2014 to 79 million tonnes in 2018.
The International Energy Agency has provided in-depth support for this weekend’s meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers, including the publication of a major new study on hydrogen’s potential role in global energy transitions.
After another record year, global demand for natural gas is set to keep growing over the next five years, driven by strong consumption in fast-growing Asian economies and supported by the continued development of the international gas trade.