Written Answer to a Question: Syrian oil supplies via EU Member States

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Communication from the Commission: Towards a stronger international role of the euro

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Agenda: Working Party on Energy (4 December 2018)

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Updated – Agenda: Coreper 2 Meeting (28 November, 30 November & 3 December 2018)

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UPDATED – Merger Case: M.8689 RUBIS / PHILLIPS 66 / ZELLER & CIE

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris agreement (28 November 2018)

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Press Release: Whatever happened to enhanced oil recovery?

Even with modern production techniques, a large share of the oil in a reservoir is not produced during primary and secondary recovery (read a description of EOR on our new CCUS page or in the explainer below). Some of this oil can, however, be accessed through the use of more complex and energy intensive extraction techniques such as the injection of heat, chemicals, CO2 or other gases. These techniques have been successfully and commercially deployed in multiple countries over many decades.

Informal meeting of transport and environment ministers (Graz, 29-30 October 2018)

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Press Release: Executive Director visits Norway and Denmark

OSLO and COPENHAGEN – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, visited Norway and Denmark to present the latest findings from the World Energy Outlook, highlight the IEA’s emphasis on carbon capture, utilization and storage, and discuss the state of the global energy system.

Press Release: IEA holds meeting with Energy Business Council

The International Energy Agency on Wednesday held a meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council, which brings together representatives of the world’s largest energy companies, to discuss the state of the global energy system.

Stakeholder Press Release: Long-Term Emissions Reduction: Stakeholders Discuss Potential for Renewable Liquid Fuels

A week away from the release of the European Commission’s 2050 “Long-Term Strategy” for emissions reduction, three Brussels based organisations, Eurofuel, ECFD and UPEI – jointly with their respective German members – presented and debated the results of the Prognos Study “Status and Perspectives for Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition”.  The Prognos Study was commissioned by the four organisations representing the mineral oil sector in Germany.  Whilst the study focussed on an analysis of the German market, the findings can be extrapolated on an EU wide level.  The event was held on 21 November 2018 in Brussels and gathered experts and professionals from the transport and heating fuels sector.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters (21 November 2018)

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Written Answer to a Question: Ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Vote on Labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters (20 November 2018)

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Stakeholder Event: Status and Perspectives for Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition (Brussels, 21 November 2018)

A new study carried out by Prognos AG is looking into the status and perspectives of liquid energy sources and their possible contribution to the energy transition.  Join us for a presentation of this study and a debate with renowned experts from institutions, industry, civil society organisations and the academic world about Europe’s future energy supply and the perspectives for liquid energy sources.

Agenda: Expert Group on alternative transport fuels (‘the Sustainable Transport Forum’) (main group) (21 November 2018)

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Agenda: Working Party on the Environment (19, 20 and 23 November 2018)

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Press Release: Oil Market Report: Heeding the warnings

In early October, the price of Brent crude oil reached a four-year high above $86/bbl, reflecting the legitimate fears of market tightness. In our view, this was a dangerous “red zone” and it justified calls for producers to raise output. Today, the price has fallen to a more reasonable level close to $70/bbl, well below where it was in May before the US announced its change of policy on Iran. Lower prices are clearly a benefit to consumers, especially hard-pressed ones in developing countries that are suffering from the additional handicap of weak national currencies. For now, forecasts of oil demand growth remain solid with an increase of 1.3 mb/d this year and an increase to 1.4 mb/d in 2019, even though the macro-economic outlook is uncertain. 

Stakeholder Press Release: NGVA Europe: Europe needs an open legislative framework to assess fuel solutions on fair terms

Brussels, 12 November 2018: Europe needs an open legislative framework where all solutions contributing to the decarbonization of the transport sector and achieving air quality goals can be assessed on fair terms.

To reach the 2030 targets currently under discussion, engine and vehicle technologies, in combination with low carbon and renewable gaseous fuels, will still have to play an important role in the heavy-duty sector. But the current CO2 tailpipe emissions methodology has to be complemented to consider the contribution from advanced bio and renewable gas.

Natural and renewable gas is an available fuel solution that is ready to play its role today. Renewable gas production is already standard practice, and its availability and vehicle fleet is growing fast.

Therefore, just before the European Parliament’s final vote on the regulation setting CO2 emissions standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe urges for the inclusion of a new complementary approach.

Report from the Commission on exercise of the delegation conferred on the Commission pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 443/2009 setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Union’s integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters (5 November 2018)

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