Environmental lawyers in push to stop gas pipeline in Finland

The project will consist of two additional pipelines that could transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia to the EU

Gazprom granted final permit for TurkStream pipeline

Russian energy giant Gazprom has been granted the final permit for the construction of a second offshore section for the TurkStream gas pipeline. The permit guarantees both sections of the pipeline will be in operation before the end of 2019. Each part will have the capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year, […]

BBL pipeline to export gas from UK to Netherlands from 2019

The transportation of gas from Britain to the Netherlands through the BBL pipeline is expected from autumn 2019. Currently, gas can only be transported through the pipeline from the Netherlands to the UK. However, technical modifications are being made at the compressor station at Anna Paulowna and the gas terminal at Bacton. The project is […]

Romania lent €50m for new gas pipeline

A new project aimed at increasing security of gas supply and reducing energy dependence in Europe has been granted €50 million (£44m). Transgaz, the national gas transmission firm in Romania, will use the funds from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to build a 478km pipeline between Podisor and Recas and three compressor stations located in […]

EU fund invests in Polish gas pipeline

An EU fund is investing in a gas pipeline in Poland. The European Regional Development Fund is providing €79 million (£70m) to cover part of the construction costs of the 130km-long Zdzieszowice – Wrocław pipeline. The project will reinforce the existing regional gas transmission system and increase its capacity. It is expected to be completed […]

EU invests €112.5m in Polish gas pipeline

A total of €112.5 million (£98m) is to be invested in the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Poland. The funding from the European Regional Development Fund will be used for the 167 km-long Lwówek – Odolanów pipeline in the Wielkopolska region. It will connect the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the city […]

EU seeks mandate for talks with Russia over gas pipeline

The European Commission is seeking a mandate from Member States to give it the authority to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The project, led by Russian energy firm Gazprom, will consist of two additional pipelines that could transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas. It will be a […]

Five energy firms invest in Gazprom’s gas pipeline

Five European energy companies are to invest as much as €950 million (£807m) each to fund Gazprom’s gas pipeline. ENGIE, OMV, Shell, Uniper and Wintershall have signed financing agreements with Nord Stream 2 AG, the company responsible for the planning, construction and operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The 1,220-kilometre pipeline will have the […]

National Grid awards £150m gas pipeline contract

A £150 million contract for a gas pipeline project has been awarded by National Grid. As part of a joint venture, Skanska, PORR and A.Hak will design and build a replacement high pressure gas pipeline within a tunnel, underneath the River Humber from Paull to Goxhill. The three-year project will replace the existing pipeline which […]

MEPs concerned about Nord Stream gas pipeline extension

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voiced grave concerns about a gas pipeline extension project. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, run by a consortium led by Russian energy firm Gazprom, aims to build new pipelines that would double the capacity of the existing connection from Russia to northern Germany under the Baltic Sea. It […]