EU Commission greenlights French support for natural gas storage

France introduced a regulatory mechanism for natural gas storage in December 2017, with the aim of keeping existing storage capacities deemed necessary in operation to ensure the security of gas supply

Is LNG the saviour of European gas when the cooling season heats up demand?

Our latest European Market podcast on electricity and gas commodity prices sees gas demand and supply major in that commodity and carbon remains an issue for power.

RWE launches research into the salty storage of green electricity

The project could see underground caverns store several GWh of electricity from renewable sources

Uniper partners with GE to decarbonise gas plants in Europe

They have signed an agreement to explore, assess and develop technology options and produce a detailed decarbonisation roadmap by early 2021

UK energy firm InfraStrata rescues historic Titanic shipyard

The Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast went into administration in August, putting 120 jobs at risk

Winter is Coming – What Energy Users Can Expect

The start of the winter energy season is less than two weeks away and with it comes enhanced volatility.

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Are salt caverns the key to gas storage?

Engie subsidiary Storengy will complete the final five of 20 salt caverns in Cheshire this year

Gateshead site recommended for location of new hydrogen-storage facility

A Gateshead site has been recommended for the location of a new hydrogen-storage facility in the UK. Clean energy and fuel company ITM Power and distributor Northern Gas Networks have concluded their Large-Scale Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Deployment Study and found four locations suitable for a demonstration facility for the technology. Of the four locations, Low […]

Centrica freed from Rough gas storage commitments

The UK’s competition watchdog has provisionally decided to remove the requirements placed on Centrica’s Rough gas storage facility in the North Sea. The announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) comes after Centrica requested a review as it intends to close the facility due to its physical deterioration. The undertakings include the legal, financial […]

Competition watchdog to review Rough gas storage requirements

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to review the requirements placed on Centrica’s Rough gas storage facility. The giant facility in the North Sea stores gas in the summer and delivers it in the winter to help meet the high demand. In June, Centrica said it intends to close the storage facility due its […]