US and Russia ‘to dominate global pipeline expenditure to 2022’

Analytics firm GlobalData says Canada, China and Nigeria will also make significant investments

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

Russia launches floating nuclear power plant

The Akademik Lomonosov is said to be capable of generating enough power for a town of up to 100,000 people

EU clears GE-Rosneft IoT joint venture buyout

The company will focus on the development, implementation and operation of industrial Internet of Things applications

Russia starts building Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

The facility is expected to provide 10% of the nation’s electricity requirements

Intelligence chiefs consider Russian threats to UK infrastructure

Essential services have been warned to prepare for a potentially state-sponsored attack

‘UK must boost fracking to reduce reliance on Russian energy’

A climate group says the UK must avoid becoming too reliant on foreign imports for its gas supply

China surpassed US as world’s largest crude oil importer

China was the largest crude oil importer last year at 8.4 million barrels per day (b/d). According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), “new refinery capacity and strategic inventory stockpiling combined with declining domestic oil production” were the major factors contributing to the rise. It surpassed the US, which imported 7.9 million b/d in […]

Defence secretary warns Russia is ready to attack UK’s energy infrastructure

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths” through attacks on the UK’s energy infrastructure. The MP for South Staffordshire has accused Moscow of spying on Britain’s gas and electricity supplies, which if cut, could create “panic” and “chaos” for millions of people. Mr Williamson referred […]

Russia’s nuclear production hits atomic heights

Russian nuclear energy production increased up to 18.9% last year. That’s according to Rosatom, the nation’s nuclear energy body, which says this has increased from 18.3% in 2016. In 2017, electricity generation from Russian nuclear power plants reached nearly 203 billion kWh, a marked rise on the 196 billion kWh of power produced in 2016. […]