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. […]

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, […]

UK receives first LNG cargo from Russia’s new terminal

The UK has received its first shipment of liquified natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s controversial Yamal facility in the Arctic. National Grid confirmed the Christophe de Margerie tanker has docked at the London Thamesport on the Isle of Grain in Kent and offloaded its cargo of 170,000 cubic tonnes. The gas originates from the sanction-hit […]

OPEC, Russia extends oil cuts to end of 2018

The world’s major oil producers have agreed to extend production cuts through to the end of 2018. Members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers, including Russia, will extend the current deal of cutting supply by around 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd), which would otherwise have ended in March […]