Sunday, January 17, 2021



Bulgaria joins the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Bulgaria became the newest member of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Its membership will enrich the NEA’s work in areas such as nuclear safety and regulation, decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

NET4GAS launches Capacity4Gas pipeline operation

NET4GAS launched the operation of a new 150-kilometre high-pressure gas pipeline built within the Capacity4Gas project which strengthens the connection of the Czech Republic and the whole CEE region with the Western European gas hubs.

OMV Petrom divests production assets in Kazakhstan to focus on the Black Sea

OMV Petrom signed the transaction for the sale of its 100% shareholding in Kom-Munai (KOM) and Tasbulat Oil Corporation (TOC) in Kazakhstan to MAGNETIC OIL. The decision will allow the company to focus on the Black Sea region.

Daiva Garbaliauskaitė appointed Lithuania’s Deputy Minister of energy

Daiva Garbaliauskaitė has joined the political team of Lithuania’s Minister of Energy Dainius Kreivis as Deputy Minister and she will be responsible for the development of renewable energy.

Lithuania’s gas TSO joins the Hydrogen Energy Association

In order to accelerate the use of hydrogen in the energy sector, the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator Amber Grid has joined the Lithuanian Hydrogen Energy Association.

GECF: Short-Term Gas Market Report 2020

The GECF Secretariat presented the first edition of the Annual Short-Term Gas Market Report 2020, which aims to become a reference for short-term views and analysis of the global gas and LNG markets.

TAP begins first gas deliveries from Azerbaijan to Europe

At the end of December, gas started to flow from Azerbaijan through the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The first gas has reached Greece, Bulgaria and Italy.

Eesti Energia’s new solution to increase the energy efficiency of buildings

Eesti Energia is testing a solution together with Tallinn University that would enable connecting commercial and office buildings as part of the energy system, increasing their energy efficiency.

MET Group completes acquisition of a gas storage business in Germany

Considering a long-overdue step, MET Group has completed the acquisition of a gas storage business from Gas-Union which will support the build-up of sales activities to end consumers in Germany.

Naftogaz discovers a new gas field

Naftogaz has discovered a new field named Zhemchuzhne, whose proven reserves amount to 200 mcm of gas, while prospective reserves exceed 2 bcm.

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Innogy signs an agreement with Czech Ministry of Industry to introduce new energy-saving measures

Innogy has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to improve the country’s energy efficiency and introduce energy-saving measures. Thus, the country is aligning with the EU Directive that obliges countries to save 0.8% of their yearly energy consumption by 2030.

A hundred efficient solutions to reverse global warming

Not only one book, but a hundred efficient solutions to stop the climate catastrophe. The New York Times bestseller edited by Paul Hawken, Drawdown, offers many ways to save our planet. And avoiding food waste is only one of them.

Flexibility will be a key word for gas markets in 2021

In spite of an expected gradual recovery in 2021, the COVID-19 crisis will have long-lasting impacts on natural gas markets. Market players have to adjust their strategies to a highly volatile environment and the repercussions of the pandemic could trigger fundamental changes.

Poland’s chance to become the leading regional player on offshore wind

Poland has adopted the Offshore Wind Act. A historic day for a country that as of today has no offshore wind capacity installed. The first wind farms will appear in 2024 and in 20 years from 8 to 11 GW of offshore wind power capacity will be installed.