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Aspiring to be the regional gas hub: the role of Turkey and other SEE countries

Following the gas agreement between Turkey’s BOTAS and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz, we take a look at what it means for Turkey and its aspiration to be the regional gas hub.

New contract signed by Bulgartransgaz for Chiren UGS expansion

Bulgartransgaz and DZZD Tech Energy Expansion signed a contract for the supply of the necessary materials and equipment, construction and commissioning of the "Expansion of Chiren UGS capacity - above-ground part."

Azeri gas to play key role in guaranteeing Hungary’s energy security, says minister

Increased natural gas production in Azerbaijan can play an important role in the energy security of Hungary and Central Europe, but this requires infrastrucutral developments supported by the European Union, said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó after meeting the Minister of the Economy of Azerbaijan, Mikayil Jabbarov on Tuesday.

Estonia’s government allocates 30 million euros to increase natural gas reserves

Estonia's government decided to increase the share capital of the country's Stockpiling Agency by 30 million euros in order to increase the security of the natural gas supply for next winter as well.

Latvian energy infrastructure operators prepare to build cyber security capabilities

The establishment of the Energy Infrastructure Operators' Cyber Security Centre is an impotant step in a context of rising cyber security incidents across Latvia, especially after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Russian pipeline gas imports in the EU fell by 69 bcm year-on-year, says latest gas market report 

Russia’s weaponisation of its gas exports to Europe was the dominant element on EU gas markets from July to September 2022, says the European Commission’s latest quarterly gas market report.

Energy prices to be lowered for Polish SMEs, ORLEN Group’s PGNiG announces

Small and medium-sized enterprises will now pay less for gas fuel on the Gas for Business tariff offered by the ORLEN Group's PGNIG Obrót Detaliczny (PGNiG Retail Trade).

Construction works of the Alexandroupolis gas-fired power plant begin

The construction works of the Alexandroupolis gas-fired power plant, developed by three Greek energy groups officially began, after an inauguration ceremony held in the presence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Hungary eyes diversification with Turkish LNG and Azeri gas

Last year, Hungary relied on the TurkStream pipeline to cover around half of its total gas consumption, however the country would like diversify in the future, potentially with LNG arriving to Turkish ports and gas from Azerbaijan.

ENTSOG and GIE launch new edition of the System Development map

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) launched the new edition of the System Development map, illustrating the latest European gas infrastructure and capacities.

TFF natural gas drops below 55 euros/MWh – when climate change meets energy security

As Europe records unprecedented high winter temperatures, we take a look at the most recent energy prices and storage levels across Europe and the shape of European energy markets going forward.

China’s post-COVID rebound can stir up the energy world

On 8 January, China reopened its borders after almost three years of self-isolation, something that was defined as a major event of 2023 and a key driver for growth. What does this mean for the energy market?

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