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Top 5 stories of the week: 22 – 28 December

1. 2023 in review

As we approach the end of the final week of 2023, we have looked back at the biggest trends and developments that shaped this year’s energy sector in Central and Eastern Europe. More broadly, 2023 signalled some return to calm, almost going back to pre-COVID levels. Read the full story here. 

2. MOL begins gas production in Kazakhstan

Taking a look at the gas sector, MOL announced earlier this week that it has begun production at a gas field in Kazakhstan with Kazakh and Chinese partners. The first well at the field is expected to start at a gas production rate of 300,000 cubic metres per day, which will be transported to the Chinarevskoye gas processing facility. Read the full story here.

3. EU ministers give a green light to emergency measures

On Tuesday, EU energy ministers reached a political agreement to extend three emergency regulations adopted last year in response to the energy crisis. This includes improving energy supply cooperation, speeding up the deployment of renewables and establishing a market correction mechanism. Read the full story here. 

4. Plastic we hope you avoided this Christmas

Just before Christmas we took a look into the 7 types of plastics, considering those on our “green list” and those that should stay away from the Christmas tree this festive period. Read the full story here. 

5. Get the (biodegradable) confetti out!

As we now look towards welcoming 2024, we have also prepared a quick guide on hosting a more green and clean New Year’s Eve party, looking into some fun and creative ways to reduce waste pollution whilst sipping on champagne. Read the full story here. 

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