Ukraine must deliver gas to Europe

MOSCOW, May 8 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin announced last week that Ukraine must purchase 19.5 billion cubic meters of gas to supply to the European Union.

Piebalgs touts legislation in energy field

BRUSSELS, April 3 (UPI) -- Legislation enacted in the European Union can help drive the move for energy efficiency and lower emissions, the EU energy commissioner says.

Piebalgs lauds LNG for Europe

BRUSSELS, March 18 (UPI) -- The diversification of the European energy sector hinges not only on the Nabucco pipeline but also on liquefied natural gas from Qatar, an EU official said.

Ukraine calls for EU role in energy sector

BRUSSELS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Brussels should play a greater role in the energy sector to avert a repeat of the January gas row between Russia and Ukraine, Ukraine's energy minister said.

Nabucco won't sideline Russia, EU says

BRUSSELS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The proposed Nabucco natural gas pipeline is not meant to sideline Russia as the European Union still sees the gas giant as a partner, EU officials said.

No evidence Ukraine stole Russian gas

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- There is no evidence that in 2009 Ukraine siphoned off gas supplies from Russia that were bound for European customers, the European energy commissioner said.

EU Commission seeks nuke plant rules

BRUSSELS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The European Commission is restarting its legislative efforts to set nuclear power safety standards as the energy sector makes a comeback, officials said.

Piebalgs prepares Nabucco tour

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs is set to launch a major diplomatic tour of potential suppliers to the Western-backed Nabucco pipeline.

Piebalgs calls for energy diversity

BERLIN, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- For the European Union to diversify its energy supplies, it needs a united stance on alternatives while continuing to deal with Russia, an official said.

UPI Energy Watch

European Union to push Azerbaijan pipeline; France's GDF SUEZ acquires North Sea assets; Total signs three oil and gas agreements in Syria.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Dana Gas completes common user gas pipeline; Turkey, EU sign agreement on Trans-Caspian gas pipeline; Hungary sidesteps Nabucco criticism; India, Pakistan warm to Chinese role in Peace Pipeline

EU signs energy deal with Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, May 28 (UPI) -- The European Union and Turkmenistan signed an agreement to ensure energy cooperation in a move away from Russian energy dependence, officials said.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Leaders from the European Union met with Middle Eastern officials in Brussels to finalize details of the Trans-Arab gas pipeline.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Europe ties Nabucco deals with Turkey and Arab gas, says Russia not involved; Iraq-Iran pipeline tender deadline extended to May 18; TransCanada keen on second Keystone line
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Asian Development Bank willing to finance TAPI gas line; Iran wants movement on IPI pipeline; Nabucco only with Iran, Russian ambassador says; BP, Conoco execs in Washington to rally Alaskan support for gas line
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Europe and Iraq make energy inroads

BRUSSELS, April 17 (UPI) -- Iraqi and European leaders envision partnership, especially in the oil and gas sector, following meetings this week in Brussels.

EU nuclear chief: Investment needed

BRUSSELS, April 16 (UPI) -- European Union countries must prepare to invest substantial sums in maintaining and securing nuclear reactors, the EU energy commissioner said.

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

EU Energy chief eyes Iran supplies for Nabucco; India, Pakistan, Iranian talks on gas pipeline resume in two weeks; India keen on undersea gas pipeline from Oman
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

E.ON plan encourages European Commission

BRUSSELS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- German utility giant E.ON's announcement it would sell its transmission networks was not well received by other European utilities Friday.

EU official in Iraq on energy talks

BAGHDAD, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A top European Commission energy adviser is in Baghdad to discuss an Iraq-EU "strategic partnership," which the two sides announced earlier this month.

Analysis: Nabucco gets boost

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S.- and European Union-backed Nabucco pipeline, which has had little good news since it was first proposed, received a major boost last week when German utility RWE said it would join the project.
KRISHNADEV CALAMUR, UPI International Security Editor

North Africa could become EU gas supplier

BRUSSELS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- North Africa could become a leading supplier of natural gas to Europe, eventually rivaling Russia, an EU commissioner said.

Dutch a boon to Nord Stream

MOSCOW, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The last partner for the Nord Stream project to build a gas pipeline along the bed of the Baltic Sea has been chosen.
IGOR TOMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia-EU energy fight thaws

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Russia-EU energy relations saw a sudden warming last week, as both Russia and the EU made clear that they were ready to make mutual concessions.
OLEG MITYAYEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Little hope for EU-Russia summit

BERLIN, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Energy security tops the agenda at what could be a disappointing summit between the European Union and Russia this weekend in Portugal.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent
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