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Bulgaria puts South Stream on hold

Bulgaria puts South Stream on hold

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 19 (UPI) --The Bulgarian government said it was suspending all actions related to the planned Russian natural gas pipeline, South Stream, because of European rules.
Daniel J. Graeber
EU questions Russian gas pipeline

EU questions Russian gas pipeline

BRUSSELS, June 25 (UPI) --The European Commission has concerns about how Russia's planned South Stream gas pipeline conforms to European rules, the energy commissioner said Wednesday.
Daniel J. Graeber

EU serious about offshore drilling safety

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Oil and natural gas companies are called on to do more to ensure their offshore operations are safe, the EU energy commissioner said from Washington.

Europe sees need for more gas pipelines

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 1 (UPI) -- European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said last week's decision on a pipeline for Azeri natural gas is just the beginning for Europe.

EU starts ball rolling on 2030 green goals

BRUSSELS, May 23 (UPI) -- The European Union needs to start looking at how to provide incentives to boost clean energy measures beyond 2020 targets, a lawmaker said.

Europe clamps down on offshore energy safety

STRASBOURG, France, May 22 (UPI) -- Legislation in the European Union regarding oil and natural gas production safety is long overdue, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said.

Oettinger: EU studying 'fracking' as it seeks to cut energy prices

BRUSSELS, May 22 (UPI) -- The European Union will carefully weigh the risks of shale gas development this year but also needs to stem high energy prices, the EU's energy chief says.

EU oil, gas rules get vote of confidence

BRUSSELS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Proposed rules for offshore oil and gas operations in European waters will ensure the region has standards in place for safe operations, a commissioner said.

New EU deep-water oil rules advance

STRASBOURG, France, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A key European Parliament committee has approved new rules for deepwater oil drilling that tighten environmental liability requirements on energy companies.

EU: Gazprom must play by rules

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Russia and its Gazprom oil and gas monopoly need to recognize and play by the European Union's market rules, EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger says.

Oil ban would hurt only Europe, Iran says

TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Any EU move to impose a ban on Iranian oil imports would cripple the struggling economies of Spain, Greece and Italy, an Iranian parliamentary leader says.

Europeans split on nuclear safety tests

BERLIN, May 13 (UPI) -- European regulators are split on whether stress tests for nuclear plants should cover terrorism and other man-made threats.

EU: Some nuke plants likely to fail tests

BRUSSELS, March 18 (UPI) -- Some of Europe's nuclear power plants likely will fail safety tests prompted by the nuclear crisis in Japan, the European Union's energy chief said.
EU energy expert concerned about Japan

EU energy expert concerned about Japan

BRUSSELS, March 17 (UPI) -- The EU energy commissioner expressed concern about methods Japanese technicians are using to prevent further disaster at a crippled nuclear power plant.

EU wants stress tests for its reactors

BRUSSELS, March 16 (UPI) -- The European Union plans to carry out stress tests at the continent's nuclear reactors, amid concerns that some of them aren't protected from natural disasters such as the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
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Günther Hermann Oettinger (born 15 October 1953 in Stuttgart) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He became European Commissioner for Energy in the European Commission on 10 February 2010 and is affiliated with the European People's Party (EPP). Oettinger was Minister-President of the state of Baden-Württemberg between 2005 and 2010 and chairman of the CDU Baden-Württemberg between 2005 and 2010.

Oettinger embarked on his political career as a member of the Junge Union, the youth organisation of the CDU; he was chairman of the organization in Baden-Württemberg from 1983 to 1989. From 2001 to 2005 he was chairman of the CDU party in Nordwürttemberg (North Württemberg). He was also chairman of the federal committee for media politics of the CDU.

Oettinger has been a member of the State parliament (Landtag) of Baden-Württemberg since 1984. From 1991 to 2005 he was leader of the CDU parliamentary party.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Guenther Oettinger."
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