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Backer: EU energy proposal has safeguards

STRASBOURG, France, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Brussels' push to insert itself into energy deals between member states and non-EU countries will have confidentiality safeguards, a parliamentary backer says.

EU needs unity for energy, official says

BRUSSELS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Fractures in solidarity among EU member states are getting in the way of broader developments in the energy sector, an official said.

Did Washington just kill Nabucco?

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Though Washington still supports the Nabucco natural gas pipeline for Europe, its important Caspian suppliers look at other options, an envoy said in Baku.

Nabucco awaits open season

VIENNA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nabucco can start its open-season process once shareholders get firm commitments from Azerbaijan, a consortium spokesman said from Vienna.

EU: Trans-Adriatic pipeline 'promising'

BRUSSELS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline holds promise for better connecting southeastern Europe's gas infrastructure, EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger says.

Canada defends oil sands

OTTAWA, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A European move to classify Canadian crude oil as more toxic to the environment isn't justified, the Canadian government said.

Alberta irked by EU ruling on tar sands

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Science should prevail when making assessments regarding oil from tar sands in Alberta, an official said following European rulings against the resource.

Poland to veto EU shale gas rules

KRAKOW, Poland, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Poland will veto any attempt by the European Commission to institute EU-wide rules regulating the shale gas sector, a government advisor said this week.

EU reaches gas milestone in Caspian region

BRUSSELS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The European Union, for the first time, said it adopted a measure to negotiate a treaty with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan for a natural gas pipeline.

Brussels seeks more say over energy deals

BRUSSELS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Brussels is seeking to assert more control over energy deals struck between EU members and third parties, EU energy chief G√ľnther Oettinger said this week.

EU unveils energy efficiency directive

BRUSSELS, June 24 (UPI) -- European leaders this week unveiled new energy efficiency measures designed to reduce consumption by 20 percent, but declined to make the goals mandatory.

EU pressing for Azeri natural gas

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 27 (UPI) -- A unified system for natural gas deliveries from the Caspian region could help allay energy security issues, a European official said in Azerbaijan.

EU energy chief appeals for Nabucco

BERLIN, March 29 (UPI) -- Russia shouldn't block European plans for Nabucco as it isn't a competitor to the South Stream natural gas project, the EU energy commissioner said.

EU unfazed by Russian gas ambitions

BRUSSELS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The European community has no interest in blocking Russian ambitions to diversify the regional energy sector, the European energy commissioner said.

EU must work together on 2020 energy goals

BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The European community can meet its 2020 energy objectives with proper investments and sound cooperation, a commissioner said from Brussels.
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