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Gas

British BP’s Russian venture may lose Kovykta licence

The Russian minister of natural resources Yuri Trutnev has said that he intends to launch a check into Rusiya Petroleum’s compliance with licence conditions for the Kovykta field in eastern Siberia...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Decision on new Norwegian export line expected end of 2007

A final investment decision is to be made on whether a new pipeline will be built from Norway to either the UK or continental Europe by the end of 2007, Alv Bjørn Solheim, senior vice president...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Dutch TTF: Bullish start on demand, strong supply side brings out bears

In mid-October, TTF prices were underpinned by robust demand and weak Norwegian supplies to the Netherlands, in spite of the premium of the Dutch Day-ahead prices over the NBP. There was some...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

French PEG: Levels retain their summer premium to the Belgian hub

Within-day and Day-ahead on PEG Nord have traded in a range of EUR 12.50-14.50/MWh and continue to take direction from Zeebrugge. Although France was at a discount to Zeebrugge last winter, the PEGs...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

French Suez and GDF reveal new merged group structure

French multi-utility Suez and gas incumbent Gaz de France (GDF) unveiled this month the organisation of their planned merged group, following rumours of disagreements over the new entity’s management...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

German incumbents feel the threat of increased regulation

The lack of competition coupled with climbing prices in Germany’s gas and power markets has galvanised the country’s politicians into action. The discussion is still chiefly driven by concerns over...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

German markets: BEB hub firms on cold weather and TTF

BEB: Activity on the German BEB has remained constant over the past two weeks. Although its rival, E.ON Ruhrgas’ market, has been reportedly inactive (see separate story on page 4), the lack of...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

German regulator Bundesnetzagentur criticises Option model

Germany’s energy regulator Bundesnetzagentur has conceded that the contentious gas network Option model has significant shortcomings, according to the German federal association of new energy...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Italian PSV: Nearside under pressure from mild weather

The mild weather in Italy so far this winter has pressured October and November, as in most European markets. The balance of October has been valued at a discount of around EUR 3.65/MWh to the Eni...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Italian suppliers struggle to comply with emergency decree

Italian suppliers say they are very unlikely to comply with the ministry’s August emergency decree which told them to have at least 10% of their direct industrial customers on interruptible...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

NBP: Bears continued to dominate amid volatility

The bears continued to dominate the NBP in the second half of October. Speculators seized on what bullish signals they could to drive up certain contracts, only for them retrace in a reasonably...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

News Briefs

DenmarkIPO - The Danish government has taken the first step towards partly privatising state-owned oil and gas incumbent Dong Energy AS. A statement from the Danish Finance Ministry said it planned...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Nord Stream would increase Polish dependence on Russia

The Nord Stream under-Baltic pipeline linking Russian Vyborg with German Greifswald, would leave Poland at Russia’s mercy, Polish prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski has told the German financial daily...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

PGNiG begins gas storage expansion to secure supply

Polish gas incumbent PGNiG has signed an agreement with Investgas to expand its gas storage at the Mogilno facility by around 100 million cubic metres (Mm3), or 20%.The facility is the only salt...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Russian gas exchange on track to start trading in November

The Russian minister of industry and energy Viktor Khristenko has now confirmed that the 100% Gazprom-owned Mezhregiongaz will be the trading platform for the planned Russian gas exchange reports...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

RWE sets up new non-regulated mid-stream company

German energy company RWE is setting up a new company to deal with the Group’s non-regulated gas mid-stream activities, which is due to be operational by early 2007.The new company, which is still...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Spain responds to EC’s legal action over E.ON’s Endesa bid

The European Commission confirmed on 26th October that it had received a response from Spain regarding legal action taken against Madrid over the conditions placed on German power company E.ON’s...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

The course of true liberalisation never did run true*

Heiko Lohmann, who is well known to EGM readers, has written an excellent guide to the liberalisation or otherwise of the German natural gas industry. He poses the question: is it a special...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Underground storage project under way in Spain

A new underground storage project is under way in Spain. Escal, the Spanish subsidiary of Canada-based energy project group Eurogas, has joined forces with construction firm ACS to develop an...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Zeebrugge Hub: Bearish on NBP, Day-ahead basis slips below zero

The Zeebrugge hub followed NBP downwards on the back of a long British system and mild weather during the last two weeks of October. Outright levels fell sharply in line with their British...

31 Oct 2006 00:00 | EGM

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