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Gas

Central European Gas Hub volumes rocket 386% year-on-year

The Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) in Austria, also known as Baumgarten, saw trading volumes for October rocket by 386% year-on-year to 927 million cubic metres (Mm3), while this month saw seven new...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Dutch TTF: BBL starts test flows but markets remain bearish

The operators of the BBL pipeline started flowing test gas into the UK in mid-November. This outflow of gas had little impact on the Dutch market, however, and the mood remained bearish for the TTF...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

EGM interview: Jochen Weise of Eon Ruhrgas AG

Jochen Weise is the executive director of Eon Ruhrgas AG who has responsibility for gas supply and trading. A lawyer by training, he joined the former Ruhrgas in 2002 as director of gas supply. He...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Eni’s Swiss transport arm offers Virtual Trading Point

Eni Gas and Power CH, the Italian oil and gas company’s Swiss subsidiary, is now offering access to a Virtual Trading Point (VTPCH) on the Swiss Transitgas pipeline system. This system primarily...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Focus on British NBP hub

Volumes traded on the British NBP hub – Europe’s most liquid spot market, hit a record high in October, according to network operator National Grid. There is a general sense of optimism on the NBP,...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

French PEG: Curve trade sporadic with lack of real price driver

Prices on France’s northern and Eastern PEG hubs have been following Zeebrugge in the last two weeks, with a typical premium in France of around EUR 0.50/MWh on the Day-ahead. PEG Est has either...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Gazprom challenges a core long-term customer on home turf

Gazprom formally launched its French retail operation Gazprom Marketing & Trading France SAS (GMTF) this month – the first time a wholly-owned Gazprom company has challenged one of its long-term...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Power

GDF/Suez merger pushed back to July 2007

The French Constitutional Council has approved the planned merger between French gas incumbent GDF and multi-utility Suez, it was announced on Thursday. However, it appears that the project is very...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

German markets: BEB tracks bearish fundamentals

BEB: Activity has been subdued for the past two weeks, with limited trading focused once again on the prompt. The general mood on the German market has been largely bearish amid weak weather and...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Italian PSV: Fears of tight supply easing due to mild weather

The length on the Italian market was illustrated by a large offer of capacity from incumbent Eni on the import route through Switzerland on 28th November. The volumes are much higher than usual, with...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Mezhregiongaz bourse begins trading

Russia’s first gas exchange — the Mezhregiongaz bourse — dealt 119 million cubic metres (Mm3) on its first day of trading this month, comprising Gazprom (90 Mm3) and independent gas producers (29...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Network access in Germany: the start of a new game

This month Germany’s regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) declared null and void one of the cornerstones of the model of network access proposed by the German associations of the gas industry – the...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

New law affecting Dutch storage and E&P in the pipeline

The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Joop Wijn, is preparing a new law which — if passed — would “have implications for gas storage and the taxation of that business,” the Dutch Ministry told EGM....

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

News Briefs

BelgiumHubs - Some capacity requests for the new platform service at Belgium’s Zeebrugge hub (see EGM 13.09.2) will be unfulfilled, according to TSO Fluxys. “The first phase has been very successful....

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Prompt and curve take further hit on bearish fundamentals

NBP prices have fallen across the market over the last two weeks on healthy supplies and continued forecasts of seasonally mild weather, both of which have allowed storage players to restock on gas...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Power

RTE chief calls for pan-European TSO body with formal regulations

Andre Merlin, chairman of French electricity network operator RTE, used the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the UK-France interconnector to call for the creation of a formal co-ordination...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Russian Gazprom is very likely to take stake in Enipower — Eni

Italian oil and gas major, Eni said on Thursday there was a substantial possibility that Russia’s Gazprom would enter its power generation subsidiary, Enipower, after Italian daily MF announced on...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Spain’s Iberdrola contacts EC over Scottish Power bid

Spanish power firm Iberdrola has contacted the European Commission over its EUR 17.2 billion takeover bid for Scottish Power.Asked about the merger, EC competition commissioner Neelie Kroes told...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Ukraine calls for investigation into Ukrgazenergo JV

Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko has called for an investigation into Ukrgazenergo, a gas trading JV formed in 2004 and owned 50% NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy (the Ukrainian state oil and gas company)...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Zeebrugge Hub: Oscillating IUK flows lead to prompt uncertainty

Mild weather, full storage and good supply combined to put Zeebrugge under pressure during the second half of November. Uncertainty over the direction of gas through the Bacton/Zeebrugge...

30 Nov 2006 00:00 | EGM

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