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Gas

Czech OTE gears up to take on role of gas market watchdog

Czech electricity market operator OTE is preparing to become a gas market regulator when the new Czech energy law comes into force in the second half of the summer. The law was submitted to the Czech...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Dutch TTF: No changes in fundamentals - prompt rangebound

The TTF prompt was rangebound over the last two weeks as there were no changes in fundamentals and demand remained weak, mostly coming from storage companies. Prices for short term contracts were...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

E.ON Italia to sell off gas network to focus on generation

E.ON Italia has decided to initiate a sales process for its 9,400km long gas network in Italy, the company’s CEO, Klaus Schäfer said in an interview with the daily Il Sole 24 Ore this month....

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

EU calls tender for €4bn fund for new energy infrastructure

Project developers hoping to cash in on nearly EUR4bn of EU funds earmarked for new energy infrastructure have until 15 July to submit their proposals to Brussels, according to a statement from the...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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French PEG: market stable on storage demand, Sud/Nord spread flattens

French spot prices barely moved in the second half of May, oblivious to movements on the NBP, until 26 May when PEG Nord Day-ahead fell more than half a euro day on day to EUR10.65/MWh, its lowest...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

French TSO GRTgaz to increase entry capacity by 50%

French transport system operator (TSO) GRTgaz will invest EUR650m in 2009, up by 10% from 2008, the company said in its activity report this month.In 2008, investments increased by 61% to EUR600m...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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Gazprom European sales prices non competitive in Q1 2009

At 29.1 m3, Gazprom’s gas exports to Europe (including Turkey) in the first quarter of 2009 were down 39% from the first quarter of 2008, when they came to 47.63 Gm3. Gazprom’s gas production in the...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

GDF SUEZ increases stake in Italy’s third largest gas supplier

Franco-Belgian energy group GDF SUEZ has purchased the 40% of Italian subsidiary Energie Investimenti that it did not already own, from partner Camfin, for a total of EUR119m. The deal “follows the...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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German markets: Premiums to TTF tend to widen back

Overall, German markets followed the trends at the TTF characterised by a steady prompt and a bearish curve in the past two weeks. The premium to the Dutch hub for both German Day-ahead contracts...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Italian PSV: April demand collapse exacerbates illiquidity

Three deals were reported in Italy in the last two weeks: June, in 90MW, and First-half June in 20MW, both traded at EUR13.70/MWh. Earlier this month, WDNW traded on the 22nd of May at EUR14.5/MWh,...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Markets Highlight: Norway again dictates NBP sentiment

Within-day NBP contracts dipped to 17p/th on Tuesday, 28 May. This was largely due to the increase in flows from Norway despite the start of planned maintenance at the Kollsnes processing plant on...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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NBP: Prices trend down despite Norway issues and crude

Norwegian production was the central point of discussion for the UK market in the second half of May. Prompt NBP contracts moved lower despite an unplanned outage at the Kollsnes processing plant...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

New owner of Hungarian supplier Emfesz remains a mystery

Hungarian gas distributor Emfesz has been buying gas from E.on’s Hungarian affiliate E.on Földgaz, while it seeks to finalise a supply contract with Swiss-registered RosGas, an unknown company which...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

News in Brief

BelgiumCompetition - French energy giant GDF SUEZ and Belgian municipality Publigas have brought forward the acquisition by Publigas of a 6.28% stake in Belgian transmission system operator (TSO)...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Rival projects jostle to build German pipe link to Nord Stream

The current struggle over infrastructure plans in the northeastern corner of Germany can be likened to the fight between David and Goliath. On one side is the small, almost unknown company Concord...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

RWE’s takeover of Essent to be completed in July

The planned takeover of Dutch utility Essent by RWE will get the go-ahead from the European Commission within weeks and should be completed before the end of July, sources close to the German company...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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Slovak, Hungarian TSOs still in talks on bi-directional pipe

Talks between Slovak gas transmission system operator Eustream and its Hungarian counterpart, MOL Natural Gas Transmission, on building a 100km bi-directional pipeline connecting their grids are...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Ukrainian debt problems risk new transit crisis says Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned that Naftogaz Ukrainy (NAK) could have problems with the fulfilment of financial obligations relating to deliveries of Russian gas (see back page...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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WINGAS offers Jemgum underground storage capacity

WINGAS has started marketing storage capacities at its Jemgum site in north-western Germany, which is currently under construction, the Kassel-based gas supplier announced this month.Interested...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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Zeebrugge: NBP losses trigger buying spree, LNG imports hit record level

The price differential between Zeebrugge and the NBP soared to about +0.80p/th by 27 May, up from about +0.35p/th the week before. There was no fundamental reason for the price hike in Belgium,...

29 May 2009 00:00 | EGM

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