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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

German Chancellor Scholz Campaigns for A Portugal To Central Europe Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called for the construction of a gas pipeline from Portugal through Spain, France, Germany and the rest of Central Europe.  Such a connection he said would bring massive relief to a continent in the grip of tight energy supplies  and help to further reduce energy dependency on Russia.

GTSOU Visits Brussels To Warn Of EU Dependency on Russian Gas (© Shutterstock/symbiot)
GTSOU Visits Brussels To Warn Of EU Dependency on Russian Gas (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

GTSOU Visits Brussels To Warn Of EU Dependency on Russian Gas

Olga Bielkova, Director of Government and International Affairs for the Gas Transmission Operator of the Ukraine (GTSOU) has warned European countries of becoming ever more dependent on Russian energy resources.  She advocates turning the tables on Russia by giving preference to the Ukrainian gas transport infrastructure:

Gazprom Finds Another Way to Disrupt the European Gas Market (© Shutterstock/A08)
Gazprom Finds Another Way to Disrupt the European Gas Market (© Shutterstock/A08)

Gazprom Finds Another Way to Disrupt the European Gas Market

Displaying increasingly erratic behavior, Russian gas giant Gazprom this week suddenly and significantly increased pressure in the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline that delivers Russian gas to Europe.  There was no prior notice.

Sempra Energy HQ in San Diego (© Balintawak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Sempra Energy HQ in San Diego (© Balintawak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Sempra and Mexico's CFE To Build Mexico's Natural Gas Infrastructure

Sempra Energy, a North American energy infrastructure company based in San Diego, California and focussing on electric and natural gas infrastructure, and Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) have signed a series of agreements to further develop gas infrastructure projects, including the proposed 4 Mt/year (5.5 bcm/year) Vista Pacífico LNG project in Topolobampo, in Sinaloa state and a

Flags of the EU and Russia (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Flags of the EU and Russia (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Gas Flows To Germany Resume in Nord Stream 1

Nord Stream 1 operator, Gazprom, has begun to ship reduced amounts of gas through Nord Stream 1 now that maintenance work has ended after a 10 day hiatus.  There was a collective sigh of relief from EU countries, as there had been concerns across the region that there could be a complete shutdown of gas supplies via the pipeline.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a press conference in 2015 (© Shutterstock/360b)
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a press conference in 2015 (© Shutterstock/360b)

Natural Gas And Hydrogen Highlight The Revamped German - Egyptian Relationship

On the occasion of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, launched in 2010, after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and held annually ever since, President el - Sisi of Egypt met with Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany over the weekend to discuss ways of strengthening energy cooperation between the two countries.

Close-up on 2000 Rubel notes on a table (© Shutterstock/Evdokiy)
Close-up on 2000 Rubel notes on a table (© Shutterstock/Evdokiy)

CPC Pipeline Operations Will Not Be Halted

An earlier ruling of a district court in the Russian Federation to suspend Caspian Pipeline Consortium's operations because of alleged oil spills was overturned by a higher appellate court and leveled instead a fine of 200,000 rubles ($3,300).