German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier and European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič made the corresponding statement after the talks in Berlin on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
As you know, Lithuania is the only Baltic country that directly buys LNG, since it has a floating Independence terminal, which costs 60 million euros a year for the country. To be able to qualify for EU financial assistance for the purchase of a gas storage vessel from the Norwegian company Hoegh LNG, Lithuania attempted to obtain recognition of Klaipeda Independence terminal as regional. However, it was not possible to reach an agreement with the other two Baltic countries on this issue, therefore the entire financial burden of the terminal's maintenance and servicing lies with Lithuania.
A group of Russian and Swedish scientists using gold stripes or nanoribbons altered the luminescence of silicon nanocrystals (silicon quantum dots) which can be used for producing solar batteries, the press service of the Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology (Skoltech) reported.
The current conflict between Naftogaz and Gazprom was inevitable, as it is part of the process of divorce of companies on the eve of the end of the 2009 contract. However, everyone expected that it would start in 2019, but it happened a year earlier. Peacefully, the parties would clearly not separate.
Ankara and Moscow have apparently taken major steps in improving once hostile ties as the Turkish and Russian leaders on Tuesday took part in a symbolic ceremony marking the construction of the Muslim nation’s first and long-awaited nuclear power plant.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to arrive in France on Sunday, where his host President Emmanuel Macron is under pressure to halt lucrative weapons sales to the oil-rich kingdom because of its bombing campaign in Yemen.
xDominique Ristori, the Director General of the Directorate-General for Energy within the European Commission, has expressed its support for Ukraine's stance on construction of Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.
On February 6 and March 15, the European Investment Bank (EIB) allocated loan packages of €1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) and €932 million ($1.14 billion) to complete the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor’s (SGC) two main segments, which will carry Caspian-basin natural gas from Azerbaijan to Southeastern Europe—respectively, the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) (Eib.org, February 6; Azertag, March 17).
European Union ambassadors discussed possible new sanctions on Iran, diplomats said, under plans aimed at persuading U.S. President Donald Trump to preserve an international nuclear deal with Tehran.
An announced change in Serbia's energy agreement with Russia may enable Serbia to re-export Russian gas to Europe – although it will have to build new infrastructure to do so.