Polish Foreign Minister says Lithuania cannot have both LNG terminal and gas pipeline to Poland

Lithuania should choose between a liquefied natural gas terminal and a gas link to Poland, as both projects would not pay off, Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has said. READ MORE

Russia Plans Increased Energy Exports

By Sergei Blagov

Senior Russian officials have made clear that the country’s energy policies will continue to evolve around the nexus of ambitious export plans. The government pledged to make the country’s gas exports more flexible. Russia’s total gas exports will include 10 percent of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2020 and 15 percent by 2030, Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, announced on September 17. The global demand for hydrocarbons will be increasing in the next decade according to Putin. READ MORE

Black Sea LNG Project Draws On Gas From Azerbaijan

By Vladimir Socor

During a meeting on September 13-14 in Baku, Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia, and Traian Basescu of Romania, as well as Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, announced the launching of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Designated as the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI), and linking up with Hungary, this is the first-ever LNG project in the Black Sea. READ MORE

European Commission To Probe Russia-Poland Gas Deal

The European Commission will study a Russian-Polish gas deal to make sure it complies with European Union legislation, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on following a meeting with Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski. READ MORE

AGRI: First Ever LNG Project In The Black Sea

By Vladimir Socor

Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Romanian are jointly launching a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, designated as the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI). The three governments regard their project as an element in the EU-planned Southern Corridor for Caspian gas to Europe. READ MORE

Azerbaijan, Romania And Georgia Signed Memorandum On Gas Supplies

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Romania signed a memorandum on cooperation in gas sphere in Bucharest, SOCAR Representation in Romania said . READ MORE

Gazprom In Europe: Russian Government Plans To Share Part Of Yamal Gas Resources

Ву Ivan Rubanov

The Russian government plans to share bits of the giant Yamal prize with international companies. However, rather than a sign of liberalism, this represents an attempt to address the fundamental challenges that the expanding Gazprom is facing in Europe. READ MORE