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    1. March 27, 2015

      Poland to build Europe’s biggest propylene plant

      Poland’s Grupa Azoty is making a $450m entry into the global propylene market, in a move that underscores its position as...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

    Special Reports

    1. Central & Eastern Europe: Energy and Infrastructure

      The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and t...
    2. FT.com - European Energy

      The conflict betweeen Russia and Ukraine has underlined the competing claims of the EU...
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    1. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    2. March 19, 2015

      Eclipse puts Europe’s fears over solar power cut in the shade

      All eyes on the solar eclipse Europe’s first major eclipse of the solar power age drew millions of spectators across the...

    3. March 19, 2015

      Ukraine PM warns EU against Putin’s divide-and-conquer tactics

      Ukraine’s prime minister has warned that Vladimir Putin is attempting to divide the EU in the same way the Russian president...

    4. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Construction of Tanap pipeline begins in Turkey as EU and Russia spar for upper hand

      A long awaited plan by the European Union to import Caspian gas moved forward this week as construction work began on the...

    5. March 17, 2015

      GE wins time to address EU fears over Alstom deal

      General Electric has won an extra 20 days to reconcile its differences with the European Commission over the impact of its...

    6. March 17, 2015

      European refining margins hit sweet spot

      The Sarroch refinery is located about 20km south of Cagliari on the southwestern coast of Sardinia. Owned by Italy’s Saras,...

    7. March 15, 2015

      Gazprom: Keeping the taps open

      First came the stake-out. On foot and by car they took the measure of the buildings, the entrances and the layout, plotting...

    8. March 12, 2015

      Q&A: Why static CO2 emissions are important

      The International Energy Agency has found that, for the first time in 40 years, annual global emissions of carbon dioxide...

    9. March 12, 2015

      EU blocks Hungary-Russia nuclear deal

      The EU has blocked Hungary’s €12bn nuclear deal with Russia, a decision that is likely to inflame tensions between the...

    10. FT Data

      March 11, 2015

      Datawatch: Renewable energy in the EU

        The share of the EU’s energy consumption that comes from renewables reach 15 per cent in 2013 compared with 8.3 per cent...

    11. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: challenges and rewards of tapping the energy resources of the Caspian

      By Riccardo Puliti of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development With energy security once again a paramount...

    12. March 8, 2015

      Fears of damaging deflation subside

      When oil prices began to slide last June, bringing global inflation down across the world, economists faced a conundrum....

    13. March 7, 2015

      New EU Syria sanctions reveal regime collusion with Isis

      A Syrian businessman responsible for orchestrating millions of dollars worth of secret oil and gas trades between the Assad...

    14. March 4, 2015

      Paris looks to EDF to power up flagging Areva

      Paris is adept at games of industrial Meccano, and never more so than when it comes to France’s flagship nuclear sector....

    15. March 3, 2015

      The riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

      Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The...

    16. March 3, 2015

      Poland to push EU on coal mine subsidies

      Warsaw will this week push the EU to loosen rules on state subsidies for Poland’s ailing but politically-sensitive coal...

    17. March 3, 2015

      Conergy returns to profit and seeks listing

      Conergy, which was one of Europe’s largest solar power companies before it filed for insolvency two years ago, is preparing...

    18. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block his...

    19. February 28, 2015

      UK blocks sale of North Sea gasfields to Fridman fund

      The UK has blocked the sale of North Sea gasfields from Germany’s RWE to a multibillion-dollar investment fund backed by...

    20. February 26, 2015

      Rig idling near 20-year high, say drillers

      Offshore oil drillers have warned that the number of deepwater rigs “stacked” or scrapped is set to hit a two-decade high —...

    21. February 25, 2015

      Fiat and VW accused of overstating fuel efficiency

      An Italian consumer group has launched legal action against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen in a further example of...

    22. February 25, 2015

      EU set to act on Gazprom antitrust case in ‘matter of weeks’

      The EU is only weeks from launching one of its biggest antitrust battles by proceeding with its case against Gazprom,...

    23. February 25, 2015

      Car sale catalyst fails to drive up platinum

      If platinum is a precious metal, someone forgot to tell investors. In spite of rising car sales in Europe the metal used in...

    24. February 25, 2015

      EU courts Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan gas as Russian links sour

      The EU is stepping up a charm offensive in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan as relations with Russia worsen, in a drive to put...

    25. February 24, 2015

      Natural gas rallies on supply threat concern

      The price of natural gas in Europe rallied on Tuesday on fears a fresh dispute between Ukraine and Russia could threaten...

    26. February 24, 2015

      The case exists for forging an energy union in Europe

      At a time when the EU faces challenges on many fronts, embarking on a new integration project may seem a step too far. But...

    27. February 24, 2015

      Energy companies need not fear darkness at the break of noon

      The darkness is coming. On March 20, twilight will fall across much of Europe as the moon sweeps across the face of the sun....

    28. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: Putin's visit to Hungary raised more questions than it provided answers

      By Krisztián Szabados and Péter Krekó of the Political Capital Institute Last week’s guest post by Balázs Orbán on Hungary’s...

    29. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: Russia ripe for M&A in oil and gas

      By Oleg Babinov, The Risk Advisory Group On February 2, the Financial Times reported that ExxonMobil is considering...

    30. February 23, 2015

      Solar eclipse puts Europe’s power supplies at risk

      An eclipse of the sun next month could disrupt Europe’s power supplies because so many countries now use solar energy,...

    31. February 22, 2015

      Hungary-Russia nuclear power deal faces Brussels roadblock

      Hungary’s deal to award up to €12bn in nuclear power contracts to a Russian state-owned company is facing a growing threat...

    32. February 20, 2015

      ‘Centrica still makes sense for investors’

      Individual investors should continue to hold shares in FTSE utility Centrica but need to be mindful of the growing risks...

    33. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    34. February 19, 2015

      Kiev accused of cutting gas supplies to rebels

      A new faultline opened up between Ukraine and Russia over natural gas on Thursday when pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine...

    35. February 18, 2015

      Turkish pipeline a sign of Gazprom getting real with EU partners

      Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement in December that Gazprom was scrapping the $50bn South Stream pipeline...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Guest post: Hungary tries to balance between Russia and EU

      By Balázs Orbán, Századvég Foundation Hungary’s foreign policy machine is up, running and making waves: in a matter of...

    37. February 15, 2015

      New funding deal gives Kiev added incentive to enact reforms

      There has been little good economic news to come out of Ukraine over the past year. The war in the east of the country...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2015

      Guest post: Algeria faces "state of crisis" as oil prices fall

      By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Last December, Sonatrach, the state owned Algerian oil and gas monopoly, announced that...

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