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  • Qatar partners with energy majors to expand world’s largest LNG project

    05 July 2022

    QatarEnergy announced on July 5 that it has signed a deal with Shell as part of the North Field East expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Shell joins Exxon, TotalEnergies, ConocoPhillips, and Eni in partnering with state-owned QatarEnergy for the planned expansion at the world's largest gas field....

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  • EU agrees compromise deal on Russian oil import ban

    31 May 2022

    European Union leaders announced a compromise deal on May 31 that will see the majority of Russian oil imports banned in response to the invasion of Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the EU will now be able to finalise a ban on almost 90% of all Russian oil imports by the end of the year....

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  • Russia halts gas supplies to Finland

    24 May 2022

    Finland has become the latest European country to have its natural gas supplies from Russia halted as a result of the ongoing payment dispute between Western countries and Russia. Natural gas imports via Imatra, the entry point for natural gas imports from Russia into Finland, were halted on May 21....

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  • EU proposes complete ban on Russian crude oil

    06 May 2022

    On May 5, the European Union proposed a total ban on Russian oil imports as part of a new round of sanctions as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. During a speech, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Russian crude oil would be phased out within six months, however the proposal has been met by opposition from some EU members, including Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic....

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  • Russia’s fossil fuel revenues have doubled since invasion of Ukraine, new report claims

    03 May 2022

    A new report has claimed that Russia has almost doubled its fossil fuel revenues since its invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Russia has received around €62 billion (£52.2bn) from exporting oil, gas and coal to the European Union (EU) in the two months since it began its invasion, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has said....

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Ukraine’s nuclear regulator restores communications with Chernobyl 21 April 2022

Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on April 19 that direct communications between the national regulator and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been restored, more than a month after contact was lost when Russian forces seized control of the site....

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New analysis shows Ukraine war will not derail Europe’s energy transition 06 April 2022

Europe’s energy transition will be accelerated – with less fossil fuels in the energy mix and lower greenhouse gas emissions – because of its pivot away from Russian gas. According to new analysis from DNV’s Energy Transition Research, 34% of the energy mix in Europe will come from non-fossil fuels in 2024, two percentage points more than the pre-war forecast....

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EU and US sign LNG deal to cut reliance on Russia 26 March 2022

The European Union and United States signed a deal on March 25 that will see the US supply an additional 15 billion cubic metres (bcm) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe in 2022, with expected increases going forward. The announcement was made as President Joe Biden met with EU leaders to discuss ways to curb Europe’s reliance on Russian fossil fuels following its invasion of Ukraine....

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Europe’s largest nuclear power plant hit by shelling in Ukraine 07 March 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on March 4 that the site of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, had been shelled by Russian forces and a fire had erupted. Fortunately, the blaze did not affect “essential” equipment, the IAEA said, and there was no reported change in radiation levels....

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International Atomic Energy Agency provides updates on Ukraine’s nuclear facilities following Russian invasion 01 March 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has provided several daily updates in recent days on the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear reactors following the Russian invasion of the country which began on February 24. Ukraine has four nuclear power sites with a total of 15 reactors and is also the location of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant....

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