Category: Europe

Aerial drones developed to locate deep-sea oil and gas (photos)

Drones soon could make waves in the North Sea, the latest oil-rich region to test the unmanned flying machines’ use in locating and extracting oil and gas reserves.  More »

European Union drafting ‘minimum’ guidelines for fracking shale

The European Union plans “minimum” guidelines for shale fracking, under proposals that may facilitate oil and gas drilling using the contested technique that’s brought the U.S. toward energy independence, according to a draft statement.  More »

England’s clouds part for solar as panels carpet fields

Cloudy Britain is emerging as Europe’s hottest market to build solar parks.  More »

French oil giant Total joins shale hunt in Britain

The French oil conglomerate Total will explore for shale gas in Britain, joining a boom that has overhauled world energy markets.  More »

Statoil said to eye overseas deals as government loosens control

Statoil ASA is the giant of Norway’s economy and looms large emotionally, as a symbol of Norway’s resource wealth and engineering prowess. But it may soon get less Norwegian.  More »

German power costs to fall further as coal expands

Power prices in Germany, Europe’s biggest electricity market, probably will weaken for a record fourth consecutive year as utilities add the most coal-fired capacity in more than a decade.  More »

Chevron resumes search for shale gas in Romania

Thousands of people have rallied across Romania in recent months to protest against government support for shale gas exploration.  More »

EU climate chief says UN talks hinge on 2015 deal

After another U.N. climate conference gave only modest results, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a “substantial answer” to global warming in two years to remain relevant.  More »

Spanish court acquits accused in tanker disaster

A Spanish court has acquitted three people charged over the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off Spain’s northwestern coast 11 years ago that triggered one of Europe’s biggest environmental catastrophes.  More »

Shell to drill first wells in $10 billion Ukrainian project

The country could hold as much as 42 trillion cubic feet (1.2 trillion cubic meters) of shale gas, the third largest reserve in Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimate from 2011  More »

Crude traders sticking with Brent amid manipulation claims

Four energy traders claim in a lawsuit that some of the world’s biggest oil companies conspired with Morgan Stanley and energy traders such as Vitol Group to fix spot prices for Brent for more than a decade.  More »

EU nations urged to overhaul energy markets state support

The European Union presented a set of recommendations for governments to improve their state-aid mechanisms in energy markets, including support programs for renewable energy  More »
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