EU accused of appeasing Trump with May 12 nuclear waiver looming for Iran

The EU should be pushing the US to abide by the terms of the nuclear agreement…

A clash of symbols: Li pledges to open China up to foreign ownership as Trump slaps on steel import tariffs

Within days of US President Donald Trump declaring his intention to impose tariffs on steel imports, …

German opposition to Nord Stream 2 grows while  Morawiecki warns of “war”

German energy consumers may end up picking up the cost of a €2.7bn gas pipeline extension…

Crack in Forties pipeline forces UK to turn to Yamal LNG to meet demand

The discovery of a crack in the North Sea’s Forties gas pipeline and its subsequent temporary…

Ukraine hires Washington lobbyists to help block NS2 pipeline

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Naftogaz has hired a a firm of political consultants in…

Turkmengas turns to Europe in search for new export markets

Turkmenistan may start shipping  natural gas to Eastern Europe through Russia, a senior Turkmengas  official said…

Turkstream passes milestone but Russia calls for EU guarantees

The  development  of the $6bn Turkish Stream pipeline running from Russia’s gas fields to Europe via…

EU and India ready to resume BTIA talks

EU and India BTIA: A delegation of senior EU officials is to visit Delhi next month…

Nord Stream 2 set to be rerouted as EU bows to the inevitable

The route of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany under the Baltic…

Khalifa joins Maritime Silk Road as concerns grow over Beijing’s influence

The UAE’s Khalifa Port is  set to become the latest link in China’s  21st Century Maritime…

Disagreements over new sanctions vote sure to play into Beijing’s hands

With the Kremlin reacting angrily to yesterday’s vote by the US House of Representatives to impose…

Nord Stream 2 drives wedge between US and Brussels over Russian sanctions

Concerns that new US sanctions on Russia could adversely effect European energy companies involved in Russia-related…

EU calls for mandate to negotiate NordStream 2 ground rules with Russia

The EU last week called on its 28 member states to give it  a mandate to…

Gazprom to receive European funding for second Nord Stream gas pipeline

Gazprom’s plans to lay a second gas pipeline along the bed of the Baltic Sea came…

Johnson to push G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia over Syria

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is expected to use today’s G7 meeting in Lucca to call…

ChemChina gets OK for Syngenta deal

ChemChina has  won EU  antitrust approval for its $43bn takeover of Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta, paving…

EU backs down on Nord Stream 2

The European Union is giving up on efforts to stop construction of the controversial Nord Stream…

Brexit could help EU-India FTA but report scotches hopes of UK side deal

Britain’s exit from the European Union is likely to impact positively on India’s hopes of securing…

EU investigates Chinese plans for Belgrade to Budapest rail link

China’s plans to build a 350km, $2.89m high-speed railway between Belgrade and Budapest are under investigation by…

EU extends Russian sanctions – but rift widens with Tillerson appointment

Russian sanctions: As widely anticipated, European Union leaders last week voted to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the…

Tillerson ready to question sanctions as Merckel and Hollande back extension

Tillerson: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande yesterday put their collective weight behind…

Russian Minister passes Turkish Stream buck back to Brussels

Russia will only agree to build a European extension to its Turkish Stream pipeline once it…

Crunch time looms for Nord Stream 2

The future of Gazprom’s plans to lay a second 1,200km long pipeline along the bed of the…

German Minister blocks Aixtron takeover and looks to curb Chinese spending spree

Aixtron: With China’s appetite for buying up European companies showing no sign of abating and its year-on-year…