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Faria MEP: Offshore Safety Directive is ripe for reform

By |marec 30th, 2018|Arctic, deep-sea drilling, News, offshore drilling, oil and gas industry, oil drilling|

The Portuguese lawmaker behind the most recent European Parliament resolution on the safety of offshore drilling, told EURACTIV why he opposes moves to open up oil and gas fields in European waters, not least in his home country Portugal.

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Offshore oil facing countdown to comply with new EU safety rules

By |marec 30th, 2018|Deepwater Horizon, News, offshore oil industry, oil and gas industry|

Oil companies operating in European waters are racing to comply with a 19 July deadline to implement new EU safety rules on offshore drilling adopted in the aftermath of the disastrous BP oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Europe’s future oil production seen viable at $60 a barrel

By |marec 8th, 2018|News, oil, oil and gas industry, oil drilling, oil industry, oil price|

Europe is hardly the first place that springs to mind when thinking about the world's major oil producing regions, and there is a perception that the domestic industry has already seen its heyday, particularly in the North Sea.

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The great European fuel shift?

By |februar 26th, 2018|Clean Mobility Package, electromobility, Maroš Šefčovič, News|

Europe’s electricity industry appears to have come to terms with the reality that wind and solar power will be central to a shift away from fossil fuels, especially coal-fired power generation. Now policy makers in Brussels are swivelling the spotlight towards transport, and the biggest fossil fuel of all: oil.

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Petrol to diesel shift poses ‘serious challenge’ to CO2 reduction

By |februar 2nd, 2018|automotive, Automotive Industry, car industry, Carlos Tavares, Clean Mobility Package, News|

Falling demand for diesel-powered cars is having a “brutal” impact on carmakers while the EU’s CO2 reduction policy is jeopardising a fragile recovery in sales, the president of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) told reporters on Wednesday (31 January).

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Refiners accuse EU lawmakers of ‘bias’ towards electric vehicles

By |december 5th, 2017|News, oil refiners, oil refinery|

EU policy on vehicle emissions is biased towards electrification, the trade association FuelsEurope argued on Monday (4 December), as it presented a study suggesting that a gradual switch from diesel to zero-emissions cars would have almost no impact o...

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Think tanker: E-mobility push won’t affect EU oil demand significantly until 2040s

By |november 30th, 2017|car industry, energy taxation directive, energy taxes, News, oil and gas industry, oil prices, road transport|

The IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook suggests the EU is set to wean itself off oil even as global consumption continues to rise. EURACTIV.com asked Georg Zachmann, a senior fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, how he sees oil demand in the EU changing in the coming years.

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Oil exploration continues unabated in Europe, despite Paris goals

By |november 2nd, 2017|COP 23, News, Norway, oil and gas industry, oil drilling, oil production, Peak oil, Statoil|

As world leaders prepare to meet for UN climate talks in Bonn, it may come as a surprise that firms are lining up to drill, at great expense, in Europe’s northern waters where output has peaked years ago.

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Oil refiners warn increased CO2 costs could force them out of Europe

By |oktober 2nd, 2017|Emissions trading scheme, ETS, ETS reform, News|

Petroleum refiners have teamed up with other energy-intensive industries to warn about EU plans to hike the cost of emitting carbon dioxide, echoing previous warnings about "carbon leakage" which critics say have failed to materialise.

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Is blockchain about to disrupt the electricity sector?

By |julij 4th, 2017|Bitcoin, electricity market, News, Renewable Energy, solar power|

While EU lawmakers are picking over proposals intended to drag Europe’s electricity sector into a 21st century dominated by intermittent renewable power and decentralised generation, others are already contemplating ways in which new digital technologies might shake things up even more.

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