No leap in relations with Russia

 Gazprom agrees to the creation of a consortium for the construction of gas pipeline?s Greek extension

By Chryssa Liaggou

The leap forward in Greek-Russian relations that the government had been hoping for did not happen on Tuesday during Gazprom chief Alexey Miller?s visit to Athens.

Turkish parliament accepts int'l agreement for 2nd nuclear power plant

Parliament?s General Assembly accepted in the early hours of April 1 an international agreement between Turkey and Japan for the construction of Turkey?s second planned nuclear plant.
With the approval, the legal framework for the construction of the plant has been laid. 

European countries should build onshore parts for Turkish Stream, says Russian Energy Minister

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said now European countries should be building onshore links for the Turkish Stream on their own at an exclusive interview with Reuters.

"Now counties should be building (onshore links) on their own. The routes could be different - they may come to Italy if they want. This is not our business anymore," he said.

OMV: Consultations with Gazprom on South Stream Continue

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has said it continues consultations with Russian energy giant Gazprom on the South Stream gas pipeline project.

According to a media statement of the company, as cited by TASS, talks between OMV and Gazprom are ongoing.

Italy's Sapiem, majority owned by Eni, announced that it had been notified about the suspension of the project.

Turkey in preliminary talks with US company on third nuclear plant

Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japan’s Toshiba group, on building the country’s third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said.

The talks will continue for six months and will be conducted by Turkish state-owned electricity generation company EÜAS, Turkish energy officials said Nov. 25.