Ukraine, Baltics Warn Nord Stream-2 Poses Risk to EU Energy Security

A planned "Nord Stream 2" pipeline will hurt the EU's security and help Russia control the bloc's energy markets, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk opined on Thursday.

He called on the EU Commission "to seriously get into the issue" and prevent Russia from facilitating "a bottleneck".

France lobby groups urge to end coal projects in Turkey

Environmental lobby groups on Oct. 7 urged French President Francois Hollande to force state-owned utility Engie to stop investing in coal projects in Turkey.

Engie, in partnership with the Turkish company Mimag-Sanko, plans to build the Ada Yumurtal?k 1,320-megawatt coal plant in the south of Turkey.

Russia says to support Greece recovery by deepening energy cooperation

Russia intends to support an economic recovery in Greece by expanding cooperation in the energy sector, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on July 12.

Novak said in a statement sent to reporters that Russia was considering the possibility of organizing direct energy supplies to Greece and hoped to reach an agreement on this within the next few weeks.

Romgaz, GDF Suez Energy sign underground natural gas storage contract worth RON 44 million

Romania's National Natural Gas Corporation Romgaz has signed a contract worth RON 44.442 million, VAT included, with GDF Suez Energy Romania for natural gas underground storage services, according to the Romgaz current report submitted on Tuesday to the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB).

Gas to Start Flowing Through Turkish Stream in Dec 2016 - Gazprom

Gazprom announced on Thursday that gas deliveries through the Turkish Stream pipeline will start in December of next year.

"We had very efficient and crucial talks today. It was agreed to bring onstream Turkish Stream and to start gas supplies in December 2016," Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said in a company statement.