Labor strikes blocking Elengy’s Fos Cavaou, Fos Tonkin and Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG import terminals in France that were scheduled to end Tuesday have been extended to March 27 as workers continue to protest the government’s pension reform. Strikes ended last week at Dunkerque LNG, the country’s only other import terminal.
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Dunkerque LNG Restarts, but Strikes Continue at Other French LNG Import Terminals
Operations restarted at the Dunkerque LNG import terminal in Western France on Friday more than a week after labor strikes brought flows from the facility to a minimum. Workers at the terminal on Thursday decided to end a strike at the plant that started March 7, a Fluxys spokesperson told NGI. The Brussels-based company operates…
Labor Strikes Extended in France, Forcing LNG Traders to Find New Destinations for Cargoes
Labor strikes in France that have cutoff the country’s LNG imports have been extended and are poised to stretch into next week. However, the disruptions largely have been brushed aside by the European natural gas trade amid a broader selloff in global energy markets. The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), which represents trade workers, has…
Gas Flows Stop at French LNG Terminals Amid Labor Strikes – The Offtake
Unions continued striking Thursday in France to oppose a proposed overhaul of the nation’s pension system, impacting power production, air travel, refineries, ports, LNG imports and other key aspects of the economy.
France ‘Stepping Up’ Role as Top Entry Point for European LNG
To help Europe replace gas supplies cut by Russia, France’s liquified natural gas (LNG) imports nearly doubled last year, as the country delivered four times as much pipeline gas to neighboring European countries compared to 2021. “France is stepping up its role as a point of entry and transit country for supplying Europe with gas,”…
France, Portugal, Spain Ditch MidCat Natural Gas Expansion for Subsea ‘Green Energy Corridor’
France, Portugal and Spain have agreed to plan new energy connections between the three countries, not through an expansion of the Midi-Catalonia natural gas project – or MidCat – but through a “green energy corridor,” the countries’ leaders said in a joint statement. Ahead of the European Commission’s Thursday meeting on energy price policies in…
France Counting on Nuclear Power to Help Replace Natural Gas, Other Fossil Fuels
France plans to build at least six nuclear reactors, and possibly another eight, under the latest national low carbon strategy unveiled by President Emmanuel Macron earlier this month. The strategy is designed to eventually replace fossil fuels like natural gas with nuclear and renewables to achieve the country’s 2050 net zero target. Six European Pressurized…
SoCalGas Joins International Utilities to Advance Renewable Natural Gas
Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) on Thursday said it would partner with utilities in Canada and France to advance research on renewable natural gas (RNG) or biomethane.
French Energy Minister Wants to Ban U.S. Shale Gas Imports
Five years after enacting a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), France’s energy minister told lawmakers she is looking into a possible ban on U.S. shale gas imports, arguing that it is hypocritical for her country to ban the practice domestically, yet indirectly support fracking elsewhere by continuing the imports.
EU Nations to Rethink Fracking, Says Researcher
European Union (EU) nations are likely to reconsider hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for its potential to promote energy independence and spur economic growth, according to consultant Frost & Sullivan (F&S).