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PRESS RELEASE
  27 November 2019

Training session : Methane Emissions in the Gas Sector

Following the excellent reception of the Methane Emissions Report by the gas industry as well as  the Madrid Forum participants and the consequent recommendations of the EC to disseminate the content and the conclusions of the report, GIE, MARCOGAZ and the Energy Community Secretariat, with the support of the Methane Guiding Principles, organised the training session “Methane Emissions in the Gas Sector” on the 26th and 27th of November in Vienna. The aim of the session was to raise awareness and share the knowledge on the matter with a special focus on Central and South-Eastern Europe.

Training session : Methane Emissions in the Gas Sector

The training benefited of the support of trainers from the European Commission, the Florence School of Regulation, the Sustainable Gas Institute of Imperial College London and GIE and MARCOGAZ. 

Attended by more than 80 participants representing 48 companies and associations from 20 countries in CEE and SEE, including the Contracting Parties of Energy Community, the training provided high quality educational material on methane policies, methane science, methane reduction strategies and planning, measurement techniques, implementation of BAT as well as targeting the reduction of methane emission.

Energy Community, GIE and MARCOGAZ invited the participants to join the action and the gas industry meetings.

Information on the session and the programme of the training can be downloaded here.

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Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of gas infrastructure operators active in gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking.

GIE currently represents 70 member companies from 26 countries. Its internal structure has three columns corresponding to the three types of infrastructure activities represented: GTE (Gas Transmission Europe), GSE (Gas Storage Europe) and GLE (Gas LNG Europe), all of which fall under the umbrella of GIE. This structure allows member companies to speak with one voice on infrastructure topics as well as to build positions on column-specific issues. To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit the website at www.gie.eu.

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GIE Press Release
 

  19 November 2019

GIE response to EIB Lending Policy
14 Nov 2019

On the 14 of November 2019 the board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed its new climate strategy and Energy Lending Policy.

The agreement was reached after consultation with industry, of which GIE was an active part.

GIE members are committed to contributing to the EU 2050 climate targets and welcome the new EIB lending policy that bases eligibility on a technology-neutral assessment of developments in sustainable and lower-carbon energy.

The new eligibility criteria give an impulse to the increased production and delivery of sustainable gases, including biomethane, synthetic methane and hydrogen. They also offer incentive for the development of natural gas projects with combined heat and power (CHP) and carbon capture and storage (CCS). The gas infrastructure plays a key role in all these future energy systems by facilitating sector coupling with the electricity grid, increasing efficiency and the delivery and storage of renewable energy and maintaining security of energy supply throughout Europe.

GIE urges the EIB and the EU Commission to continue to be pragmatic in its support of gas grid investment to facilitate not only increased quantities of green gases and sustainable infrastructure but also to develop lower emission power generation in regions of energy poverty, extreme air pollution or hard-to-decarbonise economies. It is also crucial for the EIB and EU to continue to support to completion of the EU-wide gas infrastructure in already-defined regions with PCI markers.

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Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of gas infrastructure operators active in gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking.

GIE currently represents 70 member companies from 26 countries. Its internal structure has three columns corresponding to the three types of infrastructure activities represented: GTE (Gas Transmission Europe), GSE (Gas Storage Europe) and GLE (Gas LNG Europe), all of which fall under the umbrella of GIE. This structure allows member companies to speak with one voice on infrastructure topics as well as to build positions on column-specific issues. To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit the website at www.gie.eu.

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GIE - Gas LNG Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release   Brussels, 14 August 2019

LNG services continue to develop rapidly in the EU

GIE publishes the annual updates of the GLE LNG Services Inventory and the GLE List of Services, part of its market transparency commitments along with ALSI Transparency Platform, Transparency template, LNG Maps and associated databases.

The services databases provide, in a condensed form, relevant information regarding the services offered in each LNG terminal of each GLE member, along with investments status and future projects:

  • The GLE List of services gives an overview, terminal per terminal, of all the offered services, from the standard services to the most recent ones developed in response to the market dynamic.
  • The New LNG Services Inventory focus on the recent services and provides, also terminal per terminal, quantitative actual and historical data. It covers large scale services (Reloading, Transshipment) as well as small scale services (Small-scale ship loadings, Truck loading, Rail loading…), providing details on technical characteristics, yearly quantities, etc.

The data are particularly useful in analyzing the evolution of the market demands, the diversity and technological options of the LNG usage and the continuously enlarging spectrum of LNG utilization options. Overall, the data show that LNG services continue to develop rapidly.

The GLE LNG Services Inventory is available at:
http://www.gie.eu/index.php/maps-data/gle-lng-services-inventory

The GLE List of Services is available at:
https://www.gie.eu/index.php/gie-publications/databases/lng-services-inventory

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Gas LNG Europe (GLE) currently comprises 16 European LNG terminal operators from 9 countries, representing more than 90% of all the existing LNG regasification capacity in Europe. GLE is one of the columns of GIE, Gas Infrastructure Europe, the European association of the Transmission, Storage and LNG terminal Operators.

GLE is committed to promoting the development of a fully operational European internal market for LNG and the creation of a stable and predictable regulatory framework which is conductive to investments and which ensures transparency and non‐discriminatory treatment.
To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit our website at www.gie.eu.

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GIE - Gas LNG Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release   Brussels, 30 October 2019

GIE releases the LNG investment database 2019

Natural gas continues to prove being a reliable fuel in the energy transition process, not only for being the cleanest fossil fuel but also in terms of security of supply.

On the base of a developed transportation and storage infrastructure, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) brings in the additional advantage of being transportable over long distances, improving market liquidity and developing multiple ways of usage, from maritime and road transportations to supplying remote area not connected to the grid.

The LNG investment database comprises both the historical and future LNG terminals main data, showing the development of each European LNG terminal by year.

Along with the recent published New LNG Services Inventory and the LNG List of Services, the LNG investment database shows the dynamics of the LNG in Europe and highlights the future perspective of the market.

Over the last year, LNG receiving capacities continued to be developed.

Beginning of 2019, operational regasification capacities are above 240 bcm/y in Europe (212 bcm/y in EU, that is almost 50% af EU gas demand), not to mention the capacities under construction, nor the planned ones.

LNG investment database
along with ALSI Transparency Platform, Transparency template, LNG Map and associated databases, New LNG Services Inventory and the LNG List of Services highlights the GIE transparency commitment while also providing relevant tools for market participants and market analysts.

Note to editors

Gas LNG Europe (GLE) currently comprises 16 European LNG terminal operators from 9 countries, representing more than 90% of all the existing LNG regasification capacity in Europe. GLE is one of the columns of GIE, Gas Infrastructure Europe, the European association of the Transmission, Storage and LNG terminal Operators.

GLE is committed to promoting the development of a fully operational European internal market for LNG and the creation of a stable and predictable regulatory framework which is conductive to investments and which ensures transparency and non‐discriminatory treatment.
To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit our website at www.gie.eu.

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GIE - Gas Infrastructure Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release
  3 July 2019

GIE and MARCOGAZ join natural gas industry leaders to combat methane emissions

GIE and MARCOGAZ have become Supporting Organisations to the Methane Guiding Principles, highlighting their commitment and increased focus on reducing methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

While GIE and MARCOGAZ do not have a mandate to enjoin their members, as Supporting Organisations they will nevertheless play an important role in encouraging the application of the Guiding Principles.

This commitment forms part of wider efforts by the global energy industry to ensure that natural gas continues to play a critical role in helping meet future energy demand whilst contributing significantly to mitigating climate change and improving air quality. Since natural gas consists mainly of methane, a greenhouse gas, its role in the transition to a low-carbon future will be influenced by the extent to which methane emissions are reduced.

The initiative commenced in November 2017, when eight companies signed a set of Guiding Principles on Reducing Methane Emissions across the natural gas value chain. The Guiding Principles were developed collaboratively by a coalition of industry, international institutions, non-governmental organisations and academics.

Since then, the Coalition has grown to 30 signatories and supporting orgnaisations, including GIE and MARCOGAZ, all of which are committed to a single clear goal of reducing methane emissions across the natural gas sector.

The Supporting Organisations are the Environmental Defense Fund, International Energy Agency (IEA), International Gas Union, International Association of Oil&Gas Producers, IPIECA1, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute, Sustainable Gas Institute, Energy and Resources Institute and United Nations Environment (UNEP).

Francisco de la Flor, GIE Board Member states that:
"GIE is fully dedicated to reducing GHG emissions and embraces all initiatives that effectively contribute to this. We proudly join this initiative of methane emissions mitigation by becoming a Supporting Organisation of the Methane Guiding Principles.

By this, we enhance our commitment to continuously support all efforts that focus on measuring, documenting and reducing methane emissions as part of the European goal of achieving the Paris Targets."

The Guiding Principles are:

  • Continually reduce methane emissions 
  • Advance strong performance across gas value chains 
  • Improve accuracy of methane emissions data 
  • Advocate sound policy and regulations on methane emissions 
  • Increase transparency

The signed documents are available at :

https://www.gie.eu/index.php/gie-publications/methane-guiding-principles

1Originally the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

Note to editors

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of gas infrastructure operators active in gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking.

GIE currently represents 70 member companies from 26 countries. Its internal structure has three columns corresponding to the three types of infrastructure activities represented: GTE (Gas Transmission Europe), GSE (Gas Storage Europe) and GLE (Gas LNG Europe), all of which fall under the umbrella of GIE. This structure allows member companies to speak with one voice on infrastructure topics as well as to build positions on column-specific issues. To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit the website at www.gie.eu.

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