Gas Dispute

  • Renewable energy and infrastructure, Gas Dispute, Sustainability

    2021

    The hydrogen puzzle – EU regulatory initiatives in the pipeline

    Following the adoption of the EU Hydrogen Strategy and the EU Energy System Integration Strategy in July 2020, the European Commission has worked on various regulatory initiatives, as announced in the respective strategies, to facilitate the development of a well-functioning hydrogen market.

  • Renewable energy and infrastructure, Gas Dispute, Sustainability

    2021

    Greening the grey – carbon capture and storage agreements

    For countries not endowed with abundant renewable energy sources, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) may be the way (at least in the short term) to transition to a low carbon hydrogen economy. CCS projects have been referred to as “moon landings”. One may presume that, along with some of the technology, the underlying business and contracts are also something akin to rocket science. However, a closer look reveals major similarities to the gas sales business and gas sales agreements rather than something more ground breaking.

  • Gas Dispute, Renewable energy and infrastructure, Sustainability

    2021

    Hydrogen sales and purchase contracts – high-value issues to keep in mind

    With its ample hydropower, developing wind power, and gas reserves, Norway is particularly well placed to produce both green hydrogen and blue hydrogen. Although the potential is obvious and there is a clear will to develop it further, the hydrogen industry is still in early stages. At present, relatively few supply contracts have been entered into and few clear market principles have developed. As such, the hydrogen industry faces similar questions in respect of the contractual regulation as the natural gas industry faced in its early phase.

  • Renewable energy and infrastructure, Gas Dispute, Shipping Offshore

    2021

    Hydrogen – is it rocket science?

  • Gas Dispute

    2018

    The Naftogaz-Gazprom saga

    Great article in the law magazine (Jusbilaget) of the Norwegian business daily "Finansavisen" about the Naftogaz-Gazprom saga, in which Wikborg Rein represented Naftogaz: