All articles by Dave Keating

Dave Keating


Senior writer Dave Keating is a US journalist and conference moderator covering European affairs from Brussels, with a focus on environment and energy. He has worked for France24 and Forbes. Contact Dave at: dave.keating [at]

New EU gas directive has big implications for hydrogen

The development of renewable and low-carbon gases will be stimulated by new common rules.

What the EU’s new methane emissions limit will mean for business

Methane, the second-biggest cause of climate change after carbon dioxide (CO₂), will have to be tackled by oil and gas companies under a new EU law.

Energy efficiency projects for gas infrastructure are an overlooked solution

Marco Baresi of Turboden, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, lays out the roadblocks facing energy efficiency in gas infrastructure projects such as Dahshour in Egypt.

COP27: Deep geothermal “superhot rock energy” could be key to climate action

New technologies such as “superhot rock” deep geothermal energy need recognition and public funding, says Terra Rogers of the Clean Air Task Force.

EU’s Russian oil ban: what to expect for energy markets

Some countries worried pipeline oil via Hungary would distort the European market, but the bigger impact may be on global markets as a result of a ban on insuring Russian oil shipments.

What will an EU embargo on Russian oil mean?

EU countries are fiercely debating a proposal to phase out Russian oil imports by the end of the year. There is huge uncertainty about what effect it will have on Europe – and Russia.

Europe’s response to Ukraine crisis: More gas, but from elsewhere

Facing the prospect of Putin turning off the gas taps to Europe in tit for tat sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the focus is on finding LNG from “more reliable partners”.

Can technology solve methane flaring?

Baker Hughes says its new monitoring technology could save more than 80 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions.