Apple’s logo outside its Irish campus. The company’s tax arrangementsin Ireland are the subject of an EU investigation. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and football fans often burst into (...)

Pipelines  at a gas compressor station in Sudzha in Russia’s Kursk region. Trilateral talks in Vienna ended in deadlock  after the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers failed to reach an agreement on gas prices for the third quarter of the year. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Natural gas trade between Russia and Ukraine broke down on Wednesday after talks between the two sides aimed at keeping supplies flowing for the comin(...)

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of state gas giant Gazprom, said  that since the start of 2015 it had been selling in renminbi all of its oil for export down the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline to China. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Gazprom Neft, Russia’s third-largest oil producer, is now settling all of its crude sales to China in renminbi, in the most clear sign yet that Wester(...)

Gazprom statement on Wednesday says net income shrank to 159 billion rubles ($3 billion) in 2014 from 1.14 trillion rubles the previous year. Picture: Reuters.

Gazprom, Russia’s natural-gas exporter, said profit fell 86 per cent on soaring foreign exchange losses, while the ruble collapse helped it generate r(...)

European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s accusations have launched a legal dispute that could result in multibillion-euro fines for Gazprom. Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

Europe’s anti-trust regulator has accused Russia’s massive gas monopoly, Gazprom, of unfair pricing practices in Moscow’s former satellite states of e(...)

Alexis Tsipras met the head of Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom on Tuesday amid signs a commitment to building a joint pipeline between the Black Sea and Greece may be in the offing. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to discuss the escalating Greek standoff with German chancellor Angela Merkel tomorrow in Brussels, ah(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. European Parliament president Martin Schulz warned Mr Tsipras not to break with the EU line on sanctions towards Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis.

Greece has not asked Russia for money to help cope with its debt and financial problems and wants to resolve them within the European Union, a Greek g(...)

Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, in Brussels yesterday after meeting European Council president Donald Tusk, who led calls for EU member states to commit to extending sanctions against Russia. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Union leaders were locked in discussions last night about allowing the European Commission greater oversight over energy contracts with supp(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz has denounced the “repeated and arbitrary” denial of admission into Russia of Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Tucked away on the ground floor of the labyrinthine European Parliament building in Brussels is the Anna Politkovskaya room. The parliament’s main pre(...)

The Turkish Stream plan announced by Russian president Vladimir Putin  in Ankara last month would see 63 billion cubic metres of natural gas carried under the Black Sea to Turkey each year

An audacious new plan to pipe Russian gas to Europe has thrown light on Turkey’s emerging and potentially crucial role in getting gas to the energy-hu(...)