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Alternative Fuels

Wind farm

Renewables and gas to dominate US power sector

The US is set to see a big change in the fuels it consumes to generate power, with gas and renewables making gains at the expense of coal and nuclear, the EIA says.

5 February 2019 Americas
Egypt’s 1.8 GW Benban Solar Park

Egypt’s ambitious renewables plans move forward

Egyptian solar power capacity is increasing, and substantial growth is planned in the long term.

4 February 2019 Middle East & Africa

Japan’s LNG imports decline by 1% in 2018

Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts.

31 January 2019 Asia Pacific
A coal-fired power plant in Germany

Germany’s goodbye to coal leaves room for gas

A proposal to phase out Germany’s coal-fired power plants seems like an opportunity for gas to gain market share, but many questions remain over the timeframe.

31 January 2019 Europe & Russia
Shale gas drilling in the Marcellus formation

Shale growth will transform US gas flows

Flows are set to change dramatically in response to continued growth in shale gas production, the EIA says.

31 January 2019 Americas
Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan – limits for gas growth

After years of steady increases, Taiwan’s gas demand growth is expected to face challenges. Capacity limitations and potential policy changes could hit the outlook for growth.

24 January 2019 Asia Pacific
The Datang Fuxin CTG plant

Chinese SNG struggles with shaky fundamentals

China’s first coal-to-SNG projects have run up deep losses since they started coming online six years ago, which is likely to dim long-term prospects for the technology.

24 January 2019 Asia Pacific
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant

Aussie LNG sector targets blue hydrogen potential

Australia could become a front-runner in producing and exporting hydrogen, especially if the country's Labor Party wins the next general election.

24 January 2019 Asia Pacific
BayWa's Don Rodrigo solar plant in Spain.

Subsidies in Europe may fall faster for renewables than for gas

While renewable power generators in Europe may operate without subsidies in the coming years, gas- and coal-fired generators may be reliant on capacity payments for longer.

11 January 2019 Europe & Russia

Japan’s 2018 LNG imports set to match 2017 levels

Japan’s LNG imports fell year on year in November, but 2018 volumes are largely on track to match 2017’s total.

7 January 2019 Asia Pacific
Kozienice power plant in Poland. (Enea)

EU agrees coal subsidy phase-out, but loopholes remain

A new EU regulation designed to phase out national subsidies for coal-fired power plants may benefit the gas industry even if loopholes remain.

3 January 2019 Europe & Russia

Indian companies adding floating solar panels to gas power plants

Indian companies plan to install floating solar power plants at their underutilised gas plants.

21 December 2018 Asia Pacific

North Korea working to convert coal to SNG

North Korea is converting its abundant coal supplies into SNG to help it withstand economics sanctions imposed by the UN.

18 December 2018 Asia Pacific

Coal demand to remain stable to 2023 – IEA

Global coal demand will remain stable until 2023, the IEA has said.

18 December 2018 World

India planning up to 5,000 compressed biogas plants by 2023

India plans to establish 5,000 compressed biogas plants by 2023

17 December 2018 Asia Pacific
Saudi energy  minister Khalid  al-Falih (left) and  his UAE counterpart Suhail Mohamed  al-Mazrouei (PA)

Fuel oil strength could support LNG demand

The unexpected strength in fuel oil prices could prompt generators in Northeast Asia to buy more gas over the winter.

12 December 2018 Asia Pacific

EU ETS prices hold above €20/t despite uncertainties

EU carbon allowances have traded around €20/t in recent weeks despite uncertainty linked to a no-deal Brexit.

12 December 2018 Europe & Russia

Eni strikes oil off Angola

Eni has announced it has struck oil 120 km off the coast of Angola in an area that had been deemed to be gas-prone.

10 December 2018 Middle East & Africa

Bangladesh to seek nuclear power plant bids from next year

Bangladesh will start seeking bids from companies for the construction of a second nuclear power plant next year

10 December 2018 Asia Pacific

Tullow looking for partner in Ghanaian block

Tullow Oil is looking for partners as part of a bid to acquire a new oil and gas block in Ghana

10 December 2018 Middle East & Africa

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