Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is giving preference to gas over coal. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sri Lanka makes push for gas-fired power

The Sri Lankan government is driving the use of gas for power generation despite setbacks to it plans for domestic production.

By Garima Chitkara 1 July 2016 11:12 GMT

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Natural Gas Daily examines reactions to the new bear market reality in eight countries and reviews what NOCs and IOCs are doing to limit their losses.

24 February 2016 13:13 GMT

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EU Energy Policy

Euro power infrastructure needs €150 bln – ENTSO-E

Power grids and storage facilities in Europe will need €150 billion of investment for upgrades if the region is to hit its climate objectives by 2030, ENTSO-E says.

LNG

Low LNG prices help to boost Japan’s trade balance

Japan’s balance of trade has been boosted by low oil prices, but with a crude recovery on the horizon Japan is looking to de-link its LNG.

Exploration & Production

Asian rig count stabilises in May

Asia Pacific’s active rig count fell by one in May compared with April, with less interest in India and China but more activity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

LNG

Prices drop as more Chinese LNG plants cut output

Domestic wholesale prices at Chinese LNG plants fell slightly last week as more plants suspended production.

Interviews

Theuns Ehlers of Barclays Africa. (Edelman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Finance favours bite-size power in sub-Saharan Africa

Renewable power projects in Africa are likely to be small-scale as there is not enough bank liquidity for mega-deals, says Barclays Africa manager Theuns Ehlers.

The Yamal LNG project was 58% complete in May. (Novatek) Supply & Demand

Yamal LNG cost-competitive to any market – Gyetvay

Yamal LNG will start sending out LNG cargoes in 2017 and has nothing to fear from the US, says Novatek’s Deputy Chairman Mark Gyetvay.

Nord Stream 2 will be built by a consortium of Gazprom, BASF/Wintershall, E.On, Engie, OMV and Shell. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 has advantage over Ukraine – CFO

The expansion of the Nord Stream pipeline is progressing, with the first construction contracts being awarded despite regulatory hiccups, according to the project’s chief financial officer.

The Eleco gas power plant in Algeria. The government has plans to connect remote towns and villages to the gris. (Eleco) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian utility tariffs likely to rise again – regulator

Algeria increased power and water tariffs for the first time in a decade earlier this year, and it is likely to do so again, says the economy director of Algerian regulator CREG, Farid Rahoual.

Opinion

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Japan’s Takahama nuclear plant, which has been given approval to restart. (PA) Alternative Fuels

Uncertainty increases in Japan’s nuclear debate

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has granted an operational extension to the Takahama nuclear power plant, putting the government’s nuclear targets in reach.

Brookfield is working on a deal with Petrobras to acquire Brazilian assets. (Petrobras) Companies & Finance

Giant Canadian fund braced for Brazilian bounce

Canadian asset manager Brookfield is swimming against the tide and betting on a Brazilian recovery. Is it contrarian genius or flawed logic?

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the coming week. Global Markets

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