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Nigerian gas supply problems cause power blackouts

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has stated that up to 1.1 GW of generation capacity went offline last week after a gas pipeline ruptured

19 June 2018

Remaining Fukushima nuclear reactors to be decommissioned

Tepco is planning to decommission all four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant

15 June 2018
A BP LNG carrier Coal

No evidence of LNG ‘glut’ yet, BP execs say

A plentiful supply of LNG has hit prices for the fuel, but the market has yet to see the spectre of idle capacity, say BP executives.

14 June 2018

European govts collect billions from gas sector – report

The gas industry brings in around €78 billion in annual tax revenues for European governments, a study commissioned by the IOGP says.

13 June 2018

Beijing targets reduction in coal consumption for 2018

Beijing aims to consume less than 4.20 mt of coal this year, down from 4.85 mt in 2017.

11 June 2018

EU coal demand stagnates in 2017

Coal demand in EU member states was almost unchanged in 2017 following a sharp decline in 2016.

6 June 2018

South Korea and China hold talks on Northeast Asia super grid

South Korea and China are looking to accelerate their joint research into creating a Northeast Asian super grid for power

1 June 2018
A Japanese nuclear power plant. Nuclear

Japan’s nuclear blind spot leaves room for LNG

Japan will struggle to achieve its target for nuclear to provide 20-22% of the country’s power by 2030, and LNG is likely to pick up the shortfall.

1 June 2018

PTT to move into EV business

Thailand’s PTT will diversify into businesses related to electric vehicles

31 May 2018

Coal still dominates Germany’s power mix

Power generation from renewable sources is rising in Germany, but coal still accounts for a large share of the country’s electricity mix.

30 May 2018

Philippines aiming to declare itself ready for nuclear power

The Philippine Department of Energy has asked President Rodrigo Duterte for an executive order that will declare the Philippines is ready for a nuclear power programme

24 May 2018

Gas and wind face off in Brazilian power auction

Brazil’s A6 power auction will feature 39 gas-to-power projects, amounting to 28.7 GW of capacity.

22 May 2018

Woodside in talks with Chiyoda over hydrogen shipments

Woodside Petroleum has held talks with Japan’s Chiyoda about shipping hydrogen in liquid form.

16 May 2018

Taiwan to build 3.8 GW of offshore wind capacity

Taiwan is pursuing a plan to build 3.8 GW of offshore wind capacity in a bid to replace nuclear power

11 May 2018

Japan restarts eighth nuclear reactor

Kansai Electric Power Co. restarted reactor four at the Ohi nuclear power plant.

10 May 2018
Artist's impression of the Hinkley C nuclear facility. Nuclear

Europe’s nuclear players eye share of renewables boom

The nuclear power industry is keen to be a partner to Europe’s expanding renewables sector, putting it in competition with gas for market share.

10 May 2018

Chinese company to build coal power plant in Bangladesh

A subsidiary of China Huadian Corp. has signed a deal to build a 1.32 GW coal-fired power station in Bangladesh.

9 May 2018
A debate in the European Commission on the EU budget Nuclear

EU pledges more funding for energy and climate

Brussels has proposed allocating more EU funding to climate and energy projects between 2021 and 2027.

4 May 2018
The Orense wind farm, Spain Solar

Zero-subsidy renewables herald new era

The gas industry is watching closely as subsidy cuts bring both pros and cons for investors in Europe’s renewables sector

4 May 2018
The UK’s Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms Coal

Clock is ticking for revised EU 2030 energy targets

Time is ebbing away for the Bulgarian presidency of the EU to broker a deal on more ambitious 2030 targets for renewables and energy efficiency.

1 May 2018

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