LNG tankers at the Jingbian Xingyuan LNG plant in Shaanxi. Alternative Fuels

Supply cuts sideline Chinese LNG as demand booms

Booming winter demand for gas is passing by China’s small-scale LNG producers, as they have been largely sidelined by feedstock supply cuts.

By Tang Tian 10 January 2018
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Jera buying up to 1 mt of US coal to convert to synthetic gas

Jera is to buy up to a million tons of coal from the United States for two power plants that will convert it into synthetic natural gas.

19 January 2018
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Algeria signs refinery deal with Vitol Group

Algerian NOC Sonatrach has signed a deal with UK oil trader Vitol Group to have its crude refined in Italy and shipped back to it as refined products.

18 January 2018
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Japanese minister warns of coal power expansion plans

Japan’s environment minister, Masaharu Nakagawa, has expressed concern over the expansion of coal-fired power capacity in the country.

16 January 2018
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Taiwan plans ambitious increase in renewable capacity

Taiwan plans to increase the share of renewable energy in its power mix from 6% to 20% over the next seven years.

16 January 2018
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Gazprom to commission helium-3 extraction technology

Gazprom wants to commission the development of technology to extract the helium-3 isotope from natural gas and intends to announce a request for proposals in March.

15 January 2018
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Gas prices force a rethink on Peruvian hydro plant

Distortions in Peruvian gas prices have forced Statkraft to re-evaluate projects such as the Cheves hydroelectric plant.

11 January 2018
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Philippines approves Malaya power plant for privatisation

The Philippine Department of Energy has said that the Malaya thermal power plant can be privatised and converted to run on LNG or coal this year.

10 January 2018
Japanese nuclear power plant Alternative Fuels

Japan’s nuclear troubles leave room for more LNG

Japanese utilities are struggling to restart their nuclear power plants amid more legal challenges.

9 January 2018
Datteln coal plant. Alternative Fuels

EU presses on with coal plant subsidy phase-out

The EU wants to prevent coal-fired power plants from receiving capacity payments, but the new rules will not affect existing plants anytime soon.

8 January 2018
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Tanker fire threatens condensate spill in South China Sea

An oil tanker carrying condensate from Iran to South Korea caught fire following a collision with a grain freighter in the South China Sea over the weekend.

8 January 2018
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UK publishes plan to phase out coal by 2025

The UK government set out a plan on Friday to phase out electricity generation from coal by 2025.

8 January 2018
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PDO to power offices with solar energy

Petroleum Development Oman’s headquarters at Mina Al Fahal will be completely powered by solar energy by the end of the year,

5 January 2018
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Pakistani power generation up 2.3% in November

Pakistan increased the amount of power it generated by 2.3% year on year in November.

22 December 2017
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Scotland aims to derive 50% of energy from renewables by 2030

Scotland is aiming for renewables to account for 50% of its energy consumption by 2030.

22 December 2017
An E.On gas-fired power station in Germany. Alternative Fuels

German gas import dependence expected to grow

Germany’s dependence on gas imports is growing as the share of domestic production and coal in the country’s energy mix shrinks.

20 December 2017
A biogas fermentation tank. Alternative Fuels

Waning government support puts UK biogas on hold

Low subsidies mean 391 biogas and biomethane projects are on hold in the UK, and pressure is mounting on the government to reform regulations to tackle the problem.

19 December 2017
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Pertamina to boost renewable capacity

Indonesia’s Pertamina plans to expand its renewable energy capacity and reduce its dependence on oil and gas.

18 December 2017
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Taiwanese protesters target coal plants

Protests targeting poor air quality were held in the Taiwanese cities of Taichung and Kaohsiung on Sunday.

18 December 2017
A gas storage facility in Changbei, China. Alternative Fuels

China hands gas key role in winter heating

Policymakers want half of northern China heated by clean energy during winter within two years.

18 December 2017
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Asian nuclear outlook remains positive

Nuclear power capacity is expanding in most Asian markets as Japanese restarts gather momentum and China accelerates growth.

14 December 2017

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