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Iran to make Gulf of Oman port its main oil terminal

Iran plans to make its export facility at Bandar-e-Jask into its main oil shipping facility, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

5 September 2018
Map Ta Phut LNG terminal in Thailand Coal

Opposition to coal offers boost for gas in Thailand

Public opposition to new coal-fired power capacity in Thailand could push the country towards a greater reliance on gas and renewables.

3 September 2018

China to build a ‘hydrogen city’ in Shandong province

China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has launched a project to build a ‘hydrogen city’ in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province

31 August 2018
South Africa's Lethaba coal-fired power station Coal

South Africa’s new energy plan good news for gas

Gas and renewables are the big winners in South Africa’s updated IRP, but a procurement process will need to start immediately to bring gas plants online by 2026.

30 August 2018

Indonesia coal power project construction halted over scandal

A corruption scandal in Indonesia has seen nine people arrested in relation to contracts awarded for a $900 million coal-fired power plant

29 August 2018

Snam signs MOU with China’s State Grid International Development

Snam signed an MOU with China’s State Grid International Development on Tuesday to explore opportunities to collaborate on biogas production and gas-fired power projects.

28 August 2018

India considering 25 GW solar project in Ladakh

New Delhi has proposed building a 25 GW solar power project in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir

24 August 2018

Australian science agency releases hydrogen industry plan

Australia’s national science agency has released a blueprint for an economically sustainable hydrogen industry

23 August 2018

Japanese utilities pledge to cooperate on nuclear power problems

Four of Japan’s nuclear power companies have signed an agreement that will see them cooperate on the main issues facing the industry

23 August 2018

Gas to make way for coal and renewables in Thai power mix

Thailand is set to increase the share of coal and renewables in its power mix at the expense of gas

20 August 2018
A Vattenfall coal-fired power plant in Germany Coal

Higher fuel and carbon prices helping ‘green’ utilities

European utilities with high exposure to renewables and nuclear are gaining from the rise in power, gas and carbon prices.

13 August 2018
Fessenheim nuclear plant, France Coal

France’s renewables plans may leave more room for gas

France’s nuclear phase-out may not be as ambitious as first planned, but the coming renewables boom and decline of coal could increase the operating hours of flexible CCGTs.

10 August 2018
Neil Morris, CEO of the Faraday Institution. Electric

Gas has role in powering EV batteries – Faraday CEO

Neil Morris, the new head of the UK research body, says gas-fired power still has a significant role to play as the world decarbonises.

9 August 2018

Flexible gas could profit from German price spikes

Germany's shift to renewables could offer coal and gas a chance to profit in the near term.

8 August 2018

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei to switch 3.9 mln households to gas heating by end of Oct

China plans to switch 3.92 million households in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region from coal to gas for heating by the end of October

3 August 2018

Japan’s H1 LNG imports down 3% year on year

Japanese LNG imports fell to their lowest level in three years in June as a result of higher nuclear power generation.

2 August 2018
Wolsong nuclear power plant, South Korea Nuclear

Nuclear restarts to hit South Korea’s LNG demand

South Korea’s LNG demand has reached record highs following nuclear outages this year, but the return to service of several reactors will curtail the trend.

31 July 2018

Indian renewable power capacity passes 71 GW

India’s installed renewable energy capacity reached 71.3 GW at the beginning of June.

25 July 2018

Bangladesh power plant looking to import coal as supply drops

Bangladesh’s Barapukuria coal-fired power plant is looking to import coal after being forced to shut down because of a lack of supplies.

25 July 2018

South Korea to buy hydrogen-powered buses

South Korea will buy 1,000 hydrogen-powered buses to be delivered by 2022.

24 July 2018

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