A Smatrics electric vehicle charging station in Austria. Hydrogen

BP dials up electric vehicle growth forecast

The latest edition of BP’s Energy Outlook paints a rosy picture for the future of EVs.

By Silvia Favasuli 21 February 2018
Hydropower

Bharat Heavy Electricals commissions third hydro unit

Bharat Heavy Electricals has successfully commissioned a third unit at the Teesta Low Dam hydroelectric project in West Bengal.

20 July 2016
Crude oil

Indonesia hopes for East Natuna production in next three years

The Indonesian government hopes to start producing oil from the East Natuna block in the next three years, while a consortium continues to study the potential for gas production.

19 July 2016
Coal

Chinese energy demand to peak in 2035 – CNPC

CNPC’s Economics & Technology Research Institute has forecast China’s energy consumption will peak at 3.75 btoe at around 2035 and fall to 3.52 btoe in 2050.

14 July 2016
Coal

US coal production to drop by 26% by 2040 – EIA

Coal production in the United States is forecast to decline by nearly 26%, or 230 mt, between 2015-2040, the Energy Information Administration has said.

11 July 2016
Crude oil

Asia will be chief customer for Iranian oil – NIOC

Asia is expected to be the biggest market for Iranian oil as it is the fastest-growing market for the fuel, a National Iranian Oil Co. executive has said.

11 July 2016
Crude oil

Militants blow up Eni pipeline in Nigeria

Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said on Friday it had blown up Eni’s Tebidaba-Brass oil pipeline, which crosses the states of Bayelsa and Rivers.

8 July 2016
Coal

South Korea to shut 10 coal power plants by 2025

South Korea plans to shut 10 of its ageing coal-fired power plants by 2025 to reduce pollution and meet its climate pledges.

6 July 2016
Coal

Ivory Coast turns from gas to coal in generation mix

Ivory Coast is looking to reduce the share of gas-fired power in its electricity mix from 80% to 32% by 2030.

5 July 2016
Wind

Ocean energy aims to compete with wind by 2018

The predictability of wave and tidal electricity could see it reduce the need for the use of gas-fired power for baseload generation.

4 July 2016
Solar

Finance favours bite-size power in sub-Saharan Africa

Small renewable power projects are most likely to get financed in Africa as there is still not the bank liquidity for the mega-deals, says Barclays Africa manager Theuns Ehlers.

1 July 2016
Coal

Gas still beating coal in US power generation

Gas-to-power generation in the United States continues to surpass coal-fired generation, the Energy Information Administration has said.

28 June 2016
Coal

Indonesia stops Philippine coal exports after kidnapping

Indonesia has stopped exporting coal to the Philippines in response to the kidnapping of Indonesian sailors on board a coal tugboat in the Sulu Sea.

27 June 2016
Coal

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.

27 June 2016
Nuclear

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.

24 June 2016
Coal

Kogas domestic gas sales fall as nuclear and coal take priority

Kogas’s domestic gas sales were down by 8.6% year on year in May, according to a stock exchange filing.

22 June 2016
Coal

Indonesia wants gas-to-power to push out coal in 10-year plan

Indonesia is looking to rely more heavily on gas at the expense of coal in its latest 10-year electricity development plan.

22 June 2016
Nuclear

Kansai fails to lift Takahama nuclear plant injunction

Kansai Electric Power’s request to temporarily lift an injunction placed on two reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan has been rejected.

20 June 2016
Solar

Gas trumps renewables in Saudi Arabian power

Khalid al-Falih was appointed Saudi Arabia’s energy minister just over a month ago and has wasted no time in sweeping away policies that contradict his vision.

17 June 2016
Solar

New Algerian minister could stymie renewables

Algeria’s new energy minister has voiced misgivings about renewable energy and says he favours raising consumer prices.

17 June 2016
Nuclear

New nuclear reactor comes online in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor has been connected to the power grid – the first new nuclear reactor to come online in the United States since 1996.

15 June 2016

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