State power utility Saudi Electricity Co. is currently the only offtaker of power in Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Electricity Co.) Alternative Fuels

Saudi Arabia presses on with power privatisation

Saudi Arabia’s power sector reforms will shift the state power utility into the role of system operator, but the constant changes are taking their toll.

By Verity Ratcliffe 26 April 2017
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Japanese court blocks Kansai nuclear restarts

A Japanese court has issued an injunction blocking the restart of Kansai Electric’s Takahama reactors 3 and 4, citing safety concerns.

14 April 2015
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Dutch gas exports drop by 25%

Gas exports from the Netherlands fell by 25% year on year to 28.7 bcm in 2014, while 20% less gas was produced in the country.

10 April 2015
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LNG glut could push down European gas prices

An increase in global LNG supply coupled with lower Asian demand will likely send more cargoes to Europe, lowering European gas prices.

8 April 2015
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Iran nuclear negotiations reach deadline but ‘tricky issues’ remain

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 over Tehran’s nuclear programme reached their final day on Tuesday before the deadline for an outline agreement.

31 March 2015
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Germany’s energy secure, others may fall short

Germany will continue to have a high level of energy security in the coming years, while in France and Belgium electricity demand might not be met.

27 March 2015
Anti-nuclear protesters at a march in Tokyo this month. Nuclear power in Japan faces significant public opposition. (PA) Alternative Fuels

Japan expected to stick with gas

Nuclear restarts and more renewable energy are unlikely to have a significant impact on the role of gas in Japan’s power mix.

27 March 2015
Coal is the primary fuel for power generation in Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam and India. (Coal India) Alternative Fuels

Gas now a ‘no-brainer’ in coal-reliant Asia

Gas could soon challenge coal’s dominance in the Asian power markets as the two fuels edge towards cost parity.

25 March 2015
Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea. Wolsong 1 could be back online next month. (KHNP) Alternative Fuels

Nuclear restarts face legal battles in East Asia

Power companies in Japan and South Korea are facing fierce opposition to their plans to restart idled nuclear power plants.

25 March 2015
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EU renewables growth comes at a cost – study

A recent study by conservative thinktank the Centre for Policy Studies said that the costs of intermittent renewables are massively understated.

25 March 2015
Myanmar's electricity grid has just over 8,000 km of transmission lines. (Microsoft) Alternative Fuels

Gas may give Myanmar short-term power option

Gas is the fastest-growing fuel for power generation in Myanmar, but the country’s long-term plans point to a larger role for coal and hydroelectricity.

20 March 2015
Sinopec’s geothermal energy plant, which has been online in the town of Xiong since 2009. (Interfax) Alternative Fuels

Sinopec goes underground for green energy

Sinopec is spearheading efforts to commercialise China’s vast geothermal resources, a renewable energy source that could help wean the country off coal.

12 March 2015
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Renewables and gas to dominate new US generation capacity – EIA

Wind, gas and solar power will dominate new generating capacity in the United States in 2015, the Energy Information Administration has said.

11 March 2015
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EU gas prices ease, outlook bearish for coal

European gas prices have dropped to their lowest level in four years, according to a report from Dutch bank ABN AMRO published last week.

9 March 2015
India's government will sell off 10% of its stake in Coal India. (Coal India) Alternative Fuels

New LNG will not slow India’s coal imports

Although Indian LNG imports are expected to rise while prices are lower, they will not cut into the clear and steady increase in coal supplies – as long as the price is right.

18 February 2015
Shin Wolsong 2 will add a further 1 GW of capacity and is scheduled to come onstream in July. (KHNP) Alternative Fuels

Korean nuclear to expand despite safety worries

In the wake of safety scandals, public opinion of nuclear power is at an all-time low in South Korea, yet three reactors are expected to start up in 2015, increasing capacity to record levels.

30 January 2015
Höegh Gallant (Höegh) Alternative Fuels

What to expect in 2015

Low oil prices, floating liquefaction and new supply routes – Interfax looks at what the global gas market should expect in 2015.

19 January 2015
New LPG prices were introduced for GSPs and refineries, while imports will remain the same. (Origin Energy) Alternative Fuels

LPG hike boosts PTT amid oil price gloom

An accelerated gas price reform programme has brightened the outlook for Thailand’s PTT in 2015.

15 January 2015
Source: PA/Interfax Alternative Fuels

2014 in pictures

A look at the most interesting stories that shaped 2014.

15 December 2014
A coal-fired power station in Lanzhou, Gansu province. China is hoping to use greener coal technology. (PA) Alternative Fuels

China’s clean coal hopes may affect gas outlook

China’s coal industry is looking to turn greener with the help of new technologies, presenting a possible obstacle to greater use of gas.

23 October 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be in New Delhi and Mumbai between Thursday and Saturday. (PA) Alternative Fuels

India looks to Oz for uranium, rather than LNG

India and Australia are both keen to sign a uranium supply deal this week, as India looks to fill its thermal power shortage with more nuclear capacity.

4 September 2014

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