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Poland's Patnow coal-fired power plant Coal

Polish coal plant outlook hinges on capacity payments

National capacity payments could be the only way for Poland’s utilities to keep their coal-fired power plants in profit.

3 July 2018

Bangladesh sets 12-month deadline to connect all households to the grid

Bangladesh aims to supply all households in the country with electricity by July 2019

2 July 2018

CGN expresses interest in UK gas and wind power

China General Nuclear Power Group is looking to invest in gas and wind power projects in the UK

2 July 2018

Healthy rainfall cuts into Brazilian gas consumption

Improved hydropower production cut thermoelectric's share of Brazil's power mix to around 13% in H1 2018.

2 July 2018
A CCS facility in Norway Coal

Green gas, nuclear tipped as key to EU energy transition

Europe will need to invest in green gas and nuclear power to meet its decarbonisation targets, but the future of natural gas seems less certain without CCS.

28 June 2018

European gas demand expected to stagnate – IEA

European gas demand grew in 2017 but is expected to decline in the coming years.

27 June 2018

Sanmen nuclear power plant starts up in Zhejiang province

The Sanmen nuclear power station in eastern China’s Zhejiang province has successfully reached initial criticality at its first reactor

22 June 2018
Crude oil

Rosneft planning to increase output to 330 mtoe by 2022

Rosneft plans to increase its annual oil and gas output to 330 million tons of oil equivalent by 2022

22 June 2018

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

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