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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) with Serbian President Aleksander Vučić during the former's visit to Belgrade this month. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russia commits to Serbian route for TurkStream extension

Moscow is ready to invest $1.4 billion in a Serbian pipeline that will form part of the continuation of TurkStream into Europe, but it has avoided giving a deadline on construction.

18 January 2019
LNG

Malaysian LNG exports hit 2018 high in November

Volumes for the month were the highest recorded for the year so far and up 3% on an annual basis.

18 January 2019
The LNG Canada information centre LNG

Oil prices may be key for Canadian LNG FIDs

Rising oil prices will be beneficial for Canadian LNG projects because of the boost they will provide to NGL prices, but upstream costs could still be pushed up by domestic factors.

17 January 2019
The Beihai LNG terminal. Supply & Demand

China’s slowing economy to drag on gas demand growth

After two years of stellar growth, China’s gas demand looks set to expand at a slower rate in 2019 in line with a stuttering economy.

17 January 2019
Anadarko operations in Mozambique LNG

Terror threat looms large in Mozambique

The deteriorating security situation in Cabo Delgado could make Anadarko’s LNG project more expensive, but financing is moving despite the arrest of Mozambique's former finance minister.

17 January 2019
An ice-class LNG tanker LNG

Novatek eyes LNG transshipment facility in Japan

The Russian company has signed an MOU with Japan's Saibu Gas to use the Hibiki LNG terminal.

17 January 2019
The Ningbo LNG terminal LNG

CNOOC primes Binhai terminal for peak-shaving

CNOOC's first regasification facility in Jiangsu will give the company a bigger presence in one of China's largest gas markets.

17 January 2019
Egypt's Idku LNG plant. Exploration & Production

Egypt’s LNG exports hinge on exploration success

Egypt's existing gas projects are set to feed domestic demand, meaning the scale of the country's LNG export revival will depend on further exploration success.

17 January 2019
Poland's LNG terminal during its construction. LNG

Poland’s move away from Russia brings risks

State-owned PGNiG is investing in an expansion to the Świnoujście LNG terminal and a new pipeline connection with Norway, but its motives seem more about politics than economics.

17 January 2019
The Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. (Electrabel) EU Energy Policy

Belgium presses on with power subsidy regime

The scheme is intended to attract investment in gas-fired capacity to replace the country's ageing nuclear fleet.

17 January 2019
LNG

LNG sales at Tianjin terminal hit record high

The CNOOC terminal sent out an average of 513 truckloads of LNG per day last week, marking a record high.

17 January 2019
Inspection of Ivory Coast's Azito power plant Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ivory Coast’s gas ambitions on the rise

The West African nation is taking steps to boost its gas-fired power capacity and has appointed a new energy minister.

16 January 2019
Policy & Regulation

Brussels set to re-open probe into UK capacity payments

The European Court of Justice will soon launch an investigation into the treatment of demand-side response services within the UK capacity market.

16 January 2019
LNG

Chinese wholesale LNG price hits 11-month high

Wholesalers raised their prices by 2.93% last week compared with the previous week, to an average of $15.95/MMBtu.

16 January 2019
Supply & Demand

Heating demand boosts Africa-Europe pipeline flows

Falling temperatures prompted a 6.7% rise in deliveries across the Africa-Europe pipelines last week.

15 January 2019
An offshore rig at Indonesia's Mahakam block Exploration & Production

Indonesian mega-projects are top priorities for Jakarta

Change at the top of Indonesia's upstream agency could provide the impetus needed for progress on the Indonesia Deepwater Development and Abadi LNG.

15 January 2019
LNG

Asian spot LNG prices fall for third week in a row

Prices dropped by 2.68% last week compared with the previous week, ending the period at an average of $8.42/MMBtu.

15 January 2019
Greece's Revithoussa LNG terminal. LNG

FSRU market tightness delays Alexandroupolis LNG project

Gastrade has extended the timeline for completion of its Greek LNG development by six months to allow more time for the delivery of an FSRU.

14 January 2019
LNG

Pakistan’s LNG imports up 45% in 2018

Volumes rose last year despite the country’s second terminal operating at less than half of its nameplate capacity.

14 January 2019
A storage tank at Ningbo LNG terminal. LNG

China weathers winter demand season with no shortages in sight

China's gas supply and demand have been in balance so far this winter, reflecting extensive preparations by government and industry to avoid another season of shortages.

14 January 2019

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