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By The Wildcat 27 February 2017
LNG

Hiranandani starts construction on jetty for 4 mtpa FSRU

H-Energy has started construction on a jetty for a 4 mtpa FSRU at the port of Jaigarh in the Indian state of Maharashtra, according to local news.

27 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Xi’an Qinhua Gas fined by Shaanxi for gas meter violations

Xi’an Qinhua Gas has been fined by the Chinese province of Saanxi for violating regulations.

27 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Mari discovers gas in Sindh block

Mari Petroleum has discovered gas in the Mari Block in Sindh, Pakistan.

27 February 2017
Exploration & Production

US to offer 224 blocks in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced plans to offer 440,000 hectares in the Cook Inlet off Alaska’s south-central coast for oil and gas exploration.

27 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

FERC unable to operate without a third member

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has been unable to operate since the resignation of FERC Chairman Norman Bay on 3 February.

27 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Algeria reviewing its gas contracts

Algeria is reviewing its long-term gas contracts with the intention of using a mix of spot and long-term contracts to get the best deals, Sonatrach’s chief executive says.

27 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Sasol finds oil during Mozambique gas exploration

South Africa-based Sasol has found oil in Mozambique after initially exploring for gas.

27 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Total divests mature oilfields in Gabon

Total is continuing its divestment plan with an agreement signed on Monday to sell stakes in mature oilfields in Gabon to Perenco.

27 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Turkey’s gas imports fall by 2.2 bcm in 2016

Turkey imported 46.16 billion cubic metres of gas in 2016, 2.20 bcm less than the 48.26 bcm it imported in 2015.

27 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Turkey’s gas imports fall by 2.2 bcm in 2016

Turkey imported 46.16 billion cubic metres of gas in 2016, 2.20 bcm less than the 48.26 bcm it imported in 2015.

27 February 2017
LNG

First Yamal tanker due to arrive by end of March

The first tanker for Yamal LNG is undergoing testing in the Kara Sea and will arrive in the port of Sabetta at the end of March.

27 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Novatek may buy stake in Yuzhno-Russkoye – source

Novatek may be interested in acquiring a stake in Russia’s Yuzhno-Russkoye field from Germany’s Uniper, which holds a 25% interest, a source familiar with the situation has told Interfax.

27 February 2017
A South African coal-fired power plant. The IPP tender for gas-fired power in the country has hit snags. (Eskom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

An LNG-to-power tender, South African style

South Africa’s gas-fired IPP tender will open up a new market to LNG and power developers – and with that, some new challenges.

27 February 2017
Gas for Eni’s plans for liquefaction in Sicily will be sourced from the GreenStream pipeline. (Eni) LNG

Southern Italy's LNG demand still unanswered

Southern Italy needs more LNG for transport, but major Italian players are delaying the construction of new infrastructure, such as Eni’s LNG hub in Gela.

27 February 2017
Gas for Eni’s plans for liquefaction in Sicily will be sourced from the GreenStream pipeline. (Eni) LNG

Southern Italy's LNG demand still unanswered

Southern Italy needs more LNG for transport, but major Italian players are delaying the construction of new infrastructure, such as Eni’s LNG hub in Gela.

27 February 2017
Interior of CNPC’s WEP II pipeline. CNPC experts have warned new plans may make unbundling harder. (CNPC) Pipelines, Storage & Power

China’s latest pipeline reforms could backfire – CNPC

New rules on pipeline transmission tariffs could backfire on pipeline reform efforts, say experts at CNPC.

27 February 2017
Tesla’s Model S on show in China. Dubai has ordered 200 EVs from the company. (Tesla) Alternative Fuels

Tesla taxis show shape of Dubai’s EV ambitions

Dubai is looking to take the lead in electric vehicle use in the UAE, with 200 battery-powered taxis on order from Tesla and plans for a recharging network.

27 February 2017
Companies & Finance

China’s Latin love affair continues

Brazil was the focus of Chinese lending in 2016 as Beijing eyes the Latin American country’s future oil production.

27 February 2017
The economic committee of the House of Lords criticised the UK government for excessive intervention in the energy market. (UK House of Lords, Flickr) Policy & Regulation

UK needs competitive energy market – Lord Hollick

The economic committee of the House of Lords criticised the UK government for excessive intervention in the energy market, and has asked for free auctions.

24 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Goldman Sachs fights Fed regulation plan

Goldman Sachs is fighting proposed plans for banks to hold significant capital as a form of risk against environmental catastrophes.

24 February 2017

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