State power utility Saudi Electricity Co. is currently the only offtaker of power in Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Electricity Co.) Pipelines, Storage & Power

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
Pipelines, Storage & Power

GE to supply NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project

GE Oil & Gas will supply gas turbine and compressor equipment for NextDecade’s 27 mtpa Rio Grande LNG project and associated Rio Bravo Pipeline.

26 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar plans 20 hydro projects

Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy plans to build 20 new hydropower projects with a combined capacity of more than 6.2 GW.

26 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Spanish gas demand grows by 8.4% in Q1

Gas consumption by homes, businesses and SMEs rose by 600 GWh, mainly because of colder weather.

26 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Supply glut weighs on Chinese LNG prices

Chinese wholesale LNG prices fell by 2.21% last week as soft industrial demand caused an excess in supply.

26 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom awards Power of Siberia contracts to Inter Management

Gazprom has awarded construction contracts worth RUB 7.85 billion for the Power of Siberia gas pipeline to Inter Management, a company set up less than a year ago.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EC clears Latvian support for renewables and cogeneration

The European Commission has found that support granted to renewable energy and cogeneration power plants built in Latvia between 2007 and 2012 are in line with EU state aid rules.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan converts Nandiput power plant to gas

Pakistan has converted the Nandiput power plant from furnace oil to gas, increasing its capacity by around 100 MW, to 525 MW.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tanzania electricity access passes 32%

The share of households on mainland Tanzania with access to electricity has increased to 32.8%.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sonelgaz and GE sign 20-year services agreement

Algerian utility Sonelgaz has signed a services agreement with GE Power worth more than $3 billion.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EU earmarks €22.1 mln for energy and transport projects

EU member states have approved a European Commission proposal to invest €22.1 million to help develop transport and energy infrastructure.

25 April 2017
Italian pipeline infrastructure. The country is increasing its international interconnections. (Eni) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Snam eyes reverse-flow transit to Ukraine

The Italian TSO’s international development strategy includes creating an eastern route to ship gas to Ukraine and the Balkans.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tehran calls on Islamabad to finish Iran-Pakistan pipeline

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on Pakistan to complete its side of a gas pipeline between the two countries.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

GreenStream volumes rebound as other lines fall

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 3.0% week on week in Week 16, to 696.3 MMcm, as GreenStream deliveries returned to pre-disruption levels.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shell, Engie, OMV, Uniper and Wintershall to finance Nord Stream 2

Shell, Engie, OMV, Uniper and Wintershall have signed agreements to fund around half the cost of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US has 58 bcm of gas in storage

The United States had 58 billion cubic metres of working gas in storage as of 31 March, the traditional end of the heating season, the EIA has said.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Canada’s NEB launches online gas transport info tool

Canada’s National Energy Board has launched a new interactive online tool that provides information on exports and imports via pipelines.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shandong Gas Pipeline has shipped 20 bcm since 2003

Sinopec has said that its Shandong Gas Pipeline Co. subsidiary has supplied 20 billion cubic metres of gas since it was established in 2003.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

India may move stranded gas-fired power plants to Indonesia

India may relocate some of its stranded gas-fired power plants to Indonesia, it has been revealed.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

New tech to improve efficiency at Marubeni’s Nakasode power plant

Japan’s Marubeni plans to install a digital system at the Nakasode combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Sodegaura this month that will monitor and improve its efficiency.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Guyana mulls gas-fired power project

Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman has said associated gas from the country’s vast offshore reserves could supply a 200 MW power plant.

21 April 2017

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