Gas arrived in Kingston earlier this year from New Fortress Energy aboard the Golar Arctic. (JPS) Gas to Power

Gas-to-power projects to boost LNG demand

Gas-to-power projects using FSRUs could create 45 mtpa of LNG demand worldwide by 2040 by offering a cheap alternative to oil-based fuels.

China Huaneng Group’s gas-fired power station in Beijing. Power is a growth sector for gas. (Huaneng) Gas to Power

Gas tipped for bridge role in China’s energy plan

Details of China’s latest five-year energy plan have trickled out, with gas likely to play an important role as the country cleans up its fuel mix.

US increases pipeline capacity to Mexico

The United States has increased its pipeline capacity for gas exports to Mexico to 207 MMcm/d.

2 December 2016

India’s pipeline network to double over next five years – minister

India’s gas pipeline network is expected to double in size over the next five years.

2 December 2016

Turkish parliament ratifies Turkish Stream development agreement

Turkey’s parliament has ratified an agreement for the development of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

2 December 2016

Leviathan partners land $2 bln deal with Dalia Power Engines

The partners in Israel’s Leviathan gas field have signed a $2 billion gas supply agreement with Dalia Power Engines.

1 December 2016

Vietnam looks to wind for 7% of power by 2020

Vietnam plans to source up to 7% of its power from wind by 2020.

1 December 2016

Pakistan and Russia agree on transit price for north-south link

Pakistan and Russia have agreed on a transit price for the $2 billion north-south pipeline, which will transport gas from Pakistan’s LNG terminals in Karachi to Lahore.

1 December 2016

China plans $174 bln of renewables investment by 2020

China will invest $174 billion in new wind and hydropower capacity between 2016 and 2020, according to Key Energy News.

1 December 2016

TransCanada signs PRGT agreement with Gitxsan chiefs

TransCanada’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project has signed an agreement with 12 chiefs of the Gitxsan Nation outlining economic and employment benefits to the communities.

30 November 2016

Gail India seeks $964 mln in state funding for pipeline projects

State-owned Gail India is seeking INR 66 billion ($964 million) from India’s government to partly fund two gas pipeline projects.

30 November 2016

Germany, Italy own half of EU gas import contracts

Germany and Italy account for more than half of the gas contracted by EU countries with non-EU suppliers.

30 November 2016

Snow hinders trucked LNG in northern China

Snowfall hindered trucked LNG deliveries in northern China last week, causing several plants to cut prices to reduce their inventories.

30 November 2016

Share of fossil fuels in France’s power mix up by nearly 40%

The contribution of coal, oil and gas to France’s power mix increased by nearly 40% last month to compensate for a drop in nuclear and hydropower output.

29 November 2016
LNG import and export projects in the UAE.

Sharjah plans to moor FSRU at Hamriyah

Small LNG import projects have gained popularity in the UAE, and Sharjah is hoping its proposed terminal will help meet its gas needs and those of its northern neighbours.

29 November 2016

Falling Italian imports cut North African pipeline gas

Reduced exports through the Trans-Med and GreenStream pipelines contributed to a 0.8% drop in North African flows to Europe last week.

29 November 2016

Gazprom adopts EU’s OPAL pipeline amendments

Gazprom has adopted amendments made by the European Commission to the agreement on the OPAL pipeline.

28 November 2016

Gas to struggle against coal in Asia power sector – IEA

Gas will increase its share of Asia's energy mix over the next 25 years, but it will play a relatively small role in regional power, according to the IEA.

28 November 2016

Novak and Šefcovic discuss OPAL pipeline at meeting

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maroš Šefcovic discussed the EU’s recent OPAL decision at their meeting on Friday

25 November 2016
Polish pipeline infrastructure. The proposed interconnector with the Czech Republic has hit obstacles. (Gaz-System)

Polish-Czech gas interconnector in jeopardy

The proposed Stork 2 pipeline between Poland and the Czech Republic could be facing problems because neither country has applied for EU funding for the project.

25 November 2016
Site of the proposed Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project. Other EAPP projects are facing delays. (Rusumo Project)

Cracks begin to show in Eastern Africa Power Pool

The plan to link up the electricity grids of East African countries is facing obstacles that could cause serious delays to construction.

25 November 2016

New pipeline to Bowen could solve east Australia’s supply problems

Former Santos Chief Executive John Ellice-Flint has announced that much of the supply problems on the east coast of Australia could be fixed by building a pipeline to tap bowen Basin supplies.

24 November 2016

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