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BP forecasts stronger LNG trading and greater role for gas

BP has released its Energy Outlook 2019, revising its forecasts from last year’s outlook for 2040 to include more LNG trading and faster growth in gas consumption.

15 February 2019
A power plant in Tunisia Gas to Power

Nawara delay spells trouble for Tunisia

The development is now expected online by the end of this year, leaving Tunisia dependent on Algerian gas imports for a while longer.

14 February 2019
Gazprom executives and Pakistani officials at a meeting Pipelines

Saudi resistance may stymie Pakistan pipelines

Pakistan could struggle to make progress on building pipelines to import gas from Iran after having agreed a large financial assistance package with Saudi Arabia.

14 February 2019
The European Parliament in Strasbourg Pipelines

Five takeaways from the revised EU Gas Directive

The EU’s revised Gas Directive is expected to be formally adopted this spring after breakthrough negotiations in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Here we examine some of the main takeaways from the latest draft.

14 February 2019
A Sonatrach LNG carrier Pipelines

Algeria’s Sonatrach maxes out on export flexibility

Sonatrach is expanding its Skikda liquefaction plant to take larger ships and increase its storage capacity, but stagnant production is leaving facilities underused.

14 February 2019
Pipelines

Ukraine’s gas imports fall on storage use

Ukraine imported less gas in 2018 than it did in previous years as a result of better utilisation of storage facilities.

13 February 2019
Pipelines

Chinese ex-works prices drop sharply in January

The average ex-works price for Chinese LNG fell by 24% in January 2019 from December 2018.

13 February 2019
Pipelines

Africa-Europe pipeline flows continue decline during peak period

Pipeline gas exports from North Africa to Europe fell last week at a time of year when flows typically peak.

12 February 2019
Pipe stringing for Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, Alexandroupoli, Greece, September 2016 Pipelines

IGB construction delayed to Q2 2019

Construction work on the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria has been delayed to the end of May 2019.

8 February 2019
The Zeynep Sultan powership Gas to Power

Indonesia harbours small-scale LNG ambitions

Indonesia is looking to establish a second small-scale LNG import project, creating the beginnings of a network of terminals across the country.

7 February 2019
A gas compressor station at the Baumgarten hub Pipelines

Baumgarten fights for share in changing market

Austria’s TSO is fighting to preserve the Baumgarten gas hub's role against attempts by Slovakia and Hungary to divert transit volumes.

7 February 2019
CNOOC's LNG-fired power plant in Huizhou Daya Bay Petrochemical Industrial Park, Guangdong Pipelines

Guangdong works to lower gas costs

The southern Chinese province has resorted to cutting pipeline and distribution tariffs to push end-user gas costs down as it looks to lift lagging residential and industrial gas demand.

7 February 2019
A cooling tower at a power station, West Burton, UK Gas to Power

Legal battle clouds future of UK power payments

The UK could be facing premature power plant closures unless the legal dispute over its subsidy scheme for generators is resolved.

7 February 2019
Pipelines

Sharp drop for Chinese LNG prices

The average ex-works price of LNG produced in China fell by nearly 15% last week, to its lowest level for nearly four months.

6 February 2019
Pipelines

Volumes fall on all four Africa-Europe pipelines

Gas deliveries dropped below 800 MMcm last week for the first time this year as transit declined on all routes.

5 February 2019
Work on the offshore section of TurkStream. Pipelines

Ball in Hungary’s court after Bulgaria takes FID on South Stream Lite

Bulgartransgaz has taken an FID on its section of the pipeline, meaning all eyes are now on Hungary, which has yet to make progress on its segment.

5 February 2019
Gaz-System CEO Tomasz Stępień and Energinet CEO Thomas Egebo  at a Baltic Pipe meeting. Pipelines

Norway-Poland pipeline makes progress after years in the dark

After having stalled in the past, the Baltic Pipe project now looks like a more realistic prospect and could become operational by late 2022.

4 February 2019
Pipelines

Thailand’s LNG imports up 16% in 2018

The volume of LNG entering Thailand was up last year as domestic output and pipeline gas imports from Myanmar fell.

4 February 2019
Construction work on TAP in Albania in 2016. Pipelines

TAP open to downsized second phase

The company developing the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline has said it is flexible on the capacity of its second phase, suggesting the expansion may be significantly less than 10 bcm/y.

1 February 2019
Gas to Power

Japan’s LNG imports decline by 1% in 2018

Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts.

31 January 2019

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