New South African Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi (right) is sworn in. (Flickr/GCIS) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Budget speech casts doubt on SA gas policy

The South African energy minister’s vague budget speech seemed to suggest a shift in policy away from LNG and towards pipeline imports from Mozambique.

By Leigh Elston 26 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran-Pakistan pipeline facing US opposition

The Iran-Pakistan pipeline faces significant opposition from the United States, which is slowing progress on the project

26 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bangladesh diverts supplies during chronic gas shortage

Bangladesh is facing a chronic gas shortage that is seeing gas supplies being diverted from two fertiliser plants and all CNG refuelling stations to power plant

26 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNOOC to build pipeline and base in Hainan

CNOOC will build a gas pipeline and regional operations base on the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, Chairman Yang Hua has said.

26 May 2017
Ministers visiting GridCo’s Ghana power station. Ghana is struggling to balance gas and power supplies. (GridCo) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Next Ghana IPP tender not expected until 2020

Ghana’s supply plans will have to wait for gas to become available as power producers work through a backlog of incomplete projects.

26 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Reliance wins approval for 750 MW gas power plant in Bangladesh

India’s Reliance has received government approval to set up a 750 MW power plant in the city of Narayanganj in Bangladesh.

25 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan approves 18,531 km of gas pipelines over five years

Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority has approved the laying of 18,531 km of gas pipelines by Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and Sui Southern Gas Co. over the past five years.

25 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom cuts target for expanding Russian UGS capacity

Gazprom has lowered its target for expanding underground gas storage capacity in Russia for the 2017/2018 withdrawal season.

25 May 2017
DONG Energy is selling off its oil and gas assets to focus on offshore wind energy. (DONG Energy) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Identity crisis: utilities and IOCs

Hefty writedowns and plummeting prices have left IOCs looking to become power developers and traditional utilities turning to renewables.

25 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sinopec starts work on China’s largest gas storage facility

Sinopec said on Wednesday it has started building China’s largest gas storage and logistics centre.

24 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Reliance Group planning gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh

India’s Reliance Group has drawn up plans to build a 750 MW power plant near the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh that will run on imported LNG.

24 May 2017
Innogy’s Eschweiler wind farm. The company manages renewables services that were split off from RWE. (Innogy) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Analysts question Franco-German energy alliance

A possible alliance between French and German energy companies has left analysts scratching their heads.

24 May 2017
Few companies are taking advantage of third-party access to Chinese infrastructure. (CNOOC Tianjin LNG) Pipelines, Storage & Power

China’s NOCs drag feet on third-party access

Only eight companies in three years have taken advantage of measures to promote third-party access to China’s LNG import infrastructure.

24 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mexico starts construction on Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline

Construction has started on Mexico’s 800-km Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline, which will supply power plants in the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz.

23 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Talks under way on extending Turkish Stream to EU – Medvedev

Russia is in talks with a number of European countries – including Greece and Bulgaria – about extending the Turkish Stream gas pipeline into their territory.

23 May 2017
Nord Stream 2 pipes arriving in Kotka, Finland. (Nord Stream 2, Axel Schmidt) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 backers shun Russia-EU legal deal

The developers of Nord Stream 2 do not share the European Commission’s view that a separate legal framework is needed for Russian infrastructure.

23 May 2017
Petrobras is ready to leave the jungle. (Petrobras) Pipelines, Storage & Power

I’m a state company, get me out of here!

Brazilian state giant Petrobras is selling its Azulão field in the Amazonian jungle. The property looks tailor-made for Eneva or Rosneft Brasil.

23 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lower exports to Spain balanced by Italian gains

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.2% in Week 20 as a result of reduced deliveries to Spain.

23 May 2017
Botswana generates around 132 MW from the Morupule coal power plant. (Botswana Power Corp.) Pipelines, Storage & Power

CBM could help transform Botswana’s power sector

Botswana is highly dependent on electricity imports, but new developments in CBM may help the country abolish its power deficit to become a net exporter.

22 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Origin Energy to sell Darling Downs pipeline network

Australian gas producer Origin Energy has agreed to sell its Darling Downs pipeline network for A$392 million to Jemena Gas Pipeline Holdings.

19 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Senators propose Appalachian gas storage hub

Senators in West Virginia in the United States have asked federal officials to consider "the numerous benefits" of a gas storage and distribution hub in the Appalachian region.

18 May 2017

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