Essar’s 500 MW gas-fired power plant at Hazira, Gujarat. India’s power demand is expected to increase. (Essar) Gas to Power

India’s power plans underestimate gas demand

India’s National Electricity Plan may be overestimating the role of hydro in future power generation and underestimating gas demand.

South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant. The country’s nuclear ambitions have faced public opposition. (PA) Gas to Power

South African LNG facing more delays

Political conflict and confusion over South Africa’s LNG import timeline are causing delays and dissuading potential investors, analysts say.

Gazprom agrees lower gas transit price with Georgia

The price Gazprom will pay Georgia to transit gas to Armenia will be lower in 2017 than it was last year.

13 January 2017

Gazprom awards pipeline contracts to Crimea and Tomsk SMEs

Gazprom has awarded contracts worth RUB 8.21 billion to companies from Crimea and Tomsk for the construction of the Ukhta-Torzhok 2 trunk gas pipeline.

13 January 2017

Gazprom allocates large sums to three big pipeline projects

Gazprom is allocating significant amounts of money to three major gas pipeline projects in 2017.

13 January 2017

Italian TSO compiles emergency power plant list for France

Italian electricity TSO Terna has prepared a list of power plants that will be used to answer France’s request for emergency energy supplies.

13 January 2017

European Commission clears Malta power plan on state aid rules

The European Commission has given Malta state aid clearance for its Delimara LNG-to-power project near Marsaxlokk on the southeast of the island.

13 January 2017

Rockies Express Zone 3 expansion enters service

The Rockies Express Zone 3 pipeline capacity expansion in the United States entered full service this week.

13 January 2017

Taiwan agrees plan to phase out nuclear power by 2025

Taiwan’s legislature passed amendments to the Electricity Act on Wednesday that will pave the way to end nuclear power generation in the country by 2025.

12 January 2017

Georgia and Gazprom agree new gas transit conditions to Armenia

Georgia has signed a two-year agreement with Gazprom Export for the transit of Russian gas to Armenia.

12 January 2017
Iraq is trying to reduce the amount of gas it flares and is seeking to export the fuel instead. (PA)

Iraq seeks progress on gas exports to Jordan

Despite its enthusiasm for the project, Iraq is facing significant hurdles in its plan to export gas to Jordan via a proposed dual oil and gas pipeline.

12 January 2017
OPAL receives gas from Nord Stream 1, the route of which bypasses Ukraine. (Gazprom)

Gas industry awaits clarity on OPAL capacity use

The European Court of Justice is expected to clarify its interim measures on OPAL within the coming weeks, but a final verdict in the case could take up to two years.

12 January 2017

Gas pushed out of South Korea’s energy mix

South Korea is looking to nuclear and renewables to meet growing demand for power, while the share of gas in the mix is set to decline.

12 January 2017

Low gas prices force closures at US nuclear plants

Utilities in the United States are closing selected nuclear power plants because the facilities cannot compete against low gas prices and face pressure from anti-nuclear sentiment.

11 January 2017

Renewables make up more than half of US power additions

Renewables are projected to have accounted for more than half of power capacity additions in the United States for the third consecutive year in 2016.

11 January 2017

Kochi LNG pipeline could be ready by 2019

India’s Petronet LNG has said that a 400 km pipeline connecting the Kochi LNG terminal to demand centres will be complete by 2019.

11 January 2017

Production at South Pars Phase 16 on hold following pipeline leak

Production at Phase 16 of the South Pars gas field in Iran has been interrupted because of damage to a marine pipeline that caused a leak.

11 January 2017

Nord Stream 2 to file requests with Finland, Denmark and Germany

The consortium behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline intends to file requests with Finland, Denmark and Germany for the construction of the project.

11 January 2017

Norway hits new record for gas exports

Norway set a new record for pipeline gas exports in 2016, with 108.56 billion cubic metres delivered to Europe.

11 January 2017

Supply diversification will be a challenge – ENTSOG

Maintaining supply diversification in Europe will be a challenge as the decline in indigenous production is likely to increase the region’s supply needs.

11 January 2017

Chinese LNG sales look local as holiday approaches

LNG plants in northern and northwestern China are favouring sales to local buyers as the Lunar New Year approaches, leading to some supply tightness.

11 January 2017

Commercial operations begin at Thailand’s Bangpoo gas plant

Commercial operations at the 240 MW Bangpoo gas-fired cogeneration plant in Thailand started on 29 December.

10 January 2017

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