An E.On coal power plant in Germany. Energy efficency could see gas lose market share to coal. (E.On) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas industry cautions against EU efficiency reforms

The gas industry is lobbying against stricter EU targets for energy efficiency, which it says could favour coal over gas in the energy mix.

By Andreas Walstad 23 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Keystone XL pipeline gets seal of approval from US State Dept

The US State Department given its approval to the Keystone XL Pipeline following eight years of delay by former President Barack Obama.

27 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Exports from Shah Deniz climb year on year

Exports of Azerbaijani gas from the first stage of the Shah Deniz field development increased by 0.5% year on year in January and February 2017, to 1.3 bcm.

27 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NamPower and Eskom sign power deal

South African state-owned utility Eskom has signed a power-purchase agreement with Namibian state-owned utility NamPower.

27 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Statkraft signs first deal under new French renewables scheme

Statkraft has signed its first power-purchase agreement under the new French support mechanism, which replaced the feed-in tariff scheme in January 2016.

27 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas surpasses coal in UK power market

Gas overtook coal as the UK’s main source of electricity generation in 2016.

27 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

KMTP proposes new Permian pipeline project

Kinder Morgan subsidiary KMTP has proposed a new pipeline project to transport associated gas from the Permian Basin in west Texas.

24 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNOOC piping 750 Mcm/d of gas to Macao

China National Offshore Oil Corp. is supplying 750 thousand cubic metres of gas to the Chinese special administrative region of Macao every day through the offshore Zhuhai-Hengqin pipeline.

23 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom awards contract for Power of Siberia compressor

Gazprom has awarded a contract to build a compressor station near the Chinese border to serve the Power of Siberia gas export pipeline.

22 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Olive trees still preventing work on TAP from taking root

Operations to remove olive trees from the planned landing site for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Italy have been partially halted by protests.

22 March 2017
An aeroderivative gas turbine. China could massively expand its use of the technology. (Siemens) Pipelines, Storage & Power

China hopes aero engines will help gas power soar

Gas-fired distributed generation is trailing government targets, but localised manufacturing of turbine equipment could kickstart interest.

22 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Technip awarded Ghana Sankofa contract

TechnipFMC has been awarded the onshore construction contract for the Sankofa offshore gas development.

21 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TransCanada seeks additional approval for pipeline project

TransCanada has asked Canada’s energy regulator the National Energy Board if it can build the North Montney Mainline Project ahead of schedule.

21 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni and Gazprom sign memorandum of understanding

Italy’s Eni has signed an MOU with Russia’s Gazprom to cooperate on developing Southern Corridor gas supplies.

21 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian exports down despite year-on-year gains

Italian pipeline imports from North Africa fell slightly in Week 11 from a week earlier as domestic demand continued to decline.

21 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CACP supplies pass 170 bcm

The Central Asia-China Pipeline has supplied 170 billion cubic metres of gas to China since it went online at the end of 2009.

20 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Beijing closes its last utility-scale coal power plant

Beijing shut down its last utility-scale coal-fired power plant on Saturday, shifting the Chinese capital’s energy mix entirely to electricity and gas.

20 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Winter season ends at PetroChina’s Hutubi gas storage facility

PetroChina has reported that its underground gas storage depot in Hutubi in Xinjiang finished supplying gas on 10 March, marking the end of its output for the 2016-2017 winter heating season.

17 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

UK approves Keuper gas storage facility

The UK government has given the green light to build the Keuper gas storage site in Cheshire.

17 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Verbund decides to keep Austrian gas-fired power plant

Austria’s Verbund has withdrawn plans to sell its gas-fired power plant in the Austrian province of Styria and will continue to operate the facility.

17 March 2017
Snam is considering investing in Italian storage. (Snam) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Snam plans European access to Italian storage

Snam CEO Marco Alverà says Italy is ready to provide its storage capacity to the rest of Europe and that his company is keen to invest in facilities.

17 March 2017

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