Power lines near Sasolburg. South Africa hopes to support LNG-to-power projects. (John Hogg, World Bank) Gas to Power

Delays worry bidders in South Africa’s gas IPP tender

Further delays are expected on South Africa’s gas IPP, which may be scaring off some of the tender’s smaller bidders.

Eustream’s Mirek Topolánek. (Mirek Topolánek) Pipelines

Eastring’s goal is not to serve one supplier – Topolánek

Eustream board member Mirek Topolánek discusses the opportunities and challenges of the proposed Eastring pipeline.

TransCanada revises pipeline shipping capacity proposal

Calgary-based TransCanada has revised a proposal for shipping capacity on its Mainline gas system after weeks of consultations with producers.

23 February 2017

National Energy Administration underlines Chinese gas goals

China’s National Energy Administration has restated its target of boosting the share of gas in the country’s energy mix to 6.8% by the end of this year.

23 February 2017

Building work restarts on Libya’s Ubari gas-fired power plant

Construction has restarted on the Ubari gas-fired power plant in Libya.

23 February 2017

EU’s Šefcovic heads to Azerbaijan to discuss Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

Maroš Šefcovic, the European Commission’s vice president for Energy Union, will meet officials in Baku, Azerbaijan on Thursday to discuss progress on the Southern Gas Corridor.

23 February 2017
Havana, Cuba. Thawing relations between Cuba and the United States has let in Netflix and AirBnB. (AirBnB)

Could US gas play a role in Cuban Thaw?

Energy-hungry Cuba is at a crossroads. But cheap US gas could be a valuable weapon in pulling the Caribbean island out of Venezuela’s political orbit.

23 February 2017

Veresen offloads C$1.18 bln of power generation assets

Canadian mid-stream company and project developer Veresen has agreed to sell its power generation assets to three separate buyers for C$1.18 billion.

22 February 2017

Xingtai to speed up switch from coal to gas

China Gas Holdings signed an agreement on Tuesday with the government of the prefecture of Xingtai in Hebei province to accelerate coal-to-gas switching.

22 February 2017

Projects chosen for EU funding under CEF second call

The EU has selected 18 gas and power infrastructure projects to receive funding under its second call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility in 2016.

22 February 2017

Chinese wholesale LNG prices inch upwards

Chinese wholesale LNG prices averaged RMB 3,024/t last week, edging up by 0.23% from the previous week.

22 February 2017

Cenagas awards pipeline capacity contracts to three companies

Mexico’s state-run gas pipeline network operator Cenagas has awarded four contracts for capacity to three companies in the country’s inaugural open season auction.

21 February 2017

OPWP extends Al Kamil PPA

Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. has extended its power purchase agreement for electricity from the Al Kamil independent power project.

21 February 2017

Zanganeh agrees to increase Iran-Iraq gas trading

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh agreed on Monday to increase the flows of gas traded between Iran and Iraq.

21 February 2017

Construction begins on Iran’s Sirik gas power plant

Russia and Iran have begun building the Sirik gas-fired power plant in the city of Bandar Abbas in Iran’s Hormozgan province.

21 February 2017

Azneft planning to boost Azerbaijan’s gas storage capacity

Azneft plans to increase the capacity of the Garadag and Kalmaz underground gas storage facilities to 6 billion cubic metres.

21 February 2017

Gazprom awards Allseas contract for second line of Turkish Stream

Gazprom has awarded Allseas Group the contract to lay the second line of the Turkish Stream pipeline.

21 February 2017
Source: Enagas, Snam Rete Gas, Interfax

African pipeline exports to Europe hold steady

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.7% in Week 7 from the previous week, to 965.9 million cubic metres.

21 February 2017
Sections of the Iran-Pakistan pipeline at Chabahar, Iran, where the proposed new pipeline to India will land. (PA)

Growing optimism for Iran-Oman-India pipeline

The lifting of sanctions and technological advances have raised hopes that the Iran-Oman-India pipeline may come to fruition.

21 February 2017

Ukraine’s gas stocks down by 41% so far this heating season

The amount of gas in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities has declined by 41.6% from the beginning of the heating season to 18 February, to 8.61 billion cubic metres.

20 February 2017

Small businesses applaud Pakistan’s commitment to TAPI

The Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders has lauded Pakistan’s commitment to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline because of the importance of cheap gas to the economy.

20 February 2017
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak (Russian Ministry of Energy)

Russian energy minster talks plans and negotiations

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak tells Interfax about the current state of his country’s gas market and the plans for its future.

20 February 2017

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