Woodside has considered piping gas from WA to the pipeline hub in Moomba in central Australia. (Santos) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Aussies resurrect trans-continental pipeline concept

Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has revived plans for a trans-Australian pipeline as the country seeks to ease market tightness.

By Sally Bogle 28 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Caspian has sufficient resources for Nabucco - Baku

Azerbaijan backs the Nabucco project, and the Caspian has enough resources for it, Azerbaijani Industry and Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said on Saturday at a conference devoted to the 20th anniversary of the country's independence.

26 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Chongqing county to tap natural gas from CNPC's WEP network

The Pengshui Miao and Tujia Autonomous County of Chongqing Municipality will begin receiving 300,000 cubic metres of natural gas per day from China National Petroleum Corp.'s West-East Natural Gas Pipeline Network (WEP I and WEP II) by October 2012, the county government announced on 22 September.

26 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rizhao City to link with WEP II by year end

Rizhao City in east China's Shandong Province will be linked to the second West-East Natural Gas Pipeline (WEP II) by the end of 2011, the Rizhao arm of the National Development and Reform Commission (Rizhao NDRC) said on Monday in a statement released on their website.

26 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom, CNPC upgrade proposals on Russian gas supplies to China

Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) have agreed to upgrade proposals on Russian gas supplies to China, a statement by Gazprom announced on Monday.

26 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Cost of modernising key elements of Ukraine's gas transport system put at $5.3 bln

About $5.3 billion of investment may be needed to overhaul and modernise priority elements of Ukraine's gas transportation system, the Deputy Chief Executive of national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy, Vadim Chuprun, said on Thursday.

23 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC's Chongqing UGS facility to go online by June 2012

China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) underground gas storage (UGS) facility in Chongqing in south-west China is expected to begin operations by June 2012, state media reported on Friday.

23 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Supply security relies on joint forces

The consortiums behind the Nabucco and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline projects must join forces to bring Caspian gas to Europe by 2017, writes Andreas Walstad.

23 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco, TAP must join forces for security of supply

The consortiums behind the Nabucco and TAP pipeline projects must join forces to bring Caspian gas to Europe by 2017.

23 September 2011
Gerhard Roiss, OMV's CEO, would not rule out the possibility of Nabucco and TAP teaming up. (Nabucco) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco-TAP merger possible, OMV chief says

A joint venture between Nabucco and TAP – two competing pipeline projects that aims to bring Caspian gas to Europe by 2017 – cannot be ruled out and talks between the two consortiums are currently

22 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lietuvos dujos requests EU funds for gas pipeline from Klaipeda

Lithuania gas import and transport company Lietuvos dujos, which is controlled by Russian gas giant Gazprom and German company E.On Ruhrgas, has gone to the Lithuanian Agency for Supporting Business with a request for financing from the European Union, the company said in a press release on Thursday.

22 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Second phase of Jiangxi Province pipeline network begins limited operations

The second phase of Jiangxi Province's natural gas pipeline network has started limited operations, according to a statement released by the Jiangxi Energy Bureau (JEB) today.

21 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tariff for Sakhalin-Vladivostok gas pipeline does not cover Gazprom costs - FTS

The tariff for transporting gas through the new Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok trunk pipeline does not cover Gazprom's construction costs for the pipeline, the head of the Russian Federal Tariff Service (FTS), Sergei Novikov, told Interfax on Wednesday.

21 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sibur eyes gas projects in Vladivostock

Russia’s petrochemicals firm Sibur may take part in the construction of a gas refinery and a petrochemicals complex in Vladivostok for refining gas received via the Yakutia-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok pipeline, the general director of Sibur-Vostok, Denis Solomatin, told Interfax on Wednesday.

21 September 2011
Dar es Salaam is suffering frequent power blackouts amid an energy shortage. (Wikicommons) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tanzanian discussions with China at ‘preliminary’ stage as power crisis continues

A power crisis in Tanzania is putting pressure on the government to invest in new energy infrastructure. Talk of Chinese investment in the gas sector, however, may be overblown.

21 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Fuqing City spur taps gas supply from CNOOC's Putian LNG terminal

Fuqing City in China's Fujian Province has begun receiving natural gas from China National Offshore Oil Corp.'s (CNOOC) Putian City LNG terminal, the Fuqing municipal government announced on Monday.

20 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sakhalin-Vladivostok gas pipeline tariff set at $3.90/Mcm

The tariff for transporting gas through the new Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok gas pipeline has been set at $3.90 per thousand cubic metres (Mcm), per 100 km, according to Russian government and Federal Tariffs Service (FTS) documents.

20 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China energy investments in Belarus set to hit $3 bln

China investment in energy projects in Belarus, including those in the pipeline, is estimated to amount to $3 billion, the Belarus's energy ministry told Interfax on Tuesday.

20 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Yanukovich's visit to Ashgabat includes gas and pipeline talks

The Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich met his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Turkmenistan this month to discuss potential gas deliveries from Turkmenistan to Ukraine.

20 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EU gas demand must grow by 2% per year for South Stream to be profitable

In this guest article, Dr. Chi Kong Chyong, of the Electricity Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, looks at the profitability prospects of the pipeline and

19 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Hungary and Slovakia to build EU-backed gas interconnection

Hungary’s National Power Line Company (OVIT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 9 September with the Slovakian transmission system operator Eustream to construct a 115 km interconnector between Hungarian and Slovakian gas grids.

19 September 2011

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