Inside WEP II. China’s oil and gas majors must separate out their pipeline businesses. (CNPC) Pipelines, Storage & Power

China treading cautiously on oil and gas reforms

China’s recently released guidelines for oil and gas reform have been criticised for failing to move the needle, but one expert argues they’ve fulfilled their purpose.

By Colin Shek 21 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kunlun gets nod to acquire 60% stake in gas distributor

Kunlun Energy has won approval from China's Ministry of Commerce to acquire a 60% stake in PetroChina Beijing Gas Pipeline from PetroChina, Kunlun Energy announced on Tuesday.

21 December 2011
A pipeline under construction. (Nabucco) Pipelines, Storage & Power

US still supports Nabucco, but it must be commercially viable - Morningstar

Richard Morningstar is the United States Envoy for Eurasian Energy, reporting directly to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Interfax interviewed him this month about US energy policy in Europe, Russi

21 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Logbaba starts commercial gas production

London-listed Victoria Oil and Gas announced the first commercial gas production from the Logbaba project in Cameroon on Tuesday, meeting the deadline it set itself to start production before the end of the year.

20 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC pipeline network operations to be drawn along region lines

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is dividing operational responsibility for its long-distance gas pipelines among five subsidiaries, designating operational control along regional lines, CNPC announced on Monday.

20 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Undersea pipeline leak halts CNOOC operations

China National Offshore Oil Corp Ltd. (CNOOC Ltd.) halted operations at two offshore platforms near Hong Kong on Monday due to a leaking undersea gas pipeline attached to the Zhuhai terminal, the company said in a statement on Monday.

20 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Statoil, Vattenfall line up for Bergermeer storage project

Three companies, including Norwegian major Statoil and Swedish utility Vattenfall, have secured storage capacity at Abu Dhabi National Energy Company’s (TAQA) €800 million ($1.1 billion) Bergermee

19 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC advances third phase of Central Asia cross-border pipeline

Construction began on Thursday on the Uzbek section of the Central Asia-China Natural Gas Pipeline's (CACP) third trunk line, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), a partner on the project, announced on Friday.

16 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Colombian exports to Venezuela expire this month

Colombia’s contract for gas exports to Venezuela through the Trans-Caribbean Pipeline terminates this month, and an agreement to reverse flows in 2012 is unlikely, Interfax has learned.

15 December 2011
The overall goal is to decarbonise the EU economy to “near-zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. (Corbis) Pipelines, Storage & Power

No future for gas to power without CCS - Oettinger

Gas-fired power generation will not have a long-term future in Europe unless carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is developed on a commercial scale, according to the EU’s Commissioner for En

15 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC begins second phase of Turkmen gas project

Construction has begun on the second phase of the Sino-Turkmen Amu Darya gas project in Turkmenistan, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), a partner in the project, announced on Thursday.

15 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shmatko urges Eastern Gas Programme as priority over LNG

Pumping gas from Russia’s Sakhalin fields into the Sakhalin-Vladivostok-Khabarovsk pipeline must take priority over supplies to the Sakhalin-2 LNG plant, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko told Interfax on Wednesday.

14 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Henan Province's Luoyang City to begin receiving WEP II gas in March

Luoyang City in Henan Province will begin receiving gas from the second West-East Gas Pipeline (WEP II) in March 2012 once a connecting pipeline has undergone three months of pre-commission checks, state-run Luoyang Daily reported on Wednesday.

14 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Huge Peru downstream projects snag on uncertainty

Downstream projects in Peru appear to be the first victims of the country’s complicated energy regulation and uncertain gas reserves.

13 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Analyst casts doubt on Venezuela’s integration dream

Interfax has learned that Venezuela is unlikely to realise its plan to extend a pipeline connection with Colombia on to Ecuador, because of unrealistic economics and logistics.

13 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream shuts for maintenance

The newly launched Nord Stream pipeline that links Russia and Germany was shut down for two days on Tuesday for maintenance work on Gazprom’s connecting pipeline and safety checks on the German side, the Nord Stream consortium announced on Monday.

13 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom confident of Turkey South Stream decision by year-end

Gazprom is confident that a deal with Turkey on the South Stream pipeline, planned to cross its territorial waters, will be finalised soon

13 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Azerbaijan postpones Shah Deniz export route decision

The Shah Deniz consortium, responsible for selecting a route to export Azerbaijani gas to Europe, will delay its decision on the matter until March 2012, the head of State Oil Company of the Azerbaija

13 December 2011
Mexico's proposed pipelines and compression stations. (Interfax) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Red tape snarls Mexico’s pipeline ambitions

Overbearing bureaucracy is the main risk to Mexico’s huge $10.4 billion initiative to construct 4,500 km of new pipelines

12 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Brazil’s steady growth threatens Bolivian exports

Bolivia’s long-term gas exports to Brazil are under threat from the steady rise in domestic production in Latin America’s biggest economy.

12 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shah Deniz consortium to decide gas-to-Europe export route by April

The Shah Deniz consortium will select a route for exporting Azerbaijani gas to Europe before the end of the first quarter of next year, the head of State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR

12 December 2011

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