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Germany puts energy debate on hold

German parties are split over their future energy plans but seem to be avoiding discussing it until after the election.

By Annemarie Botzki 22 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Queensland’s LNG to sap growth in gas-fired power generation

Uncertainty over the carbon tax policy and rising prices because of planned LNG projects mean the future role of gas in Australian power generation is by no means assured, according to a joint study by Standard & Poor’s and carbon and clean energy analytics firm RepuTex.

25 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pipe producer Chu Kong’s profit jumps 228%

In a further sign of China’s push to expand the country’s natural gas distribution network, longitudinal submerged arc welded pipe producer Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings posted a 228.5% jump in profits in 2011, according to results released on Monday.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco cagey on MOL cost concerns

Uncertainties facing the Nabucco pipeline project raised by Victor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, and his country’s representative in the consortium have been met coolly by the project company.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Taiyuan city pipeline set for expansion

Taiyuan, capital of northern China’s Shanxi Province, will spend more than RMB 3 billion ($475.57 million) this year to expand its gas pipeline network, a source with the local arm of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) told Interfax on Tuesday.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum gas pipeline to double capacity

The throughput capacity of the Southern Caucasus Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum (BTE) trunk pipeline will be expanded to 37 billion cubic metres per year, Azerbaijan's Minister of Industry and Energy Natik Aliyev told Interfax on Tuesday.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Azerbaijan may provide gas transit to Turkmenistan

Azerbaijan is prepared to set up a favourable regime for the transit of Turkmen gas through its territory, Azerbaijan's Industry and Energy Minister Natik Aliyev told reporters on Wednesday. The planned 300-km pipeline is to stretch from Turkmenistan's Caspian shore to Azerbaijan's, where it will be linked to the Southern Gas Corridor.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Egypt-Israel gas supply contract terminated

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company has finally cancelled the politically controversial long-term gas supply contract to Israel. The move has raised questions about the deteriorating relations between Egypt and Israel, and over Cairo’s commitment to its other export agreements.

23 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Onshore South Stream to be built before southern section

Gazprom and Eni have agreed to build the northern onshore branch of the South Stream gas pipeline before the southern section, which will be laid across the Adriatic sea to Italy, Eni Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni told a press conference on Friday.

20 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power firms balk at Guangzhou shift to gas power – report

Guangzhou City’s bid to replace coal with gas in its energy mix has met strong resistance from local thermal power producers, according to a state media report.

20 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Alstom signs $65.3 mln contract with Iraq ministry

Alstom has signed a $65.3 million contract with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity for the rehabilitation of two units at Khor al-Zubair gas-fired power station in Basra, Construction Week reported on Thursday.

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nederlandse Gasunie seeks investment for pipeline upgrade

Dutch developer Nederlandse Gasunie will seek investment from pension funds for the upgrade of pipeline infrastructure, Reuters quoted the company’s Chief Executive Paul van Gelder as saying on Wednesday.

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream phase two gas supplies to begin in October

Commercial gas supplies along phase two of the Nord Stream gas pipeline will begin in October, Alexei Miller, chief executive of Gazprom, said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom boosts Ukraine transit after stoppage in Nord Stream operations

A planned two-week shutdown of the Nord Stream gas pipeline has meant an increase in the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, which is a less desirable route now for Gazprom.

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Belarusian parliament ratifies gas pricing agreement with Russia

The Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus on Wednesday ratified an intergovernmental agreement with Russia governing the setting of prices (rates) for supplies of natural gas to the country and its transshipment via Belarusian pipelines.

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

India building more pipelines to match higher production, import targets

India is working to more than double its gas pipeline network by the end of its 12th five-year plan in 2017, to keep up with an anticipated sharp rise in gas consumption from industrial users, power generators, households and the automotive sector.

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iraq urged towards a more flexible EPC model

Iraq adopted EPC lump-sum contracts as a quick-fix for power project tenders. But the country’s unpredictable operating environment requires a more flexible system, contractors say

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Export route for Shah Deniz gas to be chosen in 2013

The Shah Deniz consortium plans to decide on the route for exporting gas from the Shah Deniz field to Europe in 2013, BP-Azerbaijan said in a statement

18 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas leak shuts Nigerian Total plant

French company Total has shut down its Obite gas production facilities in the recently upgraded OML 58 in Nigeria’s Rivers State because of a gas leak.

18 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom discusses South Stream status in Hungary

Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller spoke to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday about giving the South Stream gas pipeline project national importance status, the company reported.

18 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom may invest $40.7 mln in Nenets gasification

Gazprom has proposed to invest RUB 1.2 billion ($40.7 million) in infrastructure in the Nenets Autonomous District as part of the region’s gasification programme, the regional administration said in a press release.

18 April 2012

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