Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas to Power

Second new gas-fired plant announced for Poland

Polish state gas company PGNiG announced on Wednesday that it is planning to develop a new gas-fired power plant, just over two weeks after breaking ground at a similar scheme in Stalowa Wola.

19 December 2012
Storage

TAQA sells 3 TWh of long-term storage capacity for Bergermeer

TAQA has announced it has completed its 2012 open season with the sale of 3 TWh of long-term storage capacity for its Bergermeer facility.

18 December 2012
Gas to Power

E.on Energy Projects, Wingas building CCHP

E.On Energy Projects and Wingas are building a highly efficient combined heat and power plant at the landing terminal of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea Pipeline in Lubmin near Greifswald in Germany

18 December 2012
Pipelines

Yemen LNG pipeline blown up

The gas pipeline that supplies the 6.7 mtpa Yemen LNG plant in the Gulf of Aden was blown up again on Sunday.

17 December 2012
Gas to Power

Turkey inches towards energy market liberalisation with sale of BEDAS – report

Turkey’s largest regional power distribution company, Bogaziçi Electricity Distribution, has been sold to a consortium of three construction companies – Cengiz-Kolin-Limak Ortak Girisim Grubu – for $1.96 billion, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

17 December 2012
Gas to Power

Nanshan Power to sign gas purchase contract with CNOOC

Shenzhen Nanshan Power announced on Saturday that it plans to sign a contract to purchase LNG from China National Offshore Oil Corp.’s subsidiary in Guangdong province for the next five years.

17 December 2012
Pipelines

Bulgarian and Serbian PMs agree EU-backed interconnector deal

The prime ministers of Bulgaria and Serbia have signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline between their two national networks during a summit in Brussels, as part of a strategy to mitigate the impact of supply disruptions.

17 December 2012
Pipelines

Uzbekistan to spend $3 bln worth of foreign investment in 2013

Uzbekistan plans to spend $3.017 billion worth of foreign investment on 151 projects next year, a source in government circles has told Interfax.

14 December 2012
Gas to Power

CLP fails to blunt criticism over tariff hikes

Hong Kong’s largest utility continues to face scrutiny over its plans to increase its gas mix, despite a lower-than-expected tariff hike for next year.

14 December 2012
Gas to Power

Brazil seeks to slash prices

Finance minister Guido Mantega said that the shale glut in the United States had brought down global gas prices, which made the need for action in Brazil more urgent.

13 December 2012
Gas to Power

Irsching 5 CHP plant granted extension

Germany’s Irsching 5 combined heat and power plant has been granted an extension to stay online until March 2013 by its operators despite their willingness to mothball the plant given its lack of profitability.

12 December 2012
Pipelines

Russian Energy Minister and European Energy Commissioner to meet in Cyprus

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger will hold a bilateral meeting in Cyprus on Wednesday, the European Commission has reported on its website.

12 December 2012
Pipelines

Gas pipeline explosion levels homes

A 20 inch gas transmission pipeline - operated by NiSource gas distribution company Columbia Gas - exploded near Sissonville, West Virginia on Tuesday, destroying several homes and closing a major road.

12 December 2012
Gas to Power

ExxonMobil outlook sees gas as fastest-growing fuel

Gas will be the fastest-growing major global fuel by 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.

11 December 2012
Pipelines

Gazprom may build second branch of Yamal-Europe pipeline - Lukashenko

Gazprom is interested in building a second branch of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said, in reference to a recent conversation with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.

11 December 2012
Pipelines

TNK-BP to invest up to $1.2 bln in pipeline replacement over 10 years

TNK-BP will invest up to $1.2 billion in pipeline replacement over 10 years, Elena Kompasenko, the company's vice president for health, safety and the environment, told journalists on Tuesday.

11 December 2012
Pipelines

CNPC breaks ground on Yunnan spur of China-Myanmar line

State-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) announced on Monday that it has broken ground on a spur of the China-Myanmar gas pipeline in the landlocked Chinese province of Yunnan.

11 December 2012
Gas to Power

Tamar closes $400 mln supply contract with Alon Gat Energy

The Tamar gas consortium closed a 15-year gas supply agreement with Alon Gat Energy Center, a unit of Dor Alon, on Sunday.

10 December 2012
Pipelines

Gazprom offers China new Western route gas price, could up Eastern supplies

Gazprom and China continue negotiations on gas supplies, and has not ruled out increasing supplies along the Eastern route.

10 December 2012
Pipelines

South Stream construction begins at Black Sea ceremony

The first two sections of the South Stream gas pipeline were welded at a ceremony near Anapa on the Russian Black Sea coast on Friday.

10 December 2012

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