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A coda to BG’s sour Argentine tango

Argentine state-controlled company YPF took formal control of Metrogas this week, ending an unhappy 15 years of involvement in Latin America’s largest gas distributor for UK-based BG Group.

8 May 2013
Gas to Power

Sonatrach to pay out over gas price dispute with Edison

Edison will pay a lower price for the gas it receives from Algeria’s Sonatrach after a panel of international arbitrators ruled in favour of the Italian energy company last week.

3 May 2013
Pipelines

WAGP misses restart deadline

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) has missed a restart deadline and is unlikely to start normal operations before next month.

3 May 2013
Gas to Power

Jordan’s power sector in crisis

Jordan’s already strained power system is buckling under the pressure of an influx of Syrian refugees and the government will need to take drastic action to avert major blackouts this summer.

30 April 2013
Gas to Power

Japan eases rules on coal power

The Japanese government is moving towards easing the environmental rules on coal-fired power plants, opening the way for the country’s struggling utilities to cut their reliance on expensive LNG and oil.

29 April 2013
Gas to Power

Rains bring relief for Brazil

Relief may be in store for Brazil’s cash-strapped government. Some of the country’s ‘back-up’ thermoelectric plants, which have covered a hydropower production shortfall during this year’s drought, are likely to come offline by June because of recent heavy rain.

24 April 2013
Gas to Power

Pertamina developing ‘mini’ LNG plants for power generation

Pertamina is considering building small-scale LNG plants to encourage power plants in eastern Indonesia to switch from diesel-fuelled power to gas, while saving on the cost of building a pipeline network in the region.

22 April 2013
Pipelines

Gazprom and Japan discuss Vladivostok LNG

Talks are underway between Gazprom and Japan over exports from Vladivostok LNG. The Russian major needs to secure a deal and, while there is a chance the Japanese will sign, Gazprom may face difficulties.

17 April 2013
Gas to Power

Gas to close Tanzania supply deficit – World Bank

Tanzania will close its electricity supply gap with gas-fired power by the end of 2014, the World Bank’s Tanzania Country Manager Phillipe Dongier tells Interfax.

16 April 2013
Gas to Power

CNOOC on track to meet 2015 gas power capacity target

China National Offshore Oil Corp.’s (CNOOC’s) installed natural gas-fired power generation capacity will surpass 7 GW next year, when it launches five gas-fired power generation units, the company recently announced.

16 April 2013
Pipelines

Thiess starts construction of 4.3 km tunnel for GLNG

Australian contractor Thiess has started building the 4.3 km tunnel to encase the underground gas transmission pipeline that will connect the Santos-operated Gladstone LNG plant on Curtis Island to the mainland, Thiess said on Monday.

16 April 2013
Pipelines

RWE announces sale of Nabucco stake

RWE has at last confirmed the sale of its stake in the Nabucco West pipeline to OMV. The change in shareholders looks unlikely to cause trouble, but the pipe faces other problems.

15 April 2013
Pipelines

Russia, Germany to ask commission to exempt OPAL from Third Energy Package – Novak

Russia and Germany have agreed to submit a request to the European Commission to exempt the OPAL branch of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from the Third Energy Package, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 television channel.

12 April 2013
Gas to Power

France’s GDF Suez to mothball three gas-fired power plants

GDF Suez is set to mothball three gas-fired power plants in France, according to local media reports – a move emblematic of the plight facing gas-fired power generators across continental Europe.

11 April 2013
Storage

UK government rejects Preesall storage project

The UK government has rejected plans for a 900 million cubic metre underground gas storage facility at Preesall in the north of England.

10 April 2013
Pipelines

All still to play for as TAP and Nabucco await decision

The race is tight between TAP and Nabucco West in the countdown to a decision over which pipeline will take gas from Shah Deniz 2 in the Caspian to Europe.

10 April 2013
Pipelines

EU rules focus Russia’s gaze on liberalised exports

The Russian government is reportedly considering far-reaching changes to its European strategy, in what could be a big shake-up to the status quo.

10 April 2013
Pipelines

Putin’s Dutch trip yields deals for Gazprom

The arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Amsterdam on Monday was met by noisy protests from Dutch activists, but behind closed doors the trip appeared to go according to plan for Gazprom, whose Chief Executive Alexei Miller signed a pair of energy tie-ups with Shell and Dutch transmission system operator Gasunie.

9 April 2013
Gas to Power

Future hazy for gas to power

Uncertainty lingers around the European gas-to-power industry as many projects have proven economically unviable.

9 April 2013
Gas to Power

Indonesia allocates more gas to power plants

Indonesian upstream regulator SKKMigas has approved the production of gas from a field in East Kalimantan, in an effort to increase the supply of to state-controlled power company PLN.

9 April 2013

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