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

Gazprom eyes power generation projects in Japan

Russian energy giant Gazprom is seeking to join power generation projects in Japan following talks with the heads of Japanese power companies Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Tepco, Gazprom’s Deputy Chief Executive Alexander Medvedev said in a statement on Thursday.

27 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom studies Kovykta resources in Chayanda project

Russian gas giant Gazprom is laying the groundwork for investment in the opening of the Kovykta gas condensate deposit as part of the development of the Chayanda oil and gas condensate field.

26 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkey, Azerbaijan sign long-awaited gas transit agreement

Turkey and Azerbaijan signed a long-awaited agreement on Tuesday to allow the transit of some 10 billion cubic metres of Azeri gas to Europe, resolving one of the final obstacles preventing the opening of a southern corridor to allow gas to flow from the Caspian to the European Union.

26 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC releases WEP II supply figures for Jiangxi Province

East China's Jiangxi Province has received 960,000 cubic metres (33.9 million cubic feet) of gas from the second West-East Gas Pipeline (WEP II) since operations commenced on 29 September, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) announced on Wednesday.

26 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

South Xinjiang increases gas purchases from Tarim Oilfield

The five states of southern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have upped purchases of gas from the Tarim Oilfield to meet rising demand, the oilfield's operator PetroChina Tarim Oilfield disclosed on Wednesday.

26 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EC refuses to sign cross-border project agreement

The European Commission has rejected the idea of signing an intergovernmental agreement with Russia to establish the legal framework for trans-border energy projects, including the South Stream gas pipeline project, a source in the Energy Ministry told Interfax on Tuesday.

25 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Zhangjiakou sets retail prices for gas sourced from Shaan-Jing Gas Pipeline

Zhangjiakou City in Hebei Province has finalised the retail price of natural gas sourced from China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) 1st Shaan-Jing Gas Pipeline (SJP 1), the Zhangjiakou Municipal Pricing Bureau announced on Tuesday.

25 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sinoma to expand composite gas cylinder production capacity

Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed Sinoma Science & Technology, a fibre composite product manufacturer, has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the Xinjin county government in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, to build a natural gas cylinder production base, the company announced on Monday.

25 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EGAS resumes gas flows to Israel, but unwilling to pay compensation for disruptions

Egyptian natural gas supplies to Jordan and Egypt have restarted, Osama Kamal El Din, the general manager of natural gas and energy studies at Egypt’s state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co (EGAS) told Interfax on Tuesday.

25 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Foreigners will be actively involved in Eastern Gas Program - Shmatko

Russia is ready to intensify talks with foreign companies on implementing the updated Eastern Gas Program, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko told journalists on Monday.

24 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Greek minister lobbies lobby for ITGI project in Baku

The implementation of the ITGI (Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy) pipeline project could open the way for strategic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Greece, Greece's Environment, Energy, and Climate Change Minister George Papaconstantinou said on Monday.

24 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China's gas imports poised to rise over next few years - CNCET

China's gas imports are expected to grow over the next few years as the country's demand for the clean burning fuel increases and domestic energy companies continue to seek out additional supplies, an official with China National Chemical Economic & Technical Development Centre said at an industry conference in Beijing on Thursday.

21 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Third Nord Stream line unlikely

A third line extension to Gazprom's Nord Stream natural gas pipeline is unlikely to become a reality despite Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin suggesting it was a development option earlier this year, Interfax has learned

21 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nanjing faces average monthly gas shortages of 8 MMcm this winter

Nanjing Towngas, the gas distributor for Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, has warned that the city faces average monthly gas shortages of 8 million cubic meters (282.5 million cubic feet) this winter.

21 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gaddafi death creates uncertainty for oil & gas sector

The death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has left many questioning the future of the country’s ever-important oil and gas industry, as the country struggles for post-dictatorship unity.

21 October 2011
An aerial view of first LNG carrier docking at Gate LNG terminal, June 2011. (Gate LNG) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gasunie CEO looks to create European gas hub

Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie has ambitious plans to build a “European gas roundabout” in the Netherlands to handle pipeline gas and LNG imports. Interfax caught up with the company’s Chief Ex

20 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shanxi Province gas distributor to receive discounted gas via WEP

Shanxi Compress Natural Gas (Shanxi CNG), a local gas distributor in Shanxi Province's Linyi and Yongji counties, will receive discounted natural gas from China National Petroleum Corp's (CNPC) West-East Natural Gas Pipeline (WEP) through the end of the year, the Shanxi Provincial Pricing Bureau announced on Wednesday.

20 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EC urges industry to move away from oil-indexed supply contracts

The gas industry needs to move away from oil-indexation in long-term supply contracts if gas is to remain a competitive fuel for electricity generation, the European Commission (EC) said in a draft document obtained by Energy Monitor on Tuesday.

20 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

New pipeline raises prospects of Amazon exports

Brazilian state-controlled company Petrobras has won regulatory approval for a 140 km pipeline linking the Juruá gas field deep in the Amazon rainforest to the Urucu hub near the city of Manaus.

19 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ashgabat slams Russia’s bid to hinder Caspian pipeline projects

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry has criticised what it says is Moscow’s opposition to the creation of a natural gas supply route to Europe.

19 October 2011

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