The Tesla Model X. The UK will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. (Tesla) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas ruled out from powering UK’s new electric cars

The UK’s ban on new fossil fuel-powered cars from 2040 will increase power demand, but new generation will mainly come from renewables, analysts say.

By Silvia Favasuli 27 July 2017
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
Australia is lacking in underground gas storage facilities, which are key for a mature gas supply industry. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas storage is the missing link in Australian CBM-LNG projects

Eastern Australia’s coal-bed methane output, LNG exports and gas-fired power generation are all rising quickly. So far, however, investors appear to be ignoring the growing value of gas storage capacity.

8 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC invites EPC bids for western section of WEP III

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is inviting bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the third West-East Gas Pipeline's (WEP III) western section, Huang Changming, a CNPC official, confirmed to Interfax on Thursday.

8 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China approves first home-grown pipeline compressor

China's first home-grown compressor unit for long-distance gas pipelines has passed final checks by the National Energy Administration, demonstrating that the country now has the core competency to produce a vital component of gas transmission networks.

7 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

A deal to improve European energy security

Interfax speaks to Katja Yafimava, research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, about the recent deal between Gazprom and Beltransgas that secured the Russian company full ownership of Belarus’ transit network, while also reducing the price Belarus pays for Russian gas.

7 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Details of China's gas pricing reforms trickle out

China's natural gas pricing structure may undergo changes that will see the price of gas pegged to a basket of other fuels and determined by the transmission distances, the state-controlled China Securities Journal reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.

6 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oman still ‘a long way off’ importing Iranian gas

Oman’s plans to start importing from Iran have stalled again. Oman is a “long way…from importing gas from anywhere," Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Ruhmy, Oman’s minister for oil and gas, told Interfax at the sidelines of the World Petroleum Congress, in Doha, on Monday.

6 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oettinger gives up primacy of Nabucco

In a closed meeting with ministers of Southern Gas Corridor countries on Thursday, EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger asked the ministers to unanimously support whichever of the competing Europ

5 December 2011
Zoran Milanović, leader of the Social Democrats, celebrates the Kukuriku coalition’s victory in Croatia’s elections. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

New government keeps Croatia’s gas options open

After years of stalling investment in pipeline, storage and LNG infrastructure, Croatia's newly elected Kukuriku coalition has pledged to push the country's long-delayed import projects forward

5 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPE gets green light to expand gas-fired power plant in Dongguan

China New Power Energy Development (CNPE) has received approval from the Guangdong provincial arm of the National Development and Reform Commission to expand the installed capacity of a gas-fired powe

5 December 2011
Smiles all round at the launch of phase 1 of Nord Stream in Lubmin, Germany on 8 November. (Nord Stream) Pipelines, Storage & Power

What does Nord Stream mean for Europe?

Interfax spoke to regional experts to assess the role Nord Stream will play in four pivotal counties - Germany, Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic - in Central and Eastern Europe.

1 December 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China's energy giants secure role in Guangdong's pipeline plan

The Guangdong provincial government released a long-awaited construction and operation plan on Tuesday for the province's gas pipeline network.

30 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco and White Stream

Europe could improve its supply situation by developing the Nabucco and White Stream pipelines in tandem, said White Stream chairman Roberto Pirani, according to a report in Reuters.

30 November 2011
A map showing the possible extensions of the Antonio Ricuarte pipeline. (Interfax) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Proposed pipeline extension is boon for Venezuela’s regional ambitions

A decision to extend the Trans-Caribbean pipeline between Colombia and Venezuela to neighbouring Ecuador and Panama is a significant breakthrough for Caracas, which finally appears poised to take adva

29 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom streamlines pipeline strategy

Gazprom has agreed on a price formula to buy large-diameter pipes from domestic producers including TMK, OMK’s Vyksa Steel Works, ChelPipe and Severstal, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

29 November 2011

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