The Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant in Germany. (E.On) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Picking winners and losers in EU electricity

Industry is speaking out against proposed regulations that would effectively squeeze coal out of capacity mechanisms, calling for such decisions to be left to the markets.

By The Wildcat 21 April 2017
A general view of the city of Damascus, Syria. The Syrian energy ministry expects gas production to increase to more than 13 bcm in 2011. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Syria’s plans to become regional gas hub fall short

In the context of the past few years, Syria has enjoyed a dramatic surge in gas output in the past 18 months.

3 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iberdrola, BP sign LNG supply agreement

Spanish utility Iberdrola has signed a 10-year LNG supply contract with British Petroleum (BP) starting in 2012, Iberdrola said on Wednesday.

1 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco transit countries to sign project support agreements

The five transit countries of the planned 31 billion cubic metres per year Nabucco gas pipeline will sign project support agreements (PSAs) for the project on 8 June, Vienna-based Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH (NIC) said on Wednesday.

1 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iraq and EU sign partnership to import gas into Europe

Iraq has committed to the long-term export of gas into Europe as part of an “enhanced strategic energy partnership”, signed in Brussels on 26 May.

31 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan power projects connect to grid

Two new power stations have been connected to the grid in Pakistan, the 177 megawatt Fauji Dharki gas-fired plant and the 214 MW Hubco Narowal oil-fired plant, local newspaper The Daily Times reported today.

31 May 2011
While Oettinger pledged to support South Stream in its administrative processes in the EU, he questioned the practicality of the project. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oettinger raises questions over South Stream project

The European Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, this week raised questions over Gazprom’s proposed 63 bcm/year South Stream gas pipeline to Europe and asked whether the state monopoly planned to allow all shippers to book capacity on the pipeline as required by European Union law.

31 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NNPC sets up gas pipeline committee

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission have set up a committee to oversee development of the Calabar-Ajaokuta-Kano gas pipeline, local newspaper The Nation reported.

27 May 2011
Riot in Barcelona Place, Tunisia, May 2011. Algeria was one of the few countries to prevent such serious uprisings. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian gas and the risk of contagion from Arab revolutions

With the revolution in neighbouring Tunisia, Algeria was at the top of many observers’ “contagion” watch list, especially following the start of a wave of nationwide protests on 5 January.

25 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom boosts underground gas storage expansion

Gazprom plans to spend around 250 billion rubles ($8.81 billion) over the next four years to develop its underground gas storage (UGS) system. The deputy head of Gazprom UGS, Alexei Zubarev, said at a Russian underground gas storage conference this week.

25 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iraq signs deal to import 25 MMcm/d of Iran gas

Iraq's electricity ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding to import 25 million cubic metres of gas per day from Iran, a spokesperson for the ministry said on Sunday, 22 May.

23 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Zhejiang Province begins work on pipeline to transmit gas from Ningbo terminal

Eastern China’s Zhejiang Province began construction of a pipeline to transmit gas from the LNG terminal located at the port city of Ningbo to other cities in the province, state media reported today.

19 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom increases 2011 gas exports

Gazprom has increased its gas-export target for 2011 from 151.5 billion cubic metres to 155 bcm, the company’s deputy CEO, Alexander Medvedev, said at the European Gas Storage Conference.

19 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oman fails to source additional gas from Qatar

Qatar’s Dolphin Energy will not supply additional natural gas to Oman via the Dolphin pipeline, Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Oman’s minister of oil and gas, told reporters in Muscat on Thursday.

19 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bergermeer gas storage facility to start up in 2014

The development of the 4.1 billion cubic metre Bergermeer gas storage facility in the Netherlands has been approved by the Dutch authorities and is scheduled to start full commercial operations in 2014, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), said on 17 May.

18 May 2011
Anne-Sophie Corbeau, senior gas expert at the International Energy Agency. (IEA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Interview: IEA’s Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Anne-Sophie Corbeau, senior gas expert at the International Energy Agency, discusses the development of Brazil’s gas market, the increase in LNG imports and the difficulties of attracting private investment into the fast-growing domestic gas sector.

17 May 2011
The EBRD will evaluate the issue of shale gas in detail before committing to any investment. (EBRD/Andy Lane) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Interview: EBRD's Riccardo Puliti

Riccardo Puliti, managing director of energy and natural resources for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, discusses European shale gas developments, the Nabucco pipeline and the impact of Japan’s nuclear crisis on European gas demand.

11 May 2011

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