Nord Stream 2 pipes arriving in Kotka, Finland. (Nord Stream 2, Axel Schmidt) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 backers shun Russia-EU legal deal

The developers of Nord Stream 2 do not share the European Commission’s view that a separate legal framework is needed for Russian infrastructure.

By Andreas Walstad 23 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CCNG wins exclusive gas pipeline operating rights in Jingbian

China City Natural Gas Co. Ltd (CCNG) has won exclusive 30-year rights to construct and operate gas pipelines in the Jingbian County of Yichun City, Jiangxi Province, its parent company China Oil & Gas Group announced on 1 August.

2 August 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

PetroChina unit breaks ground on Fushun City gas project

Fushun PetroChina Kunlun Gas Corp. (Kunlun Gas) began construction on 29 July of a RMB500 million ($77.7 million) project to supply natural gas to Liaoning Province's Fushun City, the municipal government announced on 31 July.

1 August 2011
The pipeline that reads ‘Turkmenistan – China’ on display in eastern Turkmenistan in August 2007. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkmenistan: reality does not match ambition

Although Turkmenistan’s natural gas production has remained stagnant over the past 10 years, the country appears ambitious in its hopes for export growth.

1 August 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Fifth gas pipeline attack in Egypt

The Egypt-Israel gas pipeline was attacked for a fifth time this year over the weekend, though the assault was repelled by security forces.

1 August 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Siemens to deliver eight 500 MW units for Xinjiang CTG project

Siemens, the German engineering conglomerate, has received orders for eight 500 megawatt coal gasification units for a Chinese coal-to-gas project (CTG), the firm announced on 27 July.

28 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Questions remain over Gazprom’s Blue Stream

Russia’s Energy Ministry and Gazprom are considering possible export duties on gas pumped through the Blue Stream pipeline.

28 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Hubei Energy to build four natural gas pipelines

Hubei energy Co. Ltd plans to invest RMB 1.53 billion ($236.84 million) in four natural gas pipelines, the company announced yesterday 27 July.

28 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Yamal-Europe gas pipeline to be unbundled by September

The Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline to transport 30 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year from the Western Siberia to Europe, will open for Third-Party Access by September, Jan Chadam, CEO of Gaz-System, told Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita on 7 July.

27 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Transneft net profits soar 152%

Net profits at Russian oil pipeline company Transneft increased 152% to 84.9 billion rubles ($30.9 billion) in the first quarter of this year, boosted by the sale of its controlling interest in Primorsk Commercial Seaport LLC, the company reported.

27 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China’s West-East pipelines 2011 capacity estimated at 28.6 bcm

China's West-East pipelines (WEP I and II) are expected to transmit an aggregate of 28.6 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas this year, the government of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region said on Tuesday.

27 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Will South Stream exclude third-party access obligations in Bulgaria?

On 14 July, the Bulgarian News Agency reported that Bulgarian Energy Minister Traycho Traykov announced Bulgaria’s exemption from Third Party Access (TPA) for the South Stream and Nabucco gas pipeline projects.

27 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

El Paso seeks permission to launch Ruby pipeline

US gas transportation company El Paso Corporation has asked for regulatory approval to begin operating its new 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (42.5 million cubic metres per day) Ruby pipeline in the western United States on Wednesday, according to a news report today.

26 July 2011
Flames rise over the al-Sabil natural gas terminal after an explosion near in Egypt, 50 km from the border with Israel, on 27 April. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

The future for Egypt and the Arab gas pipeline

The Arab Gas Pipeline was designed to meet the Levant’s gas deficit, but a shortage of Egyptian gas means that the region will now have to look elsewhere.

25 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran inks pipeline deal with Iraq and Syria

Iran, Iraq and Syria will sign a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) today for the transit of Iranian gas from the country's South Pars gas field into Europe via Lebanon and Mediterranean Sea, according to a press statement by National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC).

25 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Saipem to build new Niger Delta pipeline in Nigeria

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem has signed a deal with Nigeria’s Shell Petroleum Development Company for the construction of a pipeline that will carry supplies from the Niger Delta, Saipem announced today.

25 July 2011
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in happier times, meeting in August 2010 in Rome. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ready to dump long-time European partners, Gaddafi courts new allies

As the conflict continues in Libya, existing contracts for oil and gas are being torn up, and new relationships are being forged.

25 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Peruvian pipeline expansion receives boost

Peru's government has approved an environmental impact study for a consortium’s plan to expand a pipeline from the Camisea field to the country's coast.

22 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Construction wraps up WEP II branch to Tieling City

Construction of a natural gas pipeline linking Tieling City in Liaoning Province to the second West-East Pipeline (WEP II) was completed this week. WEP II became fully operational in mid-June.

22 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC to build $805 million gas pipeline network in South China

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) plans to build an RMB 5.2 billion ($805 million) natural gas pipeline network in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in the south near the Vietnam border.

21 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkmenistan starts up gas sales to China

Turkmenistan has started to sell gas to China through the eastern section of China’s second West-East pipeline, which runs to Guangzhou.

21 July 2011

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