Lower spot gas prices and a recent rebound in electricity prices helped RWE boost profit margins. (RWE) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Utilities take stock as German election looms

Whichever party takes office in Berlin in the autumn will face pressing challenges to overcome security of supply concerns in the wake of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.

By Andreas Walstad 16 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

United States envoy suggests pipeline project alternatives to Nabucco

Although the United States supports the 3,900 km EU-backed Nabucco pipeline project, the US Secretary of State’s envoy for Eurasian energy matters, Richard Morningstar told a Baku news conference there are concerns over the economics of the €10 billion ($13.4 billion) project, and a cheaper alternative to Nabucco may be a better choice to deliv

16 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Regional power line boosts LNG import prospects

Central America will be closer to becoming a natural gas user when the first regional power interconnector launches next year. But experts warn better power market integration will be required to make LNG imports in the energy poor region financially feasible.

15 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC completes construction of Jiangsu’s second UGS facility

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has completed construction of its Liuzhuang underground gas storage (UGS) facility in Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province, the company announced on 9 November.

14 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Volume of Russian gas deliveries to China will be comparable with European - Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev believes that in the future Russia will be able to sell the same amount of gas to China as it sells to Europe.

14 November 2011
Existing and proposed gas pipelines across Europe. (Interfax) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Izmir agreements force Shah-Deniz to take stock

Shareholders in the Shah-Deniz 2 project have entered the final stage of decision-making, following Turkey-Azerbaijan transit agreements.

11 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kunlun Energy unit to distribute Sino-Myanmar pipeline gas in Sichuan

Gas piped through the Sino-Myanmar pipeline is set to be distributed in Panzhihua City in southern Sichuan Province by a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Kunlun Energy.

11 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

RWE announces changes to some gas contracts

German energy company RWE has announced changes to the terms of a number of contracts with gas suppliers.

11 November 2011
Egypt’s gas export pipeline has been repeatedly hit by attacks since February. (Interfax) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sixth attack on Egyptian gas pipeline halts flows to Israel and Jordan

A new attack on Egypt’s gas export pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday has halted the flow of Egyptian gas into Israel and Jordan.

10 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas unlikely to overtake coal as India’s primary power fuel

With Indian gas- and coal-fired power producers suffering from shortages of both fuels and oil prices making it too expensive to import crude for oil-fuelled generators, the government has intensified its focus on boosting gas imports and production.

10 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC's Southwestern Gansu Gas Pipeline enters test mode

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has begun testing the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture section of its Southwestern Gansu Gas Pipeline (SGGP) in Gansu Province, the Linxia municipal government announced on Thursday.

10 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC eyes development of China's first aquifer gas storage facility

PetroChina Dagang Oilfield Co. is studying the possibility of using an aquifer in Tianjin Municipality to store gas, a development that would be a first in China, Liu Yanping, director of PetroChina Dagang's Drilling and Exploration Institute, told Interfax on Thursday.

10 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sinopec Group boosts Daniudi transmission capacity

A third pipeline linking the Daniudi gas field with the Yulin-Jinan pipeline network went online on Monday, boosting the gas field's annual transmission capacity to 3.5 billion cubic metres, Sinopec, the field's operator, announced via a bulletin on its official website on Thursday.

10 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Restart of Libyan gas supply to have no impact on Gazprom's deliveries

The restart of Libyan gas supply to Italy will have no impact on Gazprom's total deliveries, the deputy CEO of Gazprom Export, Sergei Chelpanov, said during a conference call for investors on Wednesday.

10 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom inks deals to deliver 22 bcm via 2nd Nord Stream line

Gazprom has signed contracts to transport 22 billion cubic metres of gas through the second strand of the Nord Stream pipeline, Deputy General Director of Gazprom Export Sergei Chelpanov said during a conference call on Wednesday.

10 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Beijing counties to tap into second Shaanxi-Beijing gas pipeline

The Beijing Municipality counties of Huairou and Miyun will begin receiving natural gas from the second Shaanxi-Beijing Gas Pipeline (SBGPII) by 15 November, Beijing Gas Group, the local gas distributor, told Interfax on Wednesday.

9 November 2011
Myanmar's President Thein Sein with Chinese President Ju Jintao, May 2011. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar stability key to Chinese interests

With the China-Myanmar pipeline currently under construction, stability in Myanmar is of particular relevance to China’s energy ambitions. James Byrne investigates the possible impacts of recent eve

9 November 2011
Ministers at the launch of phase 1 of Nord Stream in Lubmin, Germany on Tuesday. (Nord Stream) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Calls for co-operation at Nord Stream launch

The Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany was officially inaugurated on Tuesday at a ceremony where Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for more co-operation between his country and

8 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Naftogaz settles with Gazprom for October gas supplies

Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy has settled accounts with Russian gas giant Gazprom for the gas it supplied to the country, a source in the Ukrainian government has told Interfax.

8 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Henan's Xinyang City begins work on WEP II spur

Construction has begun on a pipeline spur that will link Xinyang City in Henan Province to the second West-East Pipeline (WEP II), Hongchang Gas Pipeline Engineering (Hongchang Gas), a local gas distributor, announced on Tuesday.

8 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Beijing construction firm wins Mozambique gas pipeline tender

Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. (BUCG) has won a tender to build a $280 million gas pipeline in Mozambique from national oil and gas company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetes (ENH), a BUCG official, Liu Jian, confirmed on Monday.

8 November 2011

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