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Privatisation update expected this month

Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) is likely to make an announcement about the privatisation of electricity assets this month, a spokesman for the government body told Interfax on Tuesday.

19 February 2013
Pipelines

Belarusian official calls for Druzhba privatisation

Belarusian State Property Committee chairman Georgy Kuznetsov has said Belarus must privatise its section of the Druzhba oil pipeline, with the participation of a foreign investor.

19 February 2013
Pipelines

Turkmen gas deal is small comfort for Ukraine

As Ukraine seeks alternatives to Russian gas, news that Turkmengaz will resume gas shipments to the country may not have much of an effect.

18 February 2013
Pipelines

TGP to build new compression plant

Peruvian pipeline operator Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP) will build a new compression plant by Q1 2015 as part of the expansion of its Camisea pipelines.

18 February 2013
Pipelines

New US pipeline regulations looming

Impending new pipeline safety regulations in the United States could raise the cost of necessary infrastructure expansion.

18 February 2013
Pipelines

BTE expansion in 2015

The Southern Caucasus or Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum trunk pipeline will have its capacity increased to 16 billion cubic metres, to take Stage 2 Shah Deniz gas to Turkey and Europe in 2015.

15 February 2013
Pipelines

Urals gas supplies after meteorite

The system of trunk gas pipelines in the Urals was not damaged as a result of the meteorite crash in the region Friday morning, Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg said in a statement.

15 February 2013
Pipelines

North Korea bedevils Gazprom’s pipeline plans

As Gazprom’s European headaches mount, politics on the Korean peninsula are also threatening to endanger its eastern strategy.

14 February 2013
Pipelines

New €1.1 billion pipeline to link LNG with Central Europe

Polish transmission system operator Gaz-System is to invest €1.1 billion ($1.48 billion) in a pipeline network to connect to the new Swinoujscie LNG import terminal on the country’s Baltic coast with neighbouring markets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine.

14 February 2013
Pipelines

Leviathan not ruling out Turkey exports

The Leviathan partners have not ruled out the possibility of exporting Israeli gas to Turkey via a subsea pipeline, although political tensions between the two countries could thwart the project, Interfax understands.

14 February 2013
Gas to Power

Belgium to support new gas-fired plants

The Belgian government wants to attract new investment in gas-fired power plants to ensure security of supply, yet the industry remains sceptical of government support plans.

14 February 2013
Pipelines

Gas deal paves way for possible NT pipeline to eastern Oz

With an agreement in place to supply gas to Rio Tinto’s Gove alumina refinery in the Northern Territory (NT), the federal government has vowed to “give detailed consideration” to a proposal to c

13 February 2013
Pipelines

Gazprom plans ship-or-pay for independents

Undeterred by criticism of its contracts and pricing policies, Russian gas giant Gazprom is trying to extend its ‘take-or-pay’ principle, and independent producers using its network could be subje

13 February 2013
Pipelines

West African Gas Pipeline still offline

The West African Gas Pipeline is still offline after a tough year in 2012 due to supply problems and damage to the pipeline, Interfax has learned.

13 February 2013
Storage

China’s surging gas use spurs storage build-up

China’s leadership is looking to expand its gas storage infrastructure in an attempt to prevent future shortages brought on by seasonal spikes in consumption.

13 February 2013
Gas to Power

Delayed demand impact from coal retirements

Coal plant retirements will have a modest impact on gas demand in 2013-2014, but a much larger effect upon the implementation of new Environmental Protection Agency rules in 2015.

13 February 2013
Pipelines

Shah Deniz deliveries to start in 2019

Deliveries of Azerbaijani gas to Europe from he second phase of the Shah Deniz development in the Caspian Sea could begin in 2019, Elshad Nasirov, vice president for investments and marketing at State

12 February 2013
Gas to Power

Egypt to add 2,800 MW of generation capacity in 2013

The Egyptian government plans to add 2,800 MW of power generating capacity to the national grid this year, according to a report in the Egypt State Information Service that quotes Electricity and Energy Minister Ahmed Imam.

11 February 2013
Gas to Power

Singapore readies for increased LNG power generation

Senoko Energy, Singapore’s largest power provider, added two gas-fired generators to its fleet this week, further reducing the city’s carbon emissions and improving power generation efficiency.

8 February 2013
Pipelines

Philippines’ BatMan gas pipeline tipped for priority project status

Philippine National Oil Corp.’s Batangas-Manila 1 gas pipeline project has moved a step closer to inclusion in the Philippine government’s priority infrastructure initiative after receiving a preliminary approval last week from the agency in charge of the programme.

8 February 2013

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