An aeroderivative gas turbine. China could massively expand its use of the technology. (Siemens) Pipelines, Storage & Power

China hopes aero engines will help gas power soar

Gas-fired distributed generation is trailing government targets, but localised manufacturing of turbine equipment could kickstart interest.

By Tang Tian 22 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TransCanada reaches long-term deal for WCSB gas

TransCanada has concluded new long-term contracts with gas producers in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

14 March 2017
The Langage power station. Renewables are making CCGTs less popular in the UK. (Centrica) Pipelines, Storage & Power

UK capacity market in urgent need of reform

The UK’s capacity auction mechanism is putting the country at risk of having a capacity gap in 2025. CCGT seems the best solution to the problem.

14 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Low Algerian volumes hit African pipeline exports

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.9% in Week 10 from a week earlier as a result of lower Algerian exports.

14 March 2017
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Nanchong to launch distributed gas project

The Chinese city of Nanchong will soon launch the first regional gas-fired distributed generation project in southwest China’s Sichuan province after more than two years of construction and commissioning

13 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Thailand working to liberalise its energy sector

Thailand is in the process of liberalising its energy sector, with private companies now allowed to be involved in CNG stations, pipeline operations, gas transport and LNG sales.

13 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine starts storage injections

Ukraine has started loading 4.5 million cubic metres of gas per day into its underground storage facilities after siphoning reserves.

13 March 2017
Shandong’s LNG terminal. The province aims to build gas-fired power stations nearby. (Sinopec) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shandong set to finally embrace gas-fired power

East China’s coastal province of Shandong is set to join the rest of the country in tapping gas for power generation.

13 March 2017
The Gladstone LNG plant. The Fisherman’s Landing project could feed into nearby plants. (Santos) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Queensland’s fourth LNG project still on the table

LNG Limited is keeping its options open for the Fisherman’s Landing project in Queensland – a potential winner if Asian LNG demand recovers.

13 March 2017
Senator John Cornyn (left) speaking in Congress in 2014. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

US-Mexico gas exports on NAFTA agenda – senator

US gas exports to Mexico will be a topic in the forthcoming NAFTA talks, a Texan senator has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

13 March 2017
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CPEC to provide China with new route to Middle East resources

Implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is making progress.

10 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ugandan government steps up role in electricity distribution

The government of Uganda has decided to take on a larger role in the country’s electricity distribution sector.

10 March 2017
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OPAL capacity auction ban extended to 2018

Following a suit filed by PGNiG Supply & Trading, a Dusseldorf court has ruled to continue the ban on new capacity auctions for the OPAL gas pipeline until March/April 2018.

10 March 2017
Workers at the power station at Takoradi, Ghana. Ghana 1000 will ramp up to 1.3 GW. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ghana 1000 construction delayed until 2018

Construction work on the Ghana 1000 gas-to-power project has been stalled until at least 2018, a stakeholder tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

10 March 2017
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India plans for 20% gas-fired power by 2025

India has set targets for the country’s energy mix by 2025, with the use of gas planned to increase to 20% compared with 11% in 2020.

9 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom, Edison and DEPA concluding talks on Poseidon

Gazprom, Italy’s Edison and Greece’s DEPA are concluding discussions on the Poseidon pipeline.

9 March 2017
PGNiG’s underground gas storage facility in Kosakowo, northern Poland. (PGNiG) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Polish storage obligation unsettles market players

Market players in Poland are trying to come to terms with a new storage obligation that will apply from October.

9 March 2017
The Indonesian government hopes to encourage the use of renewables in remote provinces. (Flickr, Bart Speelman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas could help solar shine in eastern Indonesia

New Indonesian energy price regulations will boost coal use but could offer gas an opportunity to support solar in the country’s east.

8 March 2017
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Seven pipeline projects certified in US so far this year

The seven United States gas pipeline projects approved in early 2017 will cover more than 2,400 km and involve over 198 million cubic metres per day of capacity.

8 March 2017
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CNPC subsidiary supplying 42.6 MMcm/d through CACP

Amu Darya River Gas has supplied 5.1 billion cubic metres of gas to China through the Central Asia-China Pipeline since the start of November.

8 March 2017
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Pakistan has 30 months to finish Iran pipeline after sanctions end

Pakistan will have 30 months to complete the Iran-Pakistan pipeline from when sanctions on Iran are lifted.

8 March 2017

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