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Shale gas drilling in the Marcellus formation Pipelines

Shale growth will transform US gas flows

Flows are set to change dramatically in response to continued growth in shale gas production, the EIA says.

31 January 2019
A Chinese gas storage facility Storage

Sichuan to work with PetroChina on UGS facilities

Sichuan, which boasts abundant gas resources but scant storage capacity, has enticed PetroChina into helping develop underground storage in the province by offering to share the cost.

31 January 2019
Gas to Power

EU gas demand falls 5% in Q3

Average gas demand across the EU fell on an annual basis in Q3 2018 despite higher power sector offtake, according to the European Commission.

30 January 2019

TransMed growth offsets Medgaz and GreenStream declines

Flows were up by 5.1% on the TransMed pipeline last week, making up for a 1.8% drop on GreenStream and a 4.2% fall on the Medgaz route.

29 January 2019
Exploration in Romania's section of the Black Sea Pipelines

Capacity auction results dampen BRUA prospects

Not enough bookings were received in the latest capacity auction for the Romania-Hungary interconnection point of the BRUA pipeline, meaning developers have one last round to attract the interest they need.

29 January 2019
Construction on the Power of Siberia pipeline. (Gazprom) Pipelines

LNG expands dominance of China’s gas import mix

LNG extended its lead over pipeline volumes in China’s import mix for the third consecutive year last year, but the trend may soon start to be reversed.

28 January 2019
Pipeline welding in Spain. Pipelines

Portugal pushes support for rejected STEP pipeline

Portugal’s energy regulator has told ACER it should be allowed a say on the future of the STEP pipeline after France and Spain rejected the project.

25 January 2019

India’s LNG imports fall by nearly 20% year on year in November

India’s LNG imports fell by 18% year on year in November but were up by 11% over the first 11 months of 2018.

24 January 2019
A Romanian gas plant. Pipelines

Romania’s Romgaz eyes expansion abroad

Romgaz is looking to diversify overseas and is courting SOCAR to enter into a partnership.

24 January 2019

French and Spanish regulators turn down Midcat’s first phase

Energy regulators in Spain and France have ruled that building the first phase of the proposed Midcat pipeline cannot be justified from an economic perspective under the current proposal.

23 January 2019

Chinese LNG plants cut prices ahead of Lunar New Year

Thirty-seven plants reduced their prices by an average of 2.45% last week to boost sales in advance of the public holiday.

23 January 2019

Africa-Europe gas flows down by 4.1%

Deliveries declined on both the TransMed and GreenStream pipelines last week, offsetting gains on the Maghreb and Medgaz routes.

22 January 2019
Indonesia's Lampung FSRU. Gas to Power

Indonesia offers to collaborate on Cambodian LNG project

The proposal, made by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, could help Cambodia reduce its reliance on diesel and oil for power generation.

22 January 2019
The Tangshan LNG terminal in China. Storage

CNPC to dig deep in search for more gas storage capacity

Ease of access and economics explain why China’s biggest gas supplier appears to be more interested in underground facilities than LNG terminal tanks for meeting its storage needs.

21 January 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) with Serbian President Aleksander Vučić during the former's visit to Belgrade this month. Pipelines

Russia commits to Serbian route for TurkStream extension

Moscow is ready to invest $1.4 billion in a Serbian pipeline that will form part of the continuation of TurkStream into Europe, but it has avoided giving a deadline on construction.

18 January 2019
Poland's LNG terminal during its construction. Pipelines

Poland’s move away from Russia brings risks

State-owned PGNiG is investing in an expansion to the Świnoujście LNG terminal and a new pipeline connection with Norway, but its motives seem more about politics than economics.

17 January 2019
Inspection of Ivory Coast's Azito power plant Gas to Power

Ivory Coast’s gas ambitions on the rise

The West African nation is taking steps to boost its gas-fired power capacity and has appointed a new energy minister.

16 January 2019

Heating demand boosts Africa-Europe pipeline flows

Falling temperatures prompted a 6.7% rise in deliveries across the Africa-Europe pipelines last week.

15 January 2019
An offshore rig at Indonesia's Mahakam block Gas to Power

Indonesian mega-projects are top priorities for Jakarta

Change at the top of Indonesia's upstream agency could provide the impetus needed for progress on the Indonesia Deepwater Development and Abadi LNG.

15 January 2019
A storage tank at Ningbo LNG terminal. Pipelines

China weathers winter demand season with no shortages in sight

China's gas supply and demand have been in balance so far this winter, reflecting extensive preparations by government and industry to avoid another season of shortages.

14 January 2019

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