A South African coal-fired power plant. The IPP tender for gas-fired power in the country has hit snags. (Eskom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

An LNG-to-power tender, South African style

South Africa’s gas-fired IPP tender will open up a new market to LNG and power developers – and with that, some new challenges.

By Leigh Elston 27 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Construction begins on Iran’s Sirik gas power plant

Russia and Iran have begun building the Sirik gas-fired power plant in the city of Bandar Abbas in Iran’s Hormozgan province.

21 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Azneft planning to boost Azerbaijan’s gas storage capacity

Azneft plans to increase the capacity of the Garadag and Kalmaz underground gas storage facilities to 6 billion cubic metres.

21 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom awards Allseas contract for second line of Turkish Stream

Gazprom has awarded Allseas Group the contract to lay the second line of the Turkish Stream pipeline.

21 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

African pipeline exports to Europe hold steady

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.7% in Week 7 from the previous week, to 965.9 million cubic metres.

21 February 2017
Sections of the Iran-Pakistan pipeline at Chabahar, Iran, where the proposed new pipeline to India will land. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Growing optimism for Iran-Oman-India pipeline

The lifting of sanctions and technological advances have raised hopes that the Iran-Oman-India pipeline may come to fruition.

21 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine’s gas stocks down by 41% so far this heating season

The amount of gas in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities has declined by 41.6% from the beginning of the heating season to 18 February, to 8.61 billion cubic metres.

20 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Small businesses applaud Pakistan’s commitment to TAPI

The Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders has lauded Pakistan’s commitment to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline because of the importance of cheap gas to the economy.

20 February 2017
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak (Russian Ministry of Energy) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russian energy minster talks plans and negotiations

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak tells Interfax about the current state of his country’s gas market and the plans for its future.

20 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC and Gazprom agree to build Chinese gas storage

China National Petroleum Corp. and Gazprom have signed a geological technology research agreement to build an underground gas storage facility in China.

17 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iranian pipeline inauguration due by end of February

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will inaugurate a gas pipeline linking the two southeastern cities of Iranshahr and Chabahar by the end of February.

17 February 2017
Pipe stringing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Greece, September 2016. (TAP) Pipelines, Storage & Power

EBRD talks to fund TAP still ongoing

Representatives of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline approached the EBRD for funding five years ago, but the two are still working to reach an agreement.

17 February 2017
Pipe sections for Nord Stream 2. A United States official has criticised the project. (Nord Stream 2) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 ‘a security threat’ – US official

Russia’s planned pipeline has come under scrutiny from the United States, with a senior official voicing his opposition to the project.

17 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

French power output falls as gas share grows

Despite an increase in power generation from gas last year, France's total power production dipped by 2.8%.

17 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Chinese official calls for greater cooperation with Russia

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has called for more research between China and Russia on pipeline gas supplies along a western route and Far East supply projects.

16 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russia open to independent access to gas pipelines – Novak

The Russian Energy Ministry is prepared to consider allowing independent producers to export gas via Gazprom’s pipelines in future, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Interfax.

16 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rough storage facility will not reopen until at least 1 July

Rough, the UK’s largest gas storage facility, will be shut for injections until at least 1 July, operator Centrica Storage said on Thursday.

16 February 2017
Conflict flared in August 2016 when Starenergie signed an EPC contract with China Energy Engineering Corp. without permission from Endeavor Energy. (Starenergie2073) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Endeavor Energy stands firm in Ivory Coast

Endeavor Energy and Starenergie 2073, partners in the Songon power plant in Ivory Coast, are struggling over their rights to the project.

16 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC and Gazprom start commercial pipeline negotiations

Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. are shifting from technical to commercial negotiations on supplies of Russian gas from Sakhalin to China.

15 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine imported 8% more gas from EU in 2016

Ukraine imported 11.1 billion cubic metres of gas from European suppliers in 2016, 8% more than in 2015.

15 February 2017
TransCanada’s gas pipeline control room. The company is offering cheaper tariffs for local producers. (TransCanada) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Handbags at Dawn over US pipeline exports

TransCanada is offering lower pipeline tariffs for producers in the west of the country to protect them from cheap gas exported from the US.

15 February 2017

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