The Tesla Model X. The UK will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. (Tesla) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas ruled out from powering UK’s new electric cars

The UK’s ban on new fossil fuel-powered cars from 2040 will increase power demand, but new generation will mainly come from renewables, analysts say.

By Silvia Favasuli 27 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Total in talks with Myanmar to build LNG and power project

Total is in talks with Myanmar to build an LNG and power project in Yangon.

20 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Indonesia awards EPC contract for new gas power plant

Indonesia has awarded an EPC contract for a 780 MW combined-cycle gas power plant to a consortium of Marubeni, GE and PT Hutama Karya.

20 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom tackles tricky Yakutia section of Power of Siberia

Gazprom has started construction on a difficult underwater section of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline in the Russian republic of Yakutia.

20 July 2017
A gas-fired power plant in Brazil. (Petrobras) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Prumo bails out Bolognesi in Brazil

A Brazilian logistics giant is rescuing one of Bolognesi’s hyped LNG-to-power megaprojects. But can it save the other?

20 July 2017
A combined heat and power plant in Austria. (Siemens) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power sector secures lion’s share of €4.3 bln EIB loan

The European Investment Bank approved €4.3 billion of loans for energy-related projects this week, with the majority going to the electricity sector.

20 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CPPB starts construction on second part of experimental pipeline

China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau has started building the second part of an experimental section of the Russia-China Power of Siberia pipeline.

19 July 2017
The Fessenheim nuclear plant, France. The government plans to reduce nuclear’s share of the country’s energy mix. (EDF) Pipelines, Storage & Power

French energy policy offers chance for gas

Plans to phase out coal and nuclear in France’s power supply could offer gas a chance to gain market share.

19 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

OIL submits feasibility study for Indian gas pipeline

Oil India Ltd. has submitted a feasibility report to the central government to lay a gas pipeline from Barauni in Bihar to Numaligarh in Assam

19 July 2017
Work on the Power of Siberia pipeline, which will deliver gas to Beijing. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Siberian gas set to shore up Beijing’s supply mix

Gas from a Rosneft subsidiary looks set to be piped to Beijing early next decade following a deal with the major gas distributor for China’s capital.

19 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

LNG and pipeline trades boosted on China’s SHPGX

Pipeline gas transactions on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange reached 502 MMcm in the second week of July, while LNG trades surged to 28,100 tons.

19 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Renewables will meet 48% of Brazilian power demand by 2026 – report

Renewables will account for around 48% of Brazil’s energy demand of 351 mt of oil equivalent in 2026, according to a report released by federal energy planning authority EPE.

18 July 2017
Pipeline construction in Europe. (Gasunie) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eastring moves forward, but money remains an issue

The proposed interconnector is making slow progress, but questions over funding and a competing project mean it still has far to go, experts say.

18 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bangladesh plans second power plant to run on imported LNG

Bangladesh’s government plans to build a 500-600 MW gas-fired power plant in Matarbari that will run on regasified LNG.

18 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Italian power sector demand boosts TransMed flows

The volume of North African pipeline gas delivered to Europe rose by 21% in Week 28 as a result of increased flows to Italy through the TransMed.

18 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine launches EU-funded study on storage facilities

Ukraine has launched a comprehensive EU-funded study of it gas storage facilities intended to help design strategy scenarios for their optimal use.

18 July 2017
An LNG-fired power plant in China. (CNOOC) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas demand growth rests on power sector role

Cedigaz expects gas demand to grow by 1.6% per year to 2035, with most of this demand emerging in Asia and being increasingly met by LNG.

18 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China’s Xiangguosi UGS adds 1 bcm of gas in 2017

PetroChina has said that its Xiangguosi underground gas storage depot had added 1 billion cubic metres to its stocks this year as of 13 July, raising total stored volumes to 3.5 bcm.

17 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Botswana delays request for proposals deadline for CBM

The government of Botswana has delayed the deadline for the submission of requests for proposals for the country’s 100 MW CBM-to-power project tender.

17 July 2017
A gas-fired power plant in Germany. (E.On) Pipelines, Storage & Power

EU gas-to-power growth to be short-lived – IEA

The recent increase in gas demand for power generation will not last for long, according to the International Energy Agency.

17 July 2017
Pavol Hamžík. (Ukrainian foreign ministry) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Slovakia supporting Ukraine despite risks – Hamžík

Slovakia’s ambassador-at-large for energy security explains his country’s reverse-flow support for Ukraine.

17 July 2017

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