The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkish Stream may jeopardise Ankara’s independence

Turkish Stream will increase Ankara’s dependence on Moscow, but the development of alternative sources of pipeline gas seems unlikely.

By Silvia Favasuli 21 August 2017
Supplies from GreenStream were suspended during the Libyan conflict. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

GreenStream pipeline flows re-start

Italian oil major Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) launched test gas flows through the GreenStream pipeline on Thursday, with the aim of fully reinstating Libyan gas flows to Italy.

14 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shenyang to receive 1.3 bcm of gas from Fuxin CTG project

Liaoning Province's Shenyang City has finalised a supply deal for 1.3 billion cubic metres (45.9 billion cubic feet) of natural gas from China Datang's Fuxin coal-to-gas (CTG) project, China Datang said on Thursday.

13 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Belarus asks Gazprom to delay 2011 gas payments to 2012 - source

Belarus and Gazprom are discussing the possibility of putting off payment of the republic’s 2011 gas debts until next year, a source familiar with the negotiations told Interfax.

13 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine ups gas royalties 2.8% in September

Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry increased the adjusted coefficient for calculating royalty payments on gas by 2.8% – from 1.9286 August to 1.9825 in September.

12 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco will not be delayed, insists consortium

The Nabucco pipeline consortium – which aims to bring Azeri gas into Austria and Europe by 2017 - on Wednesday played down speculation that the project was facing delays, but confirmed that the first gas from the 16 bcm/y Shah-Deniz II field may not be exported before 2018.

12 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom to start financing Chusovoi-Solikamsk gas pipeline next year - Perm Governor

Russian gas giant Gazprom might start financing the construction of the Chusovoi-Solikamsk gas pipeline in the Perm Territory in 2012, the territory's Governor, Oleg Chirkunov, told journalists on Wednesday.

12 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream environmental impact in line with projections

The environmental impact of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in 2010, when the bulk of the offshore pipe was laid, was in line with the projections of environmental impact assessments or even smaller than expected, Nord Stream AG said in a statement on Tuesday.

11 October 2011
CEO of Petrobras, José Sergio Gabrielli, said plans for FLNG units have been postponed. (IHT) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Petrobras CEO: Pipelines to deliver pre-salt gas

The Petrobras chief executive has said that although the financial terms of FLNG proposals are attractive, pipelines remain the favoured form of transit for Brazil’s pre-salt bounty.

11 October 2011
Analysts argue that the gas giant’s future export capacity could catalyse an export deal with China for the supply of up to 68 bcm of gas per year. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

The Kovykta factor

Could the recent award of the Kovykta field to Gazprom be a catalyst for Russia and China to reach an agreement over gas sales?

11 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Guangdong's Jiangmen City primed to receive CNOOC gas via pipeline

Jiangmen City in southern Guangdong Province will begin receiving natural gas from China National Offshore Corp.'s (CNOOC) gas fields in the South China Sea once the Zhongshan-Jiangmen Gas Pipeline goes online at the end of November, the Jiangmen municipal government announced on Sunday.

10 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Jingxi III gas pipeline to go online in Shaanxi by year-end

The third Jingxi Natural Gas Pipeline (Jingxi III) in central China's Shaanxi Province is slated to go online by the end of this year, a representative of the pipeline's operator Shaanxi Provincial Natural Gas (SPNGC) told Interfax on Monday.

10 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EMG launches international arbitration against Egyptian gas suppliers

Ampal-American Israel Corporation announced on Sunday that East Mediterranean Gas, the pipeline operator in which it holds a 12.5% interest, is pursuing legal action against Egyptian state-owned companies Egypt General Petroleum Corporation and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company for failure to deliver gas supplies.

10 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine losing $8 bln per year from gas deal with Russia - Kiev

Deputy Ukrainian Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Boris Kolesnikov has said that the gas agreement with Russia signed during the administration of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will end up costing the country $80 billion over 10 years.

10 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Slovakia-Ukraine reverse flow unlikely

There is little chance that Slovakian and Hungarian gas will be pumped into western Ukrainian underground storage facilities, Alexander Antonyuk, gas and power markets analyst, at the International Energy Agency told Interfax this week.

7 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni CEO confirms October Green Stream start-up

Eni’s Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni confirmed that the company would restart gas exports through the Green Stream pipeline this month on a conference call with analysts on Thursday.

7 October 2011
One of EDF’s power plants near Degrad-Des-Cannes port, France. The company is hoping to gain a bigger share of the domestic gas market. Pipelines, Storage & Power

EDF changes tactic on gas procurement

With its involvement in South Stream and the planned Dunkirk LNG terminal, there are signs that French utility EDF wants to reduce its dependence on long-term gas supply contracts and gain a stronger foothold in end-user markets.

6 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shah-Deniz consortium might complete evaluation of pipeline proposals by Nov - SOCAR

The Shah-Deniz consortium has started assessing proposals for supplying Azerbaijani gas from the second phase of the project to Europe, the president of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR), Rovnag Abdullayev, told journalists on Wednesday.

5 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas exports from Iraq look ‘politically impossible’

Gas exports from Iraq for now look "politically impossible" for now, Samuel Ciszuk, senior Middle East and North Africa Energy Analyst at IHS Energy, told Interfax.

5 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bergermeer project moves closer to fruition

The €800 million ($1.1 billion) Bergermeer gas storage project in the Netherlands has moved one step closer to development after an official report said that the project will not increase the risk of tremors in the surrounding area.

5 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

GDF Suez concludes sale of Italian gas grid

French gas company GDF Suez has finalised the sale of its Italian gas distribution network G6 Rete Gas to a consortium made up by Italian F2i infrastructure fund, AXA Private Equity and Enel Distribution, it announced on Monday.

4 October 2011

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