North African pipelines flows to Europe in Week 3 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Technical problems hit North African pipeline flows

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.5% in Week 3 from the previous week, to 922.1 MMcm.

By Verity Ratcliffe 23 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Yemen LNG pipeline attacked again

The Yemen LNG gas pipeline that links the Block 18 to the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden has been attacked again.

27 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shah Deniz consortium to choose between SEEP, Nabucco West projects by end-June

The consortium for the Shah Deniz project plans to choose between two Central European routes for Azerbaijani gas exports to Europe – the South East European Pipeline (SEEP) and Nabucco West - by the end of June.

27 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Return to Burma

As companies ready to re-enter Burma, conflicts in its periphery underscore the dangers still inherent to the country.

27 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigeria signs gas pipeline contracts

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council approved a series of gas pipeline contracts worth NGN 100 billion ($635 million) on Wednesday, according to a report in the Daily Trust newspaper.

27 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kinder Morgan to buy out KKR in gas JV for $300 mn

United States pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has agreed to buy out investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ (KKR) 50% stake in a midstream joint venture with El Paso for $300 million.

26 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Carbon tax’s bullish effect on Aussie power prices inevitable

Australians are already paying some of the highest electricity prices in the world, and the new carbon tax will likely push them – as well as gas tariffs – up swiftly once it comes into force in just over two months.

26 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

GDF Suez considers Chilean exports to Argentina

European utility giant GDF Suez is considering gas exports from Chile to Argentina, which would mark a reversal of flows between the countries while Argentine demand continues to increase. However, an analyst told Interfax that Chilean exports would likely be a temporary, rather than long-term situation.

26 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Orbán speech casts doubt over troubled Nabucco project

Neither the Nabucco Consortium, nor Hungarian gas company Mol has notified the European Commission about any intentions by Mol to pull out of the Nabucco gas pipeline project, Marlene Holzner, European Commission spokeswoman for energy, said in Brussels on Tuesday.

26 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sales growth threatened as WEP hits capacity

China's flagship West-East Gas Pipeline network is close to operating at its transmission capacity of 30 billion cubic metres per year.

26 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

HDF signs $413.9 mln take-or-pay agreement with Santos

Pipeline operator Hastings Diversified Fund (HDF) has signed a A$400 million ($413.9 million) take-or-pay agreement with Santos to provide ancillary transmission services on the South West Queensland Pipeline, beginning in 2014 and spanning 15 years, HDF announced on Monday.

25 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nuclear energy has a future, alongside gas and renewables

Nuclear will retain an important stake in the global power generation mix despite Germany's phase out, Manfred Bayerlein, chief executive at German technical services provider TÜV Rheinland told Interfax on Tuesday during a wide ranging discussion on the energy market.

25 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Queensland’s LNG to sap growth in gas-fired power generation

Uncertainty over the carbon tax policy and rising prices because of planned LNG projects mean the future role of gas in Australian power generation is by no means assured, according to a joint study by Standard & Poor’s and carbon and clean energy analytics firm RepuTex.

25 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pipe producer Chu Kong’s profit jumps 228%

In a further sign of China’s push to expand the country’s natural gas distribution network, longitudinal submerged arc welded pipe producer Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings posted a 228.5% jump in profits in 2011, according to results released on Monday.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco cagey on MOL cost concerns

Uncertainties facing the Nabucco pipeline project raised by Victor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, and his country’s representative in the consortium have been met coolly by the project company.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Taiyuan city pipeline set for expansion

Taiyuan, capital of northern China’s Shanxi Province, will spend more than RMB 3 billion ($475.57 million) this year to expand its gas pipeline network, a source with the local arm of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) told Interfax on Tuesday.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum gas pipeline to double capacity

The throughput capacity of the Southern Caucasus Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum (BTE) trunk pipeline will be expanded to 37 billion cubic metres per year, Azerbaijan's Minister of Industry and Energy Natik Aliyev told Interfax on Tuesday.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Azerbaijan may provide gas transit to Turkmenistan

Azerbaijan is prepared to set up a favourable regime for the transit of Turkmen gas through its territory, Azerbaijan's Industry and Energy Minister Natik Aliyev told reporters on Wednesday. The planned 300-km pipeline is to stretch from Turkmenistan's Caspian shore to Azerbaijan's, where it will be linked to the Southern Gas Corridor.

24 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Egypt-Israel gas supply contract terminated

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company has finally cancelled the politically controversial long-term gas supply contract to Israel. The move has raised questions about the deteriorating relations between Egypt and Israel, and over Cairo’s commitment to its other export agreements.

23 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Onshore South Stream to be built before southern section

Gazprom and Eni have agreed to build the northern onshore branch of the South Stream gas pipeline before the southern section, which will be laid across the Adriatic sea to Italy, Eni Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni told a press conference on Friday.

20 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power firms balk at Guangzhou shift to gas power – report

Guangzhou City’s bid to replace coal with gas in its energy mix has met strong resistance from local thermal power producers, according to a state media report.

20 April 2012

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