Innogy’s Eschweiler wind farm. The company manages renewables services that were split off from RWE. (Innogy) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Analysts question Franco-German energy alliance

A possible alliance between French and German energy companies has left analysts scratching their heads.

By Annemarie Botzki 24 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NEA gives green light to cross border gas pipeline

China’s National Energy Administration has approved construction of the Chinese section of a second cross-border pipeline that will transmit gas from Kazakhstan to China.

13 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bolivia-Argentina pipeline opens this month

The official opening of the 27.7 thousand cubic metres per day (Mcm/d) Integración Juna Azurduy (GIJA) gas pipeline linking Bolivia and Argentina will take place on 30 June, according to state-owned Bolivian oil and gas company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB).

13 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni agrees price for TAG sale

Italy’s Eni has sold an 89% stake in Trans Gasleitung Austria — the company owning transport rights for Austria’s section of the Trans Austria Gas (TAG) pipeline — to Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa (CDP) for €483 million ($700 million).

10 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bolivian gas exports rise by 35%

Bolivian gas exports to Brazil and Argentina rose by 35% year-on-year in the first four months of 2011, according to state-owned oil and gas company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos.

9 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Statoil, SSE agree long-term gas supply contract

Norwegian state-owned oil and gas company Statoil has entered into a 10-year agreement to supply Scottish and Southern Energy’s Peterhead power station with 0.5 billion cubic metres per year, the company said on Tuesday.

7 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Israel still awaiting Egyptian gas

Talks to resume gas exports from Egypt to Israel through the East Mediterranean Gas Pipeline are continuing, almost two months after an explosion shut the pipeline down.

3 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bolivia to profit $6 billion per year from new gas pipeline

The new 27.7 thousand cubic metre per day (mcm/d) gas pipeline between Bolivia and Argentina, Gasoducto Integración Juana Azurduy (GIJA), will bring in profits of $6 billion per year for Bolivia from 2015, the Bolivian energy ministry said on Friday.

3 June 2011
A general view of the city of Damascus, Syria. The Syrian energy ministry expects gas production to increase to more than 13 bcm in 2011. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Syria’s plans to become regional gas hub fall short

In the context of the past few years, Syria has enjoyed a dramatic surge in gas output in the past 18 months.

3 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iberdrola, BP sign LNG supply agreement

Spanish utility Iberdrola has signed a 10-year LNG supply contract with British Petroleum (BP) starting in 2012, Iberdrola said on Wednesday.

1 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco transit countries to sign project support agreements

The five transit countries of the planned 31 billion cubic metres per year Nabucco gas pipeline will sign project support agreements (PSAs) for the project on 8 June, Vienna-based Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH (NIC) said on Wednesday.

1 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iraq and EU sign partnership to import gas into Europe

Iraq has committed to the long-term export of gas into Europe as part of an “enhanced strategic energy partnership”, signed in Brussels on 26 May.

31 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan power projects connect to grid

Two new power stations have been connected to the grid in Pakistan, the 177 megawatt Fauji Dharki gas-fired plant and the 214 MW Hubco Narowal oil-fired plant, local newspaper The Daily Times reported today.

31 May 2011
While Oettinger pledged to support South Stream in its administrative processes in the EU, he questioned the practicality of the project. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oettinger raises questions over South Stream project

The European Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, this week raised questions over Gazprom’s proposed 63 bcm/year South Stream gas pipeline to Europe and asked whether the state monopoly planned to allow all shippers to book capacity on the pipeline as required by European Union law.

31 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NNPC sets up gas pipeline committee

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission have set up a committee to oversee development of the Calabar-Ajaokuta-Kano gas pipeline, local newspaper The Nation reported.

27 May 2011
Riot in Barcelona Place, Tunisia, May 2011. Algeria was one of the few countries to prevent such serious uprisings. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian gas and the risk of contagion from Arab revolutions

With the revolution in neighbouring Tunisia, Algeria was at the top of many observers’ “contagion” watch list, especially following the start of a wave of nationwide protests on 5 January.

25 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom boosts underground gas storage expansion

Gazprom plans to spend around 250 billion rubles ($8.81 billion) over the next four years to develop its underground gas storage (UGS) system. The deputy head of Gazprom UGS, Alexei Zubarev, said at a Russian underground gas storage conference this week.

25 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iraq signs deal to import 25 MMcm/d of Iran gas

Iraq's electricity ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding to import 25 million cubic metres of gas per day from Iran, a spokesperson for the ministry said on Sunday, 22 May.

23 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Zhejiang Province begins work on pipeline to transmit gas from Ningbo terminal

Eastern China’s Zhejiang Province began construction of a pipeline to transmit gas from the LNG terminal located at the port city of Ningbo to other cities in the province, state media reported today.

19 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom increases 2011 gas exports

Gazprom has increased its gas-export target for 2011 from 151.5 billion cubic metres to 155 bcm, the company’s deputy CEO, Alexander Medvedev, said at the European Gas Storage Conference.

19 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oman fails to source additional gas from Qatar

Qatar’s Dolphin Energy will not supply additional natural gas to Oman via the Dolphin pipeline, Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Oman’s minister of oil and gas, told reporters in Muscat on Thursday.

19 May 2011

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