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Gazprom may build second branch of Yamal-Europe pipeline - Lukashenko

Gazprom is interested in building a second branch of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said, in reference to a recent conversation with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.

11 December 2012
Pipelines

TNK-BP to invest up to $1.2 bln in pipeline replacement over 10 years

TNK-BP will invest up to $1.2 billion in pipeline replacement over 10 years, Elena Kompasenko, the company's vice president for health, safety and the environment, told journalists on Tuesday.

11 December 2012
Pipelines

CNPC breaks ground on Yunnan spur of China-Myanmar line

State-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) announced on Monday that it has broken ground on a spur of the China-Myanmar gas pipeline in the landlocked Chinese province of Yunnan.

11 December 2012
Gas to Power

Tamar closes $400 mln supply contract with Alon Gat Energy

The Tamar gas consortium closed a 15-year gas supply agreement with Alon Gat Energy Center, a unit of Dor Alon, on Sunday.

10 December 2012
Pipelines

Gazprom offers China new Western route gas price, could up Eastern supplies

Gazprom and China continue negotiations on gas supplies, and has not ruled out increasing supplies along the Eastern route.

10 December 2012
Pipelines

South Stream construction begins at Black Sea ceremony

The first two sections of the South Stream gas pipeline were welded at a ceremony near Anapa on the Russian Black Sea coast on Friday.

10 December 2012
Gas to Power

Hawaii eyes LNG as lower-cost alternative

While United States gas producers are hoping to sell LNG abroad to counter depressed domestic prices, Hawaii Gas has said LNG would be a bargain for a state that imports nearly all of its energy.

10 December 2012
Gas to Power

Is the UK going mad for gas?

The UK government has announced plans to increase gas-fired capacity by 2030, but with plants sitting idle and the rest of Europe predicting falling demand, whether this capacity will be needed is unclear

7 December 2012
Pipelines

South Stream construction begins

Construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, which will pass along the bottom of the Black Sea, bypassing Ukraine, will begin on Friday.

7 December 2012
Pipelines

Pakistan, Iran forge ahead with IP pipeline talks

Pakistani Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Asim Hussain met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran this week to discuss the controversial Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline plan.

7 December 2012
Gas to Power

Brazil raises Bolivian gas purchases to the max

Brazil will raise its purchases of Bolivian gas to the maximum of 32 MMcm/d in December from an average of 26 MMcm/d earlier in the year to ease power shortages in a drought.

7 December 2012
Gas to Power

Slovak CCGT on ice over poor gas margins

A new 880 megawatt gas-fired power project on the outskirts of the Slovakian capital Bratislava is on hold because of unfavourable market conditions, a spokesman for the developer Slovnaft told Interfax on Thursday.

7 December 2012
Pipelines

Caspian states must decide on pipeline themselves – Baku

A decision on building the Trans-Caspian pipeline should be made by Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan within the framework of their sovereign rights, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov has said.

6 December 2012
Gas to Power

Novatek on brink of 27 bcm supply deal with Mosenergo

Independent gas producer Novatek intends to sign a contract to supply gas to the Mosenergo generating company, which is controlled by Gazprom and has always bought gas exclusively from the state-owned company.

6 December 2012
Gas to Power

New Polish gas-fired terminal to capitalise on favourable market changes

Construction began on a new gas-fired power plant in southern Poland on Monday, marking the start of a potential transition from coal- to gas-fired generation following the closure of a major price reduction deal with Gazprom.

4 December 2012
Pipelines

Kurdish gas play ‘as exciting as oil’ – Hayward

Genel Energy hopes to secure sales agreements with Turkish customers for gas from the Miran field in Kurdistan within nine months, the company’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward has said.

4 December 2012
Storage

Storengy set to slash capacity allocation costs

French storage operator Storengy has announced it will reduce allocation costs for natural gas storage by up to 30% in 2013, in an attempt to sell more capacity.

4 December 2012
Pipelines

Argentina rekindles northeastern gas trunkline hopes

Argentina’s government has relaunched a tender for the troubled Gasoducto del Noreste Argentino (GNEA) trunkline despite ongoing financing concerns.

4 December 2012
Storage

Plunging temperatures spur European gas consumption

The directions of European natural gas prices were mixed over the past week, with regional weather patterns influencing each of the continent’s three major hubs in different ways.

3 December 2012
Pipelines

RWE could be just days from selling Nabucco stake to OMV

Germany’s RWE could announce the sale of its 17% stake in the Nabucco gas pipeline consortium as soon as this month, Interfax understands, after a report in German weekly Focus over the weekend named Austria’s OMV as the potential buyer.

3 December 2012

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