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Heritage considers shipping Miran gas to Turkey

Heritage Oil, the operator of the Miran field in Iraqi Kurdistan, has launched a feasibility study into the construction of a 320 km gas pipeline to the Turkish border. The London-listed explorer may start shipping gas to Turkey by 2015.

22 June 2012
Pipelines

TransCanada aims to capture Mexican pipeline market share

TransCanada hopes to consolidate its position as Mexico’s largest private gas pipeline operator, bidding for up to 55 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) of new capacity in the country.

22 June 2012
Pipelines

Bolivia plans to triple residential gas market by 2015

Bolivia is aiming to connect half of its population to the country’s gas grid in the next three years to boost market coverage, according to a plan seen as overly ambitious by analysts.

22 June 2012
Pipelines

South Stream directors to meet

The board of directors at South Stream Transport will meet in Zurich on 27 June, Leonid Chugunov, head of Gazprom's Projects Management Department, told reporters.

21 June 2012
Pipelines

Itera, IES discuss Sverdlovsk region gas-distribution asset sale

Oil and gas company Itera is negotiating with Viktor Vekselberg’s IES Holding over the acquisition of gas distribution assets in Sverdlovsk region, where Itera is nearly a gas distribution monopoly, ltera Chief Executive Vladimir Makeyev told the press.

21 June 2012
Gas to Power

Brazil scraps 10 GW of gas-fired power amid lack of supply

Brazil will scrap a tender for 10.3 gigawatts of gas-to-power capacity because there is no available gas supply until 2015 as a result of falling energy demand, the head of the government’s energy planning agency told Interfax.

21 June 2012
Gas to Power

Bavaria courts Gazprom to solve power deficit

Gazprom's Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev met with the deputy prime minister of Bavaria, Martin Zeil, this week to discuss cooperation in the energy sphere and, specifically, how to boost investment in Germany's ailing gas-fired power sector.

21 June 2012
Pipelines

Ghana gas pipeline on course for 2013 startup – GNPC

The deepwater section of an offshore gas pipeline to feed Ghana’s domestic power sector has been completed, and the shallow water section should be finished by the end of this year, Nana Asafu-Adjaye, the chief executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corp., said on Thursday.

21 June 2012
Pipelines

Growth potential drives investor interest in Aussie gas grids

Australian gas network operators are seeing dollar signs as soaring demand from the domestic gas and LNG export market attracts the attention of foreign investors and pushes up the value of key grid links.

20 June 2012
Gas to Power

Iraq urged to replicate BGC gas gathering to address shortage

The Royal Dutch Shell-led Basra Gas Co. (BGC) joint venture (JV) will not be capable of addressing Iraq’s gas flaring challenge alone, Fabrice Mosneron Dupin, global gas flaring reduction adviser at the Sustainable Energy, Oil, Gas, and Mining unit of the World Bank told delegates at the Iraq Petroleum Conference on Tuesday.

20 June 2012
Pipelines

Colombia’s growing connections

Colombia has built the second largest gas network in South America, just 30 years after the country's first gas find. Mónica de Greiff, general manager of the biggest national utility holding Empresa de Energía de Bogotá, speaks about the sector’s future.

20 June 2012
Pipelines

Nord Stream first line testing complete

First line testing on the Nord Stream gas pipeline is complete, Gazprom said in a press statement on Wednesday.

20 June 2012
Pipelines

Subsea 7 to provide $95 mln North Sea pipeline bundle

Contractor Subsea 7 has secured a $95 million deal to provide project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of a 7.5 km pipeline bundle in the UK Central North Sea, the company announced on Tuesday.

19 June 2012
Gas to Power

RWE to scrap nuclear and slow gas development – new CEO

The incoming chief executive of German utility RWE has revealed the company will not continue to develop any nuclear power projects, and will also slow progress on new gas and coal-fired plants because of the poor investment climate.

19 June 2012
Pipelines

The Trans-ASEAN pipeline’s fading ‘gleam’

Industry pressure is mounting on ASEAN countries to go to work on completing the Trans-ASEAN gas pipeline project, but questions remain about the lack of proven reserves, financing and complications from subsidised pricing, among other issues.

19 June 2012
Pipelines

CNPC unit to bring coke oven gas pipeline online in July

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) will begin transmissions along the country’s first long-distance pipeline next month to deliver coke oven gas to the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, an executive with the project’s investor confirmed to Interfax on Tuesday.

19 June 2012
Pipelines

Bulgaria lacks funding for South Stream

Bulgaria cannot support its participation in the South Stream pipeline project until sufficient financial funding is received, Bulgaria’s Minister of Economy Delyan Dobrev told Bulgarian radio station Darik Radio over the weekend.

18 June 2012
Pipelines

CNPC at halfway point in construction of Hunan pipeline

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is midway through construction of a 213 km pipeline linking its second West-East Gas Pipeline (WEP II) to Hunan province’s gas grid, the company’s in-house newspaper China Petroleum Daily reported on Friday.

18 June 2012
Pipelines

Tanzania to borrow money for pipeline share

Tanzania will have to borrow the money needed to finance its share of building a gas pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam, the country’s finance minister said in his 2012-13 budget announcement on Thursday.

15 June 2012
Pipelines

Gazprom starts filling Bovanenkovo-Ukhta pipeline with gas

Gazprom has completed pneumatic testing and started filling the first branch of the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta trunk pipeline with gas, the company said in a statement. The Bovanenkovo-Ukhta trunk gas pipeline is a two-branch gas transport system to supply Yamal gas to Russia's United Gas Supply System.

15 June 2012

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