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Pipelines

AGRI LNG feasibility study set for November

A feasibility study for a proposed Black Sea LNG project to ship Azerbaijani gas to Europe is due to be concluded in November, the company compiling the study said this week.

28 September 2012
Pipelines

LNG exports via AGRI could reach 8 bcm/y - Azerbaijan

Shipment of LNG through the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector, which is planned to take gas from the Caspian region to Europe, could reach 8 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year, according to Azerbaijan’s energy ministry.

28 September 2012
Gas to Power

High gas prices forcing UK to burn more coal

Gas is losing out to coal as a feedstock for electricity generation in the UK because of high gas prices, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said on Thursday.

27 September 2012
Gas to Power

Nigeria progresses power privatisation

Nigeria announced preferred bidders for five power generation companies this week, marking an important step in the government’s plans to privatise the sector.

27 September 2012
Pipelines

Japan tries to interest Gazprom in Russia-Japan pipeline project

Gazprom should participate in the building of a gas pipeline from the south of Sakhalin Island to the eastern coast of Japan, said Hideo Ogawa, president of Japan Pipeline Development and Operation, at the Sakhalin Oil & Gas conference on Thursday.

27 September 2012
Pipelines

MOL Nabucco stake drops by 2%

The Vienna-based Nabucco project company has confirmed that its shareholder structure has been altered as a result of the Hungarian partner in the scheme withholding its share of project operating costs for the second successive quarter.

26 September 2012
Storage

Waiting for an energy miracle?

The industry’s brainiacs are working on energy storage. And gas has a key role to play, Wildcat has discovered.

24 September 2012
Pipelines

TAPI members court international majors and financiers

The proponents of the 1,800 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline presented the project this month in Singapore, New York and London, in the hopes of luring major international oil and gas companies and financial institutions into the consortium.

24 September 2012
Pipelines

Greek TSO announces 62% cut of entry capacity from Bulgaria

Greek transmission system operator DESFA has announced entry capacity from Bulgaria will be cut by 62% for the first five days of October.

21 September 2012
Storage

Azerbaijan has 3.5 bcm of gas stored underground – SOCAR

Azerbaijan has 3.5 bcm of gas stored underground, Rovnag Abdullayev, President of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic, said on Thursday.

20 September 2012
Pipelines

US prioritises EU energy security over sanctions against Iran

The Shah Deniz project will not be penalised under US sanctions against Iran, even though Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Co. (Nico) holds a 10% stake in the giant gas field, because Washington considers it vital to Europe’s energy security, an analyst at CMX Caspian and Gulf Consultants said on Wednesday.

20 September 2012
Pipelines

Gazprom to begin pipeline from Chayanda field

Gazprom is starting up construction of a trunk gas pipeline from the Chayanda oil and gas condensate field in the Neryungrinsky district of the eastern Sakha Republic, the Neryungrinsky administration said in a press release on Wednesday.

19 September 2012
Gas to Power

Brunei looking at downstream investments in Philippines

Brunei has expressed interest in downstream gas investments on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, according to the head of the Philippines Department of Energy.

19 September 2012
Pipelines

TANAP capacity to rise to 31 bcm

The throughput capacity of the Trans-Anadolu Pipeline (TANAP) could rise to 31 bcm in 2026, Azerbaijani Industry and Energy Minister Natik Aliyev said at the Oil-Gaz Media conference in Baku on Tuesday.

18 September 2012
Pipelines

Trans-Caspian project needs clear Turkmen stance – Azerbaijan

The Trans-Caspian pipeline project requires a clear stance from Turkmenistan as well as commitments by the European Union to buy all of the gas that will be transported, Azerbaijani Industry and Energy Minister Natik Aliyev said on Tuesday.

18 September 2012
Pipelines

Shah Deniz consortium wants access to Nabucco West management

The consortium that is developing Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas field plans to sign an agreement with the consortium for the Nabucco West project concerning financial support for the pipeline, Rovnag Abdullayev, president of the SOCAR, told reporters on Monday.

17 September 2012
Gas to Power

Iraq to add 13 GW of gas-fired capacity by 2015

Iraq plans to address its electricity shortfall with the construction of 13 gigawatts of gas-fired capacity in the next three years. Interfax looks at how the country’s Ministry of Electicity will be implementing this.

17 September 2012
Gas to Power

Cologne-based utility approves new gas-fired project

German publicly-owned developer RheinEnergie has approved the development of a new combined cycle gas turbine project in the city of Cologne, in a move that cuts against the policy of larger players that see such projects as impossible in the current climate.

17 September 2012
Pipelines

AEMO seeks to boost short-term gas trading, pipeline storage

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is hoping to increase competition in short-term gas trading under a rule change proposal which could also drive investment in gas pipeline storage capacity.

14 September 2012
Storage

Sinopec brings first UGS depot onstream

Sinopec put its first underground gas storage (UGS) depot into operation in Henan province’s Puyang county on 6 September, the company announced on Wednesday.

14 September 2012

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