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EU debate on gas pipeline directive heats up

The debate on whether to extend the EU Gas Directive to cover pipelines coming from third countries such as Russia has intensified.

By Andreas Walstad 23 February 2018
Pipelines

Gazprom, Kogas step up gas supply talks

Further talks between Russia’s Gazprom and South Korea’s Korea Gas Corp. (Kogas) concerning the proposed North Korean transit pipeline will be conducted in March, Gazprom said on Monday.

21 February 2012
Pipelines

CNPC sets 25 bcm target for CACP in 2012

The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline (CACP), a cross-border pipeline that transmits gas to China from Turkmenistan, will supply an estimated 25 billion cubic metres this year, CACP's operator China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) said in a newsletter issued on Tuesday.

21 February 2012
Pipelines

Gazprom lobbies for Nord Stream VAT exemption

The Russian Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Energy are willing to consider amending the Russian tax code in order to exempt gas pipeline operator Nord Stream from VAT on the construction of the pipeline's Russian section, according to letters from the respective ministries seen by Interfax.

21 February 2012
Gas to Power

Eni, Petrofac plan Karachaganak gas plant

Italy's Eni and British company Petrofac have each drafted plans for building the first phase of a gas refinery at the Karachaganak field in Kazakhstan, Lyazzat Kiinov, head of Kazakhstan's national oil and gas company, KazMunayGas, said at a cabinet meeting.

21 February 2012
Gas to Power

Lagos power shortages after storms

Major cities in Nigeria continue to face severe power shortages as the country’s crumbling infrastructure struggles to cope with demand.

21 February 2012
Pipelines

Shah Deniz after ITGI’s exclusion

Following the decision by the BP-led consortium developing the Azerbaijan Shah Deniz gas field to eliminate the Interconnector-Turkey-Greece-Italy pipeline option, the race for Shah Deniz gas is gathering pace

21 February 2012
Pipelines

Shell plans UK outages at Bacton, St Fergus and SEAL

Royal Dutch Shell has planned outages at two UK gas terminals and one major subsea pipeline for maintenance that will take place in April, August and September of this year.

21 February 2012
Pipelines

CNPC takes step toward WEP III with environmental assessment

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is conducting an environmental impact assessment on the long-awaited third West-East Gas Pipeline (WEP III), according to a report released last week by China International Capital (CIC).

20 February 2012
Pipelines

ITGI loses battle for Shah Deniz gas

The offshore Azerbajian Shah Deniz gas field under development by the BP-led consortium has discounted the option of the Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI) pipeline, BP said on Monday.

20 February 2012
Pipelines

South Stream questions remain

The South Stream looks more viable than the EU-backed Nabucco pipeline, but there are still concerns about the project’s implementation.

17 February 2012
Pipelines

Cyprus-Israel pipeline

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Cyprus and Israel are studying the possibility of a building a joint pipeline to export east Mediterranean gas to Europe and Asia, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

17 February 2012
Pipelines

South Stream pipeline's main compressor station to have Russian-produced GTU

Russia major Gazprom has decided to to equip the South Stream gas pipeline's main compressor station with Russian-produced gas turbine units (GTU), Gazprom said in a statement.

17 February 2012
Gas to Power

SSE, Shell sign 790 MMcm/d supply agreement

The UK’s Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and Shell Energy Europe have agreed a 10-year gas supply agreement for 790 million cubic metres per year starting in 2015. The gas price will be “linked to prevailing prices in the gas market”, SSE said in a statement on Friday.

17 February 2012
Pipelines

Shanxi Province's Taiyuan-Changzhi Pipeline goes live

Shanxi Guohua Energy has brought its Taiyuan-Changzhi pipeline in Shanxi Province online, the local newspaper Changzhi Daily reported on Friday.

17 February 2012
Storage

Gazprom’s European gas storage expansion plans

Gazprom Export’s Deputy Chief Alexander Medvedev announced last Friday plans to almost double the capacity of the company’s European underground gas storage (UGS) facilities to 5 billion cubic metres by 2015.

15 February 2012
Gas to Power

Inter RAO plans European acquisitions

Russian electricity exporter Inter RAO is seeking to acquire power plants in Europe and Turkey to diversify its assets and enter new markets, the company’s head of strategy and investment said.

15 February 2012
Pipelines

Sichuan cuts WEP II gas prices in bid to ease shortages

Southwest China's Sichuan Province reduced the wholesale price of gas sourced from the second West-East Gas Pipeline (WEP II) at the start of this year following a twice-yearly price review.

15 February 2012
Pipelines

Dominant Aussie gas grid operator ups the ante on eastern seaboard

With its hostile takeover bid for rival HDF, Australia’s largest pipeline operator APA is grasping for an even larger share of the country’s transmission system.

14 February 2012
Pipelines

Technip wins contract for Saudi Arabia pipeline

France’s Technip has been awarded a contract by Kuwait Gulf Oil Company for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning assistance of a gas export pipeline running from Saudi Arabia to Kuwait, the company announced on Tuesday.

14 February 2012
Storage

Romania seeking to increase storage capacity by 2015

Romania's state-owned gas firm Romgaz plans to expand its gas storage capacity by 200 million cubic metres (MMcm) leading up to 2015 to cater for an increase in domestic demand a source at the company told Interfax on Tuesday.

14 February 2012

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