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Shining Path insurgents blight Peru’s gas future

The new threat of Shining Path guerillas is complicating the much-needed development of Peru’s gas transport infrastructure.

7 August 2012
Gas to Power

Tepco takes 1.46 of spot cargoes in Q1 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) imported 1.46 million tons (mt) of spot and short-term LNG in the first quarter (Q1) of the Japanese financial year, as ongoing nuclear outages left it almost entirely dependent on thermal feedstocks.

7 August 2012
Pipelines

South Sudan reaches oil transit deal with Sudan

South Sudan announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Sudan for an average oil transit fee of $10.05 per barrel, potentially resolving a key sticking point in the relationship between the two countries.

6 August 2012
Gas to Power

US pipeline seeks long-term commitments

Pipeline companies are telling US regulators that power producers, rather than existing customers, should pay for these high-capacity lines.

6 August 2012
Gas to Power

GDF Suez confirms power plant closures in the UK

GDF Suez will close the 210 megawatt Derwent gas-fired power station in the UK by the end of 2012 because of poor margins for gas-to-power production, the company confirmed on Thursday.

2 August 2012
Gas to Power

Power utility seeks pipeline gas alternative to pricey LNG

Shenzhen Nanshan Power is in talks to offtake inexpensive pipeline gas from China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), a Nanshan representative told Interfax on Wednesday, as high gas prices crimp the embattled utility’s electricity generation.

2 August 2012
Pipelines

CNOOC breaks ground on gas projects in coastal China

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) plans to invest RMB 4.88 billion ($765.81 million) on expanding an LNG import terminal and building two gas pipelines in coastal Fujian province, the local government said on Monday.

1 August 2012
Pipelines

Half of Russian exports could transit South Stream – expert

South Stream will have the capacity to handle half of Russia’s gas exports to the EU if it gets built and, although analysts warn it would be a very expensive project, Putin has said it will go ahead.

1 August 2012
Pipelines

TransCanada, ExxonMobil's Alaskan pipeline to assess interest

TransCanada and ExxonMobil’s Alaska Pipeline Project, which will bring North Slope gas to market, will conduct a non-binding solicitation of interest to identify parties interested in securing gas shipping capacity, the two companies announced on Monday.

31 July 2012
Pipelines

South Stream Transport starts consultations for EIA

South Stream Transport, a joint venture between Gazprom, Eni and EDF, has started consultations in preparation for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Russian segment of the South Stream pipeline.

31 July 2012
Pipelines

Southern Corridor decision expected in second quarter 2013

The consortium developing Shah Deniz will make a final decision on which pipeline to choose for the Southern Corridor in the second quarter of 2013, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Tuesday.

31 July 2012
Pipelines

TAPI project to be discussed in autumn

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project is to be discussed at meetings scheduled in London, New York and Singapore this September and October, according to Turkmenistan’s government.

30 July 2012
Gas to Power

Israel Electric Corp. considering Leviathan gas

State-owned Israel Electric Corp. is considering buying gas from the Leviathan field after lead developer Noble Energy announced that it will begin delivering Leviathan gas to Israel in 2016, Globes reported on Sunday.

30 July 2012
Pipelines

Gas pipeline complexity works to TransCanada’s advantage

The particular challenges of the Coastal Gas Link pipeline from British Columbia to Canada’s western coast gave TransCanada an advantage over potentially lower-cost competitors for the project, according to Chief Executive Russ Girling.

30 July 2012
Pipelines

CNPC to start initial operations on WEP III by year-end

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) will begin trial operations on part of a landmark cross-country pipeline by the end of this year, state media reported on Monday.

30 July 2012
Pipelines

Hungary-Slovakia transit pipeline secures €75 mln loan

Hungarian state-owned bank MFB secured a €75 million ($92.42 million) loan from the European Investment bank to build the Hungarian portion of a Hungary-Slovakia transit pipeline.

27 July 2012
Gas to Power

South Sudan hopes for gas-fired development

South Sudan’s government is planning to use associated gas to develop gas-to-power infrastructure when the country’s oil production resumes.

27 July 2012
Pipelines

Shah Deniz 2 decision looms for TAP and Nabucco West

With TAP and Nabucco West the only projects left in the running for gas offtake from Shah Deniz 2 each project is having to prove both its political and economic case.

27 July 2012
Pipelines

China, Turkmenistan press ahead with cross-border pipeline

Construction of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline’s (CACP’s) third trunk line within Turkmenistan will begin in September, Bayram Klychmamedov, a counsellor with the Turkmen embassy in Beijing, confirmed to Interfax on Friday.

27 July 2012
Gas to Power

Turkey wants to reduce gas-fired power generation

The Turkish government wants to reduce the volume of gas-fired power generation in the country’s electricity mix from 53% to 30% by 2023, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız said on Tuesday, according to the Cihan News Agency.

26 July 2012

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