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Pipelines

Nabucco completes environmental approval process for Hungarian transit

The Nabucco consortium received its last environmental permit on Tuesday for transit through Hungary in a development that paves the way for the project to finalise its construction permission in the key central European transit state.

15 August 2012
Pipelines

Oceanologists plan to study Caspian seabed ready for Nabucco

Russia's Shirshov Institute of Oceanology has long-term intentions to study the seabed in the south of the Caspian Sea around where the Nabucco West pipeline may be built, the institute’s director Robert Nigmatulin said on Tuesday.

15 August 2012
Gas to Power

MOL postpones gas-fired power plant investment

Hungary’s MOL will postpone investment in its new 860 megawatt gas-fired power plant, the company announced in its half-year results on Tuesday, citing an unfavourable generation outlook.

15 August 2012
Gas to Power

Panamanian power producers eye gas

Panama’s power producers are planning to become the first Central American gas consumers following the introduction of a new gas law. Three power producers, representing half of Panama’s total installed thermal capacity, are interested in switching to gas.

14 August 2012
Pipelines

Deliveries to Primorye disrupted 15 times since December

Deliveries of gas through the Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok gas pipeline to power facilities in Primorye have been stopped or restricted 15 times since December 2011, the chief executive of RAO Energy System of East, Sergei Tolstoguzov, told reporters on Friday.

13 August 2012
Pipelines

APA tightens noose in tussle for HDF’s Epic Energy

If the ongoing battle to acquire Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDF) is anything to go by, eastern Australia’s mainline gas pipelines are set for boom times ahead thanks to strong predicted demand from LNG exporters.

10 August 2012
Gas to Power

Guangzhou targets gas-fired distributed energy expansion

Guangzhou, a major city in south China, will build around 58 gas-fired distributed energy resource (DER) projects by 2020, according to an environment impact report from the local branch of the National Development and Reform Commission.

10 August 2012
Pipelines

Shah Deniz consortium could take 50% equity in TAP

Stakeholders in the Shah Deniz consortium could take up to 50% equity in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in exchange for financing the $1.8 billion project.

9 August 2012
Gas to Power

Huaneng breaks ground on $500 million gas-to-power project

China Huaneng Group, the country’s largest power producer by installed capacity, has begun construction of a gas-fired combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) project in Tianjin municipality, Huaneng said in a statement on Wednesday.

9 August 2012
Storage

EIA forecast US gas inventories to reach record high by November

The United States Energy Information Administration has forecast gas inventories will hit a record high of almost 113.27 bcm by 1 November, despite a projected inventory build of 41.82 bcm in the 2012 injection season, which would be the smallest build since 1991.

9 August 2012
Gas to Power

China Energy Engineering launches operations at Zhejiang gas-fired plant

China Energy Engineering Group launched commercial operations at Zhejiang province’s first gas-fired cogeneration plant on Monday evening, the company said on Tuesday.

8 August 2012
Pipelines

Urengoi-Surgut pipeline to increase capacity

Western Siberia’s Urengoi-Surgut pipeline, which moves oil and gas condensate mixture from the Urengoi condensate plant to the Surgut stabilisation plant, will increase in capacity from 9.5 mtpa to 12 mtpa, subcontractor Lengazspetstroy said in a press release on Wednesday.

8 August 2012
Gas to Power

Gas price gains slow coal-to-gas power switching

Rising gas prices have begun to discourage coal-to-gas switching in the power sector in the United States, which may lead to further price weakness.

7 August 2012
Pipelines

CNPC completes China-Myanmar pipeline welding

China National Petroleum Corp. has completed welding of 452 km of gas pipeline during construction of the China-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline within China, the company said on Monday.

7 August 2012
Pipelines

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

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