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Pipelines

Entso-e prepares ground for cross-border cost allocation

The European Association of Electricity Transmission System Operators (Entso-e) will present a new Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) this week. The proposal will include a cost-sharing methodology applicable for infrastructure projects of pan-European importance.

27 February 2012
Pipelines

TAP begins Vlore survey

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has started a nearshore survey north of Vlore in south-eastern Albania, TAP reported on Thursday.

24 February 2012
Storage

Centrica cancels Bain storage project and two CCGT plants

British utility Centrica has decided to cancel its Bains storage project, on the back of seismic survey results, as well as shut down two UK gas-fired power stations as a result of low spark spreads.

24 February 2012
Pipelines

Sichuan and Chongqing set for 4 bcm supply boost

The Zhongwei-Guiyang Pipeline, operated by China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), is set to transmit 4 billion cubic metres of gas to Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality this year once it comes online in June, the state-run Chongqing Daily reported on Friday.

24 February 2012
Gas to Power

Hydro will edge out gas for Colombia’s power generation

Colombia looks set to increase its dependence on hydropower during the coming decade, with gas unlikely to gain much traction as a fuel source in the country’s power sector, according to a report released by Fitch Ratings earlier this month.

24 February 2012
Gas to Power

Nigerian power deal rounds off US trade mission

United States company Symbion Power and Nigeria’s Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) signed a partnership agreement in Lagos this week to look at joint investment in the country’s ailing power sector.

23 February 2012
Pipelines

European TSOs buy up Eni interests

Transmission system operators Snam and Fluxys unveiled plans to buy Italian company Eni’s interests in the Interconnector (UK) pipeline, the Interconnector Zeebrugge terminal and Huberator, the operator of the Zeebrugge gas trading hub

23 February 2012
Pipelines

Medvedev asks Gazprom for 63 bcm max South Stream volume

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has asked Gazprom to design and build the South Stream gas pipeline with a view to pumping a maximum of 63 bcm of gas per year.

22 February 2012
Gas to Power

Huaneng, CPI bolster gas power presence

China Huaneng Group and China Power Investment, two of the country's largest power producers, are pushing ahead with gas-fired power projects

22 February 2012
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

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