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Gazprom, Eni to begin South Stream in December

Russian major Gazprom and Italy’s Eni aim to start building the South Stream gas pipeline in December, the Kremlin’s press office said on Monday

23 July 2012
Pipelines

Egypt-Israel pipeline attacked

A gas pipeline running from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has been attacked for the 15th time since February 2011, Reuters reported on Sunday.

23 July 2012
Gas to Power

BP to supply LNG to Israel, IEC seals Tamar gas deal

Israel Electric Corp (IEC). and the Tamar partners signed an agreement to supply gas from the Tamar gas field to the Rutenberg power station in Ashkelon on Sunday. The state-owned utility has also selected UK major BP to supply LNG to its temporary floating, regasification and storage unit which is scheduled to start receiving cargoes in December,

23 July 2012
Pipelines

Energy minister breaks ground on crucial pipeline project

Tanzanian Minister of Energy Sospeter Mhongo launched construction of the Mtwara to Dar es Salaam gas pipeline at a ceremony on Saturday, marking the beginning of what promises to be a crucial project for the country.

23 July 2012
Pipelines

Stroygazmontazh gets go ahead to build world's largest compressor station

Billionaire Arkady Rotenberg's construction holding Stroygazmontazh Corp. has won a request for proposals to build the world's largest compressor station, the Russkaya station, which will serve as the starting point of the South Stream offshore gas pipeline.

20 July 2012
Pipelines

KRI gas: playing the waiting game

Chevron’s acquisition of the Sarta and Rovi exploration blocks from India’s Reliance is a coup for the Kurdistan Regional Government, who, following ExxonMobil’s acquisition of six oil blocks last year, have now secured investment from North America’s first and second largest oil companies.

20 July 2012
Pipelines

Tussle for Queensland gas grid assets continues

The battle to acquire one of Eastern Australia’s strategic gas pipeline operators took another turn this week, pitching two heavyweight bidders against each other as they vie for a slice of Queensland’s LNG export bonanza.

20 July 2012
Pipelines

CNPC to spend $15.7 bln on UGS infrastructure

China’s progress in building underground gas storage facilities has been slow to date, but CNPC hopes to stimulate construction with a $15.7 billion UGS budget up to 2015.

19 July 2012
Pipelines

TMK shipments down by 2.8%

Russia's TMK, one of the world's top-three oil and gas industry pipe producers, reduced pipe shipments by 2.8% year-on-year in the first half of 2012 to 2.1 mt, the company said in a statement.

19 July 2012
Gas to Power

Gas to shift from helpful to harmful by 2030 – IEA

Gas as a substitute for coal can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but eventually it will shift from being a clean fuel to being a dirty one.

18 July 2012
Gas to Power

Israel approves Tamar and IEC supply contract

Israel’s economic social cabinet approved the gas supply contact between the Tamar partners and Israel Electric Corp. on Tuesday, Globes reported.

18 July 2012
Gas to Power

India may let gas-fired generators raise tariffs

With the worsening gas shortage stifling the development of new gas-fired power plants, India’s Ministry of Power is considering allowing for more flexibility between the cost of generating the electricity and the price generators can charge for the output, Power Secretary P Uma Shankar has told Interfax

17 July 2012
Pipelines

Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline agreement questioned

The intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline through Greece and Bulgaria allows for country participants to pull out of the project only after it has paid for itself, according to Transneft in its 2011 annual report.

16 July 2012
Pipelines

Shanxi breaks ground on four CBM pipelines

Construction on four CBM pipelines in central China’s Shanxi province began on Friday as part of a wider ‘gasification’ plan for the province.

16 July 2012
Gas to Power

Chinese bank could finance Ukrainian energy projects

China Development Bank could open a special credit facility of $3.6 billion to fund projects in Ukraine involving Chinese technology to convert power plants from gas to coal, according to the Ukrainian government.

16 July 2012
Pipelines

CNPC launches new route for Central Asian gas to Sichuan

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has put a new pipeline into operation that cuts the distance for Central Asian gas travelling to southwest China by 1,200 km, state media reported on Thursday.

13 July 2012
Pipelines

Black Sea may be a ‘game changer’ for Nabucco West - OMV

The exploitation of the largely unexplored Black Sea could be a “game changer” for the Nabucco West pipeline project, OMV spokesman Johannes Vetter told Interfax in an interview this week.

13 July 2012
Gas to Power

Lifeline for Kenya as World Bank approves Ethiopian cable

The World Bank has approved the first phase of the $1.3 billion Eastern Electricity Highway Project, a cross-border power cable that could ease Kenya's energy shortages.

13 July 2012
Pipelines

Russia, Turkey to discuss gas contracts next week

Turkey and Russia will hold high-level negotiations next week, with gas expected to be one of the topics for discussion, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax on Friday.

13 July 2012
Pipelines

TANAP project open to other investors - Azerbaijani president

The Trans-Anatolia Pipeline (TANAP), which is owned by the Azerbaijani and Turkish governments, is open for participation by other companies, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said at an expanded Cabinet of Ministers meeting.

12 July 2012

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