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Pipelines

Shanxi Province gas distributor to receive discounted gas via WEP

Shanxi Compress Natural Gas (Shanxi CNG), a local gas distributor in Shanxi Province's Linyi and Yongji counties, will receive discounted natural gas from China National Petroleum Corp's (CNPC) West-East Natural Gas Pipeline (WEP) through the end of the year, the Shanxi Provincial Pricing Bureau announced on Wednesday.

20 October 2011
Gas to Power

EC urges industry to move away from oil-indexed supply contracts

The gas industry needs to move away from oil-indexation in long-term supply contracts if gas is to remain a competitive fuel for electricity generation, the European Commission (EC) said in a draft document obtained by Energy Monitor on Tuesday.

20 October 2011
Pipelines

New pipeline raises prospects of Amazon exports

Brazilian state-controlled company Petrobras has won regulatory approval for a 140 km pipeline linking the Juruá gas field deep in the Amazon rainforest to the Urucu hub near the city of Manaus.

19 October 2011
Pipelines

Ashgabat slams Russia’s bid to hinder Caspian pipeline projects

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry has criticised what it says is Moscow’s opposition to the creation of a natural gas supply route to Europe.

19 October 2011
Pipelines

Q&A: Harry Sachinis, CEO of DEPA

Interfax talks to Harry Sachinis, Chairman and CEO of Greece’s Public Gas Corporation (DEPA), about the prospect of bringing Caspian gas to Europe via the planned 10 billion cubic metres per year Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI) pipeline.

19 October 2011
Pipelines

ITGI’s role in meeting European demand

Harry Sachinis talks to Interfax about the ITGI pipeline and the role DEPA has in the project.

19 October 2011
Pipelines

CNPC breaks ground on Hutubi underground gas storage depot in Xinjiang

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has begun construction of a RMB 9.37 billion ($1.47 billion) underground gas storage (UGS) depot in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’s Hutubi County, the company said on Tuesday.

19 October 2011
Pipelines

Beijing's expanded gas capacity tames fear of shortages

Expanded natural gas transmission and storage capacity in Beijing has lessened the likelihood of gas shortages in the capital this winter, a PetroChina department director told Interfax on Wednesday.

19 October 2011
Pipelines

Iran and Pakistan court China for pipeline project

Iran and Pakistan are keen to see China link-up to their natural gas pipeline network, but talks on such a co-operation remain in the very early stages, Xia Yishan, director of the Centre for Energy Strategy Studies told Interfax on Tuesday.

18 October 2011
Pipelines

WEP II link to double Jiangxi's natural gas consumption in 2012

East China's Jiangxi Province is expected to double its consumption of natural gas next year once the province's link to the second West-East Natural Gas Pipeline (WEP II) is completed, a source with the Jiangxi arm of the National Development and Reform Commission (Jiangxi NDRC) told Interfax on Tuesday.

18 October 2011
Pipelines

KMI’s huge pipeline deal is safe haven in torrid environment

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) will become the largest United States natural gas pipeline operator, more than doubling its network with the $21.1 billion cash and stock acquisition of Houston-based energy company, El Paso Corporation.

17 October 2011
Gas to Power

India may ban some generators from cheap, domestic gas

With gas-fired power plants running at about 75% of their capacity because of growing shortages, the Indian Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is considering a law that would ban merchant generators from buying cheaper domestic gas unless they sell the power at regulated tariffs.

14 October 2011
Pipelines

GreenStream pipeline flows re-start

Italian oil major Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) launched test gas flows through the GreenStream pipeline on Thursday, with the aim of fully reinstating Libyan gas flows to Italy.

14 October 2011
Gas to Power

Shenyang to receive 1.3 bcm of gas from Fuxin CTG project

Liaoning Province's Shenyang City has finalised a supply deal for 1.3 billion cubic metres (45.9 billion cubic feet) of natural gas from China Datang's Fuxin coal-to-gas (CTG) project, China Datang said on Thursday.

13 October 2011
Pipelines

Belarus asks Gazprom to delay 2011 gas payments to 2012 - source

Belarus and Gazprom are discussing the possibility of putting off payment of the republic’s 2011 gas debts until next year, a source familiar with the negotiations told Interfax.

13 October 2011
Pipelines

Ukraine ups gas royalties 2.8% in September

Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry increased the adjusted coefficient for calculating royalty payments on gas by 2.8% – from 1.9286 August to 1.9825 in September.

12 October 2011
Pipelines

Nabucco will not be delayed, insists consortium

The Nabucco pipeline consortium – which aims to bring Azeri gas into Austria and Europe by 2017 - on Wednesday played down speculation that the project was facing delays, but confirmed that the first gas from the 16 bcm/y Shah-Deniz II field may not be exported before 2018.

12 October 2011
Pipelines

Gazprom to start financing Chusovoi-Solikamsk gas pipeline next year - Perm Governor

Russian gas giant Gazprom might start financing the construction of the Chusovoi-Solikamsk gas pipeline in the Perm Territory in 2012, the territory's Governor, Oleg Chirkunov, told journalists on Wednesday.

12 October 2011
Pipelines

Nord Stream environmental impact in line with projections

The environmental impact of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in 2010, when the bulk of the offshore pipe was laid, was in line with the projections of environmental impact assessments or even smaller than expected, Nord Stream AG said in a statement on Tuesday.

11 October 2011
Pipelines

Petrobras CEO: Pipelines to deliver pre-salt gas

The Petrobras chief executive has said that although the financial terms of FLNG proposals are attractive, pipelines remain the favoured form of transit for Brazil’s pre-salt bounty.

11 October 2011

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