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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
Pipelines

The Kovykta factor

Could the recent award of the Kovykta field to Gazprom be a catalyst for Russia and China to reach an agreement over gas sales?

11 October 2011
Pipelines

Guangdong's Jiangmen City primed to receive CNOOC gas via pipeline

Jiangmen City in southern Guangdong Province will begin receiving natural gas from China National Offshore Corp.'s (CNOOC) gas fields in the South China Sea once the Zhongshan-Jiangmen Gas Pipeline goes online at the end of November, the Jiangmen municipal government announced on Sunday.

10 October 2011
Pipelines

Jingxi III gas pipeline to go online in Shaanxi by year-end

The third Jingxi Natural Gas Pipeline (Jingxi III) in central China's Shaanxi Province is slated to go online by the end of this year, a representative of the pipeline's operator Shaanxi Provincial Natural Gas (SPNGC) told Interfax on Monday.

10 October 2011
Pipelines

EMG launches international arbitration against Egyptian gas suppliers

Ampal-American Israel Corporation announced on Sunday that East Mediterranean Gas, the pipeline operator in which it holds a 12.5% interest, is pursuing legal action against Egyptian state-owned companies Egypt General Petroleum Corporation and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company for failure to deliver gas supplies.

10 October 2011
Pipelines

Ukraine losing $8 bln per year from gas deal with Russia - Kiev

Deputy Ukrainian Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Boris Kolesnikov has said that the gas agreement with Russia signed during the administration of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will end up costing the country $80 billion over 10 years.

10 October 2011
Storage

Slovakia-Ukraine reverse flow unlikely

There is little chance that Slovakian and Hungarian gas will be pumped into western Ukrainian underground storage facilities, Alexander Antonyuk, gas and power markets analyst, at the International Energy Agency told Interfax this week.

7 October 2011

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