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Pipelines

Maintenance disrupts Norwegian exports to Germany

Gas flow through the Europipe line linking Norwegian production to the German network was cut on Friday, with transmission network operator Gassco conducting scheduled maintenance work at a receiving station at Emden on Germany's North Sea coast.

8 June 2012
Gas to Power

Gas: Golden Age hero or ‘dirty fuel’ villain?

As gas takes market share from coal in power generation in the United States, proponents of renewables may characterise it as a ‘dirty fuel’ rather than a ‘bridge’.

8 June 2012
Pipelines

De Margerie to visit Myanmar

Total’s Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie said he is planning to visit Myanmar during a press conference on the final day of the World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

8 June 2012
Pipelines

Conditions on China-Myanmar pipeline route 'very dangerous'

The territory through which China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is constructing its twin-pipeline project in Myanmar is “very dangerous,” a source with knowledge of the matter told Interfax at the World Gas Conference.

8 June 2012
Pipelines

Pakistan hopes to lure Gazprom, other foreign majors

In the hopes of attracting more foreigners to its gas sector, Pakistan is in talks with the likes of Gazprom about funding the proposed TAPI pipeline and taking part in new exploration and production ventures.

8 June 2012
Gas to Power

Panjiang to boost installed CBM power capacity

State-owned Panjiang Group plans to increase its installed power capacity from CBM to 850 megawatts (MW) by 2015 from 70.2 MW at present, the Xinhua news agency reported on 2 June.

8 June 2012
Pipelines

Putin visit aims to revive China-Russia gas talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China this week may help negotiations between Beijing and Moscow over the sale of Russian gas that have rumbled on without success for years.

7 June 2012
Pipelines

South Asia builds pipelines as it gears up for gas boom

South Asian countries are pushing infrastructure expansion to the top of their priority lists as they tout their region as the new hub of gas sector investments and projects.

7 June 2012
Pipelines

TransCanada selected for GasLink project

Royal Dutch Shell has selected TransCanada to design, build and operate the proposed Coastal GasLink project, a C$4 billion, 700 km gas pipeline connecting gas-producing areas such as the Montney and Horn River shales to LNG Canada, a Shell-led joint venture with PetroChina, Kogas and Mitsubishi to build an LNG export facility on Canada’s west co

6 June 2012
Storage

Local opposition plagues UK storage project

Plans for new gas storage facilities in the UK have suffered a further setback, with Lancashire County Council formally objecting to plans to build new caverns for up to 900 million cubic metres (MMcm) of gas storage.

6 June 2012
Pipelines

Injection begins at Germany's giant caverns

Germany's largest utility E.On began injecting gas into the new Etzel salt cavern storage project in Lower Saxony on Sunday, providing another option for regulating North Sea gas and pipeline imports from Nord Stream.

6 June 2012
Pipelines

China targets 100 bcm of gas storage by 2030

China will target roughly 100 billion cubic metres of gas in underground storage capacity by 2030, a similar storage volume to Europe or the entire Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

6 June 2012
Pipelines

CNPC and Sinopec to link pipelines in Wuxue

China’s two largest energy producers have a plan to connect their largest gas pipelines at a juncture in the city of Wuzue in Hubei.

6 June 2012
Gas to Power

Gazprom eyes gas-powered generation in Europe

Investment in gas-powered generation in Europe is not profitable in the current economic climate, Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller said at the annual European Business Congress meeting. However, a Gazprom representative confirmed to Interfax that the company continues to review the possibility of projects involving gas-fuelled generation in Eu

1 June 2012
Pipelines

Gazprom, Slovenia set up joint venture for implementing South Stream project

Gazprom and Slovenia’s Plinovodi have signed the founding documents for the South Stream Slovenia joint venture at a meeting with Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa.

1 June 2012
An aerial photo of northern Uganda Gas to Power

Uganda to use gas to generate electricity – minister

Big oil finds in Uganda’s Lake Albert also include associated gas that is desperately needed to alleviate a crisis in the country’s energy supply.

1 June 2012
Storage

No agreement yet on Gazprom, Naftogaz Ukrainy changes

Even preliminary agreements on changing gas contracts have not been reached between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy, Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller told Interfax.

1 June 2012
Pipelines

PetroChina secures private investment for WEP III

PetroChina has signed up three new stakeholders, including a domestic private investment vehicle, to participate in the planned third West-East Gas Pipeline (WEP III), at a ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday.

31 May 2012
Pipelines

KazTransGas may raise gas price for Kyrgyzstan

KazTransGas, the operator of Kazakhstan’s gas transport system, may increase the price of gas for Kyrgyzstan with the aim of recouping its investment in the joint Kazakh-Kyrgyz company Kyrkazgas.

31 May 2012
Pipelines

Decision on Tanzania's $1 billion pipeline 'imminent'

A final decision on the construction of a pipeline connecting Mnazi Bay with capital city Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is “imminent” as the financing is almost in place, Wentworth Resources Managing Director Geoff Bury told Interfax this week.

31 May 2012

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