A South African coal-fired power plant. The IPP tender for gas-fired power in the country has hit snags. (Eskom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

An LNG-to-power tender, South African style

South Africa’s gas-fired IPP tender will open up a new market to LNG and power developers – and with that, some new challenges.

By Leigh Elston 27 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Enarsa launches tender for GNEA gas pipeline

Argentine state-owned energy company Enarsa has launched a tender for the operation and maintenance of several sections of the proposed Gasoducto del NEA gas pipeline.

14 February 2017
E.On solar generation in Pellworm, Germany. The cost of solar PV has been falling. (E.On) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Renewables subsidies may dwindle from 2020

Europe’s need to subsidise renewables may gradually start to dwindle from 2020 partly due to lower costs for mature technologies, an EU-funded study has found.

14 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline exports to Europe bounce back

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 3.7% week on week, to 973.2 million cubic metres, after having fallen by 3.7% the previous week.

14 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China Tianchen launches Turkish underground storage project

China Tianchen Engineering’s 1 billion cubic metre underground gas storage project in Aksaray, Turkey, went online on 10 February.

13 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan secures lower price for Russian pipeline gas

Pakistan has asked Russia to cut the transit fee of the gas pipeline it is planning to build to connect Karachi and Lahore.

13 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas will struggle against coal in Bangladesh

Gas will lose out to coal in Bangladesh’s power sector, local media has reported.

13 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kazakhstan launches LNG power plant

Kazakhstan’s Global Gas Group has launched an LNG-fired power plant in Astana. LNG is supplied to the plant by Gazprom.

13 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkey launches Lake Tuz storage facility

The Lake Tuz underground gas storage facility in south central Anatolia was opened on Friday during a ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

13 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russia ready to modernise Slovenian power plants

Russian companies are ready to take part in a project to modernise Slovenia’s power plants, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

13 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Guizhou to expand gas grid

Guizhou in southwest China will expand its gas grid to cover 50 counties this year, local media reported.

10 February 2017
Russia and Turkey are committed to the Turkish Stream project. (Russian Presidency) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russia-Turkey tensions fail to derail Turkish Stream

Russia and Turkey appear to have too much riding on the Turkish Stream pipeline to let their recent spats disrupt it.

10 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Grupo Bolognesi given deadline to prove power plants’ viability

Brazilian authorities have given the Grupo Bolognesi conglomerate until August to prove the financial viability of two gas-to-power plants.

9 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TransCanada hold talks to beat US shale to Ontario

Energy infrastructure company TransCanada is holding a second round of negotiations with producers in Calgary to deliver gas from Western Canada to Ontario.

9 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russia to wait for EU support on second Turkish Stream line

Russia does not plan to build a second line of the proposed Turkish Stream pipeline to Europe without guarantees and approval from the European Commission.

9 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Twenty new gas pipelines planned for Hebei province

Hebei province in central China plans to build 20 new gas pipelines by the end of 2020, expanding the total length of the province’s pipeline network to more than 8,000 km.

8 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Guanghui Energy to build new LNG storage tanks at Qidong

Shanghai-listed Guanghui Energy said on Tuesday that it plans to invest RMB 700 million in 2017 to build two tanks at its LNG terminal in Qidong.

8 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sembcorp to build gas-fired power plant for Myanmar

Myanmar’s ministry of electricity and energy has signed an agreement with Singapore’s Sembcorp to build a 225 MW gas-fired power plant in Myingyan.

8 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

New route for Iran-Oman pipeline will not affect cost – Zanganeh

Bijan Zanganeh, Iran’s oil minister, has said that re-routing a planned gas pipeline connecting Iran and Oman will not affect the cost of the project.

8 February 2017
Officials tour Tanzanian gas infrastructure. The government is planning to cut its ties with IPPs. (Tanzanian energy ministry) Pipelines, Storage & Power

IPP dispute spells gloom for Tanzanian power

The government’s reluctance to raise power prices and its growing debts to IPPs could leave Tanzania struggling to meet its ambitious power targets.

8 February 2017
An Irish gas-fired power station. Ireland’s gas supply has been in the spotlight after Brexit. (Synergen) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ireland mulls FSRU solution to counter Brexit

Brexit means Ireland’s energy supply security is becoming a major unknown, but LNG and gas storage could form part of Dublin’s solution.

8 February 2017

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