Inside WEP II. China’s oil and gas majors must separate out their pipeline businesses. (CNPC) Pipelines, Storage & Power

China treading cautiously on oil and gas reforms

China’s recently released guidelines for oil and gas reform have been criticised for failing to move the needle, but one expert argues they’ve fulfilled their purpose.

By Colin Shek 21 June 2017
Romanian gas wells. The country has considerable gas and coal reserves. (Petrom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Brussels pressures Romania to integrate gas market

The European Commission has challenged Romania’s grid operator Transgaz over underinvestment in infrastructure that it says may prevent exports to neighbouring countries.

9 June 2017
Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani is making good on his promise to boost gas pipeline access. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rouhani’s push to improve domestic pipeline access

Iran’s IGAT-7 pipeline is back on the agenda as the government works to bring gas to cities in the country’s southeast region.

9 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

South Korean president reveals energy policy

South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, has outlined his energy policy, which sets a target to expand the share of gas in the country’s power mix from 18% to 27% by 2030.

8 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Zhejiang Energy Group launches new pipeline

Zhejiang Energy Group has launched a 104-km gas pipeline as an extension of the Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou pipeline.

8 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power of Siberia targets 1,100 km this year

Gazprom has built 774 km of the linear part of the 2,158 km Power of Siberia gas pipeline and plans to exceed the 1,100 km mark by the end of the year.

8 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Renewables and nuclear beat gas and coal in UK power

The UK’s wind, solar and nuclear power plants individually produced more electricity than gas- and coal-fired plants combined for the first time on Wednesday.

8 June 2017
Pipeline laying in the United States. Experts say relaxing regulations will cause serious safety concerns. (FERC) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Trump deregulation could put pipeline safety at risk

The proposed bonfire of red tape in Washington could cause serious safety problems where gas pipelines are concerned, experts say.

8 June 2017
The use of LNG trucks for supplies is helping drive demand for the fuel. (Shandong Hengfu Luzhou New Energy) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Cheap LNG winning over industry fans in Shandong

Gas-on-gas competition is rising in the Chinese province of Shandong, as LNG prices lure customers away from piped supplies.

8 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

First gas from Ethiopia-Djibouti pipeline expected in 2019

A pipeline to import gas from Djibouti and send it to Ethiopia is "progressing", Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s minister for water, irrigation and electricity, has told Interfax.

7 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kazmunaigas will ship 5 bcm to CNPC in 2017-2018

Kazakhstan’s Kazmunaigas will supply China National Petroleum Corp. with 5 billion cubic metres of gas this year and next, TSO Kaztransgas has said.

7 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

High gas prices see Indian power plants struggle

India’s gas-fired power plants are facing tough times as the high cost of gas is rendering them unviable.

7 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Surge in pipeline transactions on SHPGX

Piped gas transactions on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange surged to 1.83 bcm in May, up from 1.38 bcm the previous month.

7 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sinopec starts building Wen 23 gas storage facility

Sinopec has broken ground on the first phase of the Wen 23 underground gas storage facility, according to China’s National Development and Reform Commission.

6 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar can now use China pipelines for domestic supply

Myanmar is now able to use the China-Myanmar pipelines to deliver oil and gas to domestic customers.

6 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Snam dismisses rumours of Gazprom TAP capacity offer

Italian gas transmission system operator Snam has scotched rumours that it offered Gazprom capacity on a proposed expansion of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline to ship gas to Europe.

6 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Polish and Danish TSOs launch ‘open season’ for Baltic Pipe

Polish transmission system operator Gaz-System and its Danish counterpart Energinet.dk have launched an ‘open season’ for the proposed Baltic Pipe project.

6 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe gas exports down on all pipeline routes

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 11.5% week on week in Week 22, to 535.9 MMcm.

6 June 2017
A solar farm in India. The country is struggling to cope with the intermittency of renewables. (Flickr/Bart Speelman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Intermittent renewables pose problem for India

India has no clear solution to the problem of intermittency as the country adds renewable capacity to its grid, experts say.

6 June 2017
A pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. Gazprom may send volumes via the pipeline to western Europe. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom explores Turkish Stream options

Gazprom took advantage of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to consider its options for delivering gas to Europe via Turkish Stream.

5 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

BPTT sanctions Angelin project

BP Trinidad and Tobago has given the green light to development of its Angelin gas project, which will include the construction of a new offshore production facility.

5 June 2017

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