Nord Stream 2 pipe segments in Finland. Policy & Regulation

MEPs challenge extension of EU gas laws

MEPs have voiced their disquiet over the proposed extension of the EU Gas Directive to pipelines from third countries.

By Andreas Walstad 19 January 2018
Policy & Regulation

South Korea to allocate 2018-2020 emissions allowances

South Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance is preparing to allocate emissions rights for the 2018-2020 period of its emissions trading scheme.

20 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Carbon capture unit installed at Mizushima plant in Okayama

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has installed a carbon capture unit at Nippon Ekitan Corp.’s Mizushima plant in Kurashiki, Okayama.

20 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Greece delays DESFA privatisation until February

Greece has delayed the privatisation deadline for its gas transmission operator, DESFA.

19 December 2017
Indonesian pipelines. Policy & Regulation

Pertamina-PGN merger gains traction

A bid to combine two of Indonesia’s state-owned giants could streamline the country’s gas market, although some hurdles remain.

19 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

India likely to discuss including gas under goods and service tax

The issue of including gas within India’s goods and services tax is likely to be brought up at the next GST council meeting because of growing demand from the industry.

18 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Rosneft wins access to Venezuela’s offshore riches

Rosneft has sought to produce – and export – Venezuela’s offshore gas for years. Caracas, which is facing a severe economic crisis, has finally signed up.

18 December 2017
A gas storage facility in Changbei, China. Policy & Regulation

China hands gas key role in winter heating

Policymakers want half of northern China heated by clean energy during winter within two years.

18 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Poland open to supplying LNG to Ukraine

Poland is ready to supply LNG to Ukraine and to support Kiev in the construction of interconnectors, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said.

15 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

China pushes local authorities to promote coal-to-gas switching

China’s National Energy Administration ordered local authorities on Thursday to promote coal-to-gas switching step by step.

15 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Philippines set to boost its tax on coal

The Philippines is set to increase its tax on coal, driving up the cost of power for consumers.

15 December 2017
The CMA CGM Kerguelen in Le Havre. Policy & Regulation

Green Corridor set for major LNG role – Purio

Walter Purio, chief executive of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute, discusses LNG’s future as a marine fuel.

14 December 2017
Mozambican energy minister Max Tonela Policy & Regulation

New energy minister for Mozambique as Eni closes sale

Max Tonela will lead the energy ministry as Mozambique takes the last step towards FID on its LNG project, while Exxon has closed the acquisition of its stake in Area 4.

14 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

World Bank to end lending for oil and gas after 2019

The World Bank will stop lending to oil and gas projects after 2019, the bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, said in Paris on Tuesday.

13 December 2017
Gas pipelines in Latvia Policy & Regulation

Russian shareholders resisting Latvian pipeline pressure

Russian shareholders look unlikely to sell their stakes in Latvia's transmission system, suggesting they want to maintain their influence in the Baltic gas market.

13 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

US energy sector power emissions fall between 2007-2015

Carbon emissions from the United States energy sector declined between 2007 and 2015 in 43 states and increased in eight, the Energy Information Administration has reported.

12 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Perry gives FERC extension on nuclear and coal plan

Rick Perry has given the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a 30-day extension to decide whether to prevent coal and nuclear power plants from closing.

12 December 2017
German NGV filling station Policy & Regulation

New German scheme may boost gas in transport – Iveco

The new measure will mean gas will be more competitive than petrol or diesel as a transport fuel in Germany.

12 December 2017
Essar gas-fire power plant Policy & Regulation

India’s ‘Power for All’ policy could boost gas demand

India’s scheme to increase grid connections could boost the use of its thermal power plants, but there are reservations over how much it will increase gas demand growth.

12 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

South Korean coal-to-gas power plant conversion set to underwhelm

Only one of South Korea’s nine planned coal-fired power plants is likely to be converted to gas, the country’s energy minister has said.

11 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Japanese SNG project contract awarded

Japanese groups assessing methods to produce SNG from carbon dioxide have awarded a contract to construct a plant to demonstrate the technology.

11 December 2017

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