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India to increase gas price by 14%

India’s government-set gas price is set to rise by 14% from October, to $3.5/MMBtu

31 August 2018
An ENN city gas facility Markets

China dangles subsidies to spur city gas storage

China’s city gas distributors are unlikely to be enticed by a government offer to subsidise investment in storage facilities.

31 August 2018
Construction of the original South Stream pipeline in Bulgaria Markets

South Stream Lite likely to terminate in Hungary

The lack of infrastructure linking Hungary to Austria suggests Gazprom may use South Stream Lite to serve only the Balkans

31 August 2018
Markets

Kunlun Energy finds alternatives to US LNG ahead of tariffs

Kunlun Energy will offset the impact of China’s proposed tariff on LNG imports from the United States by buying more supplies from Qatar, Australia and Russia.

30 August 2018
Markets

India to reduce Iranian oil imports following US sanctions

India is set to significantly cut its imports of Iranian crude in response to sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States.

30 August 2018
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Vedanta takes 41 blocks in Indian open acreage auction

Vedanta has emerged as the big winner of the first licensing round held under India’s open acreage licensing policy.

29 August 2018
A coal-fired power plant in Israel. Markets

Israel’s power reforms set to boost gas consumption

The opening-up of Israel's electricity sector to competition will increase the country's demand for gas.

29 August 2018
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Riyadh sets 40-year limit on Aramco’s rights to oil and gas fields

Saudi Arabia has set a limit to the time that Saudi Aramco has exclusive rights to the kingdom’s oil and gas fields

28 August 2018
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Groningen gas output may be capped at 19.4 bcm from October 2018

The Dutch economic ministry has proposed reducing the gas production cap at the Netherlands’ Groningen field to 19.4 billion cubic metres per year from October

28 August 2018
A steelworks in the Chinese province of Hebei Environment

Hebei pushes on with coal-to-gas switch

Hebei, one of China’s most polluted provinces, is continuing to convert homes and businesses from coal to gas as local authorities work to control air pollution this winter.

28 August 2018
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Xi’an to eliminate coal-fired power by 2020

Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in central China, aims to eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2020 to tackle air pollution

24 August 2018
Markets

Capital of Zhejiang moves to plug 200 Mcm gas shortage

Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in eastern China, has suffered a gas supply shortage of 200 Mcm since July

24 August 2018
Upstream

DEA Norge receives drilling permit for Norwegian Continental Shelf

DEA Norge has received a permit to drill wildcat well 7321/4-1 in production licence 721 on Norway’s Continental Shelf

24 August 2018
New Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and former Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg Environment

Political squabbles add to Aussie emissions uncertainty

A disagreement over energy policy has led to a change in leadership in Australia and further uncertainy over plans to reduce emissions.

24 August 2018
Markets

Beijing targets residential users and polluted areas for winter gas supply

China is aiming to improve planning for winter gas supplies to prioritise residential users and highly polluted areas, the country’s cabinet said on Wednesday.

23 August 2018
Markets

US senators push FERC to speed up LNG export approvals

FERC needs to speed up the permitting process for pending LNG export projects, eight Republican US senators have said.

22 August 2018
The landing point  of Nord Stream 1  in Germany Markets

WTO ruling may favour Russia in OPAL probe

Moscow sees the WTO ruling against capacity restrictions on OPAL as a big win, as it could influence a final verdict by the ECJ expected early next year.

22 August 2018
China Gas storage tanks Markets

China Gas manoeuvres for expansion into midstream

Taking a stake in a provincial pipeline operator has positioned China Gas Holdings to expand into LNG imports and gas storage.

21 August 2018
Markets

Ukrainian gas route must be economic to stay open – Putin

Maintaining Russian gas transit along the Ukrainian route will be possible only if there is demand for it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

20 August 2018
CNOOC’s Tianjin LNG terminal Markets

China unlikely to drop threat of tariffs on US LNG

China is expected to follow through on its threat to impose tariffs on US LNG, betting on extensive preparations and improved market liquidity to see it through the winter demand season.

20 August 2018

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