China Huaneng Group’s gas-fired power station in Beijing. Power is a growth sector for gas. (Huaneng) Production & Consumption

Gas tipped for bridge role in China’s energy plan

Details of China’s latest five-year energy plan have trickled out, with gas likely to play an important role as the country cleans up its fuel mix.

Truck-loading at the Gate LNG terminal. Experts believe the small-scale sector could lift European demand. (Gate) Forecasts

Small-scale projects to boost European gas sector

Europe needs more gas infrastructure to boost demand and meet climate targets, despite excess capacity and forecasts of flat demand.

US increases pipeline capacity to Mexico

The United States has increased its pipeline capacity for gas exports to Mexico to 207 MMcm/d.

2 December 2016

Indonesia withdraws from OPEC over production limits

Indonesia has temporarily withdrawn from OPEC following the organisation’s decision to cut global production by 1.2 million barrels of oil per day next year.

2 December 2016

Pakistan should prioritise gas for industry this winter – executives

Pakistani industrial executives have urged the government to prioritise supplying gas to industry over the winter.

2 December 2016

Armenia plans to alter Russian gas contract pricing

The Armenian government has approved the signing of a protocol to make changes to its agreement with Russia for formulating gas prices.

2 December 2016

Gazprom exports to non-CIS countries up 11.8%

Gazprom exported 161.6 billion cubic metres of gas to non-CIS countries between January and November 2016, up by 11.8% compared with the same period in 2015.

2 December 2016

Russia increases oil and gas condensate production

Russia produced 500.1 mt of oil and gas condensate in the first 11 months of 2016, 2.4% more than in the same period last year.

2 December 2016

Pakistan and Russia agree on transit price for north-south link

Pakistan and Russia have agreed on a transit price for the $2 billion north-south pipeline, which will transport gas from Pakistan’s LNG terminals in Karachi to Lahore.

1 December 2016

US gas output down in September

United States gas production declined year on year in September 2016, according to preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration.

1 December 2016

China warned of production decline following spending cuts

China’s oil and gas production may fall more steeply next year since NOCs slashed exploration and production spending as a result of globally low oil prices.

30 November 2016

Germany, Italy own half of EU gas import contracts

Germany and Italy account for more than half of the gas contracted by EU countries with non-EU suppliers.

30 November 2016

Chinese LNG imports up by 15% year on year in October

China imported 1.83 mt of LNG in October, down by one-quarter month on month but up by 15% from a year ago

29 November 2016

Chinese gas consumption up by 7.2% in October

China’s gas consumption rose by 7.2% in October on an annual basis, to 15.5 billion cubic metres.

28 November 2016

Yamalo-Nenets gas output down slightly in Jan-Oct 2016

Gas production in Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district fell by 0.9% year on year in January-October 2016, to 401.83 billion cubic metres.

28 November 2016

Trinidad’s new fields offer only short-term solutions

Production from Trinidad’s much-hyped new fields may only restore output to 2014 levels, given current decline rates.

28 November 2016

Eni and Sonatrach sign cooperation agreement

Italian supermajor Eni and Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach have signed a cooperation agreement for upstream developments and gas supply.

25 November 2016

Ukraine and Hungary discuss boosting reverse-flow supplies

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has met his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán to suggest holding a joint consultation on increasing reverse-flow gas deliveries to Ukraine.

25 November 2016

Gas will be long-term winner by 2040 – IEA

Gas use in the EU power sector fell by nearly 12% per year between 2010 and 2014, but overall demand for the fuel will increase over the next 25 years.

25 November 2016

Xi’an struggling to meet winter surge in gas demand

The main gas distributor in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province, is struggling to meet a surge in winter demand, local media has reported.

24 November 2016

Punjab to get uninterrupted gas supply for first time in five years

Industries in the Indian state of Punjab will receive an uninterrupted gas supply for the first time this winter after more than five years of shortages

24 November 2016

Global gas production up by 1.6% in 2015 – Eni

World gas production grew by 1.6% in 2015, driven by the United States and Iran, according to the 15th edition of Eni’s World Oil and Gas Review.

24 November 2016

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