Essar’s 500 MW gas-fired power plant at Hazira, Gujarat. India’s power demand is expected to increase. (Essar) Forecasts

India’s power plans underestimate gas demand

India’s National Electricity Plan may be overestimating the role of hydro in future power generation and underestimating gas demand.

Lithuania’s Independence FSRU gives it leverage in gas contract negotiations. (Höegh LNG) Imports

Gazprom’s Lithuania return shows it pays to be cheap

Gazprom’s rising share of Lithuania’s gas market shows countries in the region may be struggling to find anyone to beat the Russians on price.

Engie starts supplying gas to Ukraine – Ukrtransgaz

France’s Engie has started supplying gas to Ukraine, delivering a total of 3.9 MMcm to the country’s gas transmission system over the first 10 days of 2017.

13 January 2017

Southern Iraq reaches 20 MMcm/d gas output

Southern Iraq is producing around 20 million cubic metres per day of gas.

13 January 2017

Gas supply situation deteriorates in Pakistan

Gas shortages are worsening in Islamabad and the Punjab region of Pakistan.

13 January 2017

British Columbia boosts gas output and exports in 9M 2016

British Columbia’s gas production and exports to the United States increased by 7% in the first nine months of 2016.

13 January 2017

Egypt to meet domestic demand by 2018 – Molla

Egypt will be able to meet its gas needs with domestic output alone by 2018, said Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tareq El Molla.

12 January 2017

Gazprom export price rises for non-FSU countries

The price at which Gazprom will sell gas to non-FSU countries in January has risen to $197/Mcm from $189/Mcm in December.

12 January 2017

Australia lifts export estimates for 2016-2017 to 52.4 mt

Australia will export 52.4 mt of LNG in the 2016-2017 fiscal year and 67.3 mt in 2017-2018 as a result of increased shipments to Japan, South Korea and China.

11 January 2017

Australia and Japan sign deal on hydrogen exports

Australia and Japan have signed a deal to ship liquid hydrogen from the state of Victoria, with the project expected to start in 2020.

11 January 2017

Armenia in talks with Iran and Turkmenistan over gas imports

Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan met ambassadors from Iran and Turkmenistan on Monday to discuss possible gas supplies from Turkmenistan via Iran.

11 January 2017

Iran ready to export gas to Iraq as soon as payment issue resolved

Iran is ready to supply gas to Iraq as soon as Baghdad takes steps to establish a system of payments, according to the country's deputy petroleum minister for international affairs and trading.

11 January 2017

Norway hits new record for gas exports

Norway set a new record for pipeline gas exports in 2016, with 108.56 billion cubic metres delivered to Europe.

11 January 2017

Supply diversification will be a challenge – ENTSOG

Maintaining supply diversification in Europe will be a challenge as the decline in indigenous production is likely to increase the region’s supply needs.

11 January 2017

Gazprom produces 419 bcm of gas in 2016

Gazprom produced 419.07 billion cubic metres of gas in 2016, up by 0.57% from 418.47 bcm in 2015, Gazprom’s press office has said.

10 January 2017

Germany’s imports from Gazprom reach record 49.8 bcm last year

Gazprom exported a record 49.8 billion cubic metres of gas to Germany in 2016, exceeding the 45.3 bcm it sent to the country in 2015 by 10%.

10 January 2017
Source: Enagas, Snam Rete Gas, Interfax

African gas exports fall in the first week of the year

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 3% in the first week of the year, to 889.9 MMcm.

10 January 2017

PetroChina’s Daqing oilfield produces 3.77 bcm in 2016

PetroChina’s Daqing oilfield produced 36.35 mt of crude oil and 3.77 billion cubic metres of gas in 2016.

9 January 2017

Russian gas output up 0.7%

Russian gas production rose by 0.7% year on year in 2016, to 640.0 billion cubic metres, the latest data from CDU TEK shows.

9 January 2017

Malaysia’s reliance on gas set to decline

Gas’s consumption in Malaysia’s power sector is set to fall by more than 25% by 2019, according to the Energy Commission.

9 January 2017

US to become net energy exporter by 2026 – EIA

The United States is projected to become a net exporter of energy – particularly gas – over the next decade, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017.

6 January 2017

Cold weather forces Botas to ration Turkey’s gas power supply

Botas will cut the supply to Turkey’s gas-fired power plants by 50% starting on Friday.

6 January 2017

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