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Imports

Japan forecasts major increase in world gas demand

The world would need an additional 143 million tons of oil equivalent (mtoe); about 172 billion cubic metres of gas by 2035 in a low nuclear scenario, the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan (IEEJ) said in its Asia/World Energy Outlook 2011 report on Wednesday.

9 February 2012
Imports

CNPC plans gas condensate field in Uzbekistan

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) will begin developing the Vostochniy Alat gas condensate field in central Uzbekistan’s Bukhara-Khiva region this year, the Uzbekistan Daily reported on Wednesday.

9 February 2012
Imports

Italy turns to storage and oil-fired plants to avert gas crisis

Italy has turned to gas in storage and gas-fired power plants to try and deflect a gas crisis brought on by the combination of reduced flows of gas from Russia and freezing temperatures.

8 February 2012
Forecasts

Xinjiang looks to extend gas coverage to 80% of households

Western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region expects 80% of residents to have access to gas by 2013, Xue Lianjun, vice director of the Xinjiang Oil and Gas Management Office, told Interfax on Wednesday.

8 February 2012
Forecasts

CNPC sets ambitious gas output targets for 2012

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), the country's largest oil and gas producer, plans to increase gas production for 2012 to between 79.3 and 82.1 billion cubic metres from domestic resources, CNP

7 February 2012
Imports

Russian gas gap to France narrows

French major GDF Suez said that the gap in Russian gas supplies to the French market had narrowed, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday.

7 February 2012
Forecasts

US LNG exports will only cause minimal price rise – EIA offical

LNG exports from the United States will only cause the price of gas to rise “minimally” between 2015 and 2035, Energy Information Administration official Angelina LaRose told the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners conference on Sunday.

7 February 2012
Imports

Paraguaian feasibility studies

Paraguay is carrying out feasibility studies on importing gas from Bolivia, Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Mercedes Canese said on Monday.

7 February 2012
Imports

Italy employs emergency measures to combat Russian import drop

Italian authorities have started employing emergency measures in order to deal with the sharp shortage of Russian gas, Marlene Holzner, the press secretary for EU Energy Commissioner, Gunther Oettinge

7 February 2012
Production & Consumption

Sinopec’s Sichuan-Shanghai Pipeline transmits 10 bcm

Sinopec announced on Tuesday that its Sichuan-Shanghai Gas Pipeline (SSGP) has transmitted more than 10 billion cubic metres since it started operations in 2009.

7 February 2012
Exports

Ukraine flow down

Ukraine shipped 12% less gas to Europe from Russia in January compared with the same month a year earlier because of warm weather, according to the state-run pipeline operator.

7 February 2012
Exports

Gas exports to Georgia, Turkey suspended

Azerbaijan has temporarily suspended gas exports to Georgia and Turkey due to technical problems at the Shah Deniz field’s production platform, BP-Azerbaijan, the operator of the Shah Deniz project

7 February 2012
Exports

Why Russia’s elections matter

A major part of last week’s European gas supply shortfall was due to Gazprom’s focus on Russia’s domestic needs. With political pressures on the streets of Moscow, a strategy is needed to satisfy these demands

6 February 2012
Exports

Turkmenistan cuts gas exports to Iran

Turkmenistan has cut gas exports to Iran by 50%, from 20 MMcm/d to 10 MMcm/d, Iranian mass media have reported.

6 February 2012
Exports

Gas transit via Belarus 44.2 bcm in 2011 – Gazprom

Russian gas transited via Belarus came to 44.2 billion cubic metres in 2011, Gazprom told Interfax.

6 February 2012
Exports

BC LNG Export’s licence approved

Canadian energy regulator the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved BC LNG Export’s application for an LNG export licence from Kitimat in British Columbia.

6 February 2012
Exports

Qatar plans shut-in should Iran shut the Strait

Qatar is drawing up a contingency plan for a shutdown of production at its LNG plants should Iran close the Strait of Hormuz, a senior oil official in the emirate told Dow Jones on Thursday.

3 February 2012
Imports

European spot prices surge, but no crisis looming

European spot gas prices surged on Friday morning, as cold winter temperatures continued to keep demand high and countries cut their estimates of gas flows from Russia

3 February 2012
Production & Consumption

Zhongqing Gas struggles to supply Harbin in freezing weather

Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province, will complete a gas project this year aimed at mitigating a shortfall in supply from the Daqing Oilfield, Wang Xiaoyu, construction director at Harbin Zhongqi

3 February 2012
Production & Consumption

Greece resorts to extra load

Greece has resorted to ordering an extra load of LNG, to arrive in the Gulf of Megara in the early hours of Sunday, in order to cope with additional demand caused by the cold weather, said Greek daily Kathimerini on Friday.

3 February 2012

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