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Bearish outlook forces Encana to refocus on liquids

Canada’s Encana has said that it is redirecting capital away from pure gas exploration to plays with higher liquids content.

8 November 2011
Forecasts

Zhengzhou begins rationing residential gas supplies

Zhengzhou City has begun rationing residential gas supplies ahead of the peak winter consumption period, local gas distributor Zhengzhou China Resources Gas (ZCRG) confirmed to Interfax on Tuesday.

8 November 2011
Imports

Shandong Province faces 510 MMcm gas shortfall

Shandong Province's demand for gas between now and March next year is expected to outstrip supply by 510 million cubic metres (MMcm), Sun Mingzhi, an official with the Shandong Gas and Thermal Association (SGTA), told Interfax on Monday.

7 November 2011
Exports

PGNiG turns to tribunal over Gazprom price review

Poland's PGNiG has asked the Arbitration Tribunal in Stockholm to open proceedings to try to change the current price terms of gas supplied to Poland by Russia's Gazprom, the Polish company said in a statement.

7 November 2011
Exports

Nord Stream gas pipeline to be launched on 8 November

The Nord Stream offshore pipeline, which will deliver Russian gas to the European Union, is due to be officially opened on Tuesday.

7 November 2011
Imports

Italy’s precarious position

The GreenStream pipeline’s full return on Thursday actually had little effect on the already oversupplied Italian gas market. Still, the link’s prolonged closure highlighted the risk Italy runs ev

4 November 2011
Forecasts

Qingdao faces average daily gas shortages of 200,000 cubic meters this winter

The municipal government of Qingdao in Shandong Province has warned that the city faces average daily gas shortages of 200 thousand cubic metres (Mcm) this winter.

4 November 2011
Forecasts

Yinchuan to phase out petroleum gas in favour of natural gas

Yinchuan City, the capital of west China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, is close to phasing out the use of petrol gas in favour of natural gas, the Yinchuan Construction Bureau (YCB) told Interfax on Friday.

4 November 2011
Imports

Inner Mongolia's Taipusi County to receive gas from Sinopec

The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region's Taipusi County will begin receiving gas from Sinopec once a gas utilisation project comes online next July, a Taipusi county government official told Interfax on Thursday.

3 November 2011
Forecasts

Beijing municipality to boost consumption of gas this winter by 20%

Beijing's consumption of gas is expected to top 6.4 billion cubic metres this winter, up by as much as 20% year-on-year, the Beijing arm of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) forecast on Thursday.

3 November 2011
Exports

Ukraine increases gas transit to Europe and CIS in 10 months - Ukrtransgaz

Transit of gas through Ukraine to Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and European countries increased by 8.2% year-on-year to 85.5 billion cubic metres in January-October 2011, Ukrtransgaz (a subsidiary of Naftogaz Ukrainy), said on Thursday.

3 November 2011
Exports

Third Energy Package upsets ‘balance of relations’ - Medvedev

Europe’s approval of the Third Energy Package will upset the current “balance of relations” between suppliers, transit states and consumers, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said at the G20 Business Summit in Cannes, on Thursday.

3 November 2011
Imports

China’s Central Asian Pipeline transmits 16.88 bcm of gas since 2009

China has received 596 billion cubic feet (16.88 billion cubic metres) of gas from its Central Asian pipelines since coming online late in 2009, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) announced on Thursday, according to the China Petroleum Network.

3 November 2011
Imports

Decision on Israel 2.5 bcm/y FLNG facility imminent

A final decision on Israel’s proposed floating LNG facility is “coming soon”, Sagi Karni, head of the international affairs department at Israel’s infrastructure ministry told Interfax on Tuesday.

2 November 2011
Exports

Azerbaijani gas transit route to be chosen in mid-2012

The final Azerbaijani-gas transit route through Turkey to Europe will be determined in mid-2012, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic's (SOCAR) Vice-President for Marketing Elshad Nasirov told journalists on Wednesday.

2 November 2011
Forecasts

Henan's Jiaozuo City ties up gas supply for next five years

As cities in South China make do with sparse gas supplies, Jiaozuo, a coal-rich city in Henan Province is primed to receive more than enough supplies to meet demand during the next five years, an official with the Jiaozuo arm of National Development and Reform Commission (Jiaozuo NDRC) told Interfax on Tuesday.

2 November 2011
Imports

Indonesia’s gas imports soar as consumption rises

Indonesia’s oil and gas imports between January and September climbed by 55.7%, while exports rose by 65.5%, compared to the same period last year, the country’s Ministry of Trade reported on Tuesday.

2 November 2011
Forecasts

Non-Gazprom gas output continues to grow in October - Gazprombank

Russian independent oil and gas producers, led by Novatek, are continuing to increase production while Gazprom’s output declines year-on-year, Gazprombank said in a research note published on Monday.

1 November 2011
Exports

Russia-China pipeline gas deal unlikely – Milov

Russian pipeline exports to China are unlikely because of a disagreement over pricing, Vladimir Milov, the president of Russia’s Institute of Energy Policy and former advisor to the Minister of Energy for Russia, told Interfax on Tuesday.

1 November 2011
Imports

Chile looks to reduce reliance on gas

Despite being surrounded by three of the region’s top gas producers and with a selection of LNG regasification terminals to choose from, gas does not form a major part of Chile’s future energy pol

1 November 2011

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