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Pipelines, Storage & Power

European Commission vice-president for energy union Maros Sefcovic

Major issues still unresolved in Russia-Ukraine transit talks

Despite some progress this week, a lot of work remains to be done if Russia and Ukraine are to agree on a new transit deal before the end of December.

2 days ago Europe & Russia

Netherlands ups imports from Russia and Norway in 2018

The Netherlands increased imports of piped gas from Russia and Norway as production fell at the Groningen field.

3 days ago Europe & Russia
Naftogaz drilling in Ukraine

Black Sea tender annulment sets back Ukraine

The annulment of the Dolphin tender risks undermining investor confidence in the country rather than attracting ‘big’ foreign players

3 days ago Europe & Russia
An LNG cargo arriving in Brazil

Brazil LNG demand boosts prospects of terminals

LNG’s growing market share is likely to support the development of the country’s regasification projects.

3 days ago Americas

ECJ’s OPAL decision boosts Ukraine gas transit

The volume of gas flowing to Germany's Greifswald interconnection point fell from 96.31 MMcm/d to 72.22 MMcm/d following the enforcement of the court ruling.

4 days ago Europe & Russia
Poland's LNG terminal.

Poland-Slovakia pipeline opens door for LNG in Central Europe

The construction of the interconnector would provide a route for regasified LNG to reach Central Europe’s landlocked states.

5 days ago Europe & Russia

North African pipeline exports to Italy rise

North African piped gas exports to Europe rose by 5% last week, driven by an increase in flows to Italy.

5 days ago Middle East & Africa
Photo showing damaged Saudi oil infrastructure

Saudi drone attacks deliver oil supply shock

The position of Saudi Arabia as a reliable supplier is at stake as the kingdom’s oil and gas infrastructure becomes more vulnerable to sabotage.

6 days ago Middle East & Africa

Australia boosts LNG exports to Asia in 2019

Capacity additions will drive growth in Australia’s LNG market, but a slowdown is imminent.

6 days ago Asia Pacific
Vladimir Putin and Alexei Miller. (Kremlin)

Russia backs Mongolian route to boost exports to China

A pipeline transiting Mongolia has commercial logic and the political backing of Moscow and Ulaanbaatar but could be a tough sell to China, which may prefer a western route.

13 September 2019 Asia Pacific

Ukraine’s storage levels up 25% year on year

Ukraine’s storage levels are around 25% higher than at this time last year, reflecting uncertainties over Russian supplies to Europe.

13 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Moldovan President Igor Dodon (left) with Russian President Vladimir.

Moldova eyes TurkStream over fear of Ukraine disruption

Moldova wants to be connected to Gazprom’s planned TurkStream pipeline to hedge against possible interruptions to gas supplies through Ukraine this winter.

12 September 2019 Europe & Russia
The Datteln coal-fired power plant in Germany

Germany may see race to end coal before 2038 deadline

The economics suggest Germany’s coal phase-out could be completed well in advance of 2038, with the first auction for government compensation expected in June next year.

12 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A floating power barge

Mozambique: Africa’s next LNG importer?

Mozambique will be Africa’s next big LNG exporter, but if it pulls off two major new projects it could be the region’s next big importer too.

12 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
CNOOC Gas & Power Group's LNG-fired power plant in Guangdong province

Power exchange no fix for Guangdong gas power

The commercial prospects of the gas-to-power sector in Guangdong province remain dim, nearly three years after local power producers were permitted to seek better prices for their output on a regional exchange.

12 September 2019 Asia Pacific
The Euzebio Rocha thermoelectric power plant in Brazil

Brazil auctions offer opportunity for LNG-to-power

LNG-to-power projects have been successful in Brazil’s recent auctions, and this trend looks set to continue.

12 September 2019 Americas
A Karadeniz powership

Ghana prepares to switch powership to gas

The 470 MW vessel has successfully been relocated to the country’s southwestern coast, but the switch from fuel oil to gas has been pushed back by a few weeks.

11 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

North African pipeline exports to Europe down 37% year on year

Exports via the pipelines linking Europe with North Africa dropped on a weekly and annual basis last week.

11 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
Construction of China's WEP 2

Clock ticking on China’s long-awaited pipeline reform

Time is running out for China to kickstart the process of establishing a national pipeline company this year as Asia’s largest gas market is approaching its busiest season.

6 September 2019 Asia Pacific
A power plant in Nigeria

Nigeria looks to reboot failing power sector

Nigeria’s federal government is turning to old methods to turn around its failing power market, but it will not get far without significant improvements in governance.

5 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

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