Pipelines, Storage & Power

Construction work on the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

IGB pipeline delayed to March 2021

Issues with the procurement phase have delayed the start of construction until at least September, meaning the pipeline will not be ready until March 2021 at the earliest.

2 days ago Europe & Russia

TTF gas prices slide but Ukraine transit deal remains a risk

TTF gas prices have declined in recent weeks, but concerns are growing that Russia and Ukraine may not reach a transit agreement before the end of the year.

3 days ago Europe & Russia
Eni's Offshore Cape Three Points project in Ghana. (Eni)

Ghana in talks to export gas to Ivory Coast

Ghana is looking to export gas to Ivory Coast via a new pipeline despite of competing national agendas and the unmet needs of its domestic market.

3 days ago Middle East & Africa

Africa-Europe pipeline flows down 2.9% year on year

Volumes inched down on an annual basis in Week 20 and were largely unchanged week on week.

5 days ago Middle East & Africa
Offshore construction work on Nord Stream 2.

Europe prepares for no deal on Ukraine transit

An agreement between Ukraine and Gazprom on gas transit is not likely to be signed before December 2019, causing price spikes and potential disruptions in Europe.

16 May 2019 Europe & Russia
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta shale play.

Argentina struggling with Vaca Muerta pipeline

Government money for the $1.5 billion connection will be fundamental if the much-needed project is to go forward.

16 May 2019 Americas

Trans-Med volumes boost North African exports to Europe

The large increase in exports via the Trans-Med outweighed declines on the other North Africa-Europe pipelines last week.

14 May 2019 Middle East & Africa

Japan LNG demand to rise as nuclear shuts down

The shutdown of Japan’s nuclear power plants beginning from next year will see the country turn back to LNG to meet power demand.

9 May 2019 Asia Pacific

North Africa-Europe gas flows up in Week 18

Flows of North African pipeline gas to Europe rose last week, led by an increase in exports to Italy from Algeria and Libya.

7 May 2019 Middle East & Africa
A drillship at work on the Leviathan field.

Leviathan accentuates Israel's need for gas exports

Israel wants to pin down a viable option for gas exports as commercial production from its Leviathan project becomes imminent.

3 May 2019 Middle East & Africa
Spain's prime minister Padro Sanchez

Spanish energy transition retains political support

Spain looks set to carry on with its transition away from coal and nuclear regardless of whether Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez decides to form a coalition or govern alone.

2 May 2019 Europe & Russia
Petrobras's Cacimbas-Catu gas pipeline in Brazil.

Brazil TAG sale bodes well but more is needed

Engie’s purchase of the pipeline network does not necessarily mean that it will be open to producers other than state-run Petrobras.

1 May 2019 Americas

Maghreb-Europe restart boosts African pipeline exports

Flows increased on a weekly basis in Week 17 as the Maghreb-Europe route re-entered service, but they are still low for the time of year.

30 April 2019 Middle East & Africa
A Nafta-owned gas facility in Slovakia.

Hungary's BRUA diversion teeters on the brink

The third phase of an open season on the Hungary-Slovakia-Austria corridor failed last week, suggesting Hungary’s plan to divert the BRUA project into Slovakia is unlikely to succeed.

30 April 2019 Europe & Russia
A gas-fired DG project in Shanghai's Hongqiao area.

China trails targets for gas-fired distributed generation

The country is on course to have almost 16 GW of installed DG capacity by the end of 2020, a long way short of its 50 GW target.

29 April 2019 Asia Pacific
Welding the Serbian section of the now-cancelled South Stream pipeline

Serbia far from starting TurkStream extension work

Construction of Serbia’s section of South Stream Lite will not start before the end of the year, despite Belgrade’s claims they are imminent

25 April 2019 Europe & Russia

Maghreb-Europe pipeline leads decline in North African exports to Europe

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 18.3% last week as a result of weak demand in Spain and Italy.

23 April 2019 Middle East & Africa
Flag of Lebanon

Lebanon over-reaching with power plan timeline

The country is expected to award contracts for FSRUs by the end of the month with a view to starting LNG imports in 2021, but the timeline for its power projects looks dubious.

18 April 2019 Middle East & Africa
BP's Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim LNG development

Senegal’s petroleum ministry looks downstream

Two decisions by Senegal’s government hint at the integration of upstream gas projects with the country’s electricity sector.

18 April 2019 Middle East & Africa
The Nhon Trach 2 combined-cycle power plant in Vietnam

Vietnam closer to debut LNG-to-power scheme

Vietnam is set to approve development of Delta Offshore Energy's LNG-to-power project in the next few weeks.

18 April 2019 Asia Pacific

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