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Pipelines, Storage & Power

Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

Pressure mounts on Hungary to restore original BRUA route

Budapest seems to have failed in its attempt to change the route of the pipeline, and it has also made a U-turn on investing in the Krk LNG terminal.

11 April 2019 Europe & Russia

CNOOC terminals in top spots for Chinese trucked LNG sales

The company’s Tianjin and Ningbo facilities together sent out an average of just over 500 LNG tanker trucks per day last month

11 April 2019 Asia Pacific
A gas-fired power station in Italy

Italy plans gas investment to switch from coal

Enel and Edison, Italy’s two major utilities, are looking at installing new gas-fired generation capacity to replace the country’s coal-based power plants after 2025

11 April 2019 Europe & Russia
EU commissioner for climate and energy Miguel Arias Cañete

Gas industry holds breath on EU tax revision

The European Commission seems likely to propose amendments to the EU Energy Tax Directive, which could bring both good and bad news for the gas industry.

11 April 2019 Europe & Russia
Centre of Yangon in Myanmar

LNG-to-power projects stall in Myanmar

Myanmar approved three LNG-to-power plants in early 2018, but delays in agreeing PPAs mean the projects are likely to miss their planned startup dates.

11 April 2019 Asia Pacific

North African pipeline exports see strong rise week on week

Volumes flowing from Africa to Europe were up by 48% on a weekly basis in Week 14, but they were still down from the same week in 2018.

9 April 2019 Middle East & Africa
An Algerian pipeline

Algerian pipeline gas losing competitiveness

Exports of oil-indexed pipeline gas and LNG from Algeria are facing a difficult trading environment as rising crude prices deter buyers.

9 April 2019 Middle East & Africa

Renewables make gains in global power

Global renewables-based electricity generation increased by 7% year on year in 2018, outpacing the annual average for recent years.

4 April 2019 World
Austria's Haidach gas storage site

German transit tariffs threaten storage site

Germany’s plan to increase tariffs at its cross-border interconnection points risks disrupting gas trading in Central Europe and stranding the Haidach storage facility.

4 April 2019 Europe & Russia
Colombo City, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka outlines legislation boost for gas

Sri Lanka has revealed its draft gas and LNG policy, but it may not be enough to attract the necessary investment in infrastructure.

4 April 2019 Asia Pacific

LNG sales pick up in Rudong and Qingdao as Tianjin declines

PetroChina’s Rudong facility was ranked in the top three for trucked LNG sales among China’s terminals last week for the first time since September 2018.

4 April 2019 Asia Pacific
The Power of Siberia gas pipeline

China’s piped imports to surpass LNG shipments in long run

CNOOC has forecast China’s demand for LNG imports will drop as new pipelines come onstream.

3 April 2019 Asia Pacific

Three weeks of no trading on SHPGX in March

Last week was the third week this month without any pipeline gas or LNG sales on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange.

3 April 2019 Asia Pacific

North African pipeline gas exports hit new low

Weak demand and low-cost alternatives saw the decline in pipeline gas exports from North Africa to Europe continue last week.

2 April 2019 Middle East & Africa

Coal-to-gas switching helps mitigate rise in CO2 emissions

A switch from coal to gas in power generation helped offset the growth in global CO2 emissions in 2018.

1 April 2019 World
The Solitaire pipelaying vessel working on Nord Stream 2.

NS2 delay may boost Kiev’s position in transit talks

Denmark has asked Nord Stream 2 to consider a new offshore route, potentially delaying startup by 6-12 months and extending Gazprom’s heavy reliance on Ukrainian transit.

29 March 2019 Europe & Russia
Alexei Miller with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev

Gazprom moves to reassert itself in the Caspian region

Gazprom and the Kremlin are holding meetings with Caspian countries to bolster Russia’s political influence and discourage further attempts to expand the Southern Gas Corridor.

28 March 2019 Europe & Russia

European gas demand declines despite global growth

Europe’s primary gas demand fell in 2018 compared with 2017, while consumption increased globally, according to the International Energy Agency.

28 March 2019 Europe & Russia
Workers at the Takoradi power station in Ghana.

Private group bids to mend Ghana’s power sector

A privately led consortium has taken the reins of Ghana’s principal power distribution company in a bid to improve performance, but legacy debts continue to threaten upstream investors.

28 March 2019 Middle East & Africa

Black Sea E&P proceeds as IOCs look south

IOCs are continuing to explore for gas in the Black Sea, but they are turning their eyes to the Southern Gas Corridor as a route to export future output to Europe.

28 March 2019 Europe & Russia

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