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Pipelines, Storage & Power

India’s LNG imports rise in Q2

Lower prices helped boost India’s intake of LNG by 20% over the second quarter of the year, to just under 6 mt.

4 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Naftogaz infrastructure in Ukraine

Ukraine’s new government prepares for gas transit talks

Kiev’s new cabinet will seek to secure a long-term transit agreement between Naftogaz and Gazprom, but it is also preparing for a no-deal outcome.

3 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A YPF drillpad in the Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s gas sector bears brunt of financial crisis

The country's problems have cast doubt over the tender for a new pipeline in the Vaca Muerta shale play, with the deadline postponed until after October’s election.

3 September 2019 Americas

Africa-Europe pipeline flows up in Week 35

Exports of piped gas from North Africa to Spain and Italy rose on a weekly basis last week but remain far below the levels recorded this time last year.

3 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

Gas replaces nuclear in UK power mix in Q2

Gas-fired power generation helped replace lower output from nuclear plants in the UK in the second quarter of the year, government data shows.

30 August 2019 Europe & Russia

South Korea’s LNG imports rise in July

Imports rose in July after strong declines in H1.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific
The Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat.

Gas faces uphill battle in Indian power sector

India appears to be favouring coal over gas as a partner to its expanding renewable energy capacity.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific
Gas pipeline construction in Spain

MidCat hangs by thread after key parts cancelled

The pipeline is now unlikely to make it to the upcoming EU list of Projects of Common Interest as a French TSO has given up on two of the project’s key segments

29 August 2019 Europe & Russia

North African gas exports continue to slide in Week 34

A steep drop in flows via the GreenStream pipeline dragged volumes down last week, with cheap LNG continuing to provide strong competition.

28 August 2019 Middle East & Africa

Italy’s gas demand up by 4.3% in H1 2019

Italy’s LNG terminals benefited from cheap spot LNG in H1 2019 as pipeline imports fell.

23 August 2019 Europe & Russia
A Petrobras rig at sea.

Brazil’s pre-salt supplies hit capacity constraints

Brazil is reinjecting record amounts of gas, and additional infrastructure will be required in time for an expected surge in pre-salt gas production by 2025.

22 August 2019 Americas
The TurkStream pipeline

Hungary and Slovakia deepen gas supply ties

The countries are planning contingency measures should Moscow and Kiev fail to reach a transit deal for this winter, but both remain determined to receive gas from Russia after 2020

22 August 2019 Europe & Russia

Gazprom exports to Europe down by 4.7%

Low European spot prices and an increase in LNG imports have cut Gazprom’s exports to Europe, although Central European countries have boosted their offtake of Russian gas.

22 August 2019 Europe & Russia
A Wartsila liquid fuel power plant in Kenya

Cambodia pivots towards LNG-to-power

Drought caused outages in Cambodia's power system earlier this year, leading the country to step up its LNG-to-power plans.

22 August 2019 Asia Pacific
Nord Stream 2 pipes in Germany

Nord Stream 2 turns to ECJ despite WTO lessons

An annulment of the EU’s extended Gas Directive cannot be ruled out, but the Nord Stream 2 company may find it hard to convince the ECJ that the directive discriminates against the Gazprom-led project.

21 August 2019 Europe & Russia

African piped gas exports at lowest level since March

North African suppliers are struggling to compete with cheap spot LNG in Europe.

20 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
The LNG plant at Idku in Egypt

Egypt explores options for boosting LNG exports

Egypt’s LNG exports are rising sharply, but the country is still some way from realising its aim of becoming a regional gas hub.

20 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump.

US manufacturer to deliver first equipment for Baltic Pipe

The agreement to supply 10 compressor units signals greater cooperation between Warsaw and Washington as they seek to bolster Poland’s energy security.

19 August 2019 Europe & Russia
The Atwood Advantage drillship in Israel's Leviathan field

Israel’s FLNG is a long-term prospect

The fate of Israel’s proposed LNG supplies will depend on the country boosting pipeline exports.

16 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
A coal power plant in Germany.

Uniper determined to complete Germany’s last new coal plant

The company’s commitment to commission Datteln 4 by next summer shows Germany’s coal phase-out will take time despite encouraging levels of fuel-switching from coal to gas in recent months.

16 August 2019 Europe & Russia

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