Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mostar Bridge in Mostar.

Bosnia-Croatia pipeline moves forward amid controversy

The project has received EU backing for a feasibility study but faces many hurdles, including competition from a scheme intended to link Bosnia to Serbia and the TurkStream pipeline.

19 July 2019 Europe & Russia
A Polish coal-fired power station

Poland eyes nuclear and renewables to shift away from coal

Poland has set out ambitious plans for investments in nuclear and renewables that could potentially limit the scope for gas to replace coal in its power sector.

18 July 2019 Europe & Russia
A section of Polish pipeline

Baltic Pipe passes hurdle after approval by Danish regulator

The planned 10 bcm/y Baltic Pipe has moved closer to becoming reality after the Danish environment agency approved an onshore section of the pipeline.

18 July 2019 Europe & Russia
Brazilian gas pipeline infrastructure

Petrobras to sell stake in Bolivia-Brazil pipeline

The Brazilian company is divesting its stake in the Gasbol pipeline, with Bolivia's YPFB reported to be interested in buying it.

18 July 2019 Americas
A Yanchang Petroleum gas fracking operation

China’s Yanchang Petroleum targets midstream

Yanchang Petroleum’s proposed takeover of provincial distributor Shaanxi Gas would give it the necessary pipeline scale to ramp up gas production.

18 July 2019 Asia Pacific
A vessel laying the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Brussels braces for Energy Charter renegotiations

The European Commission has secured a mandate to renegotiate the Energy Charter Treaty in what appears to be an attempt to press through changes ahead of a looming Nord Stream 2 lawsuit.

17 July 2019 Europe & Russia

CQPGX makes its first LNG sale in four months

Piped gas trading on the Chongqing exchange slumped last week but LNG was traded for the first time since March.

17 July 2019 Asia Pacific

Spanish power sector to boost African pipeline exports

North African pipeline exports to Europe were flat last week but are set to grow later this month as a result of power demand.

16 July 2019 Middle East & Africa

Higher EU carbon prices trigger switch to gas

Higher carbon prices in the EU are helping gas to push coal out of the region’s power mix.

12 July 2019 Europe & Russia
Gas pipeline construction in Spain

Spanish utilities face revenue cuts

Spain’s competition regulator has proposed cuts to the fixed revenues for electricity and gas distributors. Major utilities fear these cuts could scare away investors.

11 July 2019 Europe & Russia
The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan in Ivory Coast

Will US LNG prosper under Prosper Africa?

US LNG could make its way to Africa if companies can help move sub-Saharan Africa beyond its LNG import impasse.

11 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
One of Karpowership's floating power plants

Karpowership aims to meet Africa’s power needs

The large-scale floating powership company is targeting long-term installations in Africa, but sourcing gas feedstock remains a challenge

11 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Qingdao

Sinopec works to plug northern China supply gap

Sinopec has started building a new pipeline that underlines how China’s second biggest gas supplier is rising to the challenge of improving south-to-north pipeline connectivity.

11 July 2019 Asia Pacific
A coal mine in Serbia

No end in sight for Western Balkan coal subsidies

Coal subsidies remain plentiful in the region and are blocking a faster switch to gas and renewables.

9 July 2019 Europe & Russia

Africa-Europe pipeline exports hold steady at low level

Pipeline deliveries from North African to Europe saw a drop of only 0.2% week on week last week but were down by 28% year on year.

9 July 2019 Middle East & Africa

Russian gas volumes via Ukraine up 20% in Q1

Russia exported around 16 bcm of gas to the EU via the Ukrainian route in the first quarter of this year, making it the main supply corridor for Russia-EU flows.

8 July 2019 Europe & Russia
Shale gas production in Pennsylvania

Pipeline extensions boost gas-to-power demand in northeastern US

Pipeline projects in the northeastern US have increased the availability of gas in the region, lowering prices and seeing the fuel take market share from heating oil.

4 July 2019 Americas
The Incheon LNG terminal

Trans-Korea pipeline concept back on the table

South Korea is hoping to use its chairmanship of the World Energy Council to revive a longstanding plan to import Russian gas via a pipeline through the Korean peninsula.

4 July 2019 Asia Pacific
Gas infrastructure in Nigeria.

Seplat moves to target Nigeria power supply gap

The company is developing an extra 8.5 MMcm/d of gas processing capacity as local players look to end gas shortages at Nigeria's power plants.

4 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
The Thaketa gas-fired power plant

Boost for LNG-to-power as Myanmar ups tariffs

The higher electricity prices introduced this week will give the country a larger budget to allocate to new power generation projects.

4 July 2019 Asia Pacific

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