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Coal reigns supreme in Turkish power mix

Coal will increase its dominance in Turkey’s power generation portfolio as gas retreats because of persistent weakness in the country’s economic growth.

14 February 2020 Middle East & Africa

African piped gas keeps losing ground to cheap LNG

North African gas flows to Europe started the year significantly depressed, and the trend is expected to continue.

14 February 2020 Middle East & Africa
Photo of Cancun, Mexico, at night

Yucatan peninsula on course to receive US gas

The Mexican region is set to be connected to the national gas network this year, allowing piped supply from the US to feed its gas-starved power plants.

13 February 2020 Americas

Africa-Europe piped gas flows down 42% year on year

Europe’s imports of North African piped gas saw another week of decline in Week 6, with volumes falling to 413 MMcm.

11 February 2020 Middle East & Africa

UK auction sees 1.3 GW of unsuccessful gas-to-power bids

Last week’s year-ahead capacity auction in the UK saw just 90 MW of contracts awarded to gas-fired installations while the Nemo electricity interconnector between Belgium and the UK secured an 820 MW contract.

10 February 2020 Europe & Russia

Coal and nuclear may provide 27% of US power even by 2050

Power generation from the fuels will plateau after 2025 despite the rise of gas and renewables, according to the reference case in the EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook.

10 February 2020 Americas

Asian LNG import growth falls sharply in 2019

The region's LNG imports fell by 0.7% last year after years of strong growth

7 February 2020 Asia Pacific
The Revithoussa LNG terminal, Greece.

Eastern Europe turns to US for gas cooperation

The region has taken another step to boost its intake of US LNG and reduce its dependence on Russia as EU support for gas projects is set to fall.

6 February 2020 Europe & Russia
The Hoegh Grace FRSU at Cartagene

Colombia’s second LNG terminal faces delays

Colombia’s second LNG terminal faces a number of challenges, but the government remains committed to the project as the country faces a supply deficit by 2024.

6 February 2020 Americas

North Africa gas flows to Europe down again in Week 5

Despite the slight week-on-week increase seen in Week 4, gas flows from North Africa shrank again last week.

4 February 2020 Middle East & Africa
Drilling in Argentina

Fatigue sets in for Argentina’s gas output growth

Growth in Argentina’s gas production will slow in 2020 because of insufficient pipeline gas infrastructure in the Neuquen Basin and the country’s deteriorating economy.

31 January 2020 Americas

Share of gas in Spain's power mix doubles in 2019

The role of gas in Spain’s electricity generation may be boosted further with the closure of four of the country’s largest coal-fired plants amid poor profitability last autumn.

31 January 2020 Europe & Russia
Photo of Gas installations in Neuquén province, Argentina.

Argentina and Brazil revive gas integration plan

The completion of a Brazilian pipeline could boost investment in the Vaca Muerta shale play and add competition to Brazil’s gas supply.

30 January 2020 Americas
An Algerian LNG carrier

Algeria ramps up LNG exports despite plant outages

Algeria’s shifting focus on bolstering spot LNG supplies highlights the challenges faced by its LNG and pipeline gas exports under oil-indexed, long-term contracts.

28 January 2020 Middle East & Africa

Poland imports 700 MMcm more LNG in 2019

PGNiG’s LNG imports from the US, Qatar and Norway rose by a total of 700 million cubic metres year on year in 2019, the Polish incumbent said on Monday

27 January 2020 Europe & Russia

European LNG imports rise by 88% in 2019

An influx of LNG caused by low spot prices boosted gas consumption in Europe last year, with France’s gas-fired power generation increasing by 40%.

24 January 2020 Europe & Russia
Miran gas field in Iraq

Crises derail energy plans in Lebanon and Iraq

Dysfunctional governments in Lebanon and Iraq are undermining efforts to have gas play a more prominent role in meeting rising energy demand.

23 January 2020 Middle East & Africa

Africa-Europe piped flows see mixed picture in Week 3

Volumes surged via GreenStream but dropped dramatically on the MEG pipeline week on week, with total volumes down significantly on an annual basis.

21 January 2020 Middle East & Africa

Gas imports by Finland and the Baltic states in figures

Russia’s grip on the gas markets of Finland and the Baltic states may loosen as new, EU-backed import infrastructure comes into play.

17 January 2020 Europe & Russia
Qatargas LNG plant

Qatar-Kuwait deal sets tone for Gulf cooperation

The 15-year LNG supply deal between Qatar and Kuwait could in time lay the foundation for a Gulf Cooperation Council integrated gas market, centred around expanding Qatari supply in the region.

16 January 2020 Middle East & Africa

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