Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe pipeline gas flows up 5.9% week on week

European imports of North African pipeline gas have been rising since the start of October and hit 514 MMcm last week.

20 hours ago Middle East & Africa

South Korea’s LNG imports down in September

Volumes imported by the country fell by 24.8% year on year last month, in line with the declining trend seen in previous months.

Yesterday Asia Pacific

Taiwan boosts LNG imports in September

Taiwan imported 1.37 mt of the fuel last month, and its energy transition is expected to drive further growth in demand for the fuel in the coming years.

4 days ago Asia Pacific
Construction of the TurkStream pipeline

Ukraine eyes Caspian gas amid transit talks

Ukraine wants to import gas from Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan through Gazprom-owned infrastructure, and may use the ongoing transit negotiations as an opportunity to pressure Gazprom into accepting this.

5 days ago Europe & Russia

Chinese ex-works LNG prices fall as plants seek to reduce stockpiles

The price of ex-works LNG in China fell by 4% in September as plants cut their prices to reduce stockpiles.

6 days ago Asia Pacific

Spanish imports boost North African pipeline flows

North African pipeline gas exports to Europe increased for a second consecutive week last week as a large increase in flows to Spain offset a decline in supplies to Italy.

8 October 2019 Middle East & Africa

Gas gains EU power market share in Q2

Lower prices for gas versus coal and higher prices for EU carbon allowances helped gas gain market share in the European power mix over the second quarter of this year.

7 October 2019 Europe & Russia

EU gas imports up 20% in Q2

Declines in domestic production, low spot prices and the possibility of a disruption to gas transit through Ukraine saw the EU’s gas imports increase in Q2 2019.

4 October 2019 Europe & Russia
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (left) with the French president in Paris. (PA)

Ireland-France power link brings both risks and rewards

The Celtic Interconnector may reduce Ireland’s reliance on gas-fired power, but it will expose the Irish market to periods of supply shortages on the continent.

3 October 2019 Europe & Russia
The Independence FSRU arriving in Lithuania

Finland-Estonia link boosts Paldiski FSRU plans

Estonia is re-joining the race to become a regional LNG hub in the Baltic as the lease on a nearby FSRU is set to expire and the country’s interconnector with Finland nears completion.

3 October 2019 Europe & Russia

North African pipeline flows to Europe rise by 5.2%

Exports to Europe increased last week on three of the four major North African pipelines.

1 October 2019 Middle East & Africa
South Stream construction in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s gas hub plans advance despite delays

The Black Sea gas hub could begin operating by the end of 2021 as major infrastructure projects in the region seem to be moving forward.

26 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A drillship in the Leviathan field

Israel's export hopes face new obstacles

The partners behind the offshore Leviathan gas field development must overcome concerns over security and demand before gas sales to Egypt get under way.

26 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
A Ghanaian power station

Ghana looks to renegotiate IPP contracts

Ghana’s government is stepping in to renegotiate take-or-pay arrangements with independent gas-to-power producers, a move that faces strong opposition but could help speed up gasification of the economy.

26 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

Spanish gas flows boost North African pipeline exports

Exports of piped gas from North Africa to Europe rose last week compared with the previous week, driven by an increase in flows to Spain.

24 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
South Korea's Tongyeong LNG terminal

South Korean winter coal ban could boost spot LNG prices

A tentative proposal by South Korea to shutter many of its coal-fired power plants this winter could support Asian spot LNG prices during what is traditionally the region’s busiest season.

23 September 2019 Asia Pacific

European LNG imports slow as stocks hit new high

LNG imports in Europe have seen significant growth so far this year, but high stocks may put pressure on demand for spot LNG cargoes.

23 September 2019 Europe & Russia
European Commission vice-president for energy union Maros Sefcovic

Major issues still unresolved in Russia-Ukraine transit talks

Despite some progress this week, a lot of work remains to be done if Russia and Ukraine are to agree on a new transit deal before the end of December.

20 September 2019 Europe & Russia

Netherlands ups imports from Russia and Norway in 2018

The Netherlands increased imports of piped gas from Russia and Norway as production fell at the Groningen field.

19 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Naftogaz drilling in Ukraine

Black Sea tender annulment sets back Ukraine

The annulment of the Dolphin tender risks undermining investor confidence in the country rather than attracting ‘big’ foreign players

19 September 2019 Europe & Russia

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