Pipelines, Storage & Power

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.

3 days ago 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.

4 days ago Middle East & Africa
Brigg gas-fired power station, UK

EU carbon under pressure as UK auctions resume

The optimism in the EU carbon market seen in 2018 and early 2019 has given way in the face of coal-to-gas fuel switching, the comeback of UK capacity auctions and a continuing weak outlook for gas prices.

4 days ago Europe & Russia
FSRU Independence arriving in Lithuania

Baltic Sea markets move towards integration

The Balticconnector ends Finland’s isolation from EU markets but will do little to ease the region’s dependence on Russian gas until the Poland-Lithuanian interconnector comes online.

4 days ago Europe & Russia
CNPC's WEP 2 pipeline

CNPC pipeline concession brings SNG to Zhejiang

China National Petroleum Corp. is preparing for life after midstream liberation by allowing outsider Zhejiang Energy to transport SNG on its pipeline network this winter.

4 days ago Asia Pacific
Los Origenes gas power plant, San Pedro, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic looks to US LNG for power boost

A new pipeline and second LNG storage tank will boost gas-to-power demand in the Dominican Republic and open the way for more imports from the US.

4 days ago Americas

Africa-Europe piped gas flows down by 38% year on year in Week 2

Volumes remained significantly low for the second week of the new year, amounting to 529 MMcm compared with 858 MMcm for the same week in 2019.

6 days ago Middle East & Africa

Spain boosts imports of US LNG in November

Spanish imports of US LNG rose steadily between January and November 2019 and may overtake some of Spain’s traditional suppliers of the fuel

13 January 2020 Europe & Russia

African piped gas flows to Europe plummet in 2019

Imports of relatively cheap LNG into the European market last year severely dented flows of African piped gas.

10 January 2020 Europe & Russia
FPSO in the Karish and Tanin fields offshore Israel

East Med seeks to revive gas export ambitions

The highly ambitious EastMed project faces sizeable commercial and political risks but reinforces the burgeoning relationship between East Mediterranean allies Greece, Israel and Cyprus.

9 January 2020 Middle East & Africa
Mt Arthur coal mine, New South Wales, Australia

Coal set for relief in 2020 after a turbulent 2019

Coal demand for power generation plunged in 2019 but seems likely to stabilise this year as switching to gas is beginning to plateau.

9 January 2020 World
Nord Stream 2 construction

Gazprom supply flexibility to face hurdles in 2020

US sanctions on Nord Stream 2, progress on 'Balkan Stream', and the future of the Yamal transit contract will all have implications for Gazprom’s supply flexibility this year.

9 January 2020 Europe & Russia
A PetroChina piepline

China’s Hebei joins up pipelines to boost demand

Hebei, one of China’s most polluted provinces, wants to boost gas demand by linking up a fragmented pipeline network under the wing of one central distribution company.

9 January 2020 Asia Pacific
Naftogaz Executive Director Yuriy Vitrenko (left) and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.

Gazprom eyes EU market share after Ukraine deal

The 11th-hour agreement on transit via the Ukrainian route may open the door for Gazprom to increase its market share in the EU despite the current LNG glut.

7 January 2020 Europe & Russia

Africa-Europe piped gas flows start year at significantly low levels

All four Africa-Europe gas routes were significantly depressed on an annual basis in Week 1

7 January 2020 Middle East & Africa

Chinese LNG imports bounce back at end of 2019

China’s LNG imports hit a new high in November, but the trend is not expected to continue into the new year

6 January 2020 Asia Pacific
The Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers.

Gas transit deal ‘in principle’ appeases markets

Progress in the Berlin talks means a final agreement for the transit of gas between Russia and Ukraine may be reached in the coming days.

20 December 2019 Europe & Russia
Gas storage and transit point outside Kiev.

Storage is key as Russia-Ukraine talks progress

Ukraine and Gazprom hold ample stocks of gas that should avert a crisis if transit talks were to break down ahead of the peak winter demand period.

19 December 2019 Europe & Russia
Pipe-laying for TurkStream

Trans-Balkan route on track to reverse flows amid transit concerns

Reverse flows on the Trans-Balkan pipeline will ensure security of supply in some of Europe’s most vulnerable countries in the event of gas supply disruptions from January.

19 December 2019 Europe & Russia
Turkey's Erdogan meeting Libya's al-Sarraj

Turkish policies frustrate East Mediterranean gas plans

A new pact between Turkey and Libya will complicate efforts by other resource holders to cooperate on regional energy projects.

19 December 2019 Middle East & Africa

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