Pipelines, Storage & Power

The receiving terminal for TurkStream.

TurkStream readies for startup amid concern over Bulgarian section

The second leg of the pipeline, planned to stretch over southeastern Europe, is facing delays, although Bulgaria has secured alternative supply routes.

Yesterday Europe & Russia
A platform in Azerbaijan's giant Shahs Deniz gas field

CEE eyes new regional funding for gas projects

Regional private investment funds may help offset the potential reduction in EU funding for gas projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

2 days ago Asia Pacific

Asian LNG prices fall as winter stock-building ends

Prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan fell by almost 8% in November compared with October.

3 days ago Asia Pacific

North African pipeline flows to Europe broadly stable in Week 48

Volumes along the four connections linking North Africa to Spain and Italy saw little change last week compared with the previous week.

4 days ago Middle East & Africa

Poland’s gas imports in figures

LNG made up 20% of Poland’s gas imports in the first nine months of 2019, while Russian imports via the Yamal pipeline declined compared with previous years.

29 November 2019 Europe & Russia
The Monstad CCS testing centre in Norway

Carbon capture may be too late for coal and gas

The technology may not develop quickly enough to save coal, and it may even be too late for gas.

28 November 2019 World
Minskaya compressor station on Yamal-Europe pipeline

Yamal expiry shows Poland’s push to lower prices

Poland is likely to continue importing gas from Russia from 2023, but new supply sources look set to force Gazprom to lower its prices.

28 November 2019 Europe & Russia
A gas-metering station on the Russian-Ukrainian border

Latest twist offers hope in Russia-Ukraine talks

Recent signals from Kiev offer a glimmer of hope that Russia and Ukraine might find a compromise for gas transits through the Ukrainian route this winter.

28 November 2019 Europe & Russia

Flows on Italy-Algeria Trans-Med pipeline fall in Week 47

Volumes along the route declined by 9% week on week and 60% year on year, while transit via the other three Africa-Europe pipelines looked broadly stable on a weekly basis.

26 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Pipelaying for Power of Siberia.

China’s LNG imports down for first time in three years

Volumes fell to 4 mt in October after an outage at an eastern terminal limited flows, but the failure of other sources to pick up the slack suggests the market is oversupplied.

25 November 2019 Asia Pacific

Vietnam’s energy challenge in figures

Vietnam is seeing a rush to build LNG terminals in a move to displace coal in power generation and meet booming electricity demand.

25 November 2019 Asia Pacific
Wind turbines turning against the sky

US support for renewables may challenge gas

Power generation from solar and wind in the US is growing faster than gas-fired power because of policy support for renewables at state level.

21 November 2019 Americas
Helicopter flying over Morales supporters outside a La Paz fuel plant

Bolivia unrest casts more doubt on Gasbol tender

The collapse of Evo Morales’ government is likely to further delay the auctioning of transport capacity on the Gasbol pipeline to Brazil.

21 November 2019 Americas

Hainan's energy supply mix in figures

The power mix in the Chinese province is dominated by coal and renewables, but gas and nuclear are expected to gain market share because of the phase-out of coal.

20 November 2019 Asia Pacific

Europe-Africa piped gas flows down 24% year on year

Flows from the four pipelines linking North Africa to Europe declined on an annual basis last week, but only GreenStream saw a week-on-week decline.

19 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
The port of Hainan, China

Hainan coal ban paves way for more gas-to-power

Gas and nuclear power look set to benefit from Hainan’s recent decision to ban construction of new coal-fired power stations on the tropical island.

14 November 2019 Asia Pacific
Coal mining plant in West Virginia

US role as coal player shrinks as more mines fail

Falling domestic coal demand has forced US producers to seek export outlets, but these too are under threat as gas has become more competitive.

14 November 2019 Americas

Spain leads Africa-Europe gas flow growth in Week 45

Volumes transported from North Africa to Europe rose by 6.4% on a weekly basis last week, driven by increased flows to Spain

12 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
A gas compression station in Libya.

Libyan gas revival gathers steam

The conflict-afflicted North African country is starting to build up its gas production, offering greater stability of supply to domestic and international offtakers.

11 November 2019 Middle East & Africa

Ukraine and Nord Stream transit almost level in October

Greater utilisation of the NEL pipeline made up for slashed transit via OPAL last month, boosting flows of Russian gas via the Nord Stream pipeline compared with September.

11 November 2019 Europe & Russia

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