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Pipelines, Storage & Power

Coal slashed in Spain as wind and gas take larger power share

The share of gas in Spain’s power mix rose sharply in 2019, although it will have to compete with renewables for market share in 2020.

18 December 2019 Europe & Russia

Africa-Europe piped volumes down 11% on annual basis in Week 50

North African piped gas flows to Europe fell on an annual basis last week, following the general downward trend seen this year.

17 December 2019 Middle East & Africa

Ukraine route sees boost in November amid transit talks

Higher demand for Russian gas in Europe has prompted an increase in volumes shipped via Ukraine, with flows from other pipelines seeing slight falls.

16 December 2019 Europe & Russia

US supplies boost South Korean LNG imports in November

Volumes entering Korea from the United States surpassed those from Qatar and Australia for the first time last month.

13 December 2019 Asia Pacific
Petrobras's director of refining and natural gas, Anelise Lara, addressing an event

Petrobras may sell Bolivian assets to cut debt

The Brazilian state-controlled company is exploring ways to add to its divestment plan as it prioritises development of Brazil’s pre-salt oil and gas fields.

12 December 2019 Americas

Algeria boosts exports to Italy in Week 49

The volume of North African pipeline gas delivered to Europe increased last week, driven by higher flows from Algeria to Italy on the Trans-Mediterranean pipeline.

10 December 2019 Middle East & Africa

CEE gas demand in figures

The 12 EU member states of the Three Seas Initiative consumed 75 billion cubic metres of gas in 2018, and demand is set to rise.

10 December 2019 Europe & Russia
A coal power plant in Poland.

Poland set to boost gas-fired generation in 2024

The results of Friday’s power market auction show gas is making progress in Poland’s power sector, but its share will remain small compared with that of hard coal and lignite.

9 December 2019 Europe & Russia
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.

6 December 2019 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.

5 December 2019 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.

4 December 2019 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.

3 December 2019 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

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