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Pipelines, Storage & Power

Poland's LNG terminal.

Poland-Slovakia pipeline opens door for LNG in Central Europe

The construction of the interconnector would provide a route for regasified LNG to reach Central Europe’s landlocked states.

17 September 2019 Europe & Russia

North African pipeline exports to Italy rise

North African piped gas exports to Europe rose by 5% last week, driven by an increase in flows to Italy.

17 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
Photo showing damaged Saudi oil infrastructure

Saudi drone attacks deliver oil supply shock

The position of Saudi Arabia as a reliable supplier is at stake as the kingdom’s oil and gas infrastructure becomes more vulnerable to sabotage.

16 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

Australia boosts LNG exports to Asia in 2019

Capacity additions will drive growth in Australia’s LNG market, but a slowdown is imminent.

16 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Vladimir Putin and Alexei Miller. (Kremlin)

Russia backs Mongolian route to boost exports to China

A pipeline transiting Mongolia has commercial logic and the political backing of Moscow and Ulaanbaatar but could be a tough sell to China, which may prefer a western route.

13 September 2019 Asia Pacific

Ukraine’s storage levels up 25% year on year

Ukraine’s storage levels are around 25% higher than at this time last year, reflecting uncertainties over Russian supplies to Europe.

13 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Moldovan President Igor Dodon (left) with Russian President Vladimir.

Moldova eyes TurkStream over fear of Ukraine disruption

Moldova wants to be connected to Gazprom’s planned TurkStream pipeline to hedge against possible interruptions to gas supplies through Ukraine this winter.

12 September 2019 Europe & Russia
The Datteln coal-fired power plant in Germany

Germany may see race to end coal before 2038 deadline

The economics suggest Germany’s coal phase-out could be completed well in advance of 2038, with the first auction for government compensation expected in June next year.

12 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A floating power barge

Mozambique: Africa’s next LNG importer?

Mozambique will be Africa’s next big LNG exporter, but if it pulls off two major new projects it could be the region’s next big importer too.

12 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
CNOOC Gas & Power Group's LNG-fired power plant in Guangdong province

Power exchange no fix for Guangdong gas power

The commercial prospects of the gas-to-power sector in Guangdong province remain dim, nearly three years after local power producers were permitted to seek better prices for their output on a regional exchange.

12 September 2019 Asia Pacific
The Euzebio Rocha thermoelectric power plant in Brazil

Brazil auctions offer opportunity for LNG-to-power

LNG-to-power projects have been successful in Brazil’s recent auctions, and this trend looks set to continue.

12 September 2019 Americas
A Karadeniz powership

Ghana prepares to switch powership to gas

The 470 MW vessel has successfully been relocated to the country’s southwestern coast, but the switch from fuel oil to gas has been pushed back by a few weeks.

11 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

North African pipeline exports to Europe down 37% year on year

Exports via the pipelines linking Europe with North Africa dropped on a weekly and annual basis last week.

11 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
Construction of China's WEP 2

Clock ticking on China’s long-awaited pipeline reform

Time is running out for China to kickstart the process of establishing a national pipeline company this year as Asia’s largest gas market is approaching its busiest season.

6 September 2019 Asia Pacific
A power plant in Nigeria

Nigeria looks to reboot failing power sector

Nigeria’s federal government is turning to old methods to turn around its failing power market, but it will not get far without significant improvements in governance.

5 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
Höegh Grace in Cartagena

Colombia’s second LNG terminal makes progress

A second LNG terminal in Colombia would boost security of supply, but concerns over financing remain one of several obstacles for the project.

5 September 2019 Americas
Gas pipeline construction, Stittsville

Mexico avoids pipeline legal battle

An out-of-court settlement between Mexico and private pipeline developers permits the entry into operation of the 74 MMcm/d South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline within days.

5 September 2019 Americas

India’s LNG imports rise in Q2

Lower prices helped boost India’s intake of LNG by 20% over the second quarter of the year, to just under 6 mt.

4 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Naftogaz infrastructure in Ukraine

Ukraine’s new government prepares for gas transit talks

Kiev’s new cabinet will seek to secure a long-term transit agreement between Naftogaz and Gazprom, but it is also preparing for a no-deal outcome.

3 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A YPF drillpad in the Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s gas sector bears brunt of financial crisis

The country's problems have cast doubt over the tender for a new pipeline in the Vaca Muerta shale play, with the deadline postponed until after October’s election.

3 September 2019 Americas

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