Pipelines, Storage & Power

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

Suppliers fret over Asia’s falling LNG demand

Declining LNG consumption in some of Asia’s key markets poses a considerable challenge to suppliers intending to boost the fuel’s popularity

8 November 2019 Asia Pacific
An anti-gas protest in Ireland in 2012

Irish LNG terminal set to tackle supply concerns

Ireland could import US LNG starting from 2022 and boost security of supply post-Brexit, but only if it can overcome fierce domestic opposition to the Shannon regas project.

7 November 2019 Europe & Russia

Africa-Europe pipeline gas flows up 11.3% week on week

Volumes increased across all four routes last week, amounting to almost 556 million cubic metres, but were down year on year.

6 November 2019 Middle East & Africa

Japan’s LNG imports up 2.6% year on year in September

The country’s imports of the fuel rose slightly in September but were down over the first nine months of the year.

5 November 2019 Asia Pacific

North African piped gas flows see boost in October

Piped exports from North Africa to Europe were up last month as a result of greater Spanish demand, but flows are falling on an annual basis.

4 November 2019 Europe & Russia

UK LNG imports fall to record lows in August

The UK’s imports of the fuel hit their lowest since 2008 this August, with Algeria being the only supplier over the month, fresh data from the UK government shows.

1 November 2019 Europe & Russia
A pipelaying vessel in the Baltic Sea.

Danish approval does not solve all worries for Nord Stream 2

The pipeline now looks set to be completed in H1 2020, but it is not clear how much gas will start flowing before the ECJ rules on Gazprom’s call to annul the revised EU Gas Directive.

31 October 2019 Europe & Russia
Delivering test gas to the LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland

PCI list confirms EU support for LNG projects

Central and Eastern Europe look set to further extend their LNG import infrastructure with EU support, as shown in the latest draft PCI list.

31 October 2019 Europe & Russia
A coal power plant in South Africa.

South Africa sets unrealistic goal for LNG-to-power

The country's long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan has set an impossible timeline for the development of an LNG-to-power programme.

31 October 2019 Middle East & Africa
A coal power plant in China.

Coal and renewables threaten to undermine gas-to-power in China

China’s refitted fleet of fuel-efficient and less-polluting coal plants and increased state spending on renewables blur the outlook for the country’s gas-to-power sector.

30 October 2019 Asia Pacific

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