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Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline flows to Europe rise by 5.2%

Exports to Europe increased last week on three of the four major North African pipelines.

1 October 2019 Middle East & Africa
South Stream construction in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s gas hub plans advance despite delays

The Black Sea gas hub could begin operating by the end of 2021 as major infrastructure projects in the region seem to be moving forward.

26 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A drillship in the Leviathan field

Israel's export hopes face new obstacles

The partners behind the offshore Leviathan gas field development must overcome concerns over security and demand before gas sales to Egypt get under way.

26 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
A Ghanaian power station

Ghana looks to renegotiate IPP contracts

Ghana’s government is stepping in to renegotiate take-or-pay arrangements with independent gas-to-power producers, a move that faces strong opposition but could help speed up gasification of the economy.

26 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

Spanish gas flows boost North African pipeline exports

Exports of piped gas from North Africa to Europe rose last week compared with the previous week, driven by an increase in flows to Spain.

24 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
South Korea's Tongyeong LNG terminal

South Korean winter coal ban could boost spot LNG prices

A tentative proposal by South Korea to shutter many of its coal-fired power plants this winter could support Asian spot LNG prices during what is traditionally the region’s busiest season.

23 September 2019 Asia Pacific

European LNG imports slow as stocks hit new high

LNG imports in Europe have seen significant growth so far this year, but high stocks may put pressure on demand for spot LNG cargoes.

23 September 2019 Europe & Russia
European Commission vice-president for energy union Maros Sefcovic

Major issues still unresolved in Russia-Ukraine transit talks

Despite some progress this week, a lot of work remains to be done if Russia and Ukraine are to agree on a new transit deal before the end of December.

20 September 2019 Europe & Russia

Netherlands ups imports from Russia and Norway in 2018

The Netherlands increased imports of piped gas from Russia and Norway as production fell at the Groningen field.

19 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Naftogaz drilling in Ukraine

Black Sea tender annulment sets back Ukraine

The annulment of the Dolphin tender risks undermining investor confidence in the country rather than attracting ‘big’ foreign players

19 September 2019 Europe & Russia
An LNG cargo arriving in Brazil

Brazil LNG demand boosts prospects of terminals

LNG’s growing market share is likely to support the development of the country’s regasification projects.

19 September 2019 Americas

ECJ’s OPAL decision boosts Ukraine gas transit

The volume of gas flowing to Germany's Greifswald interconnection point fell from 96.31 MMcm/d to 72.22 MMcm/d following the enforcement of the court ruling.

18 September 2019 Europe & Russia
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

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