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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.

2 days ago Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power

UK LNG imports see sharp rise in September

Volumes entering the country increased significantly in September after falling to record lows in August, recent UK data shows.

2 days ago Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Inpex's Ichthys LNG facility

Potential for six new trains at Darwin LNG

With strong government backing, Australia is moving swiftly to maximise a narrow window to expand LNG exports ahead of a wave of low-priced LNG from the US and other regions.

3 days ago Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
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.

3 days ago Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
The Zhoushan LNG terminal in China.

Chinese LNG demand growth no longer a safe bet

The outlook for China’s LNG imports has changed dramatically over the past year, and continued growth is not a foregone conclusion.

4 days ago Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin via teleconference on the startup of the Power of Siberia pipeline. (Kremlin.ru)

China embraces new era of Russian piped gas imports

Startup of gas flows along the Power of Siberia pipeline will provide China with greater supply diversity and may put downward pressure on LNG imports.

6 days ago Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
An offshore platform.

Exxon abandons Aussie LNG import plans to focus on liquefaction

The company is no longer considering funding a terminal in the state of Victoria as it looks to refocus its operations on large-scale LNG export projects in the US, Mozambique, PNG and Brazil.

6 days ago Asia Pacific / LNG
An LNG terminal in South Korea.

South Korea coal shutdown offers winter LNG demand boost

The suspension of up to 15 of the country’s coal power plants will create an opening for gas-fired generation.

28 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
ELNG, Idku, Egypt

Egypt faces struggle in push for hub status

Egypt has struggled to find interested customers for its LNG cargoes, which could quell the impetus to boost production from its Idku and Damietta plants.

28 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

UAE’s gas ambition in figures

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is matching its spending to bold ambitions in a bid to ramp up output to return the United Arab Emirates to being a net gas exporter, a status it has not held since 2007.

27 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
Drilling in Algeria.

Tunisia and Morocco see uptick in domestic production

North Africa’s less-endowed resource holders are looking to boost domestic gas activity in a move to curb the surging cost of Algerian gas imports.

26 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
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 / Supply & Demand

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 / LNG
The Putian LNG terminal in China.

Converging factors to slow China’s LNG demand growth this winter

Insufficient regasification capacity, coupled with stronger domestic production and imports from Russia, will restrain the rise in China’s LNG imports over the cold season.

22 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Al-Hosn gas complex, Abu Dhabi

UAE moves gas expansion centre stage

The company is doubling down on developing its largely untapped gas reservoirs, although costs and technological challenges persist.

21 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
Vietnam's Nohn Trach power plant

Vietnam backs private LNG to beat power crunch

Vietnam is supporting US-backed LNG-to-power projects that are close to taking FID.

21 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
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 / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Pemba in Mozambique.

Insurgency moves nearer to Mozambique LNG site

As fewer contractors are using the main road from Pemba to Palma, the insurgency in northern Mozambique has been drawn further north – closer to the LNG site itself.

19 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Gas production terminal in Thailand's Bongkot South field.

Thailand and Cambodia eye joint development

With Thailand fast running out of hydrocarbon reserves, the settlement of a dispute with Cambodia over gas-rich waters could be imminent.

14 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Anti-government protester in Lebanon standing in from of burning tires blocking roads.

Lebanon hastens offshore exploration campaign

Lebanon’s embattled political elites need to show a sceptical public that progress is being made in tapping offshore oil and gas blocks, but blaming IOCs looks wide of the mark.

14 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

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