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A Qatari gas plant

Qatar to expand LNG output as market tightens

Qatar Petroleum is planning to expand domestic production in tandem with a growing list of overseas assets in anticipation of a tighter LNG market post 2020.

29 August 2019 Supply & Demand
Drilling at Genel Energy's Miran project in Iraq

Kurds face slow going as export plans struggle for lift-off

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s gas plans have been scaled back, with lower volumes and more relaxed timelines expected.

16 August 2019 Exploration & Production
An artist's impression of operations at the Tortue field between Senegal and Mauritania

Senegal unveils tentative midstream plans

The government is pushing ahead with studies on national gas-to-power infrastructure despite fresh doubts over the finances of state power firm Senelec.

15 August 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

GreenStream boost nearly offsets drop in African pipeline supplies

North African pipeline gas supplies to Europe fell slightly last week, with small drops on all routes except GreenStream.

13 August 2019 Supply & Demand
A drillship at work in the Leviathan field

Leviathan players re-examine FLNG option

With rival FEED bids invited for the construction of an FLNG facility, the developers of Israel’s largest gas field believe they can find global buyers where local and regional options are limited.

8 August 2019 LNG
The port of Tema in Ghana

Benin turns to LNG to supply its power sector

Benin has signed a long-term LNG import deal with Total, guaranteeing its security of supply and further undermining the West African Gas Pipeline.

1 August 2019 LNG
Cyprus's Vassiliko power station

Cyprus secures interest in FSRU, but delays likely

Cyprus’s plans to import LNG look likely to slide into the early 2020s, even though three consortiums have submitted bids to develop and install an FSRU at Vassiliko.

25 July 2019 LNG
A rig in Iran's South Pars project

Tehran keeps gas flowing under the US’s watch

Iranian gas exports to Iraq are being allowed to continue as the US gets tough on its oil exports.

25 July 2019 Supply & Demand
Turkey's Yavuz drillship docked near Istanbul

Turkish drilling rattles East Med equilibrium

Turkey is sending a second drillship into Cypriot waters in a bid to increase its presence in the East Mediterranean.

18 July 2019 Exploration & Production

Spanish power sector to boost African pipeline exports

North African pipeline exports to Europe were flat last week but are set to grow later this month as a result of power demand.

16 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
One of Karpowership's floating power plants

Karpowership aims to meet Africa’s power needs

The large-scale floating powership company is targeting long-term installations in Africa, but sourcing gas feedstock remains a challenge

11 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe pipeline exports hold steady at low level

Pipeline deliveries from North African to Europe saw a drop of only 0.2% week on week last week but were down by 28% year on year.

9 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Egypt's Idku LNG plant.

Cairo’s hub dream faces new Israeli challenge

Israel may not be able to supply Egypt with pipeline gas volumes until early 2020, which could derail Egypt's hopes of becoming a Mediterranean gas hub.

4 July 2019 Policy & Regulation
Gas infrastructure in Nigeria.

Seplat moves to target Nigeria power supply gap

The company is developing an extra 8.5 MMcm/d of gas processing capacity as local players look to end gas shortages at Nigeria's power plants.

4 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Gas flow test offshore Mozambique

Sasol eyes pipeline from Rovuma to South Africa

Sasol needs to source new gas supplies for plants in South Africa, and a pipeline from Mozambique's Rovuma Basin could be its preferred way of doing so

27 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Maghreb uptick boosts Africa-Europe pipeline flows

Significant week-on-week growth in volumes via the Maghreb-Europe pipeline led to an 8.3% rise in deliveries last week.

25 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
An Anadarko drillship off Mozambique

FID on Mozambique LNG is just the beginning

Mozambique’s first onshore LNG project has survived an insurgency, two cyclones, a debt crisis, and a bidding war to reach an FID

20 June 2019 LNG

North African pipeline gas exports down 41% from 2018

Pipeline gas exports to Europe from North Africa fell by 10% week on week last week, hitting their lowest level since March.

18 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Angola LNG

Angola to build new LNG facilities

Angola looks set to build new LNG infrastructure as part of a pact signed with a US private equity fund, yet it still has much to do to develop a domestic market for gas

13 June 2019 LNG
Lebanon's president and the US assistant secretary of state for near-eastern affairs in a meeting.

US hauls Israel and Lebanon to negotiating table

A diplomatic breakthrough could lead to Israel and Lebanon negotiating over disputed offshore oil and gas blocks.

13 June 2019 Exploration & Production

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