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The Dominican Republic’s power sector in figures

The country estimates it will need to raise its power generation capacity by almost 2 GW by 2025 in order to meet rising demand.

6 hours ago Americas

Ukraine still main route for Russia-EU flows in December

Ukraine maintained its position as Gazprom’s main export route in December, but Nord Stream and Yamal-Europe were also operating at capacity.

3 days ago Europe & Russia
Qatargas LNG plant

Qatar-Kuwait deal sets tone for Gulf cooperation

The 15-year LNG supply deal between Qatar and Kuwait could in time lay the foundation for a Gulf Cooperation Council integrated gas market, centred around expanding Qatari supply in the region.

4 days ago Middle East & Africa
Brigg gas-fired power station, UK

EU carbon under pressure as UK auctions resume

The optimism in the EU carbon market seen in 2018 and early 2019 has given way in the face of coal-to-gas fuel switching, the comeback of UK capacity auctions and a continuing weak outlook for gas prices.

4 days ago Europe & Russia

China’s Hebei gas consumption in figures

Gas consumption in Hebei – one of China’s most polluted provinces – has been rising in recent years, but not as much as some had anticipated.

5 days ago Asia Pacific

African piped gas flows to Europe plummet in 2019

Imports of relatively cheap LNG into the European market last year severely dented flows of African piped gas.

10 January 2020 Europe & Russia

EU gas consumption rises on fuel switching

Fuel switching from coal to gas continued to drive gas consumption across Europe in the third quarter of 2019, a recent report from the European Commission confirms.

10 January 2020 Europe & Russia
FPSO in the Karish and Tanin fields offshore Israel

East Med seeks to revive gas export ambitions

The highly ambitious EastMed project faces sizeable commercial and political risks but reinforces the burgeoning relationship between East Mediterranean allies Greece, Israel and Cyprus.

9 January 2020 Middle East & Africa
Mt Arthur coal mine, New South Wales, Australia

Coal set for relief in 2020 after a turbulent 2019

Coal demand for power generation plunged in 2019 but seems likely to stabilise this year as switching to gas is beginning to plateau.

9 January 2020 World

Chinese LNG imports bounce back at end of 2019

China’s LNG imports hit a new high in November, but the trend is not expected to continue into the new year

6 January 2020 Asia Pacific
LNG tanker

Latin America’s LNG demand poised for an uplift

A changing political landscape and the increasing popularity of small-scale technology will drive LNG demand growth in Latin America and the Caribbean over the coming years.

20 December 2019 Americas
Pipe-laying for TurkStream

Trans-Balkan route on track to reverse flows amid transit concerns

Reverse flows on the Trans-Balkan pipeline will ensure security of supply in some of Europe’s most vulnerable countries in the event of gas supply disruptions from January.

19 December 2019 Europe & Russia
Turkey's Erdogan meeting Libya's al-Sarraj

Turkish policies frustrate East Mediterranean gas plans

A new pact between Turkey and Libya will complicate efforts by other resource holders to cooperate on regional energy projects.

19 December 2019 Middle East & Africa

Ukrainian gas production in figures

Gas production in Ukraine has remained steady over the past decade, but the country has plans to boost output and become self-sufficient in the coming years.

18 December 2019 Europe & Russia

Norwegian gas production declines in 2019

Output looks set to fall by around 15% in the second half of the year, partly as a result of lower prices at European hubs cutting incentives for exports.

17 December 2019 Europe & Russia

Africa-Europe piped volumes down 11% on annual basis in Week 50

North African piped gas flows to Europe fell on an annual basis last week, following the general downward trend seen this year.

17 December 2019 Middle East & Africa

Ukraine route sees boost in November amid transit talks

Higher demand for Russian gas in Europe has prompted an increase in volumes shipped via Ukraine, with flows from other pipelines seeing slight falls.

16 December 2019 Europe & Russia
LNG tanker at Ras Laffan in Qatar

Qatar’s rivals face up to LNG expansion challenge

In the context of an oversupplied market, Qatar’s decision to ramp up production from the North Field represents a bold challenge to other LNG suppliers in the region.

12 December 2019 Middle East & Africa

Poland sees higher price in power auction

The closing price in Poland’s most-recent capacity payment auction came out higher than it has done in previous years.

11 December 2019 Europe & Russia

Romania’s power generation in figures

With the expected decommissioning of the country’s coal plants, gas-fired generation seems likely to make gains in the Romanian energy mix in the coming years.

9 December 2019 Europe & Russia

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