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Construction work on the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

IGB pipeline delayed to March 2021

Issues with the procurement phase have delayed the start of construction until at least September, meaning the pipeline will not be ready until March 2021 at the earliest.

22 hours ago Pipelines, Storage & Power

TTF gas prices slide but Ukraine transit deal remains a risk

TTF gas prices have declined in recent weeks, but concerns are growing that Russia and Ukraine may not reach a transit agreement before the end of the year.

Yesterday Pipelines, Storage & Power
HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera in Italy

Italian incentives boost biogas uptake

Italy has the potential to produce about 3 bcm/y of biomethane in 2030 and 35 bcm/y in 2050, meaning less natural gas will be needed to meet demand.

2 days ago LNG
The Jade Weser deepwater container port in Wilhelmshaven. (PA)

Wilhelmshaven LNG terminal to move onshore if demand high enough – Uniper

Uniper will replace its planned Wilhelmshaven FSRU with an onshore terminal at a second stage if there is enough demand from the market.

17 May 2019 LNG
Offshore construction work on Nord Stream 2.

Europe prepares for no deal on Ukraine transit

An agreement between Ukraine and Gazprom on gas transit is not likely to be signed before December 2019, causing price spikes and potential disruptions in Europe.

16 May 2019 Supply & Demand
The Arctic Princess delivers the commissioning cargo for Grain LNG's Phase 3

Grain LNG benefits from price drop

The UK terminal’s operator hopes the high level of imports seen after the recent fall in LNG prices will increase interest in the extra capacity it plans to make available from 2025.

14 May 2019 LNG
An artist's impression of the FSRU at Wilhelmshaven

New deal for German LNG sparks project expansion

The developers of the Brunsbuttel LNG terminal have signed a third long-term capacity booking, which will enable them to expand the facility's capacity to 8 bcm/y

10 May 2019 LNG

Azeri offshore in need of European price rise

IOCs involved in E&P projects offshore Azerbaijan are launching exploratory drilling programmes in their blocks, but are likely to wait for European gas prices to rise before taking FIDs on export projects.

9 May 2019 Exploration & Production
A Nafta-owned gas facility in Slovakia.

Hungary's BRUA diversion teeters on the brink

The third phase of an open season on the Hungary-Slovakia-Austria corridor failed last week, suggesting Hungary’s plan to divert the BRUA project into Slovakia is unlikely to succeed.

30 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Imports increase share of EU gas consumption in 2018

The share of imports in Europe’s gas mix rose last year despite Q4 declines in Russian and Norwegian supplies.

25 April 2019 Supply & Demand
Welding the Serbian section of the now-cancelled South Stream pipeline

Serbia far from starting TurkStream extension work

Construction of Serbia’s section of South Stream Lite will not start before the end of the year, despite Belgrade’s claims they are imminent

25 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Greece's Revithoussa LNG terminal.

Greek Alexandroupolis FSRU facing more delays

Gastrade has pushed back the completion date of the project by a further six months, but the suspension of DEPA’s privatisation process suggests a longer delay is likely.

18 April 2019 LNG

EU energy consumption jeapordises 2020 target

Rising energy consumption in EU countries could make it harder to reach energy savings targets agreed by the EU institutions.

15 April 2019 Supply & Demand
Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

Pressure mounts on Hungary to restore original BRUA route

Budapest seems to have failed in its attempt to change the route of the pipeline, and it has also made a U-turn on investing in the Krk LNG terminal.

11 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
A gas-fired power station in Italy

Italy plans gas investment to switch from coal

Enel and Edison, Italy’s two major utilities, are looking at installing new gas-fired generation capacity to replace the country’s coal-based power plants after 2025

11 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Italy sees sixfold increase in small-scale LNG investment

Investment in small-scale LNG projects under development in Italy has reached €1.8 billion, up from €300 million in 2017.

8 April 2019 LNG
The UK's Dragon LNG terminal

Novatek gains share of UK LNG import market

Russia’s Novatek has gained a foothold in importing LNG to the UK but will likely face strong competition from US exporters.

5 April 2019 LNG
The Solitaire pipelaying vessel working on Nord Stream 2.

NS2 delay may boost Kiev’s position in transit talks

Denmark has asked Nord Stream 2 to consider a new offshore route, potentially delaying startup by 6-12 months and extending Gazprom’s heavy reliance on Ukrainian transit.

29 March 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

UK LNG imports up by 7% in 2018

While the share of LNG in UK gas imports rose in 2018, the amount of LNG imported by the country remains low compared with previous years.

29 March 2019 Supply & Demand
Alexei Miller with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev

Gazprom moves to reassert itself in the Caspian region

Gazprom and the Kremlin are holding meetings with Caspian countries to bolster Russia’s political influence and discourage further attempts to expand the Southern Gas Corridor.

28 March 2019 Exploration & Production

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