Italy's Enel and Saudi Arabian utility Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) have signed a Framework Agreement for cooperation in the power distribution sector.
Gas-for-power consumption in the US is forecast to decline by 4.4% year on year in 2017, standing at around 20 billion cubic feet/day amid rising natural gas prices which will contribute to increasing coal use for electricity generation, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America has successfully completed construction in the US of what it deems the world's largest post-combustion CO2 capture and compression system, using technology it previously successfully deployed in projects for capturing emissions from both natural gas and oil combustion.
Wartsila is to supply a 40 MW smart power generation plant to Mendoza, Argentina, for Methax, a special purpose company owned by Grupo Galileo. The value of the order is approximately Eur25 million, Wartsila said in a statement.
Indonesia is making steady progress in tackling subsidies to fossil fuels, however the partial removal of subsidies has yet to be fully implemented with progress being hampered by “opposition to change from entrenched interest” according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
France's Engie is focusing on the potential of gas “to complement renewable energies” while at the same time it is developing “solutions that will make gas an increasingly renewable energy” the company said in a statement in December.
The European gas community should strengthen its efforts in promoting the role gas can play in the transition to decarbonised energy markets, according to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES).
Domestic consumption of natural gas in the US is expected to increase through 2040, driven by higher demand for power generation, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Total natural gas consumption is expected to exceed 30 trillion cubic feet/year in 2040 under EIA's reference case, from around 28 Tcf/year in 2016.
Russian gas supplies to Europe are set to exceed 179 billion cubic meters in 2016, reaching an “historic high”, according to the CEO of Gazprom Alexei Miller.
In an end-of-year speech published on Gazprom's website, Miller said that 2016 had seen “new records in terms of gas deliveries to Europe” reaching a total 614.5 million cubic meters/day on November 29.
Fast-track power solutions provider APR Energy and GE have renewed their strategic alliance to provide mobile turbine technology into the fast-track power rental market.
The cooperation grants APR Energy exclusivity around the globe as the rental provider of GE mobile gas turbines under 50MW, the two companies said.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said it has reentered the Egyptian power market for the first time in six years after being awarded a contract to supply turbines and generators to two Egyptian state companies, UEEPC (Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company) and CEPC (Cairo Electricity Production Company).
The International Energy Agency (IEA) in a recent report has praised Italy’s long-term energy strategy and the acceleration of its efforts to comply with 2020 climate change goals, adding at the same time that it welcomed a proposed review of 2030-2050 objectives.
US integrated power company NRG Energy has completed coal to gas conversion projects at four of its US power plants.
Wartsila is to supply a 100 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden in Germany.
The Smart Power Generation power plant, consisting of ten Wartsila 34SG engines running on natural gas, is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2018, the company said.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order from China Shenhua Guohua Power to supply gas turbine preventive detection services. The service is scheduled to begin in April 2017 for the Shenhua Beijing Guohua gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant, which supplies electricity to the Beijing area.