Gross inland energy consumption in the European Union accounted for 1,626 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2015, 2.5% below 1990 levels and 11.6% below its peak of almost 1,840 Mtoe in 2006, according to Eurostat.
French gas grid operator has lifted the supply alert for LNG supplies at the Fos-sur-Mer terminal this week, on the back of milder temperatures and increasing LNG deliveries, after a situation of bottleneck partly due to tight LNG supplies had affected South-East of France at the end of January.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and China are stepping up cooperation on energy security, capacity building, data and statistics through a new three-year work programme that is also intended to support China’s energy transition and efforts to address environmental and air-quality issues.
Wartsila is to supply a 30 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to CGGC UN Power in China. This will be the first gas-fired medium-speed engine power plant in China “marking the entry of a new technology in the market” Wartsila said.
Honeywell has been appointed by Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) for a five-year project worth more than $200 million for the installation of Honeywell’s metering technology throughout MLGW’s service territory.
GE and Harbin Electric International Company Limited (HEI) announced they have successfully achieved the first fire of a GE 9HA gas turbine installed at the 1,180 MW Bhikki power plant in Pakistan.
The share of electricity generated from gas-fired power plants sold on the Italian day-ahead regulated electricity market continued to see year on year increases in January, standing at 53.3% of total sales against 46.1% in January 2016, according to data from exchange manager Gestore Mercati Energetici (GME).
UK energy regulator Ofgem has set levels of the price cap for households that have a prepayment arrangement for their energy bills.
Natural gas in the form of LNG is expected to continue playing a key role in Japan's energy mix in the future, despite some forecasts suggesting a decrease in consumption is to be expected compared to current levels, according to a senior official at major utility Tokyo Gas.
Capstone Turbine Corporation has received orders for a C800 Signature Series microturbine and two C1000 Signature Series microturbines for two oil and gas customers operating in the Marcellus Shale play.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order for gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system equipments for Hongkong Electric' Lamma power station in Hong Kong.
Enel’s subsidiary Enel Brasil has finalised the purchase of a 94.8% stake in energy distributor Celg Distribuição for 2.187 billion Brazilian reais (around $640 million).
Wartsila's power generation business is increasingly focusing on renewable integration in power grids as well as a decentralised approach to energy generation, Melle Kruisdijk, Europe area vice president at Wartsila power plants said.
The combination of renewables and gas generation “has a bright future in the European energy system” he told Gas to Power Journal.
Electricity demand in Italy was up by 0.4% year on year in December 2016, standing at 26.2 TWh according to data released by Italian power grid operator Terna.
Iran's Mapna Boiler Company and Belgian industrial group CMI have signed an agreement for technology transfer and license agreement for heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) of F- and H-class turbines and higher capacities.