Poland's desire to cut gas imports from Russia has led to an "understanding" with the United States to work toward a deal to export LNG to its new Baltic Sea terminal, according to Reuters, quoting the country's deputy prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.
Europe’s energy firms have pledged not to invest in any more coal fired power stations from 2020, which would effectively leave gas as the only fossil fuel option for power generation across the continent.
Following a recent visit, Angola’s energy minister, João Baptista Borges said that the first units of the country’s 750 MW Soyo CCGT would start on schedule this year. He said the power would serve the six municipalities of Angola’s Zaire province, as well as interconnecting with the national electricity system - replacing diesel generators and helping balance hydro power flows.
Wärtsilä is to supply a 21 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority.
US gas storage capacity increased slightly in 2016, according to the US Energy Information Agency, after a couple of years of marginal falls (see chart).
Qatar intends to expand its LNG output capacity, tapping the world's biggest natural gas field, after a self-imposed ban on expansion that lasted 12 years, according to the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum.
The UK government continues to see a role for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in its emission reduction plan, which the government expects to publish “this year”, according to Alex Chisholm, permanent secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Singapore Exchange (SGX) and broker Tullett Prebon have launched an LNG spot index for Dubai, Kuwait and India (known as the DKI Sling), which should enhance price discovery and risk management in one of the fastest-growing regions for LNG spot trading, according to SGX.
Driftwood LNG Pipeline, a subsidiary of Tellurian, is seeking approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate an LNG export facility in the US.
Poland is considering a second LNG import terminal to further reduce its reliance on Russian gas imports. Polish gas system operator Gaz-System said on March 27 that it would launch a feasibility study into the project this year, with a view to it possibly coming online by 2021.
Royal Dutch Shell plans to double the capacity of its LNG import facility at Hazira on India's west coast to 10 million tonnes a year, a top company executive said on March 31st.
Siemens has won a contract from Centrica to provide a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) unit for the Kings Lynn power station in the UK.
New statistics from the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show the UK is experiencing a steady reduction in emissions, mainly due to coal to gas switching in power generation.