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Gas

Cold weather will unmask Gazprom’s real pipeline capacity

During the spell of freezing conditions that swept Russia and Europe in mid-January Russian Gazprom attained record gas production of 1.7 Gm3/day, said Mikhail Korchemkin of East European Gas...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Cold weather will unmask Gazprom’s real pipeline capacity

During the spell of freezing conditions that swept Russia and Europe in mid-January Russian Gazprom attained record gas production of 1.7 Gm3/day, said Mikhail Korchemkin of East European Gas...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Czech regulator postpones RWE-Transgas fine decision

ERU, the Czech energy regulator, confirmed reports on Tuesday that it is delaying until March the decision on whether to fine the country’s dominant supplier RWE-Transgas over price hikes in 2005.The...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Czech regulator postpones RWE-Transgas fine decision

ERU, the Czech energy regulator, confirmed reports on Tuesday that it is delaying until March the decision on whether to fine the country’s dominant supplier RWE-Transgas over price hikes in 2005.The...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Dutch Gasunie closes open season for Rotterdam LNG plant

Dutch gas transmission company Gasunie is closing the open season for its planned LNG terminal in Rotterdam on 28th February, business development manager Piet Kager said this month. The target...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

EGM Comments

Comparison between the performance of the British and Italian gas markets — and especially the storage sectors — in the first four weeks of 2006 suggests that, despite high prices, the liberalised...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

EU gas demand from power generation lower than expected

Gas demand from power generation over the next ten years will not grow as fast as has been previously assumed, according to a new report by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.The report, Future...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

European deliveries remain down despite Russia-Ukraine deal

Russian gas deliveries to Europe remained down during the second half of January caused by severe weather across Russia and much of eastern Europe. Gazprom retained some export volumes to meet...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Focus on EU Emissions Trading Scheme

The first year of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) has seen power spot prices rise 57% on average across Europe, as generators are obliged to monitor their carbon footprint,...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

German incumbents win TPA concessions

The dust was still settling as EGM went to press following the latest developments in network access in Germany – where it appears the German incumbents may have secured measures which will continue...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

German watchdog bans Ruhrgas’ long-term contracts

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced this month that it had decided to ban E.ON Ruhrgas long-term sales contracts and had imposed the “immediate enforceable clause” as of 17th January. The...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Germany’s EWE increases gas prices by 10% to Eurocents 4.26 per kWh

German energy supplier EWE will raise its gas prices from 1st February on the back of increasing procurement costs and energy price hikes. Oldenburg-based EWE is set to increase its gas prices from...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Inadequate storage delaying secondary gas market in Spain

The creation of a secondary gas market in Spain is being delayed by inadequate storage facilities, the Spanish energy regulator Comision Nacional de la Energia warned this month. Speaking at a...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Nazftogaz and RosUkrEnergo JV fails to materialise

Ukrainian Nazftogaz and RosUkrEnergo (RUE), a Swiss registered intermediary company, have so far failed to sign an agreement to establish a joint venture company to sell gas to Ukraine. The deal was...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

NEWS briefs

FranceCCGT - French multi utility Suez has joined forces with national gas incumbent GDF, through the former’s Belgian subsidiary Electrabel, to develop two 420 MW CCGT projects in the industrial...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

NEWS briefs

FranceCCGT - French multi utility Suez has joined forces with national gas incumbent GDF, through the former’s Belgian subsidiary Electrabel, to develop two 420 MW CCGT projects in the industrial...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

People in the gas industry

Olivier Lecointe has been appointed electricity director at French gas incumbent GDF, heading up the company’s newly created power division. “For the very first time in its corporate history, Gaz de...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Spain keeps 150,000 m3 LNG in tanks off Gibraltar

Two LNG cargoes totalling 150,000 cu me (1,000 GWh) lie moored off the Strait of Gibraltar, Spanish gas transporter Enagas confirmed to EGM. The tankers in question are the Methan Arctic, carrying...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

TAG capacity auction highlights problem of regulating transit

Early reports on the recent auction for capacity in the TAG pipeline expansion include unconfirmed rumours that some bidders broke the auction rules in order to secure more capacity than they were...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Who stayed on the pipeline?

It is well known that Konstantin Chuychenko and Oleg Pal’chikov are directors of RUE. Chuychenko – formerly a member of the KGB – is from St Petersburg and a member of the Gazprom managing board...

31 Jan 2006 00:00 | EGM

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