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Gas

Albania could import LNG from 2009 on Swiss-led plans

The Albanian government’s dreams of hosting an LNG import terminal are slowly moving closer to reality, with the news that a Switzerland-based international consortium called ASG Power, lead by...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

LNG

Albanian regas terminal proposed with Italian connection

The Albanian government’s dreams of hosting an LNG import terminal are slowly moving closer to reality, with the news that a Switzerland-based international consortium called ASG Power, lead by...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | GLM

Gas

Britain’s third LNG project could see first gas in December

Britain may receive deliveries of LNG from a third import project near Teesside in northern east England as early as December this year, according to Excelerate Energy. Kathleen Eisenbreener,...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Bulgaria awards last gasification licence to Italy’s Acegas

The Bulgarian government has awarded the last concession to extend Bulgaria’s gas network to Italian gas and power provider Acegas. The concession covers the area outside Sofia, although an appeal...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Bulgarian liberalisation threatened by Gazprom presence

Bulgargaz c.e.o. Lubomir Denchev told a conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, that Gazprom’s monopoly of Bulgarian gas imports could create problems in liberalising the country’s gas markets. While the...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

E.ON Ruhrgas gets EU green-light for Endesa takeover

The European Commission has approved unconditionally German utility E.ON’s takeover bid for Spanish power incumbent Endesa. The approval from Brussels is not “all that surprising”, Guillaume Durand,...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Focus on EU carbon market

The rise in the price of Winter ’06 and Summer ’07 wholesale gas at the British National Balancing point (NBP) in recent months has been accompanied by significant gains in the German Calendar 2007...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Gazprom and BASF agree asset swap

Russia’s Gazprom made another big stride into the European downstream market this month as it signed a deal with Germany’s BASF, the parent company of Wintershall and German infrastructure and...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Gazprom negotiates to swap Bulgaria’s transit gas for cash

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has begun negotiations with Bulgaria on payment terms for gas transit in a new contract up to 2020. Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of Gazprom’s management committee,...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Gazprom negotiating for north German 1,200 MW CHP plant

Russia’s Gazprom is negotiating for a participation in the long-planned 1,200 MW combined heat and power plant in Lubmin, near Greifswald in north Germany, according to reports in the German daily...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

German court likely to back cartel office against E.ON

A German regional court in Düsseldorf says it is likely to uphold a decision from the federal cartel office (FCO) regarding the immediate effect of the latter’s decision banning long-term gas sales...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

German NAP II - Backing of coal-fired power plants

This month the German ministry of environment published the draft version of its second national allocation plan (NAP), covering the period of 2008 to 2012. Its targets underline the general energy...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

GTS plans for transit could see doubling of capacity by 2012

Dutch grid operator Gas Transport Services (GTS) – the wholly-owned subsidiary of Gasunie – has developed plans to boost transit capacity between Oude/Emden (north-east) to Zelzate (south-west) and...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

LNG

Much-needed flexibility, or a bridge too far?

Excelerate Energy has announced plans for an LNG import project near Teesside in northern east England.“First natural gas deliveries are expected by December 2006, assuming required approvals and...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | GLM

Gas

NEWS briefs

AustriaTransit - ENI, Italy’s incumbent gas supplier, has offered some capacity for the months of June to October this summer on the secondary market.Two lots of firm capacity in the Transitgas...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

LNG

NEWS in brief

Atlantic LNG to go to JamaicaTrinidad and Tobago (T&T) is to supply Jamaica with LNG under an agreement designed to ensure that no third party benefits from the deal. Although the price has not yet...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | GLM

Gas

Poland’s first liberalised market deal delayed by Gaz System

The first contract sourcing gas outside the Polish regulated market has been delayed by demands from Gaz System, the state-owned transmission operator.The ZA Pulawy nitrogen works contracted Emfesz...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

RosUkrEnergo backers revealed amid Centrica takeover tussle

Alexander Medvedev, deputy c.e.o. of Gazprom, admitted at the Russian Economic Forum this month that he considered British utility Centrica to be a potential takeover target. “With our present...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

UK Saltfleetby gas storage ownership cleared by EU

Wingas Storage UK has been cleared by the EU Commission to build a UK storage facility at the Saltfleetby field in Lincolnshire, the company confirmed to EGM. Wingas Storage UK is now owned 50% by...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Wintershall to be paid European price for Russian production

German Wintershall will be paid the European price less transit for gas produced in its Russian joint venture with Gazprom that is destined for that market, according to Wintershall c.e.o. Reinier...

28 Apr 2006 00:00 | EGM

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