December 16, 2017

Alliance shuts down gas pipeline in Western Canada – Saskatchewan – CBC News

Alliance Pipeline has shut down a natural gas pipeline in Western Canada after poisonous hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas got into the system. The Calgary-based energy company said Friday it has told companies feeding the pipeline to stop while corrective measures are taken. The company noted “that an amount of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) entered into its mainline pipel​ine system as a result of complications experienced by an upstream operator.” That operator is Keyera Corporation, which said in a press release Friday that there was “a brief operational upset during maintenance activities on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 5, at its Simonette gas plant, located 60 kilometres southwest of Valleyview, Alta.” “Gas which did…

Greece finally admits €2bn gas pipeline deal with Russia – Telegraph

Greece has admitted for the first time it is planning a €2bn gas pipeline with Russia. The move is likely to worry the US, which has stepped up its involvement in Greece’s debt talks with international creditors over fears the cash-strapped country could drop out of the single currency and come under the influence of its Cold War rival. Panayotis Lafazanis, Greece’s energy minister, said the move would be a key part of the country’s “multi-faceted” foreign policy and would create 20,000 jobs, the Financial Times reported. Figures released by Greece’s National Statistics Service on Thursday showed unemployment at 25.6pc in April. Reports in April suggested…

Second gas pipeline under Baltic in the works – Thenews.pl :: News from Poland

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The pipeline will have the same capacity as the existing Nord Stream pipeline – 55 billion cubic metres of gas per year – and if built will double the quantity of gas exported to Germany from Russia. “The construction of additional transport infrastructure along the shortest route between gas fields in northern Russia and markets in Europe will contribute to increasing the safety and reliability of deliveries for new contracts,” said Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller. Germany is the largest buyer of Russian natural gas, with a total volume of 40 billion cubic meters in 2013. Gazprom supplies 30 percent of…

Putin, Erdogan meet, discuss gas pipeline – US News

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MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Turkey have met and discussed a proposal for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saturday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on the sidelines of the European games, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies. Peskov gave no specifics of the talks, other than to say they were detailed. The pipeline, called Turkish Stream, has been proposed by Russia after the abandonment of South Stream, a long-proposed project to carry Russian gas to southern Europe. Putin also met separately…

Nigeria Power Plans Must Overcome Gas-Pipeline Sabotage – Bloomberg Business

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For Nigeria’s state-owned energy company, supplying gas to power plants around the country depends on fixing pipelines quicker than they get ruptured. In April, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. took 10 days to repair leaks on its Trans-Forcados Gas Pipeline, which transports more than half of all gas going to the country’s power plants. It was the fifth repair since the start of the year. Days later, seven more leaks were found less than a mile away and gas couldn’t be delivered. “The last three to four months have been the most frustrating for us,” David Ige, group executive director…

Greece crisis: Tsipras and Putin make gas pipeline plans as Europe deal flounders – The Independent

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has discussed plans with Vladimir Putin,the Russian President, to build a gas pipeline across Europe just hours after delaying a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund until the end of the month, according to reports. The two leaders spoke on the phone ahead of a meeting in Russia in two weeks, prompting fears that Athens could turn from negotiations in the EU. However the Kremlin reportedly said Tsipras did not ask for aid. Fears were sparked after Greece delayed a debt repayment to the IMF due today, choosing to roll it into a…