Cape Town is out of gas

2015-06-14 15:00

As happens almost every year at this time, South Africa is suffering from a gas shortage.

Total brings gas field in Russia on line

2015-05-21 09:30

French energy company Total has launched production at the Termokarstovoye gas field in northern Siberia together with its Russian partner Novatek.

Denmark halts fracking at Total site

2015-05-06 13:15

Denmark says it has stopped the first exploratory drilling for shale gas in the country a day after it began, accusing French company Total of using an unauthorised chemical.

Mozambique’s gas power station nearing completion

2015-04-23 17:07

Great progress is being made with the construction of a natural gas fired power station at Ressano Garcia, on the border between South Africa and Mozambique.

Ukraine to buy cheaper Russian gas

2015-04-02 13:30

Ukraine has signed an interim deal for cheaper supplies of gas from Russia for the next three months, providing a breathing space for both sides.

No confirmed date for Ukraine-Russia gas talks

2015-03-13 13:29

The European Union does not yet have confirmation for a meeting between Ukraine and Russia for talks on gas supplies, says the bloc's energy commissioner.

SA to improve pipelines, ports to buoy gas imports

2015-02-17 18:38

South Africa plans to improve its pipelines and ports to allow for more gas imports for use in power generation, says the acting director general of the energy department.

Gas could combat power shortage - chamber

2015-02-09 15:39

South Africa needs to make more use of liquid petroleum gas to take some of the load off Eskom’s failing electricity grid, says a business chamber.

Bid to block fracking in Britain fails

2015-01-27 13:30

A group of British lawmakers have failed to block plans for shale gas fracking in Britain, but the government has agreed to tougher regulation.

Mozambique gets new law for gas partnerships

2014-12-18 10:48

Mozambique has published a law for energy firms' multi-billion dollar gas projects, as the country gears up to become a leading exporter of liquefied gas.


Mexico finds large shallow water oil fields

2015-06-11 19:37

Mexican state energy giant Pemex says it has discovered new shallow water oil fields that could yield 200 000 barrels per day.

Ukraine eyes gas imports from Romania

2015-05-19 12:09

Ukraine is interested in importing Romanian natural gas to diversify its supplies, says a senior Ukrainian energy official.

Qatar to grow gas output with $1bn recovery plant

2015-04-28 13:30

Qatar, the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas, is gathering even more gas with a $1bn plant that is recovering what used to be wasted fuel.

Gazprom head in Athens for energy talks

2015-04-20 15:30

The head of Russian gas giant Gazprom Alexei Miller will be in Athens for talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the country's energy minister.

Tanzania gas pipeline built, but not ready

2015-04-02 08:30

A pipeline connecting offshore natural gas fields to Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam is complete, but technical setbacks will keep it from going online.

Egypt acquits ex-minister over Israel gas deal

2015-02-22 16:45

A court has acquitted a minister, who served under Hosni Mubarak, in a retrial after a 2012 conviction for selling Israel natural gas at below market price.

Eskom to cut costs by replacing diesel with gas

2015-02-13 14:10

Eskom expects to start using gas to run its generators within the next three years, as the cash-strapped utility seeks to move away from costly diesel.

Low gas prices seen fuelling US consumer spending

2015-01-30 09:12

The US economy has likely grown at a brisk clip as lower petrol prices buoyed consumer spending, in a show of resilience despite a darkening global outlook.

Europe at risk of being cut off from Russian gas

2015-01-14 17:50

Russia's gas giant Gazprom says that there was still a risk that Europe could have supplies of Russian gas piped via Ukraine cut this winter.

BG sells Australian gas pipeline unit

2014-12-10 10:22

British energy producer BG Group has sold its Australian gas pipeline business for $5bn as part of its plan to shed non-core assets.

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