Energy

Areas of German L Gas pipeline networks due for conversion to H gas
Energy, Europe, Gas, Northern Europe, Pipeline Gas Journal

The Great German Gas Switch-Over

Germany is at the beginning of a 7 billion euro gas infrastructure project to switch 30% of its gas customers from low-calorie Group L to  high calorie Group H natural gas.  For technical reasons, and under weights-and-measures regulations, the two gas qualities have to be transported in separate systems within defined ranges, and customers cannot switch […]

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Energy, Energy Trading, Eniday, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Oil

The market in strategic commodities

Commodities underpin our way of life… They are the raw materials of our food, clothing, mobility, heating, medicines and entertainment, and crude oil is the most traded commodity in the world. It is a vital constituent of gasoline for cars, kerosene for jet fuel, feedstock for chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals as well as consumer […]

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Energy, Energy Trading, Flame Conference, Gas

EU Gas Trading in Transition: Gas Hubs & Pricing

In the first of two articles discussing the transition of EU gas trading, Nicholas Newman examines the contribution virtual gas hubs have made towards creating a fully-integrated European energy market. Europe is the world’s second largest gas consuming region after the United States. With declining domestic output from the region’s […]

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Energy, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines

Forties Pipeline System Shutdown

On Dec. 11, a hairline crack 5 to 6 inches long was detected during a routine inspection of the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) near Netherley, just south of Aberdeen, Scotland. As a result, the pipeline’s new owner, Ineos, announced a shut-down, anticipating weeks for repairs. The suspension of this pipeline, […]

Energy, FM World Magazine

DEMAND SIDE PROFIT

Cutting energy bills is an incentive for any business, but generating revenue from surplus power is even better. Nicholas Newman explores the intricacies of demand-side response. Almost a fifth of UK businesses spend more than £250,000 a year on energy, according to the Daily Telegraph and YouGov business energy survey […]