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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, […]

Eniday, Europe, Technology

A Swiss story about supercomputing

Switzerland is home not only to watchmakers, bankers and chocolatiers but also a supercomputer, the 19.6 petaflop Cray XC50/XC40 system, nicknamed Piz Daint, installed in the National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)… Named after the nearby mountain peak, it is Europe’s leading supercomputer and is the third most powerful number cruncher in […]

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 […]

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Energy, Energy Saving, Energy Storage, FM World Magazine

BATTERIES POSSIBLY INCLUDED

Energy efficiencies and lower bills have encouraged many businesses to embrace reforms, but the potential to earn revenues and guarantee secure supplies has prompted a small but growing band to install turbines and solar panels to generate electricity. Examples include Caerphilly Oakdale Business Park, which generates 11 gigawatt hours (GWh) […]