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Sep 15, 2010

UK has enough gas import capacity to 2020 -BG Group

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Britain has enough pipeline and
liquefied natural gas (LNG) import infrastructure to satisfy UK
gas demand until 2020, energy firm BG Group (BG.L: Quote, Profile, Research) said on
Wednesday.

“Over the past five years, the UK’s gas importation
infrastructure has more than tripled and it already has capacity
to meet likely UK demand for the rest of the decade,” Chief
Financial Officer Ashley Almanza said at the CBI energy
conference in London.

Sep 10, 2010

Special Report: Power struggles: charging tomorrow’s cars

LONDON (Reuters) – Imagine driving across America using a fuel so new you have to carry your own supply wherever you go.

At the start of the 20th century, before the era of ubiquitous gas stations, drivers did just that as they tested the limits of cars like the Ford Model T, which ran on gasoline, kerosene or ethanol and could, if driven carefully, travel more than 150 miles on a full tank.

Sep 10, 2010

Special Report – Charging tomorrow’s cars

LONDON (Reuters) – Imagine driving across America using a fuel so new you have to carry your own supply wherever you go.

At the start of the 20th century, before the era of ubiquitous gas stations, drivers did just that as they tested the limits of cars like the Ford Model T, which ran on gasoline, kerosene or ethanol and could, if driven carefully, travel more than 150 miles on a full tank.

Sep 10, 2010

Power struggles: charging tomorrow’s cars

LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Imagine driving across America
using a fuel so new you have to carry your own supply wherever
you go.

At the start of the 20th century, before the era of
ubiquitous gas stations, drivers did just that as they tested
the limits of cars like the Ford Model T, which ran on gasoline,
kerosene or ethanol and could, if driven carefully, travel more
than 150 miles on a full tank.

Sep 8, 2010

Wingas onshore gas storage project approved

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has approved a Wingas project to convert the depleted Saltfleetby onshore gas field in east England into a gas storage facility, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said on Thursday.

Wingas, a joint venture between Germany’s Wintershall (BASF.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) and Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM: Quote, Profile, Research), is expected to build 700 to 800 million cubic metres of gas storage, equivalent to two days of UK gas demand during winter.

Sep 8, 2010

UK approves Wingas onshore gas storage project

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Britain has approved a Wingas
project to convert the depleted Saltfleetby onshore gas field in
east England into a gas storage facility, the Department of
Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said on Thursday.

Wingas, a joint venture between Germany’s Wintershall
(BASF.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) and Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM: Quote, Profile, Research), is expected to build
700 to 800 million cubic metres of gas storage, equivalent to
two days of UK gas demand during winter.

Aug 26, 2010

UK carbon capture competition needs mix – B9 Coal

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s search for large scale clean coal power demonstration projects should embrace new technologies to allow smaller, more innovative players to enter, the head of UK clean energy company B9 Coal told Reuters.

With consortium partners, B9 Coal plans to enter the new round of the government’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) competition. The B9 Coal project extracts hydrogen from coal to feed into fuel cells to convert into electricity, with the carbon removed at the hydrogen extraction stage.

Aug 24, 2010

Dutch Britned cable may import power price shocks

LONDON (Reuters) – The upcoming UK-Dutch electricity interconnector is expected to link Britain to European power markets, which could result in additional supply at the right, but sometimes wrong, times.

With commercial operation to start next year on April 1, the one gigawatt (GW) Britned cable can import or export power between the two countries and could smooth out demand peaks if one market has extra supply, but could also import price spikes when both markets are tight.

Jul 30, 2010

EDF deal heralds more Asian investments – analysts

LONDON (Reuters) – Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s offer for French utility EDF’s (EDF.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) UK power grids suggests more Asian cash is in the pipeline for similar assets, analysts said on Friday.

Cheung Kong Infrastructure (1038.HK: Quote, Profile, Research) (CKI) and Hongkong Electric (0006.HK: Quote, Profile, Research) (HKE) made a 5.8 billion pound offer for three power distribution grids and private power networks, paying big money for assets that need investment but have opportunities to turn smart.

Jul 15, 2010

Nuclear plan to be reviewed again, industry shocked

LONDON (Reuters) – The coalition government will reconsider the nation’s nuclear power plans, it said Thursday, surprising the nuclear industry, but added targets for first power generation by 2018 remain intact.

The nuclear plan issued by the previous Labour government was widely consulted on by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, but the new coalition government says it wants to look at it again in the autumn to see if it is sustainable.

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