UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley Point

March 21, 2017 0

A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries on the project.

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Ineos details plans for second UK shale gas site

March 14, 2017 0

UK’s Ineos Shale, the onshore division of Ineos Upstream, has started the planning process for a second shale gas exploration site in the UK, Kallanish Energy learns from the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

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Ireland’s ESB opens 884 MW gas-fired plant in UK

March 14, 2017 0

Irish power generator ESB officially inaugurated its 884-megawatts (MW) natural gas-fired power plant in northwest England – the first new large scale high efficiency gas plant to come onto the British electricity grid since 2013, Kallanish Energy learns from the company.

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UK’s Euratom exit political, not legal: sources

March 9, 2017 0

The UK government’s decision to withdraw from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) due to its Brexit process will likely to have negative impacts on the country’s nuclear industry, and could be avoided, experts said last week. 

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Peru’s LNG export raises fracking controversy in UK

March 8, 2017 0

Peru’s first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the UK has arrived causing controversy in the country with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) supporters saying the UK should frack its own gas instead of importing from sensitive regions such as the Amazon, Kallanish Energy learns.

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South Korean may replace Toshiba in UK nuclear project

March 7, 2017 0

South Korea could replace Japan’s Toshiba in the 3.8-gigawatt (GW) Moorside nuclear power plant project planned to be built in the UK in partnership with France’s ENGIE via the NuGen joint venture, a South Korean official reportedly said on Sunday.

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North Sea supply chain to struggle again in 2017

March 3, 2017 0

North Sea’s oil and gas supply chain will face another difficult year in 2017, especially in the drilling and subsea sectors, but that may be good news for operators who could see a further 10% drop in leasing costs for equipment, Kallanish Energy learns from consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

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German day-ahead power prices up 35%

March 3, 2017 0

German spot prices for day-ahead power contracts surged 35.16% on Thursday following a projection by New York-based media firm Thomson Reuters that the country’s wind generation would halve. Wind power generation in Germany is expected to drop by about 58% or 13.5 gigawatts (GW) day-on-day on Friday to 9.8 GW, the company estimated.

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