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Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), by means of its subsidiary company PDVSA Industrial, displayed during the China International Import Expo its potentialities regarding valves, pipes and lightning production, with the view to attract investment projects for plants maintenance, raw material purchase and widening of capacities in some of its companies.

Demand from increasingly thirsty energy markets is stoking near-term optimism for natural gas investment, as plentiful supply and innovative liquified natural gas (LNG) solutions help governments elevate the energy source to the center of their clean power goals.

The EnLink Midstream companies , EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC , announced that a subsidiary of the Partnership, EnLink NGL Pipeline, LP, will launch a binding open season for expansion capacity volume commitments for common carrier transportation service on its existing Cajun-Sibon natural gas liquids pipeline system.

BGS Group has started the registration of companies for the 5th International LNG Congress in Malta, St. Julian’s, onApril, 29-30. Congress offers closed-door format,uniting more than 300 leaders of major gas companies, manufacturers, distributors, EPC contractors, end-users and governmental bodies.

In mid-August 2018 Sepahan Oil Company (SOC) based in Tehran, Iran and the German EDL Anlagenbau Gesellschaft mbH (EDL) based in Leipzig signed a contract for the modernization of the lube oil and wax production.

GE Distributed Power announced the latest enhancement to its Waukesha* 275GL+* lean-burn gas engines, the 275GL+ with ESM*2. With a current lead time of less than 20 weeks.

Siemens and the company's Central Works Council have signed a reconciliation of interests based on the framework agreement reached in May.

Wales & West Utilities has brought together key industry players from across the UK to share its insights into the future of gas-fired power generation.

Southern California Gas Co. announced grant funding has been awarded to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Stanford School of Engineering's Spormann Laboratory to conduct new power-to-gas research.

Fluor Corporation announced that Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a five-year contract renewal by Ecopetrol S.A. to operate and maintain its surface facilities on the Cusiana and Cupiagua gas fields in Colombia.

Piedmont Natural Gas announced plans to build and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Robeson County, N.C.

GE Power (www.GEPower.com) announced the new MXL2 with Additive Manufactured Performance (AMP) the world’s first upgrade solution for GE’s GT13E2 gas turbines that uses key components manufactured using additive technology.

Africa Oil Week ( www.Africa-OilWeek.com) and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo today announce the promotion of the Congo-Brazzaville Licence Round Phase 2 2018/19 at Africa Oil Week, 5th – 9th November 2018.

Duke Energy celebrated the opening of the new 750-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant at the W.S. Lee Station in Anderson County, S.C., with community leaders, elected officials and top company leaders on hand.

NextEra Energy, Inc. announced it has entered into definitive agreements with Southern Company to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and its ownership interests in the Oleander and Stanton natural-gas generating plants located in Florida in transactions valued at approximately $6.475 billion, including the assumption of approximately $1.4 billion of Gulf Power debt.

Expanding its commitment to service cross-fleet power generation equipment, GE’s Power Services business unveiled a range of capabilities to advance the performance and reliability of other OEM gas turbine fleets, including Siemens’ and Mitsubishi’s SGT-800 and 501F units.

Siemens has received its first order from Panama for six SGT-800 gas turbines. The industrial gas turbines, along with a steam turbine, will provide approximately 440 megawatts of electrical power as part of a flexible combined cycle power plant.

Duke Energy Florida will commission both units of its new 1,640-MW Citrus gas-fired combined cycle power plant  by the end of 2018.

Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity – the first application of the technology from in-state farms.

The global gas insulated switchgear market is estimated at USD 18.48 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.73% to reach USD 28.09 billion by 2023.

CNX Resources Corporation and CNX Midstream Partners LP jointly announced that CNXM has completed its previously announced acquisition of a 95% interest in the Shirley-Pennsboro gathering system ("Shirley-Pennsboro System") from CNX.

In a move that demonstrates how difficult current market conditions are, even for some natural gas-fired facilities, GenOn Energy a subsidiary of NRG Energy said it will shutter three California gas-fired power plants for economic reasons.

Total is one of the authors of a new report entitled “Speeding Up to <2°C: Actionable Clean Mobility Solutions”. Nearly 200 major transportation stakeholders decided to pool their efforts in the Open Lab Mobility think tank.

In accordance with the document, ChelPipe will adopt the technology to produce pipes from the 25Cr Super Duplex steel and the UNS N06625 nickel alloy.

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director Matt Lepore’s move, confirmed by state officials Tuesday, raises concerns about a “revolving door” between a high-profile state agency and a powerful industry.

The firm has acquired the oil and gas exploration and production interests of French energy giant Engie.

Piedmont Natural Gas has been designated a 2017 Utility Customer Champion, according to a report based on surveys of more than 50,000 customers of the nation's 130 largest utilities.

Piedmont's score on the index was high enough to place it fourth among all utilities – natural gas and electric – nationwide.

Piedmont earned the honor based on a strong third-place ranking among all natural gas utilities included in Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential study, a Cogent Reports™ study by Market Strategies International, conducted in December 2017.

Piedmont was recognized last year as one of the utility industry's most trusted brands.

"Piedmont Natural Gas is honored to be included among the nation's top natural gas utilities as a Utility Customer Champion," said Frank Yoho, executive vice president and president of natural gas operations for Duke Energy. "Piedmont continuously strives to provide the best experience for all of our customers, and we are pleased to know our efforts are being recognized."

The core factors measured in the study are operational satisfaction, product experience and brand trust. To qualify as a Utility Customer Champion, utilities needed to achieve high scores not only in each of these three areas but on the survey's Engaged Customer Relationship (ECR) index as well.

Leading energy distributor, Jemena is driving change – literally – in the New South Wales natural gas industry.

Jericho Oil Corporation announces that it has fully exercised its option to increase its ownership in its Oklahoma STACK Joint Venture to 31% for US$6 million.

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Dongguan Jianhui Paper to install three FibreFlow drum pulping systems at the mill in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.

The Board of Directors, Regi U.S., Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, RadMax Technologies, Inc., are pleased to announce continued progress in the development of the RadMax prototype, proofof-concept gas expander with integrated electricity generation capability.

The following is a statement by Lynn Good, Duke Energy's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval today of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline:

Trelleborg’s offshore operation, along with its partner SDH Integrated Services, hosted its first local content event in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

DTE Energy has filed a Certificate of Necessity with the MPSC seeking to build a state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant of about 1,100 MW on existing company property in East China Township, Mich., that will provide affordable and reliable power for 850,000 homes beginning in 2022.

The biogas plant in Vettin, located in the municipality of Groß Pankow, went into regular operation in April 2017.

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth.

The Wasatch Resource Recovery (WRR) project in North Salt Lake City, Utah, has selected GE's Monsal* advanced anaerobic digestion technologies to convert food waste into biogas to generate renewable energy and fertilizer.

The SGT-A45 TR mobile unit addresses the growing market for fast power.With an electrical generating capacity of up to 44 megawatts, this aeroderivative gas turbine is packaged for rapid deployment and can be installed in less than two weeks.

GE (www.GE.com) the world’s premier digital industrial company announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana.

Noble Energy, Inc. announced that it has sanctioned the first phase of the Leviathan natural gas project offshore Israel, with first gas targeted for the end of 2019.  

Wärtsilä will supply a 30 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to CGGC UN Power in China. This will be the first gas-fired medium-speed engine power plant in China, marking the entry of a new technology in the market.

MHPS has received an order for natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle power generation system equipment for Lamma Power Station Extension Unit 11 (output: 350 MW ) to be built in Hong Kong by The Hongkong Electric. 

GE announced that it has been awarded contracts for the provision of eight  Integrated Compressor Line (ICL)  units up to 14MW to two European energy operators.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd has established a specialized Oil & Gas Division within Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), its Houston-based U.S. subsidiary.

FirstEnergy Corp announced it has entered into an agreement to sell four competitive natural gas generating plants in Pennsylvania and its competitive portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to a subsidiary of LS Power Equity Partners III, LP, of New York.  

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling has won an order to supply compact heat exchangers to a natural gas plant in the Middle East.

BP has sanctioned the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the United States, highlighting its long-term commitment to the country despite the current low oil price environment.

WBI Energy Midstream, LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc announced that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to sell its 50 percent non-operating ownership interest in the Pronghorn natural gas processing plant near Belfield, North Dakota.

Natural Chem Group (NCG) has acquired the ethanol plant in Portales, New Mexico via a bidding process. The new owner has plans to re-purpose the facility into an Eco-Fuels Blend Terminal with the ability to produce 4.5 million gallons of B20 biodiesel each month.

In Nigeria, the government has released the guidelines for the $246 million in Green Bonds that it will invest in a wide range of renewable energy and agriculture including jatropha for both reforestation and for biofuel production.

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