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31 декабря 2017, 18:16

UK lacks infrastructure for self-driving electric cars, says Axa

Britain could miss out on autonomous vehicle revolution owing to the shortage of charging bays and National Grid limitationsA shortage of charging points and strain on energy supplies are now the main stumbling blocks to the rise of driverless electric cars, according to the UK boss of insurer Axa.Amanda Blanc said a lack of rapid charging bays and pressure on the National Grid have overtaken questions about accident liability as the biggest barriers to autonomous vehicles entering the transport mainstream. Continue reading...

31 декабря 2017, 07:43

Великобритания может лишиться российского газа — The Guardian

Прибывший в Соединенное Королевство российский газ может вернуться обратно на другом судне. Работа трубопровода, который обеспечивал Британию газом из РФ, возобновлена, поэтому топливо может отправиться в Азию или Индию, где за него дают высокую цену.

30 декабря 2017, 09:56

FT: первая доставленная в Великобританию партия СПГ может быть перенаправлена в Азию

Первая партия сжиженного природного газа (СПГ) с российского завода «Ямал СПГ», доставленная 28 декабря в Великобританию, скорее всего, не попадет в газотранспортную систему страны и может быть перенаправлена в Азию. Об этом сообщает Financial Times (FT) со ссылкой на информированные источники.Осведомленный об операциях на терминале компании National Grid на острове Грейн сотрудник сообщил изданию, что российский газ не попал во внутрибританскую газораспределительную сеть, «мы не ожидаем, что это произойдет». Согласно информации газеты, так как российский газ был отправлен после выгрузки на хранение, то позже его доставят на другой танкер. По даннным FT, это показывает, что «у Великобритании есть достаточное количество поставок из других мест и что СПГ может способствовать установлению более высоких цен на больших по размеру азиатских рынках, таких как Китай».8 декабря президент России Владимир Путин дал старт отправке первого танкера с проекта «Ямал СПГ», построенного НОВАТЭКом и его партнерами. Таким…

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29 декабря 2017, 18:31

First-ever shipment of Russian gas unlikely to remain in UK for long

Industry experts say facility in Kent likely to be stopping-off point for liquefied natural gas that could fetch higher price in AsiaThe first-ever shipment of Russian gas to the UK looks likely to head straight back out on another ship, disproving Moscow’s claims that Britain will be reliant on it for supplies this winter.National Grid confirmed that gas from a Russian field targeted by US sanctions had been delivered by a Russian icebreaker to storage facilities at the Isle of Grain in Kent on Thursday night. Continue reading...

29 декабря 2017, 14:08

Первый танкер с «Ямал СПГ» разгрузится в Великобритании

Танкер уже второй день стоит на якоре недалеко от терминала Isle of Grain.

28 декабря 2017, 23:27

Первая партия российского СПГ прибыла в Британию

«Кристоф де Маржери», танкер с первой партией сжиженного природного газа с завода «Ямал СПГ», прибыл в порт на острове Грейн, сообщила представитель британской энергетической компании National Grid Джинетт Унсворт. Как сообщили в National Grid, 19.20 по местному времени (22.20 мск) танкер «причалил в СПГ-терминал для разгрузки». Судно останется там до 18.00 (21.00 мск) 29 декабря, передает ТАСС. Компания не назвала точный объем поставок, уточнив лишь, что он «не является рекордным». «Впервые российский груз доставлен на наш объект на острове Грейн и впервые туда причалил ледокол», – отметила Унсворт, отказавшись сообщить, «куда будет направлен газ». Однако в компании отметили, что газ «не поступит в газотранспортную систему, а будет отгружен в хранилище». Напомним, 8 декабря президент России Владимир Путин дал старт загрузке первого танкера сжиженным газом с завода «Ямал СПГ».

28 декабря 2017, 23:16

Первый танкер с СПГ из России прибыл в Великобританию

Ледокольный газовоз «Кристоф де Маржери» с первой партией сжиженного природного газа (СПГ) из России прибыл в британский порт на острове Грейн 28 декабря. Об этом сообщила британская энергетическая компания National Grid.

28 декабря 2017, 23:07

Танкер с первой партией СПГ из РФ прибыл в британский порт

Энергетическая компания National Grid отказалась назвать точный объем поставки

28 декабря 2017, 18:30

2017 Is The UK’s Greenest Electricity Generation Year Ever

This year has been the greenest year for the UK’s electricity generation in history, with renewable energy sources generating more electricity than coal for 90 percent of the days in 2017, according to National Grid figures and estimates by power research group MyGridGB. Wind farms alone generated more electricity than coal-fired power plants on more than 75 percent of the days this year, MyGridGB data show, as carried by the Guardian. All renewable sources combined generated more electricity than coal-fired plants on 315 days this year,…

28 декабря 2017, 15:07

Первый танкер с "Ямал СПГ" разгрузится в Великобритании

Christophe de Margerie (Кристоф де Маржери), танкер с первой партией СПГ проекта "Ямал СПГ" на борту, вечером в четверг, как ожидается, подойдет к причалу терминала Isle of Grain (Великобритания), сообщило агентство Bloomberg со ссылкой на оператора газовых сетей Великобритании National Grid.

28 декабря 2017, 00:59

Oil Prices Inch Lower After API Reports Strong Crude Draw

Oil prices fell on Wednesday from 2.5-year highs in anticipation of the U.S. crude inventory data reports. The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a draw of 6.0 million barrels of United States crude oil inventories for the week ending December 22, marking four large draws in as many weeks. Analysts had expected a smaller drawdown of 3.97 million barrels of the fuel. Supply risk has increased in 2017 as a side-effect of the OPEC output cut deal, and disruptions now have a much stronger effect on oil prices in a quickly tightening market.…

19 декабря 2017, 15:57

Eni (E) to Dispose of Gas Distribution Business in Hungary

Eni (E) to sell stake in Tigaz Zrt to MET Holding AG. The move reflects the company's disposals and asset rationalization plan.

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19 декабря 2017, 11:31

Connecting Rajasthan's Solar Power to India's National Grid

A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid. The Government of India, the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Technology Fund are supporting this effort through the $800 million Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program, which is also providing livelihood opportunities for local communities. More on... Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program: http://www.adb.org/projects/45224-002/main ADB's work in India: http://www.adb.org/countries/india/main ADB's focus on energy: http://www.adb.org/sectors/energy/main

18 декабря 2017, 15:51

BP and Lightsource Collaborate on Solar Power Development

BP's plans to acquire a stake in Lightsource will boost the company's global presence.

18 декабря 2017, 00:00

ADB Provides $60 Million to Support Power Transmission Expansion in Eastern Afghanistan

ADB has signed a $60 million grant to provide more electricity for Afghan households, businesses, and industry by extending the national grid connectivity into eastern provinces and strengthening the northeast power system.

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11 декабря 2017, 19:55

UK Heating Gas Prices Spike To 2013 Highs Amid Weather "Yellow Warning"

The U.K.’s Met Office issued a ‘yellow’ warning after dumps of snow over the weekend disrupted travel, sending the price of same-day heating gas prices to their highest since 2013... The average temperature in the U.K. for the rest of Monday will be 1 degree Celsius (34 Fahrenheit), compared with a 10-year average of 5.2 Celsius, according to Bloomberg’s weather model.  Bloomberg also notes that supplies in the system could plunge 11 percent by the end of the day, according to network manager National Grid Plc. Supplies from the Bacton terminal in Norfolk are below the 10-day average after Total SA said exports from the Elgin Franklin field that feed it have been reduced by about 60 percent from normal levels, potentially until Wednesday evening. Flows into the St. Fergus terminal in Scotland also plunged. Storage supply picked up some of the slack, rising to the highest since Dec. 1. “Whilst the weather-related heating demand was expected, the reduction in flows via a number of terminals was not,” Nick Campbell, an energy risk manager at Inspired Energy Plc, said by email. “Therefore this has left the system tight and battling to pull in more gas from the continent.”

02 декабря 2017, 23:30

Tesla's Semi-Truck Would Require Energy Of 4,000 Homes To Recharge

Elon Musk’s reliance on shock-and-awe tactics and unjustifiably lofty performance projections is creating serious problems for the so-called visionary as a growing number of experts have come forward to explain that many of his claims would defy the laws of physics. The latest group to call bulls--- is Aurora Energy Research, a European consultancy which estimated that Tesla’s electric haulage truck will require the same energy as up to 4,000 homes to recharge – a stunning claim that would seem to raise serious questions about the projects viability, according to the Financial Times. According to these scientists, modern battery technology is incapable of supporting anything close to the 30-minute charging time Musk has promised for the new Tesla semi-truck. The US electric carmaker unveiled a battery-powered truck earlier this month, promising haulage drivers they could add 400 miles of charge in as little as 30 minutes using a new “megacharger” to be made by the company.   John Feddersen, chief executive of Aurora Energy Research, a consultancy set up in 2013 by a group of Oxford university professors, said the power required for the megacharger to fill a battery in that amount of time would be 1,600 kilowatts.   That is the equivalent of providing 3,000-4,000 “average” houses, he told a London conference last week, 10 times as powerful as Tesla’s current network of “superchargers” for its electric cars. Tesla declined to comment on the calculations.   Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, has previously said the megachargers would be solar-powered but the company has not confirmed whether they will also have a grid connection for when it is not sunny.   Many of Tesla’s current superchargers are powered in part by renewable energy. The company is also experimenting with storage batteries to ease demands on the grid. Tesla has promised to begin delivering its trucks in late 2019. Electric battery capacity has been improving at a rate of roughly 8% per year – and some have posited that Musk’s lofty claims are merely just him trying to anticipate what will be possible as the first batch of trucks are being assembled. However, if Aurora’s assessment is accurate, then the technological advancements needed to enable a 30-minute charging time for a semi-truck are still years, if not decades, off. Furthermore, Musk has said little about the enhancements to the power grid that would be needed to power fleets of Tesla’s semi-trucks. “There are smart and dumb ways to incorporate this level of capacity requirement into the system, but either way, fully electrified road transport will need a large amount of new infrastructure,” Feddersen told the Financial Times. National Grid, which oversees Britain’s electricity system, has suggested that in the most extreme scenario, electric vehicles could create as much as 18 gigawatts of additional demand for power at peak times in the UK by 2050. This is the equivalent capacity of nearly six nuclear power stations on the scale of the Hinkley Point project under construction in the south-west of England. Aurora posits that Tesla could try an engineering solution called segmenting – but that approach would come with technological hurdles of its own. “The fastest chargers today can support up to around 450kW charging, so it’s not clear yet how Tesla will achieve their desired charging speeds,” said Colin McKerracher, head of advanced transport at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a consultancy.   “One option may be to segment the battery somehow and actually charge different segments simultaneously. This adds additional costs and we haven't seen anything like that done at anywhere near this power output.”

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24 ноября 2017, 21:44

GE Signs Contracts in Aviation & Power to Retain Core Focus

General Electric Company (GE) secures contracts on core power and aviation segments to boost its strategic objectives. The company also retains focus on health-care equipment for future growth.