GAS POWER Direct [November 18, 2014]

Russia and China Sign Another Major Gas Deal

After a decade of negotiations, Russia and China have now closed two major gas supply agreements, with a memorandum of understanding for a second route west of the first being…

Gas Peakers with Clutches Power Bakken Oil Boom

With rapidly growing electricity demand from North Dakota’s booming shale oil industry, Basin Electric Power Cooperative needed flexible peaking generation in a hurry. Two stations equipped with LM6000 turbines and…

Kemper County IGCC Project Costs Soar to $6.1B

Cost estimates for the Kemper County Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle project (IGCC) have surged another $330 million since August, mostly owing to delays that have shifted the plant's in-service…

DOE Backs Four Gasification Research Projects

Four industry-led projects will each receive about $16 million in federal funding to help them to significantly reduce the cost of producing hydrogen-rich syngas derived from fossil fuels and advance…

Japan LNG Imports at Record Highs as Nuke Restarts Lag

Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have remained at record levels during 2014 as its entire fleet of nuclear power plants remains offline, according to recent data from the…

Repowering Erbil Power Project Adds 500 MW to Kurdistan Grid

After building three 1,000-MW dual-fuel simple cycle plants, each with eight combustion turbines, Mass Global Holding Ltd. recently repowered the Erbil Gas Power Station, located in Iraqi Kurdistan, using vertical…

Beyond Common Sense

The Sierra Club’s frequently silly “Beyond Natural Gas” campaign just got a whole lot sillier. Last week, the New Jersey chapter put out the claim that repowering an old coal-…