Gas Pipelines

Second West-East Gas Pipeline set to start Hong Kong supplies this summer

The 5,220-kilometre Second West-East Gas Pipeline stretches from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in the northwest to northern Guangdong. Photo: Xinhua

It sounds like an engineer's pipe dream - a 9,000-kilometre-long pipeline stretching from Turkmenistan in Central Asia to Hong Kong and bringing energy to the homes of more than 500 million people along the way.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:07am 1 comment

PetroChina in talks to sell minority stakes in projects

PetroChina is expected to sell stakes in projects as part of plans to cut capital expenditure and improve its cash flow. Photo: Bloomberg

PetroChina recently adopted a strategy to "lighten" its asset investment burden by selectively opening up its oil and gas exploration and development projects, refineries, petrochemical plants and oil and gas pipelines to investment by domestic and overseas partners.

31 May 2013 - 3:49am

ENN targets 20 per cent growth in net profit

Piped-gas distributor ENN Energy aims to grow net profit by 20 per cent this year, mostly by raising gas sales volume. Photo: Reuters

Piped-gas distributor ENN Energy aims to grow net profit by a fifth this year, mostly by raising gas sales volume.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Pakistan's need for gas drives partnership with Iran on pipeline

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talks with Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting for the gas pipeline project. Photo: AFP

Islamabad and Tehran are all set to begin work on a much delayed US$7.5 billion Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, a project that faces stiff opposition from the United States. The project can bring an economic bonanza for Iran, which faces sanctions from the United Nations, the US and the European Union over its nuclear programme.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am

Talking points

Martha Karua

Kenyans head to the polls for the first time since a new constitution was passed in 2010 to reform the political system and ease ethnic divides. Leading the race of eight presidential candidates are Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the sons of Kenya's first post-independence president and vice-president respectively. 

4 Mar 2013 - 3:27am