A Sinopec well in China’s Fuling shale field. CNOOC is now also looking to develop onshore shale. (Sinopec) Exploration & Production

CNOOC courting foreign partners for shale gas block

Offshore-focused CNOOC – a shale gas novice – is looking for foreign companies to help it develop a block in China’s landlocked Anhui province.

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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak (left) shakes on the deal with Ukraine’s Yuriy Prodan (right). (PA)
Supply & Demand

Ukraine and Russia sign gas contract

Ukraine, Russia and the European Union have agreed a temporary contract for Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Ukraine and clarified where the money will come from.

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant has been offline for three years. (Tepco)
LNG

Japan’s utilities set for windfall as oil prices slump

Japanese electricity generating companies are set for a multi-billion dollar capital infusion as slumping oil prices push down the cost of LNG.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is likely to return the minerals and petroleum bill to the country’s parliament. (PA)
Policy & Regulation

Second chance likely for SA petroleum bill

South Africa’s minerals and petroleum bill looks likely to be returned to Parliament and redrafted, offering oil and gas explorers the chance of more investor-friendly policies.

Dawn of a new era: the FSRU Independence heading for its berth in Klaipeda, Lithuania. (Robertas Dackus)
LNG

Europe’s LNG future shows an East-West divide

The imminent startup of Lithuania's LNG terminal reveals the different attitudes towards the fuel in Eastern and Western Europe.

The UK’s Glanford Brigg gas power station. Some utilities are looking further afield for finance. (Centrica)
Pipelines, Storage & Power

European utilities go in search of finance

Limited economic growth and weak energy demand has reduced the appetite of traditional energy investors, forcing utilities to look elsewhere for finance.

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As the dispute over the price of and payments for gas between Russia and Ukraine continues, so do threats to Europe’s supply over the winter season. (flickr)

Ukraine prepares for a winter of uncertainty

As the dispute over the price of and payments for gas between Russia and Ukraine continues, so do threats to Europe’s supply over the winter season.

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An LNG tanker arrives at the Port of Fos-sur-Mer in France. (European Commission)
Energy Security

Energy industry considers solidarity fund for LNG purchasing

The European energy industry is considering a solidarity fund for the common purchasing of LNG cargoes as one of several measures to mitigate potential gas supply disruptions from third countries – including Russia

L-R: French President François Hollande, EC President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and EP President Martin Schulz. (EC)
Energy Security

EU’s ‘soft target’ on energy savings is blow for Brussels

The leaders of the 28 EU nations have failed to agree on a binding energy efficiency target for 2030 – a setback for the European Commission and Parliament as well as some member states.

Dutch PM Mark Rutte (far left) speaks to UK PM David Cameron. (European Commission)
Investment & Finance

EU leaders agree to boost financial support for CCS

The European Council has agreed to increase funding for carbon capture and storage demonstration projects after 2020.

Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel. (European Commission)
Energy Security

New Belgian government rethinks CCGT support

The new Belgian government is planning to redesign a capacity mechanism system to attract investment in combined-cycle gas turbine power plants.

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