Sally Bogle

Australia correspondent
A platform in the NWS

Woodside’s Browse-NWS plan facing hurdles

The Australian player's plans to backfill its North West Shelf project will run into difficulties caused by environmental concerns.

14 February 2019
A drilling rig in the Australian Cooper Basin

Climate risks rising for Aussie gas, LNG operators

Rising temperatures and an increase in the severity of storms, droughts and floods will increase the difficulties for Australian gas and LNG producers in the years ahead.

7 February 2019
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant

Aussie LNG sector targets blue hydrogen potential

Australia could become a front-runner in producing and exporting hydrogen, especially if the country's Labor Party wins the next general election.

24 January 2019
Australia's Darwin LNG plant

Australian gas sector backs carbon trading

Concerns that a change in government could result in higher costs have prompted Australian gas companies to get behind carbon trading.

9 January 2019
An Australian gas storage facility

Tougher reporting rules on the cards for Aussie gas sector

Regulators look set to impose a raft of new obligations from next year in an attempt to improve the transparency of Australia's eastern gas market.

21 December 2018
Newcastle harbour in Australia. (Mertie/Flickr)

Aussie LNG projects could receive US cargoes

Eastern Australia saw the announcement of a fifth FSRU project this week, and the region could receive competitively priced US LNG as early as 2020.

7 December 2018
Australian Labor Party leader Bill Shorten

Labor firms up energy policy as Aussie election nears

A win for the party in the next national poll could see renewables and battery storage prioritised over gas.

26 November 2018
PNG LNG sending out an LNG cargo

PNG government prioritises larger LNG projects

Papua New Guinea is backing large-scale LNG developments, but small-scale plans are struggling with policy changes.

16 November 2018
Liquefaction at Darwin LNG

Conoco eyes second train at Darwin LNG

Gas from the Barossa-Caldita field could be used to expand Darwin LNG if enough gas is left in the Bayu-Undan field to keep the first train running.

6 November 2018
Loading an LNG tanker in Australia

Australia woos China as US LNG tensions persist

Australian LNG exporters are eyeing a chance to take advantage of China-US trade tensions to help meet China’s gas needs for the winter.

26 October 2018
The Prelude FLNG vessel at sea.

Crux jumps the queue as backfill for Shell’s Prelude

The field is now the primary backfill option for Prelude and could keep the vessel offshore Western Australia well into the 2030s.

22 October 2018
Woodside's Karratha gas plant

Western Australia ups the ante on hydrogen concepts

New projects under way in Australia are aiming to target the future market for hydrogen fuel.

12 October 2018
An Australian gas processing plant.

OG Oil & Gas to accelerate Beach’s Otway assets

OG Oil & Gas has farmed into 40% of Beach Energy’s assets in the Otway Basin to take advantage of the tightening gas market in eastern Australia.

5 October 2018
Drilling taking place offshore Australia

WA shale gas developers await fracking ruling

The state government is considering the findings of an inquiry into fracking, and may lift its moratorium or ban the practice entirely.

21 September 2018
A platform in the Kipper Tuna Turrum project

Exxon seeks to protect interests in eastern Australia

Exxon is boosting its investment in eastern Australia and considering an LNG terminal as it seeks to protect its market share.

10 September 2018
Port Kembla in New South Wales.

AIE regas project targeting New South Wales industrials

Australian Industrial Energy is targeting first gas from its FSRU in 2020 and is looking to make a splash in the market, says Squadron Energy CEO Stuart Johnston.

5 September 2018
New Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and former Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg

Political squabbles add to Aussie emissions uncertainty

A disagreement over energy policy has led to a change in leadership in Australia and further uncertainy over plans to reduce emissions.

24 August 2018
A wellpad in Papua New Guinea

Work continues in PNG as fiscal regime talks progress

IOCs are still developing projects in Papua New Guinea despite the regulatory uncertainty surrounding fiscal terms.

10 August 2018
Ichthys LNG, in which Japan’s Inpex is a partner

Australia-US-Japan deal to counter China’s OBOR

The three countries will coordinate on gas and energy investment as they seek to provide a counterweight to Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific market.

3 August 2018
An offshore platform belonging to Australia's North West Shelf project.

NWS tolling deal to unlock Browse gas for LNG exports

The agreement will allow gas from the remote Browse fields to be exported as LNG and keep the North West Shelf project in use beyond 2020.

27 July 2018

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