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Sally Bogle

Australia correspondent
The Koshijihara gas plant in Japan.

Japanese companies back low-emission innovations

With gas still a major component of Japan’s energy mix, three suppliers are looking at new ways of managing their carbon footprint as the race to a low-carbon future gathers pace.

Yesterday Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
The Marlin B platform in the Bass Strait.

Local demand and prices drive Aussie exploration

After a prolonged downturn in exploration in Australia, companies are responding to a forecast rise in local demand and prices by investing in new developments.

5 days ago Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Wheatstone LNG

Japan’s Kyushu joins Transborders FLNG project

Kyushu Electric is looking to increase the amount of LNG it buys from Australia as coal-to-gas switching gathers pace and concerns persist over nuclear reactor restarts.

17 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Gladstone LNG plant

Queensland LNG projects hit by royalty hike

In an effort to maintain state revenue as royalty payments from the coal industry decline, Queensland is targeting petroleum with a surprise new increase the sector says threatens investment and jobs.

13 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Kogas's Incheon LNG terminal.

Kogas accelerates roll-out of LNG-produced hydrogen

The LNG importer is pushing ahead with efforts to produce and import hydrogen as part of South Korea’s long-term plan to transition away from nuclear and coal and become a fully-fledged hydrogen economy.

10 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The North Rankin Complex, part of the North West Shelf project.

WA seeks to balance LNG growth and emissions

With no federal guidance around climate change in Australia, it is being left to state governments to design emission reduction policies.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An LNG tanker loading at the PNG LNG plant

Political instability in PNG opens door to China

The resignation of Papua New Guinea’s long-standing prime minister looks set to have repercussions for LNG investment in the Pacific island nation.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on stage after his election victory.

Aussie poll result a double-edged sword for LNG

The Labor Party’s hopes of forming a government were dashed over the weekend when voters shied away from policies that proposed putting climate change at the top of the political agenda.

23 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A rig off New Zealand

NZ releases onshore blocks amid offshore ban

More than 30 blocks will be on offer covering more than 200,000 hectares in the onshore Taranaki region as new offshore exploration remains off-limits.

9 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Höegh Grace FSRU

JERA targets LNG imports in eastern Australia

The company's plans for an FSRU at Port Kembla have been approved by authorities in New South Wales, with LNG imports due to begin from 2020.

2 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A rig in Australia's Galilee Basin

Labor to boost development of remote basins

Australia’s opposition Labor Party plans to allocate funding to spur unconventional gas development in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

25 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The Goodwyn Platform in the North West Shelf.

Santos unveils major NWS gas find with potential for LNG exports

The liquids-rich find at Corvus 2 lies close to the shallow-water Dorado field – the third largest oil discovery in Western Australia's history.

17 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse near Port Kembla.

Aussie LNG imports progress as supply tightens

A swing to Labor in Australia’s upcoming election would see strong support for renewables and low-emission tech, but the retirement of coal power will also boost gas demand, enabling FSRUs to plug the short-term gap.

11 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Yellowbank gas production

Aussie election favourites home in on climate

Emission-reduction policies look set to be a defining factor in Australia’s upcoming election as the country’s two major parties prepare to battle it out.

4 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
An iron-ore carrier leaving Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Aussie Green Corridor in need of government support

Already hit by the IMO’s decision to cap CO2 emissions from marine fuel, LNG’s future in southern hemisphere shipping could be further challenged unless Aussie miners sign up to the Green Corridor initiative.

21 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An LNG tanker loading in Australia

Aussie LNG players step up trading focus

As LNG becomes a global commodity, Australian exporters are equipping themselves with more sophisticated international LNG sales and marketing capabilities.

13 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
LNG storage tanks at the Gorgon plant.

Eastern Australia eyes gas storage potential

There are signs suppliers and regulators in eastern Australia are waking up to the benefits of using storage gas as a flexible swing provider.

28 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
The Darwin LNG plant in Australia. (Conoco)

Aussie upstream spending rises as demand outlook brightens

Forecasts for rising international gas demand out to 2022 have prompted renewed interest in exploration and drilling in Australian acreage.

22 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
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 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
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 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

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