Sally Bogle

Australia correspondent
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
A shale gas well in Australia.

Australia’s NT looks to resume fracking in 2019

Companies working in the Northern Territory are urging the government to approve new fracking regulations in time to capitalise on rising Asian gas demand.

23 July 2018
Chevron's Gorgon LNG plant

Quadrant in play as WA faces uncertain gas supply

Brookfield is selling its 50% stake in the company, offering potential buyers a major interest in the WA gas market and potentially lucrative access to untapped assets.

10 July 2018
A platform in the Gippsland Basin offshore Australia

Exxon tries to get ahead of rival Aussie LNG schemes

Exxon's plan for an LNG terminal in southeastern Australia is the fourth such project to be announced, and it will need to extend its customer base to succeed.

25 June 2018
The Cameron LNG project in the US

GLX targets Atlantic as markets embrace spot LNG

Singapore’s Global LNG Exchange is opening an office in Europe to capitalise on growing demand for spot trading services in the Atlantic Basin.

18 June 2018
The FSRU Toscana

Eastern Australia targets third FSRU

Further tightening of the gas market is boosting interest in a third set of plans for an FSRU in Eastern Australia .

29 May 2018
A gas plant in Papua New Guinea.

PNG LNG faces flak over royalties ahead of expansion

PNG LNG is set for a $12 billion expansion, but a scathing report on its economic benefits could see the state make changes to its fiscal terms.

8 May 2018
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a press conference in 2017

Industry blindsided by New Zealand offshore ban

New Zealand’s prohibition on offshore exploration appears to have taken the industry by surprise, but the signs were there.

13 April 2018
A Santos rig in Australia

Private equity moves on undervalued Aussie assets

Harbour Energy’s new bid for Santos is likely to be the first of many private equity moves into the Australian market.

6 April 2018
A gas facility in Papua New Guinea.

PNG halts gas project approvals ahead of policy overhaul

The reforms being proposed to PNG’s gas policy would not be retroactively applied, but experts say they will slow progress on existing projects anyway.

29 March 2018
Solar panels in Australia

IOCs show growing appetite for Australian solar projects

Oil and gas companies are demonstrating a greater interest in new renewable developments in Australia.

19 March 2018
ExxonMobil’s Snapper platform in Australia’s Bass Strait.

IOCs under pressure in Australia on corporate tax

A Senate inquiry into tax avoidance is due to report in May, and many of the submissions have been highly critical of oil and gas companies.

14 March 2018
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump.

Australia, US collaborating to boost Indo-Pacific market

A deal struck between the two LNG exporters could see them working together to develop gas demand and regasification infrastructure in Asia.

9 March 2018
The Cameron LNG project in the US.

Second Aussie FSRU to target large industrial sector

Australia’s second FSRU will not be in competition with its first floating regas project, the CEO of the development consortium has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

2 March 2018
ConocoPhillips' Darwin LNG plant.

Bonaparte LNG in focus as Santos targets Asia

Santos has returned its focus to Australia’s Bonaparte Basin as growing Asian demand brings opportunity to the area.

23 February 2018
Loading a cargo at PNG LNG.

PNG LNG could supply AGL’s FSRU – analyst

AGL’s plans for an FSRU could see Australia’s east coast receiving LNG from Papua New Guinea.

16 February 2018
Iron ore carrier off the Australian coast

Green Corridor signs up Shell, CMG for LNG shipping

The use of LNG as a shipping fuel is gaining momentum in Asia as two more major players have joined the Green Corridor initiative.

8 February 2018
AWE’s Arrowsmith 2 well in the Perth Basin.

Mitsui wins bid war for Western Australian gas producer

Japanese company Mitsui has made a successful bid for AWE in an effort to tap into growing gas demand in Western Australia.

5 February 2018

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