Sally Bogle

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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.

4 days ago 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
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 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
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 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
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 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
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 Asia Pacific / LNG
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 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
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 Asia Pacific / LNG
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 Asia Pacific / LNG
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 Asia Pacific / LNG
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 Asia Pacific / LNG
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 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
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 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

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