Sally Bogle

Australia correspondent
An LNG tanker at the Gladstone LNG project in Australia

Private equity stalks Santos assets in Australia and PNG

Harbour Energy’s proposed takeover of Santos is symptomatic of the problems facing overcapitalised Aussie operators.

16 November 2017
The Moomba gas plant in the Cooper Basin.

Cooper Basin in frame as exploration, productivity rises

Australia’s Cooper Basin is seeing renewed interest as producers look for sources to supply the country’s eastern market.

13 November 2017
LNG tanker at loading terminal

Woodside LNG deal shows RWE’s portfolio ambitions

RWE’s two-year LNG supply deal with Woodside shows that the German company is stepping up its efforts to break into the Asian market.

2 November 2017
The Darwin LNG plant, Australia. (ConocoPhillips)

Australia tries to lure shale exploration investment

Detailed data on Australia’s South Nicholson Basin is being released in the hope of bringing investors to the region’s untapped shale resources.

27 October 2017
CGI image of Transborders Energy's FLNG concept.

Distressed market offers FLNG opportunities – TBE

Transborders Energy’s Daein Cha speaks to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the company’s new model for commercialising stranded offshore gas.

16 October 2017
The Pluto LNG plant.

LNG at risk as Australia’s policy inaction continues

An absence of energy policy and uncertainty as emissions deadlines loom could see LNG operators shoulder a higher share of the emission reduction burden.

12 October 2017
Cooper BAsin drill rig

Beach builds gas presence with Lattice acquisition

The purchase will help Beach switch focus from oil to gas and may relieve Australia’s east coast gas shortage, analysts say.

5 October 2017
Australian LNG bunkering

Australia’s LNG trucking sector in need of support

Hauliers in Australia say LNG needs a helping hand from the state if it is to survive as a fuel for trucks.

28 September 2017
Flaring from a shale gas well in eastern Australia’s Cooper Basin.

Gas exploration stymied as Western Australia restricts onshore fracking

Western Australia’s new Labor government has stopped fracking in the state in a move critics say will deter investment in oil and gas exploration.

21 September 2017
The Ichthys LNG project in Australia.

Climate risk disclosure hotting up in Australia

Australian energy companies are facing pressure from multiple sources to disclose the financial risks that climate change presents to their businesses.

7 September 2017

Investors circling Aussie gas market as majors downsize

Traders and private equity are hoping to take advantage as Australia’s majors look to divest.

31 August 2017

FSRU to give AGL ‘bargaining power’ in east Australia

The idea may seem surprising, but a regasification project would help developer AGL in negotiations with upstream suppliers.

17 August 2017

Exxon’s new Aussie play unlikely to ease local market

Exxon has locked down a deal for new resources in Victoria, but they may not be enough to sate the struggling domestic market.

10 August 2017

Spending rises as Aussie market responds to price signals

Australia’s exploration programmes and M&A activities appear to be showing signs of recovery.

4 August 2017

Wheatstone readies entry into uncertain LNG market

Chevron’s giant Australian LNG plant is preparing to come online but may not generate the expected revenue, experts say.

27 July 2017

Beetaloo developers eye exemption from fracking ban

Developers are watching closely as the Northern Territory considers whether their resources will be exempt from a possible ban on fracking.

21 July 2017

Aussie LNG to withstand Qatar/US onslaught

Plans by Qatar and the US to boost LNG production may make life difficult for some, but Australia’s projects are well positioned to weather the storm.

7 July 2017

Singapore making strides in bunkering – SLNG CEO

The chief executive of Singapore LNG talks about the company’s plans to create an LNG trading hub.

29 June 2017

Aussie LNG export limits to hit Santos hardest

The decision to limit LNG exports during periods of high demand is challenging for Santos, but the mechanism may face legal challenge.

22 June 2017

End in sight for Aussie exploration investment famine

Australia is pressing on with licensing rounds in the hope of bringing international investment back to its exploration sector.

16 June 2017

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