Sally Bogle

Australia correspondent
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
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

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