Sara Stefanini

The perfect time to pick a fight

Europe’s long-awaited charges against Gazprom have come at the best possible time, giving both sides the summer to consider and negotiate before the pressure of winter gas demand sets in.

24 April 2015

Russia strengthens Asian ties with Pakistan deal

Russia has agreed to fund and build a pipeline in Pakistan following a meeting that could lead to closer political ties in the Pakistani energy sector.

22 April 2015

All eyes on Arrow’s trajectory after Shell-BG deal

The outlook for Shell and PetroChina’s Arrow Energy joint venture in Australia is suddenly looking optimistic, following Shell’s takeover of BG Group and its QCLNG plant.

17 April 2015

Don’t wait too long – WA to Asian LNG buyers

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has been visiting India and Singapore, urging them to sign up for long-term LNG supplies from his state.

15 April 2015

WA urges LNG buyers not to sit back and wait

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett was in India and Singapore this week to drum up interest in his state’s growing LNG exports. He spoke to Interfax about the trip.

15 April 2015

Spot trading picks up, but LNG demand still flat

Spot and short-term LNG volumes rose again in 2014, despite lacklustre growth in the overall market as new capacity was offset by lower demand and production disruptions.

9 April 2015

The global LNG market in 2014 – GIIGNL report

The LNG market marked its 50th year with little fanfare, as trade remained stagnant despite the addition of a new LNG plant, a new train, and six regasification terminals.

9 April 2015

Shell + BG Group = global LNG superpower

While the new, beefed-up Shell is still far from the largest LNG exporter in the world, the addition of BG’s LNG portfolio makes it the most diverse, global supermajor in the industry.

8 April 2015

Shell and BG Group finally tie the knot

Shell’s takeover of BG Group is the culmination of a protracted courtship between the two companies and gives rise to the world’s largest LNG player.

8 April 2015

India cuts LNG costs to kickstart idle power plants

India has approved an innovative scheme that lowers the tariffs and fees for regasified LNG in the hope of restarting stranded gas-fired power plants.

1 April 2015

Indian LNG imports down, domestic offtake up

India’s LNG imports fell by 25.5% month on month in February, while offtake of regasified LNG inched up by nearly 3%.

30 March 2015

Chevron pulls out of Aussie shale exploration

Chevron has pulled out of Beach Energy’s unconventional gas acreage in central Australia, just two years after making a splash by joining the project.

27 March 2015

Aussie workers face layoffs and shrinking salaries

Once the highest-paying country in the oil and gas sector, Australia is entering a period of layoffs and salary freezes as projects come to an end and companies cut costs.

27 March 2015

PNG’s low costs give Antelope LNG the edge

With Total’s position secure, the Antelope joint venture is speeding ahead with plans for Papua New Guinea’s second LNG plant.

19 March 2015

Eni looks beyond Africa for future growth

With a capex cut of 17% over the next four years, Eni is focused on reaching FIDs on its Mozambique LNG project and developing new acreage outside of Africa, executives say.

17 March 2015

East Oz pipelines for sale as LNG plants start up

Santos and Origin are expected to follow BG Group in selling pipelines connected to their Queensland LNG plants to reduce their capital exposure amid low commodity prices.

11 March 2015

Browse FLNG needed to assure Aussie dominance – minister

Altered maritime boundaries mean Western Australia now has the weight to drive the Browse FLNG project forward – providing Australia with a much-needed new greenfield development .

4 March 2015

Bangladesh inches ahead with two LNG terminals

Bangladesh has taken small steps to advance its first two LNG terminals in recent months, but the government will need to tackle fixed prices before it can afford imports.

4 March 2015

Woodside’s domestic deals quell WA worries

Western Australia’s gas supply after 2020 is looking more assured following a deal for North West Shelf gas and a potential agreement for the planned Browse FLNG.

27 February 2015

East Oz enjoys some relief before supply tightens

Australia’s eastern market is awash with cheap gas as the CBM-to-LNG plants ramp up, but the relief will be short-lived.

25 February 2015

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