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Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the week and a round-up of what mattered last week.

10 December 2018

Shanghai Gas Group sets aside 2.7 bcm for winter supply

The main gas provider for China’s financial hub of Shanghai has prepared 2.7 billion cubic metres of supply for this winter

10 December 2018

TAPI pipeline consortium aims to start construction in Pakistan next March

The multinational consortium behind the TAPI pipeline aims to hold an inaugural ceremony in Pakistan next March that would kick off construction of the pipeline within the country

10 December 2018

Eni strikes oil off Angola

Eni has announced it has struck oil 120 km off the coast of Angola in an area that had been deemed to be gas-prone.

10 December 2018

Lithuanian energy minister heads to US to discuss LNG imports

Lithuania’s minister of energy, Zygimantas Vaiciunas, is visiting the United States to discuss importing LNG under short- and long-term agreements

10 December 2018

GE gas turbines shut down worldwide after blade failure

Utilities around the world are shutting down power plants using GE’s newest gas turbines because of a turbine blade failure in Texas

10 December 2018

World gas demand to increase 46% by 2040 – GECF

Global gas demand will increase by 46% by 2040 to reach 5.43 tcm, the GECF has said

10 December 2018

CNOOC steps up pipeline construction ahead of reforms

CNOOC has stepped up pipeline construction this year in anticipation of reforms that will include the creation of a national pipeline company

10 December 2018

CNOOC’s Tianjin terminal receives 3 mt so far this year

CNOOC has received 47 LNG cargoes carrying a total of 3 mt so far this year at its Tianjin terminal

10 December 2018

Chinese gas imports hit 9.15 mt in November

China imported 9.15 mt of LNG and pipeline gas worth $4.35 billion in November

10 December 2018

Bangladesh to seek nuclear power plant bids from next year

Bangladesh will start seeking bids from companies for the construction of a second nuclear power plant next year

10 December 2018

Tullow looking for partner in Ghanaian block

Tullow Oil is looking for partners as part of a bid to acquire a new oil and gas block in Ghana

10 December 2018

Petronet planning deal to buy 1 mtpa of US LNG

India’s Petronet LNG aims to sign a deal in a year’s time to buy at least 1 mtpa of LNG from the United States for as long as 10 years

10 December 2018

Pertamina prepares ground for Jawa 1 LNG-to-power project

Indonesia’s Pertamina is preparing to start building the Jawa 1 power project, which comprises a 1.76 GW LNG-fired power station and an accompanying 170,000-cubic metre FSR

10 December 2018

Eni approves sale of stakes in Nour North Sinai Offshore

Italian major Eni has approved the sale of stakes in its Nour North Sinai Offshore concession in Egypt to BP and United Arab Emirates-based Mubadala Petroleum

10 December 2018

OMV and Gazprom to conclude asset sale price in Q1 2019

Austria’s OMV and Russia’s Gazprom expect to decide on a price for the latter’s 24.98% stake in Blocks 4 and 5 of the Achimov formations in Russia’s Urengoy field in Q1 2019

10 December 2018

Shell takes FID on Shearwater gas hub

Shell has taken an FID on its planned Shearwater gas hub in the central North Sea, the company said on Monday.

10 December 2018

Brussels gives green light to Equinor’s takeover of Danske Commodities

The European Commission has cleared Equinor Refining Norway’s acquisition of Danish independent energy trader Danske Commodities

10 December 2018

Golar, Awilco and TMS Cardiff to form LNG tanker consortium

Three leading LNG shipowners are planning to launch a 16-vessel joint entity named The Cool Company

10 December 2018

Novatek schedules startup for Cryogas-Vysotsk LNG plant

Novatek plans to launch the medium-scale Cryogas-Vysotsk LNG plant on the Baltic Sea coast early next year, with the first LNG shipment expected in February.

7 December 2018

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