Companies & Finance

An Anadarko drillship in Mozambican waters

Chevron-Anadarko deal is a boost for Moz LNG

Chevron has thrown its support behind the Mozambique LNG project it will operate as part of the $50 billion takeover

18 April 2019 Middle East & Africa
ENN storage tanks for city gas

Zhoushan terminal to help ENN cut gas costs

The terminal in Zhejiang province will give ENN Energy an edge in lowering gas procurement costs by allowing it to import cheap LNG from the international market.

18 April 2019 Asia Pacific
An aerial view of the Freeport LNG project.

Did US-China talks scupper ENN/Toshiba deal?

ENN has walked away from a deal to buy Toshiba’s US LNG business, which may reflect Chinese anxiety over the eventual outcome of US-China trade talks.

16 April 2019 Asia Pacific
Infrastructure operated by Shanxi Gas Group

Shanxi backs flagship gas company to boost CBM

A major injection of capital and assets could allow the flagship gas company of northern China's Shanxi province to start make significant progress on local CBM development.

11 April 2019 Asia Pacific
Petronas's Sabah oil and gas terminal.

Thailand’s PTTEP eyes more M&A deals

The Thai NOC recently announced a deal to acquire Murphy Oil's Malaysian assets and looks set to make further purchases, mainly in Asia.

1 April 2019 Asia Pacific
Offices of Ecopetrol in Colombia.

Colombia aims to revive upstream sector

The government has introduced changes to the conditions applied to offshore blocks in an attempt to encourage greater upstream activity.

28 March 2019 Americas
In Salah dry gas field

Algerian worker strikes threaten gas exports

Industrial action at oil and gas facilities caused by the country’s political turmoil have the potential to affect gas exports.

21 March 2019 Middle East & Africa
Yamal LNG

Novatek moots Saudi stake in Arctic LNG 2

One of the hottest countries in the world looks poised to make a huge LNG investment in one of the world’s coldest regions.

20 March 2019 Europe & Russia
A coal-fired power station in Germany.

Regulatory uncertainty clouds outlook for RWE’s power plants

The German company’s conventional power plant fleet is facing a challenging regulatory environment, but improved profit margins for gas-fired plants could boost earnings in the future.

15 March 2019 Europe & Russia

Gastrans shareholders dominate Serbia

Serbia's gas market is dominated by TSO Gastrans's two shareholders – Gazprom and state-owned Srbijagas.

14 March 2019 Europe & Russia
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
Sonatrach gas tanks

Algerian protests threaten energy reforms

Mass protests in Algeria against a fifth term by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika mean there is an increasing risk of political and social instability in Europe’s third-largest gas supplier.

7 March 2019 Middle East & Africa
TAP construction in Greece, September 2017

Candidates line up for EU’s fourth gas priority list

The race is on for gas projects that want to be included in the European Commission’s fourth list of Projects of Common Interest.

7 March 2019 Europe & Russia
The Bongkot South production platform in Thailand

NOCs set to play larger role in Thai licensing round

The Thai government wants state companies to take 25% stakes in all the blocks offered in its upcoming licensing round, which could put off international investors.

7 March 2019 Asia Pacific
CNPC shale exploration in Sichuan

CNPC to up domestic output after record profits

Asia’s biggest oil and gas producer is investing heavily to boost domestic gas production, after in increase in sales of the fuel in 2018 helped drive profits to a four-year high.

7 March 2019 Asia Pacific
Muhammadu Buhari, president of Nigeria, at the UN in 2015

Nigeria’s Buhari must tackle unfulfilled promises

Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected as Nigeria’s president but has yet to implement his promised overhaul of the country’s chaotic petroleum sector.

7 March 2019 Middle East & Africa
A flare from the Jiaoye 8-2HF well at the Fuling field

Earthquakes unsettle China’s shale gas sector

Deadly earthquakes in China’s shale gas development heartland last week could set back production and public perception of the unconventional fuel.

4 March 2019 Asia Pacific
The Russian seaport of Ust-Luga, near the site for Baltic LNG.

Baltic LNG aims to compete with US cargoes

Shell wants the the Baltic LNG project to serve global markets and believes it can compete on price with US LNG.

28 February 2019 Europe & Russia
The Meridian Spirit loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG

Fresh optimism for LNG over US-China trade deal

The US and China seem to be closing in on a trade deal that would benefit US LNG exporters looking to secure long-term contracts with Chinese buyers.

28 February 2019 Americas
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador giving a speech in January.

Mexico’s energy policies face a reality check

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has backtracked in his dispute with private pipeline developers, saying their contracts will be respected.

22 February 2019 Americas

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