Anadarko and the other shareholders in Mozambique‘s Offshore Area 1 are waiting on key approvals. (Anadarko) LNG

Key approvals still pending for Mozambique LNG

Anadarko hopes its Mozambique LNG resettlement plan will be put to the Council of Ministers next week.

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The Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France. Fessenheim 1 will be taken offline in the coming weeks. (PA) Alternative Fuels

France plans more nuclear outages as winter sets in

France’s nuclear output is at its lowest level for 10 years and more reactors are set to be taken offline soon, leaving gas to plug the gap.

The North Rankin platform, part of the North West Shelf project. (Woodside) Policy & Regulation

Australia’s resource tax regime – too little, too late?

Australia is exporting more LNG than ever before, but tax issues may mean it is missing out on the economic gains of the boom.

Gas arrived in Kingston earlier this year from New Fortress Energy aboard the Golar Arctic. (JPS) LNG

Gas-to-power projects to boost LNG demand

Gas-to-power projects using FSRUs could create 45 mtpa of LNG demand worldwide by 2040 by offering a cheap alternative to oil-based fuels.

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South Korea’s LNG imports up by 9% in October

South Korea is looking to replenish its LNG stocks as it heads into winter, with imports growing by around 1 mt month on month.

Saudi Arabia and Oman boost Middle East rig count

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East rose by 5.4% in October as more were deployed in Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Germany, Italy own half of EU gas import contracts

Germany and Italy account for more than half of the gas contracted by EU countries with non-EU suppliers.

Snow hinders trucked LNG in northern China

Snowfall hindered trucked LNG deliveries in northern China last week, causing several plants to cut prices to reduce their inventories.

BP's Andrew platform, North Sea. (BP plc)

Unlocking North Sea decommissioning deals

Christopher McGee-Osborne, partner at Dentons, talks about the firm’s latest Europe-focused report and decommissioning in the North Sea.

Gladstone LNG. Australian LNG exporters are struggling in the low oil price environment. (Santos)

Collaboration and technology could save Aussie LNG

The time is right for Aussie LNG to invest in collaboration and new technology, according to Bernadette Cullinane from Deloitte.

Tord Lien, Norway’s petroleum and energy minister. (EC)

Norway looks to exploration drilling in 2017 – Lien

Exploration activity has slowed in Norway because of low oil prices, but 2017 drilling plans are a reason to be optimistic, according to the country’s petroleum and energy minister.

An offshore rig at the Mahakam block. Indonesia is reforming its upstream sector. (SKKMigas)

Help is on the way for Indonesia – energy ministry

Wiratmaja Puja says Indonesia is attempting to reform and revive the country’s ailing upstream sector.

Commissioners Maroš Šefcovic (left) and Miguel Arias Cañete at the launch. (EC)

Winter package sends mixed signals on gas

The European Commission’s ‘Winter Package’ of legislation for the electricity market has advantages and disadvantages for the gas industry.

Peru’s President Pedro Kuczynski (right) welcomes China’s President Xi Jinping to the APEC summit in Lima. (PA)

Peru: enter the dragon?

Peru will hitch itself to China after Donald Trump torpedoed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and gas will be at the centre of the deepening Sino-Peruvian relationship.

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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.

Argentina’s Bahía blanca LNG terminal. (Argentine energy ministry)

Latin America is the LNG market’s elastic

Latin America accounts for around 25% of the world’s ‘flexible’ LNG supply. Will the region continue to bring elasticity to the market?