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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.

By The Wildcat 21 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Dow Chemical renews Vaca Muerta JV with YPF

Dow Chemical is reviewing its joint venture with Argentine state-run giant YPF in the country’s Vaca Muerta shale formation.

21 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

US power utilities lobby for lower NAFTA tariffs

A coalition of United States power utilities has urged trade negotiators to keep tariffs low when renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

21 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Colombia’s gas output drops in July

Colombia produced an average of 24.81 million cubic metres per day of gas in July, down by 2.2% month on month and 12% year on year.

21 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Comperj gas plant tender attracts only five foreign bidders

Only five foreign companies are involved in consortiums submitting bids to build a giant gas processing plant at Brazil’s Comperj industrial project.

21 August 2017
Alternative Fuels

US nuclear projects in jeopardy despite official support

President Donald Trump’s administration has made nuclear a key part of the United States’ energy strategy, but two major projects are in serious trouble.

21 August 2017
Companies & Finance

Philippines looking for $235 bln to boost power generation capacity

its power generation capacity to meet growing domestic demand,

21 August 2017
Companies & Finance

Thailand’s PTT prepares to sign MOU with Myanmar

Thai company PTT aims to gain a foothold in major gas projects in Myanmar.

21 August 2017
A coal-fired power plant in Germany. (E.On) Policy & Regulation

EU emission limits cloud outlook for coal plants

Stricter EU limits on airborne pollutants mean many of Europe’s coal-fired power plants face an uncertain future.

21 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Bangladeshi energy minister reassures end-users on pricing

Bangladesh’s energy minister has said the government will continue to ensure the prices of electricity and gas are affordable.

21 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Wellesley Petroleum obtains drilling permit in Norway’s North Sea

Wellesley Petroleum has received a drilling permit for well 33/9-22 S in production licence PL 881 in the North Sea.

21 August 2017
Companies & Finance

Kosmos starts trading on London Stock Exchange

Independent oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has started trading on the London Stock Exchange.

21 August 2017
Companies & Finance

Total acquires Maersk’s oil and gas subsidiary for $7.45 bln

Total has acquired Maersk Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of shipping group A.P. Møller-Mærsk.

21 August 2017
The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkish Stream may jeopardise Ankara’s independence

Turkish Stream will increase Ankara’s dependence on Moscow, but the development of alternative sources of pipeline gas seems unlikely.

21 August 2017
A gas processing plant at Changbei. Gas demand is expected to exceed  230 bcm in 2017. (Shell) Supply & Demand

China gas demand on course for double-digit growth

China’s energy watchdog has thrown its weight behind growing optimism over China’s gas demand, which looks set to surge back to double-digit growth this year.

21 August 2017
LNG

Chile disappoints Panama Canal authorities

Chilean tankers are reportedly choosing a longer route instead of transiting the Central American waterway.

21 August 2017
LNG

Malaysia recovers from fall in LNG exports

Malaysia’s LNG exports increased by 27% year on year in June following low production levels in May.

21 August 2017
LNG

Golar delays Cameroon FLNG vessel

The Golar vessel that will be used for the Cameroon FLNG project will leave the Keppel shipyard in Singapore later than originally planned.

18 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Singapore offers Indonesia LNG-for-power deal

Singapore has offered to supply LNG for power generation in several locations around Indonesia.

18 August 2017
Exploration & Production

US manufacturer group warns against LNG exports

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America has warned the US will consume 60-70% of its gas reserves by 2050 if all permitted LNG export facilities are built.

18 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Statoil receives approval for Valemon field work

Statoil has received authorisation from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill and complete the Valemon field.

18 August 2017

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