New South African Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi (right) is sworn in. (Flickr/GCIS) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Budget speech casts doubt on SA gas policy

The South African energy minister’s vague budget speech seemed to suggest a shift in policy away from LNG and towards pipeline imports from Mozambique.

By Leigh Elston 26 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Petrobras begins production from FPSO in Lula South field

Petrobras and its partners have started deepwater production at FPSO P-66 in the BM-S-11 block, part of the Lula South pre-salt field in Brazil’s Santos Basin.

26 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Pemex CEO returns from Middle East promotional tour

José Antonio González Anaya, chief executive of Mexico’s Pemex, has completed a working tour of the Middle East.

26 May 2017
Companies & Finance

ExxonMobil may re-examine threat of climate change on business

Investment management firms Blackrock and Vanguard Group may start to pressure ExxonMobil to re-examine how climate change is affecting the oil major’s business

26 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran-Pakistan pipeline facing US opposition

The Iran-Pakistan pipeline faces significant opposition from the United States, which is slowing progress on the project

26 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bangladesh diverts supplies during chronic gas shortage

Bangladesh is facing a chronic gas shortage that is seeing gas supplies being diverted from two fertiliser plants and all CNG refuelling stations to power plant

26 May 2017
LNG

Atlantic Gulf and Pacific to supply Philippines from small LNG vessels

Philippines-based Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Co. is looking to use small- and mid-scale LNG vessels to meet energy demand in the country

26 May 2017
LNG

Rudong terminal regasifying 10 MMcm/d

PetroChina’s Rudong LNG terminal is currently supplying 10 million cubic metres per day of regasified LNG.

26 May 2017
Exploration & Production

China to complete second methane hydrate rig in H2

China will complete construction of a second ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig capable of extracting gas from methane hydrates in H2.

26 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNOOC to build pipeline and base in Hainan

CNOOC will build a gas pipeline and regional operations base on the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, Chairman Yang Hua has said.

26 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Nigerian senate passes PIGB

The Nigerian senate has passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill after 17 years of work.

26 May 2017
LNG

Angola LNG launches cargo tender

Angola LNG’s export plant has launched a tender to sell a cargo for dispatch between 23 and 25 June.

26 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Dana gas to restart Egyptian drilling following payments

Dana Gas will resume a limited drilling programme in Egypt, having received $70 million in back payments from the government.

26 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Saudi Aramco and NOV enter rig supply agreement

Saudi Aramco has signed a memorandum of understanding with National Oilwell Varco for a joint venture to manufacture rigs and equipment.

26 May 2017
Supply & Demand

OMV and ADNOC to cooperate on downstream projects

OMV and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. have agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in downstream projects, refining and petrochemicals.

26 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Oman Oil and Eni agree to oil and gas cooperation

Oman Oil Co. and Eni have finalised a memorandum of understanding to explore cooperation opportunities in the oil and gas sector.

26 May 2017
Alternative Fuels

Putin and Orban discuss Rosatom role in Paks nuclear plant

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday to discuss Rosatom’s role in two new units at Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant.

26 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Fortum sells share in Polish Duon Dystrybucja

Fortum will sell its 100% share in Polish distribution company Duon Dystrybucja to Infracapital for an undisclosed price.

26 May 2017
Gas for Transport

Eni and Snam to develop CNG and LNG plants in Italy

Eni has signed a framework agreement with transmission system operator Snam for the development of CNG and LNG stations in Italy.

26 May 2017
Production from Malampaya will be depleted by 2024. (Shell) Exploration & Production

Duterte backed into corner over SCS

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has proposed a joint venture with China and Vietnam to explore for oil and gas in disputed waters of the South China Sea.

26 May 2017
Ministers visiting GridCo’s Ghana power station. Ghana is struggling to balance gas and power supplies. (GridCo) Policy & Regulation

Next Ghana IPP tender not expected until 2020

Ghana’s supply plans will have to wait for gas to become available as power producers work through a backlog of incomplete projects.

26 May 2017

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