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Chinese gas storage tanks Supply & Demand

PetroChina eyes price hikes to curb winter demand

China’s top gas supplier could hike prices significantly across the board this winter as it looks to manage demand amid sustained coal-to-gas switching.

13 August 2018
A field of wells in Romania Exploration & Production

Domestic priorities trump export hopes in SE Europe

A proposed law on offshore production in Romania is the latest example of how countries in Southeast Europe self-sabotage their desire to become regional hubs.

10 August 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Delek, Noble and East Gas finalise control over Egypt-Cyprus pipeline

Delek Drilling, Noble Energy and Egypt’s East Gas have finalised a deal to establish joint control over a pipeline to be laid between Cyprus and Egypt

10 August 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power demand growth could leave Vietnam short of energy – minister

Vietnam could face power shortages during the 2020s as its demand for electricity is expected to grow by 8-8.5% per year over the decade, a government minister has said

10 August 2018
LNG

Chinese tariffs will have no impact on Cheniere’s long-term contracts – CEO

China’s proposed 25% tariffs on LNG imports from the US will not affect Cheniere’s existing contracts, the company's CEO has said.

10 August 2018
Policy & Regulation

Chongqing to increase residential gas tariffs

Retail residential gas tariffs in southwestern China’s Chongqing municipality will rise by RMB 0.26 per cubic metre from 15 August

10 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Sinopec sells 217 MMcm of shale gas from Pingqiaonan

Sinopec has sold 217 MMcm of shale gas to date this year from the Pingqiaonan Block in southwestern China’s Chongqing municipality

10 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Upgrade work starts at Kelameili gas field

Work has started on upgrading the gas-gathering and transmission system at the Kelameili gas field

10 August 2018
LNG

ADB assessing CNOOC’s offer to build Philippine LNG terminal

ADB has started evaluating CNOOC’s tender to build the first LNG terminal in the Philippines

10 August 2018
Exploration & Production

India launches second small field licensing round

India launched its second bidding round for discovered small fields on Thursday and has put 25 blocks up for auction

10 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Jokowi focuses on Indonesia’s resources in preparation for election

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a more nationalistic approach to his country’s resources

10 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Egypt and Jordan sign gas SPA

Jordan and Egypt have signed sales-and-purchase agreements under which Amman will buy 10% of its gas from Cairo.

10 August 2018
Gas for Transport

Snam and Eni sign contract to build CNG filling stations

Eni and Snam have signed a contract worth €10 million to set up 20 CNG vehicular refuelling stations in Italy

10 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Jordan invites bids under oil and gas licensing round

Jordan has invited bids for acreage in its latest oil and gas licensing round, a government official has said.

10 August 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Snam interested in taking part in Trans-Caspian Pipeline

Italian transmission system operator Snam may take part in the Trans-Caspian Pipeline project, the company’s chief executive has said.

10 August 2018
A wellpad in Papua New Guinea LNG

Work continues in PNG as fiscal regime talks progress

IOCs are still developing projects in Papua New Guinea despite the regulatory uncertainty surrounding fiscal terms.

10 August 2018
Fessenheim nuclear plant, France Global Markets

France’s renewables plans may leave more room for gas

France’s nuclear phase-out may not be as ambitious as first planned, but the coming renewables boom and decline of coal could increase the operating hours of flexible CCGTs.

10 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Gas-focused drilling increases in Middle East in July

The number of gas-focused rigs in the region rose to 98 in July, an increase of 14% month on month.

10 August 2018
The first LNG delivered to Singapore’s LNG terminal Exploration & Production

LNG firms should look to small-scale to unlock SE Asia

Countries in Southeast Asia are vying to become trading hubs for a small-scale LNG market that has yet to emerge.

9 August 2018
US President Donald Trump Policy & Regulation

US prioritises pressure on Russia over Iran sanctions

The latest US measures suggest Washington is more willing to put pressure on Russia than punish Iran.

9 August 2018

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