Weatherford rig at Tangna Pusht, pakistan Exploration & Production

Pakistan invites shale gas pilot project bids

Islamabad has asked major US shale players to help it assess the potential of Pakistan's acreage.

By Verity Ratcliffe 23 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp to start drilling

State-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. will start drilling for gas hydrates off the coast of central Japan on 14 February, Reuters reported on Friday.

3 February 2012
Supply & Demand

Reliance expects 3.5 MMcm/d of gas

India’s Reliance Industries expects to produce 3.5 MMcm/d of gas from two coal-bed methane wells in central India by July 2014, Reuters reported on Friday.

3 February 2012
Companies & Finance

Inpex reports rise in income on high oil & gas prices

Japan’s Inpex recorded an income of ¥115.8 billion ($2.1 billion) over the nine months from April to December 2011, according to financial results released on Friday.

3 February 2012
LNG

TNB looks to gas to stabilise power supply

Malaysia’s Petronas and Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will invest RM2bil ($656 million) in a regasification plant and a 300 MW associated gas-fired power station in eastern Sabah Province, Borneo Island

2 February 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Insurgents blow up Balochistan pipeline

Insurgents have blown up a gas pipeline in Pakistan’s Balochistan region, the BBC reported on Thursday. Flows between a gas well and a processing plant were suspended as a result.

2 February 2012
Policy & Regulation

Indian committee recommends raising gas price to $7/MMBtu

An Indian government committee has recommended raising the regulated price of domestic gas to $7/MMBtu in 2014, from the current $4.2/MMBtu, the Financial Express reported on Thursday.

2 February 2012
Exploration & Production

Drilling begins at P’nyang South 1 well

ExxonMobil, Oil Search and JX Nippon have started drilling at the P’nyang South 1 well in Papua New Guinea, in the hopes of securing more gas for the Exxon-led PNG LNG development, Oil Search announced on Thursday.

2 February 2012
Companies & Finance

ONGC capex to rise by 31% to March 2017

India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp. expects its capital expenditure to rise by 31% in the five-years up to March 2017, Dow Jones reported on Thursday, citing Chairman Sudhir Vasudeva.

2 February 2012
Exploration & Production

PTTEP plans thrid well in Myanmar

Thailand’s state-owned PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) plans to drill a third well in its M3 gas block in Myanmar so as to ensure the output is commercially viable, the Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday.

1 February 2012
Policy & Regulation

Japan unhappy with Chinese E&P in the East China Sea

Japanese officials have protested over the apparent Chinese development of the Kashi gas field in the East China Sea, the Manichi Daily reported on Wednesday.

1 February 2012
Supply & Demand

Wuhan gas use up 23% during Chinese New Year holiday

Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, consumed 26 million cubic metres of gas during last week’s national holiday to mark the Chinese New Year, Jiang Shan, a spokesperson for local gas distributor Wuhan Natural Gas, told Interfax on Tuesday.

1 February 2012
Exploration & Production

Gazprom, Bangladesh foster a new ‘friendship’

Gazprom’s agreement last week to drill 10 onshore gas wells in Bangladesh with state-owned Petrobangla has been welcomed as a mostly positive partnership for the south-east Asian country, although some worry that it may be at too high a price, according to one expert.

1 February 2012
Companies & Finance

Flurry of interest in BG’s Indian gas distributor

The UK-based comapny's announcement in November 2011 that it may sell its stake in an Indian gas distributor has drawn the attention of international majors as well as domestic heavyweights.

31 January 2012
Companies & Finance

Tokyo Gas reports loss during April-December

Japanese utility Tokyo Gas reported a ¥1.08 billion ($14.16 million) net loss during the April to December period in its third quarter 2011 earnings released on Tuesday.

31 January 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tokyo to add 1 GW capacity

The city government of Tokyo plans to add 1 GW of gas-fired generation capacity in order to avoid the recurrence of rolling blackouts that occurred after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Dow Jones reported on Tuesday.

31 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Bogkot South Field production expected first half 2012

Thailand’s state-run PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) expects to begin gas production at its Bogkot South Field in the first half of 2012, it announced on Tuesday in its annual operating results.

31 January 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

India, Pakistan promise to reach TAPI transit deal

While proposals to build pipelines connecting India to gas suppliers such as Myanmar and Iran remain embroiled in wrangles over strategic, security or transit issues, development of the $7.6 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) interconnector is progressing– slowly, but steadily.

30 January 2012
Supply & Demand

Myanmar to keep gas for domestic use

Myanmar plans to keep gas production from projects that start up after 2013 for domestic consumption, rather than exports, Reuters reported on Friday.

30 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Tepco in billion-dollar bailout after spiralling costs

Struggling Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) will receive a ¥1,000 billion ($12.9 billion) capital injection from the country’s government, according to several news reports release

27 January 2012
LNG

Pertamina’s LNG terminals have sturdy state backing

There is both strong Indonesian government backing and more than sufficient demand to support Pertamina’s proposal to build at least two receiving terminals that would import domestic LNG, a Pertamina official told Interfax on Friday.

27 January 2012

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