Exploration & Production

Four Asian countries resume gas exploration in Jan

China, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia restarted gas exploration in January, while Japan relinquished its rig.

By Andrew Walker 23 February 2018
LNG

Nuclear debate in Taiwan could have implications for gas

The future of nuclear power in Taiwan, an issue that has dominated the debate on energy between the two main contenders for office in the island's upcoming presidential election, could have implications for the country's natural gas sector depending on the result of the tightly-contested race.

23 November 2011
LNG

Japan not ruling out Sakhalin-3 deal

Japan is not excluding the possibility of concluding an agreement with Russia on joining the Sakhalin-3 project in a year's time, a highly placed source in the Japanese government told Interfax on Wednesday.

23 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

China deepens energy ties with Turkmenistan

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov signed a series of agreements on Monday in Beijing, including some on energy co-operation between the two countries.

23 November 2011
Companies & Finance

India reaches for larger overseas presence

With new acquisitions of North American shale and African exploration assets, and renewed co-operation agreements with South Asian neighbours, Indian companies are clearly setting their sights on overseas expansion

22 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Statoil, BP and Eni pick up Indonesian acreage

The Indonesian government awarded a series of exploration licences to oil and gas companies including Statoil, BP and Eni on Monday.

21 November 2011
Supply & Demand

Japan LNG imports up again in October

Japan’s LNG imports rose again in October, this time by 17.9% to 6.12 million tons, according to statistics released by the Finance Ministry on Monday.

21 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Xinjiang Guanghui expands upstream gas assets in Kazakhstan

Xinjiang Guanghui Industry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday to acquire a majority stake in Foren Associates in a deal that expands Xinjiang Guanghui's upstream gas assets in Kazakhstan.

21 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Inpex may delay FID on Ichthys LNG project

Japanese developer Inpex may yet be forced to delay a final investment decision on the huge Ichthys LNG export project offshore Australia, despite earlier assurances that it would take place this year.

18 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Progress on China-Japan gas talks unlikely

Talks between China and Japan on joint exploration of gas reserves in the East China Sea will yield little progress even if they resume in December when Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda visits China, a top official in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) told Interfax on Friday.

18 November 2011
LNG

BP awaits Indonesian OK on new Tangguh train

While talk of expanding BP’s Tangguh LNG station in Indonesia have been underway for several years, the more gritty details about pricing and directing some of the gas to the domestic market have just come into discussion this year.

18 November 2011
LNG

APLNG signs LNG offtake agreement with Kansai Electric

Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) has signed a binding heads of agreement with Kansai Electric for the sale and purchase of approximately 1 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG over 20 years starting around mid-2016.

17 November 2011
LNG

Gail eyes US liquefaction capacity

Gail is planning to invest $1 billion in US gas assets over the next year and is ‘working out’ options to liquefy the gas and send it back to India, where gas-fired power plants are running at 75% of capacity due to shortages.

17 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

Indonesia’s BPMigas seeks to fight oil and gas corruption

Indonesian oil and gas regulator BPMigas has signed an agreement with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) aimed at eliminating corruption in the sector and enforcing greater transparency.

16 November 2011
LNG

Tokyo Gas to increase overseas upstream investments

Tokyo Gas is looking to boost investments in international upstream gas projects and LNG assets over the next decade, with the aim of enhancing supply stability, environmental compliance and economic efficiency following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami this year, the company said in its 2020 strategy report on Tuesday.

15 November 2011
Exploration & Production

India’s CBM growth progresses, but price wars continue

With more than 30 CBM blocks awarded, Indian oil and gas firms have started producing India’s first supplies of unconventional gas. The question over what price to set for it, however, remains a pro

15 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

Cutting US tax breaks would benefit majors – BHP Billiton

Eliminating a United States oil and gas tax break known as intangible drilling cost expensing would only serve to give large international companies a boost over smaller competitors, a BHP Billiton executive said during a call with investors on Monday.

14 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Cairn Lanka discovers second gas field off Sri Lanka

Cairn Lanka, a subsidiary of Cairn India, has discovered another gas field off the coast of Sri Lanka, the company announced on Monday.

14 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas unlikely to overtake coal as India’s primary power fuel

With Indian gas- and coal-fired power producers suffering from shortages of both fuels and oil prices making it too expensive to import crude for oil-fuelled generators, the government has intensified its focus on boosting gas imports and production.

10 November 2011
Companies & Finance

BG considers selling Gujarat Gas stake

BG is considering selling at least part of its controlling stake in Indian gas retailer Gujarat Gas Co. Ltd. (GGCL), but has not yet made a final decision, a company spokesman told Interfax on Wednesday.

9 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar stability key to Chinese interests

With the China-Myanmar pipeline currently under construction, stability in Myanmar is of particular relevance to China’s energy ambitions. James Byrne investigates the possible impacts of recent eve

9 November 2011

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