Origin’s Spring Gully CBM development in eastern Australia. (Origin Energy) Global Markets

Beetaloo developers eye exemption from fracking ban

Developers are watching closely as the Northern Territory considers whether their resources will be exempt from a possible ban on fracking.

By Sally Bogle 21 July 2017
Greater Sunrise gas could be used to backfill the Darwin LNG plant in northern Australia. (ConocoPhillips) Exploration & Production

East Timor’s last chance for Greater Sunrise

East Timor is running out of time to develop its Greater Sunrise gas fields, as potential investors consider alternatives.

17 July 2017

Australia’s LNG exports remain buoyant over summer

Exports from Australia’s east coast hit their second-highest level in June, but are likely to fall over the coming months because of maintenance and gas reservation policies.

17 July 2017

Ichthys LNG’s FPSO to sail soon

The FPSO for Australia’s Ichthys LNG project could set sail soon.

11 July 2017

Curtis Island LNG exports hit 1.7 mt in June

LNG exports from Curtis Island off Australia’s northeastern coast increased to 1.70 mt for June.

7 July 2017
Wheatstone and Australia’s other new LNG projects are due online soon. (Chevron) LNG

Aussie LNG to withstand Qatar/US onslaught

Plans by Qatar and the US to boost LNG production may make life difficult for some, but Australia’s projects are well positioned to weather the storm.

7 July 2017
Global Markets

Australian gas prices one-third lower than NE Asia in 2016

Australia’s wholesale gas price was substantially lower than its Northeast Asian neighbours in 2016.

6 July 2017

Prelude FLNG sets out for Australia

Shell’s Prelude FLNG vessel has left South Korea for deployment off Australia’s northwest coast where it will extract and process gas from the Prelude and Concerto fields.

29 June 2017
Construction at Santos’s GLNG project. (Santos) LNG

Aussie LNG export limits to hit Santos hardest

The decision to limit LNG exports during periods of high demand is challenging for Santos, but the mechanism may face legal challenge.

22 June 2017

Australian government plans LNG export controls

Australia’s Conservative government intends to implement export controls on LNG, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday.

20 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Australia allocates cash for offshore basin study

The Australian government has allocated funds to study the Gippsland, Otway, Bass and Sorell offshore gas basins in southern Australia.

19 June 2017
Woodside’s North Rankin Complex offshore Western Australia. (Woodside) Exploration & Production

End in sight for Aussie exploration investment famine

Australia is pressing on with licensing rounds in the hope of bringing international investment back to its exploration sector.

16 June 2017
Green Corridor plans to develop LNG-fuelled vessels for the Australia-China dry bulk trade route. (Shell) Gas for Transport

Woodside progresses Australia-China bunkering plans

Australia could open up a new market for its LNG as Woodside and its partners in the Green Corridor bunkering project forge ahead with plans for LNG-fuelled vessels.

9 June 2017

Woodside agrees long-term LNG supply contract with Pertamina

Australian oil and gas producer Woodside Energy has agreed a multi-billion dollar long-term LNG sales-and-purchase agreement to supply Indonesia’s state-owned Pertamina.

6 June 2017

Victoria looking to FSRU to ease gas shortages

The government of the Australian state of Victoria is looking to secure an FSRU to help tackle its gas supply shortage

5 June 2017
The North Rankin platform in the North West Shelf.  (Woodside) Exploration & Production

High CO2 increases costs of Woodside’s Browse plans

Woodside’s plan to develop its Browse gas assets will be challenged by the fields’ high carbon dioxide content, which will drive up costs.

5 June 2017

Gladstone LNG cuts gas intake

The Santos-run Gladstone LNG project in Australia has reduced its gas intake to a one-year low following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s threat to restrict gas exports.

1 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Australia’s Ichthys platform arrives at project site

The semi-submersible platform for Australia’s Ichthys LNG project has arrived at its final location.

30 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Woodside to focus on existing projects – Coleman

Woodside Petroleum is looking towards the expansion of existing projects as sources of future growth rather than committing to new projects, the CEO has said.

23 May 2017

Australia’s eastern LNG exports plateau

Australia’s east coast LNG exports have plateaued over the past six months at levels below their nameplate capacity.

22 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Origin Energy to sell Darling Downs pipeline network

Australian gas producer Origin Energy has agreed to sell its Darling Downs pipeline network for A$392 million to Jemena Gas Pipeline Holdings.

19 May 2017

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