Construction at Santos’s GLNG project. (Santos) Global Markets

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.

By Sally Bogle 22 June 2017
LNG

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
LNG

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
LNG

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
LNG

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
LNG

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
Exploration & Production

Australia releases new offshore petroleum acreage

Australia announced its Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release this week, including 21 areas across eight basins.

16 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Limiting exports will not solve Aussie supply shortage – APPEA

The Australian federal government plans to limit gas exports if supplies to the country’s domestic market fall short will not solve the problem, APPEA has said.

15 May 2017
Alternative Fuels

Australia developing membrane reactor tech for hydrogen

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has developed a new type of membrane reactor technology that will help commercialise the use of hydrogen fuel cells.

12 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell and PetroChina take aim for $500 mln Arrow expansion

Shell and PetroChina could spend an additional $500 million on expanding gas production in Queensland to help relieve Australia’s east coast gas shortage

9 May 2017
A tanker at Gorgon LNG. Plants in Australia are considering using batteries as back-up power. (Chevron) LNG

LNG plants look to batteries to save valuable gas

Battery storage systems may be a way for Australia’s LNG plants to provide back-up power and free up more gas for liquefaction, experts say.

4 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Arrow receives approval for Australian gas pipeline

Arrow Energy, a joint venture between Shell and PetroChina, has received approval to build a 420 km gas pipeline in the Australian state of Queensland.

2 May 2017
Woodside has considered piping gas from WA to the pipeline hub in Moomba in central Australia. (Santos) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Aussies resurrect trans-continental pipeline concept

Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has revived plans for a trans-Australian pipeline as the country seeks to ease market tightness.

28 April 2017
LNG

Australia draws up plan to restrict gas exports

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced a new plan on Thursday to restrict east coast LNG exports, which are said to be responsible for high domestic gas prices.

27 April 2017

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