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Drilling taking place offshore Australia Exploration & Production

WA shale gas developers await fracking ruling

The state government is considering the findings of an inquiry into fracking, and may lift its moratorium or ban the practice entirely.

21 September 2018
Exploration & Production

Cooper Energy secures gas sales contract for Casino Henry

Australia’s Cooper Energy has secured a gas sales contract for its Casino Henry joint venture with Origin Energy

19 September 2018
Exploration & Production

Australia will fail to meet gas demand from 2028 – Woodmac

Australia will not produce enough gas to meet both its LNG export commitments and its domestic demand from 2028, according to Wood Mackenzie.

13 September 2018
Global Markets

Santos to supply Brickworks operations in eastern Australia

Santos has signed a long-term agreement with Brickworks to supply a total of 387 MMcm of gas to its east coast operations by 2024.

12 September 2018
A platform in the Kipper Tuna Turrum project Exploration & Production

Exxon seeks to protect interests in eastern Australia

Exxon is boosting its investment in eastern Australia and considering an LNG terminal as it seeks to protect its market share.

10 September 2018
Port Kembla in New South Wales. LNG

AIE regas project targeting New South Wales industrials

Australian Industrial Energy is targeting first gas from its FSRU in 2020 and is looking to make a splash in the market, says Squadron Energy CEO Stuart Johnston.

5 September 2018

Labor Party reveals plans for stricter controls on Australia’s LNG exports

The Australian Labor Party will impose stricter controls on LNG exports and introduce a national interest test for new LNG export projects if it is voted into government.

4 September 2018
Companies & Finance

New Zealand utility set to weather offshore exploration ban

New Zealand utility Genesis Energy has sufficient gas in place to supply its customers into the 2030s despite an offshore exploration ban

31 August 2018

Exxon offering Gorgon LNG cargo

ExxonMobil is offering an LNG cargo from its Gorgon plant in Australia, with bids due on 3 September

31 August 2018

Companies invited to bid for Aussie LNG service contracts

Western Australia’s agent general is encouraging companies to bid for service contracts to maintain LNG export projects in the state.

30 August 2018
New Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and former Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg LNG

Political squabbles add to Aussie emissions uncertainty

A disagreement over energy policy has led to a change in leadership in Australia and further uncertainy over plans to reduce emissions.

24 August 2018
Companies & Finance

Santos doubles H1 profits to $217 mln

Santos doubled its profit in H1 2018 compared with H1 2017, to $217 million

23 August 2018
Alternative Fuels

Australian science agency releases hydrogen industry plan

Australia’s national science agency has released a blueprint for an economically sustainable hydrogen industry

23 August 2018
Companies & Finance

Santos to acquire Quadrant Energy

Santos will acquire Quadrant Energy for $2.15 billion.

22 August 2018

Höegh to supply FSRU for AIE’s Australian east coast project

Höegh LNG will provide an FSRU for AIE’s proposed LNG terminal on the east coast of Australia

20 August 2018
Companies & Finance

Woodside reports net profit of $541 mln for H1 2018

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has reported a H1 net profit after tax of US$541 million

15 August 2018

North West Shelf expansion depends on Browse – Coleman

The extension of Australia’s North West Shelf LNG export project is “conditional” on the Browse fields being developed first, Woodside CEO Peter Coleman has said

15 August 2018
Gas for Transport

Woodside asks Australian government to speed up adoption of electric vehicles

Woodside has called on the Australian government to accelerate the adoption of fuel cell technology and electric vehicles

14 August 2018
A mural of the East Timorese flag. LNG

East Timor seeks to buy out Greater Sunrise partners

The country could use its sovereign wealth fund to buy out Shell or Conoco as it tries to push development of an LNG plant on Timorese shores.

6 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Australian east coast will need more gas to keep prices down – ACCC

Australia’s east coast has enough gas to meet demand in 2019 but supply needs to increase, the ACCC has said

2 August 2018

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