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Woodside's Karratha gas plant Alternative Fuels

Western Australia ups the ante on hydrogen concepts

New projects under way in Australia are aiming to target the future market for hydrogen fuel.

12 October 2018

AGL's Victoria FSRU project will face tough environmental assessment

AGL Energy’s proposed FSRU in eastern Australia will undergo the state’s strongest environmental assessment process

11 October 2018

Bechtel will build second train at Pluto LNG

Woodside has selected Bechtel as the preferred contractor to build a second 4-5 mtpa LNG train at its Pluto liquefaction plant

11 October 2018
Exploration & Production

Shell to drill 250 wells in Queensland in 2019 and 2020

Shell will drill 250 new gas wells in 2019 and 2020 as part of its QGC venture in the Australian state of Queensland

11 October 2018
An Australian gas processing plant. Exploration & Production

OG Oil & Gas to accelerate Beach’s Otway assets

OG Oil & Gas has farmed into 40% of Beach Energy’s assets in the Otway Basin to take advantage of the tightening gas market in eastern Australia.

5 October 2018
The Darwin LNG plant Exploration & Production

Darwin backfill decision looms after Sunrise deadlock

East Timor's commitment to sending Greater Sunrise gas to a new LNG plant within its territory has opened the door for other suppliers to backfill Darwin LNG.

26 September 2018
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

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