US navy ship in the South China Sea LNG

Aussie foreign policy focuses on South China Sea

A recent foreign policy white paper acknowledged Australia’s role as an LNG exporter and picked out the South China Sea as an area of concern.

By Sally Bogle 8 December 2017
Companies & Finance

LNG Ltd suspends planned move to US

LNG Ltd has suspended plans to become an American company while it concentrates on marketing LNG.

16 October 2017
CGI image of Transborders Energy's FLNG concept. Exploration & Production

Distressed market offers FLNG opportunities – TBE

Transborders Energy’s Daein Cha speaks to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the company’s new model for commercialising stranded offshore gas.

16 October 2017
The Pluto LNG plant. LNG

LNG at risk as Australia’s policy inaction continues

An absence of energy policy and uncertainty as emissions deadlines loom could see LNG operators shoulder a higher share of the emission reduction burden.

12 October 2017

Shell’s LNG exports not causing shortages in Australia – Yujnovich

Shell Australia’s new chair has hit back at accusations that the LNG export plants in eastern Australia are causing a shortage of supply.

11 October 2017

Wheatstone LNG starts production

Australia’s Wheatstone LNG project has started production.

10 October 2017
Cooper BAsin drill rig Companies & Finance

Beach builds gas presence with Lattice acquisition

The purchase will help Beach switch focus from oil to gas and may relieve Australia’s east coast gas shortage, analysts say.

5 October 2017
Australian LNG bunkering Gas for Transport

Australia’s LNG trucking sector in need of support

Hauliers in Australia say LNG needs a helping hand from the state if it is to survive as a fuel for trucks.

28 September 2017
Supply & Demand

Australian gas companies agree to two-year supply deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that gas companies have agreed to a two-year domestic supply deal to plug projected shortfalls.

27 September 2017

QCLNG China carrier to be completed on 10 October

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group will complete construction of an LNG carrier for Queensland Curtis LNG on 10 October.

26 September 2017

Conoco’s Darwin LNG ships 600th cargo

The Darwin LNG project in Australia’s Northern Territory shipped its 600th cargo this weekend.

25 September 2017
Supply & Demand

Australian gas shortage worse than thought – Turnbull

Australia is facing a more severe gas shortage than previously thought, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said.

25 September 2017
Flaring from a shale gas well in eastern Australia’s Cooper Basin. Exploration & Production

Gas exploration stymied as Western Australia restricts onshore fracking

Western Australia’s new Labor government has stopped fracking in the state in a move critics say will deter investment in oil and gas exploration.

21 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Origin to increase Otway stake in bid to offload Lattice

Australia’s Origin Energy will increase its stake in the Otway gas project to simplify ownership and help it offload subsidiary Lattice Energy.

11 September 2017
The Ichthys LNG project in Australia. Companies & Finance

Climate risk disclosure hotting up in Australia

Australian energy companies are facing pressure from multiple sources to disclose the financial risks that climate change presents to their businesses.

7 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Upstream activity rising in Australia in response to gas shortages

Gas shortages on the east coast of Australia have spurred increased exploration activity among Queensland’s LNG producers.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Senex wins Surat Basin contract

Australian oil and gas explorer Senex Energy has won the right to develop a new gas field in Queensland and aims to start production within two years.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

South Australian government to invest $1 mln in Cooper Basin

The government of South Australia will contribute nearly $1 million to help bring a Cooper Basin gas project online as the region is facing gas shortages.

4 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Australia and East Timor make Sunrise breakthrough

An agreement on the maritime boundary between East Timor and Australia could unlock development of the offshore Greater Sunrise field.

4 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Investors circling Aussie gas market as majors downsize

Traders and private equity are hoping to take advantage as Australia’s majors look to divest.

31 August 2017

Santos to supply export gas to South Australia

Santos has agreed to supply gas destined for its LNG export project in Gladstone to South Australia in anticipation of supply shortages.

17 August 2017

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