Origin’s Spring Gully CBM development in eastern Australia. (Origin Energy) Policy & Regulation

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
Exploration & Production

Total to drill three wells next year in Australia

French giant Total has said it plans to drill three exploration wells off north-west Australia next year.

22 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Australia’s NSW sets tough fracking rules

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has extended its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, to the end of the year and imposed tougher rules on coal and coal seam gas mining, the state’s Ministry for Resources and Energy said on Thursday.

22 July 2011
Companies & Finance

BHP sees gas production increase 10% in FY2011

Australian mining heavyweight BHP Billiton has reported a 10% increase on natural gas production year-on-year to 405.06 billion cubic feet (11.47 billion cubic metres).

21 July 2011
Exploration & Production

CLP Holdings unit to acquire CBM assets in Australia

TRUenergy, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based CLP Holdings, has signed an agreement with Santos to acquire Australian coal-bed methane (CBM) reserves.

20 July 2011
LNG

Woodside’s Pluto LNG terminal expansion delayed

Woodside’s aim to complete the appraisal work for the planned expansion of its Pluto LNG terminal in Western Australia has been delayed by “technical difficulties,” the oil and gas company said in its quarterly results report today.

19 July 2011
Companies & Finance

Santos-ESG deal consolidates CBM position in Gunnedah Basin

In a move which underpins rising interest in coal-bed methane (CBM) and cements its position as a future LNG exporter, Australian gas producer Santos has announced it will acquire the remaining 80% of Australian CBM producer Eastern Star Gas Ltd (ESG) that it does not already own.

18 July 2011
The strong Australian dollar threatens to derail the start-up of many LNG projects. (PA) LNG

Strong dollar and labour shortages threaten Australia’s LNG industry

Sally Bogle investigates the issues that could delay start-up dates for Australian LNG projects.

18 July 2011
LNG

Shell’s Prelude FLNG Project one step closer to success

Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to install a A$12 billion ($12.7 billion) floating LNG (FLNG) terminal to exploit the Browse Basin’s Prelude and Concerto gas fields have been given a significant boost by Australian authorities.

18 July 2011
Supply & Demand

LNG exporters hit by carbon tax

LNG producers in Australia will have to pay A$23 ($25) per ton of CO2 on 50% of their emissions by 2015 under a new carbon tax introduced by the Federal government yesterday.

11 July 2011
LNG

Deal reached on floating LNG terminal in Australia

Dutch company SBM Offshore has signed a deal with Germany’s The Linde Group, Hong Kong’s PTT FLNG and Australia’s PTTEP Australasia to build a floating LNG (FLNG) terminal in the Timor Sea off the coast of northern Australia, SBM said today.

8 July 2011
LNG

Woodside secures land for Australian LNG development

The land area for the proposed Browse LNG Precinct project in Western Australia has been secured following an agreement with a native title claim group which was signed last week, Australian oil and gas company Woodside said.

4 July 2011
Policy & Regulation

Australia gives Ichthys environment nod

The Australian government has given Inpex’s Ichthys Browse Basin LNG project environmental approval, paving the way for a final investment decision at the development in the fourth quarter of this year.

28 June 2011
Exploration & Production

L&M identify NZ shale gas plays

L&M Energy has identified five areas on New Zealand’s South Island that it says hold “significant” shale gas potential.

24 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

STREICHER-Clough wins Macedon pipeline contract

STREICHER-Clough, a joint venture between the German and Australian engineering companies respectively, has won a A$45 million ($47.6 million) contract for the pipeline construction work on the Macedon gas field project in Australia, Clough said on Friday.

24 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Australia’s Sino Gas to tap Sanjiaobei Orbos Basin

Australian company, Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Ltd (Sino Gas), will focus on tapping China’s gas assets, after signing two contracts for a coal-bed methane (CBM) project in Shanxi Province, the company announced today.

24 June 2011
LNG

Australian LNG hit by problems

Fitch Ratings expressed concern about cost inflation and budget overruns in the Australian LNG sector on Monday as a series of projects move towards startup.

20 June 2011
LNG

China’s HQCEC secures Australian LNG Ltd stake

China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation’s (HQCEC) acquisition of 20% of the shares in Australian company Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNG Ltd) has been approved by the Chinese authorities, thus making the deal legally binding, LNG Ltd said on Tuesday.

15 June 2011
LNG

No clear number of Shell FLNG terminals in Australia

A decision has not yet been made on how many floating LNG (FLNG) terminals Royal Dutch Shell is planning to build for projects in Australia, despite reports that a second terminal is under consideration.

15 June 2011
LNG

Origin Energy bolsters balance sheet as APLNG awaits FID

Australia’s Origin Energy has completed a €500 million ($714 million) issue of hybrid securities to help fund its stake in its planned LNG terminal on Queensland’s Pacific coast. The facility will be fed from giant onshore reserves of coal-bed methane (CBM).

15 June 2011
Supply & Demand

Australia may overtake Qatar on LNG supply – IEA

Australia could overtake Qatar as the world’s number one supplier of LNG by 2020 mainly on the back of increased gas production from coal bed methane (CBM), Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said on Monday.

6 June 2011

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