The Newcastle gas storage facility in New South Wales. (AGL) LNG

FSRU to give AGL ‘bargaining power’ in east Australia

The idea may seem surprising, but a regasification project would help developer AGL in negotiations with upstream suppliers.

By Sally Bogle 17 August 2017
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

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

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

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

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
Coal bed methane well. (PA) Supply & Demand

Coal-bed methane to transform Australia LNG exports

Australian exports of LNG are set to soar from mid-decade onwards as new liquefaction terminals come into production, meeting insatiable gas demand from Asian-Pacific nations such as China and Japan and, potentially, boosting Pacific Basin trading.

26 May 2011

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