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
LNG

Browse LNG’s tug of war

News this week suggesting that the Australian government pressured the Browse LNG Development joint venture (JV) partners into building the station at the controversial James Price Point and accepting a tight timeline, highlights the disagreements that many analysts see as detrimental to the Western Australian project.

2 September 2011
LNG

Browse LNG site omitted from Australian national heritage listing

Woodside Petroleum’s planned Browse LNG Development received a boost on Wednesday from the Australian government’s decision to omit the liquefaction station’s site from the west Kimberley area’s addition to the National Heritage List.

1 September 2011
LNG

Western Australia gives environmental OK to Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG

Chevron Australia has received environmental approval for its $27 billion Wheatstone LNG project from Western Australia’s (WA’s) Environment Minister, Bill Marmion.

31 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

New Zealand pushes to tighten exploration permitting rules

New Zealand is pushing to replace its first-come, first-served system of allocating oil and gas exploration permits with a more stringent and internationally competitive method beginning next year, the Ministry of Petroleum & Minerals announced on Tuesday.

31 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Australian opposition to coal seam gas ignores benefits to China

The efforts of Australian political party The Greens to curb coal seam gas (CSG) production and exploration because of environmental concerns fails to take into account the positive effects of providing China with gas to fuel more eco-friendly energy, according to one energy analyst.

30 August 2011
LNG

Beach anticipates supplying gas to Gladstone LNG facilities in late 2013

Independent Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy is optimistic that its shale gas fields in the onshore Cooper Basin will produce enough gas to supply both the local Australian market and planned LNG facilities on Queensland’s east coast at Gladstone, a company official told Interfax.

30 August 2011
LNG

Beach anticipates LNG exports to Asia by 2014

Independent Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy is optimistic that its shale gas fields in the onshore Cooper Basin will produce enough gas to supply both the local Australian market and planned LNG facilities on Queensland’s east coast at Gladstone, a company official told Interfax.

30 August 2011
LNG

Australia considers taxing NWS LNG products

The Australian government is seeking public comment on draft legislation that would extend the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) that covers offshore oil and gas activities to onshore upstream projects such as the expansive North West Shelf (NWS) LNG development, it announced today.

26 August 2011
LNG

Petrohawk takeover not to interfere with LNG projects – BHP CEO

BHP Billiton’s $15.1 billion takeover of American shale gas developer Petrohawk Energy does not rule out the Australian miner’s interest in expanding its LNG operations in the future, CEO Marius Kloppers said at a press conference on Wednesday.

25 August 2011
Companies & Finance

Stronger production pushes BHP’s petroleum revenues up by 22.3%

The start-up of the offshore Angostura Gas Project in Trinidad and Tobago, the addition of the newly acquired Fayetteville shale gas reserves in the United States and higher production from Australia’s North West Shelf (NWS) helped BHP Billiton push its petroleum revenues up by 22.3% for the year ending in June 2010, the Australian mining company

24 August 2011
LNG

Australian APLNG’s annual net profits drop by 65%

The Australian Pacific LNG (APLNG) project’s net profits declined by 65% year-on-year to A$91 million ($95.6 million) in the year ending on 30 June, due in part to the unwinding of discounted receivables from shareholders, stakeholder Origin Energy said today in its annual results.

23 August 2011
Companies & Finance

Santos more than doubles first half profits thanks to Gladstone deal

The Australian oil and gas company Santos has more than doubled its first half profit for 2011 to $504 million ($526 million USD), up 155% from last year, according to figures released online on 19 August.

19 August 2011
LNG

BHP Billiton: A sleeping giant in the Aussie LNG race

There are 14 LNG liquefaction projects being planned or under construction in Australia but homegrown oil and gas major BHP only has a stake in three. So why has it been so slow to enter the LNG race?

19 August 2011
LNG

Woodside takes Pluto lessons into account for Browse LNG plans

Australia’s Woodside is on track to make a final investment decision (FID) on its Browse LNG Development in Western Australia in mid-2012 and plans to learn from the technical difficulties it encountered with the development of its neighbouring Pluto LNG facility, Chief Executive Peter Coleman said in a teleconference on Wednesday.

18 August 2011
LNG

Woodside nearing gas purchase deals for Pluto LNG expansion

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is close to finalising agreements with other gas companies to buy supplies to support the planned expansion of its Pluto LNG project in Western Australia, the company said in a press conference on its half year results today.

17 August 2011
Supply & Demand

Conventional Aussie LNG projects may suffer delays as demand softens

Strengthening LNG demand in the past few years has fuelled the plans for at least five coal-bed methane (CBM) LNG trains in Australia.

16 August 2011
LNG

Arrow Energy awards FEED contract for CBM-LNG project

Arrow Energy’s plan to construct a multi-billion dollar LNG export plant on Curtis Island off Gladstone in Central Queensland has taken a step forward with the awarding of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract.

16 August 2011
Companies & Finance

Beach Energy takes 20% stake in shale gas partner Adelaide Energy

Adelaide-based shale gas company Beach Energy is set to take a 19.95% stake in its joint venture partner Adelaide Energy.

15 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Western Australia retains domestic gas supply policy

The Western Australian government has decided to retain the 15% domestic gas reservation requirement for all projects within the state, according to a statement released on 9 August.

10 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Sinopec finalises APLNG deal

Sinopec has today secured a deal with Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) for a 15% stake in the Australia Pacific liquefied gas project in Gladstone, Queensland.

9 August 2011

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