Origin’s Spring Gully CBM development in eastern Australia. (Origin Energy) Global Markets

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
Global Markets

BP starts talks to sell all North Sea assets

BP has started discussions with potential buyers for its full range of North Sea assets.

21 July 2017
Global Markets

Siemens suspends shipments of power equipment to Russia

Siemens is to suspend shipments of power generation equipment to state-controlled Russian companies, the German company has announced.

21 July 2017
Vietnam is exploring for oil and gas in the South China Sea. (PetroVietnam) Global Markets

Opportunities as South China Sea spat simmers

Oil and gas developments are being used by Southeast Asian countries to gain the advantage in disputes with China over contested waters.

20 July 2017
Global Markets

SE Asia LNG exports hit bumps going into summer

Southeast Asia’s LNG exporters are recording lower volumes year on year, but are benefiting from rising prices.

20 July 2017
Global Markets

China LNG output to average 42.3 MMcm/d this week

Domestic LNG output will be roughly unchanged from last week, while prices in northwest China, Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Tianjin will rise by 2.02%.

20 July 2017
The Fessenheim nuclear plant, France. The government plans to reduce nuclear’s share of the country’s energy mix. (EDF) Global Markets

French energy policy offers chance for gas

Plans to phase out coal and nuclear in France’s power supply could offer gas a chance to gain market share.

19 July 2017
Work on the Power of Siberia pipeline, which will deliver gas to Beijing. (Gazprom) Global Markets

Siberian gas set to shore up Beijing’s supply mix

Gas from a Rosneft subsidiary looks set to be piped to Beijing early next decade following a deal with the major gas distributor for China’s capital.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

LNG and pipeline trades boosted on China’s SHPGX

Pipeline gas transactions on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange reached 502 MMcm in the second week of July, while LNG trades surged to 28,100 tons.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

Renewables will meet 48% of Brazilian power demand by 2026 – report

Renewables will account for around 48% of Brazil’s energy demand of 351 mt of oil equivalent in 2026, according to a report released by federal energy planning authority EPE.

18 July 2017
Global Markets

Petrobras production up 2.9% in H1

Petrobras’s domestic and foreign oil and gas production increased by 2.9% in H1 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.

18 July 2017
Global Markets

Chinese gas production up 8% in H1 2017

China’s gas production increased by 8.0% year on year in the first half of 2017, to 74.08 billion cubic metres, with output in June up by 14.6%, to 11.5 bcm.

18 July 2017
Global Markets

Egyptian gas production to rise 50% in 2018 – petroleum ministry

Egypt’s gas production is forecast to increase by 50% in 2018 and 100% in 2020, the country’s Petroleum Ministry said this week.

18 July 2017
Global Markets

German gas imports up 19.5% in 2017

Germany’s gas imports between January and May 2017 increased by 19.5% from a year earlier.

18 July 2017
Contractors' margins have been squeezed since oil prices fell. (SCP Oilfield Services) Global Markets

Industry must evolve to avoid supply gap – Burke

Caution following the drop in oil prices is set to leave a worrying gap in oil and gas supplies, warns Ray Burke, global product leader at GE.

18 July 2017
Wildcat gives you a head-start on the coming week. Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the week and a round-up of what mattered last week.

17 July 2017
Global Markets

Indonesia renames its section of South China Sea

Indonesia has renamed its section of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea.

17 July 2017
Greater Sunrise gas could be used to backfill the Darwin LNG plant in northern Australia. (ConocoPhillips) Global Markets

East Timor’s last chance for Greater Sunrise

East Timor is running out of time to develop its Greater Sunrise gas fields, as potential investors consider alternatives.

17 July 2017
Global Markets

Australia’s LNG exports remain buoyant over summer

Exports from Australia’s east coast hit their second-highest level in June, but are likely to fall over the coming months because of maintenance and gas reservation policies.

17 July 2017
Global Markets

Sluggish Latin economies will hit demand – IEA

The IEA is bullish on South American LNG demand, putting it at odds with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

17 July 2017
The IEA expects industry to drive future gas demand growth. (Microsoft) Global Markets

The golden age of industrial gas

Industrial demand, not power, appears to be the main driving force behind the latest growth in the global gas market.

14 July 2017

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