Anadarko and the other shareholders in Mozambique‘s Offshore Area 1 are waiting on key approvals. (Anadarko) Policy & Politics

Key approvals still pending for Mozambique LNG

Anadarko hopes its Mozambique LNG resettlement plan will be put to the Council of Ministers next week.

The North Rankin platform, part of the North West Shelf project. (Woodside) Companies

Australia’s resource tax regime – too little, too late?

Australia is exporting more LNG than ever before, but tax issues may mean it is missing out on the economic gains of the boom.

US increases pipeline capacity to Mexico

The United States has increased its pipeline capacity for gas exports to Mexico to 207 MMcm/d.

2 December 2016

US DOE authorises Magnolia LNG for non-FTA exports

The United States DOE has granted authorisation for the proposed Magnolia LNG project in Lake Charles, Louisiana to export LNG to non-FTA countries .

2 December 2016

Indonesia withdraws from OPEC over production limits

Indonesia has temporarily withdrawn from OPEC following the organisation’s decision to cut global production by 1.2 million barrels of oil per day next year.

2 December 2016

Pakistan should prioritise gas for industry this winter – executives

Pakistani industrial executives have urged the government to prioritise supplying gas to industry over the winter.

2 December 2016

Armenia plans to alter Russian gas contract pricing

The Armenian government has approved the signing of a protocol to make changes to its agreement with Russia for formulating gas prices.

2 December 2016

Gazprom exports to non-CIS countries up 11.8%

Gazprom exported 161.6 billion cubic metres of gas to non-CIS countries between January and November 2016, up by 11.8% compared with the same period in 2015.

2 December 2016

Russia increases oil and gas condensate production

Russia produced 500.1 mt of oil and gas condensate in the first 11 months of 2016, 2.4% more than in the same period last year.

2 December 2016

Gazprom offers to balance Russia’s gas market

Gazprom has volunteered to take on the role of balancer on the Russian gas market.

2 December 2016

French export credit agency allowed to finance Yamal

French economy minister Michel Sapin has agreed in principle to allow French export credit agency Coface to take part in financing Russia’s Yamal LNG project.

1 December 2016

Egypt delays plans for third FSRU

Egypt will delay plans for a third FSRU, according to reports.

1 December 2016

Pakistan and Russia agree on transit price for north-south link

Pakistan and Russia have agreed on a transit price for the $2 billion north-south pipeline, which will transport gas from Pakistan’s LNG terminals in Karachi to Lahore.

1 December 2016

China plans $174 bln of renewables investment by 2020

China will invest $174 billion in new wind and hydropower capacity between 2016 and 2020, according to Key Energy News.

1 December 2016

US industry groups complain about grouse decision

Oil and gas industry groups in the United States have opposed the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to reconsider returning the lesser prairie chicken to its list of protected species.

1 December 2016

US gas output down in September

United States gas production declined year on year in September 2016, according to preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration.

1 December 2016
Gas arrived in Kingston earlier this year from New Fortress Energy aboard the Golar Arctic. (JPS)

Gas-to-power projects to boost LNG demand

Gas-to-power projects using FSRUs could create 45 mtpa of LNG demand worldwide by 2040 by offering a cheap alternative to oil-based fuels.

1 December 2016
Höegh Grace has been chartered as an FSRU at Colombia’s first LNG terminal. (Höegh)

Pacific best for Colombia’s next LNG terminal – report

Colombian authorities have run the numbers on a looming gas deficit and favour a second LNG terminal on the Pacific coast.

1 December 2016

South Korea’s LNG imports up by 9% in October

South Korea is looking to replenish its LNG stocks as it heads into winter, with imports growing by around 1 mt month on month.

1 December 2016

TransCanada signs PRGT agreement with Gitxsan chiefs

TransCanada’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project has signed an agreement with 12 chiefs of the Gitxsan Nation outlining economic and employment benefits to the communities.

30 November 2016

Sempra Energy seeks FERC’s OK for Port Arthur LNG project

San Diego-based Sempra Energy has filed applications with the United States FERC for approval to build and operate its proposed Port Arthur LNG project.

30 November 2016

US House of Representatives aims to speed up LNG export decisions

The United States House of Representatives hopes to drop several phrases or provisions from the DOE’s approval process for LNG exports to help speed up decisions.

30 November 2016

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