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Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

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

By The Wildcat 27 March 2017
Global Markets

First Nation group votes in favour of Steelhead LNG

Eastern Canada’s Huuayaht First Nation has voted 70% in favour of moving forward with the C$30 billion Steelhead LNG project on Vancouver Island.

27 March 2017
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Keystone XL pipeline gets seal of approval from US State Dept

The US State Department given its approval to the Keystone XL Pipeline following eight years of delay by former President Barack Obama.

27 March 2017
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Eastern Australia gas crisis a ‘shadow’ over industry – Coleman

Eastern Australia’s gas crisis will get worse before it gets better, according to the chief executive of Perth-based Woodside Petroleum, Peter Coleman.

27 March 2017
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Exports from Shah Deniz climb year on year

Exports of Azerbaijani gas from the first stage of the Shah Deniz field development increased by 0.5% year on year in January and February 2017, to 1.3 bcm.

27 March 2017
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Iran welcomes Russian oil and gas investment – Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that he welcomed Russian investment in his country’s oil and gas fields.

27 March 2017
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Russia and Kuwait hold talks on oil and gas equipment production

Russia and Kuwait have discussed bilateral cooperation on the joint production of oil and gas equipment, the Russian Energy Ministry’s press service has said.

27 March 2017
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Gas surpasses coal in UK power market

Gas overtook coal as the UK’s main source of electricity generation in 2016.

27 March 2017
Tecpetrol launching the development plan for Fortín de Piedra. (Tecpetrol) Global Markets

Tecpetrol casts a wide net in Vaca Muerta

Drilling in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta can be hit-and-miss, but local independent Tecpetrol is spreading its bets with a 150-well programme.

27 March 2017
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US SEC nominee Clayton faces Senate hearing

Jay Clayton, United States President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, faced a confirmation hearing in the US Senate on Thursday.

24 March 2017
Global Markets

Saudi Aramco prepares debt sale ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco is set for its first debt sale in preparation for the company’s IPO.

24 March 2017
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Rockhopper takes Italy to court over Ombrina Mare

Rockhopper Exploration has started a legal dispute with Italy to protect its investment in the Ombrina Mare project in the Adriatic Sea.

24 March 2017
Petroceltic’s Algeria AT-9 well. Algeria is pushing to increase its gas output. (Petroceltic) Global Markets

Algerian energy minister continues shake-up

The head of the Algerian oil and gas licensing agency, Alnaft, has been replaced in what could be a sign of sweeping changes to come.

24 March 2017
Santos’s Gladstone LNG is one of the facilities under pressure from the Aussie government to cut exports. (Santos) Global Markets

Queensland LNG under pressure to cut exports

Australia's federal government is putting pressure on Queensland’s LNG producers to cut back on exports to ensure there is enough gas for domestic needs.

24 March 2017
Construction work at Angola LNG. The disputed blocks are 400 km from the plant. (Angola LNG) Global Markets

Sonangol/Cobalt dispute clouds Angolan upstream

Cobalt International Energy has issued a notice of dispute to Sonangol after the Angolan state-owned company pulled out of a project, leaving Cobalt with assets it has struggled to sell.

24 March 2017
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Russia plans to boost LNG output

If realised, Russia’s plans for new liquefaction projects could see the country become the world’s fourth-largest LNG producer in 10 years’ time.

23 March 2017
An E.On coal power plant in Germany. Energy efficency could see gas lose market share to coal. (E.On) Global Markets

Gas industry cautions against EU efficiency reforms

The gas industry is lobbying against stricter EU targets for energy efficiency, which it says could favour coal over gas in the energy mix.

23 March 2017
Global Markets

ICE to launch US LNG futures contract on 4 May

The Intercontinental Exchange will launch its first United States LNG futures contract on 4 May, which will enable buyers and sellers of the fuel to hedge as US LNG exports increase.

23 March 2017
Former Neuquén Governor Jorge Sapag (right). Plans for the province have met resistance. (Govt of Neuquén) Global Markets

Argentina’s new deal causes union bluster

Buenos Aires is seeking to relax strict health and safety rules for drillers in Vaca Muerta, but the country’s unions are not happy.

23 March 2017
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Turkey’s gas consumption continues to fall

Gas consumption in Turkey has been falling over the last couple of years after a sustained period of growth.

22 March 2017
Global Markets

Chinese LNG prices creep up as demand slows

Chinese LNG demand slowed last week after northern cities switched off gas-fired district heating boilers for the end of the winter heating season.

22 March 2017

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