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Bahrain mulls possible gas exports to Saudi Arabia

Bahrain could pipe gas to neighbouring Saudi Arabia once its LNG terminal is complete, but the question is whether the Saudis would want it.

By James Gavin 19 October 2017
Policy & Regulation

Iraq prepares for fourth licensing round

Iraq has lined up 46 pre-qualified bidders for its exploration licensing round early next year showing that, despite the failure of the government to pass a new oil and gas law, interest in the countr

14 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Gazprom to sign new deal on Elephant project in Libya

Russia's Gazprom Neft and Italy's Eni will sign a new agreement on the former's involvement in the Elephant project in Libya during the economic forum in Sochi on 16 September, sources at Gazprom told Interfax on Tuesday.

13 September 2011
Exploration & Production

The Cypriot Electric Authority mulls minority stake in LNG plant

The Electric Authority of Cyprus (EAC) met with Israel’s Delek Group and Texas-based Noble Energy on Monday to discuss the possibility of taking a stake in a planned LNG liquefaction plant in Cyprus, spokesperson Costa Gavrielides told Interfax today.

13 September 2011
Exploration & Production

'No problems' with Shell gas-gathering deal, says Iraqi oil ministry

There are “no problems” with Shell’s $17 billion gas-gathering deal in Iraq, the country’s oil minister Abdul-Kareem Luaibi told Dow Jones on Sunday.

12 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Tony Hayward to quit TNK-BP board to focus on Kurdistan operations

The former head of BP, Tony Hayward, is stepping down from TNK-BP’s board to devote himself to Vallares, which is finalising a $2.1 billion to buy Turkey’s Genel Energy and explore one of the “last great oil and gas frontiers”.

12 September 2011
Exploration & Production

M&A in Kurdistan to gather pace

Vallares’ acquisition of Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy could trigger a burst of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Northern Iraq.

8 September 2011
Supply & Demand

Global demand for LNG may create a very competitive market for buyers until 2015

The global LNG industry has grown at an unprecedented rate over the past two years, with first half 2011 production 41% higher than in the same period for 2009.

8 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Vallares to buy Genel in $2.1 billion merger

Vallares $2.1 billion merger with Genel Energy, the Kurdistan’s largest oil producer, could kick-start a flurry of M&A deals in the highly prospective region.

7 September 2011
Exploration & Production

CNPC outbids Tethys Petroleum in race for Afghanistan block

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has won the tender for three blocks in Afghanistan, the state-owned company’s rival for the block said on Monday.

6 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nabucco makes long term bet on Iraq

With the Nabucco consortium still needing to firm up gas supply for its 31 bcm/y pipeline, Iraq’s gas reserves could prove crucial, but the country’s many problems cast its prospects as a near-term gas supplier in doubt.

5 September 2011
Supply & Demand

Fears of maintenance severely impacting Qatari LNG supplies to Europe likely to be overstated

Following the announcement of the planned maintenance at QatarGas trains 5, 6 and 7 over the autumn, the October UK gas contract price rose 7p from 63p/therm to 70p/therm over the course of two days, Deutsche Bank said in its weekly commodity report on Friday.

5 September 2011
Supply & Demand

Prospects are bleak for Iraqi gas exports

Iraq has neighbours keen to buy its gas, however, poor infrastructure, failure to pass a new oil and gas law and the country’s own gas deficit are severely hindering its export plans.

2 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Extension for Barzan project debt package

Banks have been given an extra week to submit commitments for the $4.7 billion debt package required for the Barzan gas project in Qatar.

2 September 2011
Exploration & Production

No agreement on Tamar gas pricing says Delek

The Tamar consortium and Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) have not settled on a sales price for gas from the Tamar field, despite reports in local business daily, Globes, that they are close to a deal.

2 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Israel to start construction of floating LNG terminal in 2012

Limited infrastructure and bureaucratic hurdles may hinder the development of a still nascent gas industry in Israel.

1 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Syrian oil and gas sanctions may hit civilians hard

Energy firms in Syria continue to pump gas almost unhindered by the civil conflict. The EU may find it trickier to agree on a ban on all activities in the hydrocarbons sector.

1 September 2011
Exploration & Production

IEC and Tamar consortium close to signing multi-million dollar supply deal

The Israel-based Tamar consortium is close to settling a multi-million dollar gas supply deal with state-owned Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), local business website Globes reported on Tuesday.

31 August 2011
LNG

Iraqi oil firms have ‘no incentive’ to deliver gas

Iraqi companies developing the three giant oil fields in southern Iraq have little incentive to deliver associated gas to Shell’s gas gathering project, as the oil field service contracts signed in 2009 make no clear reference to doing so.

30 August 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni, Libyan transitional council aim to reopen GreenStream soon

Italian energy major and former Muammar Gaddafi ally Eni has signed a deal with Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), agreeing to work together to re-start the company’s GreenStream gas pipeline as quickly as possible, Eni announced on Monday.

30 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Pessimism returns over prospects for new oil and gas law in Iraq this year

When the Iraqi Parliament resumes after Eid, pushing through a new oil and gas bill will be top of the agenda.

26 August 2011

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