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Incoming Colombian president names energy minister

Maria Fernanda Suarez will be appointed as Colombia's energy minster when Ivan Duque takes office.

19 July 2018
Pipelines in North America Markets

We’re no foe, US exporters tell Trump

US gas exporters enjoy a favourable regulatory environment – but a recent application with the DOE shows they are not taking it for granted.

19 July 2018
A platform off Romania. Upstream

Romania’s new offshore law threatens Black Sea projects

Provisions for a profit windfall tax in the proposed legislation have prompted IOCs to threaten to leave the country.

19 July 2018
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FERC denies delay in permit approvals

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied reports it issued letters to LNG project developers warning that permit approvals would be delayed

18 July 2018
The eastern districts in Old Tripoli, Lebanon Markets

Companies to bid on Lebanon FSRUs as doubts linger

Lebanon's energy ministry wants to start importing LNG as soon as possible, but the country's political situation could complicate matters.

17 July 2018
A gas-fired distributed generation project in Shanghai Environment

China’s gas-to-power ban aims to free up supplies

China’s 2018-2020 action plan will cut pollution by banning new gas cogeneration and chemical projects.

16 July 2018
Markets

Pakistan hikes prices for imported LNG

Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority has increased the cost of imported LNG for consumers

13 July 2018
The Poolbeg gas-fired power plant in Dublin Environment

Ireland makes anti-fossil fuel moves but gas still in play

Ireland’s plans to turn away from fossil fuels have left hope for gas, highlighting the power of effective advocacy.

13 July 2018
Donald Trump signing withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal Markets

Iran-Oman-India pipeline in limbo after US action

The return of sanctions against Tehran threatens the future of the SAGE project, making it difficult for the company to find financiers and pipeline contractors.

12 July 2018
Environment

Netherlands targets 95% cut in CO2 emissions by 2050

A recently proposed climate law in the Netherlands would set a legally binding target of to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.

11 July 2018
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Chinese reforms to revitalise gas sector – Deloitte

Reforms could revitalise China’s upstream sector and put diversified players on a near-equal footing with the country’s NOCs, Deloitte has said.

11 July 2018
operations offshore Mozambique Upstream

Mozambique removes last obstacle to new exploration

The government has exempted IOCs from a rule requiring oil and gas concessionaires to list on the local stock exchange.

11 July 2018
Environment

China targets regions for coal-to-gas switch to curb smog

China will switch all households in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Shanxi-Shaanxi regions from coal to gas for heating by 2020 as part of efforts to curb smog.

10 July 2018
Environment

Scotland extends Ineos’s fracking licence

The Scottish government has extended a licence for fracking in an area southwest of Falkirk.

10 July 2018
Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Upstream

Mexico could complete contract audit by H2 2019

Mexico’s president-elect has pledged a full audit of E&P contracts that could be overseen by members of congress or energy ministry officials, according to a prominent lawyer.

10 July 2018
A platform in Azerbaijan’s Caspian Shah Deniz project Markets

Trans-Caspian pipeline still facing significant hurdles

Russian agreement on the legal status of the Caspian has reinvigorated plans for the pipeline, but it is still unlikely to be built.

10 July 2018
Markets

Philippines to award nine petroleum service contracts

The Philippine Department of Energy is seeking to award at least nine petroleum service contracts via its modified conventional energy contracting programme

9 July 2018
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New Mexican government will honour past oil and gas contracts

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will honour oil and gas contracts awarded via the country’s bid rounds in recent years provided no wrongdoing is uncovered during an audit

9 July 2018
Markets

Beijing converges citygate gas prices

Beijing plans to converge residential and non-residential citygate gas prices on Tuesday to create a unified price of RMB 1.88 per cubic metre

9 July 2018
Markets

EU prolongs sanctions against Russian energy sector

The EU has prolonged sanctions against Russia for a further six months.

6 July 2018

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