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Work on South Pars. Upstream

Total unlikely to receive sanctions waiver for South Pars

US sanctions mean the French major will likely pull out of Phase 11, and if its Chinese partner does likewise then Iran will have to go it alone.

18 May 2018
Upstream

Sarawak imposes local laws on Malaysian oil and gas players

Oil and gas players in the Malaysian state of Sarawak will be required to abide by local state laws from 1 July as well as national regulations

17 May 2018
The Dolphin platform in Trinidad Upstream

Shell on the comeback trail in Trinidad

Shell has set out its targets for Trinidad and Tobago's Starfish field – part of the gas-rich East Coast Marine Area.

17 May 2018
Environment

Japan’s new ocean plan stresses security over exploration

Japan’s latest ‘basic plan on ocean policy’ downplays the roles of conservation and oil and gas exploration in favour of security concerns.

16 May 2018
Markets

Gazprom makes bid to liberalise gas price if LNG tech used in supply chain

Gazprom has asked the Russian government to liberalise the price of gas if liquefaction technology is used at any point along the supply chain.

16 May 2018
Markets

Gas prices in Nanning fall to historic low

End-user gas prices in Nanning, the capital of southern China’s Guangxi region, have fallen since the start of April to their lowest-ever level

15 May 2018
Markets

Qingdao cuts end-user gas prices

The Chinese port city of Qingdao in Shandong province has cut non-residential end-user gas prices to RMB 3.25 per cubic metre

15 May 2018
Markets

Nigeria’s parliament blocks NLNG equity sale

Nigeria’s national assembly has blocked the sale of Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.’s 49% stake in Nigeria LNG.

14 May 2018
Electricity pylons in South Africa Environment

South Africa prepares ground for carbon tax

There is little time left to road-test South Africa’s planned carbon tax before it takes effect next year.

14 May 2018
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Environment

Malaysia’s election marks setback for Petronas

The landmark result will raise challenges for Petronas and lead to more political risk for companies involved in the country.

14 May 2018
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Noble Energy secures Equatorial Guinea gas development plan

Noble Energy has announced it has signed a heads of agreement with Equatorial Guinea’s hydrocarbons ministry to develop gas from the offshore Alen field

11 May 2018
Upstream

Croatia prepares new law to fast-track Krk FSRU

The Croatian government has submitted a draft law to parliament to speed up construction of the country’s planned Krk LNG terminal,

11 May 2018
Markets

Poland’s UOKiK challenges Nord Stream 2 backers

Poland’s UOKiK has launched proceedings against Gazprom and its European partners over a potential breach of anti-monopoly laws regarding Nord Stream 2.

10 May 2018
Environment

Nigeria aims to pass remaining PIB laws by July – Senate president

Nigeria aims to pass the remaining parts of the Petroleum Industry Bill by the end of July

10 May 2018
Markets

Nigeria’s PIGB enters final consultation phase

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Governance Bill has entered its final consultation period.

9 May 2018
Markets

Ukraine failing to make progress on gas independence

Ukraine wants to reach gas independence by 2020, but domestic production is not increasing and consumption has grown.

9 May 2018
Environment

Ineos challenges Scottish fracking ban

Ineos has started a legal challenge against the Scottish government’s decision to convert a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing into an indefinite ban.

8 May 2018
A platform offshore Myanmar. Upstream

Myanmar preparing for upstream shakeup

The government looks set to try to improve the competitiveness of its fiscal regime before launching new licensing rounds.

8 May 2018
A debate in the European Commission on the EU budget Environment

EU pledges more funding for energy and climate

Brussels has proposed allocating more EU funding to climate and energy projects between 2021 and 2027.

4 May 2018
The Orense wind farm, Spain Environment

Zero-subsidy renewables herald new era

The gas industry is watching closely as subsidy cuts bring both pros and cons for investors in Europe’s renewables sector

4 May 2018

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