Santos’s Gladstone LNG is one of the facilities under pressure from the Aussie government to cut exports. (Santos) Policy & Regulation

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.

By Sally Bogle 24 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

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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Beijing caps coal consumption at 7 mt in 2017

Beijing will cap its coal consumption at 7 mt this year, down from around 10 mt in 2016, the municipal government said on Thursday.

24 March 2017
An E.On coal power plant in Germany. Energy efficency could see gas lose market share to coal. (E.On) Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

Maryland moves ahead with ban on fracking

The US state of Maryland is making progress on introducing a ban on fracking within its borders.

23 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Maersk signs Danish deal to redevelop Tyra field

Oil and gas company Maersk has signed a deal with the Danish government to pay less tax on its North Sea activities until 2025.

23 March 2017
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order rescinding an EPA clean water initiative. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Trump proposes $2.6 billion EPA budget cuts

US state agencies are reeling in the face of swingeing budget cuts that could massively curtail their environmental programmes.

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

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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IEA chief praises Argentina’s reforms

The head of the International Energy Agency has hailed Argentina’s efforts to implement market-friendly energy reforms.

22 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Ontario to hold first carbon permit auction

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is set to hold its first auction of carbon emission permits under its new cap-and-trade programme, which will be officially launched on Wednesday.

22 March 2017
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Nottingham grants IGas permission to drill shale well

Nottinghamshire County Council has granted planning consent for onshore oil and gas explorer IGas to drill an exploratory well for shale gas.

22 March 2017
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Russia and Pakistan discuss plans for oil and gas cooperation

Moscow and Islamabad have ambitious plans for cooperation in the oil and gas industry, according to a Russian official..

21 March 2017
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Cheniere seeks FERC approval for Sabine Pass LNG third train

Cheniere Energy has requested approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start operations at the third train of the Sabine Pass LNG project.

21 March 2017
Coal production in Hebei. The heavily polluted province has increased its environmental budget. (PA) Policy & Regulation

China hints at bigger role for gas in 2017

China’s annual parliamentary gathering this month underlined the country’s commitment to curbing coal consumption, with gas set to benefit.

21 March 2017
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Chinese city of Karamay may become oil and gas trading centre

Discussions are taking place to establish an oil and gas trading centre in the city of Karamay in Xinjiang as part of the Chinese region’s pilot oil and gas reforms.

20 March 2017
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US considering Eni’s plan to explore off Alaska

The United States government is considering an application by Eni to explore waters north of Alaska.

17 March 2017
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Trump makes deep cuts in first budget

United States President Donald Trump released his first budget on Thursday, proposing deep cuts across US agencies.

17 March 2017
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US proposes end to ban on fracking federal lands

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has proposed withdrawing a 2015 regulation limiting fracking on federal lands.

17 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

US energy CO2 emissions drop by 2.7% in 2015

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States fell by 2.7% in 2015, the Energy Information Administration has said.

17 March 2017

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