Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands. (Falkland Islands Government) Upstream

A fresh chapter for the Falkland Islands?

Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands, talks about what warmer UK-Argentine relations mean for oil and gas.

The location of the Rhum field in the North Sea Upstream

IOC still waiting for share of Rhum profit

EU sanctions no longer apply to Iranian Oil Co. UK, but it is yet to gain access to its share of proceeds from gas produced from a field it jointly owns in the North Sea.

Obama urges US authorities to prioritise climate change

United States President Barack Obama has requested the heads of 20 federal departments and agencies consider the present and future effects of climate change.

23 September 2016 14:38 GMT

Indonesia slashes upstream cost recovery budget by $1 bln

Indonesia has slashed its planned cost recovery budget for upstream oil and gas exploration and production by more than $1 billion

23 September 2016 14:30 GMT

Dolphinus and TAQA request Egyptian import permit

Dolphinus Holdings and TAQA Arabia have requested a permit from the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. to import gas to Egypt

23 September 2016 14:26 GMT

Energy industry is EU’s highest CO2 emitter

The Energy industry is responsible for 30% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it the highest-emitting sector.

23 September 2016 8:21 GMT

Price indexing is not on Russian FAS’s agenda

The fuel and energy sector department at Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is not planning to raise the issue of indexing wholesale gas prices for industry in the near future.

22 September 2016 14:10 GMT

Environmental leaders call on Obama to ban offshore drilling

Top environmental leaders in the United States have urged President Barack Obama to permanently ban oil and gas drilling in the US Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

21 September 2016 13:47 GMT

Renewables close in on oil and gas in power sector

Power generation costs for renewables are lower on average than those for fossil fuels, and clean energy plants will become even more cost-competitive by 2020.

21 September 2016 9:51 GMT

Fujian’s capital discusses residential gas price cut

The pricing bureau in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, has held a meeting with household representatives to discuss a residential gas price cut.

20 September 2016 14:49 GMT

Vietnam grants preferential status to Russian companies

The Vietnamese government has committed to granting special treatment to and priority for Russian companies in the country’s upstream hydrocarbon sector

20 September 2016 14:45 GMT

EC investigates Luxembourg’s tax treatment of GDF Suez

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of the GDF Suez group, now known as Engie, over concerns that it may breach state aid rules.

20 September 2016 14:33 GMT

Ukraine sets gas price for 2017 budget

The Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has assumed an average gas price of $245.8/Mcm in its draft state budget for 2017.

20 September 2016 14:26 GMT

Dutch Council of Ministers approves COP21 agreement

The Council of Ministers of the Netherlands has approved the COP21 Paris climate agreement.

19 September 2016 13:44 GMT

Dusseldorf ordered to reduce NOx emissions

A German court in Dusseldorf has ordered the state authorities of North Rhine-Westphalia to reduce excessive nitrogen dioxide emissions in inner cities.

19 September 2016 13:43 GMT
Hendrina coal power station. South Africa is trying to reduce its reliance on coal. (Eskom)

Mixed signals over South Africa nuclear deal

South Africa’s nuclear programme is making an uncertain start, already facing scrutiny over transparency, costs and environmental issues.

19 September 2016 12:27 GMT

Netherlands to carry out annual Groningen cap assessment

The Dutch parliament has adopted a motion that orders the government to conduct an evaluation every year of whether gas production at the country’s Groningen field can be reduced.

16 September 2016 13:12 GMT
The KG-D6 terminal. Gas will not be subject to India’s new tax when it comes into force next year. (Niko Resources)

Gas temporarily excluded from Indian tax reforms

India has simplified its tax code, but gas and other petroleum products will have to wait before the changes apply.

16 September 2016 11:40 GMT
The Volta River Authority is struggling to pay Ghana Gas and other suppliers. (Ghana Gas)

Unpaid gas bills hurt Ghanaian energy sector

Outstanding payments owed by Ghana’s largest state-owned utility are affecting the country’s entire energy sector.

16 September 2016 9:37 GMT

Kazakhstan pushes on with plans despite low oil price

Kazakhstan’s plans to relaunch its huge Kashagan field on the Caspian shelf and to ramp up production at the Tengiz field remain in place despite the price of oil.

15 September 2016 13:42 GMT

Turkey grants Gazprom subsea permit for Turkish Stream

Gazprom has received its first permit from Turkish authorities for the construction of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream pipeline.

15 September 2016 13:41 GMT
Location of the Aphrodite and Ishai concessions in the East Mediterranean.

Cyprus-Israel gas deal waits on reunification talks

Progress on a deal to unitise reserves on the Cyprus-Israel maritime border is being held back by the prospect of the island’s reunification.

15 September 2016 8:30 GMT

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