A photo of a Blue Corridors event for gas-fuelled vehicles in Brussels. Policy & Regulation

NGVs left in the dust by electric competition

The window of opportunity for NGVs to operate as a bridge from oil-fuelled to electric vehicles is fast disappearing.

By The Wildcat 22 September 2017
A photo of Germany’s Reichstag in Berlin. Policy & Regulation

Germany puts energy debate on hold

German parties are split over their future energy plans but seem to be avoiding discussing it until after the election.

22 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

US coal-fired generators work to remain operational as mercury limits tighten

Several coal-fired power generators in the US installed equipment to reduce mercury output just before compliance deadlines in 2015 and 2016.

21 September 2017
Flaring from a shale gas well in eastern Australia’s Cooper Basin. Policy & Regulation

Gas exploration stymied as Western Australia restricts onshore fracking

Western Australia’s new Labor government has stopped fracking in the state in a move critics say will deter investment in oil and gas exploration.

21 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

FERC overrules environmental veto for Millennium Pipeline

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has overruled a decision to deny a water certificate for a 13-km pipeline project.

19 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Algeria must reform its oil and gas laws – Sonatrach CEO

Sonatrach’s chief executive has called on Algeria’s government to reform the laws governing the oil and gas industry.

19 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Lebanon passes new petroleum tax law

Lebanon passed its new petroleum tax law on Tuesday.

19 September 2017
Northern Irish gas power station Policy & Regulation

Northern Ireland may need more gas-fired power

Delays to an interconnector and the potential end of the Single Energy Market are threatening Northern Ireland’s supply security.

19 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Exxon reaches settlement over Sakhalin 1 tax dispute

Russia has reached an out-of-court settlement with ExxonMobil regarding its tax dispute over Sakhalin 1.

15 September 2017
Parliamentary address by Michel Aoun, president of Lebanon Policy & Regulation

Lebanon licensing round schedule hinges on tax law

A parliamentary vote next week will determine the timeline for Lebanon’s long-awaited licensing round.

15 September 2017
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg expresses elation at winning the country's election Policy & Regulation

Norwegian election gives boost to gas producers

The results of Norway’s parliamentary elections provide a signal of stability to exploration companies in the region.

14 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

PNG government starts payments to landowners for LNG project

The government of Papua New Guinea has started to pay local landowners royalties from the PNG LNG project.

13 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Pennsylvania approves pollution plan for Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

Pennsylvania’s DEP has approved a pollution-offsetting plan for the construction of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.

12 September 2017
A North Sea gas platform Policy & Regulation

Oil & Gas UK confident of decommissioning tax break

The British upstream body expects the UK government to introduce transferability of tax relief on decommissioning in its autumn budget.

12 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Funding for Alaska LNG on hold

The state of Alaska will not fund any further promotions for the proposed Alaska LNG project, Governor Bill Walker told members of the Resource Development Council last week.

11 September 2017
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US DOE moves forward with fast-tracking LNG exports

The United States Department of Energy is moving forward on plans to expedite the licensing process for small-scale LNG export projects.

11 September 2017
Sinopec's Lichuan gas processing plant in Hubei province. Policy & Regulation

Winter chill to drive up China prices, imports

Chinese gas demand is surging under Beijing’s drive to clear the nation’s notoriously smoggy skies, which could put supplies under strain this winter.

11 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

France to stop oil and gas exploration by 2040

French Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot presented a draft law on Wednesday to stop all oil and gas exploration and production in France by 2040.

7 September 2017
Indonesian offshore infrastructure Policy & Regulation

Indonesia revises unpopular gross-split PSC

The latest version of the contract removes the cap on how far the energy minister can adjust a contractor's share of production and has received more positive feedback.

6 September 2017
Pipeline infrastructure in China Policy & Regulation

China advances pipeline reform with lower, clearer tariffs

China’s top economic planner has cut pipeline tariffs by an average of 15% and made pricing more transparent.

6 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

BC LNG could scupper Canadian climate targets – report

A new report has said carbon emissions from planned LNG facilities on the coast of British Columbia could make it difficult for Canada to reach its climate targets.

5 September 2017

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