Origin’s Spring Gully CBM development in eastern Australia. (Origin Energy) Policy & Regulation

Beetaloo developers eye exemption from fracking ban

Developers are watching closely as the Northern Territory considers whether their resources will be exempt from a possible ban on fracking.

By Sally Bogle 21 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Canadian court rules NEB must reconsider Prince Rupert pipeline jurisdiction

Canadian regulator the National Energy Board must reconsider whether the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline in British Columbia falls under provincial or federal jurisdiction, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal ruled this week.

21 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

French court repeals law on regulated gas prices

France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, has repealed a law on regulated gas sales tariffs

20 July 2017
Vietnam is exploring for oil and gas in the South China Sea. (PetroVietnam) Policy & Regulation

Opportunities as South China Sea spat simmers

Oil and gas developments are being used by Southeast Asian countries to gain the advantage in disputes with China over contested waters.

20 July 2017
A combined heat and power plant in Austria. (Siemens) Policy & Regulation

Power sector secures lion’s share of €4.3 bln EIB loan

The European Investment Bank approved €4.3 billion of loans for energy-related projects this week, with the majority going to the electricity sector.

20 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

US plans to fast-track LNG export permits – Perry

The United States government is aiming to fast-track LNG export permits, the country’s Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday.

19 July 2017
The Fessenheim nuclear plant, France. The government plans to reduce nuclear’s share of the country’s energy mix. (EDF) Policy & Regulation

French energy policy offers chance for gas

Plans to phase out coal and nuclear in France’s power supply could offer gas a chance to gain market share.

19 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Statoil to test Carmen Prospect in block 6507/8

Statoil has been granted a drilling permit for one wildcat well and one pilot well in production licence PL 124 in the North Sea.

19 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Indian Oil Corp. plans to form oil giant with Oil India Ltd buyout

Indian Oil Corp. is in talks to buy out the government’s stake in Oil India Ltd and form an oil giant.

18 July 2017
Contractors' margins have been squeezed since oil prices fell. (SCP Oilfield Services) Policy & Regulation

Industry must evolve to avoid supply gap – Burke

Caution following the drop in oil prices is set to leave a worrying gap in oil and gas supplies, warns Ray Burke, global product leader at GE.

18 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Indonesia renames its section of South China Sea

Indonesia has renamed its section of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea.

17 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Botswana delays request for proposals deadline for CBM

The government of Botswana has delayed the deadline for the submission of requests for proposals for the country’s 100 MW CBM-to-power project tender.

17 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

India plans to create LNG trading hub with market-friendly reforms

India plans to introduce more market-friendly reforms into its gas sector that will enable the creation of a trading hub.

14 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Brussels OKs USSL’s stake in Redexis Gas

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over Spain’s Redexis Gas.

14 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

UK considers tweaking rules to let Aramco list on LSE

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is considering the creation of a new category for companies to enable Saudi Aramco to list on the London Stock Exchange.

14 July 2017
A PetroVietnam rig offshore Vietnam. (PetroVietnam) Policy & Regulation

Vietnam’s reliance on coal delays gas and renewables

Vietnam is behind the curve in the shift away from coal-fired power, with gas’s share of its energy mix set to fall in the short term.

14 July 2017
Futtsu power station. Japanese LNG buyers now have a stronger negotiating position to divert cargoes. (Tepco) Policy & Regulation

Japan attempts to bolster LNG import flexibility

Japan’s latest efforts to make its LNG contracts more flexible could have mixed results.

13 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

UK lords launch new inquiry into Brexit and energy

The UK’s House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a short inquiry into the implications of Brexit for UK energy security.

12 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

India plans heavy investment in gas distribution network

India is investing heavily in its gas distribution network and will add 15,000 km to it over the next five years, the country's minister of petroleum and natural gas has said.

12 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Brussels OKs Hungary’s support for renewables

The European Commission has found a new Hungarian support scheme for renewable electricity to be in line with EU state aid rules, it said on Tuesday.

12 July 2017
World leaders at the G20 summit in Germany. (PA) Policy & Regulation

G20 nations offer gas a boost in Hamburg

Heads of state at the G20 summit in Germany have said gas is essential in the transition to renewable energy.

10 July 2017

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