US President Donald Trump signs an executive order rescinding a clean water initiative. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Trump’s climate stance opens door for competitors

Although the US may not live up to its commitments on climate change, other countries and companies are nevertheless making progress.

By Annemarie Botzki 25 April 2017
Policy & Regulation

Pakistan approves 13.55% gas price hike

Pakistan’s Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority has decided to raise the country’s gas tariffs for consumers by 13.55%, siding with a petition from state-owned Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and Sui Southern Gas Company, an OGRA official told Interfax today.

8 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Ecuador’s president threatens to privatise state firm

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa criticised state-owned oil and gas company Petroecuador over the weekend and threatened to privatise the firm if standards did not improve.

8 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Iraqi Electricity Minister fired and under investigation

Iraq’s Electricity Minister Raad Shalal has been fired by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and is under investigation for authorising two deals to supply diesel generators in Iraq, worth $1,7 billion, that violated government contracting guidelines.

8 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Cyprus continues LNG liquefaction talks, while dithering over key gas import decisions

The Cypriot ministry of commerce, industry and tourism (MCIT) is in discussions with Israel over the possibility of building an LNG liquefaction plant on the island.

8 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Poland launches gas market survey

The Polish energy market regulator launched a market survey yesterday to gauge opinion on further liberalisation of the domestic gas market.

5 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Costa Rica still open for gas exploration

A three-year moratorium on developing petroleum deposits in Costa Rica appears to exclude gas, analysts have said.

4 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Gazprom subsidiary to build liquefaction project in Yaroslavl Region

Gaz-Oil, a subsidiary of Gazprom, plans to build an LNG liquefaction plant in the Bolsheselsky district of the Yaroslavl region, Yaroslavl Governor Sergei Vakhrukov told journalists on Thursday.

4 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Peru’s largest block may face export threat

Peru's government is reportedly attempting to halt the export of gas from one of the country’s largest blocks.

3 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Algerian court fines Nabors $39.1m in forex dispute

US drilling company Nabors Drilling International has been fined $39.1 million by an Algerian court due to alleged violations of Algeria’s foreign currency exchange controls, it said on Tuesday.

3 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Uzbekistan raises gas prices for Tajikistan

Uzbekistan has raised the price of gas it sells to Tajikistan for the third quarter of 2011.

3 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

India okays Cairn-Vedanta deal, but Cairn shareholders to vote on conditions

India’s government has officially approved Cairn Energy’s year-old proposal to sell a 30% share of its Indian subsidiary to the mining company Vedanta Resources, Vedanta said today.

3 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

India tells Reliance to ramp up Krishna Godavari E&P as output slumps

The Indian Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources has directed Reliance Industries to “expeditiously” drill more development wells in an underperforming block of the offshore Krishna Godavari Basin, India’s largest reserve of natural gas.

3 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

European Parliament releases study on South Mediterranean energy policy

The European Parliament’s Industry, Technology, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) released a comprehensive study, EU Energy Strategy in the Southern Mediterranean, in June.

3 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Petrobras says pre-salt growth could rival North Sea

The chief executive of Brazilian state-controlled giant Petrobras has said that production growth from the country’s ‘pre-salt’ deposits could follow the same trajectory as that of the North Sea in its first decade.

2 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Development plan for Israel’s Noa North gas field approved

The Yam Thetis consortium has approved the $212 million budget and development programme for the Noa North gas field, located 25 km off the coast of Israel.

2 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Pakistan’s Mashal LNG terminal challenged in court again

Pakistan’s $20 billion Mashal LNG terminal project has been challenged once again in the country’s Supreme Court of Pakistan, this time over claims that the government planned to scrap a tender process that awarded the contract to Holland’s 4Gas, according to a news report on Saturday.

1 August 2011
The Department of Climate Change plans to introduce an Emissions Performance Standard set at 450g CO2/kWh, which will be continually reviewed. (PA) Policy & Regulation

UK electricity market reform – what does it mean for gas?

Gas will continue to play a central role in UK energy policy but with the introduction of CCS, its longer term future is uncertain.

1 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Iraq parliament threatens to push through new oil and gas law

Iraq's parliament on Sunday warned the government it would force through the latest draft of the oil and gas law if the cabinet continues to delay sanctioning of the original legislation, Reuters reported.

1 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

US proposes tight cap on fracking emissions

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new rules aimed at drastically cutting emissions from hydraulically fractured gas wells and set tougher standards on emissions from gas transmission and storage.

29 July 2011
Policy & Regulation

Change to Venezuelan E&P contract may benefit Eni

The legal terms of an exploration and production contract between Venezuelan state-owned company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and Eni have changed, with an analyst claiming that the new terms are more favourable to the Italian giant.

29 July 2011

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