Angolan President João Lourenço at his inauguration in 2017 Upstream

Angola fires first salvo of petroleum reforms

The first significant piece of legislation passed under Angola's new president will speed up the country's licensing process.

By Felix Janvrin 17 April 2018
Upstream

Mineral extraction tax rates for gas may be adjusted - Dvorkovich

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has said the government-approved rise in the mineral extraction tax rate for gas may be reviewed down slightly.

31 May 2012
Upstream

The Krishna Godavari D6 Block cost-recovery battle

The long-running argument between India and Reliance Industries over production from the Krishna Godavari D6 Block has flared again, with the government moving to limit the company’s cost-recovery.

30 May 2012
Markets

Merkel launches German power network plan consultation

Germany's federal network agency, Bundesnetzagentur (BnetzA), presented Chancellor Angela Merkel with a draft of its power network development plan in Bonn on Tuesday, with a public consultation set to begin on Wednesday, the national regulator told Interfax.

30 May 2012
Environment

China reluctance on climate targets concerns EU

At last year’s climate summit in Durban, the 195 nations of the UN Climate Change Convention agreed to draw up a legal framework for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions by 2015 with an implementation deadline set for 2020, as proposed by the EU.

30 May 2012
Upstream

China and Russia to broaden scope of deadlocked gas talks

Deadlocked negotiations for the cross-border sale of Russian gas to China will likely be broadened to cover cooperation on upstream and downstream projects, China News Service reported on Tuesday, citing Chinese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Cheng Guoping.

30 May 2012
Upstream

UK exploitation of North Sea in ‘national interest’ – Minister

The UK must continue to exploit its North Sea oil and gas reserves because it is in the “national interest”, Charles Hendry, minister of state for the department of energy and climate change (DECC) has said.

30 May 2012
Upstream

Can Tanzania handle its gas riches?

Big gas finds in East Africa are putting existing government institutions under strain, especially in Tanzania where the medium term outlook for fiscal and regulatory policy is clouded with uncertainty.

29 May 2012
Markets

Spanish ambition to become ‘transit country for gas’

While the eurozone crisis threatens the very existence of a currency union, Spain’s Enagás is pushing ahead with plans to consolidate the internal energy market.

28 May 2012
Upstream

Despite challenges, Libyan PM optimistic for the country’s future

Libya’s National Transitional Council is committed to ensuring that when Libyans take to the polls on 19 June it is in an “atmosphere of security, freedom, certainly transparency, and integrity”, Prime Minister Aburrahim el-Keib told journalists at Chatham House on Friday.

28 May 2012
Markets

Stronger power-gas relationship needs better regulation

United States federal regulators are reviewing the relationship between the country’s electricity and gas industries, with the power sector generating record amounts from gas and displacing old coal-fired plants along the way.

28 May 2012
Markets

Energy minister suggests delay for next Russia-China energy dialogue round

Russia's new Minister of Energy Alexander Novak has proposed that the eighth round of the Russia-China Energy Dialogue negotiations be postponed.

28 May 2012
Upstream

Petrobras and Argentina reach Veta Escondida agreement

The government of Argentina's Neuquén province has reached an agreement with the local branch of Brazilian state-controlled company Petrobras, regarding a decision to revoke a concession at Veta Escondida.

28 May 2012
Upstream

Varanus report presented to WA parliament

A final investigation report into a gas pipeline explosion on Varanus Island, off the coast of Western Australia (WA) on 3 June 2008, has concluded that the operators, Apache Northwest and its co-licensees, as well as regulators, all contributed to the incident.

25 May 2012
Markets

CLP at odds with Hong Kong govt over tariffs

As Hong Kong prepares to shift away from coal to gas, a debate over electricity tariff hikes is heating up, with China Light and Power Group (CLP) and the Hong Kong government increasingly at odds over the cost of gas-fired power.

25 May 2012
Upstream

Impatience grows over Brazil’s 11th bidding round

Executives from small and mid-sized explorers active in Brazil expressed frustration at the La Jolla Energy Conference this week over the continued delay to Brazil’s 11th bidding round.

24 May 2012
Markets

Jiangxi’s Ji’an city to slash gas prices by up to 43%

Jiangxi Province’s Ji’an City is planning to slash gas prices by up to 43%, the latest in a wave of price cuts across the province prompted by the arrival of pipeline gas from Central Asia.

24 May 2012
Environment

Van Rompuy steps in on energy efficiency

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy asked EU leaders on Thursday to help break the deadlock in the negotiations between national energy ministers and the European Parliament on a draft energy law aimed at achieving a 20% increase in the bloc’s energy efficiency by 2020.

24 May 2012
Markets

Energy transition a 'herculean task' for Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told media in Berlin on Wednesday that the implementation of the Energiewende, or national energy transition, would be a 'herculean task', and that greater coordination between the federal government and regional authorities was needed to meet emerging challenges.

24 May 2012
Markets

Russian state energy cash may fund state assets privatisation

State holding company Rosneftegaz’ board of directors, including influential former deputy prime minister and current head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, will participate in Russia’s privatisation of state assets over the next three years.

24 May 2012
Upstream

Egypt votes, but energy policy unlikely to take centre stage

Fifteen months after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians have taken to the polls to elect a new president. With security and the revival of the country’s economy dominating the presidential debates, investors in the Egyptian oil and gas sector are still waiting to see what the impact, if any, a new leader will have on the energy industry.

23 May 2012

Found 4,310 articles

1 182 183 184 185 186 216