Nord Stream 2 pipe segments in Finland. Policy & Regulation

MEPs challenge extension of EU gas laws

MEPs have voiced their disquiet over the proposed extension of the EU Gas Directive to pipelines from third countries.

By Andreas Walstad 19 January 2018
Policy & Regulation

Indonesia expected to rigorously enforce 25% domestic sale rule

The Indonesian government is likely step up its enforcement of a rule that 25% of the gas output from projects be sold to the local market, particularly once its gas transmission infrastructure is improved, Morgan Stanley has predicted.

20 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Higher Russian taxes could cost Gazprom $22 bln per year

Gazprom could be liable for as much as RUB 650 billion ($22 billion) per year in extra taxes on its earnings from higher domestic tariffs, Alfa Bank said on Monday.

19 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

US gas producers divided on regulation and campaign support

United States gas producers have divided interests when it comes to federal regulation, and to the campaign platforms of the major Presidential candidates.

19 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Policy confusion further complicates YPF row

Argentina’s government is yet to reveal its aims in the spiraling confrontation with the main energy company YPF, experts told Interfax. The lack of policy clarity is steadily eroding room for compromise, foreshadowing major repercussions for foreign oil and gas investors.

19 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Indigenous groups demand drilling veto rights

The scope of new community consultations in Peru’s extractive projects remains uncertain, after four of the six largest indigenous organisations refused to sign a government-brokered agreement. The indigenous groups are demanding the right to have a final say on drilling on their land, which the government is refusing to grant.

19 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Total forfeit of Gazprom's additional profit may be decided soon

Russian government ministries may reach an agreement in the coming weeks on how to divide the premium that Gazprom is likely to receive from an increase in domestic gas prices between the state and Gazprom, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov told journalists on Friday.

16 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Across the great divide

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s confident revival of the oil and gas industry in northern Iraq belies a deeper anxiety of the semi-autonomous region’s position in the shifting politics of the Middle East.

16 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

PGNiG secures low gas tariff increase from national regulator

Polish state-owned gas company PGNiG has completed negotiations with domestic market regulator URE over a reconfiguration of gas tariffs that it described as the “lowest possible” in a statement.

16 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

White paper drives debate on where gas riches should go

While Australia’s booming LNG sector promises to rake in higher export earnings in the coming years, the government’s new energy white paper should focus on allocating the country’s gas to manufacturers at home rather than supporting foreign economies, Dow Chemical has argued.

16 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Chevron suffers further setback in Brazil

Chevron suffered another setback in Brazil on Thursday, when it told the country’s ANP hydrocarbons regulator that it had stopped production after detecting a “small new seep” of oil at Frade -- the same offshore field where the company suffered a high-profile leak in November 2011. It is particularly bad timing for Chevron, whose chief execu

16 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Lukoil seeks access to Arctic shelf development

Lukoil is lobbying for access to lucrative Arctic offshore oil and gas deposits in a bid to upend legislation restricting offshore exploration to state-owned companies, the company’s President Vagit Alekperov said at a press conference at Interfax’s offices in London.

15 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

The weight of Australia’s impending carbon tax

The introduction of a carbon pricing mechanism to tax greenhouse gas emitters will be phased in in Australia this year. Interfax spoke to Prayank Katiyar, of RepuTex and Freehills’ Michael Voros and Emily Stanton about what this means for LNG developers.

14 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Colombia’s light-touch regulation to attract petrodollars

Foreign companies looking to invest in Colombia’s gas sector will benefit from purpose-made favourable regulation for both conventional and unconventional production.

14 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

The weight of Australia’s impending carbon tax

The introduction of a carbon pricing mechanism to tax greenhouse gas emitters will be phased in in Australia this year. Interfax spoke to Prayank Katiyar, of RepuTex and Freehills’ Michael Voros and Emily Stanton about what this means for LNG developers.

14 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Chubut confirms imminent cancellation of two YPF licences

Argentina’s southern Chubut province is planning to revoke two of YPF's field licences.

14 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

China eliminates import taxes on some gas equipment

China will eliminate import taxes for a greater range of technical equipment, including items critical to the country’s gas development, as of 1 April, central government agencies said in a joint statement released on Monday.

13 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Companies in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District could get $77.82 million in tax breaks

Oil and gas companies operating in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and carrying out priority investment projects could get tax breaks for 2011 of $77.82 million.

13 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Kazakhstan postpones IPOs on volatile markets

Kazakhstan has postponed plans to float shares in several state-run enterprises due to volatile global market conditions, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Kazakhstan’s economy minister, said on Tuesday.

13 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

Indonesia holds 12.9 tcm of CBM – BPMigas

Indonesia’s potential reserves of CBM stand at 12.9 trillion cubic metres, the head of BPMigas said on Monday.

13 March 2012
Policy & Regulation

UNESCO assessing environmental effect of Queensland CBM-LNG projects

A UNESCO delegation is assessing the environmental effect of Queensland’s CBM-to-LNG projects on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Dow Jones reported on Tuesday.

13 March 2012

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