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UK’s new CCUS measures unconvincing, analysts say

The UK’s Clean Growth Strategy contains measures to develop CCUS technology, but analysts see little that will bring results.

By Silvia Favasuli 20 October 2017
Policy & Regulation

Argentina not willing to make price concessions for swifter development

The Argentinian Planning Minister Julio de Vido, said on Monday that the government is not willing to make price concessions to oil and gas companies in exchange for swifter development of the country's vast unconventional hydrocarbon resources.

17 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Tepco raises electricity tariffs on the back of rising prices

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) plans to raise industrial electricity tariffs by 18% beginning in April, the company said in a statement released online on Tuesday.

17 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Beijing outlines five-year gas development goals

PetroChina Tarim Oilfield, a unit of state-owned energy giant China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), generated 1.1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from gas last year, CNPC announced on Tue

17 January 2012
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Israel has not received proposal for Eilat LNG plant

Israel’s Ministry of Finance has not received an official proposal from National Gas Pipelines Co. and Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. to build an LNG plant in Eilat, Roni Hershkovitz, director of the international affairs department, told Interfax on Sunday.

16 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Tanesco secures 40% tariff hike in Tanzania

Tanzania’s regulatory authority has approved a 40% average increase in electricity tariffs to help the state-owned utility Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) pay for temporary capacity while

16 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Despite delays, India still set on shale future

India is still intent on developing the country’s vast shale gas reserves, despite the government’s repeated delay in implementing a new shale gas policy and launching the first shale block tender – now unlikely to be held before late 2013 or early 2014.

16 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Petronas to resume operations in South Sudan

Malaysia’s Petronas has signed an agreement with the government of South Sudan, allowing it to continue the oil and gas operations it began prior to South Sudan’s 2011 independence from Sudan, Dow Jones reported on Monday.

16 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Pakistan’s Petroleum Minister to visit New Delhi

Pakistani Petroleum Minister Asim Hussain will visit New Delhi on 24 January to discuss transit fees for the proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, Hussain was quoted as saying in Pakistan Today on Monday.

16 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Ma’s re-election could boost Taiwan’s gas consumption

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou won a second four-year term on Saturday, a result that was seen as a boost for Taiwan's business community and which could lead to a rise in gas consumption on the back of a stronger economy.

16 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Loosening the grip

China watchers will have noted with interest the recent announcement of pilot reform to gas pricing in Guangdong Province and Guangxi Autonomous Region.

13 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Apache under fire in Argentina’s Neuquén province

The indigenous Mapuche community in Argentina’s Neuquén province has claimed that it has halted shale drilling operations at the Anticlinal Campamento field carried out by Houston-based explorer Apache.

13 January 2012
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China’s latest foreign investment guidelines draw mixed response

The latest revisions to China’s foreign investment guidelines, which the National Development and Reform Commission hopes will encourage more foreign direct investment in China’s unconventional energy sector, have drawn mixed responses from the energy industry.

13 January 2012
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China considers consumption tax for fossil fuels

China, the world's largest energy consumer, is studying the possibility of levying a tax on the use of crude oil, coal and gas as parts of efforts to rein in the country's excessive energy use, a top

12 January 2012
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Seven detained in Poland for alleged shale corruption

Poland’s internal security agency has apprehended seven people regarding alleged bribery relating to granting shale gas exploration permits

11 January 2012
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Polish regulator may scrap industrial price caps in 2013

The Polish energy regulator URE is planning to remove price caps on gas for large industrial users by January 2013, a spokeswoman told Interfax on Tuesday.

10 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

State prosecutor begins investigation into Romgaz deal

Romania's organised crime and terrorism prosecution unit DIICOT has begun investigating 40 individuals for allegedly taking part in sales of wholesale gas at a reduced price from state-owned developer

10 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Iraq publishes Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Iraq has published its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report on the EITI website on Monday disclosing details about the $41 billion it received in revenues from oil and gas exports in 2009.

10 January 2012
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China adjusts windfall tax

China’s Ministry of Finance has raised the threshold on the windfall tax paid by China’s oil producers, according to statements filed by PetroChina and Sinopec with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on

9 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

New year ushers in tax hike for Gazprom

Gazprom will begin 2012 with a significantly higher tax burden as the Russian government is set to almost double the Mineral Extraction Tax (MET) for the Russian gas giant.

9 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

Power generation will bolster emerging gas markets, says Repsol

Could Australia be the next big thing in gas? The answer is, most probably not, but the gas market can expect to witness some changes in the short to medium term – and that will certainly involve ex

6 January 2012

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