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How clean is gas? Time for action on methane

The gas industry is under increasing pressure to reduce methane emissions, and now is the time to take action.

By The Wildcat 8 December 2017
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Nigeria to audit oil and gas sector – report

Nigeria’s government is to carry out an audit of the oil and gas sector from 2009 to 2011 as part of continued efforts to allay public concerns about mismanagement.

19 January 2012
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Peer review will undercut EPA fracking findings – API

Peer review will reveal flaws in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent findings suggesting a link between groundwater contamination and hydraulic fracturing, according to trade association the American Petroleum Institute.

19 January 2012
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India’s shale promise

GC Chaturvedi, secretary of India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, spoke to Siddharth Srivastava about the government’s efforts to spearhead shale gas development

18 January 2012
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Russia should de-monopolise gas market in response to external challenges – Gref

Herman Gref, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Sberbank has urged Russia to radically reform its gas sector by de-monpolosing the gas industry amid changing conditions on the global market.

18 January 2012
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Saudi Arabia’s revised oil price target

Saudi Arabia’s revised oil price target of $100/bbl is in part a reflection of rising public spending in the wake of the Arab spring, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

18 January 2012
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$100/b oil raises incentive for Saudi fuel switching

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali Naimi told CNN on Monday he would like to keep oil prices at around $100 per barrel.

18 January 2012
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Managing uncertainty in Kazakhstan

The political fallout from riots in west Kazakhstan last month could cast a shadow over the country’s investment climate. With added pressure from the Kashagan field over ballooning budgetary concerns, the country is feeling the heat

17 January 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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