A Taiwanese LNG carrier. The country’s demand for the fuel is increasing. (RasGas) Policy & Regulation

Blackout puts Taiwan’s energy policy in spotlight

Gas is likely to be the winner as Taiwan faces up to a shortage of power capacity following a severe blackout last week.

By Andrew Walker 23 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Gazprom excluded from privatisation list

The Russian government does not plan to privatise Gazprom, president aide Arkady Dvorkovich told journalists today.

27 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Russia, Norway sign MOU on Barents Sea

Russia and Norway have signed a memorandum of understanding for a “strategic” collaboration on oil and gas reserves in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian energy ministry said this week.

24 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Lithuania may delay Lietuvos dujos reorganisation

Lithuania may delay the reorganisation of its state-owned gas import and transportation company Lietuvos dujos until July 2013.

23 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Gazprom offered remaining 50% stake in Beltransgaz in buy/sell deal

A Belarusian delegation has offered Gazprom a draft buy-sell agreement for a 50% state packet in its state-owned gas pipeline and transportation company, Beltransgaz for $2.5 billion.

23 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Pemex to lease eight platforms for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Mexico’s state-owned company, Pemex, said it will launch an international tender to lease eight offshore oil platforms for drilling in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

22 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Jiangxi Province to boost annual gas consumption to 3 bcm by 2015

Eastern China’s Jiangxi Province plans to boost annual natural gas consumption to more than 3 billion cubic metres by 2015, the Jiangxi provincial government said today.

22 June 2011
General view of the entrance to the HM Treasury building, in Westminster, central London. (PA) Policy & Regulation

UK industry responds to offshore tax hikes

To what extent will the rise in supplementary charges for oil and gas production on the UK continental shelf, have an impact on future investment in the UK oil and gas industry?

20 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Ukraine proposes gas exports to Poland

The Ukrainian cabinet is seeking parliament’s permission to allow gas exports, to allow Naftogaz Ukrainy to fulfil a supply agreement with Poland’s state-owned oil and gas company, PGNiG.

16 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Blue Stream export duty gas needs agreement with Turkey

Introducing export duties for gas deliveries to Turkey via the Blue Stream pipeline requires changes to an intergovernmental Russo-Turkish agreement on gas supply.

15 June 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the official inauguration of BP Oman's Extended Well Test Facility in Muscat. The Omani government has come under pressure this year from BP, which wants to develop the Khazzan and Makarem fields at Block 61. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Muscat grapples with looming gas shortage

A significant gas exporter, accounting for nearly 4% of the world’s traded LNG, Oman is facing stark shortages in supply that threaten to wreck long-term ambitions to diversify its economy and reduc

10 June 2011
How long can it continue to export its gas resources and enjoy high prices, reliable customers, foreign investments in resource development, and enhanced diplomatic relations with buyers? (PA) Policy & Regulation

Indonesia’s LNG exports make way for domestic market

A growing economy, dwindling gas resources and high oil prices are leading Indonesia, the world’s third largest LNG exporter, to reduce exports and use its own LNG production to meet domestic demand.

7 June 2011
Peru's presidential candidates Ollanta Humala, right, and Keiko Fujimori shake hands after their presidential debate in Lima, Peru. With political and legal uncertainty, the future of Peru’s gas industry is unclear. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Peruvian gas policy at crossroads on the eve of elections

The gas industry in Peru is likely to go through changes regardless of who is elected president on 5 June.

3 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Market plays down Centrica’s response to tax hikes

UK gas traders on Thursday played down Centrica’s announcement that it would operate its 20 thousand cubic metres per day Morecambe South gas fields on a more intermittent basis in future, due to the tax increases for offshore production.

2 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Iraq demands Shell gas deal be completed

The Iraqi government warned energy giant Royal Dutch Shell it must finalise a $12 billion gas gathering deal by next week or negotiations over the agreement would be terminated, Ahmed al-Shamma, the country’s deputy oil minister, said on 30 May.

1 June 2011
Poor sugar cane harvests have contributed to a wider adoption of natural gas to fuel vehicles as demand for ethanol exceeds supply. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Brazil’s ethanol shortage paves way for burgeoning NGV market

A number of factors have lead to Brazil moving their focus purely from ethanol to developing the use of natural gas. Leigh Elston investigates the reasoning behind the move and the implications thereof on the Brazilian fuel market.

31 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

KazMunaiGas and Norwegian Carbon Limits agree to co-operate

Kazakhstan's National Company KazMunaiGas (KMG) and Norway’s Carbon Limits AS have signed a memorandum of co-operation for climate change and carbon project management in the oil and gas sector, KMG stated.

31 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

Israel instructs Noble Energy not to resume drilling at Leviathan gas field

Noble Energy cannot restart drilling operations at the Leviathan natural gas field, offshore Israel, until it provides details of an early fault at the field, Israel’s infrastructure ministry said on 29 May.

31 May 2011
Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, centre, waves to his supporters in Abuja, Nigeria, 26 March. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Can Nigeria’s new government deliver on energy reforms?

Energy companies are waiting to see if Goodluck Jonathan will make good on his promises of oil and gas sector reform and a massive expansion of domestic gas supply.

30 May 2011
Martin Houston, executive director, executive vice-president and managing director of Americas and Global LNG at BG Group. Policy & Regulation

Interview: BG Group's Martin Houston (Part I)

Martin Houston, executive director, executive vice-president and managing director of Americas and Global LNG at BG Group, discusses equipment and labour constraint pressures in Queensland, Australia, the potential of major LNG supply shortfall by 2020, and the evolution of the LNG industry towards a more highly traded spot market.

27 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

India petroleum ministry to supply gas to “core” industry users

India’s government has decided to supply natural gas at regulated rates to a selection of priority consumers to allow Reliance Industries the choice to decide pricing levels. The decision will increase government revenue from the Krishna-Godavari (KG) D6 field once output is increased.

27 May 2011

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