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Australia's Darwin LNG plant Environment

Australian gas sector backs carbon trading

Concerns that a change in government could result in higher costs have prompted Australian gas companies to get behind carbon trading.

9 January 2019
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina casts vote in 2018 election. Upstream

Bangladesh election signals support for gas sector

The return to power of Sheikh Hasina will provide continuity for the energy sector and support for the country’s LNG import projects.

4 January 2019
Exploration in the Black-Sea offshore Romania. Upstream

Romania’s new tax regime jeopardises regional investment

The country’s sudden introduction of unfavourable fiscal terms risks derailing the BRUA pipeline and regional projects that plan to rely on it as an export route.

3 January 2019
Kozienice power plant in Poland. (Enea) Environment

EU agrees coal subsidy phase-out, but loopholes remain

A new EU regulation designed to phase out national subsidies for coal-fired power plants may benefit the gas industry even if loopholes remain.

3 January 2019
The Yadana platform off Myanmar (Total) Upstream

Myanmar reforms regulatory regime ahead of upstream offering

The country is making changes to its fiscal and regulatory terms in a move to attract more foreign players to its upstream sector.

2 January 2019
Markets

Bangladesh struggling under subsidy burden – World Bank

Gas subsidies are putting a huge burden on Bangladesh’s finances, a report from the World Bank has concluded.

21 December 2018
Markets

Shell calls for Malampaya tax case verdict within six months

Shell Philippines Exploration is looking for a verdict on its PHP 53 billion tax case relating to production from the Malampaya field within the next six months

21 December 2018
An Australian gas storage facility Markets

Tougher reporting rules on the cards for Aussie gas sector

Regulators look set to impose a raft of new obligations from next year in an attempt to improve the transparency of Australia's eastern gas market.

21 December 2018
Upstream

Romania’s new energy company taxes will hit market severely – OMV

A draft bill to introduce new taxes on energy companies operating in Romania will have a strong negative impact, Romania’s OMV Petrom has said

20 December 2018
Petronas’s PFLNG facility off the coast of Sarawak. (Petronas) Upstream

Sarawak’s proposed sales tax is a bitter pill for IOCs

The Sarawak state government’s proposed sales tax risks deterring potential developers.

20 December 2018
Work on the Turkish Stream pipeline Markets

Serbia’s non-EU status crucial for South Stream Lite

Routing the project through Serbia will allow Gazprom to avoid key EU rules for new pipelines, helping it to transport volumes from Turkish Stream further into Europe.

19 December 2018
Markets

Lack of investment puts Australia’s east coast gas market at risk

Australian gas suppliers are delaying investment in exploration needed to stave off longer-term concerns about prices in the country’s east coast gas market, the ACCC has said.

19 December 2018
Markets

Lithuania to buy Klaipeda FSRU by end of 2024

Lithuania’s parliament has approved energy ministry plans to buy the Klaipeda FSRU within the next six years.

19 December 2018
Upstream

China and Japan agree to restart talks on East China Sea development

China and Japan plan to discuss resuming long-stalled talks on the joint development of a disputed gas field in the East China Sea.

18 December 2018
The Map Ta Phut LNG terminal in Thailand Markets

Thailand commits to gas in latest power plan

Opposition to coal in Thailand has caused the country’s energy ministry to prioritise gas and renewables.

18 December 2018
The COP Environment

UN climate summit fails to set carbon market rules

The COP24 talks represent a setback for the establishment of a global carbon price as they failed failed to produce an agreement on comprehensive trading guidelines.

18 December 2018
Markets

India set to hike pipeline tariffs later this month

India is set to increase its gas pipeline tariffs later this month, which will impact the affordability of city gas projects and CNG, local media has reported.

17 December 2018
Markets

Bulgaria planning to set up new gas trading hub

Bulgaria plans to set up a state-owned company by the end of the year to operate a gas trading hub in the Black Sea city of Varna

17 December 2018
The port of Tema in Ghana Markets

WAGP seeks relevancy amid Ghana oversupply

Ghana's domestic gas discoveries have left the West African Gas Pipeline looking for customers.

17 December 2018
Markets

Nigeria’s government to sue Shell and Eni over OPL 245

Nigeria’s government has initiated proceedings to sue Shell and Eni for $1.1 billion over an allegedly corrupt deal for OPL 245.

14 December 2018

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