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Japan seeing boost to power trading as new companies seek low-cost supply

Power trading is taking off in Japan as new entrants force the old regional monopolies to become more competitive

11 June 2018
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Japan offers loans to encourage infrastructure exports

Japan is looking to offer generous loans to meet its infrastructure export target of ¥30 trillion by 2020.

11 June 2018
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Bangladesh earmarks nearly $3 bln for power and energy over 2018-2019

Bangladesh’s Finance Ministry has allocated $2.9 billion for the development of the power and energy sector in its 2018-2019 budget

8 June 2018
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Orca hits back at Tanzanian parliament claims

Orca Exploration Group, the operator of Tanzania’s Songo Songo gas field, has disputed claims made in a new report on the upstream gas sector by the country’s parliament.

8 June 2018
Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne Upstream

Is Russian export liberalisation still a pipe dream?

French major Total may be forging closer links with Russia, but it will take time to break Gazprom’s pipeline export monopoly.

8 June 2018
Gazprom’s Dutch subsidiaries include Turkish Stream’s project company Markets

Naftogaz ups the ante in Gazprom arbitration saga

Naftogaz Ukrainy has been given permission by a Dutch court to freeze Gazprom assets in the Netherlands, but its next steps remain in question.

8 June 2018
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Sweden and Russia award construction permits for Nord Stream 2

Sweden and Russia have given permission to the company managing the Nord Stream 2 project to build and operate the pipeline in their respective territories

8 June 2018
A Qatargas LNG vessel Markets

Qatar crisis has limited impact on gas exports

Qatar’s diplomatic spat with its Middle Eastern neighbours has entered its second year, but the overall effect on the country’s exports has been limited.

8 June 2018
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Italy to review involvement in TAP – Costa

Sergio Costa, Italy’s new environment minister, has said the country’s involvement in the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is to be revised.

7 June 2018
Environment

Bangladesh budget to boost power and energy sectors

The power and energy sectors are expected to feature prominently in Bangladesh’s new budget.

7 June 2018
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, front runner in Mexico’s preidential election Environment

Election jitters in Latin America

The left is on the march again in Latin America, sending jitters through the oil and gas industry.

7 June 2018
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Duterte draws red lines on South China Sea

Duterte has put forward a number of ‘red lines’ that would lead his country to go to war in the South China Sea.

6 June 2018
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Nigeria close to passing last two components of PIB – committee chair

Nigeria’s parliament will pass the remaining two components of the Petroleum Industry Bill PIB this month, Fred Agbedi says.

6 June 2018
Environment

Woodside and Alcoa look to renewables to reduce gas consumption

Woodside Petroleum and Alcoa are looking to renewables to reduce their gas consumption and help transition to a low-carbon future.

6 June 2018
Markets

South Stream subsidiary among Gazprom companies ordered to be seized

A Gazprom subsidiary in charge of building the Turkish Stream pipeline is among seven Gazprom subsidiaries due to be seized after a Dutch court on Tuesday.

6 June 2018
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Mexican oil output could hit 2 MMb/d if policies continue

Mexican oil output could return to 2 MMb/d by around 2022 if reforms continue.

6 June 2018
The Shell-led Malampaya project in the Philippines Upstream

Majors fight for sanctity of Malampaya contract

The joint venture partners are in disagreement with the Commission on Audit over the payment of income tax on the project.

6 June 2018
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Algeria brings in consultants to draft new energy law

Algeria has hired consultants to help design a new energy law aimed at attracting IOC investment.

5 June 2018
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Israel and Lebanon try new tack in maritime dispute

Israel and Lebanon are discussing new ideas to resolve a maritime dispute between the two countries

5 June 2018
Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad Upstream

Malaysia may be next in the (nine-dash) firing-line

Malaysia has largely avoided conflict with China in the South China Sea, but there is the potential for this to change with the return of Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister.

5 June 2018

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