Dutch engineers carry out earthquake tests Policy & Regulation

Court ruling puts Groningen under more pressure

Legal challenges could mean output from the Netherlands’ giant gas field will be forced down even further, experts say.

By Annemarie Botzki 16 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Public tender will decide Peru’s block auctions this year

The Peruvian government has confirmed that it will abandon bilateral negotiations with oil and gas companies as part of the process by which it awards hydrocarbon contracts.

8 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Shale incentives to tackle Argentina’s supply deficit

As LNG imports triple, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government is likely to further relax regulation and pricing associated with shale gas.

7 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Gas netback pricing differs for Belarus and Russia

The principles for netback pricing are different for Russia and Belarus, Gazprom’s Deputy Chief Valery Golubev told Interfax in Perm this week.

7 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Rosneft, ExxonMobil agreement requires no FAS approval

The strategic agreement between Rosneft and ExxonMobil does not require the approval of Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Deputy FAS chief Andrei Tsyganov told Interfax on Wednesday.

7 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Not everyone believes Mexico’s foreign investment promises

Analysts are divided on how much control will be given to foreign companies that are seeking exploration and production opportunities in Mexico.

6 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Fujian sets floating price cap for spot market LNG

Fujian Province has pegged the price of LNG imports purchased on the spot market to the cost, insurance, and freight price under a regulation introduced on 1 September, a spokeswoman with the Fuzhou City pricing bureau told Interfax on Monday.

5 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Exemption from EU E&P procurement rules boost Denmark’s declining gas reserves

PA, Swedish independent gas company’s August announcement of a second gas discovery at the Boder Truck prospect offshore Denmark is a boost to the country’s declining reserves.

5 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

BP to challenge Russian court ruling

As BP today reopened its Moscow office, the UK supermajor is seeking to challenge the law suit against it, which led to a raid on its Moscow office last week.

5 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Ukrainian appeal to international court will only be used as a ‘last resort’

As leaders gathered to meet at the annual Commonwealth of Independent States summit in Dushanbe last week, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said he considered court action against Russia to be a “last resort” in the country’s current gas standoff with Russian energy major, Gazprom.

5 September 2011
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Australian gas industry launches pro-CBM campaign

Australia’s leading oil and gas industry association is kicking off a campaign highlighting the environmental benefits of gas-fired energy when compared with many other types of fuel, in response to growing opposition to coal-bed methane (CBM) – the source of several new LNG projects in development.

5 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Gazprom and Lithuania in Swedish arbitration court

Gazprom filed a request for arbitration against Lithuania at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce on 30 August, reported Interfax.ru.

2 September 2011
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China to waive import duties on certain oil and gas equipment

China will waive duties on imports of certain oil and gas exploration and development equipment during the twelfth Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), the Ministry of Finance said Thursday.

2 September 2011
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Mexico’s regulator urges renewed shale focus

Mexico's oil and gas regulator has said that the country’s potential shale gas reserves are close to those of the United States, and that state-controlled company Pemex should take advantage of foreign investment to extract them.

1 September 2011
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Israel to start construction of floating LNG terminal in 2012

Limited infrastructure and bureaucratic hurdles may hinder the development of a still nascent gas industry in Israel.

1 September 2011
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Brazil says pre-salt 2006 auction is null and void

As Brazil tries to reassert control over key oil and gas assets, the energy ministry has said the state will reclaim the hydrocarbon-rich ‘pre-salt’ blocks won by companies during the country’s

1 September 2011
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Syrian oil and gas sanctions may hit civilians hard

Energy firms in Syria continue to pump gas almost unhindered by the civil conflict. The EU may find it trickier to agree on a ban on all activities in the hydrocarbons sector.

1 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

China's LNG terminals lose full VAT rebates - analyst

China's central government intends to reduce VAT rebates for LNG import, an industry analyst told Interfax on 30 August.

1 September 2011
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China to drop CBM equipment import tariffs

China will eliminate tariffs and value-added taxes on equipment used to explore and develop coal-bed methane starting this year, according to a statement issued on 30 August by the Ministry of Finance.

31 August 2011
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New Zealand pushes to tighten exploration permitting rules

New Zealand is pushing to replace its first-come, first-served system of allocating oil and gas exploration permits with a more stringent and internationally competitive method beginning next year, the Ministry of Petroleum & Minerals announced on Tuesday.

31 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Australian opposition to coal seam gas ignores benefits to China

The efforts of Australian political party The Greens to curb coal seam gas (CSG) production and exploration because of environmental concerns fails to take into account the positive effects of providing China with gas to fuel more eco-friendly energy, according to one energy analyst.

30 August 2011

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