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Kazakhstan postpones IPOs on volatile markets

Kazakhstan has postponed plans to float shares in several state-run enterprises due to volatile global market conditions, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Kazakhstan’s economy minister, said on Tuesday.

13 March 2012
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Indonesia holds 12.9 tcm of CBM – BPMigas

Indonesia’s potential reserves of CBM stand at 12.9 trillion cubic metres, the head of BPMigas said on Monday.

13 March 2012
Environment

UNESCO assessing environmental effect of Queensland CBM-LNG projects

A UNESCO delegation is assessing the environmental effect of Queensland’s CBM-to-LNG projects on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Dow Jones reported on Tuesday.

13 March 2012
Markets

YPF dividend

Argentina’s government has asked oil and gas major YPF to withhold dividend payments for 2010 and 2011 and invest the funds instead to boost flagging exploration and production, Reuters reported on Thursday.

12 March 2012
Markets

Reliance Industries ordered to divert gas

India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has ordered Reliance Industries to divert gas from its offshore KG-D6 Block in the Bay of Bengal to gas-starved power plants in the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh, The Economic Times reported on Friday.

9 March 2012
Environment

Carbon Minerals hopes for CBM project

Carbon Minerals hopes that publication of the draft legislation on the strategic land use plan will at least allow the company and joint venture partner Santos to move forward with their prospective Gunnedah Basin CBM project

9 March 2012
Markets

Beyond a Kremlin of crude calculations

While oil prices are set to test the Kremlin following Vladimir Putin’s re-election last weekend, shifts within Russia’s gas market will also be worth following in the year ahead.

9 March 2012
Environment

Climate debate overshadowed by Polish refusal to raise targets

The debate on Friday among EU environment ministers on Europe’s climate strategy up to 2020 and beyond was overshadowed by Poland’s continued refusal to accept a more ambitious climate policy and threat to veto the conclusions on the road map to a low-carbon economy by 2050.

9 March 2012
Markets

Former CNOOC geologist calls for more room for foreign companies

China should be more accommodating of foreign oil and gas companies and allow domestic companies more leeway in making cooperative decisions, Ru Ke, former chief geologist with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), told the China Daily on Thursday.

8 March 2012
Environment

Bejing plans coal to gas switch to improve air quality

Beijing plans to switch its coal-fired power plants to gas in an attempt to improve the city’s air quality, Zhang Gong, director of Beijing municipal development and reform commission, told the China Daily on Thursday.

8 March 2012
Markets

MOFCOM scrutinises Sinopec-ENN bid for China Gas

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has begun “reviewing” a joint bid by Sinopec and ENN Energy Holdings to buy China Gas Holdings under the country’s anti-monopoly law, Sinopec and ENN Energy said in a joint filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

8 March 2012
Environment

European Commission and Parliament resist changes to energy savings obligation scheme

The European Commission is ready to defend key measures in the draft Energy Efficiency Directive, including an obligation for energy utilities to decrease their sales volumes to end-users by 1.5% a year up to 2020, Marie Donnelly, director for energy efficiency and renewables at the Commission's energy directorate, told a conference in Brussels on

8 March 2012
Environment

Anti-coal activists stage Gladstone protest

About a dozen anti-coal activists led by Greenpeace staged a protest at the Gladstone Harbour in Queensland on Wednesday, in protest of the numerous coal-bed methane-to-LNG developments underway there, Dredging Today reported on Wednesday.

7 March 2012
Markets

Myanmar’s gas revenues boosted by higher prices

Myanmar’s exports of gas netted the country approximately $2.94 billion in the first 11 months of the fiscal year, according to various local media reports.

7 March 2012
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Houston, shale gas has a PR problem

Oil company executives at the CERA Week conference called on the industry to secure public acceptance for shale oil and gas development.

7 March 2012
Markets

China will expand natural gas pricing reform this year

China plans to proceed with pricing reforms in the energy and resource sectors this year, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a draft report submitted to the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing.

6 March 2012
Markets

Fractious party politics may inhibit US market development

Republicans and Democrats see eye-to-eye on very little, including initiatives that could help lift domestic gas demand. This might prevent energy policy developments that could help balance the market.

6 March 2012
Environment

States take opposing positions on unconventional resources

The government of New South Wales has unveiled a draft land use policy that would significantly tighten restrictions on coal-bed methane production, just days after the government of Western Australia instead opened the door to shale gas drilling.

6 March 2012
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Israel to build $4 billion per annum SWF by 2025

Between $2 and $4 billion a year in gas revenues will be paid into Israel’s newly proposed sovereign wealth fund (SWF) by 2025, following the start-up of the giant Leviathan gas field, a spokesperson for the ministry of finance told Interfax.

6 March 2012
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China’s CBM industry faces tricky take-off

Why has China’s coal-bed-methane industry struggled where its American and Australian counterparts have succeeded?

6 March 2012

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