Angolan President João Lourenço at his inauguration in 2017 Upstream

Angola fires first salvo of petroleum reforms

The first significant piece of legislation passed under Angola's new president will speed up the country's licensing process.

By Felix Janvrin 17 April 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Interview: David Sharp, senior consultant at INDECS

David Sharp, senior consultant at energy insurance consultancy, INDECS discusses the impact the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has had on the insurance market, the key insurance risks of drilling in environmentally sensitive areas and how insurers are coping with the spate of global natural disasters that have taken place over the past few mont

25 May 2011

Gazprom increases 2011 gas exports

Gazprom has increased its gas-export target for 2011 from 151.5 billion cubic metres to 155 bcm, the company’s deputy CEO, Alexander Medvedev, said at the European Gas Storage Conference.

19 May 2011

Offshore tax hike darkens Venezuela’s gas export prospects

An April hike in offshore taxes represents a threat to output growth plans as PdVSA now has less money to invest in the country's gas industry.

18 May 2011

Russia’s FAS to investigate top pipeline producers

Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Services (FAS) has launched an investigation against four of Russia’s leading producers of large-diameter pipes accusing the companies of breaching competition regulations in the supply of large-diameter pipes to gas giant Gazprom.

27 October 2010

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