Sally Bogle

Australia specialist
Darwin LNG

Darwin set to expand as Santos buys out Conoco

Following a period of belt-tightening, Australia’s second-largest gas group is expanding its asset base as it looks to raise its profile in the international LNG market.

2 days ago Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
A cargo of Australian LNG bound for Japan

Third Japanese firm joins Transborders FLNG in push for shipping fuel

The firm interest from Mitsui OSK indicates sustained demand for gas from Japan’s shipping and power sectors.

7 October 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A drilling rig in the Cooper Basin

Australia steps up Asian hydrogen push

Australia’s potential for large-scale hydrogen production and distribution is garnering increasing attention and investment.

26 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi with the governor of Fukushima prefecture

Japan’s LNG outlook gets ministerial boost

The country's new environment minister has spoken out against the use of nuclear and coal-fired power generation, which could indicate more-rapid growth in the country’s LNG demand.

18 September 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Gorgon LNG project.

Japanese utilities eye Aussie FLNG project

Osaka Gas has become the second Japanese utility to join Transborders’ FLNG project off Western Australia as Japanese buyers look for smaller, competitively priced volumes.

17 September 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A tanker at the Incheon LNG terminal

Kogas forges closer LNG ties with Gazprom

South Korea and Russia are developing a partnership in the LNG sector ahead of rising regional demand in Asia on the back of coal-to-gas switching.

12 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A tanker docked at PNG LNG

Papua LNG one step closer to FID after Total agrees concessions

Total has moved nearer to making FID on the project in early 2020 after agreeing a series of last-minute concessions with PNG’s new government.

6 September 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Australia's Darwin LNG plant

Investors see rising climate risks in Aussie LNG

As global emissions continue to increase, climate risk is rising up the agenda of Australia’s financial community, which is worrying that investment in fossil fuels could be jeopardised.

5 September 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An pipelaying vessel working on the PNG LNG project

PNG’s clearance of Pasca field signals more to come

Papua New Guinea’s government has approved the country’s first offshore gas field development as it presses ahead with plans to gain more control over and rewards from its rich resources sector.

2 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The Gorgon LNG project.

Japanese LNG importers feel the squeeze at home and abroad

Rising competition in Japan’s gas market is making it harder for LNG buyers to pass on the high cost of contracted volumes to end-users.

30 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Australia's Wheatstone LNG plant

Softer emissions regime aids WA LNG sector

Western Australia’s LNG industry has been given until 2050 to implement emission mitigation measures for new projects, giving a major boost to Woodside’s NWS backfill plans.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A Wheatstone LNG cargo heading to Japan

Port Kembla JV scales up LNG import plans

To head off possible gas supply shortages, the NSW government has endorsed the two LNG import concepts planned north and south of Sydney.

22 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
PNG's former PM Peter O'Neill

Papua LNG timing in limbo as delay concerns mount

The JV partners are keen to get moving to avoid falling behind competitors, but the government has seen an opportunity to improve terms and may be willing to risk a slippage.

20 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
The Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea

Solar buildout bodes well for LNG in South Korea

The country's gas demand and LNG import needs continue to be uncertain, with volumes dependent on the expansion of renewable power capacity and, potentially, the price at which it can source gas.

14 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A rig offshore Australia

Traders eye Equus floating liquefaction plans

Bucking the past preference for mega-trains, Western Australia could soon be host to a small-scale FLNG facility – and one that is looking to toll third-party gas from onshore as well as offshore fields.

8 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Facilities at Berwyndale South in Queensland.

Sweeping reform on cards for eastern Australia

Under sustained pressure from consumers, the federal government has initiated a host of initiatives designed to tackle gas supply shortages and rising prices and to spur upstream investment

8 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A rig offshore Australia

Australia aims to boost revenues with new tender

The latest offshore acreage release is designed to secure Australia’s energy security and LNG export earnings for the future.

1 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
CBM assets in Queensland

Aussie NT prepares for shale gas investment

With a new regulatory regime largely finalised, the NT government is looking to reap the rewards from investment in onshore shale gas exploration

25 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
A tanker docked at the Singapore LNG terminal

Singapore trials blockchain for LNG bunkering

Blockchain technology has the potential to automate LNG bunkering operations, saving time and money for LNG suppliers and port operators

11 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A platform offshore Australia.

Big guns out for Woodside NWS backfill plan

Australia’s government has reportedly warned it may not renew offshore petroleum leases held by the North West Shelf partners if they reject Woodside’s backfill plans for the facility.

10 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

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