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Sally Bogle

Australia specialist
Inpex's Ichthys LNG facility

Potential for six new trains at Darwin LNG

With strong government backing, Australia is moving swiftly to maximise a narrow window to expand LNG exports ahead of a wave of low-priced LNG from the US and other regions.

5 December 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
An offshore platform.

Exxon abandons Aussie LNG import plans to focus on liquefaction

The company is no longer considering funding a terminal in the state of Victoria as it looks to refocus its operations on large-scale LNG export projects in the US, Mozambique, PNG and Brazil.

2 December 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Port Moresby, PNG

Tougher terms to cause more delays at PNG LNG

PNG’s new prime minister is clamping down on favourable terms ExxonMobil has long enjoyed for its PNG LNG project as he seeks to reap greater financial rewards for the state.

28 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
A worker at a Korean factory fuelling a HFC EV.

South Korea and Australia scale up ambition on hydrogen

The two countries are stepping up hydrogen cooperation activities as part of plans to create a fully-fledged hydrogen economy in South Korea.

18 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant in WA

Woodside eyes increased LNG exports from Western Australia

FID on a new interconnector linking the Pluto and NWS LNG plants – plus a scaling up of resources at Scarborough – indicates Woodside is focusing on boosting LNG output from Western Australia.

14 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
CBM assets in Australia

Australia tipped to boost shale and CBM exploration

The latest acreage releases in Queensland and seismic surveys in the Northern Territory are designed to spur shale and CBM extraction to meet local and LNG export needs.

8 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Iron ore carrier offshore Western Australia

Woodside and Australian miners gear up for IMO 2020

Global emissions limits for shipping under IMO 2020 rules are a growth opportunity for the Aussie LNG market and a rising imperative for the country’s iron ore and coking coal exporters.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Japanese businessman Masayoshi Son

South Korea eyes Asian super-grid to support energy transition

The country is backing the concept of a giant super-grid through which it would import renewable power from China underpinned by Russian LNG.

1 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Port Kembla, New South Wales.

Supply crunch in eastern Australia boosts new FRSUs

Persistent concerns about supply constraints and rising prices for gas in eastern Australia continue to support the business case for LNG import infrastructure.

31 October 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Storage tanks and pipeline at PNG's Gobe gas processing plant

Papua LNG still aiming for first gas in 2025

Despite earlier delays, Total and Oil Search are expecting to enter FEED on their $14-billion Papua LNG project around year-end.

25 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The North Rankin platform offshore Australia.

WA’s onshore players eye LNG export potential

Major new onshore gas discoveries in the Perth Basin are opening up the possibility that developers could find a route to the lucrative Asian market.

24 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An offshore gas platform.

Australia’s Woodside targets Browse FEED by end-2019

The company appears to have overcome the final hurdle for its Browse LNG project, a plan that would also enable it to extend the life of the North West Shelf for another two decades.

21 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
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.

17 October 2019 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

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