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Construction of China's WEP 2

Clock ticking on China’s long-awaited pipeline reform

Time is running out for China to kickstart the process of establishing a national pipeline company this year as Asia’s largest gas market is approaching its busiest season.

6 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Skyscrapers in Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut eyes FSRU as power plans advance

Lebanon is planning to kickstart an ambitious gas-fired power expansion, but it must first answer questions over how it will integrate LNG supplies with the new plants.

5 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
An LNG tanker docked at Tangshan

PetroChina’s Kunlun prepares for pipeline reform

With its midstream pipeline network expected to be taken over by a national pipeline company, China’s Kunlun Energy is increasingly turning its focus to its downstream business.

5 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Gas pipeline construction, Stittsville

Mexico avoids pipeline legal battle

An out-of-court settlement between Mexico and private pipeline developers permits the entry into operation of the 74 MMcm/d South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline within days.

5 September 2019 Americas
Naftogaz infrastructure in Ukraine

Ukraine’s new government prepares for gas transit talks

Kiev’s new cabinet will seek to secure a long-term transit agreement between Naftogaz and Gazprom, but it is also preparing for a no-deal outcome.

3 September 2019 Europe & Russia
PetroChina infrastructure at the Tulia oilfield

China’s NOCs increase production amid US trade spat

Gas production growth shined at China’s big three state energy giants in the first half of this year as they heeded the Chinese leadership’s call to boost domestic output.

2 September 2019 Asia Pacific
A Qatari gas plant

Qatar to expand LNG output as market tightens

Qatar Petroleum is planning to expand domestic production in tandem with a growing list of overseas assets in anticipation of a tighter LNG market post 2020.

29 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
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
Development at Fuling shale gas field

Huadian’s exit puts NOCs in shale gas driving seat

State-owned power utility China Huadian’s exit from shale gas licences it won in late 2012 could prompt other companies to reconsider entering China’s shale gas sector and the wider upstream segment.

22 August 2019 Asia Pacific
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
Drilling at Genel Energy's Miran project in Iraq

Kurds face slow going as export plans struggle for lift-off

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s gas plans have been scaled back, with lower volumes and more relaxed timelines expected.

16 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
A PetroChina rig in the Tulia oilfield

China embraces reform to bolster energy security

China’s leadership is turning to sweeping reforms to spark a boom in domestic energy output as heightened tensions with the US force Beijing to consider its energy security.

8 August 2019 Asia Pacific
The headquarters of the European Investment Bank

EIB U-turn risks gas infrastructure investment

The EIB is taking steps to become a ‘climate bank’ – at the expense of gas projects. It intends to phase out loans to all fossil fuel developments from 2021.

8 August 2019 Europe & Russia
An oil and gas worker.

Skills gap challenges oil and gas majors

Companies are finding it difficult to recruit high-powered graduates with the right skills to meet the challenges of the energy transition.

7 August 2019 World
The Drax power station in the UK

Capacity payments may do little to prevent UK coal exit

RWE is shutting the last of its coal-fired power plants in the UK, with closures at other plants looking likely ahead of the country’s 2025 deadline for phasing out coal.

2 August 2019 Europe & Russia
An LNG cargo arriving at Grain LNG

UK’s Port Meridian FSRU back on despite doubts

InfraStrata has reached an agreement with Meridian Holdings to build the Port Meridian FSRU project in northwest England, but doubts remain.

1 August 2019 Europe & Russia
The port of Tema in Ghana

Benin turns to LNG to supply its power sector

Benin has signed a long-term LNG import deal with Total, guaranteeing its security of supply and further undermining the West African Gas Pipeline.

1 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
A tanker in Alaskan waters

Chinese agreement expiration to put Alaska LNG on ice

Alaska LNG’s developer will allow an agreement with Chinese backers to expire – a sign that the massive project has lost momentum amid the escalating US-China trade war.

26 July 2019 Americas
An LNG cargo loading at PNG LNG in Papua New Guinea

Osaka Gas bucks trend with PNG arbitration

Osaka Gas's turn to price review arbitration over its contract with PNG LNG is thought to mark the first time a Japanese buyer has made such a move.

25 July 2019 Asia Pacific
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

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