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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
A rig in Iran's South Pars project

Tehran keeps gas flowing under the US’s watch

Iranian gas exports to Iraq are being allowed to continue as the US gets tough on its oil exports.

25 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
A Yanchang Petroleum gas fracking operation

China’s Yanchang Petroleum targets midstream

Yanchang Petroleum’s proposed takeover of provincial distributor Shaanxi Gas would give it the necessary pipeline scale to ramp up gas production.

18 July 2019 Asia Pacific
The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan in Ivory Coast

Will US LNG prosper under Prosper Africa?

US LNG could make its way to Africa if companies can help move sub-Saharan Africa beyond its LNG import impasse.

11 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Queensland LNG rocked by possible export restrictions

Designed to cap rising energy prices, the surprise legislative proposal could limit exports and stymie future investment in eastern Australia’s gas market.

5 July 2019 Asia Pacific
A tanker at the Yamal LNG plant

Novatek gearing up for liberalisation of China’s gas market

With plans to establish a foothold in China already in motion, Russia’s largest private gas producer wants to broaden its Chinese customer base from the NOCs to smaller players.

4 July 2019 Asia Pacific
An Anadarko drillship off Mozambique

FID on Mozambique LNG is just the beginning

Mozambique’s first onshore LNG project has survived an insurgency, two cyclones, a debt crisis, and a bidding war to reach an FID

20 June 2019 Middle East & Africa
Mexican Energy Minister Rocio Nahle

Mexico’s new power plan to burden CFE with debt

The government’s proposed system for financing the expansion of generation infrastructure will not guarantee the most cost-efficient outcome.

20 June 2019 Americas
Semi-submersible drilling platforms in Yantai, Shandong province.

China's economic downturn could severely dent energy players

Oil and gas is one of the economic sectors in China most vulnerable to a severe deceleration in growth, as reduced demand for commodities could take place in tandem with a fall in energy prices.

17 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Wheatstone LNG

Japan’s Kyushu joins Transborders FLNG project

Kyushu Electric is looking to increase the amount of LNG it buys from Australia as coal-to-gas switching gathers pace and concerns persist over nuclear reactor restarts.

17 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Protesters unveil a banner calling for a halt to construction of a coal-fired power plant in Central Java.

Coal facing financing crunch in Southeast Asia

Major financiers are beginning to think twice about financing coal-fired power projects in the region, with governments looking to gas and renewables instead.

13 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Renewables investment fall leaves EU short of targets

Many EU countries risk missing their 2020 renewables targets because of a slowdown in investment since 2014, EU auditors have warned.

6 June 2019 Europe & Russia
An LNG tanker loading at the PNG LNG plant

Political instability in PNG opens door to China

The resignation of Papua New Guinea’s long-standing prime minister looks set to have repercussions for LNG investment in the Pacific island nation.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific
Petronas's PFLNG Satu vessel

PFLNG Satu relocation highlights FLNG flexibility

The rapid relocation and start-up of PFLNG Satu demonstrates the flexibility and advantages offered by FLNG, but there remain relatively few orders for new projects.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific
A Pemex rig in Campeche Sound

Mexican government makes call for private cash for E&P

Greater private investment is seen as necessary for Mexico to meet its targets for boosting domestic gas production.

23 May 2019 Americas
ConocoPhillips' Bayu Undan platform in the Timor Sea

Chinese finance bolsters East Timor LNG plan

China International Capital Corp.'s agreement to help finance the onshore element of East Timor's Greater Sunrise project is a positive development, but doubts remain.

16 May 2019 Asia Pacific
The Malampaya project in the Philippines.

Shell's legal win a boost for Malampaya

Shell's victory in its tax dispute could see it extend the production life of the Philippines' biggest gas field, which could be bad news for LNG projects planned for the country.

2 May 2019 Asia Pacific
An Anadarko rig off Mozambique

Anadarko pushes Moz LNG FID as Oxy talks start

Occidental’s takeover of Anadarko could delay the Mozambique LNG project, putting pressure on the sponsors to sign off on the plant now

2 May 2019 Middle East & Africa
Petrobras's Cacimbas-Catu gas pipeline in Brazil.

Brazil TAG sale bodes well but more is needed

Engie’s purchase of the pipeline network does not necessarily mean that it will be open to producers other than state-run Petrobras.

1 May 2019 Americas

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