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ENN terminal  and vessel in Zhoushan, China

China’s ENN consolidates for competitive edge

The energy company’s move to combine its gas utility and upstream developer will create an integrated company better-positioned to compete in a future deregulated Chinese gas market.

7 November 2019 Companies & Finance
A shale gas liquefaction plant in China.

China’s NOCs pin domestic upstream growth on spending boom

Greater expenditure by the country’s three largest NOCs looks set to underpin increasing domestic production as Beijing prioritises energy security.

5 November 2019 Exploration & Production
An LNG plant in China.

China’s Hanas seeks import independence with Putian LNG project

The independent energy group from western China is joining the growing crowd of non-NOC companies developing their own regasification facilities in the country.

31 October 2019 LNG
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 Supply & Demand
A coal power plant in China.

Coal and renewables threaten to undermine gas-to-power in China

China’s refitted fleet of fuel-efficient and less-polluting coal plants and increased state spending on renewables blur the outlook for the country’s gas-to-power sector.

30 October 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
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 LNG
A platform in the South China Sea.

CNOOC’s capex hike unleashes domestic gas output growth

The company’s latest update on its production and sales of oil and gas shows it is working flat out to boost domestic output.

25 October 2019 Companies & Finance
Sinopec's Fuling shale gas field

Deep deposits challenge CNPC’s shale ambitions

CNPC’s inability to extract shale gas deeper than 3,500 metres could jeopardise a goal of producing 20-23 bcm annually by 2025.

24 October 2019 Exploration & Production
An LNG carrier at Thailand's Map Ta Phut terminal

Thailand poised to allow LNG re-exports

Thailand is aiming to become a regional LNG trading hub as national incumbent PTT targets small-scale regional distribution.

24 October 2019 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 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 LNG
Gas storage tanks in China

China gas distributors on track to meet double-digit growth targets

The country's largest city gas distributors look set to extend strong sales growth for H1 into H2 as the domestic market gears up for its peak demand season.

21 October 2019 Supply & Demand
A gas-fired power plant in Myanmar.

Myanmar awards LNG-to-power projects amid tight deadline

The H1 2020 date set for VPower Group to bring the facilities online seems unrealistic, with the deadline having scared away more-established bidders.

17 October 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
An LNG carrier berthed at Ningbo terminal

Zhejiang aims to be LNG gateway for China

East China’s Zhejiang province has called for three LNG projects with a combined capacity of 14.0 mtpa to be up and running in Zhoushan by 2025

17 October 2019 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 Exploration & Production
An LNG terminal in India

Total bets on Indian gas demand with Adani stake

The French major’s acquisition will give it access to two LNG terminals in India, one of which could also supply Bangladesh.

14 October 2019 LNG
A drilling module.

CNOOC strives to reverse decline in western South China Sea

The company is starting to turn around years of declining gas output from the area with a slate of projects that demonstrate its growing deepwater prowess.

14 October 2019 Exploration & Production
The Pakistan GasPort LNG terminal in Pakistan

Pakistan LNG expansion could see results by 2022

Private developers have received provisional approvals to build five terminals in Pakistan, with the first new facilities expected online in three years to help deal with a widening supply crunch.

10 October 2019 LNG
A gas plant in Papua New Guinea

PNG LNG risks delay as government pushes better terms

The new government of Papua New Guinea is trying to negotiate better terms for the P’nyang development, which could cause delays to the PNG LNG expansion project.

10 October 2019 LNG
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 Supply & Demand

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