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Coega’s critical to South Africa’s Gas localisation Programme

     30th May 2016 Minister for Energy, Tina Joemat‐Pettersson announced that the Department of Energy “will make a preliminary information memorandum on the MW (Megawatts) gas to power programme available to the market in the second quarter of the 2016/2017 financial year”. This, the minister explained, will lay... 

Ichthys liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     27th May 2016 The project is on track for first production in the third quarter of 2017. 

Yokogawa Releases the EJXC40A Digital Remote Sensor, a New DPharp EJX® Series Differential Pressure Transmitter

     26th May 2016 Yokogawa announces the release of the EJXC40A digital remote sensor, a newly developed DPharp EJX® series differential pressure transmitter. Equipped with two pressure sensors that are connected with an electric cable, the EJXC40A offers superior performance in the measurement of liquid levels in... 

Santos starts up second unit at GLNG

By: Mariaan Webb     26th May 2016 Oil and gas company Santos has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the second unit of the GLNG joint venture project, on Curtis Island, in Queensland, marking the successful delivery of the $18.5-billion two-train project. Santos MD and CEO Kevin Gallagher on Thursday described the... 

Oil Search signs MoU to sell down InterOil assets following same-day acquisition

By: Samantha Herbst     20th May 2016 Following ASX-listed oil and gas major Oil Search’s successful acquisition of Papua New Guinea-focused InterOil Corporation for $2.2-billion, or $40.25 a share, Oil Search reported on Friday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with multinational integrated oil and gas major... 

Woodside sees LNG shortfall emerging by 2022

By: Mariaan Webb     20th May 2016 Australian oil and gas major Woodside Petroleum expects the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market to remain in oversupply for the next six years, but says a shortfall will develop by 2022. Woodside executive VP for marketing, trading and shipping Reinhardt Matison said on Friday that new supply... 

Magnolia liquefied natural gas project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     20th May 2016 The project involves the development of a midscale liquefied natural gas facility of up to eight-million tons a year in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

Gas industrialisation could be a game-changer, say industry players

By: Kim Cloete     17th May 2016 Potential investors and experts in South Africa’s gas industry foresee great potential in the sector despite the risks.  “We are on the cusp of a global oversupply of shale gas. We have the opportunity to ship gas and drive industrialisation in industries from glass and cement to agroprocessing... 

DTI launches Gas Industrialisation Unit

By: Kim Cloete     16th May 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched the Gas Industrialisation Unit (GIU), aimed at spearheading a medium to long-term gas industrialisation strategy for South Africa and the Southern Africa region.  The aim is to unlock power constraints and reduce carbon intensity, to secure... 

Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas project

By: Sheila Barradas     13th May 2016 Origin Energy has awarded a contract to project house GR Engineering Services for the project. 

WA Budget earmarks A$30m for exploration

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th May 2016 Western Australia would invest a further A$30-million between 2017 and 2020 on the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) to facilitate the hunt for resources in the region, Treasurer Mike Nahan announced in the state’s 2016/17 Budget on Thursday. He also stated that a further A$6-million would go... 

South Africa moves to procure 600 MW gas-fired power project 

By: Terence Creamer     11th May 2016 The Department of Energy (DoE) has confirmed plans to procure a new 600 MW gas-fired power generation project, to developed as a public-private partnership. It is envisaged that the private ‘strategic partner’ will work with the State-owned companies (SoCs) to implement the project, with private... 

APLNG pushes Origin production

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th April 2016 With the start of shipments from the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project in January, producer Origin Energy on Friday reported a 12% increase in production for the three months to March, compared with the previous quarter. Origin reported production of 60.9 PJe during the... 

State, Commonwealth budgets under pressure amid commodity price slump 

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th April 2016 Advisory firm Deloitte Access Economics said on Thursday that both state and Commonwealth budgets would remain under pressure as commodity prices continued to remain low. In its latest edition of the Investment Monitor publication, the firm noted that the fall in mining investment in Queensland... 

Producers welcome east coast gas inquiry report, green groups concerned

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     22nd April 2016 While the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed the recommendations made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in its East Coast Gas Inquiry, greens groups have labelled the report as “confused”. The ACCC on Friday released a... 

Costa Norte liquefied natural gas project, Panama

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd April 2016 The project comprises the development, construction, operation and maintenance of an integrated gas-to-power project on Telfers Island. 

Oil Search reports record quarter

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th April 2016 Oil and gas major Oil Search on Tuesday reported record production for the March quarter, as its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) operation delivered above expectations. Total production during the quarter reached 7.72-million barrels of oil equivalent, up 3% on the previous... 

Magnolia LNG gets regulatory approval

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th April 2016 A subsidiary of ASX-listed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Magnolia LNG has received regulatory approval to start production and export of natural gas from its operations in Louisiana, in the US. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorised Magnolia to construct and operate its... 

Energy sector gets ARC funding

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th April 2016 The competitiveness of Australia’s oil and gas sector has been given a boost with federal funding for research. The Australian Research Council (ARC) on Monday announced that it would spend A$4.9-million and A$4.5-million respectively to fund the ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities... 

Woodside keen to follow Qld LNG producers’ maintenance coordination lead

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th April 2016 Australian oil and gas producer Woodside would look at greater cooperation between liquefied natural gas (LNG) operators in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week authorised LNG operators on the east coast to... 

Ichthys closer to completion - Inpex 

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th April 2016 Construction of the A$10-billion Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, offshore Western Australia, was some 81% complete, and the project was on track for first LNG production in the third quarter of 2017. Energy major Inpex Corporation’s project manager for the Ichthys project, Louis... 

GLNG reaches another milestone

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th April 2016 The $18.5-billion Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project, in Queensland, on Friday loaded its twenty-fifth LNG cargo for export. The GLNG project shipped its first LNG cargo in October last year, after production from its first LNG train started in September. 

NT keen to make progress with fracking regulations

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th April 2016 The Northern Territory government was hoping to introduce hydraulic fracturing (fracking) recommendations made in a 2015 independent inquiry into regulation. Speaking on the sidelines of the 18th liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference, in Perth, Northern Territory deputy Chief Minister Peter... 

Unconventional gas key to Australian economy – Minister

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th April 2016 Federal Resources and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said on Wednesday that unconventional gas extraction was an important part of Australia’s economy. Speaking on the sidelines of the 18th liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference, in Perth, on Wednesday, Frydenberg noted that about 40% of gas... 

No room for complacency in capturing resources investment – Australia PM

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th April 2016 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged that the Australian government needed to do more to provide a secure and attractive investment environment for global resources companies. Opening the eighteenth liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference, in Perth, on Tuesday, Turnbull... 

Australia needs competitive offering for LNG projects – CEOs

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th April 2016 Oil and gas majors Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell have called for more competitive conditions to ensure that Australia remained at the forefront of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Chevron CEO John Watson said on Tuesday that Australia’s LNG industry was facing stiff competition from a... 

Barnett defends WA’s gas reservation policy

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th April 2016 Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has defended the state’s gas reservation policy, saying a similar approach in different states could assist with the development of coal seam gas (CSG) resources. Speaking at the opening of the 18th liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference, in Perth, on... 

China's LNG demand dependent on policy environment

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th April 2016 A new report from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has revealed that China’s demand for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) could increase to 38% by 2030, depending on the government’s policy changes. “China faces major challenges as it seeks to rebalance its economy from... 

Browse delay an economic decision - Coleman

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th April 2016 Australian oil and gas major Woodside CEO and MD Peter Coleman said on Tuesday that the decision to shelve the Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) project earlier this year, was simply an economic one. “Of course there was some social licence to operate things that we were aware of and were of a... 

Woodside extends partnership with Kogas

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th April 2016 Australian oil and gas major Woodside Energy has extended its partnership with Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas), signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday. The MoU renewed a partnership that has been in place since 2011, and promoted further cooperation between the two companies on a... 

Clough secures another Australian contract

By: Anine Kilian     8th April 2016 Murray & Roberts’ wholly owned subsidiary Clough has been awarded a hook-up services contract on the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The Ichthys FPSO was a 336-m-long,... 

Australia lowers 2015/16 commodity export earnings forecast

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th April 2016 Australia has lowered its expectations for resources and energy export earnings for 2015/16, as challenging market conditions persisted. In its latest Resources and Energy quarterly, published on Friday, the Office of the Chief Economist estimated that export earnings in 2015/16 would decline... 

Creating a sustainable extractive industry in Mozambique

     6th April 2016 Given the enormous natural resources in Mozambique, what needs to be implemented to generate growth and economic stability for the region? 

LNG imports a real option for South Africa – IGU president 

By: Terence Creamer     5th April 2016 The development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export capacity in countries such as the US and Australia is transforming gas into a “global energy market” and creating opportunities for countries such as South Africa to diversify its energy mix and bolster security of supply. This is the view of... 

The Mozambique Mining, Oil and Gas and Energy 2016 event gains momentum

     4th April 2016 Interest in the fifth bi-annual international strategic conference on Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas, and Energy sector (MMEC) is growing at a rapid rate.  

LNG files environmental paperwork in Nova Scotia

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     30th March 2016 ASX-listed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) on Wednesday announced that the environmental assessment of the proposed Bear Paw pipeline had been registered with Nova Scotia Environment. The pipeline, being developed by subsidiary Bear Paw, would consist of a 62.5-km natural gas pipeline connecting the... 

LNG subsidiary buys more land in Canada

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th March 2016 The subsidiary of ASX-listed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Bear Head LNG Corporation has reached an agreement to purchase additional land from Nova Scotia Business Inc, to allow the company to expand its LNG facility on the Straits of Casno. Bear Head LNG president Maurice Brand said on Tuesday... 

L’Estrange replaces Marmion as WA Mines Minister

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th March 2016 A reshuffle of the Western Australian Cabinet has seen Bill Marmion being replaced by Sean L’Estrange as Minister for Mines and Petroleum. Marmion has now been appointed as Minister for State Development, a role previously held by Premier Colin Barnett, while Barnett for his part has now taken... 

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