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EnerMech Acquires Electrical & Instrumentation Specialist In Largest Deal To Date

     Updated 7 hours ago Engineering services specialist EnerMech has made its first entry in to the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector with the acquisition of EPS Group in Australia and the Americas. EPS Group employs 250 staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Houston and Louisiana, and has annual... 

African Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May and showcases how community scale projects are the continent’s energy future

     18th January 2017 Expo and conference to focus on major industry trends “The power and energy landscape in Africa is undergoing significant change” says Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director, adding that current trends include “the availability of private investment for power and energy projects, the... 

Coal and gas help to boost Qld exports by A$1.6bn

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th January 2017 Queensland’s overseas merchandise exports in the 12 months to November have increased by A$1.6-billion, on the back of significant increases in the value of hard coking coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Acting Treasurer Bill Byrne said on Tuesday that the increase represented a 12.4%... 

Record resource and energy export earnings forecast for Australia

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th January 2017 Australia expects its resource and energy export earnings to increase by 30% to a record A$204-billion in 2016/17 on the back of higher export volumes and earnings as the mining boom continues to transition from the construction phase to the production phase. In its latest ‘Resources and Energy... 

Gorgon liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 The Gorgon liquefied natural gas project has started domestic gas supplies to the Western Australian market. 

Liquefied natural gas regasification terminal, Côte d'Ivoire

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 The project involves the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas regasification terminal, with a capacity of three-million tons a year.  

New gas projects will be economical – Aurecon  

By: Victor Moolman     15th December 2016 With two major gas-to-power projects under way in the country, consulting company Aurecon believes that the two, possibly three, gas power stations associated with the projects can be economical as existing infrastructure can be used to support them. 

Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 JGC Corporation has received an order for the construction management and completion support services for the project. 

Boost for Western Australia as Gorgon starts supplying first customers

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th December 2016 The $54-billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, on Barrow Island off the coast of Western Australia, has started domestic gas supplies to the Western Australian market. US energy major Chevron on Friday reported that an initial 150 TJ/d of gas was being supplied to foundation... 

Coordinated planning approach ‘imperative’ to Australia’s energy future - AEMO

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th December 2016 The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has again highlighted the need for urgent policy reform to secure the nation’s energy future. In its latest National Gas Forecasting Report (NGFR), the AEMO warned of uncertainties and challenges, which will complicate gas demand forecasts for eastern... 

Continued gas development needed to keep WA market well supplied

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th December 2016 Western Australia’s domestic gas market is expected to be well supplied over the next ten years, if gas reserves continue to be developed. “Growth in domestic gas demand is forecast to be a marginal 0.1% over the outlook period, as there are only a handful of large gas consumers that are expected... 

Oil & Gas Experts to Meet in Maputo in January

     7th December 2016 The Infra-Gas Projects Mozambique Summit will take place on the 31 January 2017 at the Radisson Blu Maputo Conference Centre. The event will be officially opened by Confederação das Associações Económicas de Moçambique, Ministério de Recursos Minerais e Energia and Ministério da Indústria e... 

Gas technology group makes case for flexibility as South Africa mulls power road map 

By: Terence Creamer     7th December 2016 Leading gas-engine technology provider Wärtsilä has started making the case for greater flexibility within South Africa's evolving electricity supply industry, as well as within the gas-to-power subsector itself, as the country seeks comment on its future electricity road map. The Finnish group,... 

Origin to divest of upstream business, IPO planned for midcap explorer and producer

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th December 2016 Australian energy major Origin Energy has unveiled plans to focus on its energy market business by spinning out its conventional upstream business. The company told shareholders on Tuesday that the new company, which would be subject to an initial public offering (IPO), would include the Otway... 

Woodmac gives warning on PRRT review

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     2nd December 2016 Some $20-billion worth of investment in the Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector could be at risk if any major fiscal changes were implemented without proper consideration of their impact on the country’s competitive position, advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has warned. The... 

World’s LNG giant says everyone wins when buyers get their way

By: Bloomberg     2nd December 2016 The Japanese company poised to become one of the world’s largest LNG buyers says it shouldn’t need to pay producers to lift restrictions on where it can resell cargoes and that the removal would benefit the whole market, including sellers. Jera Co, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power... 

CSG commission gets new lifeline

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     1st December 2016 The Queensland government will appoint an independent ombudsman to work with landholders and gas companies on coal seam gas (CSG) industry issues. State Development and Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said on Thursday that the new land access ombudsman was a central element... 

LNG gets US clearance to export

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     1st December 2016 The US Department of Energy will allow a subsidiary of ASX-listed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to export LNG products from its proposed facility in Louisiana to countries with which the US did not have a free trade agreement. The LNG subsidiary, Magnolia, was hoping to construct and operate up to... 

Total-led consortium awarded Côte d'Ivoire LNG terminal rights

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th November 2016 A consortium led by Total – the Côte d'Ivoire GNL, or CI-GNL – has been awarded the rights to construct and operate a three-million-tonne-a-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Côte d'Ivoire. The regasification terminal project, which is expected to be operational by... 

Amid policy angst, US energy diplomat points to bipartisan support for powering Africa

By: Terence Creamer     25th November 2016 America’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources would not be drawn this week on how the administration of President-elect Donald Trump could approach energy policy and the Africa Power Initiative in particular. However, Ambassador Mary Burce Warlick highlighted during... 

Woodfibre liquefied natural gas project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     25th November 2016 The project proposes to build a modestly sized liquefied natural gas processing and export facility at the former Woodfibre pulp mill site. 

The State of Energy in Africa

     23rd November 2016 Africa: a continent of vast natural resources is a continent woefully short of electricity. According to Mckinsey Global Institute's February 2015 report "Brighter Africa The growth potential of the Sub-Saharan electricity sector", access to electricity and the ability to consume electricity are... 

Tilbury liquefied natural gas expansion project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     18th November 2016 The expansion project aims to create capacity to liquefy an additional 34 000 GJ/d of natural gas. 

Fast-developing Asian nations to underpin coal demand

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th November 2016 Strong economic development in South East Asia and India will underpin global coal demand, which is set to return to 2014 levels in the next four years, paving the way for Australia to increase its share of global trade. Citing the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2016 report by the International... 

Green ships stay in compliance

     14th November 2016 Environmental regulations for ships are getting more stringent, but automated sensor technology could help ship operators remain in compliance, says Claus Beiersdorfer, SKF sales director. The recent agreement signed in Paris, at the UN Climate Change Conference, will require all industries to... 

Australian LNG export hits 22-month high

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th November 2016 Australia’s monthly liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have climbed to record highs during October, with values reaching A$1.75-billion, energy market analyst EnergyQuest has revealed. This was the best performance in 22 months. 

Amid policy angst, US energy diplomat points to bipartisan support for powering Africa

By: Terence Creamer     11th November 2016 America’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources would not be drawn this week on how the administration of President-elect Donald Trump could approach energy policy and the Africa Power Initiative in particular. However, Ambassador Mary Burce Warlick highlighted during... 

Qld permanently bans UCG, publishes gas discussion paper

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th November 2016 The hunt for underground coal gasification (UCG) in Queensland is now a thing of the past after legislation was introduced into the state Parliament to ban the operations. Minister for State Development and for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, said on Tuesday that amendments to... 

Sound planning, partnerships critical for success of Africa’s gas-to-power initiatives

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th November 2016 Africa is home to one of the greatest future energy sources – gas. Continuous exploration and talks, combined with gas’s low carbon make-up, have paved the way for a potentially powerful emerging gas-to-power market.  However, bringing gas-to-power facilities on line involves a complex process of... 

Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     4th November 2016 US energy major Chevron has warned of a $5-billion cost blow-out at the project. 

Oil, gas activity in sub-Saharan Africa nosedives

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd November 2016 As oil prices continue to plunge, capital investment budgets in the oil and gas industry in sub-Saharan Africa for the next five years have also been cut by $100-billion, Wood Mackenzie's latest report on upstream activity in the region reveals. Deepwater suffered the biggest capital expenditure... 

Winde questions why Saldanha Bay was excluded from DoE’s LNG IPPPP plans

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd November 2016 Western Cape Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde on Wednesday said the provincial government was disappointed that Saldanha Bay was not identified as a port for the importation of natural gas. The Department of Energy last month selected Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, and Coega, in the... 

Demand for gas to spur exploration in Cooper, Otway basins – report

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     2nd November 2016 South Australia’s Cooper and Otway basins are poised for greater exploration on the back of higher gas demand from the eastern states, a new report by consultancy firm Core Energy has found. The report, commissioned by the South Australian Department of State Development and published this week,... 

Wheatstone LNG project faces $5bn cost blow-out

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     31st October 2016 US energy major Chevron has warned of a $5-billion cost blow-out at the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) joint venture (JV) project, being developed off the coast of Western Australia. In its quarterly results announcements last week, Chevron noted that the delay in module delivery at... 

India scours globe for bargain LNG as domestic plants idle

By: Bloomberg     28th October 2016 India is scouting for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts globally as part of a push to secure cheap supplies for its under-utilised gas-fired power plants. Australia, Qatar and Iran could all act as potential suppliers of long-term LNG contracts, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in... 

Australia pipeline king fights questions on monopoly prices

By: Bloomberg     21st October 2016 After a decade of unrivaled expansion, Australia’s largest gas-pipeline owner is facing growing pains. Complaints from industrial gas users, frustrated by supply shortages and hefty price spikes following the start of Queensland’s liquefied natural gas export plants, sparked a regulatory review... 

Santos sales surge in September quarter

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st October 2016 Oil and gas major Santos has reported a 31% increase in sales volumes for the quarter ended September, reflecting the ramp-up of Gladstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) project production and a strong performance from the Papua New Guinea LNG project. Sales volumes for the quarter under review... 

Production records lift Woodside revenue nearly 20%

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     20th October 2016 Australian oil and gas major Woodside has reported a near 20% increase in third-quarter revenue, as a number of liquid natural gas (LNG) production records were set. The company produced 25.2-million barrels of oil equivalent during the September quarter, which is an increase of 13.5% on the... 

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