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Gas Malaysia Bhd strategises for sustainable growth amid economic outlook

20 February 2024

Gas Malaysia Bhd affirms its commitment to maintaining operational efficiency and exploring avenues for growth as it navigates competitive landscapes in Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas secures exploration rights in West Papua's Bobara Block

20 February 2024

Petronas Carigali North Madura II Ltd, a subsidiary of Malaysia's Petronas, emerged as the winner in the bidding for exploration and production rights in the Bobara Block situated in West Papua, Indonesia.

Indonesia's strides in natural gas utilisation signal energy transformation

19 February 2024

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has disclosed an advancement in the country's energy sector, revealing that domestic natural gas usage soared to 68.2% of total production throughout 2023

Indonesia-owned PT PGN leaps into global LNG market, signals expansion plan

19 February 2024

State-owned gas distributor PT PGN, a subsidiary of Pertamina, has embarked on an endeavor to broaden its global business footprint by the sale of seven liquefied natural gas cargoes to China

Vietnam's crude oil exports decline, Singapore emerges as new buyer

16 February 2024

Vietnam's crude oil exports faced a challenging year in 2023, with falling volumes and values despite a surge in sales to Singapore

Chevron eyes Cambodian expansion as Thailand joint exploration talks heat up

16 February 2024

US energy giant Chevron is eyeing a strategic expansion in Cambodia, planning to launch more service stations and expressing support for joint oil exploration with Thailand in the Overlapping Claims Area

In Pakistan, petrol and diesel prices are likely to rise by up to PKR11 per litre

15 February 2024

The prices of petrol and high-speed diesel are expected to climb by PKR4-11 per litre in the upcoming fortnight, attributing the surge to elevated international prices and import premiums, which counterbalance the marginal gains.

Shell bullish on LNG, predicts 50% global rise by 2040

15 February 2024

Oil and gas supermajor Shell expects global demand for LNG to soar by over 50% by 2040, the company predicted in its 2024 annual LNG market outlook published on February 14.

China seeks to dominate market for clean ships

15 February 2024

China has successfully forged a leading role in the manufacture of energy transition technologies – namely the mass production of solar panels and electric vehicles.

China's CNOOC launches another Bohai Bay field

15 February 2024

China’s state-owned offshore producer CNOOC has brought on stream another field project in the Bohai Sea – the Suizhong 36-1/Luda 5-2 discovery situated in the Liaodong Bay.

New floating LNG in Malaysia to utilise Straatman ship-to-shore tech

15 February 2024

Petronas' latest venture in the realm of floating liquefied natural gas in Malaysia will see the incorporation of cutting-edge technology from the Gutch maritime equipment manufacturer, Straatman

Korean conglomerate offloads stake in Peruvian LNG

15 February 2024

MidOcean Energy, a leading unit of the US-based energy investor EIG Global Energy Partners, has acquired a stake in Peru LNG, a terminal operator

China’s oil imports from Iran down to 11-month low over row, Kpler says

15 February 2024

China’s imports of Iranian crude tumbled to their lowest level in 11 months, according to data from intelligence firm Kpler, following a standoff over the price of oil from the OPEC producer.

Pertamina speeds up development of oil & gas discoveries in Bekasi

15 February 2024

PT Pertamina Hulu Energi is fast-tracking the development of promising oil and gas discoveries in Bekasi, West Java

Pertamina teams up with ENI and Petronas to expand oil & gas exploration abroad

15 February 2024

PT Pertamina Hulu Energi, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina, is partnering with major players ENI and Petronas to explore potential oil and gas blocks in Africa and South America

Malaysian Sipitang residents urged to seize economic opportunities from the oil and gas industrial park

15 February 2024

Local officials are calling on residents to capitalise on the economic boom triggered by the Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park

India’s Nayara Energy to double refining at oil-processing plant in Gujarat

14 February 2024

India's Nayara Energy, majority-owned by Rosneft, is set to embark on an expansion endeavour at its oil-processing facility situated in Vadinar, Gujarat, as revealed by Pankaj Jain, Secretary at the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Gas field operator completes sale of stake off Timor-Leste

14 February 2024

SundaGas Banda Unipessoal, a subsidiary of the UK-based Baron Oil, has finalised the sale of a partial interest in a gas field off Timor-Leste to Timor Gap Chuditch Unipessoal

India maintains interest in Sakhalin-2 project

14 February 2024

Indian authorities are expressing ongoing interest in participating in the Sakhalin-2 and other oil and gas projects, affirming their openness to discussions, stated Pankaj Jain, Secretary of the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Australia’s Woodside and Santos halt merger discussions

13 February 2024

It is not clear how Santos will attempt to improve its share value. Some analysts suggest that the company may elect to sell some assets such as its 51% stake in the Pikka project in Alaska.

Trump’s return to White House could endanger Iranian-Sino oil trade

13 February 2024

A possible re-election of former US president Donald Trump to high office would send “shock waves” through Iran’s sanctions-hit economy, negatively affecting its oil trade with China, head of the Iranian Parliament’s Research Centre warned.

Edited by

Andrew Kemp


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