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Magnolia terminal to supply gas to Vietnamese LNG-to-power project

18 September 2019

Australia-listed LNG Ltd has struck a deal to supply gas to a province in Vietnam from its Magnolia export terminal in Louisiana, on the US Gulf Coast.

Inpex mulls Ichthys LNG expansion

18 September 2019

Japanese developer Inpex has revealed that it is looking at ways to expand its $45bn Ichthys LNG project offshore north-western Australia as it approaches full capacity.

China’s oil and gas production climbs in August

18 September 2019

China’s crude oil production inched up 1% year on year in August to 16.18mn tonnes (3.83mn barrels per day), according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The Philippines flipflops on South China Sea

18 September 2019

The Philippine government has retreated from President Rodrigo Duterte’s comments that he is willing to set aside an international tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea in order to explore the area jointly with China.

ONGC may buy out partners in OPaL

18 September 2019

India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) may buy out its partners in polymer manufacturer ONGC Petro Additions Ltd (OPaL) in order to list the company.

India may privatise BPCL stake

18 September 2019

The Indian government is reportedly leaning towards selling its controlling stake in refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) to either a private company or an international major.

China calls for calm after attacks on Saudi oil production

17 September 2019

Asia’s oil importers have been left nervously watching the US beat the war drum in response to attacks over the weekend that knocked out 5.7mn barrels per day of Saudi Arabian crude oil production.

Western Gas seeking partner for Equus FLNG

12 September 2019

Western Gas has appointed Goldman Sachs to help it find a partner for the Equus LNG project offshore Western Australia.

China outmanoeuvres India in game of zones

11 September 2019

China’s continuing efforts to expand its influence throughout the Asia-Pacific region have unnerved India for many years, with New Delhi striving to counter Beijing’s influence wherever it can.

Buru welcomes WA fracking changes

11 September 2019

Buru Energy has welcomed Western Australia’s decision to lift its state-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

Cosmo Oil stockpiles LSFO ahead of IMO 2020

11 September 2019

Japanese refiner Cosmo Oil has begun stockpiling low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) produced at its Chiba refinery ahead of a new global maritime fuel standard set to come into force in January.

Petronas buys SK408 production for Bintulu LNG

11 September 2019

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has agreed to buy natural gas produced from the offshore SK408 production-sharing contract (PSC), co-operator Sapura Energy has revealed.

Strike, Warrego score gas trifecta at WA block

11 September 2019

Australian independent Strike Energy announced on September 6 that natural gas had been discovered in all of onshore Block EP 469’s three formations.

Pertamina seeks partner to develop Rokan oil block

11 September 2019

Indonesia’s state-owned Pertamina is looking for a strategic partner to help boost output from the Rokan oil block as it gears up to take over the licence in 2021.

Iran, Saudi Arabia vie for India’s affections

10 September 2019

Middle Eastern rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia have expressed their commitment to supplying India with oil and gas as they vie to deepen their relationships with the world’s third largest energy consumer.

Gunvor bids low in Pakistani LNG tender

10 September 2019

Gunvor has reportedly emerged as the lowest bidder for most of the cargoes in Pakistan’s recent spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply tender.

CNPC subsidiary reportedly suspends work on Sinovensa expansion project

9 September 2019

Venezuela’s plans for expanding the production capacity of Sinovensa, a joint venture between the national oil company (NOC) PdVSA and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), may be suffering a setback.

Phoenix says talks with CNOOC on LNG JV ongoing

4 September 2019

The Philippines’ Phoenix Petroleum, which is headed by businessman Dennis Uy, has denied reports that China National Offshore Oil Corp. may pull back from the two companies’ planned LNG joint venture.

PNG finally backs Papua LNG deal

4 September 2019

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) government has said it will honour the terms of the Papua LNG gas agreement, after months of mixed messaging that had left the project’s future in doubt.

Edited by

Andrew Kemp


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