AsianOil Top Story archive

21 February 2018, Week 07, Issue 613

Major Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan has appointed a new CEO and has agreed upon an exchange of directors with smaller domestic peer Showa Shell Sekiyu as the two seek to realise a long-delayed...

14 February 2018, Week 06, Issue 612

The Inpex-led Ichthys LNG development in Australia will likely see further cost blowouts and possible delays, according to junior project partner Total.

07 February 2018, Week 05, Issue 611

Indonesia’s state-owned Pertamina has selected a joint venture comprised of Oman’s Overseas Oil and Gas (OOG) and Japan’s Cosmo Oil International to develop the planned Bontang refinery.

31 January 2018, Week 04, Issue 610

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has bagged a US$220 million order from Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. (KOTC) to build three very large gas carriers (VLGCs) at its yard in Ulsan, it said on January 24.

24 January 2018, Week 03, Issue 609

The Indonesian government has said it will quicken the merger of state mid- and downstream gas businesses and bring them under state-owned Pertamina’s control.

17 January 2018, Week 02, Issue 608

Indonesia is looking for 2018 to be a better year for investment in its oil and gas sector, the Indonesian Energy Ministry’s director-general, Ego Syahrial, said last week during a meeting between...

10 January 2018, Week 01, Issue 607

Privately owned Indian major Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has commissioned a new 1.5 million tpy refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC) unit, marking the completion of its largest ever petrochemical...

20 December 2017, Week 50, Issue 606

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has blocked BP’s planned A$1.8 billion (US$1.4 billion) acquisition of Woolworths’ filling stations. 

13 December 2017, Week 49, Issue 605

State-run GAIL (India) last week awarded contracts for pipelaying work on the 2,655-km Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga gas pipeline project, which is designed to connect domestic, commercial and...

06 December 2017, Week 48, Issue 604

Bangladesh enlisted the aid of Indian energy companies last week to help build two separate natural gas-fired power plant projects as part of Dhaka’s efforts to meet domestic demand and end supply...

29 November 2017, Week 47, Issue 603

Violence between Papua New Guinea (PNG) clansmen in the highlands region of Hides, Angore and Komo has forced ExxonMobil to withdraw non-essential personnel from the region and halt non-essential...

22 November 2017, Week 46, Issue 602

Marco Polo Marine obtained majority approval from its creditors last week for a restructuring plan that will lead to US$258 million worth of liabilities being forgiven, even as US$60 million worth...

15 November 2017, Week 45, Issue 601

The Thai government is reportedly planning to hold a long-delayed auction for operating concessions at the Erawan and Bongkot offshore natural gas fields in December.

08 November 2017, Week 44, Issue 600

Oil and Natural Gas Corp.’s (ONGC) new chairman, Shashi Shanker, has said that stepping up production is the Indian company’s primary challenge, as almost 70% of its oil output comes from mature...

08 November 2017, Week 44, Issue 600

Oil and Natural Gas Corp.’s (ONGC) new chairman, Shashi Shanker, has said that stepping up production is the Indian company’s primary challenge, as almost 70% of its oil output comes from mature...

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