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Australia Becomes No.1 LNG Exporter

Dec 10, 2018

Australia has overtaken Qatar as the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time in November, Reuters reported quoting data from Refinitiv Eikon.According to the data provided, Australia shipped out 6.7936 million tonnes of LNG in Novemebr…

Woodside Inks 20-year Gas Supply Deal

Nov 20, 2018

Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's biggest listed oil and gas explorer, said on Tuesday it had signed a 20-year gas supply deal with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd.The agreement is to supply about 125 TJ of gas per day for use in Perdaman's proposed urea plant…

APLNG, QCLNG Strike Deal to Share Infrastructure

Nov 06, 2018

The Australia Pacific LNG project (APLNG) said that it has signed a deal to buy gas from neighboring Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG ) project and for both projects to share infrastructure.Under the tolling agreements, the QCLNG project will be…

Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Competitive Tax Regime

Nov 04, 2018

Changes to the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) announced today by the Commonwealth must be assessed carefully by Australia’s oil and gas industry, said the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).“Attracting investment…

Australia Awards Seven New Offshore Permits

Nov 02, 2018

The future of oil and gas exploration in Australia looks bright after new offshore petroleum exploration permits were awarded by the Government that could see more than $530 million invested over the next six years.Minister for Resources and…

Woodside Energy GWF-2 Commences Production

Oct 25, 2018

Australian oil and gas company with a global presence  Woodside announced that the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) Project off the north-west coast of Australia has commenced gas production.A press release from the operator of the North…

Australia's Woodside China's ENN Join Hands

Oct 23, 2018

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Chinese private sector gas distribution firm ENN Group under which the two companies will work together to explore a broad range of potential business opportunities.The Cooperation…

Plans for Another South Australia LNG Import Plant in the Works

Jul 23, 2018

A private firm is looking to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to South Australia starting in 2020, around the same time as two other proposed import projects, looking to fill a supply gap as domestic gas gets sucked into LNG exports.Venice Energy…

Transocean Signs 11 Well Contract with Chevron Australia

Jul 17, 2018

The international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells Transocean announced that the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible GSF Development Driller I was awarded an 11-well contract (approximately 955 days) commencing…

ExxonMobil Considers Importing LNG to Australia

Jun 18, 2018

ExxonMobil Corp, southeastern Australia's biggest gas supplier, is considering importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to help plug a looming gas shortage from 2021 and protect its market share.The move would compete with plans by both Australia's no…

AGL Decision on LNG Import Terminal Expected in FY2019

Jun 01, 2018

AGL Energy Ltd, Australia's biggest power producer, expects to make a final investment decision on the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the financial year of 2019, a company official said on Friday.The A$250 million…

To Frack or Not to Frack? Australia's NatGas Dilemma

Apr 19, 2018

The decision by the government of Australia's Northern Territory government to allow the resumption of fracking for natural gas will do little to immediately solve the country's energy woes, but will likely sharpen political battle lines. The…

ExxonMobil Expects to Resume Paying Australian Corporate Tax in 2021

Mar 14, 2018

ExxonMobil Corp said on Wednesday it is likely to resume paying corporate tax in Australia only in 2021, after recouping billions of dollars in investments made in the country in the past decade. The oil giant was grilled at an Australian Senate hearing on tax avoidance…

Stalled Oil and Gas Exploration a Major Economic Risk

Mar 09, 2018

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) exploration data confirms that the slump in petroleum exploration in Australia continues. “Yesterday, the ABS released data for 2017, confirming that exploration in Australia is stalled.  Exploration expenditure is well below trend…

BHP, ExxonMobil to Retain Aussie Oil & Gas Assets

Feb 23, 2018

BHP Billiton Ltd and ExxonMobil Corp's Esso Australia said on Friday they have dropped a sale process started 20 months ago for some of Australia's oldest and largest oilfields. 'BHP and Esso have reached a decision to not progress with…

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