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Chevron Bets on Middle East Gas Riches and Reconciliation

Oct 26, 2020

After years of focusing on U.S. shale, Chevron Corp is staking its natural gas future on the Middle East, a volatile and divided region where energy majors have long tread warily.CEO Michael Wirth's pivot away from home is underpinned by a bet that the Middle East is entering an era of reconciliation that will make it ideal for tapping natural gas, as demand for the cheaper and cleaner fuel is forecast to outstrip oil…

IEA: Pandemic Could Delay Energy Demand Recovery. Upstream Spending to Grow

Oct 13, 2020

A slow economic recovery from the pandemic threatens to delay a full rebound in world energy demand to 2025, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.In its central scenario, a vaccine and therapeutics could mean the global economy rebounds in 2021 and energy demand recovers by 2023…

Big Projects Will Be Needed to Fill Up North West Shelf's Spare Capacity, Woodmac Says

Sep 08, 2020

Woodside-operated North West Shelf (NWS) LNG project in Australia could have up to 7 million tonnes per annum (mmpta) of spare capacity available by 2027. This equates to 40% of the project’s nominal capacity, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report this week…

Oil Search Cuts Costs to Position Itself for Growth from 2025

Aug 25, 2020

Oil Search Ltd aims to start producing oil in Alaska in 2025 and expand Papua New Guinea (PNG) gas exports from 2027, after slashing costs to weather weaker oil prices in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, its chief executive said on Tuesday…

Indonesia's Price Cap Obstructing Gas Projects

Aug 06, 2020

Indonesia's natural gas price cap is affecting the development of gas projects as contractors are being disincentivized, an official at oil and gas regulator SKK Migas said on Thursday.The energy ministry in April lowered the price of natural…

Shell's Crux Gas Field Development Proposal Accepted

Aug 04, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has accepted Shell's offshore project proposal for the development of the Crux gas field in the Browse Basin, off the north coast of Western Australia.Consisting of a normally unmanned platform and five production wells…

Petronas to Use Honeywell UOP Tech at Kasawari Gas Field

Jul 28, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas Carigali will use Honeywell UOP modular natural gas processing technology at the Kasawari gas field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.Honeywell UOP said Petronas would use its technology in the development of…

Delek to Sell $2.25B of Bonds to Finance Leviathan Gas Field

Jul 27, 2020

Israel's Delek Drilling plans to raise $2.25 billion in an international bond offering to help it finance the development of the Leviathan natural gas project off Israel's Mediterranean coast.The issue, expected to be completed in coming weeks…

Woodside's Revenue Slumps More than Expected

Jul 15, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd reported a worse-than-feared 29% drop in quarterly revenue, hit by weak spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, but said it still expected to book a net profit in the first half.The hit came due to the double…

China: BP, ENN Sign 300,000t a Year Gas Supply Deal

Jul 09, 2020

British oil major BP has signed a gas supply agreement with China's ENN Group (ENN) for the supply of 300,000 tonnes per year of pipeline gas re-gasified from LNG for two years from January 1, 2021, in Guangdong, China. The LNG will be received…

India to End Federal Control of Gas prices, Lift LNG transport Use

Jun 26, 2020

India will gradually end federal controls on gas pricing as it seeks to attract foreign investment and technology to lift local output, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday.India, which is a large emitter of greenhouse gases and has multiple gas pricing regimes…

Woodside Aims to Play Decisive Role in Sale of Chevron Australian LNG Stake

Jun 23, 2020

Woodside Petroleum's Chief Executive Peter Coleman said the Australian firm aims to play a decisive role in Chevron Corp's plan to sell a stake in the North West Shelf (NWS) project, operated and co-owned by Woodside.Chevron last week put its…

Petronas Puts Off Kebabangan Field Maintenance

Jun 19, 2020

Malaysia's Petronas said it has deferred maintenance activities at the Kebabangan gas field in Sabah, which had been originally slated for April.Malaysia implemented lockdown measures in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus.'Maintenance…

Australia: Chevron to Sell Its Stake in North West Shelf Project

Jun 18, 2020

Chevron Corp aims to sell its minority stake in Australia's biggest and oldest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, the North West Shelf, after drawing interest from potential buyers, the company said on Thursday.The move marks a long-awaited…

BP Review: Global Energy Consumption Rose by 1.3% in 2019

Jun 17, 2020

BP published its benchmark Statistical Review of World Energy for 2019 on Wednesday which showed that renewable power accounted for over 40% of the growth in primary energy.Here are some highlights from the report which can be downloaded here* Primary energy consumption rose by 1…

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