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China Opens Up to Foreign E&P Firms

Jan 09, 2020

For the first time, China will this year allow foreign companies to explore for and produce oil and gas in the country, opening up the industry to firms other than state-run energy giants, as Beijing looks to boost domestic energy supplies.The long-awaited opening accompanies a reshuffle of the so-called 'midstream' pipeline business, but experts say it may not excite immediate interest from global drillers because of the poor overall asset quality of China's hydrocarbon resources…

Excelerate to Build FLNG Terminal in Philippines

Sep 27, 2019

Philippine authorities have given Excelerate Energy LP permission to proceed on plans to develop a floating natural gas import terminal to supply existing and new power generation.Texas-headquartered player in floating LNG regasification solutions…

Bribery Probe Slows Petrofac Sales

Aug 28, 2019

Petrofac Ltd on Wednesday reported a fall in first-half order intake and forecast lower 2020 revenue, citing uncertainty relating to an investigation into the oilfield services company's dealings in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.Petrofac, which designs…

Woodside Starts Production at Greater Enfield Project

Aug 25, 2019

Oil and gas explorer Woodside Petroleum said it started producing oil from the $1.9 billion Greater Enfield project off western Australia on Sunday.Reuters reported last month that commissioning activities at the field had started.Production…

Cameron LNG Begins Commercial Service

Aug 20, 2019

North American energy infrastructure company Sempra Energy said that the first train of the Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction export project in Louisiana has started commercial operations under Cameron's tolling agreements.Train…

Offshore Wind: Regulatory “Takes” – Take a Close Look

Aug 17, 2019

On April 30 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a notice, requesting public comments, on a proposed “incidental harassment authorization” (IHA).  An IHA is a legal and enforceable document presenting the terms…

Green Group Asks Cosco to Avoid HFO in Arctic

Aug 12, 2019

Clean Arctic Alliance has sent its second letter to Cosco, in which the NGOs urge the Chinese liner company to make public what fuel types its vessels use in the Arctic.Responding to reports that the 190m-long COSCO-owned cargo vessel Tian’en…

Nord Stream's Last Pipe Leaves Sweden Port

Aug 08, 2019

The last Nord Stream 2 pipe stored within the premises of the port of Karlshamn left the storage area. Russia’s  Nord Stream 2 AG is the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.Nearly 39,000 pipes have transited through the port since October 7…

Total's Investments in Tellurian Totals $907mln

Aug 08, 2019

Tellurian, an integrated global natural gas business firm, announced that it entered into definitive agreements with subsidiaries of Total S.A. for a $500 million equity investment in Driftwood Holdings LP, and related purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

Petronas Signs Offshore Deal with Gabon

Aug 05, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed an agreement with Gabon for two exploration permits after the African country enacted a new oil law last month.A Bloomberg report quoted Noel Mboumba, Gabon’s petroleum…

Enterprise Products to Build GoM Crude Terminal

Jul 31, 2019

Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Wednesday it expects to take about two years to construct its oil export project called Sea Port Oil Terminal, or SPOT, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Permitting for the terminal was expected to reach the…

U.S. Court Vacates Dominion Atlantic Coast Natgas Pipe Permit

Jul 26, 2019

A U.S. appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday vacated a permit by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that allowed Dominion Energy Inc to build its Atlantic Coast natural gas pipe from West Virginia to North Carolina in areas inhabited by threatened or endangered species…

Europe Installs 1.9 GW Offshore Wind Capacity in H1

Jul 26, 2019

Europe added 1.9 GW of new offshore wind was installed in the first half of 2019, up from the 1.1 GW added in the same period in 2018, according to figures released by WindEurope.The UK (931 MW), Denmark (374 MW), Belgium (370 MW) and Germany (252 MW) accounted for these installations…

Pieridae Mulls Extensions with Uniper

Jul 12, 2019

Canadian energy company has negotiated extensions of the key deadlines under its 20-year agreement with German energy trader Uniper.These include expected commercial deliveries of  LNG gas to Uniper to start between November 30, 2024 and May 31…

Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

Jul 09, 2019

Now that the United States finally can envision steady winds blowing from the Atlantic Seaboard due to a pipeline of offshore wind farms on the horizon, the maritime industry can finally step up and earn some of the benefits. This includes shipbuilding…

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