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LNG

Australasia

Question mark over Beach’s LNG deal with BP as wells disappoint

Australia’s Beach Energy (ASX:BPT) has significantly cut estimated gas reserves at its LNG export project near Perth, Western Australia, by 11% following the Waitsia Stage 2 drilling campaign. BP (LON:BP) has an agreement to offtake the liquefied natural gas (LNG) volumes, which could be in doubt if the geology does not stack up as expected.

Asia

Brunei set to expand long-term LNG supply to Japan

Brunei LNG will start supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. (JAPEX) from April as the company seeks to stabilise finances by boosting shipments to its largest export destination, reported Nikkei Asia.

Asia

Philippines greenlights LNG project as domestic reserves shrink

The Philippines has approved a plan to build a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, adding to six ongoing projects that are expected to boost domestic supply from imports as the Southeast Asian nation’s sole gas field dries up in three years.

Australasia

Santos Barossa LNG project hit again by indigenous culture worries

The development of the Santos-operated Barossa offshore gas development that will backfill the Darwin LNG export plant in Australia looks set to be further delayed after the offshore regulator suspended planned construction of an offshore pipeline due to indigenous heritage concerns.

Opinion

New reliance on LNG puts Europe in line for higher prices

Much has been written about the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, particularly as the shutdown of the Nord Stream gas pipeline has left the European market scrambling for cover in the form of liquified natural gas (LNG).

Asia

Inpex targets ramping up LNG output in tight market

Inpex, Japan's biggest oil and natural gas explorer, plans to accelerate its expansion of production and sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as it expects the LNG market will remain tight in the mid-term.

Oil & Gas

Petronas awards EPCC prize for FLNG power plant

Malaysia’s Petronas has awarded local engineering company Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad (KAB) a MYR230 million (US$52.6 million) engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) contract for a 52MW power plant for an upcoming floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project.

Opinion

Facing a gas supply crunch, Europe must drop old habits and start simplifying its response

The loss of Russian gas supplies has led to a supply deficit in Europe which is likely to last over the coming three to four years and sustain higher gas prices. To avoid the long-term deindustrialization of Europe and the impoverishment of millions of citizens, Europe needs an energy security plan that looks beyond public support, energy savings and renewable electrification only.