O’Neill cited the US’ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a “game changer”. She went on to say that if Australia intends to compete “in the global race to transition to new energy, we need to incentivise investors to take the required risk”.
The chief executive of Australia’s Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) appears to have made a blunder with her comments that the company is open to revisiting a greenfield LNG export development in East Timor. Significantly, the melodrama around the project will likely continue.
A strategic merger between BHP and Woodside has been on the deal dream list in oil and gas circles going back three decades. Yesterday the pair confirmed that they will enter into a merger of their respective oil and gas portfolios in an all-stock deal that creates an LNG powerhouse.
Meg O’Neill, a leading candidate for the top job at Australia’s Woodside Petroleum, will act as interim chief executive from 20 April as current boss, Peter Coleman, steps down from the board on 19 April.