Malaysia-Brunei unitisation pact bodes well for Shell

Malaysia and Brunei have finally formalised a previously stalled unitisation agreement for the Gumusut-Kakap and Geronggong-Jagus East fields that straddle the international maritime boundary between the two countries. The about turn bodes well for Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, which has stitched up most of the acreage in Brunei’s offshore.

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Oil giants win climate suit as judges push for political fix

New York City suffered another setback in its effort to make Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc and other energy companies help cover the public costs of dealing with climate change, as a federal appeals court ruled the global problem demands political rather than legal action.


Twist of irony as East Timor eyes LNG imports

East Timor is considering building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and converting oil-fired power plants to gas in an effort to slash energy supply costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The move seems slightly ironic given the country advocated developing an LNG export complex for much of the past decade.