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July 2015

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Total opens lubricants oil blending facility in Singapore
06 July 2015 French oil and gas firm Total has opened a lubricants oil blending facility in...

IFC and EBRD to support Bulgaria’s fuel diversification plans
06 July 2015 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) will be providing €20m loan to Bulmarket DM to strengthen its energy and...

Pertamina plans $25bn investment for upgrading Indonesian oil refineries
03 July 2015 Indonesian oil and natural gas firm Pertamina intends to invest $25bn to upgrade four main oil refineries in the...

Cheniere Energy to start LNG terminal expansion for Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in US
02 July 2015 US based Cheniere Energy is set to start construction on Train 5 of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Louisiana, following successful export authorisations and...

Russian gas supply to Europe through Ukraine to continue unaffected
02 July 2015 Ukraine has assured that Russian gas supply to Europe will continue without any disruption even though the country has stopped gas import from Russia....

European Commission approves Siemens’ $7.8bn acquisition of Dresser-Rand
01 July 2015 European Commission has approved the acquisition of US based rotating equipment manufacturer for oil and gas industry, Dresser-Rand by German conglomerate Siemens for...

PetroVietnam starts construction on oil and gas terminal on Phu Quoc Island
01 July 2015 PetroVietnam Group has started construction of a VND5.6 trillion ($260m) oil and gas terminal on Phu Quoc Island off the Vietnam’s southern...

June 2015

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AWE commences drilling operations at Waitsia-2 appraisal well in Perth, Australia
30 June 2015 Australian oil and gas exploration and production firm AWE has started drilling the Waitsia-2 appraisal well located at permits L1/L2 in the Perth...

Origin Energy dismisses speculation on $19bn Australia Pacific LNG project
30 June 2015 Australia-based Origin Energy has reassured investors about the sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with China Petrochemical (Sinopec Group) for the A$24.7bn ($19bn) LNG export project in...

Argentina and China emerge as leading commercial shale gas producers outside of North America
29 June 2015 Argentina and China have joined the league of leading commercial producers of shale gas outside North America during the first half of the year, reveals a research conducted by US...

Indonesia approves construction of oil storage facility on Nipah Island
29 June 2015 Indonesia has granted permission to PT Surya Mina Asinusa for construction of oil storage facilities on Nipah Island in an attempt to prevent the island from...

Magnum Hunter looks to sell stakes in Eureka Hunter
26 June 2015 US based oil and natural gas producer Magnum Hunter intends to divest its 45.53% stake in natural gas gathering subsidiary Eureka Hunter...

Anadarko negotiating LNG supply deal with Jera from $23bn Mozambique project
26 June 2015 American oil and gas firm Anadarko Petroleum is in talks with Japan-based Jera for long-term supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Mozambique export...

Howard Midstream to connect Texas and Mexico through direct natural gas pipeline
25 June 2015 US based Howard Midstream Energy Partners (HEP) has unveiled to construct a 30-inch natural gas pipeline extending 200 miles, to meet customer demand for gas transportation to...

Cheniere secures federal approval to expand Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in US
25 June 2015 Cheniere Energy has secured regulatory approval to expand its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana,...

BP signs gas supply deal with Egypt
24 June 2015 Egyptian Gas Holding (Egas) has signed a deal with UK based BP under which the latter will supply 16 cargoes of liquefied natural gas...

Itochu sells back its $1bn US shale stake to Samson for $1
24 June 2015 Japanese Itochu has sold its 25% stake for shale oil assets in the US, back to Samson Resources for...

Williams to seek further alternatives following rejection of ETE’s $53bn takeover bid
23 June 2015 US based energy firm Williams Companies is still seeking ‘strategic alternatives’ after rejecting a $53.1bn takeover offer from Energy Transfer Equity...

Qatar has enough gas reserves that can last 138 years, says report
23 June 2015 According to a report from Qatar National Bank (QNB), the country has enough gas reserves, which can be explored for 138 years at the current rate of...

Gazprom forms alliance with Shell, E.ON and OMV for transmission of gas from Russia to Europe
22 June 2015 Russian-based Gazprom has signed memorandums of intent with Germany-based E.ON, Dutch oil company Shell and Austrian OMV for co-operating on projects related to gas transmission...

Rosneft to integrate GE technology to boost LNG production
22 June 2015 Itera, a subsidiary of Russian oil company Rosneft, has signed a co-operation agreement with US-based technology company General Electric (GE) for processing liquefied natural gas...