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US Senate Committee votes to lift ban on crude oil exports
31 July 2015 US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has passed a bill supporting removal of the 40 year old ban for crude oil...

Kuwait awards $11.5bn contract for developing al-Zour oil refinery
30 July 2015 Kuwait has awarded contracts totalling KWD3.48bn ($11.5bn) for construction of the al-Zour oil refinery in the...

Gazprom invests $182m in R&D projects in 2014
30 July 2015 Russian energy giant Gazprom had contributed RUB10.82bn ($182m) to support research and development (R&D) activities in...

Powerlink completes Yuleba North Substation to supply power to gas projects in Australia
29 July 2015 Powerlink has completed construction on Yuleba North Substation in the North West Surat Basin, which will supply power to power to six gas processing facilities of Santos GLNG and Australia...

Construction of Petronas-led LNG project in Canada to start in September
29 July 2015 Construction of the $36bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal project in Canada is expected to start in September, British Columbia (BC) Finance Minister Michael de Jong has...

Australian Pacific LNG moves closer to start up of $18bn Curtis Island LNG project in Queensland
28 July 2015 Australian Pacific LNG has started loading refrigerants to its A$24.7bn ($18bn) Curtis Island LNG facility located near Gladstone in Queensland, as it prepares for start up of the...

India looks to revive $7bn gas pipeline project
28 July 2015 India intends to revive the $7bn gas pipeline project from Iran via Pakistan to meet its growing energy...

US EPA proposes voluntary measures for reducing methane emissions by oil and gas firms
27 July 2015 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program for the oil and gas companies, asking the companies take voluntary measures to cut methane...

Pemex signs export deal to export six million barrels of crude oil to Nippon Oil
27 July 2015 Mexican state-owned petroleum company, Pemex has signed an agreement to export six million barrels of crude oil from Mexico to Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation over the following...

Iran plans to develop oil and gas projects worth $185bn within five years
24 July 2015 Iran intends to develop oil and gas projects in the country worth around $185bn by...

GE wins order to deliver turbomachinery for TANAP pipeline project
24 July 2015 US based General Electric’s oil and gas unit has secured contract to supply advanced turbomachinery for the first phase of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (Tanap) project, which is...

LNG Croatia invites bids for LNG terminal construction on Krk island
23 July 2015 LNG Croatia, a joint venture formed by energy utility HEP and gas transmission system operator Plinacro, has invited bidders for developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the island of...

GE and Statoil select five winning technologies as alternative to sand in shale development
23 July 2015 US-based technology giant General Electric (GE) and Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil have announced winners from an open innovation...

Eni discovers gas at Nooros exploration area in Nile Delta, Egypt
22 July 2015 Italian energy giant Eni has discovered gas reserve from the Nooros exploration prospect in Egypt, which is located in the Madi West license area in the Nile...

Transerv Energy prepares to start drilling two gas appraisal wells at Warro, Australia
22 July 2015 Perth based Transerv Energy is set to start drilling in two pivotal appraisal wells at Warro, in Western...

Pakistan commences pipeline project to import LNG from China
21 July 2015 Pakistan has started construction of a 700km liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline to import fuel from...

US DOE allows Bear Head LNG to export gas to Canada
21 July 2015 US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted authorisation to Bear Head LNG to export gas to Canada as well as export of Canadian gas to free trade agreement...

Petrobras shells out $508m to settle tax dues in Brazil
20 July 2015 Brazilian energy firm Petrobras has paid BRL1.6bn ($508m) to settle disputes with the tax authorities and will take a charge for the amount in its second quarter financial result this...

Buru and Mitsubushi start commercial production at Ungani OilField
20 July 2015 Australian oil and gas firm Buru Energy and Japanese Mitsubishi have started commercial oil production at Ungani oilfield in the western parts of the country with the spudding of the...

Fracking for shale gas can be safe if strictly monitored, claims UK report
17 July 2015 A report published by an independent body funded by oil and gas industry, Task Force on Shale Gas, has claimed that fracking can be safely performed in UK provided there is 'rigorous regulation'...

Kinder Morgan to buy out Shell’s stake for Elba Liquefaction project in US
17 July 2015 US-based energy firm Kinder Morgan has acquired Royal Dutch Shell's 49% stake in their natural gas joint venture entity Elba Liquefaction, gaining full...