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Norway's Gassco opens new gas receiving facility in Emden, Germany 25 May 2016 Norwegian state-owned company Gassco has inaugurated a new facility in Emden, Germany, for receiving gas exports from Norway....

Canada’s NEB orders TransCanada to ensure environmental measures at Keystone project 25 May 2016 Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) has ordered TransCanada Keystone Pipeline to take measures to mitigate environmental impacts of its Keystone XL project in...

National Grid awards £100m contract for River Humber pipeline project in UK 25 May 2016 UK-based National Grid has awarded a £100m contract to Skanska, PORR Bau and A.Hak joint venture (JV) to design and build a replacement gas pipeline within a tunnel, underneath the River...

Amec Foster Wheeler to undertake BED study for Cilacap Refinery upgrade project 24 May 2016 Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited has secured an engineering and project management services contract from PT Pertamina (Persero) and Saudi Aramco, to conduct a basic engineering design...

US remains world’s top producer of hydrocarbons in 2015, EIA reports 24 May 2016 The US continues to be the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2015, according to US Energy Information Administration estimates....

Lukoil and NHC Uzbekneftegaz sign amendment on PSA of Uzbekistan gas project 24 May 2016 An amendment on the product sharing agreement (PSA) for the Kandym group of fields, Khauzak, Shady and Kungrad was signed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan....

Brazil appoints Pedro Parente as CEO of Petrobras 23 May 2016 Brazil’s interim government has appointed Pedro Parente to replace Aldemir Bendine as the CEO of Petrobras, which has been at the centre of a corruption...

SDX Energy reports positive results at AASE-24 development well in North West Gemsa 23 May 2016 SDX Energy has encountered significant oil bearing reservoir sections in both the Kareem Rahmi and Shagar formations on the recently completed Al Amir SE 24 (AASE-24) development well in North...

Jereh to deliver sludge oil recovery unit to PBAS in Indonesia 23 May 2016 Jereh Group’s subsidiary Jereh Environmental Protection Technology (JEPT) is all set to deliver the sludge oil recovery (SOR) unit to Indonesian-based PBAS, a member of Pertamina....

Report: North America and Asia to lead the global LNG market in liquefaction and regasification projects 20 May 2016 The growth in the LNG industry is set to be driven by expansion in liquefaction and regasification markets in North America and Asia, according to a new GlobalData...

M&As this week: Shell Midstream Partners, First Mountain Exploration and Range Resources Corporation 20 May 2016 Shell Midstream Partners LP has agreed with Shell Pipeline Company LP to acquire additional 30%, 1% and 3% stakes in Zydeco Pipeline Company LLC, Bengal Pipeline Company LLC and Colonial...

Oil Search to acquire InterOil for $2.2bn 20 May 2016 Papua New Guinea-based Oil Search has signed an agreement to acquire InterOil in a transaction valued at $2.2bn....

Canada's NEB approves Kinder Morgan's $5.19bn Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project 20 May 2016 Canada's energy regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), has conditionally recommended the approval of Kinder Morgan's C$6.8bn ($5.19bn) Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion...

Deals this week: Petrobras, YPF, San Leon Energy, Keyera and Western Refining Logistics 20 May 2016 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) plans to buy a 33.3% stake in Rio Neuquen block in the Neuquen Basin, Argentina, from Pampa Energia...

Eagle LNG starts natural gas liquefaction plant construction in US 19 May 2016 Eagle LNG has begun construction on its new natural gas liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville, Florida, US....

Militants attack Eni’s Agip pipeline in Nigeria's Niger Delta 19 May 2016 A gas pipeline owned by Italian company Eni’s subsidiary Nigerian Agip Oil was blown up by unknown militants in Nigeria's Niger...

Novatek and PTT to cooperate in exploration and production of hydrocarbons 19 May 2016 Russian gas producer Novatek and PTT, which is majority owned by the Government of Thailand, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate and study potential joint opportunities...

Petroleum exploration activity lowest in Queensland, APPEA says 18 May 2016 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has reported that exploration in Queensland, which experienced a severe decline over the last five years, needs to be...

Kogas and PDPDE sign $600m gas pipelines construction deal 18 May 2016 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer Korea Gas (Kogas) and Perusahaan Daerah Pertambangan dan Energi (PDPDE) in Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of...

Public comments sought on Kitimat refinery project in Canada 18 May 2016 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comments on the Kitimat Clean Refinery project, located about 13km north of Kitimat, British...

SandRidge Energy files for bankruptcy protection 17 May 2016 US-based SandRidge Energy has filed for bankruptcy protection after securing support for its debt-cutting plan from many major...