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UK Parliament Environmental Audit Committee calls for fracking ban
27 January 2015 A group of UK legislators have proposed a moratorium on shale gas fracking in the country, saying that there are huge uncertainties about its impact on water supplies, air quality and public health....

Energy Transfer to merge with Regency Energy in $18bn transaction
27 January 2015 Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Regency Energy Partners have agreed to merge in a $18bn unit for unit...

PKN Orlen writes down approximately $110m on Canadian assets
26 January 2015 PKN Orlen, a Poland-based integrated oil company, has taken a writedown of approximately $110m on its Canadian assets as the worth of the petroleum reserves have become less due to the...

Kinder Morgan to acquire Hiland Partners for $3bn
23 January 2015 Energy infrastructure firm Kinder Morgan has agreed to acquire Hiland Partners for about $3bn, including the assumption of...

Tullow Oil considers further exploration at North Kerio Basin in Kenya
23 January 2015 Tullow Oil said it is considering further exploration activities in the North Kerio Basin in Kenya after the Epri-1 well in block 10BB encountered oil and wet gas...

Amec Foster Wheeler to design Ras Markaz crude oil park project in Oman
22 January 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a contract to design the Ras Markaz crude oil park project in Oman....

Chevron to sell LNG from $54bn Gorgon project to SK LNG Trading
22 January 2015 Chevron has agreed to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its $54bn Gorgon project in Australia to SK LNG Trading....

Obama urges Congress to aim higher than Keystone pipeline
21 January 2015 US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to set its sights higher than a single oil pipeline, as the country looks to upgrade its...

Petrofac consortium wins first phase work of $4bn oil project in Kuwait
21 January 2015 A consortium of Petrofac and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has secured a contract for the first phase of Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) Lower Fars heavy oil development programme, which...

Tangiers Petroleum identifies potential resource at Project Icewine in Alaska
20 January 2015 Tangiers Petroleum has identified a large potential resource at the Project Icewine project, located on the North Slope of...

GE Oil & Gas wins contract to deliver long-term services for Peru LNG plant
20 January 2015 GE Oil & Gas has secured a contract to provide long-term services for PERU LNG S.R.L liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Pampa Melchorita,...

Cuadrilla secures approval to explore shale gas at Preston New Road, UK
19 January 2015 Cuadrilla Resources has secured approval from the UK Environment Agency to explore shale gas at Preston New Road, Plumpton in...

Cheniere, EIG finalise $1.5bn investment for Corpus Christi liquefaction project in Texas
19 January 2015 Cheniere Energy and EIG Management Company have finalised $1.5bn equity investment for the Corpus Christi liquefaction project in Texas, the...

Azure Midstream Energy to buy Marlin Midstream Partners
16 January 2015 Azure Midstream Energy has agreed to acquire Marlin Midstream Partners to form a midstream partnership worth about...

UK awards funding for shale energy projects
16 January 2015 The UK government has unveiled £2m funding for safe and sustainable shale energy...

InterOil selects CGG for geophysical surveys in Papua New Guinea
15 January 2015 InterOil has selected CGG to carry out a land seismic and an airborne gravity survey in order to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of its acreage in Papua New...

Northern Petroleum starts single-well winter drill programme in Canada
14 January 2015 Oil and gas exploration and production firm Northern Petroleum has started a single-well winter drill programme in...

Hydrocarb Energy to issue request for proposals for Namibia seismic programme
14 January 2015 Hydrocarb Energy is preparing to issue request for proposals (RFPs) to four seismic acquisition contractors to complete a 750km² dimensional seismic programme on its 21,300km² Owambo...

Gulfsands completes flow testing at DRC-1 well in Morocco
13 January 2015 Gulfsands Petroleum has confirmed Dardara Southeast 1 (DRC-1) at Rharb Centre in Morocco as a future producing gas well after the completion of flow...

Woodside signs MoU with Adani Enterprises for energy cooperation
13 January 2015 Woodside Energy and Adani Enterprises have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on exploring business opportunities in...

Eni signs concession agreement for new exploration block in Egypt
12 January 2015 Italian energy firm Eni has signed a new concession agreement to operate in the south-west Melehia block in Egypt's Western Desert....