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Bear Head LNG gets environment approval for LNG export facility in Point Tupper, Canada
22 May 2015 Bear Head LNG, a unit of Australia based Liquefied Natural Gas has secured approval from Nova Scotia Department of Environment of Canada to build an eight mtpa LNG export facility in Point Tupper....

Vanguard Natural Resources signs deal to acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners
22 May 2015 US based oil and natural gas producer Vanguard Natural Resources has signed an agreement to acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners for $614m, including $140m net...

California announces emergency in Santa Barbara following oil spill
21 May 2015 California has announced a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County following an oil spill near Refugio State Beach that spilled almost 21,000 gallons (79,000 liters) of oil into the...

Terneftegas starts production at Termokarstovoye gas field in Siberia
21 May 2015 Terneftegas, a joint venture between Russia based Novatek and French company Total has commenced gas and condensate production at Termokarstovoye onshore field in northern Siberia,...

Ireland’s DCC offers €464m to buy Shell’s LPG business in France
20 May 2015 Ireland’s DCC Energy has given a binding offer of €464m ($529m) to Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas firm Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) for acquiring the latter’s Butagaz Liquefied Petroleum...

Stonehenge to build gas gathering system for Rex Energy’s Moraine East site in US
20 May 2015 US based Rex Energy has signed a deal with Stonehenge Energy Resources II to build a natural gas gathering and compression system in Butler County,...

ConocoPhillips to continue capital expenses at same level for following three years
19 May 2015 US integrated energy firm ConocoPhillips intends to continue its capital expenditure at same level for the following three years, in spite of slight rise in oil...

Beach Energy and Cooper Energy start drilling at Sensation-1 oil well in South Australia
19 May 2015 Australian oil and gas exploration firms Beach Energy and Cooper Energy have initiated spudding at the oil exploration well Sensation-1, which is located in PRL 98 on the western side of the...

AWE starts appraisal drilling at Waitsia-1 well in Western Australia
18 May 2015 Australia based oil and gas exploration and production company AWE has started drilling operations at the Waitsia-1 appraisal well in in the Perth Basin, Western Australia....

Anadarko Petroleum selects Chiyoda, CB&I and Saipem JV for onshore LNG park in Mozambique
18 May 2015 CCS joint venture (JV), a consortium of Japan based Chiyoda, CB&I and Italian company Saipem, has won a contract from US based company Anadarko Petroleum to carry out initial work of $15bn...

UGI Energy Services to expand its LNG operations at Marcellus Shale gas formation in US
15 May 2015 Natural gas supplier UGI Energy Services has unveiled a plan to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production centre in northern Pennsylvania which will use Marcellus Shale gas in the...

Shell Midstream Partners increases stakes in Zydeco and Colonial
15 May 2015 Shell Midstream Partners has signed a $448m deal to acquire additional stake in Zydeco Pipeline Company and Colonial Pipeline Company from Shell Pipeline...

Centrica increases gas purchase volume from Statoil and Gazprom Marketing & Trading
14 May 2015 UK based utility firm Centrica has agreed to increased the volume of its gas purchase from Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil and Russian state-owned Gazprom's UK-based subsidiary....

US DoE grants export authorisation for Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project
14 May 2015 US Department of Energy (DoE) has issued final authorisation to Cheniere Energy for the export of Liquefied Natural Gas from its Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project in...

Ascent Resources secures loan to further develop Petišovci Tight Gas Project in Slovenia
13 May 2015 Oil and gas exploration and production firm Ascent Resources has secured a £7m loan facility from Henderson Global Investors for Petišovci Tight Gas Project in Slovenia....

TRP Energy secures $250m funding to boost its oil and gas portfolio in US
13 May 2015 US based private equity firm Trilantic Capital Management has committed a $250m equity investment in the newly created oil and gas exploration and production firm TRP...

Noble Energy to buy Rosetta Resources in $3.9bn transaction
12 May 2015 Noble Energy has agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources in a $3.9bn deal including debt which will allow allow it to enter into the Eagle Ford and Permian resources....

Exxon Mobil begins bitumen production at $2bn Cold Lake Nabiye expansion in Canada
12 May 2015 Exxon Mobil announced that the $2bn Cold Lake Nabiye expansion has started producing bitumen in Alberta,...

Titan Energy starts commercial production at Allen Dome oilfield in US
11 May 2015 Australian oil and gas firm Titan Energy has commenced commercial production at the initial test well of at Allen Dome oilfield in Brazoria County, Texas,...

Fluor and partners win $100m contract to develop natural gas gathering system in Brazil
11 May 2015 On-shore natural gas producer Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $100m to a consortium for a natural gas field...

US DoE approves Dominion Resources’ Cove Point LNG export project
08 May 2015 US Department of Energy (DoE) has approved the export of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Dominion Resources’ Cove Point terminal in Maryland to countries who have not...