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Freeport LNG wins FERC approval for Texas export project
31 July 2014 Freeport LNG Development has secured approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in...

Interra starts drilling CHK 1191 development well in Myanmar
31 July 2014 Interra Resources, through subsidiary Goldpetrol, has started drilling the CHK 1191 development well in the Chauk oil field in...

Drillsearch and Beach Energy to explore ATP 924P permit in Cooper Basin, Australia
30 July 2014 Drillsearch Energy has signed a farm-in agreement with Beach Energy to explore the ATP 924P oil and gas exploration permit within the Cooper Basin’s south-west Queensland...

Bechtel Canada to support expansion of FortisBC’s LNG expansion project
30 July 2014 Bechtel Canada has been named as the contractor for the $400m expansion of FortisBC Energy’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Delta, British Columbia...

China-Myanmar gas pipeline carries nearly 2 billion cubic metres in first year
29 July 2014 The China-Myanmar gas pipeline owned by China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has carried 1.87 billion cubic metres of gas to China and 60 million cubic metres of gas to Myanmar in its first year...

GTT to supply LNG carriers for Yamal Project
28 July 2014 Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured a contract to supply nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for the Yamal Project in...

UK begins new shale gas onshore licensing round
28 July 2014 The UK Government has started an onshore licensing round for the first time in six years for companies looking to explore shale gas reserves in the...

TPDC implements MetricStream audit management solution
25 July 2014 Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has implemented MetricStream’s solution for risk-based audit management to strengthen capabilities and consolidate internal audit activities...

Breitburn Energy to buy QR Energy
25 July 2014 US-based Breitburn Energy Partners will acquire QR Energy for approximately $3bn in unit-for-unit...

TransCanada secures approval for Northern Courier pipeline project
24 July 2014 Energy firm TransCanada has secured approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator to build and operate the $800m Northern Courier pipeline project in...

KBC Advanced Technologies acquires FEESA
24 July 2014 Independent consulting and software services provider KBC Advanced Technologies has acquired UK-based software and services provider to the upstream oil and gas industry FEESA in a £11.2m cash...

Developers submit export application for Alaska LNG Project
23 July 2014 Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada have submitted an application to the US Department of Energy seeking approval to export 20...

WSCC rejects Celtique Energie fracking application
23 July 2014 West Sussex County Council (WSCC) in the UK has rejected an application by Celtique Energie for oil and gas exploration near Wisborough...

Drilling starts at Wressle-1 exploration well
22 July 2014 Drilling operations have begun at the Wressle-1 conventional oil exploration well in Lincolnshire Licence PEDL 180 east of Scunthorpe,...

Shell awards contracts to Add Energy
22 July 2014 Shell has awarded two contracts to Add Energy Asset and Integrity Management for projects in South Gabon and...

Port of Antwerp calls for tenders for new LNG station
21 July 2014 The Port of Antwerp in Belgium is calling for tenders to design and build a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering station for...

InfraStrata signs exploration deal for Northern Ireland licences
21 July 2014 Petroleum exploration and gas storage firm InfraStrata has signed an agreement with Larne Oil and Gas over onshore Northern Ireland licence PL1/10, as well as adjacent offshore licence...

Ineos secures £230m UK loan guarantee for Grangemouth shale gas facility
18 July 2014 Ineos has secured a £230m loan guarantee from the UK Government to build a new facility to import shale gas from the...

Foster Wheeler JV wins FEED contract for onshore oilfield development in Libya
18 July 2014 A joint venture (JV) of Foster Wheeler and Taknia Libya Engineering Company has secured a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract from Nafusah Oil Operations BV Libyan Branch for an...

Equistone Partners Europe sells stake in PD&MS Energy
17 July 2014 Equistone Partners Europe has sold its stake in Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm PD&MS Energy to Inflexion Private...

Leni Gas & Oil to acquire Trinidad oilfield
17 July 2014 Leni Gas & Oil (LGO) has signed a binding heads of agreement (HOA) to acquire a 100% interest of the producing Trinity-Inniss Field in south-eastern...