PHILIPPINES: Phoenix Petroleum to build Cebu jet fuel depot to serve budget airline

(EnergyAsia, September 18 2014, Thursday) — Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc has announced that it will build a jet fuel storage depot in Cebu province to serve Cebu Pacific Air, the country’s largest domestic airline. In its statement, the company did not provide details like the project’s estimated cost and storage capacity, and when it expects […]

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UPSTREAM: Grim outlook for large oil and gas projects as cost overruns now exceed 40% of US$1.2 trillion budget

(EnergyAsia, September 16 2014, Tuesday) — Nearly two-thirds of the world’s 365 large oil and gas projects being implemented have exceeded their original combined budget of US$1.2 trillion by more than 40%, according to a new report by EY. Adding to this grim news, Axel Preiss, EY’s Global Oil & Gas Advisory Leader, said rising […]

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TAJIKISTAN: President Rahmon and Chinese counterpart launched power plant and pipeline projects

(EnergyAsia, September 15 2014, Monday) — Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and his visiting Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping were in Dushanbe city last Saturday to jointly launch two major energy projects to further integrate Central Asia with the world’s second largest economy. The leaders officially marked the start of construction of the Tajikistan section of Line […]

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AUSTRALIA: Domestic consumers may force LNG industry to limit export capacity, says Oxford Institute for Energy Studies study

(EnergyAsia, September 11 2014, Thursday) — Fearing rising energy prices, Australian consumers could force the country’s booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to limit its export plans, according to a new study by the UK-based Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. This will add to the growing list of challenges including rising business cost, labour shortages […]

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INDIA: Adani Group to soon start work on Australia’s largest coal mining project

(EnergyAsia, September 10 2014, Wednesday) — India’s Adani Group is expected to soon begin work on Australia’s largest coal project which the UN, environmentalists and marine scientists say poses a long-term threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef and its marine life. Speaking to India’s leading business executives in New Delhi last week, […]

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AUSTRALIA: PetroDiamond to invite contractors to bid for construction of A$110 million diesel tank farm

(EnergyAsia, September 9 2014, Tuesday) — The developer of a diesel fuel tank farm in South Australia’s Port Bonython said it will soon invite companies to bid for contracts for its construction. Petro Diamond Australia, a remote subsidiary of Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp, made the announcement after providing an update on the schedule for […]

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US: At 3.7 million b/d, oil product exports still rising on record refinery throughput, says EIA

(EnergyAsia, September 8 2014, Monday) — With its refineries operating at record levels, the US has become a major exporter of oil products with first-half sales hitting a new high of 3.7 million b/d, said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Boosted by cheap domestic crude feedstock, the expansion of refining capacity together with pipeline […]

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