MARKETS: Oil expenditure totaling more than US$900 billion at risk amid forecasts for low prices to continue

(EnergyAsia, December 19 2014, Friday) — As oil prices collapsed to their lowest levels since July 2009, analysts say the industry may have to defer more than US$900 billion in upstream investments, with some US$150 to US$170 billion at risk next year that will threaten the survival of many players around the world.   This […]

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SAUDI ARABIA: Aramco, ExxonMobil completes clean fuels project at Yanbu refinery

(EnergyAsia, December 16 2014, Tuesday) — Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Limited (SAMREF), an equal joint venture of state-owned Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil, has completed construction of major desulphurisation facilities including a new hydrotreater at their 400,000 b/d Yanbu oil refinery to drastically cut sulphur levels in gasoline and diesel.SAMREF, which was established in 1984, […]

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AUSTRALIA: BG Group to sell pipeline subsidiary to APA Group for US$5 billion

(EnergyAsia, December 10 2014, Wednesday) — BG Group plc, a world leading UK-based upstream and liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, said it has agreed to sell its wholly-owned Australian subsidiary QCLNG Pipeline Pty Ltd for US$5 billion as part of its divestment of non-core assets. The buyer, APA Group, owns and operates Australia’s largest gas […]

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CHINA: World’s first FLNG facility undocked at Nantong shipyard, say partners

(EnergyAsia, December 9 2014, Tuesday) — The world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant has undocked at a Chinese shipyard, said China’s Wison Offshore & Marine and US Black & Veatch which collaborated to build the project for their client EXMAR, a Belgium-based shipping firm. The companies celebrated the undocking of the Caribbean FLNG […]

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INDIA: GAIL signs up WGL to supply natural gas for liquefaction at Maryland LNG terminal in the US

EnergyAsia, December 8 2014, Monday) — US-based WGL Midstream Inc has agreed to supply natural gas to the local subsidiary of state-owned GAIL India Limited for the production of 2.5 million tonnes/year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the export-oriented Cove Point terminal now under construction in Maryland state. WGL Holdings, a Washington DC clean […]

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