CHINA: Saudi Aramco’s 10th global R&D centre opens in Beijing

(EnergyAsia, May 26 2015, Tuesday) — Saudi Arabia’s state-owned energy firm Aramco has opened an energy research centre in Beijing to help drive its innovation and technology development programme in China. Saudi petroleum minister Ali I. Al-Naimi officially opened the 4,400-square metre Beijing Research Center (BRC), the 10th in the company’s global research and development […]

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MARKETS: Crude prices holding onto recent gains, in neutral mode on reports of oversupply and growing MidEast conflicts

(EnergyAsia, May 25 2015, Monday) — Crude prices are holding onto recent gains as the market is divided between reports of the growing global oil surplus and escalation in Middle East violence with the Islamic State (ISIS) expanding its territorial control and launching a first attack inside Saudi Arabia.   This complete article is available […]

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AUSTRALIA: Accenture says LNG industry faces barriers to delivering A$55 billion worth of benefits

(EnergyAsia, May 18 2015, Monday) — Having done the hard part of attracting A$250 billion worth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) investments, Australia may yet miss out on A$55 billion worth of benefits when the new plants start up over the next few years, said consulting firm Accenture. (US$1=A$1.3). In a new report, the consulting […]

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AUSTRALIA: Worries abound despite record high gas and LNG production, surging crude supply

(EnergyAsia, May 4 2015, Monday) — Australia’s upstream sector is worried even though it appears to be thriving after producing record volumes of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) last year, and boosting crude and condensate output by more than 18%. The sector’s outlook has worsened following the collapse of global oil and gas […]

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