Archive | November, 2011

CHINA: Air Liquide to supply oxygen and nitrogen to Sinopec’s Maoming plant

(EnergyAsia, November 30 2011, Wednesday) — Air Liquide said it has secured a contract to supply China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation or Sinopec 200,000 normal cubic metre per hour (Nm3/h) of gaseous oxygen and nitrogen for use at its existing MPCC oil refinery in Maoming in China’s Guangdong province as well as an upcoming coal-to-hydrogen […]

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JAPAN: Inpex-led venture aims to produce, export LNG from Canadian shale gas project

(EnergyAsia, November 30 2011, Wednesday) — A Japanese consortium of upstream company Inpex and engineering firm JGC has agreed to pay C$700 million for a 40% stake in a shale gas prospect in Canada’s British Columbia province. Calgary, Alberta-based Nexen Inc retains a 60% stake and will continue to operate the project to extract and […]

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CHINA: CNOOC completes C$2.1 billion takeover of Opti Canada

(EnergyAsia, November 29 2011, Tuesday) — CNOOC Ltd, China’s leading offshore oil company, said it has completed its C$2.1 billion acquisition of Opti Canada Ltd, a financially stricken oilsands producer in Alberta province. The acquisition gives CNOOC a 35% stake in the Nexen-operated C$6.1-billion Long Lake oil sands project, which is producing below its 72,000 […]

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ASIA: Oil and gas pipeline systems among development projects considered for Central Asia over next 10 years

(EnergyAsia, November 28 2011, Monday) — Oil and gas pipelines and transportation infrastructure are among projects being considered by Central Asian governments and senior representatives of development agencies who met in Baku in Azerbaijan last week to work out a new 10-year strategy for the region. An oil transportation system and a natural gas pipeline […]

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UPSTREAM: Brazil bans Chevron from further offshore drilling

(EnergyAsia, November 25 2011, Friday) — Brazil has banned Chevron Corp from further offshore drilling despite the US oil major accepting full responsibility for an oil spill and pledging to counter the damage. State regulator Agencia Nacional do Petroleo (ANP) demanded that Chevron, which operates the US$3.6 billion Frade offshore field, improve its safety practices, while […]

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PEOPLE: Mukherjee joins Black & Veatch’s energy team in India

(EnergyAsia, November 25 2011, Friday) — US engineering firm Black & Veatch said it has hired Kaushik Mukherjee as its India regional general manager for sales to work with local clients on energy infrastructure. Based in Black & Veatch’s Mumbai office, Mr Mukherjee has 18 years of extensive planning and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) […]

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AUSTRALIA: Australia Pacific LNG agree to 20-year supply deal with Japan’s Kansai Electric

(EnergyAsia, November 24 2011, Thursday) — Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited said it has signed an agreement for the annual supply of one million tonnes of liquefied natural gas to Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company for 20 years. The Australian firm will supply the LNG from its planned export terminal on Curtis Island in Queensland […]

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