INDIA: Adani Group says Modi government and Australia’s Queensland state offer to help develop coal mining project

(EnergyAsia, November 18 2014, Tuesday) — India’s Adani Group said it has secured agreements from the Indian government and Australia’s Queensland state to support its proposed US$7 billion investment to develop the Carmichael coal mine and rail and port infrastructure.   This complete article is available to Members Only […]  

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MARKETS: Brent well below US$80, WTI under US$75 as oil crashes to lowest levels since Sept 2010

(EnergyAsia, November 14 2014, Friday) — The oil markets continued crashing late into Thursday in the New York with North Sea Brent settling well below support at US$80 a barrel while US WTI broke through US$75. Brent settled at US$77.83, down US$2.46 from the previous day, while WTI was hovering at around US$74.42 in late […]

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ASIA: Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India establish gas pipeline consortium

(EnergyAsia, November 14 2014, Friday) — The state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India have established a company that will build, own and operate a planned 1,800-km pipeline linking the four countries, said Asian Development Bank (ADB) which was appointed project adviser last November. The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline will be equally owned […]

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MALAYSIA: Petronas to acquire remaining 47% stake in Melaka refinery for US$635 million

(EnergyAsia, November 13 2014, Thursday) — Malaysian state energy firm Petronas said it will fully own Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd (MRC) when it completes the buy-out of its US partner’s 47% stake for US$635 million in cash. Petronas will take full control of MRC’s 170,000 b/d refinery in Melaka state on the west coast […]

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CHINA: IEA says will keep watch over state-owned firms now in control 7% of global oil production

(EnergyAsia, November 12 2014, Wednesday) — Having invested a total of US$73 billion in upstream assets over the last three years, Chinese state-owned firms now control around seven percent of global crude oil production of over 93 million b/d, said the International Energy Agency (IEA).   This complete article is available to Members Only […] […]

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MALAYSIA: Puma Energy continues Asian expansion with opening of large bitumen terminal in Johor state

(EnergyAsia, November 7 2014, Friday) — One of the world’s largest bitumen terminals with the capacity to store 74,000 tonnes of the petroleum product for paving roads officially started up in Malaysia’s Johor state this week. Puma Energy, a Singapore-based global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, said it held an opening ceremony for the […]

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MARKETS: Crude oil futures rebound after hitting four-year lows, WTI at US$76.46, Brent US$81.63

(EnergyAsia, November 6 2014, Thursday) — Crude’s relentless drive to test new lows was briefly interrupted on the overnight New York markets by unconfirmed fears of a terror attack in Saudi Arabia and a smaller-than-expected buildup in US crude stocks. US WTI touched a low of US$76.46 a barrel while North Sea slumped to US$81.63 […]

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