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Record LNG Capacity to Get Green Light in 2019

Jan 04, 2019

A record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production is expected to get the green light in 2019 amid strong global demand, especially from China, analysts said.A final investment decision (FID) could be taken on more than 60 million tonnes per annum of LNG capacity this year…

Qatar to Invest USD 20 bln in US Energy Sector

Dec 16, 2018

Peninsular Arab country Qatar has said that it plans to invest more than $20 billion in the US energy sector over the next five years.According to a report in Reuters, minister of state for energy affairs of the energy-rich Qatar Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi…

Qatar Buys Eni's Mexican Oil Stakes

Dec 16, 2018

Qatar Petroleum (QP) signed an agreement with Italy’s Eni SpA to acquire a 35% stake in three offshore oil Fields in Mexico.The agreement cover the Amoca, Mizton, and Tecoalli offshore oil fields, which lie in Area 1 in Mexico’s Campeche Bay…

Petronet Seeks Long-term Deal to Buy US LNG

Dec 10, 2018

Top Indian gas importer Petronet LNG is looking to sign a deal in a year's time to buy at least 1 million tonnes of U.S. natural gas annually for a period of up to 10 years, as it pushes to diversify its supply sources beyond the Middle East…

Australia Becomes No.1 LNG Exporter

Dec 10, 2018

Australia has overtaken Qatar as the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time in November, Reuters reported quoting data from Refinitiv Eikon.According to the data provided, Australia shipped out 6.7936 million tonnes of LNG in Novemebr…

Qatar Quits OPEC to Focus on LNG

Dec 04, 2018

Qatar said Monday that it will leave the oil cartel OPEC on January 1 after nearly 60 years.  The announcement was made in a series of tweets.Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, announced Qatar’s withdrawal from OPEC and said the organization was informed…

Qatar to Leave OPEC

Dec 03, 2018

Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price slide…

Eni in Talks to Grow Presence in the Gulf

Dec 02, 2018

Italian major Eni is in talks to grow its footprint in Oman and the United Arab Emirates as part of plans to build its asset base in the oil-rich Gulf and offset its reliance on Africa, a source close to the matter said.The international oil company has a limited presence in the Middle East…

Bangladesh Resolves FSRU Issues

Nov 19, 2018

Bangladesh will resume liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports this week after resolving issues with its sole floating storage and regasification (FSRU) unit, a senior official said on Monday.Two cargoes, meant to be delivered on Nov. 7 and Nov…

CEFC Paid Out Compensation After Rosneft Stake Deal Fell Through

Nov 19, 2018

CEFC paid almost 225 million euros ($257 million) in compensation to a consortium of Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore after the Chinese firm's deal to buy a stake in Russian oil firm Rosneft fell through, a document showed.The chief executive of Rosneft…

Rosneft's CEO Says VTB Did Not Finance Share Sale

Nov 14, 2018

Russian state bank VTB did not finance the recent deal by Qatar to buy a stake in Rosneft and it is verifiable by looking at who has the oil giant's shares as collateral, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said on Wednesday.Reuters reported last week that…

Total: Will be Disappointed if it Misses Out on Qatar LNG Expansion

Oct 26, 2018

French oil and gas major Total will be disappointed if it misses out on Qatar's planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion, the company's Chief Financial Officer said on Friday.'We are very interested in Qatar LNG with the decision made by…

India's Petronet LNG says Talks to Invest in Qatar Have Slowed

Oct 15, 2018

India's Petronet LNG Ltd said on Monday its talks to invest in Qatar's exploration and production sector had 'slowed down,' as the company had not been able to reach an agreement on pricing with the Middle Eastern nation.'Qatar is still at a very preliminary stage…

Qatargas, PetroChina Sign 22-Years LNG Supply Deal

Sep 10, 2018

Qatargas, the world’s largest LNG producer,  has announced a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with PetroChina International Company Limited, a unit of PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina), to supply China with around 3.4 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per annum…

Shell Active in Mideast, Russia Crude Liftings

Apr 20, 2018

Oil major buys various grades from Qatar, UAE, Russia; re-sells Qatar Marine and Sokol. Royal Dutch Shell has snapped up more than 8 million barrels of Middle East and Russian crude oil loading in June and resold some cargoes at higher premiums as it profits from robust demand in Asia…

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