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Pipeline Crack on Sleipner Platform Halts Norway Gas to Britain

Jun 03, 2024

A crack has been found in a two-inch pipeline onboard Norway's offshore Sleipner Riser platform and it is not yet known how long this will take to repair, Norwegian gas pipeline system operator Gassco said on Monday.The outage on Monday halted gas exports from Norway to Britain through the Langeled pipeline, which runs via Sleipner, pushing European gas prices to their highest level this year.(Reuters - Reporting by Nora Buli, editing by Terje Solsvik)

Extreme Asian Heat Spurs LNG Demand Ahead of Summer Months

May 31, 2024

Extreme temperatures across Asia are driving up liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand in the region as importers seek cargoes ahead of summer, with imports in South Asia hitting records.This could tighten available supply and further lift Asian spot prices that have already gained a third since April…

New Dutch Coalition Aims for More Offshore Gas Extraction

May 17, 2024

The incoming Dutch government said on Thursday it will aim to expand offshore natural gas extraction and nuclear energy production as part of plans to reduce the Netherlands' dependence on 'unreliable countries.'In its draft coalition pact,…

Cyprus Seeks Improvements to Chevron-led Plans for Offshore Gas Field

May 02, 2024

Cyprus said on Thursday it wanted to see improvements to Chevron-led plans to extract gas from an offshore field, giving the consortium led by the U.S. major six months to meet its requirements.There have been protracted talks on the future…

US Oil and Gas Production Rebounds

May 01, 2024

U.S. oil and gas production rebounded sharply in February after extensive disruption the previous month caused by freezing wells and other outages stemming from Winter Storm Heather in the middle of January.Nationwide crude and condensates output jumped by 0…

Exxon to Shut Two Platforms in Guyana for Two Weeks for Pipeline Connection

Apr 30, 2024

Exxon Mobil Corp will shut down two offshore oil production projects in Guyana for two weeks each, between July and August, to connect a natural gas pipeline, the company's country head Alistair Routledge told reporters in Georgetown on Tuesday…

Mitsui to Develop Vietnam Gas Field for $740 Million

Mar 29, 2024

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co said on Friday it has reached a final investment decision to develop Vietnam's Block B gas field, with its share of development cost of about $740 million.The project, 330 km (205 miles) off southwest Vietnam…

Qatar's Bigger LNG Expansion to Squeeze US, Other Rivals

Feb 28, 2024

Qatar's planned expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production could see it control nearly 25% share of the global market by 2030 and squeeze out rival projects including in the United States where President Biden paused new export approvals…

Exxon Considering Guyana Offshore Gas Production After 2029

Feb 21, 2024

An ExxonMobil-led consortium is considering its first offshore natural gas production in Guyana, close to the country's maritime border with Suriname, an executive at the U.S. oil and gas group said on Wednesday.Exxon, Hess Corp, and CNOO are…

Woodside Energy, Santos End Talks on $52 Billion Merger

Feb 06, 2024

Australia's Woodside Energy and Santos said on Wednesday they had ended talks to create a possible A$80 billion ($52 billion) global oil and gas giant.Woodside, which is more than twice as large as Santos in terms of market value and revenue…

Shell’s Profit Drops 30% from Previous Year

Feb 01, 2024

Shell on Thursday reported a 2023 profit of $28 billion, a 30% drop from the previous year's record as energy prices and demand cooled, but still allowing the firm to increase its dividend by 4% and extend share repurchases.The British company's…

Santos Receives Drilling Approval for $4.3 Billion Barossa Gas Project

Dec 18, 2023

Australian oil and gas major Santos said on Monday it had received approval for a revised drilling plan at its $4.3 billion Barossa gas project, although the fate of a pipeline to take gas to shore remains locked in a legal dispute.Santos was…

Shell's Prelude FLNG Facility Resumes Operations

Dec 18, 2023

Shell has resumed operations at its Prelude liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility 475 kms (300 miles) off the west coast of Australia and its first cargo could be loaded within days, two industry sources told Reuters on Monday.The timing of the…

Venezuela Prods Majors to Revive Offshore Gas Project

Dec 11, 2023

Venezuela has begun contacting energy firms involved in an long-idled offshore gas project to push them to begin new exploration and operations near its maritime border with Guyana, five people close to the talks said.The request to act on blocks…

OPEC Chief Urges Members to Reject Any COP28 Deal that Targets Fossil Fuels

Dec 08, 2023

OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais has urged OPEC members to reject proposals for any deal under negotiation at the COP28 climate summit which targeted fossil fuels rather than emissions, a letter dated Dec. 6 and seen by Reuters on Friday showed…

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