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Qatargas Changes Name

Sep 14, 2023

Qatargas has changed its name to “QatarEnergy LNG,” to emphasize a future vision for Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, QatarEnergy said Thursday.'With a new name and logo, “QatarEnergy LNG” will continue to deliver on its commitment to safety…

BP Begins Search for New CEO with No Clear Front-runner

Sep 14, 2023

BP CEO Bernard Looney's abrupt resignation has thrown the British oil major into a leadership crisis with no groomed front-runner to succeed him, company and industry sources said on Wednesday.Several current and former BP insiders were seen as potential candidates to succeed Looney…

EXPLAINER-What Can Australia's Labour Tribunal Do in Chevron's Dispute with LNG Workers?

Sep 13, 2023

Chevron has asked Australia's Fair Work Commission (FWC) to intervene in its dispute with workers on strike at two major liquefied natural gas facilities, banking on new laws that came into effect in June and which empower the industrial arbitrator…

BP Sticking with Energy Transition Strategy, says Interim CEO

Sep 13, 2023

BP's interim CEO Murray Auchincloss said on Wednesday the company won't be derailed from its energy transition strategy by former leader Bernard Looney's abrupt resignation amid misconduct allegations.BP scaled back its energy transition strategy…

EU's Von der Leyen Pledges More Support for Wind Industry

Sep 13, 2023

The European Union will put forward a package of measures to support Europe's wind power industry as renewable energy companies struggle with challenges including inflation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday…

TIMELINE-Chevron LNG Workers Go on Strike, Threatening Global Supply

Sep 11, 2023

Chevron Australia said on Monday it no longer expects to reach a deal with unions and would try an untested legal strategy to stop industrial action at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities as unions prepare for full-scale strikes. The…

Gabon Junta Names Former Eramet Executive as Petrol Minister

Sep 11, 2023

A junta that seized power in OPEC-member state Gabon appointed Marcel Abeke, a former executive of French miner Eramet as the country's new petrol minister on Saturday.Abeke was an executive of the company which operates a manganese mine in…

Chevron Gambles on Untested Laws to Halt Australia LNG Strike Action

Sep 11, 2023

Chevron Australia no longer expects to reach a deal with unions and will instead pursue an untested legal strategy to stop industrial action at its Gorgon and Wheatstone liquefied natural gas facilities as unions prepare for full-scale strikes…

Chevron Australia LNG Workers Start Strike. What Happens Now?

Sep 08, 2023

Workers at Chevron's liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia, which produce 5.1% of the world's supply of the super-chilled fuel, went on strike on Friday after mediation talks ended without a deal.WHAT'S NEXT?Unions kicked off action with short work stoppages and bans on certain tasks…

Spencer Takes the Helm as Managing Director at Norwegian Oil Firm DNO

Sep 08, 2023

The Norwegian oil and gas DNO has appointed Christopher Spencer as Managing Director as Bjørn Dale steps down as part of a planned management transition initiated last year.Spencer has been DNO’s Chief Operating Officer since 2021. Before joining DNO six years ago…

Strikes Start at Major Chevron Australia LNG Projects, No Talks Planned

Sep 08, 2023

Workers at Chevron's liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia went on strike on Friday after talks broke down, potentially disrupting output from facilities that account for over 5% of global supply.No further talks were scheduled between the unions and the U…

Chevron, Repsol Quit Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks in Mexican Gulf

Sep 08, 2023

Energy companies Chevron and Repsol decided to quit offshore oil and gas exploration areas in Mexico, the regulator for the sector said on Thursday, joining more than a dozen other companies after disappointing results.Both had won the blocks in the Gulf of Mexico in a tender process…

JERA Sees Muted Impact on LNG Prices from Potential Strike in Australia

Sep 07, 2023

Japan's JERA, one of the world's biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), expects a muted impact on the market from a potential strike in Australia thanks to high stocks and low seasonal demand, a top executive said on Thursday.'I think the real impact is not much…

Narve Hansen to Lead Norway´s First Offshore Wind Accelerator

Sep 06, 2023

Norwegian Offshore Wind has hired former Antler director Narve Hansen to lead the work with Norway´s first offshore wind accelerator.  'My vision is to bring the industry together to shed light on the most critical challenges in offshore wind…

Plotting Russian Exit, Wintershall Dea Says Remaining Business is Strong

Sep 06, 2023

German oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea on Wednesday tried to assuage fears that the hit from its planned Russian exit could be too painful, saying its remaining operations were strong and stable. Chief Executive Mario Mehren told Reuters that the company considered its Germany…

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