Russian gas producer Novatek said on  that it had signed agreements with two Chinese companies to sell a combined 20 percent stake in its new liquefied natural gas project, Arctic LNG 2. Under the agreement, the Chinese firms -CNOOC and CNODC - will become shareholders in the Arctic LNG project...
Russian gas transiting Ukraine to the EU has hit record high levels, almost 300 million cubic meters a day, Serhiy Makogon, director of Ukraine’s Gas Transit System, writes on Facebook. Ukraine Business News reports that Makogon speculates in his Facebook post that Gazprom may be accelerating pre-holiday sales in...
China announced it would raise tariffs on US LNG imports (liquefied natural gas) amid a series of additional levies, a move that could further reduce US LNG shipments to the world’s fastest growing importer of the fuel. So far this year, only two LNG vessels have gone from the United...
Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco announced their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company, have signed a heads of agreement (HOA). The HOA anticipates the negotiation and finalization of a definitive 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale-and-purchase agreement (SPA) for five million tons per annum (Mtpa) of LNG offtake...
Lukoil has closed on its $800 million purchase of a 25% non-operating interest in the Marine XII License area operated offshore Congo by ENI. African Global energy was the seller. New Age (African Global Energy) Limited (‘New Age’ or ‘the Company’) announces that its subsidiary New Age M12 Holdings Limited...
The US shale production decline is likely to continue, despite a bounce back in demand since April, the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. rig count is at its lowest since 2005; only 176 oil rigs are currently active nation-wide. Drilling permits in July dropped to their lowest level...
The Chevron Anadarko deal targets Permian growth with their recent merger. Following the recent news that Chevron Corp (Chevron) will acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp (Anadarko) for US$33 billion, Jonathan Markham, Upstream Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the deal: “The...
Gazprom PJSC forecasts a conservative natural gas production outlook for 2019, based on warm weather and growing competition from Russian-piped super-chilled fuel. “We plan to produce 495 Bcm of gas this year,” deputy CEO Vitaly Markelov said in an interview to Gazprom's in-house publication, excerpted by Bloomberg. Markelov was reiterating...
Russia's President Vladimir Putin tasked Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller to look into supplying Yamal gas to China via pipeline through Mongolia. "I would like to refer to the issue that we have repeatedly discussed with you and with Chinese partners, I mean the possibility of using the resources of...
ENI and Total will explore Caspian oil and gas blocks in offshore Kazakhstan, targeting Abay and Kashagan, plus onshore Karachaganak and Dunga. ENI is focused on exploration offshore in Kazakhstan while Total works onshore. Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunayGas and Eni Isatay, a subsidiary of the Italian energy company Eni, plan to...