Coronavirus Paralyzes Oil, Gas Sales into China
Short-term sales of crude oil and liquefied natural gas into China almost ground to a halt this week as the coronavirus slows economic activity and cuts demand and buyers ponder legal action to avoid having to honor purchase agreements, trade sources said.Typically, trade would have revived after the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of January, but China has extended the break into February to try to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has claimed nearly 500 lives.As a result…
FLNG Market to Touch $17.5Bln by 2026
The global floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market is estimated to grow at CAGR above 5.2% over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026 and reach the market value around $17.5 billion by 2026.Increasing demand for clean fuel techniques and increasing concentrate on sustainable energy blend will boost FLNG market growth, said a report by Acumen Research and Consulting.Rapid depletion of fossil fuel, combined with continuing carbon footprint reductions, will promote favorable company development.According to the International Energy Agency (IEA)…
Rio Tinto Hires CFO Stausholm from Maersk
Major miner Rio Tinto named Jacob Stausholm, formerly CFO of Danish shipping company A.P.
Cheniere Mulls Third Liquefaction Train at Corpus Christi
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said it planned to make a final investment decision to build the third liquefaction train at its Corpus Christi LNG export facility in Texas in the first half of 2018:Cheniere said on Friday its Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings LLC subsidiary engaged financial institutions to arrange up to $6.4 billion of credit facilities. The unit already has about $4.6 billion of existing credit facilities.Cheniere said it will use the credit facilities to fund a portion of the costs of developing…
Top LNG Buyers Form Alliance to Push for Flexible Contracts
The world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers are clubbing together to secure more flexible supply contracts in a move that further shifts power to buyers rather than producers. Japan, China and South Korea are the world's biggest LNG importers, accounting for about 55 percent of global purchases, according to data from energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie. The countries' biggest respective buyers are joining together to extract concessions from producers that would give them supply flexibility such as having the right to re-sell imports to third parties…
Kay Appointed CEO of Beach Energy
Beach Energy Ltd has appointed Matthew Kay as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 17, 2016 or such earlier date as is available and mutually agreed. Kay holds tertiary qualifications in economics and a Master of Business Administration. He has over 25 years’ experience, and extensive senior leadership experience in the oil and gas industry. He is presently Executive General Manager, Strategy and Commercial at Oil Search Limited. Kay joined Oil Search in 2014 after 12 years at Woodside Petroleum Limited and was before that at Santos Limited.
Egypt Receives LNG Shipment from Australia
Egypt received a cargo of liquefied natural gas from Australia after the exporter sent two shipments to the region in the past two years, signaling increasing demand, reports The Daily Star. The Woodside Rogers tanker arrived at Egypt's Ain Sokhna terminal Thursday after loading at Australia's Dampier port on May 12, according to ship-tracking data on Bloomberg. The 159,760-cubic-metre cargo aboard the Woodside Rogers loaded at the port of Dampier, which serves as the loading point for two LNG export plants, Pluto and North West Shelf. Both plants are operated by Woodside Petroleum.
Oil Price Plunge Delivers Mixed Results for Australia
The plunge in oil prices since mid-2014 will lift airline profitability, ease pressure on mining companies, perk up retailers, but strain the oil and gas sector, Moody's Investors Service said in its analytical report "Low Oil Price Will Lift Airline Profitability; Pressure Oil and Gas Producers" authored by Maurice O'Connell and Matthew Moore, both Moody's Vice Presidents. "The benchmark Brent crude price plunge will boost Australian airlines' profitability, cash flows and credit metrics into 2016, but the mining sector will benefit to a lesser degree," O'Connell said.