The three terminals in the Philippines are among six such projects that the DOE has approved. Three others are expected to come online within the next three years, including a project proposed by Shell Plc.
Papua New Guinea has been seeking more control over its oil, gas and mineral resources since electing Prime Minister James Marape in 2019.
Sweden’s Maritime Authority issued a warning about two leaks in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, shortly after a leak on the nearby Nord Stream 2 pipeline was discovered that had prompted Denmark to restrict shipping.
European countries have resisted Russian calls to allow the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to operate and accused Moscow of using energy as a weapon. Russia denies doing so and blames the West for gas shortages.
While the new well control rules proposed by the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have a focus on offshore equipment reliability, some in the oil and gas industry deem the changes unneeded and pricey.
The Groningen Field, operated by a joint venture of Shell and Exxon Mobil, still holds massive reserves of natural gas.
After a U.N. climate summit in Glasgow last year, President Emmanuel Macron’s government signed up to a commitment to end public financing of unabated oil, gas and coal from 2023.
"We would urge increased vigilance, a review of emergency preparedness measures and incident response and information sharing," Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority warned in a letter to operators about unidentified drones flying over Norwegian oil and gas platforms.
An employee of Axis Energy Services was killed in an accident at Exxon Mobil's East Texas oil drilling facility on Sept. 20.
The energy crisis in Europe will last well into 2023 given stagnant global supply and the likelihood of increased competition for LNG, which Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency, warns could unleash a “wild west scenario.”