Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Jan. 17 flagged higher-than-expected investment spending for 2019 as it steps up early work on the two big natural gas developments that will drive its growth in the next decade.
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Australia overtook Qatar as the world's largest exporter of LNG for the first time in November, data from Refinitiv Eikon showed on Dec. 10.
Taiwan imported its first Ichthys LNG cargo from Australia, the country's state-owned CPC Corp said on Nov. 26.
Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's biggest listed oil and gas explorer, said on Nov. 20 it had signed a 20-year gas supply deal with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd.
Inpex Corp. is this week set to load the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from its long-delayed Ichthys project in northwestern Australia, sources familiar with the matter said.
Woodside is also accelerating plans to build a pipeline to move gas from its Scarborough development.
Norway’s Equinor said on Aug. 28 it is considering whether to build a pioneering offshore wind farm with floating turbines to supply electricity to two North Sea oilfields as part of a strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The Quadrant takeover gives Santos a business that is the leading supplier of gas into the Western Australian market with strong and stable cash flows.
Norway's Hoegh LNG has won a tender to supply a floating LNG import terminal for a consortium aiming to import LNG to Australia's east coast from 2020 in a push to boost local supply.