Natural Gas and LNG©2014 Petroleum Economist60Natural Gas and LNGAustralia ready to reap rewardsDespite high development costs the country will soon be the world’s biggest LNG exporter – and offers plenty more in the upstream too, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTAustralia's obstacle course Australia, primed to be the world’s largest LNG producer, will need to overcome soaring development costs and tempt new buyers in India and Southeast Asia to keep momentum going, writes Tony Regan, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTFLNG: Charting a new course Offshore liquefaction facilities can make Australia’s LNG sector competitive, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTQueensland, the CBM-to-LNG powerhouseThe state is taking advantage of its vast coal resources to carve out a new niche, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTCollaboration on cards for LNGSurging development costs have put the next wave of projects on ice, but gas players are finally teaming up to help trim costs, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTCautious explorers still eyeing new opportunitiesHigh costs and mature areas have not deterred investors from Australia's upstream, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTOil, gas and spy games in the Timor SeaClaims of skullduggery reignite battle for riches in contested waters, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTTesting times for Australia’s big gas players The country’s major energy firms are looking further afield for growth, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTVery forward about going backwards The country’s short-term perspective and regressive approach to climate policy is drawing flak, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTRefinery troubles lead to rising import dependence But Australia will benefit from proximity to Asia’s new facilities, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTFacing up to the challenge The biggest difficulty facing upstream companies is not finding reserves – it is bringing fields on stream on time and on budget, argue Antoine Rostand, Tamás Seregi and Arnold Volkenborn, from Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC), 05 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTWPC delegates take hard look at Russia’s energy future, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTGazprom and OMV forge South Stream Austria, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTTanzania discovery points to four-train LNG, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTAngola’s Clov lifts Total, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTCan gas see off coal?Without a price on carbon, gas is generally seen as an expensive alternative to cheap coal. But the increasingly fungible nature of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and potential market innovations could see gas overtake coal as Asia’s fuel of choice. Damon Evans reports, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTShell bags nearly $6bn for Woodside stake, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTTaking a betInterest in Morocco's hydrocarbons sector is growing. Yet with only a number of high-profile exploration failures to its credit, will explorers take the chance? Sherelle Jacobs reports, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTIEA sees Golden Age for China gas, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTPipelines, not LNG, for East Med gas, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTBulgaria halts South Stream construction, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTExplorers gear up for 2015 Falklands campaign, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTRussia pushes to revive western China gas route, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTIEA warns of looming energy investment shortfall, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTBoom times for Bolivian gasProduction and exports are on the rise, but the country urgently needs to find new reserves and markets, writes Justin Jacobs, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTAsia and Australasia NIBS, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTMiddle East NIBS, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTLatin America NIBS, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTNorth America NIBS, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTAfrica NIBS, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT