Author: Kwok W Wan
US stockdraw cushions oil-price slump
11 August 2011
Oil markets track collapsing financial markets
Traders playing the Atlantic-Pacific LNG price spread
11 August 2011
Traders are taking advantage of the Atlantic-Pacific LNG price spread, but the window may be about to shut
Bank bulls keep faith in falling oil market
9 August 2011
Leading investment banks see strong crude prices, despite global financial turmoil, citing stronger emerging-market oil demand and reduced production capacity as upward drivers
Oil and gas whacked in global market bloodbath
5 August 2011
The meltdown of global financial markets struck oil and gas shares as well as commodity prices yesterday, with no let-up in the bloodbath in sight as trade opened today
Oil prices plunge as economic storm builds
4 August 2011
Bearish inventory figures and global struggle to maintain growth drag prices
E.On and Gazprom in gas-price deadlock
2 August 2011
E.On Ruhrgas is taking Gazprom to arbitration over long-term gas pricing in a process that could take years – and has the potential to seriously hurt the Germany utility
Australian LNG projects scramble for CBM resources
1 August 2011
The race is on to be Australia’s first CBM-LNG exporter, but an obstacle has been dropped on the course
Oil market braced for US debt-ceiling stand-off
28 July 2011
Crude prices were range-bound this week, with the market bracing itself for the conclusion of the US debt ceiling stand-off
LNG bulls build up head of steam as prices continue to rise
28 July 2011
Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices are rising and will continue to rise over the next few months, even years
Driving China's billion-dollar boom in LNG vehicles
26 July 2011
The need to reduce emissions and pollution from transport is fuelling a boom in China's small-scale LNG sector
Oil mixed on Eurozone debt crisis; natgas up on US heat wave
21 July 2011
Brent at around $118.75 a barrel; US WTI up by a dollar, at $99.80/b
BHP agrees $12.1 bn for US shale gas firm Petrohawk
15 July 2011
BHP Billiton has agreed to buy US shale-gas producer Petrohawk Energy for $12.1 billion, with the Anglo-Australian mining group taking a second big step into the unconventional energy sector
Tethys Petroleum leads charge into Afghanistan
14 July 2011
The UK independent could be the first company to re-enter Afghanistan's upstream
Oil up on US QE3 possibility, large crude withdrawals; gas rises with temperatures
14 July 2011
North Sea Brent trading around $118.75/b; WTI up by $1.50/b at $98.70/b
Oil up on Opec dispute; computer duel brings flash crash for US gas
9 June 2011
No consensus or decision on increasing oil output
Miller unveils Gazprom's five-year plan
9 June 2011
Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller has another five years at the helm of the world’s largest gas producer and he has big plans for growth
Statoil weighs gas contracts revamp amid pressure
7 June 2011
Statoil is in talks about changes to its long-term, oil-indexed gas contracts after coming under pressure to include a greater spot price element, Rune Bjørnson, the Norwegian firm’s senior vice president for gas said today
Gas golden age hinges on frack standards
6 June 2011
IEA sees unconventional future depending on wider acceptance
Germany's nuclear plants to shut down by 2022
31 May 2011
Other power-hungry countries unlikely to follow German reactor decision
Oil prices creep up on Chinese power shortage; US natgas steady
26 May 2011
Mainly bearish US inventory report is outweighed
Desperate Japan buys pricy Nigerian LNG
25 May 2011
Widening price gap pulls spot cargoes to Asia from Atlantic basin
Japanese energy dims but still burns after Fukushima
25 May 2011
What does Japan’s energy picture look like in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami?
Gazprom fires first salvo in European gas war
23 May 2011
Gas pipelines and LNG prepare to battle for market supremacy in Europe
Shell first to launch FLNG production
20 May 2011
The world's first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production plant was approved by Shell today
LNG can’t beat pipeline gas, Wingas claims
19 May 2011
Northwest Europe has imported record amounts of LNG, but the prices can't beat pipeline gas
EXCLUSIVE: Qadhafi sourcing fuel from Turkey and Italy
17 May 2011
Italian and Turkish fuel is still being shipped to government-controlled western Libya, providing Muammar Qadhafi's regime with fuel to sustain its war effort against rebels in the east