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2017-12-18 12:20:00

AUSTRALIA STOPS COAL

AUSTRALIA STOPS COAL

PLATTS - National Australia Bank announced Thursday it will no longer provide financing for new thermal coal projects.

"While we will continue to support our existing customers across the mining and energy sectors, including those with existing coal assets, NAB will no longer finance new thermal coal mining projects," the company said in a statement.

NAB, one of Australia's four major banks, said it has an important role to play in the transition to a low carbon economy.

"An orderly approach to the low carbon transition is critical to ensure Australians can continue to have access to secure, reliable and affordable energy and support our economy," NAB said.

The announcement come after the state government of Queensland earlier this week asked the national government to veto a federal loan worth A$900 million ($681 million) to fund infrastructure to advance Adani's 60 million mt/year Carmichael thermal coal project in the state.

A number of Chinese banks have also recently announced they will not finance the Carmichael project.

Another of Australia's four major banks, the Commonwealth Bank, announced in mid-November that it intends to reduce financing to coal projects, S&P Global Platts reported earlier.

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Earlier:

 AUSTRALIAN OIL UP
2017, October, 25, 12:10:00

AUSTRALIAN OIL UP

The S&P/ASX 200 Energy index added 0.7 per cent, with Beach Energy – the recent buyer of Origin Energy’s conventional oil and gas business assets – up 2.8 per cent, Origin up 1.1 per cent and Caltex Australia up 1 per cent.

 

 AUSTRALIAN LNG UP ANEW
2017, October, 23, 11:25:00

AUSTRALIAN LNG UP ANEW

Australia became the world’s second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2015 and is likely to overtake Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter by 2019. As Australia’s LNG exports have increased, primarily from LNG projects in eastern Australia, the country has had natural gas supply shortages in eastern and southeastern Australia and an increase in domestic natural gas prices.

 

 AUSTRALIAN LNG UP
2017, July, 21, 09:00:00

AUSTRALIAN LNG UP

Australia's LNG exports in fiscal 2017-2018 (July-June) will be 63 million mt, after it crossed, for the first time, 50 million mt in fiscal 2016-2017, energy consultancy EnergyQuest said in its forecast on Wednesday.

 

 AUSTRALIA - CHINA LNG UP
2017, June, 28, 15:00:00

AUSTRALIA - CHINA LNG UP

Among China's LNG suppliers Australia has fared best, with imports rising 42.7 percent in the first five months to 5.39 million tonnes, almost double that of second-placed Qatar at 2.84 million tonnes.

 

 AUSTRALIAN LNG CONTROL
2017, June, 24, 09:40:00

AUSTRALIAN LNG CONTROL

Australia is set to apply LNG export controls, aimed at securing domestic supply of gas and keeping prices of the fuel in check, from January 1, the government announced earlier this week despite industry warnings about the decision's potential impact on energy investment.

 

 AUSTRALIAN LNG INFLATION
2016, October, 31, 18:45:00

AUSTRALIAN LNG INFLATION

“The rampant cost inflation on Australian projects combined with the collapse in oil prices is damaging for a lot of these projects,” said Neil Beveridge, analyst at Bernstein. LNG prices have been affected by a supply glut and are also linked to oil prices in Asia.

 

 AUSTRALIAN LNG: 25 MLN MT
2016, October, 14, 18:40:00

AUSTRALIAN LNG: 25 MLN MT

The three facilities have the combined capacity to supply 25mn mt/yr of LNG –equal to about 8% of the world’s production, Bechtel said October 11.

 

 

 

 

Tags: AUSTRALIA, ENERGY, COAL

Chronicle:

AUSTRALIA STOPS COAL
2018, July, 16, 10:35:00

CHINA'S INVESTMENT FOR NIGERIA: $14+3 BLN

AN - China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) is willing to invest $3 billion in its existing oil and gas operation in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Sunday following a meeting with the Chinese in Abuja.

AUSTRALIA STOPS COAL
2018, July, 16, 10:30:00

LIBYA'S OIL DOWN 160 TBD

REUTERS - Production at Libya’s giant Sharara oil field was expected to fall by at least 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) on Saturday after two staff were abducted in an attack by an unknown group, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

AUSTRALIA STOPS COAL
2018, July, 16, 10:25:00

BAHRAIN'S GDP UP 3.2%

IMF - Output grew by 3.8 percent in 2017, underpinned by a resilient non-hydrocarbon sector, with robust implementation of GCC-funded projects as well as strong activity in the financial, hospitality, and education sectors. The banking system remains stable with large capital buffers. Growth is projected to decelerate over the medium term.

AUSTRALIA STOPS COAL
2018, July, 16, 10:20:00

NIGERIA'S GDP UP 2%

IMF - Higher oil prices and short-term portfolio inflows have provided relief from external and fiscal pressures but the recovery remains challenging. Inflation declined to its lowest level in more than two years. Real GDP expanded by 2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of last year. However, activity in the non-oil non-agricultural sector remains weak as lower purchasing power weighs on consumer demand and as credit risk continues to limit bank lending.

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