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UPDATE 2-EnergyAustralia to buy gas from Port Kembla LNG import terminal

22 May 2019

* Contract starts in Jan 2021 (Adds analyst comment, background)

In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel

20 May 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in what some dubbed the 'climate election' may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy - big coal.

RPT-ANALYSIS-In coal we trust: Australia's voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel

19 May 2019

* $17 bln power investments on hold pending new energy policy

In coal we trust - Australia's voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel

19 May 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in what some dubbed the 'climate election' may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy - big coal.

UPDATE 2-Australia's NSW state approves Port Kembla LNG import terminal

29 Apr 2019

* Aims to deliver first gas in late 2020 (Adds Squadron CEO comments)

Power play: pumped hydro eyes path through Australia's climate wars

17 Apr 2019

KIDSTON, Australia At an abandoned gold mine in Australia's outback, plans are being laid for a large-scale renewable energy project generating continuous power, but its fate may sway on the outcome of next month's national election.

Indian-owned coal mine a flashpoint for Australian election

16 Apr 2019

TOWNSVILLE, Australia On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with "For Lease" signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned $4 billion (£3.06 billion) coal mine should be shelved because of its contribution to climate change.

Australians go to the polls in a 'fair go' election on May 18

11 Apr 2019

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Australians will go to the polls in a general election on May 18 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison fired the starting gun on Thursday on a campaign set to be fought over taxation, climate change and inequality. | Video

Total, partners reach initial agreement on $13 billion Papua LNG project

09 Apr 2019

MELBOURNE France's Total and its partners signed a long-awaited deal with Papua New Guinea on Tuesday that will allow initial work to start on a $13 billion plan to double the country's liquefied natural gas exports.

UPDATE 3-Total, partners reach initial agreement on $13 billion Papua LNG project

09 Apr 2019

* Deal allows initial work to kick off on project -Oil Search

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.