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Australia's Woodside sees reserve base tripling as new projects progress

19 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australia's Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday laid out plans to triple its gas and oil reserve base as it pursues projects worth over $36 billion in Australia, Senegal and Myanmar.

Global miner BHP taps Australia head Henry as new CEO

14 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE BHP Group Ltd on Thursday named its Australian head Mike Henry to succeed Andrew Mackenzie as the miner's chief executive, shunning calls from some investors for fresh blood from outside the Anglo Australian giant.

Australian High Court agrees to hear ex-Vatican treasurer's sex offences appeal

13 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a final appeal from Vatican treasurer George Pell over his conviction for sexually assaulting two teenaged choir boys. | Video

Australia extends review of Equinor Bight drilling plan

11 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's offshore safety watchdog has asked Equinor ASA to modify its drilling plan before it can win approval to explore for oil and gas off South Australia, the regulator said on Monday.

Japanese-backed Australian LNG import project faces delay

04 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE, Nov 4 Plans for a Japanese-backed project to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Australia have hit a hurdle as the group struggles to lock in customers, including Australia's top gas retailer, Origin Energy.

UPDATE 1-France's Engie looks to set up renewables fund in Australia

31 Oct 2019

MELBOURNE, Oct 31 French energy company Engie plans to set up a renewable energy investment fund in Australia to speed up investment in wind and solar farms, its Australian head said on Thursday.

Rio Tinto smelter closure risk rocks New Zealand's top power supplier

23 Oct 2019

Miner Rio Tinto Ltd on Wednesday flagged it may cut output or shut New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) due to a weak aluminium market and high energy costs, in a potential blow to the country's top power producer, Meridian Energy .

Australia's Woodside aims to hit go on $11 billion gas project in early 2020

17 Oct 2019

MELBOURNE Woodside Petroleum Ltd has pushed out the final approval date for its mammoth Browse gas project but slightly brought forward plans to sign off on its smaller Scarborough project as it races to fill an anticipated global supply gap.

UPDATE 2-Australia's Woodside aims to hit go on $11 bln gas project in early 2020

17 Oct 2019

* CFO says company confident about revised timetables (Recasts and updates throughout with CFO interview)

Australia's AGL Energy tiptoes into telcos after scrapping Vocus bid

16 Oct 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's AGL Energy Ltd on Wednesday offered to buy local telecom firm Southern Phone Company in its second attempt this year to expand into the telco sector, aiming to cross-sell broadband and data to its large base of power and gas customers.

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