Major petroleum tax overhaul rejected

A new report has rejected changes to tax rules that some advocates say could have reaped billions of dollars in extra revenue from the LNG industry.

Miners told to lift local support

Premier Mark McGowan has gently chided the mining and energy sector, saying it needs to lift support for local manufacturing, apprentice training and local employment.

Gas industry weighs impact of export curbs

Major gas exporters on the east coast have promised to ensure higher domestic supplies, but the industry has slammed the federal government's new restrictions on gas exports.

Chevron loses $340m tax appeal

Chevron Australia has lost its appeal of a 2015 Federal Court ruling regarding the company's financial and taxation relationship with its US parent, although the company has not ruled out a High Court appeal.

CKI’s $7.5bn Duet bid approved

A Chinese consortium is set to take control of the Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline and several power stations across WA after regulators and shareholders today approved the $7.5 billion takeover of listed company DUET Group.

Zeta emerges with Bombora takeover plans

Two days after Magnum Gas & Power ended plans to acquire private company Bombora Natural Energy, Perth-based Zeta Petroleum has revealed its own merger plans with the target.

Carnegie raising grows to $18m

Carnegie Clean Energy has tripled the size of its capital raising to $18 million after accepting oversubscriptions from a share purchase plan and undertaking an additional placement.

Woodside continues Pluto expansion pursuit

Woodside Petroleum has engaged contractors to develop concept options for an expansion of the Pluto LNG facility for consideration as early as mid-year, while reporting an 11 per cent drop in March quarter revenue on the back of adverse weather and inventory build up.

Magnum, Bombora end acquisition plans

Plans by private company Bombora Natural Energy to join the ASX through the acquisition by Magnum Gas & Power have fallen through after the deal was terminated by mutual agreement.

Court rejects power station claim

The Japanese owners of the Bluewaters Power Station near Collie face the prospect of substantial payments to the energy market operator, after an incident that has put one of its generating units out of service for up to six months.

Stochastic to be sold by receivers

Oil and gas software developer Stochastic Simulation is expected to be put up for sale, two weeks after it was put into receivership. 

Transerv buys into Canadian gas operation

Oil and gas explorer Transerv Energy is back looking for opportunities overseas after failing to achieve commercial success in Australia, announcing today a $4.9 million farm-in agreement over a producing operation in Canada.

BHP shares up on hedge fund proposal

An international hedge fund holding 4.1 per cent of the shares in BHP Billiton's UK-listed stock wants the global miner to scrap its dual listing in Australia and the UK and spin-off its US petroleum business for listing on the New York share market.

Greater Enfield project a positive for contractors

Offshore oil & gas: Three international players are among those to have won work for Woodside Petroleum's Greater Enfield oil project since it was given the go ahead in the middle of last year.

Gas demand a blue sky opportunity for Woodside

Offshore oil & gas: Woodside Petroleum's February launch of a new supply ship that can use liquefied natural gas as a fuel is an early move in what could be a larger focus on driving new market demand.

Oil price albatross weighs on marine logistics players

Offshore oil & gas: The marine logistics sector is yet to significantly rebound from the lower oil prices of the past few years, although positive signs are emerging.

Tax uncertainty, competition cloud decision making

Special Report- Offshore oil & gas: First gas at the final train of Chevron's Gorgon project and two potential significant Woodside-led brownfields LNG projects are positives for an offshore energy industry under pressure. Click through for four related articles on the sector.

Chopper crew rides above turbulence

Offshore oil & gas: The lack of new construction projects is not too much of a headwind for one helicopter operator.

Valmec lines up $12m in new work

Energy and infrastructure contracting group Valmec has secured $12 million in new contracts, including a $6 million deal with the Water Corporation.

Decmil in solar JV deal

Decmil Group has entered into a joint venture agreement with US-based SolarReserve for the construction of a 70-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in NSW.