88 Energy raises more funds for Icewine project

Alaskan-focused oil and gas explorer 88 Energy has attracted two US-based investors for an $11 million capital raising to bolster its balance sheet.

SCEE shares hit by loss warning

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering shares lost nearly a quarter of their value today after the company warned of a $2 million loss for the six months to December.

Santos sheds Victoria gas assets for $82m

Energy giant Santos has agreed to sell its Victorian gas assets to Cooper Energy for up to $82 million.

Energy, gold players building export case

Iron ore producers have maintained their dominance over the BNiQ Search Engine Biggest Exporters list, as LNG producers are slow to start up. Click through to see the annual list of the state's biggest exporting companies.

Santos narrows sales, output guidance

Santos has narrowed its full-year sales guidance to the top end of its previous target range after total sales volumes leapt 31 per cent in the September quarter, compared with the same period last year.

Nido launches $32m raising

Philippines-focused oil and gas play Nido Petroleum has launched a $31.9 million capital raising to fund drilling work at its Galoc project.

Enerji calls in administrators

Perth-based thermal energy company Enerji has appointed KordaMentha as administrators after running into debt problems with one of its creditors.

Woodside lifts output

Woodside Petroleum has reported a sharp increase in September quarter sales revenue and production, helped by record volumes at its liquefied natural gas facilities.

Empire shareholders seek board shake-up

Dissident shareholders are seeking to shake up the board of Empire Oil & Gas at the energy company's annual general meeting next month.

Barnett confirms Western Power IPO option

Premier Colin Barnett has confirmed plans for an initial public offering of Western Power are on the table, while the opposition has blamed the privatisation plans for the alleged cancellation of a contract with a major supplier.

Carnarvon surges on gas test results

Shares in local oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum have surged on better than expected results at its Roc-2 well test offshore Port Hedland.

Enerji flags debt problems

Thermal energy company Enerji has requested its shares be halted from trade after receiving a letter of demand from one of its large creditors.

WA LNG exports to be 25mt in FY17

Western Australian gas producers shipped 2.2 million tonnes of LNG in September as quarterly exports were up 45 per cent nationally on last year, according to consultancy EnergyQuest.

BP pulls plug on Bight exploration

Oil giant BP's decision to abandon exploration plans in the Great Australian Bight could mean that the region will remain unexplored for some time.

Pacific shareholder trades $50m stake

Power generation company Pacific Energy's second-largest shareholder has sold its $50 million stake in the business to a number of undisclosed investors.

Renewables to take some time: BHP

BHP Billiton expects renewable energy to grow at the higher end of expectations but says non-renewable fuels will remain the lowest cost sources in major energy markets for the foreseeable future.

McGowan won't expand fracking ban

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has ruled out extending a ban on fracking beyond three regions if he wins the March state election.

Powerful case for microgrid tech

Western Australia is emerging as a market leader in the uptake of microgrid technology in electricity markets, with recent announcements by Horizon Power and Carnegie Wave Energy part of broader moves across the sector.

In search of energy policy blend

If the Western Australian government is seeking a marketing advantage over other states, it has just been handed one in the form of the disastrous energy policy destabilising the rest of the country.

Renewable shift for Onslow

More than half of the electricity used in the Pilbara town of Onslow will be sourced from renewable sources by 2020, with the state government today announcing it will be home to Australia's largest distributed generation microgrid.