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  • Queensland Urged to Switch Public Schools, Libraries and Hospitals to Solar

    The installation of rooftop solar on Queensland’s public buildings, including public libraries, schools and the state’s prisons, could provide a significant boost to the state’s solar capacity, according to new analysis published by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).   The report suggests that there are…

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  • OKEA confirmed as new operator of North Sea Aurora licences

    OKEA has secured approval from Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to become operator of two licences in the North Sea containing the Aurora gas discovery.   In July the company signed a sales and purchase agreement with Equinor covering the latter’s 40% operated interest…

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  • Philippines Lifts South China Sea Moratorium

    The Philippines has lifted its moratorium on oil and gas exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea, a move which was welcomed by China and boosted the shares of the Southeast Asian nation’s energy producers.   Resume-to-work notices were issued to Philippine National…

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  • Africa Energy gets shareholder approval for South African deal

    Africa Energy has received approval from shareholders for a transaction which will see the company increase its interest in the Total-operated Block 11B/12B, located offshore South Africa, from 4.9 per cent to ten per cent.   Africa Energy entered into agreements to increase its effective…

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  • Double E natural gas pipeline approved by FERC

    Summit Midstream Partners LP’s (SMLP) Double E Pipeline LLC, a joint venture in which SMLP owns a 70% operating interest, has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval to build and operate its 1.35-bcfd Double E Pipeline.   Double E will deliver natural gas…

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  • Enbridge Line 5 tunnel design 90% complete

    Enbridge Inc has completed about 90% of initial design work on its 4.5-mile Great Lakes Tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. The tunnel will house its 540,000-b/d Line 5 liquids pipeline.   The company expects to begin tunnel construction in 2021 for 2024…

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  • Sleipnir SSCV installs Tolmount platform in North Sea

    Heerema’s Sleipnir, the LNG-powered world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel, has installed the Tolmount platform In the Southern North Sea.   Heerema said on the 15th October that the project consisted of installing the 2,350 metric ton jacket and 2,500 metric ton topside constructed by Rosetti…

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