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Total awarded Abu Dhabi oil concession

French oil company Total has been awarded a new 40-year concession for a minority interest in the 15 principal oil fields of Abu Dhabi, beating our several competitors also competing for the contract

Mexico's CFE awards Waha-San Elizario natural gas pipeline

Mexico's National Electricity Commission (CFE) has awarded the Waha-San Elizario natural gas pipeline project in Texas state to a consortium comprising Energy Transfer Partners, Mastec y Carso Energy

BG Group strikes oil services deal with KBR

British multinational oil and gas firm BG Group has signed an agreement with KBR that will allow the former to cut costs whilst hiring experienced contractors at short notice

National parks ban for UK shale

The UK government has confirmed it will ban shale gas developments in National Parks, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Legal adviser appointed for TAPI gas pipeline

King & Spalding has been appointed as legal adviser to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the proposed 1,800km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline

Shell signs LNG supply agreement with Jordan

The government of Jordan has signed a roughly $2.5 billion five-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Royal Dutch Shell, as it continues to try and decrease debilitating national energy import costs

Yamal LNG signs Gazprom deal

The sponsors of the $26.9 billion Yamal LNG project have signed an offtake deal with Gazprom’s Singapore subsidiary, which will see the in-construction plant ship its eventual output to India and the Far East.

First State Investments reaches final close on EDIF fund

First State Investments has reached close on its €2 billion ($2.25 billion) European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF) after a fifth and final round of fundraising for the six-year-old fund

Afren seeks amortisation deferral

UK-listed oil and gas independent says that it wants to defer $50 million in amortisation on its corporate debt as part of a wider restructuring

UBS bridge for Kinder Morgan’s Hiland shale acquisition

UBS is providing Kinder Morgan with a $2.025 billion bridge financing for its $3 billion acquisition of Hiland Partners, an oil and gas gathering, processing and transportation services provider

APA Group completes QCLNG acquisition

APA Group has completed an entitlement offer to fund its acquisition of the Queensland Curtis LNG pipeline

Vietnam’s Vung Ro starts to approach banks

Vung Ro Petroleum is understood to have started informal talks with financiers for its proposed $4 billion oil refinery project in Phu Yen province, Vietnam

Sahara refinances Al Waha petchem loans

A joint venture led by Sahara Petrochemical has signed on a SR1.964 billion ($523 million) refinancing of loans used for the construction of the Al Waha polypropylene project in Saudi Arabia

Bids due for second Port Qasim LNG terminal

Second round bids are due for Sui Southern Gas Company’s (SSGC) second LNG terminal at Port Qasim, Pakistan on 27 January 2015, IJGlobal has learnt

Siam Cement further delays Long Son RFP

Siam Cement and the other sponsors developing Vietnam’s $4.5 billion Long Son refinery will delay issuing a request for proposals to commercial banks until at least the second quarter of 2015, IJGlobal understands

Norway awards 54 oil licences on shelf, opens 23rd round

Norway’s government has awarded ownership interests in 54 new production licenses to 43 different companies in connection with the Awards in Pre-defined Areas 2014 round. The country has also opened the latest licensing round due to award in the first half of 2016

Statoil to decide on $29 billion Johan Sverdrup next month

Statoil is planning to make an investment decision next month on the development of the Johan Sverdrup oil field on the Norwegian continental shelf, which has an estimated total project cost of NKr220 billion ($29 billion)

New advisory bid deadline for Nock’s offshore fuel facility

The National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Nock) has set a new deadline for bids for the advisory mandate for the construction of a new offshore fuel loading and off-loading facility in Mombasa