• Energy

    OBG’s energy analysis looks at all aspects of the industry, including exploration and production, domestic usage and exports plus relationships between the government and IOCs. Where applicable, renewable energy, electricity demand, production, power station construction and local potential for nuclear power are analysed.
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Qatar is seeking international partners for the expansion of its North Field gas mega-project, a development that will both boost output and support broader infrastructure growth.

Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies has historically been led by...

After a series of delays and missed deadlines, the government signed a deal with France’s Total, US-headquartered ExxonMobil and Papua New Guinea-based Oil Search in April 2019 for the development of a $13bn greenfield liquefied natural gas (LNG) project known as Papua LNG. The news was welcomed by foreign investors and marked a milestone for the country ‘s energy sector....

What have been the most significant developments in the energy sector over the last 25 years?

 

How will the energy sector prepare for the growing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG)?

The Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership (PEP) is a $1.7bn aid programme financed and supported by Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the US that aims to connect 70% of PNG’s population to electricity by 2030. The international partnership was sealed during the November 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Port Moresby, and is widely seen as an attempt by the US and its allies...