The visor of a fire-fighter's helmet reflects a gas burn off venting pipe as he stands on the helicopter deck on the Armada gas condensate platform, operated by BG Group Plc, in the North Sea, off the coast of Aberdeen, U.K., on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Royal Dutch Shell Plc got clearance from antitrust authorities in China for the takeover of BG Group Plc, removing the final regulatory hurdle for its biggest-ever deal. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BG Group investors approve Shell deal

Ninety-nine percent of BG Groups shareholders approved the deal.
In this Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo, a flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell flies outside the head office in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Shell investors OK acquisition of BG Group

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said he was pleased by “the confidence that shareholders have shown in the strategic logic of the combination of Shell and BG.”
Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard (credit: Schlumberger)

Schlumberger CEO “optimistic” job cuts are over after 34,000 slashed

While Schlumberger’s CEO said he wants the industry to rebound soon, he said the longer the downturn lasts “the stronger we will emerge relative to our competition.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Washington, Sept. 10, 2014. Cheney, who was a sponsor of the brutal interrogation tactics used on detainees suspected of being linked to al-Qaida, on Sunday escalated his counterattack on the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, which found that the CIA's now-defunct program violated American values and produced little useful intelligence. (Doug Mills/ The New York Times)

Cheney chides Obama on fossil fuel stance, lifting Iran sanctions

Cheney said the U.S. should get more involved with energy diplomacy to weaken its enemies
Chevron's Gorgon LNG project is shown when it was  under construction in Australia. (Photo: Chevron)

Chevron signs second China LNG deal as Gorgon production nears

The U.S. company is preparing to begin shipments from its $54 billion Gorgon project off northwest Australia.
Categories: Asia, Australia, LNG
LNG storage tanks are seen at Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG facility.  (J. Patric Schneider)

Cheniere delays first Sabine Pass LNG export

The shipment was originally secluded to depart in late January.
In the Port of Seattle Ships are unloaded. Photos by Kevin P. Casey for Bloomberg News

Tugboats left useless by U.S. shale boom finally have a job to do

The surge in oil and gas output from U.S. shale drillers has the potential to transform world markets. At home, it’s left a chain of idle import facilities from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast, as energy companies pile onto the export bandwagon instead.
Liquefied natural gas export terminals at   Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass facility.   (Cheniere Energy photo)

First U.S. shale gas export terminal reportedly starts production

Cheniere Energy is receiving about 50 million cubic feet of the fuel a day, chilling it into LNG at the Sabine Pass terminal and storing it in tanks before the first export, says an ING Capital official.
Categories: LNG, Natural gas
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Enterprise Products completes Texas-to-Louisiana pipeline project

The 270-mile Aegis pipeline, which runs to Napoleonville in Louisiana, begins at Enterprise’s natural gas liquids hub near Houston.
(Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Report: Shale gas surge will export benefits abroad, leaving marginal U.S. gains

The analysis, posted on the Energy Department’s website Monday, comes as U.S. regulators consider an unprecedented number of proposals to export natural gas from booming shale fields.