MELBOURNE Royal Dutch Shell on Monday shipped the long-awaited first cargo of liquefied natural gas from its massive Prelude floating LNG plant off northwest Australia, sealing the nation's position as the world's top exporter of the fuel.
MELBOURNE Jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell will find out within weeks whether his conviction on child sex offences stands, is overturned or he has to face another trial after prosecutors on Thursday urged an Australian court to reject his appeal.
MELBOURNE Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday for an appeal hearing to overturn convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s. | Video
SYDNEY/BRISBANE Papua New Guinea's new prime minister pledged on Thursday to "tweak and turn" laws governing how natural resources are extracted to help lift the vast South Pacific archipelago out of poverty.
* Critic of major gas deal, plans to review resource
BRISBANE Imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Australia - the world's biggest LNG exporter - now appear "highly realistic" as the country struggles to fill a looming gas shortage, U.S. energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp said on Thursday.
* At least A$10 bln in new gas developments needed in next
SYDNEY/BRISBANE The government of Papua New Guinea appeared to be in danger on Tuesday, after opponents of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill convincingly won a vote in parliament that prepares the way for his removal.
BRISBANE Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers ConocoPhillips and Woodside Petroleum expect prices for the commodity to pick up in the short term, pulling away from three-year lows that were hit after a mild northern hemisphere winter.
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Political turmoil in Papua New Guinea deepened on Monday as the opposition raised doubts about an offer from Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to resign and vowed a long fight to get rid of him as uncertainty knocked shares linked to its resources sector.