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Shell ships long-awaited first LNG cargo from Australia's Prelude

11 Jun 2019

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.

Ex-Vatican treasurer's child sex offence conviction should stand - prosecutor

06 Jun 2019

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.

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeals against abuse convictions

05 Jun 2019

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

New PNG leader 'taking back' economy, puts resources firms on notice

30 May 2019

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.

UPDATE 3-New PNG leader "taking back" economy, puts resources firms on notice

30 May 2019

* Critic of major gas deal, plans to review resource management

ExxonMobil backs LNG imports to world's biggest exporter

30 May 2019

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.

ExxonMobil backs LNG imports to world's biggest exporter

30 May 2019

* ​At least A$10 bln in new gas developments needed in next decade

Papua New Guinea PM clings on but government defeated in parliament

28 May 2019

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.

ConocoPhillips, Woodside see weak LNG prices as short-term issue

28 May 2019

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.

Turmoil deepens in PNG raising concern of gas plan delay, hitting shares

27 May 2019

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.

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"Sea of black" Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.