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Mitsui looks to sell 40% stake in Australian BassGas project

19 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Japan's Mitsui & Co has put its 40% stake in the BassGas project off southeastern Australia up for sale, the company said on Thursday.

Exxon Mobil puts Australian Bass Strait oil, gas assets up for sale

18 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it was looking to sell its 50% stake in the Gippsland Basin oil and gas development in Australia's Bass Strait as part of a broader review of its global portfolio of assets.

UPDATE 2-Exxon Mobil puts Australian Bass Strait oil, gas assets up for sale

18 Sep 2019

* JV partner BHP declines to comment (Adds analyst comments, detail)

Japan's Inpex eyes Australia expansion, including via acquisitions

13 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Inpex Corp , Japan's top oil and gas company, wants to expand in Australia at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and through potential acquisitions, as part of a plan to become a major regional gas company, its Australian boss said.

Hong Kongers troubled by unrest look for new homes abroad

13 Sep 2019

HONG KONG/MELBOURNE/VANCOUVER As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative region.

ANALYSIS-As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Melbourne

13 Sep 2019

* Hong Kongers' applications for Taiwan, Malaysia residency jump

Australian watchdog hurt competition by barring Vodafone, TPG merger - telcos

10 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's antitrust regulator has hurt competition by blocking a A$15 billion ($10 billion) merger between the nation's third- and fourth-largest telecoms providers, the companies said in court on Tuesday as their legal appeal got underway.

Australia regulator accused of harming competition in Vodafone, TPG telco decision

10 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE, Sept 10 Australia's antitrust regulator has hurt competition, not helped it, by blocking a A$15 billion ($10 billion) merger between the third- and fourth-largest telecoms providers, a lawyer for one of the companies told a court on Tuesday.

Oil Search woes in Papua New Guinea throw spotlight on Alaska

09 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE With a giant gas project expansion in the tropical highlands of remote Papua New Guinea bogged down by politics, the country's biggest company, Oil Search, is turning for growth to the other side of the world in Alaska's frozen wilderness.

Papua New Guinea sticks to gas deal with Total for $13 billion project

03 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Papua New Guinea said on Tuesday it will honor a gas deal that Total SA signed with a previous government for a $13 billion plan to expand gas exports, after securing minor concessions from the French company.

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