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Energy in Oceania

  • Papua New Guinea taps renewables and gas to satisfy growing energy demand

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2017/06/25 Rising request and a need to boost connectivity to the national grid are driving rapid expansion in Papua New Guinea’s electricity sector, with a range of sources tapped to meet the government’s power access targets. Currently, PNG has less than 600 MW of installed generation capacity, according to the Department of National Enterprises, and frequent outages due to spikes in request mean the existing grid is consistently under pressure. On top of this, much of the country lacks access to electricity – particularly in rural areas – hindering economic increase.
  • Australian firm eyes power station project in Botswana

    BOTSWANA, 2014/03/01 Australian firm eyes power station project in Botswana - Australian mining company African Energy Resources remains upbeat to clinch the 300MaW coal-fired greenfield power project tender in Botswana, next it was shortlisted Wednesday, the company has announced in a statement. Last year, African Energy Resources and ACWA Power International formed a joint bid and submitted an expression of interest for the project. Botswana has by presently communicated an indicative time-frame (end of March) for the invitation of bids from shortlisted parties for the project tender.
  • Global energy industry to face transformational game changers in 2013

    EUROPE, 2013/01/01 The world energy industry is witnessing the majority disruptive shake-up since a wave of takeovers in the late 1990s created the super-majors ExxonMobil, Total and BP as a series of game-changers look set to alter the landscape in 2013, a group of energy CEOs said.
  • OECD energy demand flattens through 2040

    EUROPE, 2013/01/01 Non OECD request rises by 60 % as energy efficiency improves in amount regions The world's economies will continue to grow, but at varying rates. ExxonMobil sees OECD economies expanding by about 2 % a year on average through 2040, as the United States, European nations and others gradually recover and return to sustained increase. Non OECD economies will grow much faster, at almost 4.5 % a year.
  • Australia And U.S. Energy Supply And Security Talks 2012-11-19

    AUSTRALIA, 2012/11/19 The United States and Australia said Thursday that energy supply and security were issues of mutual interest and should be an ongoing item for bilateral discussion, and identified the first half of 2013 as a target date for the first round of such discussions.