Simone Biles makes history as 1st woman to win 4 all-around world titles

first_imgNovember 1, 2018 /Sports News – National Simone Biles makes history as 1st woman to win 4 all-around world titles FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFrancois Nel(DOHA, Qatar) — Simone Biles made history as the first woman to win four all-around world titles when she took home her fourth world championship title today in Doha, Qatar.Biles, 21, beat out Mai Murakamai of Japan and fellow Team USA member Morgan Hurd to win the gold medal, despite falling two times during her all-around final.Biles skyrocketed to fame as a member of the “Final Five” women’s gymnastics team that took home gold medals during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.She may have taken two tumbles during the competition, but Biles was rewarded by judges for the level of difficulty she went for, according to reports.Despite her history-making win, the Texas native says she still believes she can do better.Biles wrote in an Instagram post that she had “so many emotions” and that it has been “less than a year since I got back into training so I try not to be too hard on myself.”She continued: “Although I still placed 1st and MADE HISTORY I’m not entirely pleased with my performance. I’m still trying to find my confidence. But I won’t give up ?? I’m proud of myself! —> now onto finals.”When not competing, Biles has become an increasingly vocal critic of USA Gymnastics leadership in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Silva’s volley lifts RSL to 1-1 draw with Minnesota United

first_img Tags: Marcelo Silva/MLS/Real Salt Lake July 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Silva’s volley lifts RSL to 1-1 draw with Minnesota United Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Marcelo Silva tied it in the 71st minute and Real Salt Lake held on for a 1-1 draw, ending Minnesota United’s four-game winning streak Saturday night.Jefferson Savarino gathered a clearance attempt and crossed it to Silva, who finished with a volley from the middle of the penalty area.Darwin Quintero gave Minnesota United (10-7-4) the lead in the 57th minute. Mason Toye headed Jan Gregus’ corner toward goal but right of the target and Quintero slipped behind the defense to redirect it into the net from close range.Real Salt Lake (9-9-3) had won three of four. Written bylast_img read more

Antonio Brown says he’ll never play in NFL again

first_img Beau Lund Written by November 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Antonio Brown says he’ll never play in NFL againcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Ahead of his scheduled meeting with NFL investigators, former wide receiver Antonio Brown lashed out on Thursday, saying he would never again play in the league.Sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson early Thursday that Brown would meet with the NFL next week regarding the sexual assault allegations made against him by multiple women. Hours later, Brown posted to Twitter and Instagram, saying “Imagine conforming to a system giving it a 100 percent to see them treat me like this is unfairly!”“Making money off my sweat and blood [expletive] the @nfl I’ll never play in that [expletive] treat black people worse!,” he added.He concluded his rant by demanding that the league “clear my name and go [expletive] your self.”The post on Instagram was later taken down.ESPN reported Thursday that multiple teams would be interested in signing Brown following the resolution of the league’s investigation. He was released by the New England Patriots in September after playing just one game for them, amid the storm of allegations.Brown joined New England after being cut by the Oakland Raiders. That followed a tumultuous offseason in which he suffered a foot injury in a cryotherapy accident, filed multiple appeals over the league’s helmet standards, and feuded with the Raiders over fines for missing team events.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 3/19/21

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBY: ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s games:   ——   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Sacramento    107  Boston     96 Final  San Antonio   116  Cleveland  110 Final  Orlando       121  Brooklyn   113 Final  Detroit       113  Houston    100 Final  Indiana       137  Miami      110 Final  Golden State  116  Memphis    103 Final  Utah          115  Toronto    112  Final OT  Denver        131  Chicago    127 Final  Portland      125  Dallas     119 Final  Phoenix       113  Minnesota  101   ——   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final  Washington   2  N-Y Rangers   1 Final  Calgary      4  Toronto       3  Final OT  Vancouver    3  Montreal      2  Final SO  St. Louis    2  San Jose      1 Final  Vegas        4  Los Angeles   2   ——   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final  (2)Illinois         78  Drexel             49 Final  (3)Baylor           79  Hartford           55 Final  (6)Houston          87  Cleveland St.      56 Final  Oral Roberts        75  (7)Ohio St.        72 Final  (10)Arkansas        85  Colgate            68 Final  (11)Oklahoma St.    69  Liberty            60 Final  (13)West Virginia   84  Morehead St.       67 Final  Syracuse            78  (16)San Diego St.  62 Final  (17)Loyola Chicago  71  Georgia Tech       60 Final  (18)Villanova       73  Winthrop           63 Final  North Texas         78  (20)Purdue         69 Final  (21)Texas Tech      65  Utah St.           53 Final  Florida             75  (25)Virginia Tech  70Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img March 20, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/19/21last_img read more

Delta Girls, Juab Boys, Win Norris Invitational

first_img Written by Brad James April 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Delta Girls, Juab Boys, Win Norris Invitationalcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Tuesday, Delta’s girls won the Norris Invitational title and the Juab boys did the same at Richfield High School.For the girls, Delta posted 189 points. Manti finished second (92), Juab placed third (90.5), Panguitch finished fourth (65), Richfield placed fifth (57.5), Emery placed sixth (34), Canyon View finished seventh (24), South Sevier placed eighth (22), North Sevier finished ninth (16) and Wayne placed 10th (3).For the boys, Juab finished first with 168 points. They were followed by Delta (133.5), Emery (84), Richfield (76.5), Panguitch (54.5), North Sevier (35), Manti (31), Canyon View (13), Pinnacle (11.5), South Sevier (8) and Wayne (1).The resuls are as follows:Girls Sprit Medley RelayRichfield Wildcats 4:50:06 (Sarah Bate, Bailey Sorensen, Kamryn Knutson and Nora Foster North Sevier Wolves 4:55.97 (Caleigh Nielson, Alaina Barney, Hannah Riggs and Avery Smith)Boys Sprint Medley RelayRichfield Wildcats 3:46.67 (Hunter Alger, Carston Jensen, Cannon Anderson, Richard Crane)Delta Rabbits 3:52.88 (Trey Butler, Austin Loe, Hagen Nielson, John McLaws)North Sevier Wolves 4:00.48 (Caleb Madsen, Greyson Bennett, Kelby Bosh, Tate Goble)Emery Spartans 4:14.03 (Shane Guymon, Boston Huntington, Cannon Sharp, Camden Larsen)Juab Wasps 4:41.73 (Dawson Dansie, Stockton Shepherd, Dace Darrigton and Nathan Garret)Girls 1600-Meter RunMarissa Hall-Juab 5:27.36Allie Bridges-Manti 5:55.81Fiel Woods-Manti 5:59.39Sadie Nielson-Manti 6:02.28Eden Hall-Juab 6:04.02Kayli Baker-Delta 6:04.87Jamie Holt-Wisconsin 6:06.11Annalee Thompson-Richfield 6:11.35Boys 1600-Meter RunDason Day-Juab 4:34.79Jess Christiansen-Emery 4:41.32Joseph Peterson-Juab 4:55.79Gage Smith-Delta 4:58.92Porter Schoppe-Panguitch 5:00.08Camden Larsen-Emery 5:02.13Miles Barnett-Richfield 5:04.00Talmadge Day-Juab 5:05.51Girls 100-Meter HurdlesSavannah Nielson-Delta 14.57Melissa Crane-Richfield 15.55Claira Reynolds-Manti 16.48Ebondy Dodoo-Delta 17.13Peyton Stevens-Manti 17.44Natalie Morrell-Juab 17.90Bethany Justice-Emery 17.94Harmony Lopez-Canyon View 18.24Boys 110-Meter HurdlesTreven Brazier-Emery 15.28Jacob Eldridge-Juab 16.22Britton Smith-Delta 16.76Tate Goble-North Sevier 16.98Jesse Banks-Canyon View 17.41Hagen Nielson-Juab 18:00Elijah Sawyer-Canyon View 18.15Tucker Chappell-Panguitch 18.51Girls 100-Meter DashSavannah Nielson-Delta 12.30Ada Nielson-Delta 12.31Megan Atkinson-Delta 13.22Claira Reynolds-Manti 13:35Tamyra Moulton-Manti 13:56Aliva England-Juab 13.58Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 13.89Nicole Castro-Emery 13.90Boys 100-Meter DashOran Finlinson-Delta 11.21Treven Brazier-Emery 11.26Bode Blackett-Juab 11.51Tyson Brenchley-Manti 11.53Austin West-Juab 11.54Cameron Smith-Delta 11.56Jyson Diaz-Delta 11.61Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 11.70Girls 4 x 100 RelayDeltaRabbits 50.4 (Jordyn Nielson, Savannah Nielson, Ebony Dodood and Megan Atkinson)Emery Spartans 54.7 (Brynn Gordon, Abby Morris, Nicole Castro, Bethany Justice)Manti Templars 54.96 (Claira Reynolds, Peyton Stevens, Tamyra Moulton, Jade Mortensen)Juab Wasps 55.3 (Alivia England, Natalie Morrell, Kaydie Callaway, Karlie Cowan)Richfield Wildcats 55.6 (Ellie Belnap, Annika Hulet, Roxie Yardley, Melissa Crane)Wayne Badgers 56.2 (Lacey Ellett, Hanna Williams, Willow Lawton, Hali Peterson)North Sevier Wolves 58.3 (Caleigh Nielson, Alaina Barney, Hannah Riggs, Avery Smith)Boys 4 x 100 RelayJuab Wasps 45.4 (Carter Lynn, Autin West, Jared Dye, Bodee Blackett)Delta Rabbits 45.5 (Cameron Smith, Cameron Curtis, Oran Finlison, Carston Jensen)Richfield Wildcats 46.5  (Will Smith, Nathan Sheffer, Ethan Udy, Carston JensenNorth Sevier Wolves 47.97 (Caleb Madsen, Greyson Bennett), Blaine Anderson, Kamden Saling)Manti Templars 48.6 Panguitch Bobcats 51.4 (Lane Bangerter, Cameron Parkin, Mark Tebbs, Trent Walter)Emery Spartans 51.96 (Eli Morris, Jaxton Lake, Maddex Behling and Derek Canterberry)Girls 400-Meter DashJordyn Nielson-Delta 1:02.95Adelaide Englestead-Panguitch 1:03.74Bethany Justice-Emery 1:05.77Noah Foster-Richfield 1:06.79Kamryn Knutson-Richfield 1:07.91Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 1:08.34Caitlin Allred-Delta 1:09.53Hadley Dustin-Canyon View 1:10.27Boys 400-Meter DashCarter Lynn-Juab 52.96Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 53.67Carston Jensen-Richfield 54.79Spencer Forsyth-Delta 56.18Christian Hansen-Manti 57.16Ethan Fielding-North Sevier 57.21Kevin Sterner-Manti 57.84Brannigan Cheney-Manti 57.85Girls 300-Meter HurdlesAdi Nielson-Delta 44.27Ebondy Dodoo-Delta 49.24Harmony Lopez-Canyon View 50.76Natalie Morrell-Juab 52.19Zoe Thomas-Delta 53.54Brynn Gordon-Emery 53.69Lexie Palmer-Panguitch 53.96Peyton Stevens-Manti 54.91Boys 300-Meter HurdlesTreven Brazier-Emery 39.34Jacob Eldridge-Juab 42.79Cameron Curtis-Delta 43.78Hagen Nielson-Delta 44.4Jesse Banks-Canyon View 44.41John McLaws-Delta 45.7Tate Goble-North Sevier 47.16Elijah Sawyer-Canyon View 47.17Girls 800-Meter RunAdi Nielson-Delta 2:25.03Marissa Hall-Juab 2:26.93Paige Curtis-Delta 2:33.40Nora Foster-Richfield 2:38.94Keltsy Fowles-Manti 2:40.12Tabetha Henrie-Panguitch 2:41.48Eden Hall-Juab 2:42.12Hailie Wilcox-Panguitch 2:42.64Boys 800-Meter RunCannon Anderson-Richfield 2:03.69Bryar Meccariello-Emery 2:04.25Jess Christiansen-Emery 2:05.60Keaton Hallows-North Sevier 2:07.77Landen Hardy-Pinnacle 2:15.00Jace Sweat-Manti 2:18.71Hunter Alger-Richfield 2:19.10Miles Barnett-Richfield 2:19.37Girls 200-Meter DashSavannah Nielson-Delta 26.19Jordyn Nielson-Delta 26.6Kaeshay Brough-Delta 27.97Caitlin Allred-Delta 29.19Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 29.29Megan Atkinson-Delta 29.4Kate Flitton-Manti 29.5Keelie Bunker-Delta 29.7Boys 200-Meter DashBode Blackett-Juab 23.4Jared Dye-Juab 23.5Austin West-Juab 23.95Jyson Diaz-Delta 24.3Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 24.31Cameron Smith-Delta 24.3Will Smith-Richfield 24.6Nathan Sheffer-Richfield 24.8Girls 3200-Meter RunKeltsy Fowles-Manti 12:57.14Adelaide Engelstead-Panguitch 12:57.82Fiel Woods-Manti 13:03.06Allie Bridges-Manti 13:24.70Kalle Cook-Emery 13:35.43Annalee Thompson-Richfield 14:16.72Sophie Christensen-Manti 14:23.62Cambree Olsen-Juab 14:35.89Boys 3200-Meter RunDason Day-Juab 10:22.66Richard Crane-Richfield 10:43.94Joseph Peterson-Juab 10:56.54Hunter Powell-Manti 11:19.15Carson Utley-Richfield 11:20.85Talmage Day-Juab 11:23.81John McLaws-Delta 11:25.18Porter Schoppe-Panguitch 11:31.82Girls 4 x 400 RelayJuab Wasps 4:28.47 (Marissa Hall, Eden Hall, Valerie Clark, Alivia England)Panguitch Bobcats 4:46.16 (Lacey Marshall, Kyan Orton, Abigail Holman, Hailie Wilcox)Emery Spartans 5:00.77 (Kalle Cook, Nicole Castro, Addie Lester, Tayvi Stilson)North Sevier Wolves 5:11.94 (Karla McCoy, Brooklyn Goble, Ciarra Anderson, Hannah Riggs)Boys 4 x 400 RelayDelta Rabbits 3:38.31 (Oran Finlinson, Spencer Forsyth, Cameron Curtis, Hagen Nielson)Richfield Wildcats 3:39.08 (Hunter Alger, Cannon Anderson, Richard Crane, Carston Jensen)Emery Spartans “A” Team 3:40.09 (Bryar Meccariello, Jess Christiansen, Treven Brazier, Eli Morris)North Sevier Wolves 3:45.97 (Ethan Fielding, Kelby Bosh, Keaton Hallows, Greyson Bennett)Juab Wasps 3:55.32 (Carter Lynn, Jacob Eldridge, Boston Baxter, Breyer Wright)Emery Spartans “B” Team 4:20.84 (Mason Hurdsman, Isaac Jensen, Maddex Behling, Tyler Frandsen)Panguitch Bobcats 4:27.92 (Carter Yardley, Justice Savage, Rustyn Tebbs, Cameron Parkin)Boys Long JumpSpencer Forsyth-Delta 18-07.25Carson Thornock-South Sevier 18-04.25Trey Butler-Delta 18-02.50Britton Smith-Delta 18-01.00Tate Goble-North Sevier 17-11.50Dawson Olsen-Juab 17-07.00Jyson Diaz-Delta 17-06.00Ethan White-Wayne 17-04.00Girls Long JumpMelissa Crane-Richfield 16-07.50Valerie Clark-Juab 15-06.00Megan Atkinson-Delta 14-09.50Adelaide Englestead-Panguitch 14-07.50Tabetha Henrie-Panguitch 14-07.50Alivia England-Juab 14-07.00Bethany Justice-Emery 14-01.75Megan Shields-Canyon View 14-01.00Boys High JumpDawson Olsen-Juab 6-04.00Spencer Forsyth-Delta 5-11.00Cameron Smith-Delta 5-10.00Richard Crane-Richfield 5-06.00Jyson Diaz-Delta 5-04.00Michael Schmitz-Pinnacle/Harrison Brown-Richfield 5-04.00(No. 8) Treyson Prince-Panguitch/Cai Henderson-Delta Girls High JumpZoe Thomas-Delta 5-00.00Brooklynn Hunter-Juab 5-00.00Tabetha Henrie-Panguitch 4-10.00Sadie Wright-Juab 4-10.00Belle Kelsey-Juab /Ellie Belnap-Richfield 4-06.007. Abby Morris-Emery 4-06.008. Jadee Dutson-Delta 4-06.00Boys JavelinKyler Bennett-Panguitch 147-08Boden Ballow-Juab 147-07Hunter Alger-Richfield 140-10Bodee Blackett-Juab 133-03Maddox Christman-Emery 127-11Stetson Motte-Pinnacle 127-02Christian Winder-Pinnacle 126-09Derek Canterberry-Emery 126-01Girls JavelinValerie Clark-Juab 99-06Kaelynn Cox-Panguitch 94-11Alexa Robinson-South Sevier 93-10Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 92-04Breana Barson-Manti 89-10Haylee Christianson-Delta 85-00Hailee Eyre-Panguitch 84-03Brynley Christensen-South Sevier 83-10Boys Shot PutMaddox Christman-Emery 40-05.25Kyler Bennett-Panguitch 38-09.50Tucker Chappell-Panguitch 38-08.50David Phillips-Juab 38-00.00Anthony Henningson-Manti 37-02.50Bridger Terril-Delta 37-02.50Taimalelagi Moe-36-03.75Girls Shot PutHaylee Christenson-Delta 34-05.50Saylor Day-Delta 33-09.50Sanilaiti Takieaho-Manti 33-07.25Jaylie Roden-Canyon View 32-06.50Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 31-00.25Emmie Willoughby-Delta 30.09.00Holly Torgerson-Richfield 30-04.50Alli Mason-North Sevier 30-02.50Boys DiscusMason Wohlforth-Juab 124-04Dawson Olsen-Juab 121-04Kyler Bennett-Panguitch 121-03David Phillips-Juab 120-08Bridger Terril-Delta 110-00Elijah Jones-Richfield 104-02Kade Edgel-Canyon View 104-00Seth Bryan-Delta 30.07Girls Discus Jaylie Roden-Canyon View 131-06Haylee Christianson-Delta 103-11Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 100-07Breana Barson-Manti 94-06Alix Kirkland-Delta 89-07Sanilaiti Takeiaho-Manti 87-09Brylee Greenhalgh-Juab 87-02Saylor Day-Delta 84-02last_img read more

Italy’s Eni wins new exploration license in Namibe basin offshore Angola

first_imgThe Block 28 is located in deep water in the unexplored Namibe Basin, and in water depth ranging between 1,000m and 2,500m The Italian firm will serve as operator of the block. Credit: Pixabay/C Morrison. State concessionaire for oil & gas rights in Angola, National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels of Angola (ANPG) has awarded a new exploration and production license in the Namibe basin offshore Angola to Italian oil and gas company Eni.Following an international competitive Bid Round 2019n, Eni was awarded the rights for exploration and production in the Block 28, which is located in a frontier exploration area about 10km from the coastline.Eni said that the move further consolidates its long term presence in the Southern African country. The block is located in deep water in the unexplored Namibe Basin in water depth ranging between 1000m and 2500m.Eni to operate the Block 28 with 60% stakeThe Italian firm will serve as operator of the block with 60% stake while the other partner include Sonangol P&P with 20% interest. The remaining 20% interest is planned to be assigned to a third partner during the closing of the contract.The firm, in a statement, said: “The award comes as an outcome of the 1st International Competitive Bid Round where open blocks were offered by ANPG in the Namibe-Benguela Basin as a part of the oil gas licenses planned offer for onshore and offshore, in the period 2019-2025.”Last year, Eni announced oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. The discovery was the fifth in the offshore block.The firm drilled the exploration well on the Agidigbo exploration prospect, using the West Gemini drillship at a water depth of 275m, and reached a total depth of 3800m.Post drill analysis at Agidigbo-1 NFW indicated 300 to 400 million barrels of light oil reserves in place. The prospect showed a single hydrocarbon column composed by a gas cap of approximately 60m and 100m of light oil.With a presence in Angola since 1980, Eni currently accounts for an equity production of approximately 145,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.last_img read more

MPUC approves revised FEIS of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project

first_img Enbridge gets key approval for Line 3 Replacement Project in Minnesota. (Credit: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures) Enbridge is set to move forward with the US part of the Line 3 Replacement Project after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) approved its revised final environmental impact statement (FEIS).The MPUC voted 3-1 in favour of the second revised FEIS apart from agreeing to reinstate the company’s applications for a certificate of need and permit for oil pipeline routing.The US portion of the Line 3 Replacement Project, calls for replacing an existing 34-inch pipe with a new 36-inch pipe for 21km in North Dakota, 542km in Minnesota, and 22.5km in Wisconsin.Enbridge said that it will continue working with the state and federal permitting agencies to finalise the permits needed to begin construction on the pipeline replacement project.Enbridge liquids pipelines executive vice president Vern Yu said: “After nearly five years of community engagement, environmental review, regulatory and legal review, it’s good to see the Line 3 Replacement Project move forward.“It is a $2.6 billion investment in the state’s critical energy infrastructure, but from the start of the project has been about improving safety and reliability for communities and the environment.”According to the Canadian midstream company, the Line 3 Replacement Project in the US will help to provide secure, reliable, and growing supplies of North American crude oil to Minnesota and the surrounding region.The pipeline replacement project was approved by MPUC in June 2018. However, in June 2019, the Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the approval by the commission citing that the latter’s FEIS of the project was inadequate.The court then said that the FEIS did not address the effects of a potential oil spill from the pipeline project into the Lake Superior watershed.Subsequently, in October 2019, MPUC issued a request to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (EERA) to submit a revised FEIS after including an analysis of the possible oil spill in the water body.Background of the Line 3 Replacement ProjectOverall, the Line 3 Replacement Project involves the complete replacement of about 1,660km of the existing Line 3 with a new pipeline and associated facilities on both sides of the Canada-US international border.Enbridge had wrapped up construction on the CAD$5.3bn ($3.99bn) Canadian segment of the pipeline replacement project and started commercial service in December 2019. The Line 3 Replacement Project involves the complete replacement of about 1,765km of the existing oil pipeline on both sides of the Canada-US international border last_img read more

Cooper Energy signs gas supply agreement with O-I

first_img Cooper Energy signs agreement with O-I. (Credit: FreeImages/outgunned21) Cooper Energy announces it has signed a new gas supply agreement with O-I for the supply of 1 PJ per annum for two years commencing 1 January 2021.The gas is to be supplied from the company’s equity share of production from its Casino Henry operations. (Cooper Energy 50% interest and Operator with the balance held by Mitsui E&P Australia and its associated entities). The agreement includes an option for an extension of a further 3 years.The contract is Cooper Energy’s third gas sales agreement with O-I, an industrial gas user which is Australia’s largest manufacturer of glass container products. O-I committed to the inaugural gas supply agreement for the Sole Gas Project (a life of field agreement for 1 PJ per annum) in 2015 and previously contracted gas supply from Casino Henry for the 2019 calendar year.Cooper Energy Managing Director David Maxwell said the company was very pleased to have secured an additional agreement with O-I.“O-I were our first gas customer and we are delighted at the opportunity this contract has presented to deepen our commercial relationship. It is also the first agreement for supply in 2021 from our offshore Otway operations, where we are investing to build our gas business further” said Mr Maxwell.Cooper Energy, together with Mitsui, recently acquired the idle Minerva Gas Plant to establish a low-cost gas processing hub for their existing offshore Otway gas production and new discoveries such as Annie.The plant is expected to receive its first gas from Casino Henry in the first half of calendar 2021.The gas sales agreement with O-I provides for flexibility in processing arrangements, and the provision of gas on a firm basis once supply from the Minerva Gas Plant is established. Prior to that date, processing of gas from Casino Henry will remain at the Iona Gas Plant.Mr Maxwell said the new contract was consistent with Cooper Energy’s gas contracting strategy.“We have chosen to focus our business on supply agreements with utility and blue-chip industrial customers that feature the right combination of price, term and load factor to deliver stable long-term cash flow and efficient production. This agreement is another example and we look forward to securing additional agreements in 2020” he said.The contracted volume is approximately 17% of Cooper Energy’s share of Casino Henry 2020 gas production of 6 petajoules. Cooper Energy expects to initiate marketing for other volumes of Casino Henry 2021 gas production prior to 30 June 2020. Source: Company Press Release The gas is to be supplied from the company’s equity share of production from its Casino Henry operationslast_img read more

Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express pipeline expansion project

first_img Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express pipeline expansion project. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay.) Energy Transfer has completed the Lone Star Express expansion pipeline project to add additional capacity to its pipeline system in Texas.The expansion adds more than 400,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids capacity to the company’s current Lone Star NGL pipeline system in Texas.The project is a major part of Energy Transfer’s 2020 capital programme.It is expected to help in alleviating infrastructure constraints out of the Delaware and Permian basins in West Texas.The expanded 566.5km 24-inch pipeline starts at a point near Wink, Texas in Winkler County, and links the existing Lone Star Express pipeline at the Morgan Junction in Bosque County, Texas, south of Fort Worth.Lone Star pipeline system will be finally connected to the Mont Belvieu facilityEnergy Transfer said: “It will provide shippers additional connectivity out of the Permian and Delaware basins, further encouraging the recovery of production and jobs underway in the region.”The company said that the pipeline system will be finally connected to its Mont Belvieu facility, which is an integrated liquids storage and fractionation facility.Located along the US Gulf Coast, the facility is said to have connectivity to more than 35 petrochemical plants, refineries, fractionators and third-party pipelines.Furthermore, Energy Transfer said that its seventh fractionator at Mont Belvieu was commissioned earlier this year, which brings the total fractionation capacity to over 900,000 barrels per day.In December last year, the company has completed the previously announced $5.1bn acquisition of oil and natural gas transport firm SemGroup. The expanded 566.5km 24-inch pipeline starts at a point near Wink in Winkler County, Texaslast_img read more

Jobs across Australia’s oil and gas sector have declined by 25% during the pandemic

first_imgEngineering, construction and drilling are hardest-hit sectors of Australia oil and gas employmentOil and gas employment in Australia totalled around 110,000 workers in 2019, a tally that has been slashed to 82,000 since the pandemic took hold.Even prior to the coronavirus downturn, job opportunities across the sector had been in decline, with the size of the workforce dropping by 24% between 2014 and 2019.Engineering and construction roles have been the worst affected during the current downturn, accounting for 8,000 job losses – nearly 29% of the overall decline.Drilling has also been hard hit, with more than 1,100 jobs lost in Australia so far this year.However, Rystad estimates that rig demand in the country will grow between 2021-2025, which will offer “a much-needed respite to workers across the drilling segment”.One bright spot could be in the maintenance sector, as producers withhold capital spending plans and instead prioritise maintenance and upkeep of existing assets.“Maintenance has been one of the best performing segments historically, and may, yet again, remain resilient and avoid any steep job cuts compared to the rest of the industry,” the analysis notes.Despite some prospects for labour recovery, Rystad does not expect hiring levels to return to the highs that characterised the industry in 2014.It said: “This can be attributed to the fact that the present downturn has adversely impacted the ability of major operators to take the large-scale risks seen before the 2014 downturn – risks which helped Australia become the largest LNG exporter in the world.“With the breakeven prices for Australian gas assets already at the higher end, and existing LNG terminals failing to run at nameplate capacity, in addition to other concerns, operators are taking a more cautionary approach to new investments.“Combining these factors with the operational complications of Covid-19 means that operators are unlikely to make the large-scale investments they did in the heydays, thus directly impacting the labour requirement in the industry.” Engineering, construction and drilling sectors have been the worst affected (Credit: Kichigin/Shutterstock) Employment in the Australia oil and gas industry has shrunk by more than a quarter during the coronavirus pandemic, and may never return to pre-pandemic levels, according to an analysis.More than 28,000 jobs in the sector have been lost this year, as companies scale back their operations in the face of huge financial pressure triggered by lost demand and low commodity prices.While some jobs are expected to return from 2021 onwards as global markets start to recover from the crisis, a full restoration of the workforce would not occur for “at least” five years – and even that may be in doubt as the industry increasingly responds to the clean-energy transition.The analysis from research group Rystad Energy notes that a minimum of 20,000 jobs are expected to be returned by 2025 as the labour market rebounds after coronavirus, but the changing shape of fuel demand casts some uncertainty.“In the future, the growth in labour demand will not only be driven by oil and gas projects that are under development, but also to a great extent by the infrastructure initiatives undertaken by the Australian government to bring gas prices down across the country,” said Sumit Yadav, an energy service research analyst at Rystad Energy.The Amadeus-to-Moomba gas pipeline, Port Kembla LNG import terminal expansion and the Hunter Gas Pipeline, are all expected to support future employment growth by lowering the price of gas in key domestic markets.In addition, government interventions such as exploration and licensing-cost deferrals in South Australia could offer some relief – as could a “gas-led recovery” from the pandemic, as has been hinted at by the national government. More than 28,000 oil and gas jobs have been lost in Australia this year, and while employment will rebound it may not return to previous highslast_img read more