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Sasol picks adviser for Louisiana derivatives complex

Sasol has mandated Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as financial adviser for a $5-7 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Louisiana, IJGlobal has learned.

Approval due for American Midstream pipeline

American Midstream looks set to receive federal environmental approval within the next few weeks for its estimated $66 million Natchez pipeline project

Yamal LNG sponsors issue bonds

The sponsors of the roughly $26.9 billion Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project have issued 15-year bonds for a total amount of $1.16 billion to part-finance the development

QP exits Vietnam’s Long Son refinery

Qatar Petroleum has withdrawn as an equity investor from Vietnam’s $4.5 billion Long Son refinery, according to the state’s steering committee on key oil & gas projects

Financing to launch for Nueva Era gas pipeline

Howard Energy Partners and Clisa are preparing to finance the Nueva Era Texas-Mexico gas pipeline, several sources familiar with the deal told IJGlobal

Energy Transfer Partners sells assets to Sunoco

Energy Transfer Partners, the natural gas master limited partnership, is to drop down $2.2 billion of wholesale fuel and retail marketing assets to Sunoco LP, ETP announced on 16 November

Pemex places bonds in Swiss franc market

Mexico's state-owned oil and gas company, Pemex, has placed a five-year Swfr600 million issuance in the international capital markets

UPDATE: Financial close for Waha gas pipelines

Energy Transfer Partners, Carso Energy and MasTec have reached financial close on $1.1 billion of debt backing the Waha-Presidio and Waha-San Elizario Texas-Mexico gas pipelines

Aminex sells stakes in Tanzania fields to Bowleven

Oli and gas developer Aminex has agreed to sell down interests in two prospective gas fields in Tanzania to Bowleven for roughly $28 million

HICL broadens investment targets

UK-listed fund HICL Infrastructure has outlined a broader range of asset targets, as announced in its interim results statement for the six months to 30 September 2015

Duke Energy prices bonds on target

Duke Energy has met its size and pricing targets for the $1 billion in bonds it is due to close this week, according to a 17 November filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission

EXCLUSIVE Medco out to market on Senoro again

Medco is understood to have appointed Standard Chartered to arrange a loan for the Senoro gas fields after the sponsor prepaid an earlier loan facility

Israel could end Leviathan deadlock within fortnight

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could end the deadlock over the Leviathan offshore gas field development within the next two weeks, energy minister Yuval Steinitz has said

Sutherland hires NY energy partner

Madeleine Tan has joined Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan in New York as a partner in the law firm’s energy, environmental and commodities practice group, the firm announced on 17 November

Veresen finds offtaker for Saskatchewan gas storage

Veresen, the Canadian oil, gas and power holding company, has agreed to sell capacity in a proposed gas storage facility with Nova Chemicals, the firm announced on 12 November

Preferred bidder for Australia’s NT pipeline

The Northern Territory government has appointed the Jemena consortium, comprising State Grid Corporation of China and Singapore Power, as preferred bidder for the North East Gas Interconnector project

Premier sells Norwegian oil business  

British oil company Premier has agreed to sell its remaining Norwegian assets to Det Norske for $120 million

Mexico’s Ainda plots CKD launch

Mexican firm Ainda Consultores is planning to issue up to Ps6 billion ($359 million) through a public offering of structured equity securities, known locally as CKDs, for an energy and infrastructure fund

EQT to sell Koole Terminals

Swedish fund manager EQT is to sell its Dutch Koole Terminals storage business to a club of institutional investors advised by J.P.Morgan

Malaysia’s Petronas makes divestment in three RAPID units

Petronas unit Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation has sold its stake in three subsidiaries engaged in the development of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project in Malaysia

IUK and Major Projects Authority merge

The UK government has today (11 November 2015) announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) will merge to create the Infrastructure and Projects Authority

BTMU lends to Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (BTMU) has agreed a $1.63 billion term loan facility with Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC)

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada has said it is “reviewing all options” in the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to deny a presidential permit to the Keystone XL US-Canadian oil sands pipeline project