ExxonMobil petroleum projects in central Vietnam ongoing as planned

By Viet Anh   September 12, 2019 | 08:43 pm GMT+7

ExxonMobil petroleum projects in central Vietnam ongoing as planned
Ca Voi Xanh gas field is 88 kilometers to the east of central Vietnam shore. Graphics by Exxon Mobil.

Petroleum projects being executed jointly by PetroVietnam (PVN) and America’s ExxonMobil in central Vietnam are proceeding as scheduled.

“The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) has said that petroleum projects in central Vietnam, including projects at sea and on land, are being carried out as planned by PVN, Petrovietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) and ExxonMobil,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press meeting Thursday.

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Vietnam takes a stand in the South China Sea

Vietnam takes a stand in the South China Sea
A Vietnamese soldier stands watch overlooking the South China Sea. Photo: Facebook

After buckling in previous confrontations, Vietnam is finally facing down Chinese expansionism in its oil and gas-rich waters

Normally, Vietnam would have backed down. In July 2017 and March 2018, when China reportedly threatened military action if Vietnam did not stop oil exploration in contested areas of the South China Sea, Vietnam blinked and withdrew its vessels.

Last year, Vietnam scrapped a US$200 million oil and gas development project with Spanish energy giant Repsol situated within its own exclusive economic zone (EEZ) due to Chinese pressure. However, when a Chinese survey ship and coastguard vessels sailed last month to the contested oil-rich Vanguard Bank, which also lies well within Vietnam’s southeastern EEZ, Hanoi stood its ground. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam takes a stand in the South China Sea”

Biển Đông: Cuộc chơi và luật chơi của ai?

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 19.05.2018, 14:53

TTCT – Vụ một nhóm du khách Trung Quốc nhập cảnh vào Cam Ranh với áo thun in hình “lưỡi bò” trên lưng chỉ là một trong vô vàn âm mưu thôn tính lớn nhỏ.

Biển Đông: Cuộc chơi và luật chơi của ai?
Máy bay vận tải quân sự Thiểm Tây Y-8 của Trung Quốc trên đá Subi, ảnh công bố ngày 28-4. Ảnh: AMTI

Hôm thứ hai 14-5, Hãng thời trang GAP đã xin lỗi Bắc Kinh vì bán ra những áo thun in bản đồ Trung Quốc mà không thể hiện trên đó Đài Loan, Nam Tây Tạng và biển Nam Hải (cách Trung Quốc gọi Biển Đông). Hãng GAP cam kết trong một thông báo trên Hoàn Cầu Thời Báo rằng họ “tôn trọng chủ quyền và sự vẹn toàn lãnh thổ của Trung Quốc”.

Báo mạng chuyên về kinh tế – tài chính Business Insider của Mỹ, phát hành bằng 8 thứ tiếng Anh, Ba Lan, Đức, Hà Lan, Nhật, Pháp, Hoa, Ý, còn “lập công” khi cho biết “đến tối thứ hai, Business Insider vẫn tìm thấy áo thun gây tranh cãi của Hãng GAP được bán” ngoài thị trường. Vụ việc đó, cùng vụ mặc áo thun in hình “lưỡi bò” ở Việt Nam, thật điển hình cho “cuộc chơi” cùng “luật chơi” ở Biển Đông lúc này. Tiếp tục đọc “Biển Đông: Cuộc chơi và luật chơi của ai?”

China’s intimidation in the South China Sea poses an economic threat to Vietnam

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Author: Bill Hayton, Chatham HouseVietnam has lost another sea battle: a US$200 million oil and gas development project — known as the ‘Red Emperor’ development — off Vietnam’s southeast coast has been suspended, possibly cancelled. Hanoi’s hopes of a hydrocarbon boost to its stretched government budget have been dashed. And the culprit is Vietnam’s ‘good neighbour, good comrade and good friend’ to the north.

A Chinese Coast Guard vessel passes near the Chinese oil rig, Haiyang Shi You 981 in the South China Sea, 13 June 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Nguyen Minh).

The project, many years in the making, was a joint venture between Repsol of Spain, Mubadala of Abu Dhabi and the state-owned energy company PetroVietnam. Commercial drilling was due to begin this April and oil and gas were expected to flow for at least 10 years. A specialised platform built in the port of Vung Tau lies idle, as do the contracted drilling rig and storage tanker. Tiếp tục đọc “China’s intimidation in the South China Sea poses an economic threat to Vietnam”

MoIT to reveal list of gas traders

Vietnamnews Update: September, 19/2017 – 17:19HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has recently announced a list of eligible exporters, importers and distributors of gas.

Under the announcement, 51 enterprises are eligible to distribute gas and 23 traders are qualified to export and import gas in Việt Nam according to Decree No 19/2016/NĐ-CP on regulations of gas business and requirements for gas trading in Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “MoIT to reveal list of gas traders”

Exxon Mobil Vietnam gas project could start in November: state TV

Exxon Mobil Corp’s Blue Whale gas project, Vietnam’s biggest, could start in November

By Reuters

August 31,2017, 10:16 GMT+7

Exxon Mobil Vietnam gas project could start in November: state TV
The logo of Exxon Mobil is seen in Encinitas, California April 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters
Exxon Mobil Corp’s Blue Whale gas project, Vietnam’s biggest, could start in November, Vietnam Television (VTV) reported on Tuesday.

The Blue Whale field has an estimated 150 billion cubic metres of reserves. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Exxon Mobil on Tuesday he hoped to have the project starting officially at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November when U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. government officials are expected to attend, state-run VTV reported.

Vietnam is trying to switch to cleaner energy from coal-fired power plants. The country is also planning solar and wind power plants. Tiếp tục đọc “Exxon Mobil Vietnam gas project could start in November: state TV”