Energy Briefs

IN TODAY'S Energy Briefs: MA's Shell-BG calls; Kuwait forecasts five-year glut; Petronas starts FLNG build; ExxonMobil probe could expand; Tense time for 3D; Austin secures rig; Triangle's better deal; Drillsearch fixes error; Rig count falls; Range spuds; Kea at risk; Austrian state goes green; COS rejects offer; Nigeria goes direct; NZ may keep coal-gas plant; and Vivid brightens.

Royal Dutch Shell

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's decision on the increasingly controversial merger between Shell and BG Group on November 19 should require that gas is made