APLNG seeks massive expansion of polluting gas drilling

Gladstone LNG port development, QLD. Credit: Greenpeace / Tom Jefferson

16 April 2021 Scientists have been clear that meeting the Paris Agreement’s climate goals means no expansion of the polluting gas industry.[1] Yet one of Australia’s largest and most polluting gas export projects, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), is seeking approval to drill up to 7,700 new gas wells across central … Read More

Deutsche Bank refuses Adani Ports financing

29 January 2021 Media reports indicate that the world’s 7th largest (in 2020) bookrunner for bonds, Deutsche Bank, has been blocked by its Sustainability Committee from participating in Adani Ports’ latest bond issue. “Port-related environmental concerns which are in conflict with sustainability goals of the bank” was reported (paywalled) as … Read More

Adani forced to haul its own coal, driving up the cost of Carmichael

10 September 2020 Under the veil of the newly created Bowen Rail Company, Adani will be self-transporting Carmichael coal from pit to port. It appears that Adani tried to hide this development, with the new company’s website and media communications not mentioning “Adani” or “Carmichael”. The news highlights two major … Read More

Adani looking for Abbot Point investors

12 March 2020 Adani is asking investors to back the Abbot Point coal export terminal for the next seven years through a new bond. With take-or-pay contract protection now largely expired, whoever invests is placing a massive bet about the Carmichael coal project going ahead, but some key aspects of … Read More

Banks could accidentally fund Carmichael coal via Adani bond issue

8 July 2019 In early July 2019 Adani issued US$1billion in bonds for one part of its business (Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone), which nine major banks invested in. This company operates several ports in India. Unfortunately, the evidence shows that the Adani group of companies has regularly funded … Read More

DBS gambles on coal, as scrutiny arrives at its AGM

25 April 2019 At the annual general meeting of DBS today, the Singaporean bank was challenged over its plans to excuse several proposed projects from its policy to stop funding new coal power. Last Thursday DBS released what, in all fairness, was a pretty good policy on coal power plants. … Read More