Star Energy

Star Energy was a British onshore oil exploration company until acquired by IGas Energy in December 2011

Star Energy
Wholly owned subsidiary of IGas PLC
IndustryPetroleum exploration
FoundedOctober 1999
HeadquartersGrand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EJ
Area served
WebsiteStar Energy


It was formed in October essentially as a management-buyout of operations in the Weald Basin, acquired from Soco International. The buyout was funded by European Acquisition Capital.

In June 2000, it expanded when it acquired the assets of Roc Oil in the East Midlands Oil Province.

In May 2004 it became a public company, listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). In August 2005, it bought Pentex Oil, and increased its portfolio greatly in the East Midlands. These fields are based near Welton, Lincolnshire at Reepham, near its railway station.

In November 2005 it opened its first gas storage facility at the depleted Humbly Grove oil field, near Lasham in Hampshire. On 7 March 2008, it de-listed from the AIM stock market, becoming subsidiary of Petronas.

In December 2011 all assets, with the exception of Humbly Grove were acquired by IGas .


It is based on the Strand (A4), between Nelson's Column and Charing Cross station in the City of Westminster.


Star Energy Group Ltd is the main company based in London, but it also has nine other smaller companies which house its operations, which include

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Blackheath Common

Blackheath Common is an area of 250 acres (1.0 km2) of heathland in Surrey, England, near the village of Albury in the borough of Waverley. It is part of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and much of the common is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is frequented by many walkers and cyclists.

As of 2006 the common is currently being examined for use as a possible oil and gas field by a Malaysian run energy company, Star Energy. There is a degree of local opposition towards these proposals, organised by the Save Blackheath Common campaign.

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd [2010] UKSC 35 is a UK enterprise law case, concerning oil and gas. It held a landowner also owned the strata and minerals, unless they conveyed it, in common law or statute, to someone else, so an oil company making wells 800 to 2,900 feet (240 to 880 m) below the surface was trespass, and had to pay compulsory purchase compensation under the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1966 s 8(2).

British Energy Efficiency Federation

The British Energy Efficiency Federation (or BEEF) was founded in 1996 by the United Kingdom Government to provide a forum for consultation between existing industry associations in the energy sector.

East Midlands Oil Province

The East Midlands Oil Province, also known as the East Midlands Petroleum Province, covers the petroliferous geological area across the north-eastern part of the East Midlands of England that has a few small oil fields. The largest field in the province is the Welton oil field, the second largest onshore oil field in the UK.

Eglinton, Western Australia

Eglinton is a newly populated locality in the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located approximately 44 kilometres (27 mi) north of Perth's central business district on the Indian Ocean. For the most part, the suburb is covered in native banksia woodland, scrubland and heath typical of the SwaPlainstal Plain however in recent years there has been growth in residential estates with a town centre to be built in the near future. There are also plans for the Joondalup train line to be extended through the suburb (terminating in Yanchep) with Eglinton Station to be located inside Allara estate.

Part of the City of Wanneroo local government area, it is bounded to the north by Yanchep, to the east by Carabooda and to the south by Alkimos. The area is part of the Alkimos-Eglinton region being considered by the State Government for a future urban region.

Eglinton is now being developed with the Amberton estate from Stockland and Allara Estate from Satterly which is one of only two estates in Western Australia to achieve a six star energy rating.

Energy Retail Association

The Energy Retail Association (ERA) was a trade association which promoted the interests of electricity and gas retailers in the domestic market in Great Britain, formed in 2003. In April 2012 it merged with the Association of Electricity Producers and the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy to become Energy UK.

Energy Star

Energy Star (trademarked ENERGY STAR) is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that promotes energy efficiency. Energy Star provides information on the energy consumption of products and devices, using standardized methods. The Energy Star label, can be found on more than 75 different product categories, new homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants.

Elements of the Energy Star Program have been adopted in the European Single Market as well as Canada, Japan, and Taiwan. In the United States, the Energy Star label is also shown on the Energy Guide appliance label of qualifying products.

Environmentally friendly

Environmentally friendly or environment-friendly, (also referred to as eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green) are sustainability and marketing terms referring to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies that claim reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment. Companies use these ambiguous terms to promote goods and services, sometimes with additional, more specific certifications, such as ecolabels. Their overuse can be referred to as greenwashing.The International Organization for Standardization has developed ISO 14020 and ISO 14024 to establish principles and procedures for environmental labels and declarations that certifiers and eco-labellers should follow. In particular, these standards relate to the avoidance of financial conflicts of interest, the use of sound scientific methods and accepted test procedures, and openness and transparency in the setting of standards.

House Energy Rating

A House Energy Rating is the index of a building's thermal performance (i.e. heating and cooling requirements) for residential homes in Australia.

The Australian Building Codes Board introduced energy efficiency measures for houses into the Building Code of Australia (BCA) on 1 January 2003. It has been adopted by all Australian states and territories which did not already have an equivalent system in place. Victoria and South Australia have gone beyond the standard, and mandated, instead of 4-stars, a 5-star rating (enacted July 2004) – all new homes and apartments built in Victoria must since 2010 comply with the 6 Star standard. This means it is compulsory for new houses to have:

6 Star energy rating for the building fabric, and

A rainwater tank for toilet flushing or a solar hot water system, and

Water efficient shower heads and tapware.During 2006, requirements for 5-star energy ratings were introduced for new homes through the BCA in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. As of mid-2007 Tasmania and the Northern Territory have not adopted 5 star requirements for new homes. As of 2010, Queensland has adopted 6-star requirements for new homes. New South Wales has not adopted requirements under the BCA and operates its own Building Sustainability Index or BASIX. Victorian consumers and building practitioners can find out more about the 5-Star energy ratings by visiting Make Your Home Green – Building Commission

Hsingneng Power Plant

The Hsingneng Power Plant, Star Energy Power Plant or Changbin Power Plant (Chinese: 星能電廠; pinyin: Xīngnéng Diànchǎng) is a gas-fired power plant in Chang-Bin Industrial Park, Lukang Township, Changhua County, Taiwan.

IGas Energy

IGas Energy Plc is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, incorporated and operating in the United Kingdom, with headquarters in London. The company started and incorporated in 2003 to produce natural gas, primarily coalbed methane. It grew by acquiring Nexen Exploration and Star Energy in 2011, and PR Singleton Limited in 2013. Since December 2011 company shares have traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol IGAS.Since its inception, the company has produced from conventional oil and gas, and coalbed methane reservoirs. The company also holds licences in the Bowland Basin, which has been the focus of shale gas exploration since 2010. IGas has permits for, and plans to drill two shale gas test holes in the Bowland Basin in late 2013; IGas does not have permits to hydraulically fracture the test wells.

Just Energy

Just Energy Group Inc. (formerly Just Energy Income Fund and before that Energy Savings Income Fund) is a Canadian-based natural gas and electricity retailer operating in Canadian and American markets across North America, and in Germany, Ireland, Japan, and the United Kingdom.


Matak (Indonesian: Pulau Matak) is an island in the Anambas Islands of Indonesia, located in the South China Sea between the Malay Peninsula and Borneo. The island is a base for oil companies including Conoco Phillips, Premier Oil and Star Energy, and is served by Matak Airport (MWK/WIOM). The population of Matak Island is estimated to be in the range of 1500-2500. Residents usually work for the oil companies located on the island. There are also factories on the island, such as Kosel Yamato.

New Electricity Trading Arrangements

New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA) is the system of market trading arrangements under which electricity is traded in the United Kingdom's wholesale electricity market as of 27 March 2001. The arrangements provided that parties could trade off their imbalances close to real time.

No load power

No load power consumption is the electric power consumed by a power charger when it is plugged into a wall socket but without the mobile phone or other handheld device being connected. Furthermore, it must be switched on at the plugs.

This wasted power is often incorrectly called standby power, which actually refers to the power consumed by a power adapter when a device such as a TV, DVD recorder or audio system is in a low-power mode. The power consumed in standby mode is used to maintain system functions such as responding to remote control, or a digital clock, whereas true no-load energy as consumed in a power charger does nothing of use.


Pangalengan is a district (Kecamatan) in the Bandung Regency, Indonesia. It is located 48 kilometres (30 mi) south of the major West Java city of Bandung.

Main industries of the Pangalengan district include dairy farming and tourism, the latter arising from the popularity of the many traditional villages and natural attractions such as lakes, ponds, hot springs and waterfalls in the district. The area is an important centre of activity for the tea industry in Indonesia. There is also considerable interest in the potential for the use of geothermal sites in the region for the production of electricity. The Wayang Windu plant, the largest geothermal plant in Indonesia with a capacity of 227 megawatts, is located to the east of Pangalengan on the slopes of the Wayang Windu volcano. The site has been jointly developed by Star Energy [1] and PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy, a subsidiary of the large state-owned oil company Pertamina. The activity has not been without controversy however and local people near the site have sometimes protested about certain aspects of the development.Pangalengan became a major site for the placement of refugees (internally displaced persons, or IDPs) after the large West Java earthquake in September 2009. Following the earthquake, it was estimated that 50,000 homes had been destroyed in the area, 80,000 people had been left homeless, and around 250,000 people had been displaced.

Regal Petroleum

Regal Petroleum plc is a petroleum company based in London with assets in Romania, Ukraine, Greece, and Egypt. It was founded by Frank Timiş in November 1996, and is listed on the London Alternative Investment Market.


Saltchuk is a family of transportation and distribution companies headquartered in Seattle, WA, US. As of June 2017, Puget Sound Business Journal listed it as the largest family owned business in Washington state, with 2016 revenues of $2.65 billion, employment of 919 in Washington and an additional 4,761 employees elsewhere in the world.Throughout North America, Saltchuk companies provide Air Cargo, Marine Services, Energy Distribution, Domestic Shipping, International Shipping and Logistics. Saltchuk's Corporate Home provides leadership and resources to its companies, but not direct management of their operations.

Weston Patrick

Weston Patrick is a small village and civil parish in Hampshire. It lies four miles (6 km) southeast from Basingstoke and covers an area of 1,183 acres (4.79 km2). Weston Patrick is divided from the neighbouring parish of Weston Corbett by the road leading to the village of Upton Grey.

The former BBC Gardener's World presenter Monty Don grew up in the village.

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