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LNG tanker arriving in Japan Supply & Demand

Japan LNG – slipping into second place

Japan could lose its top spot as the world’s largest LNG importer by the end of the decade. But with questions surrounding the outlook for nuclear, LNG imports could remain high.

23 March 2018
Taiwanese nuclear protests Supply & Demand

Taiwan’s government is pushing for gas

Taiwan has ambitious plans to increase its gas use and change its energy mix. New LNG infrastructure will be essential to meeting these targets.

22 January 2018
Kochi LNG terminal, India Supply & Demand

India – flexible LNG will be key to growth

While new players and smaller markets are taking advantage of more flexible LNG, so too is India. One of the world’s leading importers, it is on the verge of a major LNG expansion.

27 November 2017
Yangon, Myanmar Contributed

Myanmar’s energy issue – Mind the gap

As its market grows, Myanmar faces a looming gas shortage. The potential for LNG to provide a solution is assessed in this contributed feature by Mike Madden and Chris Brooks of MJM Energy.

23 November 2017
Kochi LNG terminal, India Contributed

LNG: South Asia in the driving seat

LNG imports are on the rise in South Asia. The outlook for future growth of LNG in the region is provided in this contributed feature by Ehsan Ul-Haq.

19 October 2017
An LNG tanker docked at Singapore's LNG terminal. Global Markets

The Asian LNG market is diversifying

The LNG market is developing on more fragmented lines than the oil market, with a range of contenders for price benchmarks emerging in Asia.

18 October 2017
Merlion Park, Singapore Supply & Demand

Singapore and the rise of small markets

With new capacity and facilities set to be commissioned, Singapore is moving forward as a regional trading hub. This will help emerging markets in Southeast Asia to expand.

25 September 2017
A man rides a bicycle past a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's launch of a missile over Japan Supply & Demand

US-China tensions simmer as North Korean sanctions bite

Tensions between the US and China are being stoked further as the two clash over how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear threats.

21 September 2017
Test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in August Global Markets

North Korea crisis could alter energy trade flows

The diplomatic tensions in Northeast Asia are having an effect on the coal market and could also disrupt the flow of other fuels.

11 September 2017
Singapore’s LNG terminal Supply & Demand

Singapore LNG progress will boost spot LNG demand

SLNG’s deal with Pavilion Gas is another step forward for Singapore in its attempt to become an LNG trading hub.

4 September 2017
Supply & Demand

Philippine LNG terminal suffers delays

The Philippines will need to develop LNG imports to meet gas market needs. However, recent government moves have delayed a potential terminal.

23 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

South Korea’s emissions ambitions

South Korea’s new government is rolling out new energy policies – with big implications for the power sector. These changes could create opportunities for gas-fired power generation.

21 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Japan and South Korea – prospects for coal and gas

The power sectors in Japan and South Korea are currently set on contrasting paths when it comes to nuclear and coal. How the generation mix in both countries develops has implications for gas demand and LNG imports.

11 July 2017
Alternative Fuels

More action needed on Asian grid integration

A panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum called for “more action rather than talking” on plans for regional electricity grid integration in the Far East.

7 June 2017
LNG

Japan’s nuclear output to rise this summer

Reactors 3 and 4 at the Takahama nuclear power plant are set to restart by early Q3, boosting Japanese generation capacity.

27 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Thailand faces a growing need for LNG

Thailand is set to become increasingly dependent on imported LNG and could be vulnerable to price spikes as the market tightens.

21 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Warm summer weather in NE Asia to boost demand

A hot summer in Northeast Asia will boost demand for air conditioning, supporting requirements for gas-fired power generation and total gas consumption.

27 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Japan’s uncertain nuclear outlook

Further delays to Japan’s nuclear reactors coming back online look likely, but even a limited number of restarts will affect the country’s gas demand.

19 January 2017
Supply & Demand

China’s regional markets present upside for LNG

China’s LNG imports have been growing rapidly this year. And with northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, the country’s need for imports could increase further.

17 November 2016
Exploration & Production

Bangladesh climate plan gives mixed message for gas

Bangladesh urgently needs to solve its gas and power supply problems, but its plans to reduce emissions under the Paris agreement appear to prioritise coal over gas.

16 November 2016

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