Andrew Walker

Asia Pacific editor

Andrew Walker joined Interfax in July 2012, having completed an internship at The Carbon Brief where he reported on UK energy policy with a focus on shale gas. He holds a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree in Geography and History from the University of Birmingham.

Email: andrew.walker@interfax.co.ukPhone: +44 (0)20 3004 6225

Southeast Asian exporters feel the pinch in 2016

Falling LNG prices in 2016 hit revenues for Southeast Asia’s LNG exporters, but volumes remained remarkably stable year on year.

16 March 2017
Singapore’s LNG terminal, which aims to offer bunkering services later this year. (Singapore LNG Corp.)

Chicken-and-egg problem for Asian LNG bunkering

Asia faces a dilemma in developing LNG bunkering infrastructure, which could mean it will take time for the fuel to be used for shipping.

14 March 2017

Lower prices drive up India’s LNG imports in 2016

India’s LNG imports soared by nearly 30% in 2016, driven by significantly lower prices for the fuel.

13 March 2017

South Korean LNG demand increases 28%

Winter weather boosted Northeast Asia's LNG imports in January, with Japan and South Korea both seeing significant growth.

9 March 2017
Gas flaring in North Dakota. Some states are more likely than others to reduce methane leaks. (PA)

Cuts to methane monitoring leave gas in the balance

The EPA has withdrawn a request for oil and gas companies to report their methane emissions, leaving the climate credentials of the US in doubt.

7 March 2017

China leads Asian LNG market growth in 2016

China's LNG imports are on a growth trajectory and the country could quickly surpass South Korea as the world’s second-largest LNG importer.

6 March 2017

Taiwan’s LNG import growth slows to 3% in 2016

Taiwan’s LNG imports were up by 3% in 2016, down from 8% in 2015, but demand is expected to keep rising.

2 March 2017
Gas flaring in North Dakota. The industry must reduce flaring and venting to help fight climate change. (PA)

Oil majors need to reassure long-term investors

Oil and gas companies face the threat of shareholder divestment over the sector’s contribution to climate change, delegates at IP Week heard.

2 March 2017

Surge in Australian rigs boosts count in Asia Pacific

Australia was the only country in the Asia Pacific region to add gas-focused drilling rigs to its total in January 2017, with its count increasing by five from a month earlier.

23 February 2017

Malaysia maintains LNG export volumes in 2016

Malaysia maintained a high level of LNG exports in 2016 even though its revenues and imports declined.

23 February 2017
The Sabine Pass LNG plant in the US. China took six cargoes from the plant last year. (Cheniere)

China urged to forge closer US energy ties

China should look to position itself to import LNG from the United States to satisfy its soaring gas demand, analysts have said.

22 February 2017
BP’s Tangguh LNG in Indonesia. The plant’s third train could supply LNG domestically once it starts up. (BP plc)

Indonesia looks to expand small scale LNG network

Indonesia is expanding its small-scale LNG import infrastructure with a second project, but the complexity of the network it is building could result in slow progress.

21 February 2017

India awards licences for small oil and gas fields

India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has awarded 31 contract areas under the country’s small oil and gas licensing round.

20 February 2017

Brunei’s LNG export revenue falls by 30%

The value of Brunei’s LNG exports fell by around $1 billion in 2016 compared with 2015 despite a slight increase in export volumes.

16 February 2017
The Höegh Grace FSRU. Regasification vessels are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. (Höegh)

Are FSRU providers forgetting their market?

The growing size of FSRUs is making them increasingly unsuitable for use by small first-time importers.

15 February 2017
A BW FSRU, similar to the Integrity vessel chartered by Pakistan GasPort. (BW)

FSRUs will help to meet Pakistan’s gas demand

Pakistan has plans for five LNG terminals that could handle up to 85 MMcm/d of gas by 2018 to meet soaring demand for the fuel.

14 February 2017

Australian gas production to double in three years

Australia expects annual gas production to almost double over the next three years as it works to support its new LNG export projects.

13 February 2017

India’s LNG imports boosted by low prices

India’s LNG imports continued to grow through the end of 2016, but consumption declined in last two months of the year.

9 February 2017
A hydrogen-fuelled Toyota Mirai. Tokyo plans to rapidly expand the number of vehicles using fuel cells. (Toyota)

Hydrogen takes step forward, but faces barriers

Japan plans to ship liquid hydrogen from Australia, but may not provide it with the energy security and lower carbon emissions it is hoping for.

7 February 2017

Singapore’s LNG imports up 5% in 2016

Singapore’s LNG imports grew 5% in 2016 as the country sought to become more reliant on imported LNG and less on pipeline gas.

6 February 2017

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