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. +44 (0)20 3004 6225
LNG bunkering with the Engie Zeebrugge

Asia steps up LNG bunkering services

Indonesia’s Pertamina plans to offer LNG bunkering at the Arun terminal as an alternative to Singapore.

19 October 2018
South Korea's Incheon LNG terminal

Asian LNG buyers face demand uncertainty

Power market unbundling in Japan and South Korea is making it hard for LNG buyers in both countries to predict demand.

18 October 2018

Taiwan’s LNG imports up 21% in July

Taiwan's LNG imports hit their second-highest monthly figure on record in July, and the growth is set to continue.

18 October 2018
BP's Tangguh LNg plant in Indonesia

IOCs take on LNG supply risk to ease boom and bust

Companies are offtaking increasing volumes from their own liquefaction projects to avoid market tightness by the mid-2020s

17 October 2018

Pakistan’s LNG imports up 62% in Q3

Pakistan increased its LNG imports during Q3 even though the Pakistan GasPort terminal was operating at only half its capacity

15 October 2018
The Datang-Changchun coal power station

China’s coal plant woes leave more room for gas

Chinese coal power producers are facing financial difficulties that mean the fuel could be phased out more quickly, according to research from Carbon Tracker.

11 October 2018

South Korea’s LNG imports rise by 13% in August

Disruption at South Korea's nuclear power plants has boosted the country's LNG demand this year.

11 October 2018
The Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station in the UK

Limiting climate change to 1.5C will curb role of gas

A new report by the IPCC outlines the risks of a 1.5C increase in global temperatures and renews calls for action to cut carbon emissions worldwide.

9 October 2018

Japan LNG above $10/MMBtu for first time since 2015

The average price of the LNG imported by Japan hit $10.18/MMBtu in August, an increase of 23% year on year.

8 October 2018

Malaysia’s LNG exports down 38% year on year

Technical issues on pipelines limited the country's LNG exports over July, but higher prices helped maintain revenues.

24 September 2018
Shell's Prelude FLNG vessel

New financing and technology will boost African FLNG

A mixture of new financing methods and improved technology could encourage investment in FLNG in Africa.

20 September 2018

Singapore’s LNG imports hit all-time high in August

Singapore imported a record 373,000 tons of LNG in August at an average price of $10.76/MMBtu

20 September 2018
Freeport LNG in the US

Rising demand could see return of LNG megaprojects

A new wave of greenfield LNG export projects is on the horizon, but the industry needs to keep costs and schedules under control

18 September 2018

India’s LNG import prices head back to 2015 levels

India’s LNG prices have stabilised at around $9/MMBtu over the past six months, but demand is still strong, with imports up 51% year on year in July.

17 September 2018
The Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat, India

Lack of pipelines will inhibit India’s new LNG terminals

India prepares for a major boost in its LNG import capacity in Q4 2018 as three terminals are expected to startup in the country.

14 September 2018

Gas-focused drilling in Asia increases during August

While Australia and Papua new Guinea both added a gas-focused rig last month, this was offset by losses in Indonesia and Thailand.

14 September 2018

Indonesia’s LNG export prices up 25% year on year

The average price paid for Indonesia’s LNG exports was up by nearly 25% year on year in July.

13 September 2018

Pakistan’s LNG imports stabilise in August

Pakistan received 10 cargoes amounting to 638,000 tons in August, virtually the same amount as it received in July.

10 September 2018
Novatek's Yamal LNG project

Novatek plans to undercut US LNG delivered to Asia

Novatek is bullish about its ability to undercut competitors with its Arctic LNG 2 project as it seeks to bring more technology in-house.

7 September 2018
nuclear reactors under construction in South Korea

Is gas to blame for stalling investment in nuclear power?

Nuclear reactors will need to overcome their huge capital costs and long lead times to become a viable alternative to gas-fired plants.

6 September 2018

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