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

Pakistan LNG imports up 45% in 2018

The country boosted its LNG imports last year and looks set to do likewise in 2019 as the utilisation of its second terminal increases.

18 February 2019

Indonesia’s exports slip 7% in 2018

Lower production from the Badak facility limited exports last year, but revenues were up by 13%.

14 February 2019
Gazprom executives and Pakistani officials at a meeting

Saudi resistance may stymie Pakistan pipelines

Pakistan could struggle to make progress on building pipelines to import gas from Iran after having agreed a large financial assistance package with Saudi Arabia.

14 February 2019
A drilling rig in india

India opens third OALP licensing round

India has launched the third bidding round under its Open Acreage Licensing Policy as it seeks to expand domestic gas production.

12 February 2019

South Korea’s LNG imports reach new heights in 2018

South Korea’s LNG imports exceeded 44 mt in 2018, a record high for the country.

11 February 2019

Wave of big LNG capacity additions to end this year

This year will be the last in which big additions to the world’s LNG supply are made, with projects set to be brought online on the US Gulf Coast.

7 February 2019
The Zeynep Sultan powership

Indonesia harbours small-scale LNG ambitions

Indonesia is looking to establish a second small-scale LNG import project, creating the beginnings of a network of terminals across the country.

7 February 2019
The Golden Pass LNG facility. (Golden Pass LNG)

Golden Pass FID puts pressure on US competitors

The decision on Golden Pass LNG means Exxon and Qatar Petroleum will take additional FIDs this year, putting pressure on competing projects to do the same.

6 February 2019

Thailand’s LNG imports up 16% in 2018

The volume of LNG entering Thailand was up last year as domestic output and pipeline gas imports from Myanmar fell.

4 February 2019
Drilling offshore Vietnam. (Gazprom)

Exxon's Vietnam plans clash with LNG import ambitions

The Blue Whale gas-to-power development will boost Vietnam’s generation capacity by 10% but may make financing more difficult for the country's LNG import projects.

1 February 2019

Japan’s LNG imports decline by 1% in 2018

Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts.

31 January 2019
A rig offshore Bangladesh.

Bangladesh seeking to diversify gas supply

The country's regas capacity will remain limited until around 2024, meaning it is looking to domestic production and pipeline imports to help meet rising demand.

31 January 2019

Europe increases share of US LNG exports

More US LNG has been delivered to Europe over recent months, although the region still represents a small market for American exporters.

28 January 2019
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan seeks lower-cost LNG from Qatar

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Qatar this week with the aim of renegotiating his country’s long-term LNG contract in order to cut costs.

24 January 2019

India’s LNG imports fall by nearly 20% year on year in November

India’s LNG imports fell by 18% year on year in November but were up by 11% over the first 11 months of 2018.

24 January 2019
An FPSO being build at South Korea's DSME shipyard

South Korea WTO claim could raise carrier costs

Japan is challenging South Korea's support of its major shipyards, which could increase the cost of building LNG carriers.

24 January 2019
Indonesia's Lampung FSRU.

Indonesia offers to collaborate on Cambodian LNG project

The proposal, made by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, could help Cambodia reduce its reliance on diesel and oil for power generation.

22 January 2019

Taiwan’s LNG imports slip 24% year on year in November

Taiwan’s LNG imports fell sharply year on year in November, but the long-term outlook for Taiwanese demand remains strong.

21 January 2019

Malaysian LNG exports hit 2018 high in November

Volumes for the month were the highest recorded for the year so far and up 3% on an annual basis.

18 January 2019
An ice-class LNG tanker

Novatek eyes LNG transshipment facility in Japan

The Russian company has signed an MOU with Japan's Saibu Gas to use the Hibiki LNG terminal.

17 January 2019

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