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

Asia Pacific rig count increases by one in July

There were only five countries exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region in July, one fewer than the previous month.

17 August 2018
The Pakistani port of Gwadar

Pipeline projects could reduce Pakistan’s need for LNG

The TAPI and IP pipelines are both under consideration but face numerous risks.

16 August 2018

Malaysia’s LNG exports down 34% year on year

Malaysia's LNG exports fell in June to their lowest level in more than 12 months, partly as a result of supply problems.

16 August 2018
New Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad

Petronas risks losing ownership of Sarawak’s oil and gas

The dispute over the ownership of the state of Sarawak’s oil and gas resources is generating uncertainty over upstream investment in Malaysia.

14 August 2018

US cargoes cut average cost of India’s LNG imports

The price of India's LNG imports fell for a second consecutive month in May, with US cargoes among the cheapest.

13 August 2018
The first LNG delivered to Singapore’s LNG terminal

LNG firms should look to small-scale to unlock SE Asia

Countries in Southeast Asia are vying to become trading hubs for a small-scale LNG market that has yet to emerge.

9 August 2018

LNG cargoes to Pakistan’s GasPort halve in July

Imports to the PGP terminal dropped last month, but this was offset by a rise in imported cargoes at Pakistan's Engro Elengy facility.

9 August 2018
Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister-elect. (PA)

Pakistan PM plans to complete Iran-Pakistan pipeline

Pakistan’s financial troubles mean Imran Khan will struggle to expand access to energy, including via the development of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.

7 August 2018

Taiwanese LNG demand up by 11.2% in Jan-May 2018

Taiwan’s demand for LNG has shown double-digit growth in the first five months of the year compared with 2017.

6 August 2018
Engie’s LNG bunkering vessel

IMO sulphur regulations pit fuel oil against gas

The introduction of tighter sulphur emissions limits for marine fuels could lead to a swell of high-sulphur fuel oil on the market.

2 August 2018

Japan’s H1 LNG imports down 3% year on year

Japanese LNG imports fell to their lowest level in three years in June as a result of higher nuclear power generation.

2 August 2018
Wolsong nuclear power plant, South Korea

Nuclear restarts to hit South Korea’s LNG demand

South Korea’s LNG demand has reached record highs following nuclear outages this year, but the return to service of several reactors will curtail the trend.

31 July 2018

South Korea’s LNG imports up 15% in H1 2018

South Korea’s H1 LNG imports are up by 16% on the same period last year because of nuclear outages.

30 July 2018

Thailand’s LNG imports up by over 50% in Q2

Thailand received record volumes of LNG in Q2 and paid more for its cargoes.

26 July 2018
Cameron LNG plant in the US

LNG expansion needed to avoid shortage in 2023

The global LNG market could tighten as soon as 2023 as buyers are failing to sign new purchase agreements.

24 July 2018

Malaysia’s LNG exports up 70% in May year on year

Maintenance at the Bintulu LNG plant in May 2017 resulted in a sharp annual rise in May 2018, with 2.1 mt of LNG exported.

23 July 2018

Asian rig count falls by 10% month on month in June

The decline leaves just Australia, China, India, Indonesia and Thailand exploring for gas in the region.

20 July 2018
Political posters in a Karachi street.

Pakistan’s election could put energy on back-burner

Pakistan’s election could see it shift away from large infrastructure and energy projects, focusing instead on shoring up the country’s finances.

19 July 2018

Australia’s LNG exports increase by 25% in Q1

Australia’s LNG exports have grown on the back of new export capacity, but the pace has not been as rapid as previously expected.

19 July 2018

Singapore sets LNG import record in May

Singapore imported more LNG than ever before in May, with imports for the month topping 350,000 tons.

16 July 2018

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