Colin Shek

China editor

Colin Shek directs editorial coverage of China's natural gas sector as the China news editor, and is also the Shanghai bureau chief for Interfax news agency. He joined the bureau in late 2010 and has reported on several industries in China including technology, telecommunications, media and agriculture. In the UK, he was a corporate finance journalist for a business-to-business magazine in Birmingham.

Rigs in China.

Supply fall suggests slowdown in Chinese gas consumption

Official figures and Interfax calculations suggest China’s gas supplies fell in February, supporting expectations that the country’s consumption growth will slow this year.

2 days ago Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
The Ningbo LNG terminal

CNOOC's TPA drive for LNG terminals loses its sheen

The Chinese NOC is warming to the principle of open access to its LNG terminals, but its offer to third-party users may be a tough sell.

6 days ago Asia Pacific / LNG
An ENN Energy LNG refilling station in Jiangsu province

China’s Hainan pushes NGVs and EVs with new plan

The island province will ban oil-fuelled vehicles by 2030 under its new development plan, creating an opportunity for gas.

11 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
A flare from the Jiaoye 8-2HF well at the Fuling field

Earthquakes unsettle China’s shale gas sector

Deadly earthquakes in China’s shale gas development heartland last week could set back production and public perception of the unconventional fuel.

4 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai in the Guangxi region.

China’s record LNG imports pave way for drop in February

Mild weather failed to halt China’s LNG buying in January, with volumes hitting a record high for the third consecutive month, but purchases look to have declined in February.

25 February 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Power of Siberia pipeline under construction

Gazprom speeds up Power of Siberia exports to China

Russian gas flows to China along the Power of Siberia pipeline will begin nearly a month early, at the start of December, but both sides hope to start up even earlier.

18 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A meeting at the SHPGX

Shanghai exchange still playing minor role in China’s gas demand

The SHPGX continued to meet only a small proportion of China’s gas demand last year despite a record volume of the fuel changing hands on the platform.

7 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Global Markets
CNOOC ship containing 130 LNG containers.

Chinese player to import containerised LNG from Japan

Small volumes of LNG will start to be shipped inside containers from Japan to China this year following a deal between two companies that will test Chinese interest in the distribution method.

31 January 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Construction on the Power of Siberia pipeline. (Gazprom)

LNG expands dominance of China’s gas import mix

LNG extended its lead over pipeline volumes in China’s import mix for the third consecutive year last year, but the trend may soon start to be reversed.

28 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A CNOOC offshore rig

CNOOC eyes higher capex spend to boost output and reserves

China’s main offshore oil and gas producer is likely to meet or even exceed its capital expenditure budget for 2019 as it responds to political pressure to increase output.

25 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Companies & Finance
The Tangshan LNG terminal in China.

CNPC to dig deep in search for more gas storage capacity

Ease of access and economics explain why China’s biggest gas supplier appears to be more interested in underground facilities than LNG terminal tanks for meeting its storage needs.

21 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
The Beihai LNG terminal.

China’s slowing economy to drag on gas demand growth

After two years of stellar growth, China’s gas demand looks set to expand at a slower rate in 2019 in line with a stuttering economy.

17 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A storage tank at Ningbo LNG terminal.

China weathers winter demand season with no shortages in sight

China's gas supply and demand have been in balance so far this winter, reflecting extensive preparations by government and industry to avoid another season of shortages.

14 January 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
CNOOC's Ningbo LNG terminal.

China’s LNG imports set to end 2018 on a new high

The volume of LNG entering China looks to have climbed to a new monthly record in December as the government maintained its aggressive gasification drive.

7 January 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Leaders at the G20 summit in Argentina

US-China thaw offers moment of calm for LNG sector

The recent easing of US-China trade tensions will calm the LNG industry for now, but how long the truce will last remains to be seen.

14 December 2018 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Pluto LNG plant in Australia

Woodside may explore China LNG terminal investment

Woodside would consider investing in a Chinese LNG terminal if the right deal came along, Chief Executive Peter Coleman tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

13 December 2018 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Incheon LNG terminal in South Korea.

LNG prices pose long-term problem for Asian buyers

LNG in Asia needs to be priced considerably cheaper than it is now for the fuel to stand a chance of making in-roads into the region’s energy mix in the long term.

5 December 2018 Asia Pacific / LNG
CNOOC’s Putian LNG terminal in Fujian province.

Winter preparations slow China’s LNG import growth

China’s LNG demand growth has slowed since August as extensive preparations to avoid gas shortages this winter have curbed the need for significant additional supplies.

28 November 2018 Asia Pacific / LNG
City gas storage  tanks in China.

End of Chongqing fee fuels fears for China city gas sector

Chongqing’s recent proposal to scrap a nearly 20-year-old fee intended to support local pipeline construction has triggered alarm in the burgeoning city gas sector.

22 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
The Dapeng LNG terminal

IEA lifts China demand forecast to new highs

The IEA has added its weight to the growing hype over China’s long-term gas potential, with the agency’s latest forecasts the most bullish yet.

14 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation

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