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.

colin.shek@interfax.cn +86 (21) 6215 3902
ENN city gas storage cylinders

China price reforms march on with residential overhaul

China’s economic planner will harmonise wholesale gas prices next month in a move that should boost supply and consumption.

25 May 2018
A convoy of tanker trucks hauling LNG from Guanghui’s plants

China LNG sellers face fight to win back buyers

Chinese energy consumers will need to be persuaded that they can rely on domestic LNG supplies after a price shock last winter made the fuel unaffordable.

8 May 2018
The second West-East pipeline, which ends in Shanghai

Local Chinese distributors pursue regional roles

The main gas players in the major Chinese cities of Shanghai and Guangzhou want to play a bigger role in their respective regions.

2 May 2018
The Incheon LNG terminal

New LNG buyers emerge to take Japan-Korea role

New LNG importers are emerging to help export projects get off the ground – assuming the role historically held by Japanese and South Korean firms.

26 April 2018
The Beihai LNG terminal in China

Long-term China gas outlook to buoy LNG suppliers

China’s growing gas consumption has ushered in a ‘golden age’ of LNG demand, experts say.

25 April 2018
Drilling at China's Fuling shale gas field

China’s shale gas optimism belies geological challenges

China is likely to miss an official shale gas output target for the second time in a row despite steady progress in recent years.

18 April 2018
Sinopec's Qingdao LNG terminal

New LNG investment needed soon as supply gap looms

Time is running out for companies to sanction new LNG export capacity if buyers and sellers want to avoid shortages next decade.

16 April 2018
Sinopec’s LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. (Sinopec)

Gas import costs hit PetroChina and Sinopec earnings

Higher oil prices last year increased the cost of China’s oil-linked gas imports, which weighed on PetroChina’s and Sinopec’s results.

4 April 2018
Welding the first joint of Power of Siberia in September 2014. (Gazprom)

China in no rush for second major Russian gas deal

China’s readiness to sign new long-term gas supply contracts does not necessarily mean a second major gas deal is on the cards for Russia.

14 March 2018
Drilling for tight gas in Changbei, China.

China revives interest in tight gas subsidy

China may turn to subsidies to unlock even more output from its massive tight gas reserves, as Beijing looks to boost domestic gas production to meet soaring demand.

21 February 2018
Amos Hochstein was formerly the US special envoy for international energy affairs.

US-China LNG trade set for growth as demand booms

Houston-based Tellurian thinks the fastest-growing LNG market and the fastest-growing LNG supplier have ‘good compatibility’.

19 February 2018
An FSRU vessel.

FSRU firms must break ready-made mould – Mitsui

Ready-made FSRUs have won a reputation for flexibility and mobility, but the evolving requirements of LNG buyers mean tailor-made solutions will be needed.

7 February 2018
An artist’s rendering of the Jordan Cove plant.

US LNG paving the way for global gas market – Jera

LNG from the US, emerging as a dominant global producer, is giving rise to a globally integrated gas market, according to the head of Jera.

6 February 2018
Arctic activities by Russia’s Rosneft.

China’s Arctic ambitions no clearer after white paper

China’s new Arctic policy paper has sketched its interest in the frontier region, but Beijing’s endgame remains ambiguous.

2 February 2018
Gas storage tanks in China.

Hebei to push ahead with CTG switching – official

Hebei province, home to most of China’s smoggiest cities, will continue to approve new coal-to-gas conversions despite recent reports of a project freeze.

31 January 2018
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi.

China sees boom in US LNG as gas imports swell

The volume of US LNG delivered to China jumped in 2017 as part of a broader strengthening in Chinese gas imports.

29 January 2018
Offloading oil at Made island port, Myanmar, to supply the China-Myanmar oil pipeline.

China revives interest in Myanmar LNG terminal

Growing domestic demand for Myanmar’s gas output could be behind Chinese interest in building an LNG terminal in the country.

24 January 2018
City gas storage tanks for China's ENN.

Pipeline puts ENN terminal startup date in doubt

A pipeline wrangle between ENN Group and Zhejiang’s local gas distribution monopoly may delay the launch of China’s latest private LNG terminal.

22 January 2018
A gas storage facility near Beijing.

CNPC offers more sober China gas growth assessment

China’s top gas producer expects the country to just about sustain double-digit growth this year, in contrast to more-optimistic recent predictions.

17 January 2018
Pollution in Beijing.

China to build on gas demand growth in 2018

The impressive growth seen last year will continue as China pushes on with the switch away from coal.

15 January 2018

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