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.
China’s first auction of a shale gas exploration licence in nearly four years is not expected to draw significant interest from the country’s NOCs.
31 July 2017
China will struggle to hit its CBM output targets as investment in developing the unconventional gas lags behind shale and other sources.
26 July 2017
Demand for domestic and imported gas is rising faster than expected, putting China on track to boost consumption by a record amount this year.
17 July 2017
Lobbying by China’s urban gas distributors has paid off, after the Chinese government announced a more favourable limit on investment returns.
28 June 2017
China’s recently released guidelines for oil and gas reform have been criticised for failing to move the needle, but one expert argues they’ve fulfilled their purpose.
21 June 2017
The group’s successful ship-to-ship transfer of LNG could allow it to import the fuel from a wider variety of sources.
12 June 2017
China’s biggest city gas operators say recent regulatory uncertainty will not have a major impact on their operations.
5 June 2017
Chinese LNG buyers are joining the global shift towards shorter supply contracts, but this strategy could backfire in the long run.
22 May 2017
Last week’s agreement between the US and China has paved the way for increasing LNG trade between the two countries, but a boom in US exports is not expected anytime soon.
17 May 2017
Beijing is keen to see more buyers and sellers negotiate gas costs as part of pricing reforms, but vested interests are thwarting the plans.
15 May 2017
Chinese importers continue to look past US projects for LNG supply, but interest in American volumes is picking up.
8 May 2017
A stoppage in Uzbek volumes and lower Turkmen transmissions dragged down China’s pipeline imports for the second quarter in a row in Q1.
3 May 2017
CNOOC is welcoming foreign participation in its first-ever tender of onshore CBM acreage as it seeks outside help for its unconventional gas ambitions.
2 May 2017
After cooling on the controversial process in 2014-2015, it seems coal-to-gas is back on the agenda for Beijing.
18 April 2017
After paring back budgets for the past three years, China’s state oil groups plan to resume capital spending amid firmer energy prices.
3 April 2017
China’s biggest city gas distributors are confident of not getting caught up in a crackdown on anticompetitive practices in utility markets, which will include the city gas sector.
1 June 2016
A $6 billion project for a gas pipeline from southern Mozambique to South Africa looks more feasible with Chinese financing, but do the economics stack up?
14 March 2016
China’s unexpectedly soft gas demand has changed the dynamics of the global gas market this year, and its potential as a future growth-driver is uncertain.
22 December 2015
Speaking at Gastech in Singapore, Helge Lund said the oil and gas industry must confront the ‘brutal facts’ and develop a sustainable business model.
27 October 2015
Singapore will look to European countries such as Belgium and the UK for guidance in establishing a domestic gas trading market, as it looks to pull ahead in the race to become Asia’s main gas hub.
26 October 2015