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Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
ConocoPhillips' Bayu Undan platform in the Timor Sea

Chinese finance bolsters East Timor LNG plan

China International Capital Corp.'s agreement to help finance the onshore element of East Timor's Greater Sunrise project is a positive development, but doubts remain.

16 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Indonesian President Joko Widodo at an election rally in April 2019.

FLNG still an option for Indonesia’s Abadi field

The Indonesian government may reconsider FLNG as an option for the Abadi gas field as progress on the planned onshore development has been slow.

9 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Malampaya project in the Philippines.

Shell's legal win a boost for Malampaya

Shell's victory in its tax dispute could see it extend the production life of the Philippines' biggest gas field, which could be bad news for LNG projects planned for the country.

2 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The Tangguh LNG facility in Indonesia

Indonesia set to nationalise more gas assets after Jokowi victory

The re-election of Joko Widodo as president is likely to see continued resource nationalism in the Southeast Asian country.

24 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
The Nhon Trach 2 combined-cycle power plant in Vietnam

Vietnam closer to debut LNG-to-power scheme

Vietnam is set to approve development of Delta Offshore Energy's LNG-to-power project in the next few weeks.

18 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Centre of Yangon in Myanmar

LNG-to-power projects stall in Myanmar

Myanmar approved three LNG-to-power plants in early 2018, but delays in agreeing PPAs mean the projects are likely to miss their planned startup dates.

11 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Colombo City, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka outlines legislation boost for gas

Sri Lanka has revealed its draft gas and LNG policy, but it may not be enough to attract the necessary investment in infrastructure.

4 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Petronas's Sabah oil and gas terminal.

Thailand’s PTTEP eyes more M&A deals

The Thai NOC recently announced a deal to acquire Murphy Oil's Malaysian assets and looks set to make further purchases, mainly in Asia.

1 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Companies & Finance
The Sarawak state legislative assembly building in Kuching.

Political uncertainty shrouds outlook for Malaysia

Oil and gas projects in Sarawak are being held up by the struggle between the regional and federal governments for control of the state's resources.

28 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto

Resource nationalism thrives as Indonesia votes

President Joko Widodo looks likely to win next month's election, but resource nationalism will remain strong in Indonesia whoever wins the contest, threatening to drive away much-needed investment.

21 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan prepares for gas price hike

A major supply shortage over the winter has convinced Pakistan's government and industry of the need for LNG despite its cost.

14 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
The Pluto LNG plant in Australia

Woodside betting big on LNG price rise

The Australian company is expecting an upturn in LNG prices and is planning to take FIDs on brownfield expansion projects in 2020.

8 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Bongkot South production platform in Thailand

NOCs set to play larger role in Thai licensing round

The Thai government wants state companies to take 25% stakes in all the blocks offered in its upcoming licensing round, which could put off international investors.

7 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
An ONGC offshore platform

India’s pricing reforms could boost gas output

India is moving to liberalise gas prices in the hope of boosting exploration and production.

28 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
An indonesian gas plant.

Repsol’s Indonesia find cuts appetite for LNG imports

A large gas discovery in Indonesia has put the country’s future demand for LNG imports in question.

21 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
power cables in Vietnam

Vietnam rethinks coal-heavy energy policy

Vietnam looks likely to try to wean itself off its increasing dependence on coal-fired energy in its forthcoming power development plan.

21 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Fuling shale gas field

China hopes for shale gas boom after large find

China's shale gas production could be set for growth that will help stem the country's surging demand for imports.

14 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
ConocoPhillips' Bayu Undan platform in the Timor Sea

Australia aims to limit China’s role in Timor LNG

The prospect of China becoming more involved in East Timor is pushing Australia to increase its interest in Timor LNG.

7 February 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
An offshore rig at the Mahakam block (SKKMigas)

Eni set to boost supplies for ageing Bontang LNG

The Italian major's Merakes field will provide a short uplift to Bontang's output and shows how Eni is expanding operations in Indonesia.

31 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
A tanker at the PNG LNG plant.

PNG seeks more benefits from LNG

New legislation looks set to force IOCs in Papua New Guinea to provide improved benefits from LNG projects in the country.

24 January 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

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