Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
The FSRU Challenger.

Hong Kong makes progress on LNG import plans

The city will lease the Challenger FSRU from late 2020, with an FID on the import project expected later this year.

6 July 2018
a Bongkot field platform

Race is on for Thailand’s Erawan and Bongkot fields

Bidding rounds for the operatorship of two of Thailand’s flagship assets have attracted significant interest from IOCs.

4 July 2018
Petronas’s Sabah oil and gas terminal in Malaysia

Fight for control of oil and gas grips Malaysia

Malaysia’s Federal Court has sided against Petronas over its claims to Sarawak’s resources, creating uncertainty for companies operating in the state.

29 June 2018
East Timorese Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak

East Timor restarts Sunrise talks after elections

East Timor’s historically firm opposition to the development of Greater Sunrise gas in Australia could shift following the swearing in of a new prime minister.

25 June 2018
Indonesian President Joko Widodo at an event in the presidential palace in Jakarta earlier this month

Elections pose risk for Indonesian oil and gas

National and local elections in Indonesia are creating uncertainty for investors and will stall progress on the revised oil and gas law.

21 June 2018
The Shell-led Malampaya project in the Philippines

Majors fight for sanctity of Malampaya contract

The joint venture partners are in disagreement with the Commission on Audit over the payment of income tax on the project.

6 June 2018
Thaketa gas power plant, Myanmar

Myanmar’s aggressive push for LNG in doubt

An opaque approvals process could jeopardise Myanmar’s plans to bring three LNG-to-power projects online.

29 May 2018
The Ocean Rig Corcovado

Sri Lanka aims to attract deepwater investors

The government is looking to move the country towards a gas-based economy and reduce its bill for fossil fuel imports.

23 May 2018
A power station in Myanmar.

ECAs kickstart Asian LNG-to-power sector

The involvement of export credit agencies will be essential to the development of LNG-to-power projects in Asia’s emerging economies.

15 May 2018
A platform offshore Myanmar.

Myanmar preparing for upstream shakeup

The government looks set to try to improve the competitiveness of its fiscal regime before launching new licensing rounds.

8 May 2018
The Yadana platform off Myanmar

LNG offers stopgap solution in Myanmar

Myanmar will need to import LNG to feed its planned gas-to-power plants while it works to improve its upstream sector, analysts say.

27 April 2018
A platform offshore Vietnam

SE Asian LNG outlook bullish as upstream wanes

Southeast Asia's LNG demand is set to surge up to 2025 as regional hydrocarbon production falls by 25%.

16 April 2018
A Bongkot field platform

Bidders line up for Thailand’s giant gas fields

Bidding is set to open on the expiring Bongkot and Erawan contracts in late April, and the fields look set to attract a broad mix of interested parties.

12 April 2018
Shell’s deepwater project in the Philippines’ Malampaya field

China and Philippines near upstream exploration deal

China and the Philippines are progressing talks to jointly develop resources in disputed territories in the South China Sea.

9 April 2018
Artist's impressionof a Tesla battery block

Batteries and renewables could dent Asian LNG demand

The falling price of installations combining solar power and battery storage could slow down LNG demand growth in Asia, experts say.

20 March 2018
Australia and East Timor signing the maritime border treaty. (PA)

Australia and East Timor agree Greater Sunrise split

The two countries have agreed a royalty-sharing split for the gas field following their new maritime boundaries treaty.

7 March 2018
A tanker docked at PNG LNG.

PNG to get integrated three-train LNG development

ExxonMobil and Total will collaborate on a three-train expansion of Papua New Guinea’s LNG plant that could double the country's exports.

28 February 2018
An FSRU vessel at sea.

India and Japan stake out Sri Lanka LNG

A consortium of Indian and Japanese companies is on the verge of signing a deal to develop Sri Lanka’s first LNG terminal.

26 February 2018
A PetroVietnam rig offshore Vietnam.

Southeast Asia set for $28 bln investment wave

Rystad Energy expects $28 billion of investment to be approved for the region by the end of 2020.

13 February 2018
Joko Widodo

Pertamina-PGN merger inches closer to completion

Indonesia has cleared another hurdle in its efforts to create a unified gas player, but some obstacles remain.

12 February 2018

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