Damon Evans

Asia Pacific specialist
An Indonesian offshore rig

Jakarta warming to IOC development plans

The company's plans for its IDD project will be buoyed by the Indonesian government's adoption of a new development plan for Shell and Inpex's Abadi LNG plant.

4 days ago Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Shell's Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project in the Philippines

Philippine LNG import scheme hits snag

The proposed Tanglawan LNG terminal in the Philippines has been delayed, which is likely to leave the country waiting for LNG to replace its declining production.

4 days ago Asia Pacific / LNG
A tanker at the PNG LNG plant jetty

PNG LNG expansion delayed

Oil Search has confirmed that FEED work on the expansion of Papua New Guinea's LNG plant will not start until the end of the year.

6 days ago Asia Pacific / LNG
People in Bangladesh carrying baskets of coal.

Bangladesh’s energy transition tilts towards coal

The country is aiming to triple its generation capacity by 2040, with apparently few concessions to its climate commitments.

15 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
Signing ceremnony for the Summit LNG FSRU

Bangladesh ups gas prices to bolster LNG imports

The country has hiked prices by around 33% as it tries to limit losses at state-owned Petrobangla while gas demand surges.

11 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Thaketa gas-fired power plant

Boost for LNG-to-power as Myanmar ups tariffs

The higher electricity prices introduced this week will give the country a larger budget to allocate to new power generation projects.

4 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on a tour of the Bintulu LNG plant in Malaysia. (BC govt/Flickr)

Giant Malaysian find bolsters PTTEP’s growth strategy

The Lang Lebah discovery offshore Sarawak is PTTEP's biggest find and is good news for the explorer as it seeks to bolster its reserves.

1 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The Sabah oil and gas terminal

Malaysia aims to unlock sour gas fields

The country needs to develop new gas projects to feed the Bintulu LNG plant, but doing so will mean tackling its technically tricky sour gas fields.

27 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Mitsui OSK's Challenger FSRU.

FID imminent on Hong Kong LNG

CLP Power is expected to take an FID on Hong Kong’s first LNG import project within months, after announcing firm agreements for a giant FSRU and initial LNG supply.

24 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Former Pertamina CEO Karen Agustiawan

Jailing of ex-Pertamina boss shocks industry

Karen Agustiawan's conviction for corruption threatens to undermine Pertamina's chances of reviving Indonesia’s struggling oil and gas sector.

19 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Protesters unveil a banner calling for a halt to construction of a coal-fired power plant in Central Java.

Coal facing financing crunch in Southeast Asia

Major financiers are beginning to think twice about financing coal-fired power projects in the region, with governments looking to gas and renewables instead.

13 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
An offshore flow station

Inpex and Jakarta agree $20 bln Masela plan

First gas from the long-delayed Abadi field could flow in 2027 as Japan’s Inpex and the Indonesian government look set to agree terms later this month.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Petronas's oil and gas terminal in Sabah

Shell pushing ahead in Malaysian deepwater

Shell's development of the Rosmari-Marjoram project is continuing despite political challenges affecting other projects in the region.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
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

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