Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
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.

6 days ago 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
An offshore rig at Indonesia's Mahakam block

Indonesian mega-projects are top priorities for Jakarta

Change at the top of Indonesia's upstream agency could provide the impetus needed for progress on the Indonesia Deepwater Development and Abadi LNG.

15 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Petronas's Sabah oil and gas terminal

Southeast Asia set for uptick in M&A

Maturing assets and rising domestic demand mean Southeast Asia is ripe for new market entrants and fresh capital.

9 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Companies & Finance
The Yadana platform off Myanmar (Total)

Myanmar reforms regulatory regime ahead of upstream offering

The country is making changes to its fiscal and regulatory terms in a move to attract more foreign players to its upstream sector.

2 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Petronas’s PFLNG facility off the coast of Sarawak. (Petronas)

Sarawak’s proposed sales tax is a bitter pill for IOCs

The Sarawak state government’s proposed sales tax risks deterring potential developers.

20 December 2018 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian prime minister

Government squeeze raises risk for Petronas

A special one-off payout and uncertainty around the state’s future dividend policy could weaken the NOC’s financial profile.

10 December 2018 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
An FSRU in Argentina

Can Bangladesh stomach more LNG as costs bite?

Doubts are surfacing about Bangladesh's ability to absorb additional LNG given the recent cancellation of another FSRU project in the country.

27 November 2018 Asia Pacific / LNG
ConocoPhillips’ Bayu Undan platform in the Timor Sea

Shell exit from Greater Sunrise paves way for Chinese

East Timor has bought Shell's stake in the Greater Sunrise project, giving it a majority share and puting more impetus behind the project's development.

21 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
A Mahakam block rig

Lack of partners raises upstream risk for Pertamina

Indonesia’s NOC needs to boost its production, but the country’s regulatory regime is putting off potential partners.

19 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
operations at the Malampaya field

Energy World LNG project hits wall in Philippines

The company’s import and power project is almost ready to start up but is being denied access to the local electricity grid.

14 November 2018 Asia Pacific / LNG
An Eni offshore platform

High hopes for deepwater wildcat off Pakistan

The Kekra 1 well will be drilled by a joint venture that includes Eni and Exxon, with the JV's local player expecting a large discovery.

7 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

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