Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
An oil and gas terminal in Malaysia

Malaysia to award up to nine offshore blocks

ExxonMobil is one of the companies expected to win acreage in Malaysia’s latest licensing round.

13 December 2017
Chinese CBM drilling site of Green Dragon

CNOOC deal could be Green Dragon’s salvation

Green Dragon is forging a debt restructuring deal and has ended its eight-year spat with CNOOC, which could help boost its balance sheet.

8 December 2017
Tangguh LNg plant in indonesia

Indonesia faces LNG glut as coal remains king

Indonesia is planning a large expansion of its coal-fired generation capacity, which could leave it oversupplied with LNG.

28 November 2017
Filipinio soldiers with seized militant weapons

Threat from militants rising in Southeast Asia

Islamic State and other groups are increasingly turning their focus on Southeast Asia as they lose ground in the Middle East, experts say.

27 November 2017
Darwin LNG plant in australia

East Timor open to Greater Sunrise options

East Timor’s prime minister has said that everything is on the table regarding the development of the Greater Sunrise field.

20 November 2017
A rig on Indonesia's offshore Mahakam Block.

Indonesia grants Masela gas field PSC extension

The extension to Inpex’s PSC for the Masela field is a positive move for investors, but other operators are unlikely to receive the same treatment.

25 October 2017
The Darwin LNG export plant in Australia

Oil companies talk Greater Sunrise options

The settlement of East Timor and Australia's border dispute means the parties can move on to discuss development options for Greater Sunrise, but hurdles remain.

17 October 2017
The Hong Kong skyline at night.

Hong Kong seeks LNG as FSRU plans advance

Local company CLP Power will use the vessel to supply two gas-fired power plants as Hong Kong seeks to reduce its dependence on coal-fired generation.

2 October 2017
A tanker at the Gate LNG terminal.

Pavilion Gas and Uniper swap LNG access rights

The agreement will see Pavilion gain access to the Gate and Grain terminals in Europe while Uniper takes rights to Singapore LNG.

22 September 2017
A photo of a Chinese small-scale LNG carrier.

Asia small-scale LNG growth uncertain – delegates

Concerns over creditworthiness and the price of oil may block the expansion of small-scale LNG in Asia, speakers at the CWC Asia Pacific LNG Summit heard.

22 September 2017
A gas plant in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s LNG imports to hit 30 mtpa by 2025

A huge gas supply-demand gap means Pakistan may need to import much more LNG than it had planned for.

21 September 2017
Santos' Hides wellpad.

Papua New Guinea eyes FLNG and energy hub

The new infrastructure will connect to stranded fields via NOC Kumul Petroleum's Western Pipeline project.

20 September 2017
Shell's Malampaya field project.

Manila seeks World Bank help for LNG plans

Philippine National Oil Co. is turning to the International Finance Corp. to help spur development of its first LNG import project.

14 September 2017
Indonesian offshore infrastructure

Indonesia revises unpopular gross-split PSC

The latest version of the contract removes the cap on how far the energy minister can adjust a contractor's share of production and has received more positive feedback.

6 September 2017

Australia and East Timor make Sunrise breakthrough

An agreement on the maritime boundary between East Timor and Australia could unlock development of the offshore Greater Sunrise field.

4 September 2017

Singapore looks to boost LNG spot trades

The deal made between Pavilion Gas and Singapore LNG on Thursday is good news for Singapore's regional LNG hub aspirations.

25 August 2017

Philippines LNG terminal mired in politics

Government intervention into plans for an LNG terminal in the Philippines is delaying much-needed development.

17 August 2017

Thailand plays it coy on future LNG needs

The Thai government may appear to be burying its head in the sand by sticking with its previous LNG import forecasts, but it has good reason for playing dumb.

9 August 2017

Jokowi’s wrath triggers shake-up at ministry

Indonesia’s energy minister is shaking things up in the hope of prompting much-needed investment.

7 August 2017

Indonesia delays plans for LNG imports

Weaker-than-expected growth in Indonesia’s gas demand and rising domestic output mean the country has postponed its plans to import LNG.

3 August 2017

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