Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
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
Oil Search’s Gobe production facility for PNG LNG.

PNG LNG prepares to submit expansion proposal

The partners behind Papua New Guinea’s PNG LNG plant are preparing to present their preferred development option to the government.

6 February 2018
Shale gas production in the Marcellus.

Thailand’s Banpu eyes more US shale gas deals

The company is looking to expand its presence in US shale, an increasingly attractive area for Asian investors.

29 January 2018
East Timorese President Francisco Guterres's inauguration ceremony.

Politics clouds March deadline for Greater Sunrise

The impending fall of East Timor’s government is likely to push back the deal needed for the development of the Greater Sunrise gas fields.

22 January 2018
The onshore terminal for India's KG-D6 block.

BP-Reliance eye FID on Indian deepwater project

The two companies are approaching a decision on the giant MJ gas field project, part of India's troubled KG-D6 block.

18 January 2018
An offshore rig at Indonesia’s Mahakam block.

Pertamina told to up its game for expiring PSCs

The government of Indonesia has told Pertamina to improve its bids for four expiring PSCs, or existing operators will be allowed to extend their contracts.

12 January 2018
Indonesian offshore infrastructure

Explorers gear up for Asia Pacific wildcatting

Explorers are set to focus on frontier markets in the Asia Pacific region in 2018, particularly Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

8 January 2018
Shanghai stock exchange

China prepares to launch the petro-yuan

Beijing is aiming to reduce the influence of US petrodollars by launching its own oil futures contract denominated in yuan.

2 January 2018
Indonesian pipelines.

Pertamina-PGN merger gains traction

A bid to combine two of Indonesia’s state-owned giants could streamline the country’s gas market, although some hurdles remain.

19 December 2017
An offshore rig at the Mahakam block.

Indonesia ups Mahakam offer for Total and Inpex

Indonesia is hoping the offer of a larger stake will keep Total and Inpex interested in the Mahakam field.

15 December 2017
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

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