Garima Chitkara

Asia correspondent
Hazira LNG terminal, india

IOCs bullish on Indian upstream gas sector

Policies to boost the use of gas are making India a more attractive destination for major players to invest in, industry figures say.

11 October 2017
Solar panels in India

Indian power contract spat could help boost gas

India’s state-owned utilities want to renegotiate their contracts with renewables suppliers, creating an opportunity for gas.

8 September 2017

Pakistan’s new leader could boost use of LNG

Pakistan’s former energy minister is now its interim prime minister, a move that could support use of imported gas.

9 August 2017

Indian government considers domestic gas hub

India’s plans for a gas trading hub could improve liquidity and help set sensible prices, but supply may be an issue.

25 July 2017

India hopes to attract explorers with revamped licensing

India has launched its first oil and gas bidding round through its Open Acreage Licensing Policy, with the intention of making the country more attractive to explorers.

3 July 2017

India’s Goods and Services Tax is bad news for gas

Gas is likely to be the loser when India’s new GST regime comes into force in July, with profit margins in danger of being squeezed.

19 June 2017

SGX’s new DKI index meets with scepticism

Indian LNG buyers and analysts are unconvinced by Singapore’s new LNG index, saying the country’s market is not mature enough to warrant it.

10 May 2017

End of gas power subsidies will hit Indian demand

The end of a subsidy for LNG used by the power sector could reduce India’s demand for gas as a whole, industry players and experts say.

21 April 2017

India gives CBM producers a boost

Official backing for marketing CBM is welcome news for India’s unconventional developers, but they still face an uphill struggle.

29 March 2017

Falling solar costs leave gas in the balance in India

Gas could play a role as a balancing fuel in India as the cost of solar continues to fall, but technological progress could make it unnecessary.

1 March 2017

Is Bangladesh going overboard on regas?

Plans for Bangladesh’s first onshore LNG terminal have left some in the country’s energy industry worried about a potential oversupply of LNG.

6 February 2017

India’s power plans underestimate gas demand

India’s National Electricity Plan may be overestimating the role of hydro in future power generation and underestimating gas demand.

16 January 2017

New emission rules to boost Indian gas-fired power

Stricter rules on emissions in India will make coal more expensive and increase the appeal of gas-fired power.

13 December 2016

India aiming to boost use of LNG as transport fuel

Increasing calls to reduce air pollution in India’s urban centres are causing the government to throw its weight behind LNG as a transport fuel.

29 November 2016

New pipeline to open up India’s eastern market

Eastern India’s gas market should see a boost from a $2 billion pipeline planned for the region, but long-term pricing reform may still be needed.

15 November 2016

Indian LNG renegotiations spook US exporters

The renegotiation of India’s LNG contracts is causing anxiety for US exporters, but they may have no cause for concern.

31 October 2016

India delays deadline for small fields auction

Despite widespread initial interest at the launch of India’s latest licensing round in May, it appears IOCs are staying away from its upstream.

20 October 2016

US firm tests gas-based fuel cells in India

New fuel cell technology is proving attractive to Indian industries because it could provide a secure back-up power system.

3 October 2016

Gas temporarily excluded from Indian tax reforms

India has simplified its tax code, but gas and other petroleum products will have to wait before the changes apply.

16 September 2016

New Indian energy policy to bolster gas

India is expected to focus on renewables as part of its new energy policy, meaning more gas will be needed as a back-up fuel.

31 August 2016

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