A gas processing plant at Changbei. Gas demand is expected to exceed  230 bcm in 2017. (Shell) Supply & Demand

China gas demand on course for double-digit growth

China’s energy watchdog has thrown its weight behind growing optimism over China’s gas demand, which looks set to surge back to double-digit growth this year.

By Colin Shek 21 August 2017
A coal-fired power plant in Germany. (E.On) Policy & Regulation

EU emission limits cloud outlook for coal plants

Stricter EU limits on airborne pollutants mean many of Europe’s coal-fired power plants face an uncertain future.

The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkish Stream may jeopardise Ankara’s independence

Turkish Stream will increase Ankara’s dependence on Moscow, but the development of alternative sources of pipeline gas seems unlikely.

Pipelines for Turkish Stream. Turkey hopes to diversify its supplies. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Israeli plans will determine Turkish gas hub success

Waning interest from Israel in a pipeline to Turkey is undermining Ankara’s plans to become a regional gas hub.


Chile disappoints Panama Canal authorities

Chilean tankers are reportedly choosing a longer route instead of transiting the Central American waterway.

Malaysia recovers from fall in LNG exports

Malaysia’s LNG exports increased by 27% year on year in June following low production levels in May.

Most-active explorers in Asia Pacific reduce rig count

Gas exploration activity fell by 4% month on month in July as the major explorers cut rig numbers.

Drop in Q1 production hits Sakhalin LNG revenues

Exports from the Russian liquefaction plant fell by 27% in Q1, leading to the lowest revenues in seven years.