The onshore terminal for the KG-D6 block. Output from the block has been lower than expected. (Niko Resources) Pipelines, Storage & Power

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.

By Garima Chitkara 21 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar plans 20 hydro projects

Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy plans to build 20 new hydropower projects with a combined capacity of more than 6.2 GW.

26 April 2017
Alternative Fuels

Indonesia’s PLN reconsidering nuclear power

Indonesia’s state electricity company, PLN, has revisited the idea of using nuclear power to meet its long-term electricity needs in a new business plan.

26 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Chinese company buys Bangladesh gas fields

Chevron has signed an initial agreement to sell three of its gas fields in Bangladesh to China’s Himalaya Energy.

25 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan converts Nandiput power plant to gas

Pakistan has converted the Nandiput power plant from furnace oil to gas, increasing its capacity by around 100 MW, to 525 MW.

25 April 2017
LNG

H-Energy leases Engie FSRU for Jaigarh import project

India’s H-Energy has leased an FSRU from France’s Engie for its LNG import project in the port of Jaigarh.

25 April 2017
Global Markets

South Korea now Brunei’s second-biggest trading partner

South Korea is now Brunei’s second-biggest trading partner, with trade between the two countries dominated by oil and gas delivered to South Korea.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

India may move stranded gas-fired power plants to Indonesia

India may relocate some of its stranded gas-fired power plants to Indonesia, it has been revealed.

24 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

New tech to improve efficiency at Marubeni’s Nakasode power plant

Japan’s Marubeni plans to install a digital system at the Nakasode combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Sodegaura this month that will monitor and improve its efficiency.

24 April 2017
LNG

US approves $10 bln of deals with Indonesia

United States Vice President Mike Pence has announced $10 billion of deals between American and Indonesian companies during his visit to Jakarta on Friday.

21 April 2017
Alternative Fuels

Philippines considers the nuclear option

Donato Marcos, the energy undersecretary of the Philippines, has suggested that nuclear power could be a long-term option to meet the country’s growing energy needs.

21 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan’s Bhikki power plant inaugurated

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Bhikki power plant on Wednesday.

20 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Summit group plans $2 bln investment in Bangladeshi power

Summit Group is committed to investing $2 billion in Bangladesh, primarily in gas-fired power projects and the infrastructure to support them.

20 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Petronas starts up Terengganu gas plant

Petronas has started up its Terengganu gas plant, which is capable of processing up to 19.8 MMcm/d of gas from offshore Malaysia.

20 April 2017
Global Markets

Japan posts first trade surplus in six years

Japan has posted its first trade surplus in six years for the fiscal year 2016 as the value of imports – particularly oil and gas – fell sharply.

20 April 2017
Gas for Transport

Gas Entec to construct LNG-fuelled container vessel

South Korea’s Gas Entec has signed a memorandum of agreement with Seoil Agency Co. to construct, charter and operate an LNG-fuelled reefer ship.

20 April 2017
The PFLNG Satu. The vessel is ramping up to its 1.2 mtpa capacity. (Petronas) LNG

Petronas makes its mark with first FLNG cargo

The PFLNG Satu has shipped its first cargo, but it is still too early to say how significant floating liquefaction will be for Petronas.

20 April 2017
LNG

Indonesia’s gas imports surge by a third in Q1 2017

Indonesia is importing more LNG as it seeks to expand gas use around the country and reduce reliance on oil-based fuels.

20 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Asia Pacific rig count increases by two in March

The number of rigs exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region increased by 4% month on month in March, to reach a total of 50.

20 April 2017
LNG

PNG landowners still waiting on benefits from LNG project

Landowners in Papua New Guinea’s Hela province are still waiting to receive the benefits they were promised from the startup of the PNG LNG project.

19 April 2017
Gas for Transport

Ho Chi Minh City to put 600 CNG buses on streets by end of 2017

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City will put nearly 600 CNG buses into operation by the end of the year.

19 April 2017

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