East Timorese President Francisco Guterres's inauguration ceremony. Exploration & Production

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.

By Damon Evans 22 January 2018
Global Markets

Vietnam and Japan discuss greater energy cooperation

Trinh Dinh Dung, Vietnam’s deputy prime minister, met Tatsuo Yasunaga, Mitsui’s chief executive and president, during the latter’s visit to the country last week.

22 January 2018
LNG

Indonesia optimistic about Pakistan and Bangladesh LNG contracts

Indonesia’s Pertamina is hoping to secure LNG supply contracts with Pakistan and Bangladesh this year.

22 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar aiming to install 450 MW of gas-fired power by Q2 2019

Myanmar is aiming to complete five power projects in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to Tun Naing, deputy minister for electricity and energy.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

India opens bidding under Open Acreage Licensing Policy

India’s government has opened the first round of bidding for 55 blocks under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy.

22 January 2018
LNG

Thailand’s LNG imports grow by 32% in 2017

Thailand imported record levels of LNG in 2017 as new import agreements diversified its import mix.

22 January 2018
Companies & Finance

Tata aiming to sell Petrodyne oil and gas subsidiary

India’s Tata is looking to sell Tata Petrodyne Ltd, its oil and gas exploration and production business.

19 January 2018
LNG

Gail concludes renegotiation of Gazprom LNG supply contract

India’s Gail has successfully renegotiated the terms of its LNG purchase agreement with Russia’s Gazprom.

19 January 2018
Alternative Fuels

Jera buying up to 1 mt of US coal to convert to synthetic gas

Jera is to buy up to a million tons of coal from the United States for two power plants that will convert it into synthetic natural gas.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Exxon hits more gas in Papua New Guinea

ExxonMobil has announced that it has discovered oil and gas in the P’nyang South 2 well onshore Papua New Guinea.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Number of rigs in Asia Pacific falls in December

The number of countries exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region dropped to five in December as both China and Indonesia saw their counts fall to zero.

19 January 2018
The onshore terminal for India's KG-D6 block. Exploration & Production

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
The Höegh Grace FSRU LNG

South Korea offers Sri Lanka ‘free’ LNG terminal

SK E&S is offering Sri Lanka an LNG terminal for free as long as it signs up to a 20-year sales-and-purchase agreement.

18 January 2018
Alternative Fuels

Japanese minister warns of coal power expansion plans

Japan’s environment minister, Masaharu Nakagawa, has expressed concern over the expansion of coal-fired power capacity in the country.

16 January 2018
Alternative Fuels

Taiwan plans ambitious increase in renewable capacity

Taiwan plans to increase the share of renewable energy in its power mix from 6% to 20% over the next seven years.

16 January 2018
Dinh La Thang, former PetroVietnam chair and politburo member, being led to court by police in Hanoi. Policy & Regulation

Vietnam’s corruption crackdown could hurt IOCs

Vietnam’s clampdown on corruption has removed senior officials from PetroVietnam, which could affect the company’s operations.

16 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Indonesia to open tender for three pipelines to Borneo

Indonesia plans to open a tender for the development of three pipelines to distribute gas produced from the Natuna area to the island of Borneo.

15 January 2018
LNG

South Korea offers ‘free’ LNG terminal to Sri Lanka

South Korea has offered a ‘free’ LNG terminal to Sri Lanka in return for an order of 1 mtpa of LNG for 20 years at international market prices

15 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan government adds 10 GW to power grid – PM

The government of Pakistan has added 10 GW of power capacity to the national grid and is striving to develop enough capacity to meet the country’s needs for the next 15 years.

15 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Bapex announces new gas discovery in southern Bangladesh

Bapex, Bangladesh’s state oil and gas exploration company, has announced the discovery of a new gas reserve in the southern coastal district of Bhola.

15 January 2018
LNG

Pakistan LNG import growth continues in December

The Pakistan GasPort resumed operations in December, taking delivery of two cargoes and helping lift Pakistani LNG imports by 12% for the month.

15 January 2018

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