Essar gas-fire power plant Pipelines, Storage & Power

India’s ‘Power for All’ policy could boost gas demand

India’s scheme to increase grid connections could boost the use of its thermal power plants, but there are reservations over how much it will increase gas demand growth.

By Andrew Walker 12 December 2017
Policy & Regulation

Pakistan’s energy problems continue

Pakistan’s government is promising to address the country’s worsening energy shortages with plans to import by pipeline and LNG. But with stifling subsidies keeping the economy from growing, many are calling for new measures in the budget.

20 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Japan’s energy imports contribute to largest recorded trade deficit

After almost 30 years of consecutive trade surpluses driven by a dynamic manufacturing and export sector, Japan’s battered economy has begun running trade deficits. The country ran its largest ever annual trade deficit, totalling $54 billion, during the 2011 fiscal year, according to data released on Thursday by the country’s Ministry of Financ

20 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Japan LNG bill reached $66 billion during 2011 fiscal

Japan’s LNG bill reached a record $66 billion during the 2011 fiscal year, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday.

19 April 2012
Exploration & Production

PVEP plans to build gas system in Thai Binh, Vietnam

PetroVietnam subsidiary PetroVietnam Exploration Production (PVEP) plans to build a gas reserve and distribution system in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh, Vietnam News Brief reported on Thursday.

19 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Asia LNG demand robust even without Japan earthquake

Asian demand for LNG would still be robust even if the Japanese earthquake and tsunami had not occurred last year, Yan Kefeng, senior director of consultancy IHS CERA, said on Wednesday.

19 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

India building more pipelines to match higher production, import targets

India is working to more than double its gas pipeline network by the end of its 12th five-year plan in 2017, to keep up with an anticipated sharp rise in gas consumption from industrial users, power generators, households and the automotive sector.

19 April 2012
Global Markets

India's top court asked to arbitrate Krishna Godavari Basin dispute

India’s Reliance Industries has asked the country’s top court to appoint an arbitrator to resolve its dispute with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas over recovering the costs of developing the D6 Block in the Bay of Bengal’s Krishna Godavari Basin, Dow Jones reported on Wednesday.

18 April 2012
Companies & Finance

Tokyo Gas sales rise

Tokyo Gas saw its sales volume rise in March to 1.4 bcm, up by 10.55% year-on-year, the company said on Wednesday.

18 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Japanese firms sign up to US LNG export project

Mitsui and Mitsubishi have signed on to help develop and build a proposed 12 million ton per year LNG export plant in Louisiana.

18 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Chubu Electric adds to portfolio with Wheatstone LNG

Chevron has signed a non-binding heads of agreement with Japanese firm Chubu Electric to provide the utility with LNG from its Wheatstone project in Western Australia, Chevron said on Tuesday.

18 April 2012
LNG

GDF signs on to study FSRU feasibility in eastern India

GDF Suez on Tuesday partnered with India’s government-run Gail and the state of Andhra Pradesh to evaluate the possibility of building an offshore LNG receiving terminal, in the hopes of bringing imports into the industrial state in 2014.

17 April 2012
LNG

Indonesia's first FSRU to begin operations in May

Indonesia’s first floating, storage and regasification unit (FSRU) is expected to begin operating in May, once it arrives at Jakarta Bay from the Jurong shipyard in Singapore, state-run Pertamina announced last week.

17 April 2012
Global Markets

Japan's nuclear reactors

A Japanese Democratic Party official said on Monday that deciding not to restart the country’s idled nuclear reactors would amount to “mass suicide,” The Japan Times reported on Tuesday.

17 April 2012
Global Markets

Not restarting reactors 'mass suicide' says Japanese politician

A Democratic Party official said on Monday that deciding not to restart the country's idled nuclear reactors would amount to "mass suicide," The Japan Times reported on Tuesday.

17 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Japan LNG consumption hits record in 2011

Japan’s 10 largest utilities bought 26% more LNG during the 2011 fiscal year, according to data released by the Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) on Monday.

16 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Korean LNG imports down in March

Korean LNG imports were down 9.15% in March 2012, according to figures released by the Korea Customs Service (KCS) on Monday.

16 April 2012
Global Markets

Two nuclear reactors in western Japan given OK by government

The Japanese government has decided two nuclear reactors in Western Japan are safe to restart, according to local media reports.

13 April 2012
Global Markets

Arun LNG unaffected by earthquake

The two earthquakes that struck Indonesia’s Aceh province this week did not interrupt LNG production at the Arun plant, a spokesperson for Pertamina told Interfax.

13 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Asian consortium, Shell in talks to develop liquefaction plant

With Asian customers forced to pay record LNG prices, a consortium of Asian companies have entered into talks with Royal Dutch Shell to jointly develop a liquefaction plant in Western Canada, sourcing gas from their shale assets, The Nikkei reported on Thursday.

13 April 2012
Global Markets

China and the Philippines still locked in maritime standoff

A standoff between Chinese and Filipino vessels in a disputed region of the South China Sea entered into its fourth day on Friday, presenting Beijing with a diplomatic headache as it struggles to contain fallout from a domestic political scandal and the failed missile launch by its ally and neighbour North Korea.

13 April 2012

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