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An offshore rig at Indonesia's Mahakam block Exploration & Production

Indonesian mega-projects are top priorities for Jakarta

Change at the top of Indonesia's upstream agency could provide the impetus needed for progress on the Indonesia Deepwater Development and Abadi LNG.

15 January 2019

Pakistan’s LNG imports up 45% in 2018

Volumes rose last year despite the country’s second terminal operating at less than half of its nameplate capacity.

14 January 2019
A Phoenix Petroleum facility in the Philippines LNG

Philippines gives go-ahead to Tanglawan LNG project

Tanglawan Philippines LNG has received approval from the Philippines’ Department of Energy to build the country’s second LNG terminal.

11 January 2019

Thailand surpasses 2017 imports by November

Thailand’s LNG imports were up by 32% year on year in November as the country surpassed volumes received in 2017 with a month to spare.

10 January 2019
An LNG tanker LNG

South Asia key to balancing LNG market

South Asian LNG demand is expected to remain robust in 2019 as latent demand will support growth despite issues with infrastructure and regulation.

9 January 2019
Petronas's Sabah oil and gas terminal Companies & Finance

Southeast Asia set for uptick in M&A

Maturing assets and rising domestic demand mean Southeast Asia is ripe for new market entrants and fresh capital.

9 January 2019
A 500 MW combined-cycle power plant in Gujarat Pipelines, Storage & Power

India’s gas power plants need price reform to survive

The plants face bankruptcy unless the government can provide a price structure that offers a premium for flexible generation.

8 January 2019

Japan’s 2018 LNG imports set to match 2017 levels

Japan’s LNG imports fell year on year in November, but 2018 volumes are largely on track to match 2017’s total.

7 January 2019
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina casts vote in 2018 election. LNG

Bangladesh election signals support for gas sector

The return to power of Sheikh Hasina will provide continuity for the energy sector and support for the country’s LNG import projects.

4 January 2019

South Korea’s LNG imports set to break records in 2018

South Korea’s LNG demand looks likely to have risen significantly on an annual basis last year following several nuclear reactors being taken offline for maintenance.

3 January 2019
The Yadana platform off Myanmar (Total) Exploration & Production

Myanmar reforms regulatory regime ahead of upstream offering

The country is making changes to its fiscal and regulatory terms in a move to attract more foreign players to its upstream sector.

2 January 2019
Policy & Regulation

Bangladesh struggling under subsidy burden – World Bank

Gas subsidies are putting a huge burden on Bangladesh’s finances, a report from the World Bank has concluded.

21 December 2018
Alternative Fuels

Indian companies adding floating solar panels to gas power plants

Indian companies plan to install floating solar power plants at their underutilised gas plants.

21 December 2018
Policy & Regulation

Shell calls for Malampaya tax case verdict within six months

Shell Philippines Exploration is looking for a verdict on its PHP 53 billion tax case relating to production from the Malampaya field within the next six months

21 December 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

India turns to gas storage as import dependence grows

India is considering building emergency gas reserves to handle supply disruptions as the country’s dependence on gas imports grows.

21 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Bass Oil withdraws bid for North Madura PSC

Australia’s Bass Oil will withdraw its bid to acquire a 100% interest in the North Madura production-sharing contract in Indonesia from AziPac

20 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Eni successfully tests wells at Merakes East prospect

Eni has successfully drilled and tested the Merakes East prospect in the East Sepinggan block off Kalimantan in Indonesia

20 December 2018
Petronas’s PFLNG facility off the coast of Sarawak. (Petronas) Exploration & Production

Sarawak’s proposed sales tax is a bitter pill for IOCs

The Sarawak state government’s proposed sales tax risks deterring potential developers.

20 December 2018

Malaysia’s October exports up 27% month on month

Malaysia’s LNG exports returned to normal levels in October, following four months of year-on-year declines.

20 December 2018

South Korea to import record volumes of LNG

South Korea’s LNG imports are on course to reach a record 42.8 mt this year.

19 December 2018

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