Operational rigs in Asia Pacific targeting gas in October 2017. Exploration & Production

Asia Pacific rig count boosted by 12% in October

The Asia Pacific rig count increased by 12% month on month in October, reaching a four-month high of 46 active rigs.

By Andrew Walker 17 November 2017
Alternative Fuels

China aims to restart stalled Myanmar hydro project

China is looking to complete the 6 GW Myitsone hydropower project on the Irrawaddy River near Kachin in Myanmar.

9 November 2017
LNG

Bangladeshi Coal Power Generation Co. signs MOU for gas power plant

Bangladesh’s Coal Power Generation Co. and Japan’s Mitsui will build a 500-600 MW gas-fired power plant and LNG terminal in Matarbari.

9 November 2017
LNG

Green groups mount opposition to Taiwan’s third LNG terminal

Taiwan’s third LNG terminal is facing opposition from environmental groups that claim the choice of location could damage rare algae reefs and coral.

9 November 2017
Supply & Demand

Japan’s LNG imports fall 13% in September

Japan’s imports of LNG dropped to 5.8 mt in September, contributing to a 5% decline in volumes received over Q3.

9 November 2017
Exploration & Production

ONGC calls for higher gas prices at KG block

India’s ONGC has requested that New Delhi increase the price it would receive for gas from a $600 million project to make it viable.

8 November 2017
Global Markets

Malaysian legislators ask Petronas to exit Myanmar over Rohingya violence

Members of the Malaysian parliament have called on Petronas to exit Myanmar in protest over the violence against Rohingya Muslims.

8 November 2017
LNG

Pakistan’s second LNG terminal to be completed in 2019

Pakistani conglomerate Engro will complete construction of its second LNG terminal in Pakistan in early 2019.

6 November 2017
LNG

AG&P to develop Indian LNG terminal

Philippines-based Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Co. has signed an agreement to develop an LNG terminal at Karaikal Port on the east coast of India.

6 November 2017
LNG

Wison and KBR to cooperate on PNG FLNG vessel

Wison Offshore & Marine and KBR have agreed to cooperate on Kumul Petroleum’s proposed a FLNG vessel offshore Papua New Guinea.

3 November 2017
Rohingya refugees cross the Bangladeshi border Global Markets

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis a reputational risk for IOCs

Companies may face pressure from shareholders to respond to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Myanmar.

31 October 2017
Wheatstone lng plant in Australia LNG

Jera aims to bring stability to the LNG market

The world’s largest buyer of LNG is looking to invest in Asian import projects to help stabilise the market.

26 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

SE Asia gas demand resilient in face of climate action

The IEA’s latest report on Southeast Asia shows gas demand will be largely unaffected by government action to tackle climate change.

26 October 2017
LNG terminal in Thailand LNG

Thailand reveals LNG import ambitions

Thailand is set to rapidly expand its LNG imports over the coming years, with demand set to hit 36 mtpa by 2030, an energy ministry official says.

25 October 2017
LNG

Singapore grants Pavilion and Shell LNG import licences

Pavilion Gas and Shell Eastern Trading received licences to import LNG to Singapore from the country’s Energy Market Authority.

25 October 2017
A rig on Indonesia's offshore Mahakam Block. Exploration & Production

Indonesia grants Masela gas field PSC extension

The extension to Inpex’s PSC for the Masela field is a positive move for investors, but other operators are unlikely to receive the same treatment.

25 October 2017
LNG

Indonesia and Qatar agree price for LNG

Negotiations between Indonesia and Qatar for the purchase of LNG are almost completed, with a price now agreed.

24 October 2017
A flow station offshore Indonesia. Exploration & Production

Southeast Asian gas demand growth to slow – IEA

The rate of gas demand growth in Southeast Asia will more than halve over the period to 2040, the IEA says.

24 October 2017
LNG

Indian LNG imports up by 5% in September

India’s LNG imports increased by 4.8% in September 2017 compared with a year earlier, to 1.7 mt.

23 October 2017
First LNG delivered to Singapore’s LNG terminal. LNG

Singapore moves on solar but LNG to remain dominant

Singapore relies on gas to generate the bulk of its electricity, but solar energy could quickly ramp up as the country is looking to boost its use of renewables.

23 October 2017
Smog in Delhi, INdia Policy & Regulation

India looks to taxes and tariffs to increase gas demand

India’s government is considering including gas in the GST and reforming gas pipeline tariffs to expand access to the fuel.

23 October 2017

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