The planned Brunei Hydrogen Production and Hydrogenation plant. (Mitsubishi) Alternative Fuels

Japan looks to broaden hydrogen supply options

Japan’s commitment to hydrogen will open opportunities for gas, which offers a low-cost method of production, but will ultimately require CCS technology.

By Andrew Walker 15 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Philippines/China joint exploration may violate constitution

The Philippines will violate its constitution if it goes ahead with a joint venture with China to explore the West Philippine Sea, according to one of the country's Supreme Court Justices.

2 August 2017
Global Markets

India’s LPG subsidy cuts spark outrage

Cuts to LPG subsidies in India have caused political uproar, but Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has called the move a "rationalisation".

2 August 2017
Exploration & Production

ONGC reports three new offshore finds

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. has reported three new offshore discoveries in its latest results statement

2 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Japan calls on China to pull rigs from disputed region

Japan has called on China to cease the apparent deployment of drilling rigs in an area where the maritime boundary separating the exclusive economic zones of the two countries has not been agreed upon.

1 August 2017
Global Markets

Former petroleum minister to take over as Pakistan’s prime minister

Pakistan’s former Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is poised to become the country’s new prime minister following the ousting of Nawaz Sharif over corruption charges.

1 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Japanese environment minister pressures Chubu over new coal power plant

Japan’s environment minister, Koichi Yamamoto, has urged Chubu Electric Power Co. to reconsider its plans for a major new coal-fired power plant.

1 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Production begins at Indonesia’s BD gas field

China National Offshore Oil Corp. has started production at the BD gas field in Indonesia.

1 August 2017
A platform off Myanmar’s coast. (Total) LNG

Myanmar turns to LNG to solve energy crisis

International oil companies are pushing Myanmar towards LNG as a means of meeting its energy shortages.

1 August 2017
LNG

Black & Veatch wins Jafrabad LNG terminal contract

Global EPC company Black & Veatch has won a contract to provide critical elements for the Swan Energy LNG terminal at the Indian port of Jafrabad.

31 July 2017
LNG

Kogas submits bid to build Bangladesh LNG terminal

South Korea’s state gas company Kogas has submitted a preliminary bid with Posco Daewoo Corp. to build an LNG terminal in Bangladesh.

31 July 2017
LNG

Japanese and Indian demand boosting Asian LNG spot prices

Asian LNG spot prices are remaining buoyant as a result of increasing demand from Japan and India.

31 July 2017
Supply & Demand

Japan’s balance of trade recovers in 2017

Japan has posted a trade surplus for nine out of the past 12 months as the cost of importing crude oil and LNG have declined, helping to cut spending on imports.

31 July 2017
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has warned against excessive red tape. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Jakarta shocks upstream with latest regulatory blow

Indonesia has introduced new regulations that have caused uproar among investors.

28 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Philippines’ DOE releases power sector plans

The Philippine Department of Energy has produced a firm vision for the country’s power sector.

28 July 2017
LNG

Tokyo Gas to study feasibility of Bangladesh LNG terminal

Tokyo Gas has been awarded a contract to conduct a feasibility study on the prospect of building an onshore LNG terminal in Bangladesh.

28 July 2017
LNG

Japex will seek short-term LNG solutions after cancellation of Pacific NorthWest

Japex is expected to look to the spot market or short-term contracts to replace the supply it was expecting from the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, which was cancelled this week.

28 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Philippines to consult ASEAN on Reed Bank exploration

The Philippines will consult with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations about its proposal to drill for oil and gas in the Reed Bank area of the South China Sea.

27 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Indonesia to offer East Natuna to Inpex

Indonesia intends to offer the East Natuna gas block to Japan’s Inpex following ExxonMobil’s decision to walk away from the asset last week.

27 July 2017
LNG

PTTEP buys 10% stake in Malaysia LNG Train 9

Thailand’s PTTEP has announced that it has bought a 10% stake in Train 9 of the Petronas-operated Bintulu LNG plant in Malaysia for $500 million.

27 July 2017
Exploration & Production

ONGC increases exploration efforts in Tripura

Oil and Natural Gas Corp. has stepped up exploration in the Indian state of Tripura to underpin a fertiliser plant and improve power generation.

27 July 2017

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