The control room at South Korea’s Shin-Wolsong nuclear power plant. (KHNP) Alternative Fuels

South Korea’s nuclear phase-out to boost gas demand

The South Korean president’s call to phase out nuclear power in favour of LNG and renewables will boost the country’s gas demand in the long term.

By Andrew Walker 26 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

South Korean president reveals energy policy

South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, has outlined his energy policy, which sets a target to expand the share of gas in the country’s power mix from 18% to 27% by 2030.

8 June 2017
Exploration & Production

PTTEP and Petronas seek cooperation in disputed waters

Thailand’s PTTEP and Malaysia’s Petronas are deepening their ties in exploring and developing offshore acreage in disputed waters.

8 June 2017
Global Markets

Vietnamese prime minister calls for closer cooperation with Japan

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for greater cooperation between Japanese and Vietnamese companies in the field of energy.

8 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Japan restarts methane hydrate production

Japan was able to restart production of methane hydrates this week after sand clogged equipment in May.

8 June 2017
LNG

Philippines plans to become Southeast Asian LNG hub

The Philippine Department of Energy is hoping to make the country an LNG hub for Southeast Asia.

8 June 2017
LNG

Big role for FSRUs among India’s upcoming terminals

India is expanding its LNG import infrastructure with at least nine projects planned. The country’s import capacity could more than double by the end of the decade if these projects are brought online on schedule.

8 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Philippine Supreme Court Justice calls for defence of SCS territory

Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio has published a scathing attack on President Rodrigo Duterte’s calls for collaboration with China in the West Philippine Sea.

7 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Indonesian businesses push government to cut gas prices

Indonesia’s businesses are urging the government to act on its promise to reduce gas prices.

7 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

South Korean company helping produce electric buses in Thailand

South Korea’s TGM has teamed up with four Thai automotive companies to produce electric buses in Thailand.

7 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

High gas prices see Indian power plants struggle

India’s gas-fired power plants are facing tough times as the high cost of gas is rendering them unviable.

7 June 2017
LNG

Pakistan doubles its LNG imports between July and March

Pakistan’s LNG imports more than doubled on an annual basis over the first three quarters of the country’s current fiscal year, which runs from July to June.

6 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar can now use China pipelines for domestic supply

Myanmar is now able to use the China-Myanmar pipelines to deliver oil and gas to domestic customers.

6 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

CoolGen unveils new low-emission coal power plant

Japanese company CoolGen has developed a coal-fired power plant that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30% compared with conventional technology.

6 June 2017
A solar farm in India. The country is struggling to cope with the intermittency of renewables. (Flickr/Bart Speelman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Intermittent renewables pose problem for India

India has no clear solution to the problem of intermittency as the country adds renewable capacity to its grid, experts say.

6 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Bangladesh drops carbon tax idea

Bangladesh has dropped plans impose a carbon tax, the country’s budget revealed on Thursday.

5 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Malaysian SK316 stake stale proceeds to second stage

The sale of a $1 billion stake in the SK316 offshore gas block in the Malaysian state of Sarawak has advanced to the second stage.

5 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rostec unable to reach deal on Pakistan pipeline tariffs

Rostec has been unable to reach an agreement on transit tariffs for Pakistan’s North-South pipeline, delaying construction to 2019.

5 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US energy secretary meets Japan’s industry minister for nuclear talks

Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko and US Energy Secretary Rick Perry met on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation on nuclear power, LNG and renewables.

5 June 2017
LNG

Japan's LNG supplies unaffected by Qatar spat

There will be no impact on Qatari LNG supplies to Japan as a result of the diplomatic spat between Qatar and its neighbours, JERA says.

5 June 2017
LNG

Japan’s contract and spot LNG prices diverge

Spot prices in Japan fell by more than 20% in April, widening the gap between spot and contract cargoes.

5 June 2017

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