Coal mining in Jharia, India. The country wants to boost its CBM output but is facing problems. (PA) Exploration & Production

India gives CBM producers a boost

Official backing for marketing CBM is welcome news for India’s unconventional developers, but they still face an uphill struggle.

By Garima Chitkara 29 March 2017
A tanker off the Indonesian coast. The country’s upstream sector needs better cooperation, analysts say. (SKKMigas) Policy & Regulation

Political risks rising across Southeast Asia

Increasing political volatility in countries such as Indonesia and Thailand will raise the risk profile for investors, analysts say.

9 March 2017
LNG

South Korean LNG demand increases 28%

Winter weather boosted Northeast Asia's LNG imports in January, with Japan and South Korea both seeing significant growth.

9 March 2017
The Indonesian government hopes to encourage the use of renewables in remote provinces. (Flickr, Bart Speelman) Global Markets

Gas could help solar shine in eastern Indonesia

New Indonesian energy price regulations will boost coal use but could offer gas an opportunity to support solar in the country’s east.

8 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pakistan has 30 months to finish Iran pipeline after sanctions end

Pakistan will have 30 months to complete the Iran-Pakistan pipeline from when sanctions on Iran are lifted.

8 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Petrobangla to award Posco Daewoo DS-12 exploration licence

Bangladesh’s state oil company, Petrobangla, will award an exploration licence to South Korea’s Posco Daewoo International on 14 March for the DS-12 deepwater gas block.

8 March 2017
LNG

New LNG must be profitable under $10/MMBtu – Jera

Yuji Kakimi, president of Japan’s Jera, has said new LNG export projects need to be profitable at below $10/MMBtu to ensure the continued growth of LNG demand around the world

8 March 2017
Alternative Fuels

Kyushu nearing restarts at Genkai nuclear reactors

Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power could clear all the hurdles necessary to restart its second nuclear power plant this month

8 March 2017
LNG

Bangladesh on track to stop gas shortages – minister

Bangladesh’s commerce minister, Tofail Ahmed, has said Bangladesh will secure sufficient quantities of LNG to prevent gas shortages by 2018.

7 March 2017
LNG

Sui Southern Gas and Engro agree on extra LNG for Pakistan

Pakistan’s Sui Southern Gas Co. and the Engro LNG terminal company have entered into an agreement for the regasification of an extra 5.66 MMcm/d of gas at the Port Qasim FSRU.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

India offers HELP to explorers

India has announced a new hydrocarbon licensing policy that will offer a single licence for the exploration of conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources.

7 March 2017
LNG

India could buy LNG and oil from US in future – minister

India could increase the volume of LNG it imports from the US but it would need to be at the right price, a report cited Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan as saying.

7 March 2017
Companies & Finance

Zhenhua Oil after Chevron’s assets

China’s Zhenhua Oil is in talks to purchase some or all of Chevron’s Bangladesh assets.

6 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tripura to sell power to Bangladesh

The Indian state of Tripura is set to sell 60 MW of excess electricity to neighbouring Bangladesh, taking total power exports to 160 MW.

6 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Myanmar discoveries boost pipelines hopes

New discoveries offshore Myanmar are helping to revive plans for the Myanmar-India-Bangladesh pipeline.

6 March 2017
LNG

Two LNG carriers ordered from Daewoo

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has received an order for two 173,400 cubic metre LNG carriers from two European shipowners.

6 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Papua New Guinea considering domestic gas reservation

Papua New Guinea is considering reserving gas for its domestic market.

6 March 2017
LNG

China leads Asian LNG market growth in 2016

China's LNG imports are on a growth trajectory and the country could quickly surpass South Korea as the world’s second-largest LNG importer.

6 March 2017
Pertamina will take over the Mahakam block at the end of 2017. (SKKMigas) Companies & Finance

Decommissioning risk slows M&A in Asia

Governments in the Asia Pacific region are just starting to wake up to decommissioning liabilities, increasing the risks of M&A deals.

6 March 2017
LNG

Gail agrees LNG swap deal with Gunvor

India’s Gail has signed its first LNG swap deal with Swiss trading company Gunvor.

3 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Outcry over Bangladeshi gas price hike

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has slammed a recent 22.7% increase in gas prices because the gas companies were already making a profit.

3 March 2017

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