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People in Bangladesh carrying baskets of coal.

Bangladesh’s energy transition tilts towards coal

The country is aiming to triple its generation capacity by 2040, with apparently few concessions to its climate commitments.

5 days ago Alternative Fuels
An ENN city gas storage facility

Policy clarity lifts cloud over China’s city gas distributors

The outlook for China’s city gas distribution companies has improved after the central government issued guidance for the regulation of a key revenue source.

12 July 2019 Policy & Regulation
CBM drilling in Shanxi.

China tweaks subsidies to up ante on unconventionals

The government’s new scheme will reward producers that boost output and penalise those that underperform as China seeks to curtail its dependence on imports.

8 July 2019 Policy & Regulation
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Queensland LNG rocked by possible export restrictions

Designed to cap rising energy prices, the surprise legislative proposal could limit exports and stymie future investment in eastern Australia’s gas market.

5 July 2019 Exploration & Production
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant.

Australia targets hydrogen exports to Asia

With an eye on low-carbon export opportunities, Australia is developing a masterplan to support its nascent hydrogen industry in order to dominate the Asian market for the fuel.

1 July 2019 Supply & Demand
Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea.

New PNG government to review Papua LNG deal

Ongoing discord over the distribution of royalties from oil and gas projects in Papua New Guinea has led to a new government that may shake up the regulatory environment.

27 June 2019 LNG
Smog in Beijing.

China’s NOCs leading the way on low-carbon strategy

Climate and environmental initiatives have sent the pendulum swinging towards decarbonisation, forcing state energy players to prepare for a lower-emission future.

25 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
Senegalese President Macky Sall at the Paris Peace Forum in November 2018.

BP deal probe casts cloud over Senegal

The investigation is unlikely to yield prosecutions but does raise questions over the country’s supposedly clean petroleum sector and could delay a planned licensing round.

21 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
CNOOC Gas & Power Group's LNG-fired power plant in Guangdong province

Guangdong bets on gas to meet power demand

China’s most prosperous province has turned to gas-fired power to help it improve local air quality by cutting coal consumption while continuing to meet rising electricity demand.

20 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
Former Pertamina CEO Karen Agustiawan

Jailing of ex-Pertamina boss shocks industry

Karen Agustiawan's conviction for corruption threatens to undermine Pertamina's chances of reviving Indonesia’s struggling oil and gas sector.

19 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
Protesters unveil a banner calling for a halt to construction of a coal-fired power plant in Central Java.

Coal facing financing crunch in Southeast Asia

Major financiers are beginning to think twice about financing coal-fired power projects in the region, with governments looking to gas and renewables instead.

13 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
Kogas's Incheon LNG terminal.

Kogas accelerates roll-out of LNG-produced hydrogen

The LNG importer is pushing ahead with efforts to produce and import hydrogen as part of South Korea’s long-term plan to transition away from nuclear and coal and become a fully-fledged hydrogen economy.

10 June 2019 LNG
The USS John McCain off the coast of Singapore in 2017.

China turns to alternatives as US trade spat escalates

Energy security has jumped to the top of the political agenda in Beijing as China prepares for an escalation of its trade spat with the US.

3 June 2019 LNG
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on stage after his election victory.

Aussie poll result a double-edged sword for LNG

The Labor Party’s hopes of forming a government were dashed over the weekend when voters shied away from policies that proposed putting climate change at the top of the political agenda.

23 May 2019 LNG
ENN's Zhoushan terminal in China

Tariff hike leaves US-China LNG trade dead in the water

With no end to the US-China trade talks in sight, American access to the fastest-growing major LNG market will be curtailed for the foreseeable future.

16 May 2019 LNG
A new energy bus in Shanghai manufactured by Yutong.

China’s new bus policy clouds outlook for LNG fleet

LNG-powered buses are set to lose out after government agencies jointly announced a new policy that will encourage the use of ‘new energy buses’.

10 May 2019 Policy & Regulation

Sinopec’s Tianjin terminal takes top spot in Chinese trucked LNG sales

The facility was China’s top-selling terminal for the first time in two months last week, sending out an average of 209 trucks per day.

25 April 2019 LNG
Sinopec's Qingdao LNG terminal.

Shandong signals less gung-ho approach to gas

A new policy document suggests the Chinese province is toning down its previous enthusiasm for increasing the utilisation of gas.

25 April 2019 Policy & Regulation
A rig in Australia's Galilee Basin

Labor to boost development of remote basins

Australia’s opposition Labor Party plans to allocate funding to spur unconventional gas development in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

25 April 2019 Exploration & Production
The Sarawak state legislative assembly building in Kuching.

Political uncertainty shrouds outlook for Malaysia

Oil and gas projects in Sarawak are being held up by the struggle between the regional and federal governments for control of the state's resources.

28 March 2019 Policy & Regulation

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