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An LNG terminal in India

India commits to liberalising pipeline network

The Indian government is looking to break state-owned Gail's hold over the country's pipeline network and increase third-party access.

5 days ago Policy & Regulation
A PetroChina rig in the Tulia oilfield

China embraces reform to bolster energy security

China’s leadership is turning to sweeping reforms to spark a boom in domestic energy output as heightened tensions with the US force Beijing to consider its energy security.

8 August 2019 Exploration & Production
Facilities at Berwyndale South in Queensland.

Sweeping reform on cards for eastern Australia

Under sustained pressure from consumers, the federal government has initiated a host of initiatives designed to tackle gas supply shortages and rising prices and to spur upstream investment

8 August 2019 Supply & Demand
President Trump at the Cameron LNG plant.

Trump ratchets up trade tensions to put China out of reach for US LNG

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to beat the trade war drum, shattering a truce reached with Chinese President Xi Jinping a month ago and darkening the outlook for the second wave of US LNG projects.

2 August 2019 LNG
A rig offshore Australia

Australia aims to boost revenues with new tender

The latest offshore acreage release is designed to secure Australia’s energy security and LNG export earnings for the future.

1 August 2019 Exploration & Production
A Chinese delegate at the G20 Summit in Osaka

Beijing mulls energy independence as US-China trade talks resume

A new round of talks in Shanghai this week is not expected to break the deadlock in the trade war, and a prolonged standstill could bolster China’s plans for US-style energy independence.

29 July 2019 Policy & Regulation
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines signals transition to cleaner alternatives to coal

President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated a turnaround in the country’s energy policy by pledging to reduce its dependence on coal-fired power and increase the share of renewables and gas.

29 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
CBM assets in Queensland

Aussie NT prepares for shale gas investment

With a new regulatory regime largely finalised, the NT government is looking to reap the rewards from investment in onshore shale gas exploration

25 July 2019 Exploration & Production
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.

15 July 2019 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

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