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Policy & Regulation
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
A CBM project in China

China cuts red tape to spur CBM development

New streamlined procedures will make it easier for Chinese players to bring in foreign partners on domestic CBM projects.

21 March 2019 Exploration & Production
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto

Resource nationalism thrives as Indonesia votes

President Joko Widodo looks likely to win next month's election, but resource nationalism will remain strong in Indonesia whoever wins the contest, threatening to drive away much-needed investment.

21 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan prepares for gas price hike

A major supply shortage over the winter has convinced Pakistan's government and industry of the need for LNG despite its cost.

14 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
An ENN Energy LNG refilling station in Jiangsu province

China’s Hainan pushes NGVs and EVs with new plan

The island province will ban oil-fuelled vehicles by 2030 under its new development plan, creating an opportunity for gas.

11 March 2019 Policy & Regulation

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