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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
The Bongkot South production platform in Thailand

NOCs set to play larger role in Thai licensing round

The Thai government wants state companies to take 25% stakes in all the blocks offered in its upcoming licensing round, which could put off international investors.

7 March 2019 Exploration & Production
CNPC shale exploration in Sichuan

CNPC to up domestic output after record profits

Asia’s biggest oil and gas producer is investing heavily to boost domestic gas production, after in increase in sales of the fuel in 2018 helped drive profits to a four-year high.

7 March 2019 Exploration & Production
A flare from the Jiaoye 8-2HF well at the Fuling field

Earthquakes unsettle China’s shale gas sector

Deadly earthquakes in China’s shale gas development heartland last week could set back production and public perception of the unconventional fuel.

4 March 2019 Exploration & Production
An ONGC offshore platform

India’s pricing reforms could boost gas output

India is moving to liberalise gas prices in the hope of boosting exploration and production.

28 February 2019 Exploration & Production
A platform in the NWS

Woodside’s Browse-NWS plan facing hurdles

The Australian player's plans to backfill its North West Shelf project will run into difficulties caused by environmental concerns.

14 February 2019 Exploration & Production
CNOOC's LNG-fired power plant in Huizhou Daya Bay Petrochemical Industrial Park, Guangdong

Guangdong works to lower gas costs

The southern Chinese province has resorted to cutting pipeline and distribution tariffs to push end-user gas costs down as it looks to lift lagging residential and industrial gas demand.

7 February 2019 Policy & Regulation
ConocoPhillips' Bayu Undan platform in the Timor Sea

Australia aims to limit China’s role in Timor LNG

The prospect of China becoming more involved in East Timor is pushing Australia to increase its interest in Timor LNG.

7 February 2019 Exploration & Production

Japan’s LNG imports decline by 1% in 2018

Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts.

31 January 2019 LNG
Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan – limits for gas growth

After years of steady increases, Taiwan’s gas demand growth is expected to face challenges. Capacity limitations and potential policy changes could hit the outlook for growth.

24 January 2019 Supply & Demand

India’s LNG imports fall by nearly 20% year on year in November

India’s LNG imports fell by 18% year on year in November but were up by 11% over the first 11 months of 2018.

24 January 2019 Exploration & Production
The Datang Fuxin CTG plant

Chinese SNG struggles with shaky fundamentals

China’s first coal-to-SNG projects have run up deep losses since they started coming online six years ago, which is likely to dim long-term prospects for the technology.

24 January 2019 Exploration & Production
A tanker at the PNG LNG plant.

PNG seeks more benefits from LNG

New legislation looks set to force IOCs in Papua New Guinea to provide improved benefits from LNG projects in the country.

24 January 2019 LNG
An FPSO being build at South Korea's DSME shipyard

South Korea WTO claim could raise carrier costs

Japan is challenging South Korea's support of its major shipyards, which could increase the cost of building LNG carriers.

24 January 2019 LNG
Australia's Darwin LNG plant

Australian gas sector backs carbon trading

Concerns that a change in government could result in higher costs have prompted Australian gas companies to get behind carbon trading.

9 January 2019 Policy & Regulation
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina casts vote in 2018 election.

Bangladesh election signals support for gas sector

The return to power of Sheikh Hasina will provide continuity for the energy sector and support for the country’s LNG import projects.

4 January 2019 LNG
The Yadana platform off Myanmar (Total)

Myanmar reforms regulatory regime ahead of upstream offering

The country is making changes to its fiscal and regulatory terms in a move to attract more foreign players to its upstream sector.

2 January 2019 Exploration & Production

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