Andrew Walker

Asia to lead gas demand growth to 2024 – IEA

The industrial sector will be the main driver of gas demand growth over the coming years, with most of this originating in Asia.

7 June 2019 World / Exploration & Production
The Jera-Summit MOU signing ceremony

Japan JV may build Bangladesh LNG terminal

Japan’s Jera and Bangladesh’s Summit Group signed a memorandum of understanding last week that makes them strong contenders to develop Bangladesh’s first onshore LNG terminal.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Asian LNG demand falls in Q1

Four of the world’s five-biggest markets for LNG recorded declines in imports in the first quarter of the year.

5 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Japanese LNG import prices dip below double figures in April

The average price Japan paid for LNG fell below $10/MMBtu for the month, marking its lowest point in 11 months.

3 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Petronas's PFLNG Satu vessel

PFLNG Satu relocation highlights FLNG flexibility

The rapid relocation and start-up of PFLNG Satu demonstrates the flexibility and advantages offered by FLNG, but there remain relatively few orders for new projects.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

High inventories see Taiwan’s LNG imports fall

Taiwan’s LNG imports fell for the third month in a row in April, with demand for the fuel having fallen on an annual basis over the first four months of the year

29 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An LNG tanker owned by Qatargas

Pakistan reliant on LNG as Eni’s Kekra 1 well comes up dry

Eni and ExxonMobil have failed to find hydrocarbons in the Kekra 1 well in Pakistan, leaving the country reliant on imported LNG to meet its growing demand for gas.

22 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

South Korea’s LNG imports up 5% in April

South Korea imported 3.36 mt of LNG in April, bringing an end to a three-month streak of imports falling on an annual basis.

22 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Malaysian LNG exports up 7% in Q1

Malaysia sent out more LNG in Q1 2019 than it did in the same period in both 2018 and 2017, but pipeline problems could once again see disappointing results for the year as a whole.

20 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Tongyeong LNG terminal. (Kogas)

Kogas sees opportunities in small-scale LNG

The delivery of a small-scale LNG vessel this month will allow Kogas to start operations at its Jeju terminal and a second such vessel will offer ship-to-ship bunkering at the port of Busan.

16 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Pakistan’s LNG imports hit second-highest level to date in April

The country took 22% more LNG year on year in April 2019, a volume amounting to more than 700,000 tons.

15 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Thailand’s LNG imports up 40% in Q1

Thailand’s LNG imports are growing as the country’s domestic gas production is declining.

13 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Japan LNG demand to rise as nuclear shuts down

The shutdown of Japan’s nuclear power plants beginning from next year will see the country turn back to LNG to meet power demand.

9 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Singapore’s LNG imports up 27% year on year in March

Singapore’s LNG imports hit their fifth-highest level on record in March as the country received the equivalent of five cargoes.

8 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A traffic jam in Mumbai.

India’s emissions regs a boon for gas in transport

India is looking to to expand the role of CNG in the transport sector as it seeks to combat air pollution, but a lack of availability will prove a major barrier.

2 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Gas for Transport

Japanese LNG imports down 9% year on year in Q1

Higher nuclear capacity and mild weather led to a downturn in Japan’s intake of LNG over the first quarter of this year.

1 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Excelerate Energy's Excelerate and Excelsior vessels in Argentina.

Petrobangla to face financial strain from higher LNG imports

The delivery of Bangladesh’s second FSRU last week will increase the burden on Petrobangla, which sells gas into the domestic market at a loss.

29 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Taiwan’s LNG imports down 2% in Q1

Volumes fell by 2% year on year in Q1 2019 as imports hit multi-year highs and lows in January and February respectively.

29 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Meridian Spirit loading a cargo at Sabine Pass

Global LNG export capacity to rise 50% by 2025

Global LNG export capacity continues the rapid growth seen in recent years with the startup of US LNG export plants.

25 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Southeast Asia’s LNG exports down in 2018

The region saw falling LNG exports last year, with all three exporters experiencing year-on-year declines.

24 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

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