Andrew Walker

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi election win to boost Indian gas demand

India’s general election will be a judgment on the popularity of Narendra Modi’s policies over the past four years, including those designed to expand access to gas.

18 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation

South Korea’s LNG imports fall 20% year on year in Q1

The country took 35% less LNG in March as a mild winter and increased nuclear generation reduced demand for the fuel.

17 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Thailand’s LNG imports up 79% in February

The country imported 375,000 tons of the fuel over the month, and volumes are likely to continue to grow this year.

15 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A tanker at the PNG LNG plant

PNG LNG expansion targets 2025 startup

The partners in Papua LNG have signed a gas agreement with the government that will enable the project to progress to FEED.

12 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Tepco's Futtsu thermal power plant in Japan.

New coal-fired capacity to weigh on Japanese LNG demand

The startup of new coal power units in Japan could reduce demand for LNG imports over the next couple of years.

10 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels

Pakistani LNG imports reach near-record high

Pakistan’s LNG imports grew by around 37% year on year in March, to the second-largest volume on record.

10 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

India raises domestic gas price by 10%

The price rise will be effective from April to September 2019 and will boost revenues for the major state companies.

8 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
The Saipem 12000 drillship in a shipyard

New discovery could disrupt Pakistan’s LNG plans

The discovery of a large oil and gas field offshore Pakistan could reduce the country’s LNG demand over the medium-to-long term.

4 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

Global LNG market expands by 8% in 2018 – GIIGNL

The global trade in LNG grew by more than 8% in 2018, the third-largest annual increase seen this decade.

3 April 2019 World / LNG

Japanese LNG imports down by 11%

Japan’s LNG imports continued to decline in February as prices fell for the first time in 15 months.

1 April 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Bongkot South platform in Thailand.

Thai election shifts spotlight away from oil & gas

A split vote between opposition parties has made it more likely that military-backed rule will continue in Thailand, potentially slowing the pace of reform.

28 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation

Asian LNG imports up by 13% in 2018

China and Pakistan saw the largest year-on-year growth, driving a 13% increase across the region as a whole.

27 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Singapore’s LNG imports fall for fourth month

The country imported less LNG in February for the fourth month in a row as it remained heavily reliant on pipeline gas from its neighbours.

25 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An LNG carrier owned by CPC

Taiwan prepares for construction of new LNG terminals

Taipower and CPC will need to bring their planned regasification terminals online to deadline to meet Taiwan's growing demand for LNG for power generation.

22 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The FSRU Toscana

FSRUs head east to meet burgeoning demand

Growing demand for LNG in Asia will see more FSRUs delivered into the region as countries seek quick and low-cost access to the fuel.

21 March 2019 World / LNG

Thailand’s LNG imports hit record high in January

The country's LNG imports reached a new record of 550,000 tons in January as domestic demand for energy continued to grow.

20 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Pollution in Seoul, South Korea.

South Korean pollution crisis could be positive for LNG

Severe dust pollution plaguing South Korea could encourage the adoption of alternative fuels, including LNG for transport.

18 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Japanese LNG imports drop by 9% in January

Milder temperatures and higher nuclear output led to a fall in Japanese LNG imports in January.

18 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Alfonso Cusi, Philippine energy secretary

First Gen gets greenlight for LNG terminal

The Philippines has greenlit an LNG import project led by First Gen and Tokyo Gas in anticipation of declining production from the country’s Malampaya field.

14 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

South Korea’s LNG imports fall following nuclear restarts

South Korea’s LNG imports dropped by 16% in February as nuclear restarts hit demand for gas.

13 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand

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