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Damon Evans

Asia Pacific specialist
A gas-fired power plant in Myanmar.

Myanmar awards LNG-to-power projects amid tight deadline

The H1 2020 date set for VPower Group to bring the facilities online seems unrealistic, with the deadline having scared away more-established bidders.

14 hours ago Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
An LNG terminal in India

Total bets on Indian gas demand with Adani stake

The French major’s acquisition will give it access to two LNG terminals in India, one of which could also supply Bangladesh.

3 days ago Asia Pacific / LNG
The Pakistan GasPort LNG terminal in Pakistan

Pakistan LNG expansion could see results by 2022

Private developers have received provisional approvals to build five terminals in Pakistan, with the first new facilities expected online in three years to help deal with a widening supply crunch.

10 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A gas plant in Papua New Guinea

PNG LNG risks delay as government pushes better terms

The new government of Papua New Guinea is trying to negotiate better terms for the P’nyang development, which could cause delays to the PNG LNG expansion project.

10 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Map Ta Phut LNG terminal in Thailand. (Qatargas)

Thailand to build third LNG terminal amid declining production

The additional facility will be constructed to meet an expected surge in demand for imported LNG over the next decade.

4 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An FPSO naming ceremony in China.

Sales tax ups ante in Malaysian resources battle

The intensifying political struggle over hydrocarbons in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak is denting investor confidence in the region.

3 October 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
one of Exxon's offshore platforms

Exxon could sell out of Vietnam’s Blue Whale

ExxonMobil may turn its back on the 150 bcm Blue Whale project offshore Vietnam, a move that would make commercial sense and pave the way for new LNG terminals.

19 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
A Mahakam Block drilling rig

Indonesian gas exports set to hit 20-year low

Piped gas and LNG exports from Indonesia are expected to hit a two-decade low in 2019 as NOC Pertamina is struggling to revive falling production from the Mahakam field.

12 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The Malampaya project in the Philippines

First Gen eyes first Philippine LNG imports in 2021

The company has accelerated plans for the country’s first LNG imports, which it will aim to secure through short-term deals.

6 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
An offshore platform at the Bayu-Undan field

Big decisions for East Timor as treaty is ratified

The maritime boundary treaty between East Timor and Australia has been ratified, giving the Southeast Asian nation control over valuable assets in the Timor Sea, but a strategic plan for further development is lacking.

5 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat.

Gas faces uphill battle in Indian power sector

India appears to be favouring coal over gas as a partner to its expanding renewable energy capacity.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
A Wartsila liquid fuel power plant in Kenya

Cambodia pivots towards LNG-to-power

Drought caused outages in Cambodia's power system earlier this year, leading the country to step up its LNG-to-power plans.

22 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
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.

15 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
A Vietnamese offshore rig

Vietnam’s first LNG terminal faces headwinds

Construction work has started on the 1 mtpa Thi Vai facility, but PV Gas may face difficulties before it is commissioned such as the signing of a deal with Vietnam's power monopoly.

8 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A Hoegh FSRU docked in Indonesia

Pertamina struggles to absorb LNG cargoes

The Indonesian NOC may send its surplus cargoes into neighbouring markets as a result of weaker-than-expected domestic gas demand.

6 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
A BW Group FSRU

Pakistan’s new LNG terminals gain traction

The country's decision to lower the barriers to entry for foreign players in its domestic gas market means that plans for at least two new LNG terminals can proceed.

1 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
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 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
An LNG cargo loading at PNG LNG in Papua New Guinea

Osaka Gas bucks trend with PNG arbitration

Osaka Gas's turn to price review arbitration over its contract with PNG LNG is thought to mark the first time a Japanese buyer has made such a move.

25 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An Indonesian offshore rig

Jakarta warming to IOC development plans

The company's plans for its IDD project will be buoyed by the Indonesian government's adoption of a new development plan for Shell and Inpex's Abadi LNG plant.

18 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Shell's Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project in the Philippines

Philippine LNG import scheme hits snag

The proposed Tanglawan LNG terminal in the Philippines has been delayed, which is likely to leave the country waiting for LNG to replace its declining production.

18 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

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