Damon Evans

Asia Pacific specialist
Dinh Co Gas Processing Plant in Vietnam

Solar surge puts gas in the shade in Vietnam

LNG-to-power projects in Vietnam are facing tough competition from a subsidy-funded solar boom.

12 December 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An offshore gas platform in Thailand.

Chevron's Erawan dispute highlights decommissioning risk in Southeast Asia

The disagreement over the cost of decommissioning the giant field underscores the risks for operators in Southeast Asia as the region braces for a wave of assets nearing the end of their lives.

22 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Vietnam's Nohn Trach power plant

Vietnam backs private LNG to beat power crunch

Vietnam is supporting US-backed LNG-to-power projects that are close to taking FID.

21 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Gas production terminal in Thailand's Bongkot South field.

Thailand and Cambodia eye joint development

With Thailand fast running out of hydrocarbon reserves, the settlement of a dispute with Cambodia over gas-rich waters could be imminent.

14 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Shell's offshore gas-to-power project at Malmpaya,  the Philippines

Gas struggles to compete in Southeast Asia power mix

Renewable energy is expanding faster than expected in Southeast Asia, but current policies and economics tend to favour coal over gas as a back-up fuel.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
The Kochi LNG terminal in India.

Pressure mounts on India to reform LNG taxes

India’s government is under pressure to change its tax system for LNG, which is more heavily taxed than other commodities such as coal.

31 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An LNG carrier at Thailand's Map Ta Phut terminal

Thailand poised to allow LNG re-exports

Thailand is aiming to become a regional LNG trading hub as national incumbent PTT targets small-scale regional distribution.

24 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
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.

17 October 2019 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.

14 October 2019 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

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