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Damon Evans

Asia Pacific specialist
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
A tanker at the PNG LNG plant jetty

PNG LNG expansion delayed

Oil Search has confirmed that FEED work on the expansion of Papua New Guinea's LNG plant will not start until the end of the year.

16 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
People in Bangladesh carrying baskets of coal.

Bangladesh’s energy transition tilts towards coal

The country is aiming to triple its generation capacity by 2040, with apparently few concessions to its climate commitments.

15 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
Signing ceremnony for the Summit LNG FSRU

Bangladesh ups gas prices to bolster LNG imports

The country has hiked prices by around 33% as it tries to limit losses at state-owned Petrobangla while gas demand surges.

11 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Thaketa gas-fired power plant

Boost for LNG-to-power as Myanmar ups tariffs

The higher electricity prices introduced this week will give the country a larger budget to allocate to new power generation projects.

4 July 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on a tour of the Bintulu LNG plant in Malaysia. (BC govt/Flickr)

Giant Malaysian find bolsters PTTEP’s growth strategy

The Lang Lebah discovery offshore Sarawak is PTTEP's biggest find and is good news for the explorer as it seeks to bolster its reserves.

1 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The Sabah oil and gas terminal

Malaysia aims to unlock sour gas fields

The country needs to develop new gas projects to feed the Bintulu LNG plant, but doing so will mean tackling its technically tricky sour gas fields.

27 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Mitsui OSK's Challenger FSRU.

FID imminent on Hong Kong LNG

CLP Power is expected to take an FID on Hong Kong’s first LNG import project within months, after announcing firm agreements for a giant FSRU and initial LNG supply.

24 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Former Pertamina CEO Karen Agustiawan

Jailing of ex-Pertamina boss shocks industry

Karen Agustiawan's conviction for corruption threatens to undermine Pertamina's chances of reviving Indonesia’s struggling oil and gas sector.

19 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Protesters unveil a banner calling for a halt to construction of a coal-fired power plant in Central Java.

Coal facing financing crunch in Southeast Asia

Major financiers are beginning to think twice about financing coal-fired power projects in the region, with governments looking to gas and renewables instead.

13 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
An offshore flow station

Inpex and Jakarta agree $20 bln Masela plan

First gas from the long-delayed Abadi field could flow in 2027 as Japan’s Inpex and the Indonesian government look set to agree terms later this month.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Petronas's oil and gas terminal in Sabah

Shell pushing ahead in Malaysian deepwater

Shell's development of the Rosmari-Marjoram project is continuing despite political challenges affecting other projects in the region.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
ConocoPhillips' Bayu Undan platform in the Timor Sea

Chinese finance bolsters East Timor LNG plan

China International Capital Corp.'s agreement to help finance the onshore element of East Timor's Greater Sunrise project is a positive development, but doubts remain.

16 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

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