A rally for Taiwan's DPP.

Taiwan’s rising gas demand to be met by LNG

Uninspiring upstream prospects mean Taiwan has little choice but to boost LNG imports to compensate for a reduction in coal-fired and nuclear power generation

3 hours ago Asia Pacific
A worker at a Korean factory fuelling a HFC EV.

South Korea and Australia scale up ambition on hydrogen

The two countries are stepping up hydrogen cooperation activities as part of plans to create a fully-fledged hydrogen economy in South Korea.

4 hours ago Asia Pacific
Golden Pass LNG.

Some Asian buyers cautious on shift to LNG spot contracts

Oil-indexed long-term contracts remain preferable to spot deals for some buyers as they seek to safeguard security of supply.

4 days ago Asia Pacific

Sinopec terminals rank first and second for LNG truckloads

Last week marked the first time Sinopec facilities took the top two spots for sales of trucked LNG in China, with CNOOC’s Tianjin FSRU settling for third place.

4 days ago Asia Pacific
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.

4 days ago Asia Pacific
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant in WA

Woodside eyes increased LNG exports from Western Australia

FID on a new interconnector linking the Pluto and NWS LNG plants – plus a scaling up of resources at Scarborough – indicates Woodside is focusing on boosting LNG output from Western Australia.

4 days ago Asia Pacific
Power generation in Panama in 2018

Panama’s LNG hub ambition faces hurdles

Panama’s LNG developers must fend off competition from domestic renewables and alternative terminals in the US to fulfil their ambition of creating Central America’s first LNG hub.

4 days ago Americas

Asian spot LNG prices fall for second week in a row

Prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan were down by 4.74% last week, extending losses seen in the previous week.

6 days ago Asia Pacific
CBM assets in Australia

Australia tipped to boost shale and CBM exploration

The latest acreage releases in Queensland and seismic surveys in the Northern Territory are designed to spur shale and CBM extraction to meet local and LNG export needs.

8 November 2019 Asia Pacific
The Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands.

Germany’s LNG projects on track amid push for diversification

Two LNG projects may add 18 bcm/y of import capacity in Germany from 2023, with Berlin feeling the pressure to diversify its sources of gas away from Russia as Nord Stream 2 approaches startup.

8 November 2019 Europe & Russia

Suppliers fret over Asia’s falling LNG demand

Declining LNG consumption in some of Asia’s key markets poses a considerable challenge to suppliers intending to boost the fuel’s popularity

8 November 2019 Asia Pacific
CNOOC's Tianjin LNG terminal.

Foreign interest in Chinese terminals picks up with GTT MOU

An agreement between the LNG storage engineering subsidiary of France’s Engie and Beijing Gas could sow the seeds of a deeper commercial partnership in the future.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific

CNOOC Tianjin FSRU loads 312 LNG trucks a day in October

Send-out from the Tianjin facility dipped last month, but it was still the biggest seller among Chinese terminals.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific
An anti-gas protest in Ireland in 2012

Irish LNG terminal set to tackle supply concerns

Ireland could import US LNG starting from 2022 and boost security of supply post-Brexit, but only if it can overcome fierce domestic opposition to the Shannon regas project.

7 November 2019 Europe & Russia
A gas platform offshore Saudi Arabia

Gas expansion key to Saudi Aramco’s IPO

The Saudi NOC has spent recent months flagging up its gas expansion plans in a move to attract investors for its planned stock market listing.

7 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Iron ore carrier offshore Western Australia

Woodside and Australian miners gear up for IMO 2020

Global emissions limits for shipping under IMO 2020 rules are a growth opportunity for the Aussie LNG market and a rising imperative for the country’s iron ore and coking coal exporters.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific

Price of China’s domestic LNG shoots up by 43%

LNG produced in China hit an average price of $12.23/MMBtu in October as 80 plants increased their asking prices.

6 November 2019 Asia Pacific

Japan’s LNG imports up 2.6% year on year in September

The country’s imports of the fuel rose slightly in September but were down over the first nine months of the year.

5 November 2019 Asia Pacific

Asian spot LNG price shoots up by 50% in October

Strong oil prices, coupled with a pick-up in demand and the effect of US sanctions, saw Asia’s average spot LNG price rise sharply last month.

5 November 2019 Asia Pacific
The Barcelona LNG terminal.

Spain plans to create virtual LNG hub from 2020

The country will launch the new hub in in January in a move to tackle congestion at some LNG terminals and under-utilisation at others.

4 November 2019 Europe & Russia

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