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Policy & Regulation
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 LNG
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 LNG

Thailand’s and Cambodia’s competing offshore claims

Renewed efforts are being made to settle a territorial dispute over waters between Thailand and Cambodia thought to be rich in natural gas.

3 days ago Policy & Regulation
The port of Hainan, China

Hainan coal ban paves way for more gas-to-power

Gas and nuclear power look set to benefit from Hainan’s recent decision to ban construction of new coal-fired power stations on the tropical island.

4 days ago Pipelines, Storage & Power
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 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 Policy & Regulation
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 Supply & Demand
Japanese businessman Masayoshi Son

South Korea eyes Asian super-grid to support energy transition

The country is backing the concept of a giant super-grid through which it would import renewable power from China underpinned by Russian LNG.

1 November 2019 Supply & Demand
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 LNG
ENN's Zhoushan, China LNG terminal

New index shows China bid for LNG pricing power

The launch of a new index for LNG import pricing is a step forward for China’s hopes of establishing itself as a gas and LNG trading hub.

31 October 2019 Policy & Regulation
CNOOC's Tianjin LNG terminal.

Anticipation builds for unveiling of China pipeline company

An announcement on the company’s formation is expected imminently as policymakers seek to get the process moving before the winter heating season.

18 October 2019 Policy & Regulation
A hydrogen bus at a bus stop in China.

Clean hydrogen in China’s sights as interest rises

Momentum behind hydrogen is growing in China as Beijing believes it can complement renewables in power and all-electric vehicles in transport, while helping to decarbonise the economy.

3 October 2019 Alternative Fuels
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 Exploration & Production
LNG filling station in China.

China’s strict emission rules drive boom in LNG truck sales

Sales quadrupled in the first half of 2019 thanks to the early adoption of world-leading emissions legislation for vehicles.

26 September 2019 Gas for Transport
A drilling rig in the Cooper Basin

Australia steps up Asian hydrogen push

Australia’s potential for large-scale hydrogen production and distribution is garnering increasing attention and investment.

26 September 2019 Alternative Fuels
South Korea's Tongyeong LNG terminal

South Korean winter coal ban could boost spot LNG prices

A tentative proposal by South Korea to shutter many of its coal-fired power plants this winter could support Asian spot LNG prices during what is traditionally the region’s busiest season.

23 September 2019 Supply & Demand
Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi with the governor of Fukushima prefecture

Japan’s LNG outlook gets ministerial boost

The country's new environment minister has spoken out against the use of nuclear and coal-fired power generation, which could indicate more-rapid growth in the country’s LNG demand.

18 September 2019 LNG
ENN Energy city gas facilities.

ENN reshuffle aims to challenge market power of Chinese NOCs

The change in ownership of ENN Energy Holdings represents the start of an effort to build an integrated gas major in China better suited to competing in a liberalised market.

16 September 2019 Policy & Regulation
A tanker at the Incheon LNG terminal

Kogas forges closer LNG ties with Gazprom

South Korea and Russia are developing a partnership in the LNG sector ahead of rising regional demand in Asia on the back of coal-to-gas switching.

12 September 2019 Supply & Demand
Construction of China's WEP 2

Clock ticking on China’s long-awaited pipeline reform

Time is running out for China to kickstart the process of establishing a national pipeline company this year as Asia’s largest gas market is approaching its busiest season.

6 September 2019 Policy & Regulation

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