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Chinese CBM production in figures

Shanxi is China’s ground zero for CBM, and a more relaxed regulatory regime for unconventional gas development recently introduced in the province is expected to boost output.

5 days ago Policy & Regulation
A CBM project operated by Sino Oil & Gas in Shanxi

Shanxi revamps rules to boost unconventionals

The Chinese province has established new rules in its regulatory framework for unconventional resources in a move to increase production of shale, tight gas and CBM in the coming years.

28 November 2019 Exploration & Production
Port Moresby, PNG

Tougher terms to cause more delays at PNG LNG

PNG’s new prime minister is clamping down on favourable terms ExxonMobil has long enjoyed for its PNG LNG project as he seeks to reap greater financial rewards for the state.

28 November 2019 Exploration & Production
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 Policy & Regulation
Part of the Power of Siberia pipeline

China plots next big step for gas pricing reform

China is phasing out regulated provincial border prices in a wider move to liberalise its domestic gas market.

21 November 2019 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

18 November 2019 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.

18 November 2019 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.

15 November 2019 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.

14 November 2019 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

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