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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 Policy & Regulation
Kogas's Incheon LNG terminal.

Kogas accelerates roll-out of LNG-produced hydrogen

The LNG importer is pushing ahead with efforts to produce and import hydrogen as part of South Korea’s long-term plan to transition away from nuclear and coal and become a fully-fledged hydrogen economy.

10 June 2019 LNG
The USS John McCain off the coast of Singapore in 2017.

China turns to alternatives as US trade spat escalates

Energy security has jumped to the top of the political agenda in Beijing as China prepares for an escalation of its trade spat with the US.

3 June 2019 LNG
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on stage after his election victory.

Aussie poll result a double-edged sword for LNG

The Labor Party’s hopes of forming a government were dashed over the weekend when voters shied away from policies that proposed putting climate change at the top of the political agenda.

23 May 2019 LNG
ENN's Zhoushan terminal in China

Tariff hike leaves US-China LNG trade dead in the water

With no end to the US-China trade talks in sight, American access to the fastest-growing major LNG market will be curtailed for the foreseeable future.

16 May 2019 LNG
A new energy bus in Shanghai manufactured by Yutong.

China’s new bus policy clouds outlook for LNG fleet

LNG-powered buses are set to lose out after government agencies jointly announced a new policy that will encourage the use of ‘new energy buses’.

10 May 2019 Policy & Regulation

Sinopec’s Tianjin terminal takes top spot in Chinese trucked LNG sales

The facility was China’s top-selling terminal for the first time in two months last week, sending out an average of 209 trucks per day.

25 April 2019 LNG
Sinopec's Qingdao LNG terminal.

Shandong signals less gung-ho approach to gas

A new policy document suggests the Chinese province is toning down its previous enthusiasm for increasing the utilisation of gas.

25 April 2019 Policy & Regulation
A rig in Australia's Galilee Basin

Labor to boost development of remote basins

Australia’s opposition Labor Party plans to allocate funding to spur unconventional gas development in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

25 April 2019 Exploration & Production
The Sarawak state legislative assembly building in Kuching.

Political uncertainty shrouds outlook for Malaysia

Oil and gas projects in Sarawak are being held up by the struggle between the regional and federal governments for control of the state's resources.

28 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
A CBM project in China

China cuts red tape to spur CBM development

New streamlined procedures will make it easier for Chinese players to bring in foreign partners on domestic CBM projects.

21 March 2019 Exploration & Production
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto

Resource nationalism thrives as Indonesia votes

President Joko Widodo looks likely to win next month's election, but resource nationalism will remain strong in Indonesia whoever wins the contest, threatening to drive away much-needed investment.

21 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan prepares for gas price hike

A major supply shortage over the winter has convinced Pakistan's government and industry of the need for LNG despite its cost.

14 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
An ENN Energy LNG refilling station in Jiangsu province

China’s Hainan pushes NGVs and EVs with new plan

The island province will ban oil-fuelled vehicles by 2030 under its new development plan, creating an opportunity for gas.

11 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
The Bongkot South production platform in Thailand

NOCs set to play larger role in Thai licensing round

The Thai government wants state companies to take 25% stakes in all the blocks offered in its upcoming licensing round, which could put off international investors.

7 March 2019 Exploration & Production
CNPC shale exploration in Sichuan

CNPC to up domestic output after record profits

Asia’s biggest oil and gas producer is investing heavily to boost domestic gas production, after in increase in sales of the fuel in 2018 helped drive profits to a four-year high.

7 March 2019 Exploration & Production
A flare from the Jiaoye 8-2HF well at the Fuling field

Earthquakes unsettle China’s shale gas sector

Deadly earthquakes in China’s shale gas development heartland last week could set back production and public perception of the unconventional fuel.

4 March 2019 Exploration & Production
An ONGC offshore platform

India’s pricing reforms could boost gas output

India is moving to liberalise gas prices in the hope of boosting exploration and production.

28 February 2019 Exploration & Production
A platform in the NWS

Woodside’s Browse-NWS plan facing hurdles

The Australian player's plans to backfill its North West Shelf project will run into difficulties caused by environmental concerns.

14 February 2019 Exploration & Production
CNOOC's LNG-fired power plant in Huizhou Daya Bay Petrochemical Industrial Park, Guangdong

Guangdong works to lower gas costs

The southern Chinese province has resorted to cutting pipeline and distribution tariffs to push end-user gas costs down as it looks to lift lagging residential and industrial gas demand.

7 February 2019 Policy & Regulation

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