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The Pakistan GasPort LNG terminal in Pakistan

Pakistan LNG expansion could see results by 2022

Private developers have received provisional approvals to build five terminals in Pakistan, with the first new facilities expected online in three years to help deal with a widening supply crunch.

10 October 2019 LNG
A gas plant in Papua New Guinea

PNG LNG risks delay as government pushes better terms

The new government of Papua New Guinea is trying to negotiate better terms for the P’nyang development, which could cause delays to the PNG LNG expansion project.

10 October 2019 LNG
A cargo of Australian LNG bound for Japan

Third Japanese firm joins Transborders FLNG in push for shipping fuel

The firm interest from Mitsui OSK indicates sustained demand for gas from Japan’s shipping and power sectors.

7 October 2019 Supply & Demand
The Map Ta Phut LNG terminal in Thailand. (Qatargas)

Thailand to build third LNG terminal amid declining production

The additional facility will be constructed to meet an expected surge in demand for imported LNG over the next decade.

4 October 2019 LNG
The Cameron LNG project

Three Gorges MOU could see Sempra LNG head upriver in China

Sempra’s preliminary agreement to supply LNG to China Three Gorges could eventually see US-produced gas transported along the middle stretches of the Yangtze River within China.

4 October 2019 LNG
A PetroChina facility in the Ordos Basin

PetroChina hails new shale discoveries amid modest production outlook

PetroChina trumpeted its progress on domestic unconventional oil and gas exploration on Sunday, but there are fresh signs China’s shale production is falling short of targets.

30 September 2019 Exploration & Production
A Chinese CBM drilling rig

Recent shake-ups give Chinese CBM a boost

There is increasing evidence that China is shaking up its CBM sector with the aim of boosting output far beyond the 6 bcm/y it currently produces.

26 September 2019 Exploration & Production
The Pacific Breeze tanker at Ichthys LNG

Rapid ramp-up gives Inpex room to plan Ichthys future

With production at Australia’s Ichthys LNG close to reaching nameplate capacity, Japanese operator Inpex can begin to plan the project’s next phase of development.

20 September 2019 LNG
one of Exxon's offshore platforms

Exxon could sell out of Vietnam’s Blue Whale

ExxonMobil may turn its back on the 150 bcm Blue Whale project offshore Vietnam, a move that would make commercial sense and pave the way for new LNG terminals.

19 September 2019 Exploration & Production
An LNG tanker at China's Rudong terminal.

Singapore’s PO&G expands presence in China

Pacific Oil & Gas is developing a new LNG terminal in western Guangdong that will give the company a second LNG import base in China.

19 September 2019 LNG
The Gorgon LNG project.

Japanese utilities eye Aussie FLNG project

Osaka Gas has become the second Japanese utility to join Transborders’ FLNG project off Western Australia as Japanese buyers look for smaller, competitively priced volumes.

17 September 2019 LNG
Vladimir Putin and Alexei Miller. (Kremlin)

Russia backs Mongolian route to boost exports to China

A pipeline transiting Mongolia has commercial logic and the political backing of Moscow and Ulaanbaatar but could be a tough sell to China, which may prefer a western route.

13 September 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
A Mahakam Block drilling rig

Indonesian gas exports set to hit 20-year low

Piped gas and LNG exports from Indonesia are expected to hit a two-decade low in 2019 as NOC Pertamina is struggling to revive falling production from the Mahakam field.

12 September 2019 Exploration & Production
CNOOC Gas & Power Group's LNG-fired power plant in Guangdong province

Power exchange no fix for Guangdong gas power

The commercial prospects of the gas-to-power sector in Guangdong province remain dim, nearly three years after local power producers were permitted to seek better prices for their output on a regional exchange.

12 September 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
A tanker docked at PNG LNG

Papua LNG one step closer to FID after Total agrees concessions

Total has moved nearer to making FID on the project in early 2020 after agreeing a series of last-minute concessions with PNG’s new government.

6 September 2019 LNG
The Malampaya project in the Philippines

First Gen eyes first Philippine LNG imports in 2021

The company has accelerated plans for the country’s first LNG imports, which it will aim to secure through short-term deals.

6 September 2019 Supply & Demand
Australia's Darwin LNG plant

Investors see rising climate risks in Aussie LNG

As global emissions continue to increase, climate risk is rising up the agenda of Australia’s financial community, which is worrying that investment in fossil fuels could be jeopardised.

5 September 2019 LNG
An offshore platform at the Bayu-Undan field

Big decisions for East Timor as treaty is ratified

The maritime boundary treaty between East Timor and Australia has been ratified, giving the Southeast Asian nation control over valuable assets in the Timor Sea, but a strategic plan for further development is lacking.

5 September 2019 Exploration & Production
An pipelaying vessel working on the PNG LNG project

PNG’s clearance of Pasca field signals more to come

Papua New Guinea’s government has approved the country’s first offshore gas field development as it presses ahead with plans to gain more control over and rewards from its rich resources sector.

2 September 2019 Exploration & Production
PetroChina infrastructure at the Tulia oilfield

China’s NOCs increase production amid US trade spat

Gas production growth shined at China’s big three state energy giants in the first half of this year as they heeded the Chinese leadership’s call to boost domestic output.

2 September 2019 Exploration & Production

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