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Damon Evans

Asia

Bernstein bets on Woodside as tight LNG market looms

Investment research firm Bernstein has named Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Woodside (ASX:WPL) as its “best idea” for the fourth quarter 2021 as prices surge and the Asian market tightens. Significantly, Woodside is one of the most exposed LNG suppliers to the spot market.

Renewables/Energy Transition

ExxonMobil eyes huge CCS potential in Southeast Asia

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), which set up a low-carbon solutions division in February, is focusing on building a carbon capture and storage (CCS) business in Asia. Significantly, ExxonMobil believes there is over 300 billion tonnes of storage capacity in Southeast Asia alone, Tracy Lothian, vice president marketing, finance & commercial development, low carbon solutions, at the US giant, said today.

Asia

Is China opening the US LNG floodgate with Cheniere deal?

News that Cheniere (NYSE:LNG) signed a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract with China’s ENN Natural Gas (CH:600803) earlier this week marked the first major US-China deal since 2018. Over the past three years, new LNG deals between the two great powers were put on ice as rising political tensions under the Trump administration thwarted trade.

Asia

China’s crude oil imports fall in September

Estimates from OilX show China’s crude oil imports fell 8.6% month-on-month to average 9.62 million barrels per day (b/d) in September. This would imply a year-on-year fall of 18.7%, or 2.2 million b/d, the latest data from the analytics firm showed.

Asia

Amid wall of cash Asian governments must do more to support upstream, says Woodmac

Surging oil and gas prices will see the upstream industry generate a wall of cash, which in the past led to rising upstream spend. But the energy transition has upset the outlook for oil and gas producers, changing the rules of the game for not only international oil companies (IOCs), but also national operators and host governments, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Asia

Repsol sets date for Indonesia CCS project

Repsol (BME:REP) said it will start up a key carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Indonesia in 2027. Significantly, the CCS scheme tied to the onshore Sakakemang Block will be among the largest of its kind in the world and will be the first for both Repsol and Indonesia, claimed the Spanish company.