A recent white paper sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) promotes the benefits of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Philippines. But it makes overly optimistic claims about the financial, economic and environmental benefits of LNG, reckons the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
China is escalating its purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the winter, exacerbating a global supply shortage and leaving less fuel for energy-parched Europe.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) suppliers are limiting the volume they deliver under long-term contracts in favor of higher-priced spot sales, according to GAIL India Ltd., a major LNG buyer.
New Fortress Energy has finalised a contract with the government of Sri Lanka that gives it the rights to develop a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal off the coast of Colombo that is expected to start up in 2023.
Indian engineering company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a “significant” engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning order for two LNG storage tanks at the Petronet LNG-led Dahej expansion project in Gujarat.
Surging US Henry Hub gas prices, as well as higher and extremely volatile global gas prices, offers a lesson for emerging markets that investment in gas importing, distribution and power production assets will lead to stranded assets and lost wealth, according to analysis from IEEFA.
Vietnam aims to begin importing its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes in 2022 as part of a longer-term plan to maintain stable natural gas supply and meet rising demand for power, the country’s Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien said.
BHP Group will transfer some $3.9 billion worth of oil and gas decommissioning liabilities to Woodside if the pair’s merger goes through successfully. The liability is much smaller than expected helping to ease investor concerns at Woodside.
Australia’s Santos today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with East Timor’s regulator ANPM to progress a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, estimated to cost $1.6 billion, at the ageing Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea. But low returns and high complexity threaten the viability of the proposed scheme.
Japan’s Inpex said yesterday that it has made arrangements for a ‘carbon neutral’ shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project in Australia to be delivered to compatriot Toho Gas.
The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has raised concerns that Santos’ proposed $15.5 billion merger with Oil Search could harm national interests in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting country.
Santos and Oil Search have agreed a merger deal that will create a A$21 billion ($15.5 billion) Asian oil and gas producer, confirming terms agreed on last month.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments tagged “carbon neutral” are gaining popularity among Asian buyers, despite criticism that the offsets used to justify the label don’t actually cancel out planet-warming emissions generated by the fossil fuel.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play an important role in decarbonising liquefied natural gas (LNG), but the pace of progress remains too slow, writes Gavin Thompson, Asia Pacific vice chair, Wood Mackenzie.
The Vietnam government has given environmental approval for Delta Energy Offshore’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and power project in southern Vietnam.
The government of the Philippines is eyeing a potentially large gas discovery as UK company Forum Energy prepares to drill in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. But geologists remain skeptical about the potential and any unilateral drilling will likely draw Beijing’s ire.
The government of Bangladesh has shortlisted eight potential global companies, including ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies, as well as various Japanese players, to build the South Asian nation’s first onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. Significantly, the proposed 7.5 million tonne per year (t/y) LNG processing facility would double Bangladesh’s import capacity.
Brunei Shell Petroleum has rolled out measures in an attempt to ward off disruptions to oil and gas production in Brunei following a significant number of Covid-19 infections detected at offshore platforms in the Champion field, the country’s biggest source of hydrocarbons.
India’s top energy companies, Petronet LNG Ltd. and ONGC Videsh Ltd., are having discussions about buying a stake in Russia’s planned liquefied natural gas project Arctic LNG 2, as their government seeks to secure supplies of the cleaner burning fuel.
BP has delivered a first carbon offset LNG cargo to Taiwan, its first in the Asia-Pacific region.
Medco Energi, an ambitious Indonesian independent oil and gas company, is preparing to raise capital that will help fund acquisitions. Significantly, Medco Energi is reportedly keen to bid for ConocoPhillips’ share of the giant onshore Corridor gas block in Indonesia estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion.
Potential merger partners Santos and Oil Search have extended their mutual period of due diligence for the $16 billion deal by one week to 13 September.
Natural declines and underinvestment in new exploration has left Philippine oil and gas production in freefall posing significant risks to future energy security. The risk is particularly acute given how reliant the Southeast Asian nation is on oil and gas for power generation, industrial processes and transportation, warn analysts at Fitch Solutions. But interest from investors has been rekindled.
TotalEnergies will use two storage tanks at the Arun liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification and receiving terminal in Indonesia after signing an agreement with Pertamina.
Malaysia’s national energy company Petronas is considering selling some of its oil assets to bolster its finances as the federal government seeks a bigger dividend and to help streamline its business for the energy transition. Overseas assets in Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia could be put up for sale.