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LNG

Asia

China’s power crunch is world’s latest supply-chain threat as gas shortage bites

China’s energy crisis is shaping up as the latest shock to global supply chains as factories in the world’s biggest exporter are forced to conserve energy by curbing production in part due to gas shortages. Significantly, China the world’s top buyer of natural gas, has not filled stockpiles fast enough, even though imports have surged in the last year. This could spark a global bidding war for gas supplies.

Asia

US firm wins Sri Lanka LNG deal

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.

Asia

L&T wins Petronet LNG expansion deal in India

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.

Asia

Gas price risk rising for emerging Asian markets, threatens expansion plans

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.

Asia

Vietnam to start maiden LNG imports in 2022

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.

Asia

BHP decommissioning bill pegged at $3.9bn

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.

Asia

PNG scrutinises Santos-Oil Search merger

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.

Asia

‘Carbon Neutral’ LNG demand soars in Asia despite criticism

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.

Asia

Carbon capture and the future of LNG in Asia

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.

Asia

Bangladesh seeks contractor to build first onshore LNG terminal

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.

Asia

India energy firms discuss buying Arctic LNG 2 stake

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.