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LNG

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.

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

Energy majors, including Chevron and ExxonMobil, team up to promote natural gas in Asia

Energy majors, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, JERA, JGC, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Santos and SK E&S, are banding together to help nations in Asia achieve lower carbon emissions by promoting natural gas. Together they have established an advocacy group called Asia Natural Gas and Energy Association (ANGEA) that will join with policymakers to find solutions to cut carbon emissions.

Asia

Beyond the noise: setting the right expectations for Vietnam’s LNG project pipeline

Vietnam is quickly becoming one of the most promising liquefied natural gas (LNG) importing markets in Asia. Industry players—both domestic and global—have voiced their intent to pursue projects in Vietnam, encouraged by the government’s departure from its traditional coal-centric mindset and the rapid penetration of renewable energy in Vietnam’s power mix in recent years.

Asia

China to build LNG ships for Qatar in maiden deal

China will build four new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for Qatar Petroleum, as part of a deal worth 2.8 billion Qatari Riyals ($760 million) that will help bolster the country’s fleet, as its North Field expansion progresses. Significantly, it is the first order placed with a Chinese shipyard for LNG vessels by Qatar Petroleum and underscores the strengthening strategic relationship between the two nations.

Asia

Qatar signs major LNG deal with China’s CNOOC

Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for the supply of 3.5 million tonnes per year (t/y) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over a 15-year term starting January 2022. Significantly, the deal brings Qatari LNG supplies to China under long-term deals to 15.5 million t/y.