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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

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

Eni eyes more drilling offshore Vietnam

Italy’s Eni is believed to be carrying out studies in Blocks 115 and 116 offshore Vietnam with an eye to planning a single-well drilling campaign during the first-half 2022, Westwood Global Energy said in its latest report. The blocks are a short distance from Eni’s large Ken Bau discovery offshore Vietnam.

Asia

Beijing interferes with Natuna drilling offshore Indonesia in South China Sea

A Chinese ship has been meddling with Harbour Energy’s ongoing drilling campaign at its Tuna block in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia. Significantly, the appraisal drilling is funded by Russia’s state-backed Zarubezhneft and the incident underscores the fact that Moscow’s energy interests in the South China Sea are increasingly being threatened by China.