Asia-Pacific
Myanmar faces energy crossroads
20 July 2018
Huge potential in the country’s energy sector faces equally sizeable challenges
IOCs face choppy South China Sea conditions
20 July 2018
Beijing's determination to exert its influence in the South China Sea is causing problems for oil companies active in the region
India embraces gas and renewables
6 July 2018
With prime minister Narendra Modi now less than a year away from a general election, his energy successes and failures will be in the spotlight
Hybrid power plans heat up in India
11 June 2018
Combining wind and solar power at dual-use plants could ease land acquisition and variability issues—which would impact the country’s renewables market growth
Philippines takes carbon emitters to task
1 June 2018
The Southeast Asian nation has launched the world’s first governmental inquiry into the impact of climate change on human rights
Uncertain days for Malaysia's oil industry
18 May 2018
The surprise victory of the opposition alliance in Malaysia could lead to a new relationship between the government and Petronas
Japan's energy shake-up
4 May 2018
The country's energy industry has been thrown into a state of turmoil by 'Abenomics'
Bangladesh in a bind over LNG imports
3 May 2018
More gas is needed to address an energy crisis in Bangladesh, but developing an over-reliance on imported fuel may leave the economy exposed
Australia debates oil-import reliance options
2 May 2018
Rising geopolitical tensions in maritime zones heighten its energy-security risk
Back to the futures for Chinese crude
4 April 2018
The successful opening of a long-awaited yuan-denominated oil futures contract bodes well for the country’s aim to create a regional benchmark
China advances in the South China Sea
27 March 2018
Beijing has seized the initiative in the contested area. But Australia and Timor-Leste are nearing agreement in their zone of dispute
Thailand joins Asia gas-reserves search
12 March 2018
Facing voracious demand for energy, Asian countries are planning either to increase imports or seek new upstream opportunities
India struggles to expand its upstream
2 March 2018
The Indian government is hoping that new regulations will encourage investment in the upstream oil and gas sector to offset rising imports
Chinese bear trap
12 February 2018
Oil demand is in for another good year, but gas will be the standout. And the country's oil majors are coming back to the market
Watershed year in Asia
22 January 2018
Nuclear sabre-rattling shook Asia's security foundations, but 2017 heralded breakthroughs for EVs and LNG
Hitting China's great wall
3 January 2018
Sri Lanka has presented some unlikely roadblocks to China's Silk Road project
Energy security from east to west
6 December 2017
Oleg Budargin, Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council and former CEO of Rosseti, the biggest energy networks operator in Russia, tells World Energy Focus why it is important for countries to work together in the field of energy integration
Setting Timor-Leste's boundaries
9 November 2017
While settling a maritime border dispute with Australia is a step forward in relations between the two countries, it won't resolve all the issues
Southeast Asia's flashpoint
9 November 2017
Vietnam's need for more energy is reviving the disputes with Beijing over the South China Sea
Flexing India's muscles
3 November 2017
The country will need to import more oil and gas. But, as recent oil and LNG deals show, the advantage is presently with the buyer
India—demand dynamo
13 October 2017
India's economic success will make it a decisive player in global energy for decades
New Zealand: Progress in the Pacific
11 October 2017
Ambitious targets on emissions must be met alongside economic growth
Rosneft vs Sistema brings echoes of Yukos affair
8 August 2017
For long-term investors in Russia, the nightmare unfolding for the privately held conglomerate Sistema gives them a distinct sense of déjà-vu
Reasons for Thailand to smile?
31 July 2017
Thailand's energy sector is struggling to cope with rising demand and maturing fields. Investors are not flocking to help
China's belt loosening
10 July 2017
China's economy isn't skipping ahead as it once did, but its role as an engine for global expansion is only rising
Energy diversification is essential for Japan
11 May 2017
Public resistance to nuclear power is a hurdle to overcome for Japan to meet its energy targets