Asia-Pacific
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
Tide is turning for Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia
11 May 2017
As their economies grow, the three countries need upstream investment to meet rapidly rising demand
Saudi Arabia pivots east
9 May 2017
Asia will remain the driving force behind global energy demand growth, and the kingdom is poised to meet the region's needs
Made in India
5 April 2017
Plans to increase the manufacturing base and sustain high GDP growth will underpin rising oil demand and imports
China's new fuel standard
21 February 2017
Under pressure, Sinopec launches cleaner Beijing Six gasoline
Weaker China, stronger India
1 December 2016
It was a mixed year in Asia's energy sector, where the oil market's gaze shifted away from its stalwart to a new rising economy
Cleaning and greening Indian energy
16 November 2016
New Delhi has signed up to the Paris climate-change agreement. Now it needs a cogent plan for natural gas
A 'scrap of paper' in the water
6 September 2016
China has not accepted a ruling denying its claim to energy-rich territory in the South China Sea. It may heighten tensions in the area
India's oil minister: 'We want to increase gas consumption'
13 July 2016
Natural gas is cheap, abundant and cleaner than other fossil fuels. It’s the fuel for India, says the oil and natural gas minister, Dharmendra Pradhan
A renminbi threat to oil?
20 April 2016
A major Chinese currency devaluation probably wouldn’t hurt Chinese oil demand as much as some think
Indonesia looks to top up its fuel tanks
15 March 2016
The Indonesian government wants to open the downstream playing field to attract tens of billions of dollars in private investment this year
Indonesia grasps at ever-widening energy deficit
6 January 2016
Southeast Asia's largest hydrocarbon producer has always thought carefully before acting and the present regime, now more than a year old, shows no signs of breaking with tradition
China approves Shell's BG Group takeover
15 December 2015
The Ministry of Commerce green light marks the last regulatory hurdle for the deal and clearing the way for a final shareholder vote in the coming weeks
Good crisis management needed to boost Australia’s production sector
7 December 2015
Increased Australian productivity and competitiveness should allow the nation to drive output during global downturn
China slashes natural gas prices by 30%
20 November 2015
LNG exporters will welcome the return of a major buyer, while domestic producers will be less happy with the change.
Coal grows in prominence in Southeast Asia
4 November 2015
As leaders gathered for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), coal was at the forefront of discussions
India cuts gas prices by 18%
8 October 2015
The well-head gas price has dropped to $3.82/m British thermal units (Btu) which could discourage investment in the fields