Asia-Pacific
GS Caltex boss calls on South Korea to better manage demand
15 October 2013
The head of one of South Korea's main energy companies told WEC 2013 his country needs to shift energy policy from a supply focus to managing energy demand
Chinese Big Oil under threat amid corruption scandal
4 October 2013
China's major state-owned producers have been dogged by a spate of corruption scandals, with senior officials accused of abusing their positions and encouraging anti-competitive practices. Will new president Xi Jinping curb the might of the country's big three?
CBM urgent priority for Australia, says government
25 September 2013
Australia’s incoming Liberal-National coalition government has made clear that development of the gas industry, particularly the removal of barriers in the coal-bed methane (CBM) sector, will be an urgent priority
Russia's energy trade with China to quadruple by 2025
23 September 2013
The value of Russia's energy trade with China could quadruple by 2025, according to a new study
New oil deals set stage for Venezuela-China visit
19 September 2013
Venezuela's new president Nicolas Maduro will make his first visit to Beijing this weekend in a fresh test of the countries' energy relations, which have been strained in recent months
Energy industry cautious of Australian Abbott-led coalition
17 September 2013
The energy industry has cautiously welcomed the election of the Tony Abbott-led coalition in Australia. Damon Evans looks at the new government’s policies – and whether they can be delivered
New blow to Indonesia's upstream hopes as regulator arrested
13 September 2013
The arrest of upstream regulator Rudi Rubiandini on corruption charges has highlighted the problems the country's energy sector is facing
Syrian crisis highlights China's Middle East problem
5 September 2013
The Syrian crisis highlights the tricky balancing act China faces in managing its energy relations in the Middle East
Oil industry snared in China’s corruption crackdown
2 September 2013
Officials from CNPC and PetroChina are under investigation for serious discipline violations
China's oil companies see profits and output rise on price reforms
29 August 2013
China's economy might have wobbled during the first half of the year, but the country's big three national oil companies have thrived, seeing their profits and output rise on the back of domestic fuel price reforms, as well as a series of acquisitions abroad
Rosneft grows as supermajor status beckons
23 August 2013
Its growth plan is aggressive, can Russia's state oil firm step out of the shadows to become a truly global player?
Russia's gas champion Gazprom under pressure
23 August 2013
Shifting global fundamentals have weakened Russia's gas champion. A shake-up may be on the cards
The rise and rise of Chinese oil companies
23 August 2013
Chinese NOCs are getting more sophisticated both at home and overseas
The future for Japan and South Korea’s NOCs
23 August 2013
Both countries, who are big importers in oil and LNG, push ahead
Petronas: The model of a modern national oil company
23 August 2013
The Malaysia state firm is putting a legacy of underperformance behind it
Pertamina tries to battle falling oil and gas production
23 August 2013
Indonesia’s state firm is battling to reverse the country’s falling oil and gas production
PTTEP pushes ahead despite setbacks
23 August 2013
With an aggressive foreign strategy, Thailand’s state oil firm wants to put a string of setbacks behind it
Australia scraps carbon tax a year earlier than planned
18 July 2013
A proposal to replace Australia’s deeply unpopular tax on carbon emissions with a market-based trading system a year earlier than previously planned has been given a lukewarm response from industry
China raises gas prices amid hopes for Russia supply deal
9 July 2013
Reforms set to boost state-run PetroChina's finances and could help the country seal a gas supply deal with Gazprom
India's bold move to increase domestic gas prices
3 July 2013
India's government is set to increase domestic gas prices in a move applauded by analysts and the industry
Tonga's renewable energy push to help economy
1 July 2013
Following rising oil costs, Tonga is looking to alternative energy to reduce its reliance on imports
Pricing reform on Malaysian government agenda
20 June 2013
The country's costly fuel subsidies are in the spotlight as Najib Razak's government sets its policy priorities for the coming years. Damon Evans looks at the issues
Pricing reform could tempt investors to India's energy sector
20 May 2013
Despite its potential, major companies have largely shied away from India’s upstream sector. But they could be tempted if the government implements pricing reform
Espionage claims set back Greater Sunrise gas field
9 May 2013
Timor Leste is accusing Australia of espionage, delaying the development of the gas field
Jakarta moves to cut fuel subsidies to prevent bulging deficit
3 May 2013
Against a backdrop of street protests and political wrangling, Indonesia's government is struggling to end fuel subsidies, saying a price increase is needed to arrest its expanding fiscal deficit
Russia won't develop shale gas for a decade
19 April 2013
Conventional gas is much cheaper to produce, meaning the country will not explore its unconventional reserves for some time