Author: Damon Evans
The rise of China's teapot refineries
8 June 2016
Armed with import permits, the country’s private refineries are mopping up cheap global crude oil
Investors beware in Indonesia
18 May 2016
Resource nationalism seems to have killed a viable and important gas project in Indonesia
Asia offshore drilling drops
29 April 2016
India’s offshore is the only part of Asia likely to see activity perk up in the short term, as the slump spreads
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
Big gloom, small promise
4 April 2016
New Asian LNG demand centres are emerging while the region’s big consumers need less of the fuel
LNG: a fungible tangible
4 April 2016
A shift away from big-budget projects to smaller-scale plants will fundamentally change the market
Power to the buyers
4 April 2016
LNG importers now have the upper hand when signing new supply deals – and even rejigging existing contracts
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
Asia past its peak
25 February 2016
China’s output will fall this year, the biggest loser as Asia’s oil production drifts lower
The next China?
22 February 2016
Strong GDP growth, coupled with some reforms at home, could make India a new engine of global energy demand
Indonesia’s lucrative market for Opec
21 January 2016
Jakarta wants to clean up its energy sector and hopes big Mideast exporters take up the investment opportunities it creates
Is Chinese oil demand starting to crack?
21 January 2016
Signs of weakness abound. But the country's robust consumption of gasoline remains a wildcard for the market
RasGas-Petronet deal heralds a new era for LNG
13 January 2016
Buyers, not exporters, are now in command of an oversupplied market, as a new Qatar-India supply agreement shows
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 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.
Santos aims to raise money after failed takeover bid
10 November 2015
The company wants to raise A$3.5bn to strengthen balance sheet and keep opportunistic bidders at bay
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
Russia could offer China better gas pricing
2 November 2015
Russia is well positioned to supply more pipeline gas to China as a weaker currency makes pricing more competitive
International Energy Agency warns of low oil price danger
27 October 2015
Governments should not count on oil prices remaining low when deciding their energy policies the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned
Cheniere chief says LNG prices need to rise 20% to secure new investments
27 October 2015
Charif Souki, the chief executive of Cheniere Energy, said LNG prices need to rise another 20-25% to sanction new projects
Oil markets remain in equilibrium
23 October 2015
Buyers moved in as the price fell, but the IEA is forecasting the length to continue for at least another year
Scepter makes $5bn swoop on Santos
23 October 2015
Australia’s Santos has rebuffed a A$7.14bn ($5.15bn) takeover bid from Middle Eastern private equity group Scepter
Indonesia shopping for LNG to meet demand
20 October 2015
One of the world's biggest exporters of LNG is looking to buy 5-10m mt/year of the super-cooled fuel by 2020 to help meet surging demand at home
Santos share prices rise after GLNG starts shipping
19 October 2015
The price rise followed the maiden shipment of LNG from its $18.5bn Gladstone LNG export project
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
Oil market out of balance despite rising demand
30 September 2015
Despite falling non-Opec supply and rising demand, the market still has a way to go