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Saudi Arabia's superpowered sunshine dream
4 September 2018
Saudi Arabia surprised observers earlier this year when it announced a massive renewables deal. But is it doable?
Buying and selling on the up
29 June 2018
Increased spot and short-term LNG trading and sharp price moves have encouraged the global growth of derivatives trading and hub activity
Hydrogen scales up
8 June 2018
The potential for the widespread use of hydrogen as a zero-emission fuel is gaining traction in Asia
UK doubles down on nuclear power plans
6 June 2018
London is stepping up its talks with Hitachi over the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant
Japan's energy shake-up
4 May 2018
The country's energy industry has been thrown into a state of turmoil by 'Abenomics'
Japan's gas market deregulation reverberates widely
9 April 2018
JXTG Group has thrown down the gauntlet to Tokyo Gas in a battle for the domestic retail market
Hurdles face putative Asia-Pacific LNG hubs
14 March 2018
Singapore, Shanghai and Japan all wish to become trading hubs and price-reporting agencies are trying to establish benchmarks
Hitting China's great wall
3 January 2018
Sri Lanka has presented some unlikely roadblocks to China's Silk Road project
Singapore poised for LNG hub
10 November 2017
The country is ready to play a leading role in meeting surging liquefied natural gas demand in the region's rapidly expanding market. In emailed responses, Singapore LNG Corporation's (SLNG) chief executive said his company is strategically placed to meet emerging market demand
Era of flexibility
29 September 2017
Buyers are taking control of an oversupplied market and they want shorter contracts and freedom to sell what they don't use
LNG gluts and cycles
12 September 2017
Structural oversupply is about to hit the market and some projects will have to curtail output to cope. But buyers and developers must take a longer-term view
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
A buyer’s LNG market
10 May 2017
Demand may be set to surge, but Asia’s largest gas importers remain firmly in control
The great LNG market showdown
5 April 2017
Sellers say a supply crunch is looming. Buyers say suppliers are out of touch with the changing times
Asia to soak up global LNG glut
3 April 2017
Weak prices reflect a region awash in supplies. Rising demand will soak up the global surfeit, but not until the 2020s
Glimmers beyond the glut
27 March 2017
Global exports are heading for a hefty surplus. It will take a brave developer to sanction a sizeable new plant without lining up buyers first
The glut still weighs
25 January 2017
Higher oil prices will lift some LNG contracts, but do little to support the spot market
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
The rise of the LNG trading house
13 October 2016
Shifts in the market are bringing commodities players into the business of selling seaborn gas
The end of producer power
29 September 2016
The wave of LNG supply hitting the market is putting buyers in control
Japan reacts and evolves
27 July 2016
Japan’s energy economy is pulsating – under the weight of its past, imprisoned by imports, and a desire to innovate
The emerging energy axis takes shape
5 July 2016
Liquified natural gas from Australia is central to Japanese plans to reinforce its energy security
The emergence of an Asia-Pacific LNG trading hub
12 April 2016
Professor Jonathan Stern from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies (OIES) sees a stable future for liquefied natural gas in the region
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
Trade deal opens new markets to US LNG
14 October 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal was signed on 5 October, making it easier for US LNG to expand to new markets
US West Coast LNG projects try to win over Asian buyers
13 November 2014
Officials were in Tokyo in November to pitch the projects to potential investors