Asia-Pacific
Cost could curb China’s gas appetite
30 September 2019
The post-Tiananmen Square compact of rising living standards in return for political obedience may prioritise affordable residential energy over blue skies
Putin backs trans-Mongolian pipeline
26 September 2019
Russian leader challenges Gazprom reluctance to accept China’s preferred route for proposed new gas pipeline
The great game for Greater Sunrise
24 September 2019
Timor-Leste is caught between the competing interests of two major Asia-Pacific powers
China looks west to solve energy riddle
22 August 2019
Xinjiang has potentially huge untapped reserves, but exploration in the desert province presents complex geological and political challenges
Heatwave fails to fire up Japan's LNG prices
20 August 2019
Extensive use of term contracts has protected utilities from the cost of extreme weather but looming nuclear shutdowns could leave them exposed
Coal clinging on in South and East Asia
15 July 2019
Global demand for coal to power continues to be king, but the upside may be limited
Incoming government raises Papua LNG doubts
11 July 2019
Oil minister Kerenga Kua has pledged to re-examine controversial deal following the collapse of scandal-hit government
Manila opens the door to Chinese E&P
9 July 2019
An executive order has reduced the constraints on Philippines’ state oil company working with third parties on oil and gas deals
The Chinese art of persuasion
27 June 2019
Recent Chinese NOC activity in the South China Sea underscores a growing interest in the disputed region, as Beijing seeks to bring regional states around to its way of thinking
Big names target Australian renewables
27 June 2019
Falling solar and battery storage costs, combined with a desire to save on infill gas use, are luring majors into Australia’s renewables generation sector
Chinese LNG faces headwinds
30 May 2019
Huge expansion in imports masks challenges for the future
Papua LNG seals deal
21 May 2019
Agreement with Papuan New Guinean state is an important milestone for an unusual project
LNG in firing line of climate advocacy
9 May 2019
Energy firms are coming under increasing pressure to take radical steps to reduce emissions
Fracking tsar quits after government inaction
3 May 2019
The UK shale gas industry has long struggled to gain traction and sees no green light in sight
Chinese government holds unconventionals key
3 May 2019
The only independent oil and gas operator in China stresses the importance of policy and partnership with Beijing
Majors and US independents leave southeast Asian gap
12 April 2019
A rush to US shale has left opportunities for others in areas left behind
Pakistan's energy headache shows no sign of lifting
12 April 2019
Gulf and Chinese cash will not solve Pakistan's oil and gas crisis as domestic demand continues to rise
US LNG eyes eastern Australia market
19 February 2019
Trans-Pacific shipments might compete to fill the country’s regional supply shortage
Japan tries again for greater flexibility on LNG
15 January 2019
Tokyo renews efforts to push reform in long-term contracts
How India extricated itself from an energy squeeze
19 December 2018
New Delhi unexpectedly emerged relatively unscathed from this year's oil price volatility, currency fluctuations and geopolitical tensions
Sellers jockey to fill India's Iran void
13 December 2018
Iranian deliveries have dropped significantly despite exemption, but it is not as simple as Saudi Arabia stepping in
China shows its muscle
13 December 2018
The country was at the centre of activity in the Asia-Pacific region, boosting production and imports—though some showed wariness about Beijing’s growing power
Discord in Australian LNG damages Asia export hopes
7 December 2018
Broad collaboration is essential if a new wave of Australian LNG projects is to be competitive
Malaysia rebuttal reflects mistrust of China's 'Belt and Road' plan
8 November 2018
Is Malaysia’s repudiation of China’s “unequal treaties” a sign of things to come?
Exploration is back on the agenda in Australia
8 November 2018
A landmark energy report warns that Australia must go back to drilling
Australian shale play faces rocky ride
9 October 2018
The Northern Territory, a key LNG centre, holds huge reserves of shale gas. But will regulations stifle development?