Asia-Pacific
Letter from China: US-China trade deal in the last chance saloon
14 August 2020
Presidents Trump and Xi’s compact on rebalancing may be the next domino to fall
Mozambique insurgency jeopardises Japan’s energy security
14 August 2020
The resource-poor nation’s search for a reliable alternative to the long-delayed recommissioning of nuclear power plants continues
China holds the cards in US-EU poker
15 July 2020
As the US shale industry struggles, energy sanctions targeting China are unlikely
Battlefield China in Russo-Saudi tussle
10 July 2020
Russia and Saudi Arabia have largely buried, rather than settled, their issues. China is a microcosm of the ongoing tension
Letter from Australia: Gas-fired recovery hits turbulence
10 July 2020
The Australian government’s vision is at risk of unravelling under intense scrutiny
Pollution drop could pressure India’s energy policymakers
28 May 2020
The lockdown has markedly cleaned the country’s air. Will citizens demand permanent change or will economics trump climate concerns?
China turns the taps off
1 May 2020
Economic growth may be rebounding, but demand for Latin American crude remains minimal
Uzbekistan broadens its portfolio
24 March 2020
Central Asia’s third-largest gas producer is restructuring its energy mix to solve supply shortages
Beijing maintains expansionist tendencies
13 March 2020
China has not lost its interest in oil and gas assets around the South China Sea
Vietnamese LNG works on politics and price
13 December 2019
Hanoi needs energy security. But US LNG can also tick some boxes for its relationship with Washington
Indonesia moves to slash energy imports
3 December 2019
President Widodo is pushing the upstream and downstream sectors hard to meet domestic demand
Chinese-US trade war threatens globalisation
1 December 2019
Economic tensions may ease over the short term. But critical differences will only continue to divide rival global superpowers
Data revolution before shale revolution
18 November 2019
China needs to replicate the US approach of making more data available before it can hope for game-changing shale production growth
No Asian gas hub imminent: Osaka Gas
6 November 2019
Lack of fully liberalised East Asian downstream sectors and growing linkage to European prices slow progress towards a stand-alone regional gas market
Asian megacities face renewables reality
31 October 2019
Population density and grid constraints could limit renewables’ capacity to power Asia-Pacific's rapidly expanding urban metropolises
Indian LNG moves beyond pipe dream
24 October 2019
New Delhi needs more than big spending promises to ensure the competitiveness of gas against cheap incumbent alternatives
Trade wars give US LNG a beachhead in Vietnam
17 October 2019
Gas-to-power deals offer Hanoi a quick route towards reducing its trade surplus with the US and avoiding President Trump’s attention
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