Author: Damon Evans
Sinopec doubles shale production target for 2015
2 December 2013
China’s Sinopec has more than doubled it shale-gas production target for 2015 following exploration success at the Fuling Block in Chongqing
Shareholder forces chairman to resign from Dart Energy
28 November 2013
Dart Energy faces an uncertain future after a dissatisfied shareholder forced the company chairman and three directors to resign
Australian state Victoria maintains ban on fracking
27 November 2013
The eastern Australian state of Victoria will maintain a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at least until 2015
Gas shortages force Chinese long term shale action
25 November 2013
Residential gas demand could rise up to tenfold in some cities this winter, but results from shale aren't expected until 2020
Rising demand growth means China will rely on spot LNG imports
25 November 2013
With the gas winter shortage, China will need to rely on imports. However, the country could snatch a low-price
Indonesian CBM potential overlooked by investors
6 November 2013
Indonesia's coal-bed methane (CBM) potential has been largely overlooked by investors, leading one prominent unconventional gas consultancy to describe it as a "stealth sleeper play"
Indonesian CBM a "stealth sleeper play"
6 November 2013
Indonesia's coal-bed methane (CBM) potential has been largely overlooked by investors, leading one prominent unconventional gas consultancy to describe it as a "stealth sleeper play"
IEA fires Southeast Asia warning to LNG markets
28 October 2013
Fatih Birol of the IEA said LNG markets would face strong competition from coal as demand increases
New Zealand eyes deep-water drive to boost exports
25 October 2013
New Zealand aims to open up its deep-water frontiers to help offset slumping oil production and boost export earnings
Japanese policy hurting the LNG market, Woodside claims
23 October 2013
Australian producer Woodside Petroleum has claimed the Japanese government is fuelling gas buyers’ rising losses and stalling the development of new projects
LNG set to slake Asia’s energy thirst
21 October 2013
Demand for natural gas in the Asia Pacific region is projected to expand at 3.9% per year, hitting 1.46 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) by 2035, up from 566 million toe in 2010, driving demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in gas-short Asia
Book The World We Made dreams of a better future
21 October 2013
UK environmentalist Jonathan Porritt maps out his vision for a world that has broken its reliance on fossil fuels – and that vision has its merits. Book review by Damon Evans
IEA champions efficiency as new fuel source
17 October 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is championing energy efficiency as a major new fuel with huge potential to cut carbon emissions, as well as pollution, whilst providing cost effective energy security, writes Damon Evans
Supermajors have lost ground amid the rise of IOCs and NOCs
17 October 2013
Genel boss Hayward tells delegates tyranny of scale may force IOCs to rethink strategy
Energy sector can help steer planet’s course, says Figueres
17 October 2013
Industry has both the opportunity and responsibility to determine our future
China key to oil market pricing as the world's top importer
17 October 2013
Price agencies and industry leaders call on Beijing to lift veil on nation’s crude trades
Shale and other new energy sources bring opportunities
17 October 2013
New frontier energy sources, such as methane hydrates and oil shale, have the potential to transform the energy landscape, but technical innovation will be crucial to help unlock them
LNG demand set to grow almost 4% per year in Asia
17 October 2013
Demand for natural gas in the Asia Pacific region is projected to expand at 3.9% per year, hitting 1.46 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) by 2035, up from 566 million toe in 2010, driving demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in gas-short Asia
ADB warns carbon emissions will increase by 65% in Asia
15 October 2013
The carbon dioxide emissions are expected to increase to 22 billion tonnes by 2035
World Energy Congress 2013 begins in Daegu
15 October 2013
As delegates arrive in Daegu, Damon Evans weighs up the issues topping the agenda at the World Energy Congress 2013
US LNG won’t change Asia dynamics but will bring diversity
15 October 2013
Industry leaders see diversification, not revolution, from new supply
Reality bites Asian LNG buyers over US supply
2 October 2013
Asia are slowly waking up to the fact that new supplies from North America will not be cheap – and nor will they flood the market anytime soon
LNG traders line up for Asian hub as Singapore takes the lead
2 October 2013
It might take at least a decade, but industry insiders believe Singapore is positioning itself to take the lead in the region's gas trade. But will the country be a physical trading location or a price-reference point?
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
FLNG’s hard sell amid political difficulty
25 September 2013
Pioneering floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) technology is poised to revolutionise the industry. However its success will not purely be a function of technological progress but its sponsors’ ability to navigate some politically choppy waters
Indonesia tipped to lead global gasoline market
19 September 2013
Indonesia is predicted to lead the global gasoline trade by 2018, opening up new supply opportunities for European and US refiners