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Japan and South Korea prepare for crucial winter
27 September 2022
Nuclear availability and the extent of low temperatures will decide how much LNG they will need for the months ahead
Letter from China: Appetite for gas shrinks
21 September 2022
Even potential government stimulus measures might not be enough to bolster demand
China well-stocked with gas for winter
15 September 2022
Sufficient term-contract volumes and soft demand are insulating the country from the expensive spot LNG market
Chinese NOCs delist from NYSE
31 August 2022
The voluntary move demonstrates the growing distance between the US and China
Southwest China hit by energy shortages
30 August 2022
Extreme weather in the region means more headwinds for the Chinese economy
Letter from China: Taiwan tensions expose energy risks
11 August 2022
China’s heavy reliance on energy imports means it too would be vulnerable in the event of armed confrontation
Japan and South Korea promise little immediate LNG market relief
1 August 2022
East Asia’s power sector use may be poised to shrink from 2023, but demand for the fuel is expected to remain strong this year
China’s energy demand faces headwinds
28 July 2022
Economic difficulties mean the outlook for H2 remains highly uncertain despite planned stimulus measures
Letter from Beijing: Refiners hoping for summer rebound
30 June 2022
Easing of Covid restrictions looks set to lead to surge in domestic travel
Japan faces energy supply crisis
29 June 2022
The import-dependent nation is increasingly reliant on expensive spot LNG cargoes
Southeast Asian NOCs plot divergent transition strategies
27 June 2022
The three most prominent NOCs in Southeast Asia will play to their individual strengths as they seek to decarbonise, with each company looking to capitalise on opportunities in their local markets
Letter from China: Beijing backs Moscow
6 June 2022
China’s energy imports have offered Russia a lifeline as Western sanctions bite
Southeast Asia counting on carbon capture
31 May 2022
The region’s shift from coal- to gas-fired generation will require additional strategies to meet ambitious carbon targets
Chinese policies hint at future gas plans
26 May 2022
The 14th Five-Year Plan is underway, and the specific roadmap for gas is due later this year
Chinese refiners face carbon trading risk
5 May 2022
Beijing’s net-zero commitment means the refining and petrochemicals sector is likely to be included in the country’s ETS scheme sooner rather than later
Asian LNG buyers may have upper hand over Europe
29 April 2022
Europe’s accelerating effort to wean itself off Russian pipeline gas has pitted it against energy-hungry Asian buyers in the global LNG market
Carbon-neutral LNG poised for revival
5 April 2022
The drop in shipments is likely to be temporary
Letter from Beijing: Covid relapse threatens demand
31 March 2022
China’s rebounding appetite for energy is being undermined by fresh lockdowns and quarantine measures
Energy transition to transform Asian refining
18 March 2022
The move away from fossil fuels will cap refinery capacity expansion in Asia-Pacific, but petrochemical demand gives the sector options
Chinese crude demand growth to slow
14 March 2022
China’s demand is set to increase again this year, but at a slower pace after hitting yet another record high in 2021
China prioritises energy security
14 March 2022
The issue took centre stage at the Communist Party’s annual ‘two sessions’ meetings on economic policy for the year ahead
Taiwanese LNG plans advance
8 March 2022
Environmental approval marks significant progress for import scheme
Letter from China: Beijing strengthens gas ties with Moscow
24 February 2022
China is considering importing more pipeline gas from Siberia, but competition from LNG may cap the scale of these volumes
Cnooc set to lead China’s oil output growth
22 February 2022
The state-controlled firm is expected to contribute most of the country’s new oil production this year
Chinese refiners to feel the squeeze
21 February 2022
China’s crude refining throughput is set to decline quarter-on-quarter in Q1 2022, amid mounting pressure from multiple fronts
Chinese LNG dynamics shift
7 February 2022
Opening up of market is driving rapid growth in regasification capacity and a change in procurement habits
Letter from China: Australia’s LNG dominance under threat
3 February 2022
Beijing may be planning to break its reliance on its Antipodean supplier
Asian LNG demand growth set to slow
25 January 2022
Weaker outlook for the Chinese economy and greater pipeline flows threaten to hamper expansion of the shipborne market
Chinese gas forecasts leave LNG uncertainty
10 January 2022
There is both plenty of opportunity and plenty of risk for the LNG sector as it looks to meet China’s expanding need for gas
China embraces US LNG
20 December 2021
Rising imports and fresh supply deals signal China’s growing interest in US supplies of the fuel
Referendum to shape Taiwan’s LNG future
17 December 2021
Taiwanese voters will decide whether to relocate the $2bn Taoyuan project
Letter from China: China clings to coal
25 November 2021
The fuel is too strategically important for China to give it up entirely
Chinese policy limits refining sector growth
23 November 2021
The country’s refining capacity will peak below a government-set cap
China’s winter gas outlook remains cloudy
22 November 2021
Government policies and unpredictable weather patterns mean supply and demand will be on a knife edge
LNG industry urges carbon offset caution
10 November 2021
The sector must curb emissions, not merely rely on offsets
Letter from China: LNG deals show pragmatism in US-China ties
29 October 2021
A US LNG project developer has signed the first long-term supply contracts with a Chinese buyer in nearly four years
Beijing strives to balance security and decarbonisation
15 October 2021
The ongoing global energy crunch underlines the difficult task facing China’s leaders in balancing energy supply security while reaching net zero in the next 40 years
Petrochina squeezed between markets and regulated prices
11 October 2021
China’s energy supply crunch is contributing to mounting losses at the state-controlled firm
China scrambles to meet energy demand
5 October 2021
The country is turning to gas to plug the gap in its energy supplies, but it will have to pay a hefty price
Letter from China: Beijing’s stability focus threatens climate goals
22 September 2021
The Chinese government’s renewed focus on centralised control and economic pressure may undermine decarbonisation efforts
China flexes SPR in oil market show of force
20 September 2021
China’s upcoming release of crude from its strategic petroleum reserve may signal more measured buying ahead for the world’s top importer
Chinese gas demand growth to slow
14 September 2021
Consumption will continue to rise over winter, but a stalling post-Covid recovery will put a brake on the market’s expansion
LNG shipbuilding capacity to tighten
9 September 2021
Shipyards are nearing their limits due to strong demand for carriers
Letter from China: Covid resurgence compounds economic concerns
3 August 2021
China’s economy faces headwinds that go beyond than the arrival of the Delta variant
China’s NOCs take varying decarbonisation routes
2 August 2021
The three biggest state-controlled firms are pursuing divergent strategies towards a lower carbon future
Asian LNG market embraces short-term contracts
13 July 2021
Buyers are becoming less keen on being locked in for the long term amid a rapidly evolving market and rising demand
Letter from China: Gas boom comes with an expiry date
12 July 2021
China’s gas market is poised for rapid expansion, but decarbonisation efforts may end the party sooner than previously expected
China’s LNG imports set for summer spike
1 June 2021
Volumes will rise along with temperatures amid rising demand and storage requirements
Letter from China: Beijing targets Australian spot LNG
18 May 2021
LNG is the latest Australian export targeted by China in its trade spat with Canberra. Even limited moves represent an escalation in the standoff
China poised for rapid LNG expansion
17 May 2021
New and existing domestic players are investing in regasification infrastructure to help meet surging demand
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