Asia-Pacific
China’s ‘New Normal’ will hit oil demand
7 April 2015
The world’s second-largest economy is undergoing structural changes to create more sustainable growth that will have long-lasting effects for oil demand
Chinese doubts over growing Russian oil trade
27 March 2015
Western sanctions have contributed to the fall in confidence in Russian oil
Documentary shows the extent of pollution in China
24 March 2015
Justin Jacobs reviews a documentary which - before it was pulled by the government - exposes the depth and severity of China's pollution problems
Bad news for Timor-Leste as Woodside shelves Sunrise LNG project
19 March 2015
The Asian nation relies on petroleum exports for its economy but could see its wells dry within a few years
China's oil majors feel the pinch of low prices
27 January 2015
After years of rapid growth, China's oil majors are feeling the pain from low oil prices as they are being forced to slash spending and delay unprofitable new projects at home.
Second export deal in the pipeline for China and Russia
15 December 2014
A deal is in the works. But it would be a geopolitical coup for the Kremlin and a commercial one for Beijing
China’s appetite for LNG under threat without price reform
7 November 2014
The country's gas supply capacity is rising, but prices are going with it making it more difficult for consumers to afford
Strategic reserve filling lifts Chinese oil demand
31 October 2014
China is using the recent oil price decline to as an opportunity to accelerate filling its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR), providing a boost to the country's sluggish oil demand, analysts say
China gives Venezuela break on oil-for-loan repayment
24 October 2014
Amendments eliminate the minimum export requirement and a payment period
Legal risks for foreign investors in China shale opening
23 October 2014
The government is keen to lure foreign investors into the country’s unconventional gas sector. Hopeful developers must be clear about the rules, write Fung Lin Leung, senior associate, and Ben Smith, foreign legal consultant, Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
India gas-price reforms may spur upstream sector
22 October 2014
As part of the reforms, the gas price will jump up 47%
Indonesia’s leader must move fast to stave off energy crunch
22 October 2014
As falling production and rising energy imports start to take their toll on the wider economy, it is clear Indonesia needs to reshape its oil and gas regime to lure much-needed upstream investment. But is the incoming president up to the challenge?
Indonesia considers importing US LNG to help rising demand
20 October 2014
The country is considering the move amid falling domestic output
Sanctions on Russian energy open the door for China
10 October 2014
Western sanctions have tipped the balance of Russia's energy relations with China in Beijing's favour, an advantage that the Chinese side is pressing to win trade deals on its terms and gain direct access to some of Russia's largest oil and gasfields.
China to unveil national carbon market in 2016
29 September 2014
China is poised to launch a national carbon trading market – potentially the largest one in the world - but if its seven regional pilot projects are anything to go by, there is still much to be done
Reforms to open China's Sinopec to private investment
26 August 2014
The move is part of state-owned enterprise reforms that hope to make the companies involved more competitive and market oriented
China pushes natural gas price reforms
14 August 2014
The country has announced a price rise as part of wider reforms to bring the sector in line with the international market
New leader will be positive for Indonesian energy
24 July 2014
Joko Widodo's improbable ascent from slum child to leader of Southeast Asia's leading oil and gas producer will be positive, at least in the short-term, for Indonesia's energy sector
China puts brakes on some coal-to-gas projects
23 July 2014
Dozens of new coal-to-gas projects have been proposed across the country, but the government wants to prevent inefficiencies and overcapacity
India hints a rise in domestic gas prices is on the horizon
15 July 2014
The newly elected government is attempting to boost state finances
Australia and Timor Leste locked in legal battle
8 July 2014
The disagreement is over valuable oil and gas buried under the Timor Sea
Australia's emissions projected to increase by 24%
8 July 2014
The country’s short-term perspective and regressive approach to climate policy is drawing flak
Palmer steps in to Australian climate change debate
26 June 2014
Politician Clive Palmer stepped in to oppose the government's plans
IEA sees Golden Age for China gas as demand will double
12 June 2014
Chinese gas demand will double over the next five years due to a commitment to clean up the country's pollution
Sinopec spends big to hit shale gas targets
4 June 2014
Figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveal that the country's costs are higher than competitors
Russia's ambitions in Asia will boost the energy producer
30 May 2014
Russia’s strategic shift to Asia will put the world’s largest energy producer at the centre of the world’s biggest energy market