Asia-Pacific
Asia vulnerable to oil shock in Strait of Hormuz
15 May 2014
Asia’s increasingly energy import dependent economies would suffer the worst of the fallout
China and Vietnam clash over drilling in disputed waters
13 May 2014
Tensions have been renewed after Chinese company Cnooc moved a rig into the South China Sea area, 32 km south of the disputed Paracel Islands
India delays gas pricing reform until after elections
30 April 2014
The Indian government’s surprise decision to delay the increase in natural gas prices until after the general elections in mid-May will not only cost upstream players billions of dollars in lost revenues, but it also highlights the political risks faced by investors
PetroChina shale caution tempers Beijing's ambitions
31 March 2014
The state-run company is reluctant to stray from conventional and tight gas projects
Asia-Pacific’s shale gas potential yet to be tapped
5 December 2013
Promising plays are scattered across the region, but exploration has scarcely begun
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
China's economic reforms promise big changes for energy sector
22 November 2013
A shift to market pricing and a new focus on environmental protection will produce new winners and losers
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"
President Park calls for broader Asian energy cooperation
17 October 2013
South Korea’s president voices support for proposed gas trunkline from Russia
East Asia weighs up super-grid plan to link Russia to Japan
17 October 2013
Power network linking Russia to Japan "concrete way towards a more harmonious region"
China faces dire energy challenges, says energy official
17 October 2013
Wang Yumin vows green growth, as Russia and Canada outline plans to meet global needs
South Korea finds balance between security and emissions
15 October 2013
Juggling the need for energy security and adequate supply while cutting emissions is a tough task. Justin Jacobs looks at how South Korea deals with these competing demands
GS Caltex boss calls on South Korea to better manage demand
15 October 2013
The head of one of South Korea's main energy companies told WEC 2013 his country needs to shift energy policy from a supply focus to managing energy demand
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
Chinese Big Oil under threat amid corruption scandal
4 October 2013
China's major state-owned producers have been dogged by a spate of corruption scandals, with senior officials accused of abusing their positions and encouraging anti-competitive practices. Will new president Xi Jinping curb the might of the country's big three?
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
Russia's energy trade with China to quadruple by 2025
23 September 2013
The value of Russia's energy trade with China could quadruple by 2025, according to a new study
New oil deals set stage for Venezuela-China visit
19 September 2013
Venezuela's new president Nicolas Maduro will make his first visit to Beijing this weekend in a fresh test of the countries' energy relations, which have been strained in recent months
Energy industry cautious of Australian Abbott-led coalition
17 September 2013
The energy industry has cautiously welcomed the election of the Tony Abbott-led coalition in Australia. Damon Evans looks at the new government’s policies – and whether they can be delivered
New blow to Indonesia's upstream hopes as regulator arrested
13 September 2013
The arrest of upstream regulator Rudi Rubiandini on corruption charges has highlighted the problems the country's energy sector is facing
Syrian crisis highlights China's Middle East problem
5 September 2013
The Syrian crisis highlights the tricky balancing act China faces in managing its energy relations in the Middle East
Oil industry snared in China’s corruption crackdown
2 September 2013
Officials from CNPC and PetroChina are under investigation for serious discipline violations
China's oil companies see profits and output rise on price reforms
29 August 2013
China's economy might have wobbled during the first half of the year, but the country's big three national oil companies have thrived, seeing their profits and output rise on the back of domestic fuel price reforms, as well as a series of acquisitions abroad
Rosneft grows as supermajor status beckons
23 August 2013
Its growth plan is aggressive, can Russia's state oil firm step out of the shadows to become a truly global player?
Russia's gas champion Gazprom under pressure
23 August 2013
Shifting global fundamentals have weakened Russia's gas champion. A shake-up may be on the cards
The future for Japan and South Korea’s NOCs
23 August 2013
Both countries, who are big importers in oil and LNG, push ahead