Asia-Pacific

JERA to conduct trial of co-firing ammonia at coal power plant from March to June

Japan's top power generator, JERA, plans to co-fire 20% of ammonia with coal at its Hekinan thermal power station, in what it said will be the world's first trial using a large amount of the gas at a major commercial plant.

Softer spot LNG prices see demand gain, contrast with contract pain

Lower spot prices for LNG in Asia have yet to drive a significant boost in demand for the super-chilled fuel, although there is an increase in appetite from price-sensitive buyers such as India and China.

China's Unipec wants say in Venture Global LNG's extension request

Chinese state-owned energy trader Unipec asked U.S. regulators for a chance to intervene in a request from LNG developer Venture Global LNG to extend the commissioning period for its Louisiana export project.

Japan spot LNG contract price for February not disclosed

The average contract price for spot LNG cargoes for shipment to Japan last month was not disclosed by state-owned Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation.

Asian spot LNG prices inch up on emerging Chinese demand

Asian spot LNG prices inched up this week as temperatures below seasonal normal levels in China pushed buyers back into the market, especially as prices had recently fallen below that of some oil-linked contracts.

India's Hydrogen Ambitions: Powering the Future with Green Fuel

India has launched the ambitious National Green Hydrogen Mission in January 2023, aiming to become a global leader in the production, utilization, and export of this clean fuel.

Global Project Data

3/7/2024

A snapshot of the global gas processing and LNG project landscape.

AG&P LNG acquires 49% stake in Vietnam's Cai Mep LNG terminal

Singapore-based Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific LNG, a unit of U.S. investment and development firm Nebula Energy, has acquired a 49% stake in Vietnam's Cai Mep LNG terminal.

How boil-off gas APC exceeded expectations at an Australian LNG plant

3/7/2024

The use of advanced process control (APC) technology on LNG liquefaction trains is well accepted with some of the earliest implementations developed in the late 1990s.

India sees $4.95-B investment for natural gas network in northeast Kashmir

India expects investment of about $4.95 B from companies to build natural gas pipeline infrastructure in its northeastern states and northern federal territories of Kashmir and Ladakh.

Jupiter Ionics raises $9-MM to progress their electrochemical green ammonia technology

A greener way to feed the world is one step closer with Jupiter Ionics’ $9 million capital raise to progress their electrochemical green ammonia technology.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners announces investments and agreements with LOTTE Chemical Corporation

The memorandum of understanding between CIP and LOTTE is intended to support collaboration on clean ammonia projects.

Philippines' top energy firms partner for $3.3-B LNG facility

Three top Philippine energy firms have partnered for the first time to form a large-scale integrated LNG facility, the companies said, in a deal two of them valued at $3.3 B.

Asia spot LNG prices flat as ample inventories weigh

Asian spot LNG was flat this week to trend at a near three-year low as high inventories kept prices capped, though the slump in prices has attracted some spot demand.

PetroVietnam Gas seeks to buy 2 LNG cargoes, the first to be delivered in April

PetroVietnam Gas is seeking to buy two LNG cargoes, with the first to be delivered April 1-20.

Woodside Energy inks long-term LNG supply deal with South Korea

Woodside Energy has inked an agreement with South Korean state-owned natural gas firm Korea Gas Corp to supply LNG for more than a decade.

Global LNG demand seen rising in 2024 from China, Europe

Global LNG demand will grow in 2024 with top buyer China back in the market and consumption in Europe rising.

Yokogawa releases OpreX carbon footprint tracer to support decarbonization in the process manufacturing industries

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Carbon Footprint Tracer, a solution in the OpreX Transformation lineup that targets the carbon footprint management needs of companies in the process manufacturing industries.

Bangladesh raises gas prices for power plants

Bangladesh has raised gas prices for power plants by $0.0068 per unit to ease the subsidy burden effective from this month.

MAMII expands membership with Chevron, Seapeak, and TotalEnergies joining the initiative

Leading energy companies TotalEnergies and Chevron, and major gas carrier Seapeak, have joined the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative, led by SafetyTech Accelerator.

Japan’s bloated gas stocks add to worldwide surplus

Japan’s gas inventories are well above normal for the time of year, part of a worldwide surplus in response to the period of exceptionally high prices stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

Qatar plans new gas output boost amid global price collapse

Qatar will raise natural gas production despite a recent steep drop in global prices, in a long-term bet on rising demand for the less polluting fuel in Europe and Asia.

Australia's Woodside to sell stake in Scarborough to Japan's JERA for $1.4 B

Woodside Energy is selling a 15.1% stake in its Scarborough project to Japan's JERA for about $1.4 B, marking the Australian gas producer's second stake sale to a Japanese LNG buyer in six months.

Global LNG—Asia spot prices hit near 3-yr lows as weak demand weighs

Asian spot LNG fell to a fresh low this week, easing to its lowest levels in nearly three years, as weak demand in Asia and Europe weighed on prices.

bp's Tangguh LNG Train 3 resumes operations after week-long outage

The third train of bp's Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in West Papua, Indonesia has resumed operations after an outage of about a week.

IEEFA: Three reasons the U.S. LNG pause does not threaten South Korea’s energy security and transition

Since the U.S. Biden Administration announced the temporary pause on new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approvals early this year, many Asian countries have expressed concerns about the potential disruption in energy security and decarbonization goals.

China's CNOOC receives approval for second LNG berth at Yancheng port

Chinese state-owned CNOOC has received government approval to build a second berth at its LNG receiving terminal in Yancheng in eastern Jiangsu province, according to a statement from the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange.

Pavilion Energy, Rio Tinto complete ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation

Singapore's Pavilion Energy has completed a ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation with global mining giant Rio Tinto via the newly built Brassavola bunker vessel, marking the vessel's first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation.

Equinor signs 15-year LNG deal with India's Deepak Fertilizers

Norway's Equinor said it had signed a 15-year agreement to supply LNG to India's Deepak Fertilizers from 2026.

Shell's lofty ambitions for Asian LNG demand face price hurdle

Shell's forecast that global demand for LNG will surge by more than 50% by 2040 is both bold and questionable, with some of the underlying assumptions not supported by current trends, especially in the key Asia markets.