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Petrochemicals: Weak Margins Sweep Asia

Jan 03, 2020

Asian petrochemical makers, who are unable to pass down sky-high feedstock costs, are resorting to run cuts or extending cracker shutdown periods to tie through the bad times.The gloom was evident across South Korea, Asia's top naphtha importer, as well as Southeast Asia as crude-derived naphtha premiums were recently either setting new records or were near record levels because of a supply crunch following drone attacks on Saudi oilfields in mid September and heavy refinery maintenance…

China Can't Meet Its US Energy Commitments

Jan 21, 2020

The more you delve into the details of China's commitment to buy an additional $52.4 billion in U.S. energy over the next two years, the more it becomes apparent the goal is unachievable, even with the best will in the world.As part of the 'Phase 1' trade truce between Beijing and Washington…

Asia LNG Spot Prices Drop to Multi-year Low

Jan 21, 2020

Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices dropped to multi-year lows on Tuesday with at least one cargo being sold into Northeast Asia below the psychological barrier of $4 per million British thermal units (mmBtu).Gas prices are tumbling…

First Gas Flows From SapuraOMV's SK408 Block

Jan 13, 2020

SapuraOMV, an E&P joint venture between Malaysia's Sapura and Austrian OMV, has started the first production from SK408 block, off Malaysia, bringing online the Larak gas field. The SK408 gas fields are part of discoveries made by SapuraOMV Upstream in a drilling campaign in 2014…

Indonesia Plans New Gas Pricing for Industrial Users

Jan 09, 2020

Indonesia plans to unveil a new gas pricing policy for industrial customers in March in a bid to lower energy costs for manufacturers, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif said on Thursday.Indonesia's President Joko Widodo earlier…

Asian LNG Prices Little Changed in Quiet Trade

Jan 03, 2020

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) were little changed this week amid quiet trade and low liquidity.The average LNG price for February delivery into northeast Asia was estimated at around $5.10-$5.20 per million British thermal units (mmBtu)…

China's Gasoline Exports Rise to Record

Dec 23, 2019

China's gasoline exports in November nearly tripled from a year ago to an all-time high, as refiners processed crude at near record rates to take advantage of sturdy profit margins at home although domestic demand for the motor fuel remained sluggish…

Planned $2 Bln LNG Project Shelved in the Philippines

Dec 18, 2019

Plans for the $2 billion Tanglawan LNG hub venture in the Philippines have been put on hold by backers CNOOC Gas and Power of China and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc.The facility was supposed to have a capacity of 2.2 million tonnes per year…

Oil Consumption Tracking is All About Asia

Dec 12, 2019

Oil market analysts must make sense of a bewildering array of statistics about production, consumption and inventories, compiled and published with varying definitions and degrees of accuracy and timeliness.The challenge is to form an accurate…

FTR Continues Year-on-year Growth

Dec 09, 2019

Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), global provider of technical personnel specializing in QA/QC, inspection and vendor surveillance services to the energy industry, announced recent contract wins resulting in year-on-year growth of more than 55%…

China to Launch State Pipeline Group

Dec 06, 2019

China plans to launch its long-awaited national oil and gas pipeline company on Monday, part of a sector-wide reform aimed at providing fair market access to infrastructure and boost investment in oil and gas production.Most of the country's…

Neptune Buys East Sepinggan Stake

Dec 05, 2019

Neptune Energy has acquired from Eni a 20% participating interest in the in the East Sepinggan area offshore Indonesia.Eni, with 65% interest, will continue to be the operator of the area which is located in the East Sepinggan area, offshore East Kalimantan in Indonesia…

Santos Lifts 2025 Production Forecast

Dec 03, 2019

Santos Ltd on Tuesday increased its forecast for 2025 production by 20% underpinned by oil and gas projects it plans to develop in Australia and Papua New Guinea.The company plans to produce 120 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) a year by 2025…

China to Cut Renewable Power Subsidy

Nov 20, 2019

China will cut its renewable power subsidy to 5.67 billion yuan ($806.50 million) in 2020 from 8.1 billion yuan in 2019, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday, as the country will soon stop funding large solar power stations.Because of a decline in manufacturing costs…

Woodside Sees Reserve Base Tripling

Nov 19, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday laid out plans to triple its gas and oil reserve base as it pursues projects worth over $36 billion in Australia, Senegal and Myanmar.Success in those projects would result in its reserve base reaching 3…

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