Asia/Pacific

Woodside’s H2Perth to make Western Australia a hydrogen powerhouse

Leading Australian energy producer Woodside, with the support of the State Government of Western Australia, has unveiled plans to establish a world-scale hydrogen and ammonia production facility at a site in southern metropolitan Perth. The proposed project, named H2Perth, would be built on approximately 130 hectares of vacant industrial land to be leased from the State in the Kwinana Strategic Industrial Area and Rockingham Industry Zone.

QatarEnergy and H2Korea sign hydrogen energy cooperation agreement

QatarEnergy and Korea’s Hydrogen Convergence Alliance (H2Korea) signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy. The agreement provides a framework of cooperation in the development of the hydrogen sector in both countries, encouraging growth of the hydrogen industry and expansion of the hydrogen supply chain, in addition to supporting efforts within multilateral fora to accelerate cooperation for hydrogen related technologies worldwide.

Lummus and Clariant to Provide Technology to India’s first PDH Plant

Lummus announced this week that it and its catalyst partner, Clariant Catalysts, have won a major contract award for GAIL of India’s upcoming propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Usar, Maharashtra. This plant is expected to be the first PDH plant in India.

Edify granted Development Approval for Green Hydrogen Production Facility at Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct

Edify Energy has been granted development approval to build and operate a green hydrogen production plant of up to 1 GW, as well as a behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct in Townsville, Queensland.

Enapter Claim Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize award ceremony took place on the 17 October 2021 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Sri Lanka Poised to Join LNG Market

The country’s push to become an LNG importer is gathering pace, bolstered by the island nation’s location on major shipping lanes.

Cheniere and ENN Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC (“Cheniere Marketing”), has entered into a liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with ENN LNG (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“ENN LNG”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas Co., Ltd. (“ENN Natural Gas”).

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 2

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at September.

Oil Demand in India Pushes Refinery Developments

Oil demand in India is expected to push construction of new refining projects in the region, as this demand could more than double to 11 million barrels per day by 2045. With this growth anticipated, new projects have been developing throughout the year to stay on pace to capitalize on this demand.

Qatar Petroleum commences LNG ship orders for the North Field expansion projects

Qatar Petroleum announced today that it has ordered four new LNG carriers from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. Ltd. (Hudong), a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC).

McDermott Signs on to Cauvery Project in Nagapattinam

McDermott International announced in early October that it had won a key contract for the significant upcoming Cauvery project in Nagapattinam, India. This contract was described by McDermott to be for project management consultancy and EPC management services for the Package 2 portion at the project. No contract value was stated at press time.

Qatar Deals with China Again

Qatar Petroleum has entered into a long-term Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with a subsidiary of CNOOC.

Covestro Restarts Planning for World Scale MDI Plant

Covestro of Germany announced in a recent conference that it will resume planning for what it considers to be a world-scale methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant. The company had previously been planning a 500,000 tons per year MDI plant in Baytown, Texas, but it was placed on hold in early 2020.

Will Hydrogen Take Off in the Aviation Sector?

As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, business and leisure air travel will become a viable option again, the need to move people across the globe will return and the aviation industry plays a key role in this.

GAIL adds Grace PP Technology to Upcoming Plant in India

W.R. Grace & Co has licensed its UNIPOL® PP process technology to GAIL of India for its upcoming propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant located in Usar, Maharastra, India. This facility will be the first PDH/PP plant to be built in India.

Six firms to study Australian green hydrogen project

Japanese and Australian companies look at project to produce renewable hydrogen from 1GW electrolyser by 2026 Six companies—four Japanese and two Australian—have signed an agreement to carry out a $10.4mn feasibility study for a 35,000t/yr green hydrogen project in Queensland, Australia that would produce fuel to be shipped to Japan.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 1

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database. Forty-one new projects were added to our database in the last four weeks across green, turquoise, blue and transportation hydrogen all are currently planned or proposed.

LNG Projects Aim to Shrug Off Challenging Year

Progress has been slow on both the liquefaction and regasification sides over the past 12 months, but numerous new developments are planned.

SABIC and FJPEC Agree to Construct Petrochemical Complex in Zhangzhou, China

Saudi Aramco subsidiary SABIC has signed a joint venture contract with the Fujian Petrochemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd (FJPEC) of China for the purpose of building what would be a significant petrochemical complex in China. The mega complex would require a total investment of about $6.18 billion and will be built at the Gulei Industrial Park in Zhangzhou city, in east China's Fujian Province.

Hyosung Adds New Polypropylene Unit in Vietnam

Hysosung of South Korea has recently started up production at the second 300,000 tons per year polypropylene unit at its site in the Ba Ria Vung Tau province of Vietnam. The company started another identically sized polypropylene unit in March of last year.

Malaysia Looks to a Third Floater

Petronas has issued a front-end engineering and design (FEED) tender for its third floating LNG (FLNG) vessel.

India’s Ratnagiri Complex Still Looking for Direction

The developing Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals complex has been a controversial project the last few years and could be headed for more change if it hopes to find its footing in the short term.

Big Oil Joins Big Wind in China

CNOOC has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Three Gorges (CTG) to build on synergies in the renewable energy sector.

Petronas Delivers Its First Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo

Petronas has completed the delivery of its maiden carbon neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to Shikoku Electric.

PTTGC and Cargill Begin Planning Biopolymer Plant in Thailand

Agricultural entity Cargill Inc of the United States and PTT Global Chemical Pcl of Thailand recently announced that they will a new biopolymer plant in Thailand. It is expected to be located in Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan BioComplex in the Takhli district, according to statements from PTTGC chief executive and president Kongkrapan Intarajang.

Petrochemical Competition Heats Up in India

Adani Enterprises announced it had created a new subsidiary known as Adani Petrochemicals Ltd (APL) to focus on petrochemicals.

Western Green Energy Hub in Australia set to transform global green fuels production

An international consortium comprised of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Limited, is announcing today an integrated green fuels mega project in the South-East of Western Australia

Shell and PetroChina sign world’s first term contract for Carbon-neutral LNG

PetroChina International Co. Ltd. today received its first carbon-neutral1 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo at Dalian port of China, after signing the industry’s first2 term contract for carbon-neutral LNG supply with Shell.

The World in Review

BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy was launched virtually by Chief Economist Spencer Dale on 8 July.

Qatar Petroleum and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) signs a 20-year SPA to supply 2 Million tons of LNG Annually

Qatar Petroleum entered into a new, 20-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for the supply of 2 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG to the Republic of Korea.