Asia/Pacific

Qatar Petroleum signs a 15-year SPA to supply 1.25 MTPA of LNG to CPC Corporation, Taiwan

Qatar Petroleum today entered into a 15-year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC) for the supply of 1.25 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG.

Petronas and CNOOC Sign 10-Year LNG Supply Agreement

PETRONAS LNG Ltd. (PLL), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, has secured a 10-year term deal to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to CNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Limited, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

Maire Tecnimont Wins EPCC Contract in India

In early July, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. of Italy announced that its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and Tecnimont Private Ltd have formed a consortium that has won an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for a new polypropylene plant in Barauni, India. Maire Tecnimont stated that the overall contract value was for $170 million USD.

Guangdong leading the way in offshore

Guangdong province has revealed ambitious plans to develop its offshore wind industry.

Qatar Petroleum signs SPA to supply China with 1 MTPA of LNG for ten years

Qatar Petroleum today entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell for the supply of 1 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG to the People's Republic of China for ten years. LNG deliveries will commence in January 2022 to various LNG terminals in China.

Mainstream grows footprint in Vietnam with acquisition of 80% of solar portfolio

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global wind and solar company, has signed an agreement to acquire an 80 per cent shareholding in Technology and Development Joint Stock Company Limited (D&T), which is developing a 405 MW portfolio of solar projects in the Dak Nong province of central Vietnam.

China to Become World's Largest Market

China is set to replace Japan as the world’s largest LNG market this year.

GE to power Australia's first dual-fuel gas and H2 power plant

GE’s gas turbine technology will power Australia’s first dual-fuel capable natural gas/hydrogen power plant at the Tallawarra B Power Station in New South Wales, Australia. The project aims to accelerate the energy transition in Australia using gas that can be further decarbonized by using hydrogen and hydrogen-blended fuels.

Masdar wins Uzbekistan solar tenders

The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan has large ambitions with solar power. It has a broad program to construct solar PV plants with a total capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW).

Doosan Heavy to boost H2 gas turbine development efforts

Doosan signed an MOU with Ulsan Metropolitan City, Korea East-West Power and SK Gas on pursuing a hydrogen gas turbine demonstration project.

Largest yet for the Philippines

Siemens Gamesa has secured an order to supply, install and commission 32 turbines in the Philippines.

Novatek looks east to China

Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, Novatek, has signed a long-term supply deal with Zhejiang Energy.

Ministry of Energy awards tender for construction of 457 MW solar energy plant

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan is pleased to announce the Winning Bidder of the tender for the construction of a 457 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region, has been awarded to Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar). The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev formally launched the implementation phase of the project on a visit to the site on 1 June 2021.

Solar: floating on water

As the latest alternative to rooftop solar-powered systems or ground mounted solar systems, floating photovoltaic (FPV) technology can utilise space otherwise wasted.

Indian Refiners in Line for Iranian Oil

Indian refineries could very well be preparing to start buying oil from Iran as early as the second half of this year, if U.S. sanctions on the country are indeed lifted.

Australia to Keep Two Refineries Open

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this week that the Australian government will indeed support the two remaining refineries still open in the country, and that these two refineries have accepted this plan moving forward.

Amazon renewables drive

Amazon the America multinational technology company, most popular as an online retailer, has been in recent years driving to a more sustainable carbon footprint. In 2019 the enterprise-wide carbon footprint from direct and in-direct operational activities was 51.17 MMT CO2e according to the business’s website.

Technip Awarded an EPCC Contract for Upcoming PTA Plant in India

Technip Energies of France announced recently that it had been awarded a large Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for its upcoming Paraxylene (PX) and Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) project on the East Coast of India. No contract value was stated, but Technip Energies considers a “large” contract to be between $353 million and $707 million dollars.

Papua New Guinea: Total and the government of Papua New Guinea confirm remobilization and the planning of the Papua LNG project

A meeting took place on 3rd of May between Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total, and a Delegation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) led by the Deputy Prime Minister Samuel Basil, with the objective to review together the next steps for the development of the Papua LNG project

Covid crisis cools Indian demand

LNG cargoes are being diverted away from import terminals in India as escalating Coronavirus cases in the country cool domestic gas demand. Further diversions are expected as India has reported new cases above 300,000 per day for two weeks straight. Prime Minister Modi has so far resisted the call ..

FIDs set to soar

New analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group, the specialist energy market research & consultancy firm, reveals that Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) outside mainland China will grow by 57% in the next 18 months, compared to the 2019-20 period. The growth represents an additional 20.4GW of new c..

Shandong shows its hand

Shandong Oil & Gas, CCC Urban & Rural, and Yantai Port have signed an agreement to cooperate on a new import terminal in Shandong Province. Shandong Oil & Gas (30%), CCC Urban & Rural (40%), and Yantai Port (30%) will form a project company to jointly establish the facility at Yantai, in the northe..

W.R. Grace Licenses its UNIPOL Technology for Shandong Polypropylene Project

W.R. Grace of Maryland recently announced that it will indeed provide its UNIPOL® PP Process Technology and its UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control Software to Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical for use at the developing polypropylene facility in Qingzhou, China. According to Grace, its UNIPOL PP service will give this project the widest available range of polypropylene homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers for this application.

Philippines prepares to join the import club

BW Gas has won the contract to supply an FSRU for an LNG import terminal in the Philippines. The 162,400cm BW Paris will be chartered for five years by First Gen Corp and its sole partner Tokyo Gas, for its 3.0m t/y FGEN LNG import terminal at Batangas City in Batangas Bay, on the island of Luzon. ..

Exxon’s Huizhou Petrochemical Complex Moves Ahead with Sinopec

State-owned Sinopec Engineering of China has signed on to Exxon’s planned Huizhou petrochemical complex in Huizhou, China for basic design, engineering, procurement and construction work. This contract covers the initial phase for this complex.

W.R. Grace Licenses its UNIPOL PP Process Technology for Uzbekistan’s MTO Complex

W.R. Grace of Maryland recently announced that it has indeed licensed its UNIPOL PP Process Technology to Enter Engineering of Singapore for the upcoming Methanol to Olefins (MTO) Gas Chemical Complex in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan.

Indian Oil Corporation contracts Technip Energies for Barauni Refinery Upgrade

Technip Energies has recently been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract for Indian Oil’s expansion project at the Barauni complex in eastern India, named the BR9 expansion. The contract value was not specified, but it was deemed as a “significant” project, which Technip classifies as a contract between €50 million and €250 million.

Malaysia doubles floating capacity

Petronas, Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company, has shipped its first cargo from its second floating LNG (FLNG) vessel. The 1.5m t/y PFLNG II project incorporating the 173,460cm PFLNG Dua loaded a cargo onto the 150,000cm Seri Camar LNG carrier operated by MISC Berhad, a subsidiary of Pe..

Hydrogen – data telling a story

The Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) team held a webcast earlier in March which looked at trends in traditional and new energy markets which reveals major trends in global energy markets.

On the road to net zero

The Global Wind Energy Council has released the 16th edition of its <i>Global Wind Report 2021</i>.