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SINGAPORE: SGX to launch petrochemical swaps and futures derivatives contracts next month

(EnergyAsia, November 21 2014, Friday) — Singapore Exchange (SGX) said it will begin offering petrochemical swaps and futures contracts from December 2 in response growing demand from industry players to hedge their trading positions. The exchange said it will introduce a set of five petrochemical derivatives tools in two phases, starting with the SGX Platts […]

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SINGAPORE: Pavilion Energy calls for joint effort with Malaysia to develop Asian LNG trading and pricing hub

(EnergyAsia, November 20 2014, Thursday) — Singapore and Malaysia should cooperate to jointly create a location and pricing service to serve the fast-growing liquefied natural gas trade (LNG) in Asia, said the CEO of Singapore’s state-owned Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd. Seah Moon Ming said Asia urgently needs transparent LNG pricing and price discovery that are […]

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MARKETS: Brent well below US$80, WTI under US$75 as oil crashes to lowest levels since Sept 2010

(EnergyAsia, November 14 2014, Friday) — The oil markets continued crashing late into Thursday in the New York with North Sea Brent settling well below support at US$80 a barrel while US WTI broke through US$75. Brent settled at US$77.83, down US$2.46 from the previous day, while WTI was hovering at around US$74.42 in late […]

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ASIA: Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India establish gas pipeline consortium

(EnergyAsia, November 14 2014, Friday) — The state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India have established a company that will build, own and operate a planned 1,800-km pipeline linking the four countries, said Asian Development Bank (ADB) which was appointed project adviser last November. The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline will be equally owned […]

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MALAYSIA: Petronas to acquire remaining 47% stake in Melaka refinery for US$635 million

(EnergyAsia, November 13 2014, Thursday) — Malaysian state energy firm Petronas said it will fully own Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd (MRC) when it completes the buy-out of its US partner’s 47% stake for US$635 million in cash. Petronas will take full control of MRC’s 170,000 b/d refinery in Melaka state on the west coast […]

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MALAYSIA: Puma Energy continues Asian expansion with opening of large bitumen terminal in Johor state

(EnergyAsia, November 7 2014, Friday) — One of the world’s largest bitumen terminals with the capacity to store 74,000 tonnes of the petroleum product for paving roads officially started up in Malaysia’s Johor state this week. Puma Energy, a Singapore-based global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, said it held an opening ceremony for the […]

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MARKETS: Crude oil futures rebound after hitting four-year lows, WTI at US$76.46, Brent US$81.63

(EnergyAsia, November 6 2014, Thursday) — Crude’s relentless drive to test new lows was briefly interrupted on the overnight New York markets by unconfirmed fears of a terror attack in Saudi Arabia and a smaller-than-expected buildup in US crude stocks. US WTI touched a low of US$76.46 a barrel while North Sea slumped to US$81.63 […]

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MALAYSIA: Petronas signs 10-year agreement to supply LNG to Singapore’s Keppel Gas

(EnergyAsia, November 4 2014, Tuesday) — Malaysia’s state-owned energy firm Petronas has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Singapore’s Keppel Corp for the annual supply of one million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 10 years. The Singapore firm said Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure) signed the heads of agreement through […]

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MARKETS: OPEC maintains global economic outlook, oil demand and supply forecasts for 2014 and 2015

(EnergyAsia, October 30 2014, Thursday) — Maintaining its outlook for the global economy, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has also retained its latest forecasts for world oil demand and supply for 2014 and 2015 unchanged from its previous report in September. In its October report, the cartel said it expects the world to […]

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