INDIA: Power shortages continue as coal supply crisis extends into the Modi era

(EnergyAsia, October 14 2014, Tuesday) — Elected on high hopes that it would revive India’s stuttering economy, the five-month-old government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet to show that it has a plan to solve the country’s worsening power supply shortages that contributed to the previous government’s downfall. The sharp decline in global oil, […]

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INDIA: ICVL completes buy-out of Mozambique coal assets from Rio Tinto

(EnergyAsia, October 13 2014, Monday) — India’s state-owned International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) has completed its acquisition of European miner Rio Tinto’s coal assets in Mozambique. Rio Tinto said the US$50 million sale, announced on July 30, was completed following the fulfilment of all conditions needed for regulatory approvals. The assets, which the firm […]

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CANADA: Petronas “encouraged” but warns BC government it may still “defer” troubled LNG project by 15 years

(EnergyAsia, October 10 2014, Friday) — Faced with the possibility of having to cancel its proposed C$9-to-C$11 billion liquefied natural gas plant in Canada, Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said it is “encouraged” by high-level talks with British Columbia provincial government leaders. This week, the company’s President and CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas held several meetings […]

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SINGAPORE: SGX on course to offer electricity futures trading with takeover of electricity market operator EMC

(EnergyAsia, October 7 2014, Tuesday) — Singapore Exchange (SGX) is on course to offer electricity and energy futures trading after paying S$23 million to complete the takeover of the remaining 51% stake in the nation’s electricity market operator. (US$1=S$1.27). SGX, which bought a 49% in Energy Market Co (EMC) in August 2012, had announced its […]

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MARKETS: Global oil demand growth continues to weaken despite the attraction of lower oil prices

(EnergyAsia, October 3 2014, Friday) — The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects global oil demand growth to weaken over the next two years even after Brent crude’s sustained weak run below US$100 a barrel. Instead of inducing fresh buying, the oil market’s collapse — as Brent dipped below the US$100-mark for the first time since […]

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MARKETS: EIA raises supply outlook, makes little change in latest forecast for global oil demand for 2014 and 2015

(EnergyAsia, October 3 2014, Friday) — The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has raised its forecasts for global oil supply over the next two years while retaining its previous month’s prediction for consumption growth to remain little changed. In its September short-term outlook report, the agency said it expects global liquid fuels production to rise […]

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CHINA: Vopak completes acquisition of 30% equity interest in an industrial terminal in Fujian province

(EnergyAsia, September 30 2014, Tuesday) — Dutch oil and chemical logistics giant Royal Vopak said it has completed the acquisition of a 30% stake in a 890,000 cubic metre (cbm) petrochemicals storage terminal in Gulei in China’s Fujian province. Commissioned last year, the renamed Vopak Terminal Haiteng was launched after the Dutch firm said it […]

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