CHINA: Canada’s breakthrough LNG deal

(EnergyAsia, August 13, 2019, Tuesday) — British Columbia (BC)’s emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry may have just shone a small light into the long dark tunnel enveloping the bilateral relations between Canada and China….

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ASIA: Singapore expected to remain region’s main oil pricing and trading hub, says Platts editor

(EnergyAsia, June 21, 2019, Friday) — Singapore will likely remain Asia’s main oil trading hub despite a growing challenge from countries in the region as they expand their domestic storage and refining investments, according to an industry analyst….

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PHILIPPINES: Work on strategic oil stockpile likely to proceed slowly

(EnergyAsia, June 18 2019, Tuesday) — It’s been over a year since the Philippines government announced its latest intention to establish a strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) to help the country cope with volatile prices and the possibility of future supply disruptions….

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AUSTRALIA: Government report defends lack of urgency in oil stockbuilding

(EnergyAsia, June 10 2019, Monday) — Australia is in no hurry to build up its liquid fuels stockpile nor does it see the need to expand the country’s inadequate oil refining capacity despite nagging worries of a supply shock if imports are disrupted….

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INDIA: Talks with Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi for refinery, storage deals continue at snail’s pace

(EnergyAsia, June 3 2019, Monday) — India’s hopes of securing multi-billion-dollar investments in downstream oil refinery and storage projects from Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi remain stuck in slow-traffic negotiations….

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AUSTRALIA: Fossil fuels industry boosted by re-election of Scott Morrison as prime minister

(EnergyAsia, May 29, 2019, Wednesday) — Australia’s fossil fuels industry heaved a collective sigh of relief following the surprise re-election of the climate skeptic and political conservative Scott Morrison as prime minister in the country’s recently concluded general election….

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CHINA: Oil demand growth underestimated by IEA and other agencies, says analyst

(EnergyAsia, May 26, 2019, Sunday) — Oil prices will find support from China for the rest of 2019 if analyst Laban Yu is proved correct that the country’s oil demand growth is much stronger than estimated by the world’s leading energy agencies….

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SINGAPORE: ExxonMobil invests in “multi-billion-dollar expansion” of plant to produce high-value lube base stocks and distillates

(EnergyAsia, April 2, 2019, Tuesday) — US major ExxonMobil has announced a “multi-billion-dollar expansion” of its manufacturing complex in Singapore to produce 20,000 b/d of group 2 lube base stocks and 48,000 b/d of low-sulphur marine fuels….

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MALAYSIA: Refining capacity on course to exceed one million b/d in 2020

(EnergyAsia, March 31 2019, Sunday) — Malaysia is on course to challenge neighbour Singapore as an oil products exporter with plans for a 60% increase in its 658,000 b/d primary refining capacity and expensive upgrades of secondary facilities over the next two years….

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MALAYSIA: Petronas net profit up 22% in 2018, but worries remain on continuation of oil price slump

(EnergyAsia, March 11 2019, Monday) — Despite the good news of a 22% rise in net profit for 2018, Malaysia’s state energy firm, Petronas Berhad, held back celebrations on account of a weak fourth quarter weighed down by falling oil prices and a slowing global economy….

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INDIA: A nation of oil hubs?

(EnergyAsia, March 6, 2019, Wednesday) — India is talking up the idea of becoming a nation of “oil hubs” as it dreams of building more strategic petroleum stockpiling sites along its two coastlines facing the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal….

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