Author: Shi Weijun
Asian LNG market embraces short-term contracts
13 July 2021
Buyers are becoming less keen on being locked in for the long term amid a rapidly evolving market and rising demand
Letter from China: Gas boom comes with an expiry date
12 July 2021
China’s gas market is poised for rapid expansion, but decarbonisation efforts may end the party sooner than previously expected
China’s LNG imports set for summer spike
1 June 2021
Volumes will rise along with temperatures amid rising demand and storage requirements
Letter from China: Beijing targets Australian spot LNG
18 May 2021
LNG is the latest Australian export targeted by China in its trade spat with Canberra. Even limited moves represent an escalation in the standoff
China poised for rapid LNG expansion
17 May 2021
New and existing domestic players are investing in regasification infrastructure to help meet surging demand
Letter from China: Coal phase-out raises energy security risk
28 April 2021
Coal’s long goodbye means Beijing will need to brace for reduced energy security
China’s carbon trading offers little gas-to-power help
26 April 2021
Generation from the cleanest fossil fuel looks set to struggle to expand in China despite the start of carbon trading
Letter from China: Five-Year Plan puts energy over decarbonisation
28 March 2021
China’s reluctance to ease back on fossil fuels highlights the contrasting narratives of energy security and decarbonisation
China’s NOCs look to the future
22 March 2021
The three state-controlled heavyweights are gearing up to announce 2020 earnings, with attention focused on addressing near-term challenges and opportunities
More Chinese firms enter global LNG market
5 March 2021
Niche buyers in China are starting to make waves in the global LNG market, spurred by reforms that have opened up the country’s vast pipeline network
China’s downstream gas sector ready for take-off
11 February 2021
City gas firms will be benefit from policy support and a recovery in construction
China falls short on gas storage
9 February 2021
Asia’s biggest gas market has a way to go to meet its storage capacity targets
Letter from China: Energy security ambitions get a wake-up call
2 February 2021
Widespread energy and electricity shortages over the past two months amid exceptionally cold weather serve as a bruising reality check
Kunlun to use PipeChina cash for downstream growth
19 January 2021
An exit from the midstream gives the PetroChina subsidiary a war chest and proves the logic of the country’s gas market rationalisation
Pentagon blacklists Cnooc due to military links
22 December 2020
Further escalation could lead to Chinese NOC becoming locked out of US-dollar-based financial system
Letter from China: Cautious welcome for Biden in Beijing
10 December 2020
The Chinese government’s delayed response to the president-elect’s victory indicates wariness, but LNG trade could be a bridge to better relations
Robust supply allays Chinese gas shortage fears
3 December 2020
Domestic and imported gas volumes appear sufficient to cover increased demand led by colder-than-average winter
Cheniere HoA may signal US-China LNG trade revival
11 November 2020
Guangdong utility Foran has agreed to non-binding deal to delivery of cargoes, to add to the annual volumes it agreed to purchase from BP in July
Cheniere HoA may signal US-China LNG trade revival
11 November 2020
Guangdong utility Foran has agreed to non-binding deal to delivery of cargoes, to add to the annual volumes it agreed to purchase from BP in July
Coal and renewables gear up for China demand fight
28 October 2020
The engine of global gas demand growth may be at risk of a fuel problem
Chinese independents set to take major role in gas
21 October 2020
Liberalisation of energy supply infrastructure is accelerating and attracting investment beyond the state giants
PetroChina predicts massive Chinese gas demand growth
20 October 2020
The country’s consumption of the fuel will double over the next 15 years, the company says
Chinese gas outlook in doubt on weak Jiangsu demand
27 September 2020
Multiple economic impacts of the pandemic are stacked up against the nation’s ambitious gas strategy
Chinese pipeline reform set to spur E&P
25 August 2020
The transfer of major infrastructure assets away from the country’s NOCs to the newly created PipeChina should reinvigorate the upstream sector
Letter from China: US-China trade deal in the last chance saloon
14 August 2020
Presidents Trump and Xi’s compact on rebalancing may be the next domino to fall
China’s domestic gas steps up
13 July 2020
Shale gas helps keep—albeit revised—targets well in sight
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