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Gas faces uphill battle in China and India
11 April 2024
The renewables revolution is not producing a gas boom in Asia’s largest countries, as incumbent energy sources coal and hydro retain an advantage
CNOOC gears up for offshore challenge
13 March 2024
China’s state-controlled offshore specialist is looking to bump up output again this year is it turns its attention to more-difficult assets
Rising Chinese LNG imports are no threat to Europe
11 March 2024
China’s intake of the fuel rose by 12.6% in 2023 and will continue to increase this year, but this looks unlikely to cause trouble for Europe
Chinese oil demand growth poised to slow
24 January 2024
Demand prospects are limited by decelerating economic expansion following the post-pandemic rebound
China’s accelerating transition to curtail oil and gas demand
19 January 2024
Rapid electrification and the adoption of renewables may allow China to trim its dependence on fossil fuels and reach net zero sooner than previously expected
Asia’s changing oil market landscape
21 December 2023
Chinese demand is at the forefront of shifting oil contours for Asia for 2024 and beyond
Yuan makes oil and gas trade inroads
18 December 2023
But the dollar still remains overwhelmingly the favoured currency
China’s gas goals face unconventional hurdles
4 December 2023
Beijing’s strong emphasis on domestic production growth will require heavier investment from the country’s NOCs, as remaining reserves become harder to exploit
Petchems Report: Asia ramps up petchems production
13 November 2023
India and China are both looking to substantially boost their petchems capacities out to 2030
Muted winter LNG outlook for NE Asia
10 November 2023
Seasonal temperatures will prove critical, but the LNG demand prospects for China, Japan and South Korea are currently soft
China stalls on Power of Siberia 2
25 October 2023
Beijing appears willing to use Moscow’s isolation to its advantage
China gas policy focuses on energy security
20 October 2023
The revised Gas Utilisation Policy refines Beijing’s policies for a market that has doubled in size since 2012
Oil market poised for China showdown
8 August 2023
China puts the strategic in SPR as it looks to utilise record oil storage
China pumps record crude despite economic headwinds
4 August 2023
Record domestic production and high imports contrast with weak economic growth to raise the question of how much more crude China can store
East Asian LNG demand may not threaten Europe
12 July 2023
Risks persist, particularly those related to weather, which could tighten gas availability for Europe
Gas jostles for vital role in China’s energy mix
22 June 2023
The fuel has lost ground to coal and renewables but is seen as key to balancing needs for energy security with long-term efforts to decarbonise
Asia’s NOCs chart paths to decarbonisation
5 June 2023
But none of the companies are poised to abandon oil and gas anytime soon
China’s LNG demand blunted for now
26 May 2023
Pipeline imports and domestic production gains may limit LNG take, but Russia and Central Asia uncertainty could prompt buying activity
Rise of Brics challenges oil world order
23 May 2023
The five economies are shaking up global markets, and they could be on the cusp of a major break from the existing order
Letter from China: Price controls squeeze gas suppliers
10 May 2023
Incomplete price reforms pose problems for both upstream and downstream players and threaten further shortages
Low prices not luring Asian buyers back to LNG
25 April 2023
Preferable nuclear and coal options suggest balanced Asian LNG market, at least over the summer
Opec+ cuts jar with China’s strong buying signals
21 April 2023
Beijing likely to be unfazed by move amid growing alliance with Saudi Arabia
China holds all the cards in Russia’s eastern pivot
4 April 2023
The Asian giant sees no reason to rush on energy cooperation
China’s recovering oil demand may not be all it seems
24 March 2023
Rise in imports may be more to do with stockpiling ahead of summer than actual increased consumption
Subdued Asian LNG interest produces large stockpiles
16 March 2023
Weak prices support demand but mild weather, delayed gas projects, large reserves and nuclear alternatives set to blunt upturn
Global LNG analysis report 2023 – Part 2
2 March 2023
The second part of this deep-dive analysis looks at liquefaction and regasification developments in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific
Letter from China: Long-term LNG demand looks strong
24 February 2023
Last year’s slip in gas consumption does not affect the outlook to mid-century
China’s NOCs ride wave of rising demand
7 February 2023
From E&P to refining, the state-owned companies are well-positioned for growth and bumper profits
China and Russia deepen energy links
7 February 2023
But Beijing remains somewhat cautious in an attempt to avoid alienating the West
Chinese gas demand set to rebound
3 February 2023
The Asian giant’s LNG imports slumped last year but look likely to recover in 2023
Chinese energy demand gets back on track
2 February 2023
The signs point towards a comeback in 2023, but uncertainty around Covid remains a factor
Letter from China: Rebounding demand meets economic headwinds
30 January 2023
Opec+ and the IEA have both revised up 2023 forecasts for Chinese oil demand in recent weeks
Riyadh doubles down on Chinese downstream partnership
16 January 2023
A flurry of petchems co-investments reflects Aramco’s drive to preserve long-term market share in both crude and its products
Outlook 2023: China’s and India’s changing barrels
8 December 2022
World’s two most populous nations are central to global oil demand, but in different ways
Where next in Europe’s diesel crisis?
5 December 2022
The fate of the continent’s supply crunch may lie elsewhere—in China, the Middle East and Russia
Outlook 2023: Supply-side adjustments to end diesel crack rally in 2023
1 December 2022
China is making strong efforts to kickstart its refining industry, and grassroots refineries are in their finishing phases around the globe
Letter from China: Anger erupts at Covid policy
30 November 2022
The revolt against zero-Covid is significant but is unlikely to sway Beijing this winter
China’s gas storage reliance grows
23 November 2022
Despite technical challenges and slow development times, storage capacity is expanding
Chinese policy stays in lane
21 November 2022
Party set-piece points to pursuit of balance between economic expansion and competing priorities such as risk management and zero-Covid
Outlook 2023: Tighter times ahead for oil
18 November 2022
Energy markets have had an extraordinary 2022, sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent retaliatory action. But the full effect on the oil market has yet to be seen
Bearish demand forecasts dominate China’s winter gas outlook
14 November 2022
Economic headwinds and little sign of colder weather suggest continuing weakness
Letter from China: Geopolitics injects uncertainty into US LNG take
26 October 2022
China has drastically cut its imports of US LNG this year, but Chinese buyers are still signing up for more volumes
Markets await Chinese product export quotas
24 October 2022
The normal quarterly uncertainty is more pronounced than usual, and the effect on the market may be delayed
China boosts Central Asian gas links
20 October 2022
Beijing’s decision to expand the gas pipeline network linking it to Central Asia may threaten Russia’s eastern pivot
Europe’s gas supply woes to persist
6 October 2022
Next year may prove even tougher than 2022
Asian LNG demand may tighten market
5 October 2022
Demand, rather than supply issues, could keep prices high next year
A Russia price cap: Too clever by half
26 September 2022
The proposed mechanism may cause Russia some pain, but its impact is likely overstated
Letter from China: Appetite for gas shrinks
21 September 2022
Even potential government stimulus measures might not be enough to bolster demand
China well-stocked with gas for winter
15 September 2022
Sufficient term-contract volumes and soft demand are insulating the country from the expensive spot LNG market
Chinese NOCs delist from NYSE
31 August 2022
The voluntary move demonstrates the growing distance between the US and China
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