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Letter from Beijing: Refiners hoping for summer rebound
30 June 2022
Easing of Covid restrictions looks set to lead to surge in domestic travel
Letter from China: Beijing backs Moscow
6 June 2022
China’s energy imports have offered Russia a lifeline as Western sanctions bite
Chinese policies hint at future gas plans
26 May 2022
The 14th Five-Year Plan is underway, and the specific roadmap for gas is due later this year
Russian crude displacement impacts Mideast producers
26 May 2022
Flows of Urals crude to Asian importers—in particular India—have spiked since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to price reporting agency GX
LNG short-term liquidity goes into reverse
6 May 2022
Spot and short-term LNG trading have fallen sharply as concerns over price volatility and supply security make term contracts more attractive, says importers’ group Giignl
Chinese refiners face carbon trading risk
5 May 2022
Beijing’s net-zero commitment means the refining and petrochemicals sector is likely to be included in the country’s ETS scheme sooner rather than later
Asian LNG buyers may have upper hand over Europe
29 April 2022
Europe’s accelerating effort to wean itself off Russian pipeline gas has pitted it against energy-hungry Asian buyers in the global LNG market
Russia hopes China can fill IOC gap
21 April 2022
Moscow is attempting to deepen its close cooperation with Asian countries—in particular China—to minimise the impact of sanctions on its oil and gas sector
Niger sets out upstream ambitions
12 April 2022
The country expects to ramp up crude production and exports next year with the completion of its export pipeline via Benin
Letter from Beijing: Covid relapse threatens demand
31 March 2022
China’s rebounding appetite for energy is being undermined by fresh lockdowns and quarantine measures
What China and India did next
29 March 2022
The appetite of the two East of Suez economies for Russian oil may prove crucial
Russia and China in it for the long term
29 March 2022
The relationship is likely to weather any temporary turbulence, even as it becomes ever more structurally unbalanced
Capital and technology could tip the Sino-Russian energy balance
24 March 2022
Beijing is not just a key customer for Moscow’s energy in an unwelcoming world. It can bring other necessities to the table, but at a price
Asian refiners’ mixed response to Ukraine conflict
22 March 2022
Chinese refiners are yet to buy more Russian crude, while other nations in Asia may help fill Europe’s shortfall in diesel supply, according to energy intelligence firm Vortexa
Siberian Spring: Russia-China energy relations poised for growth
21 March 2022
The fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to spur closer energy cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, although significant hurdles remain
Energy transition to transform Asian refining
18 March 2022
The move away from fossil fuels will cap refinery capacity expansion in Asia-Pacific, but petrochemical demand gives the sector options
Chinese crude demand growth to slow
14 March 2022
China’s demand is set to increase again this year, but at a slower pace after hitting yet another record high in 2021
China prioritises energy security
14 March 2022
The issue took centre stage at the Communist Party’s annual ‘two sessions’ meetings on economic policy for the year ahead
Russia faces Sakhalin 3 technology headache
11 March 2022
Sanctions could stymie the development of supply underpinning the country’s new Chinese commitment
Russian aggression boosts China’s bargaining power
10 March 2022
With the Putin administration hard-pressed by Western sanctions, Beijing may look to take advantage
LNG buyers under pressure to adapt
4 March 2022
Expectations for robust demand growth and constrained supply mean LNG buyers and policymakers will increasingly need to mitigate wild price swings
Aramco pursues downstream agenda
2 March 2022
The Saudi titan’s renewed plans to lock in demand through downstream developments coincide with consumers seeking to guarantee supply
Letter from China: Beijing strengthens gas ties with Moscow
24 February 2022
China is considering importing more pipeline gas from Siberia, but competition from LNG may cap the scale of these volumes
Cnooc set to lead China’s oil output growth
22 February 2022
The state-controlled firm is expected to contribute most of the country’s new oil production this year
Chinese refiners to feel the squeeze
21 February 2022
China’s crude refining throughput is set to decline quarter-on-quarter in Q1 2022, amid mounting pressure from multiple fronts
Baghdad steps up energy self-sufficiency drive
7 February 2022
Soaring oil revenues and heavy Chinese investment have driven a series of recent refining and gas deals
Chinese LNG dynamics shift
7 February 2022
Opening up of market is driving rapid growth in regasification capacity and a change in procurement habits
Letter from China: Australia’s LNG dominance under threat
3 February 2022
Beijing may be planning to break its reliance on its Antipodean supplier
Asian LNG demand growth set to slow
25 January 2022
Weaker outlook for the Chinese economy and greater pipeline flows threaten to hamper expansion of the shipborne market
Novatek signs Arctic LNG China deals
13 January 2022
Russian gas supplier to send more cargoes to China, but this time to an independent importer and a provincial state-owned group
UK-listed independents get busy
11 January 2022
Shareholder antipathy towards oil and gas is no stumbling block to activity
Chinese gas forecasts leave LNG uncertainty
10 January 2022
There is both plenty of opportunity and plenty of risk for the LNG sector as it looks to meet China’s expanding need for gas
Petro Matad plans Mongolian oil in 2022
21 December 2021
Production from the Heron field could peak at 9,000bl/d and feed both exports and the domestic market
China embraces US LNG
20 December 2021
Rising imports and fresh supply deals signal China’s growing interest in US supplies of the fuel
Meeting the oil and gas supply gap
20 December 2021
The world has no lack of recoverable oil and gas resources. But where they will come from in the future will change
Asian demand green lights US LNG
7 December 2021
Chinese deals are driving boom in cargoes and LNG export capacity
Aramco back to petchems drawing board
3 December 2021
The Saudi heavyweight’s international downstream expansion strategy will need another reboot
All eyes on Opec+ after Biden’s SPR gamble
24 November 2021
How the cartel reacts to record release of barrels is the key variable for oil markets
Chinese policy limits refining sector growth
23 November 2021
The country’s refining capacity will peak below a government-set cap
China’s winter gas outlook remains cloudy
22 November 2021
Government policies and unpredictable weather patterns mean supply and demand will be on a knife edge
Outlook 2022: China’s mixed messages and changing paradigm
15 November 2021
The Asian giant may need to increase coal supply to outlast the winter, but it is clearly greening its long-term energy policy
Opec+ sticks to its guns
4 November 2021
The cartel opts not to spring any surprise by swifter loosening of the supply shackles
LNG market poised ahead of winter
29 October 2021
Prices hit record levels recently, well in advance of the winter demand peak, but the outlook for the market is mixed
Letter from China: LNG deals show pragmatism in US-China ties
29 October 2021
A US LNG project developer has signed the first long-term supply contracts with a Chinese buyer in nearly four years
Chinese policy critical to Asian crude prospects
28 October 2021
All eyes are on Beijing as forecasters debate the prospects for the recovery of Asia’s oil demand
Middle East expands Asian market share
26 October 2021
Asia’s crude supply has shifted in recent months as Mideast Gulf producers have increased exports. And that trend may continue into the new year
Cheniere and China’s ENN sign LNG deal
11 October 2021
The Chinese independent has secured more long-term LNG with a 13-year deal for 900,000t/yr
Petrochina squeezed between markets and regulated prices
11 October 2021
China’s energy supply crunch is contributing to mounting losses at the state-controlled firm
Qatar and China ink another LNG supply deal
29 September 2021
State-owned Qatar Petroleum has signed another long-term LNG supply deal, this time with Chinese NOC Cnooc
Letter from China: Beijing’s stability focus threatens climate goals
22 September 2021
The Chinese government’s renewed focus on centralised control and economic pressure may undermine decarbonisation efforts
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