Singapore — Record low global gas prices may have hit the appetite for coal in the Americas and in Europe, but it may do little to snatch away the fuel’s strong presence in Asia, thanks to the region’s limited scope to switch between fuels.
Analysis: Southeast Asia’s LNG balancing role in focus, as Thailand agrees import capacity expansion
Singapore — Thailand’s Map Ta Phut phase 3 expansion has turned focus to Southeast Asia’s demand growth potential and future balancing role in global LNG, as oversupply concerns extend into the mid-2020s. Thailand’s Gulf PTT Tank Consortium signed a 30-year contract with the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) on Tuesday for the third phase of […]
An ambitious project to link Southeast Asia with a network of natural gas pipelines is losing relevance to a much faster build-out of LNG import terminals as the region leans increasingly towards seaborne supplies. The Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline was first conceived in the 1980s to boost the region’s energy security using Southeast Asia’s own prolific […]
ASEAN banks are not doing enough to tackle climate change and environmental degradation. Largely unaware of the climate-related risks embedded in their portfolios, most of them do not have a strategy to manage these risks. Despite being home to some of the world’s largest deforestation hotspots such as the Greater Mekong, Sumatra and Borneo, only […]
Indonesia and Malaysia are looking to shore up demand domestically and in China, with the EU having changed course away from biofuels.
The 28th annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center for Energy’s Renewable Energy Sub-Sector Network (RE-SSN) will begin today; hosted virtually by Cambodia, the network will meet through May 6.
The World Bank estimates the global population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 with two-thirds of this number living in cities. From that, an estimated 90 million people will move to cities in the Southeast Asian region.
US-based climate group Global Energy Monitor reported that 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of new coal generation began in Asean in the first half of 2019, all of which was in Indonesia. Across Asean, 53.4GW of capacity is listed as at pre-construction stage but 69.6GW has been cancelled since 2015. Construction started on power stations with a capacity of […]
The new State of Southeast Asia 2020 survey report released by Singapore’s ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute shows that climate change is now among the top security concerns expressed by regional experts and opinion leaders. 66.8% of the 1,308 Southeast Asian experts surveyed for the report from across ASEAN are concerned about climate implications, up from 52.6% […]
The energy transition has given impetus to a new geopolitical literature. While the post-World War II geopolitical literature was centered on competition over petroleum resources