Strengthening Myanmar’s Trade Relations with Bangladesh

Myanmar is one of Bangladesh’s closest neighbors with historic connectivity going back centuries. The 271 km long Bangladesh-Myanmar border is very important for Bangladesh due to its strategic position, although at present the area is militarized due to its ongoing internal conflicts. Were this to be resolved, Bangladesh could develop routes via Myanmar to access China […]

Singapore proposes green standards for power generation firms

The government of Singapore has proposed a new law to set green standards for power generation firms and reduce their carbon emissions.

Vietnam, Austria eye cooperation in renewable energy development

Vienna (VNA) – Vietnam wishes to promote cooperation with Austria in the field of energy, especially renewable energy and sustainable development, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien told State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Magnus Brunner on September 7.

Covid threatens to derail Shell’s oil and gas output in Brunei

Brunei Shell Petroleum has rolled out measures in an attempt to ward off disruptions to oil and gas production in Brunei following a significant number of Covid-19 infections detected at offshore platforms in the Champion field, the country’s biggest source of hydrocarbons. The latest surge in Covid-19 cases is particularly concerning as it marks the […]

Power generation charges of Meralco likely flat in September

Power generation charges may remain flat in September on low demand arising from the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine for the National Capital Region, Manila Electric Co. said Monday. “The generation charge for September might be flattish as lower demand due to the return to ECQ of NCR and neighboring regions starting Aug. 6 […]

Analysis-To benefit the climate, Indonesia’s electric vehicle push needs greener power

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia’s electric vehicle drive is likely to overtake its ambitious biodiesel programme within a decade, but will only achieve its aim of helping curb climate change if the country ramps up clean energy investment, environmental researchers say.

Malaysia’s Petronas hastens decarbonization push, but oil business still vital

Malaysia’s Petronas is intensifying efforts to invest in cleaner energy solutions and deploy innovative technologies to trim its greenhouse gas emissions as it steps outside the realm of its traditional activities to meet its sustainability targets, the state-run energy company said in its latest activity outlook report for 2021-23.

DOE: Government contribution to Malampaya fund at Php124B

The government has contributed around Php124 billion to the Malampaya fund, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). At the congressional hearing for the department’s 2022 budget last week, DOE-Energy Utilization Management Bureau Director Patrick Aquino said that total collections from the Malampaya gas-to-power project from January 2002 to June 30 this year stood at […]

Agreement inked to boost downstream industry in Brunei

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Brunei Fertilizer Industries Sdn Bhd (BFI) signed a service agreement in a virtual ceremony with Muara Port Company Sdn Bhd (MPC) to undertake logistics, operations and port-handling services for the purpose of exporting granular urea for BFI.

Brunei: Measures rolled out to ward off disruptions to oil and gas production

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept 7 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Measures have been implemented to ensure no disruptions to the production of oil and gas amid worrying number of Covid-19 positive patients in the Champion-7 Cluster.