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US offers help to ASEAN countries on oil and gas exploration ventures

HOUSTON, Texas – The United States (US) government is offering help to countries in the Southeast Asian region – primarily those wanting to extract oil and gas resources within their exclusive economic zones but investment flows are being impeded by diplomatic skirmish with Asian super power China. In his keynote address at the CERAWeek here, […]

US oil price faces 2nd decrease below zero

The US benchmark oil price could fall below zero for a second time this year, signalling that global oil stocks are nearing full capacity, says one expert. Manoon Siriwan, an independent energy expert, said a second drop below zero for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude may occur soon because oil storage capacity in the US is […]

US partners with Việt Nam to build urban energy security

HCM CITY — The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday announced a new project promoting urban energy security in Việt Nam at an event held in HCM City. The event was attended by USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, leaders of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)’s Electricity and […]

US pledges to enhance cooperation with Mekong subregion’s countries

The US will bolster support for countries in the Mekong subregion through the Mekong-US partnership, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Atul Keshap said at a recent online seminar to reveal results of a report on transboundary rivers and addressing challenges in Mekong River.  

US Presidential Envoy Visit to Vietnam Underlies Cooperation on Climate Change Issues

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry visited Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from September 2nd to 6th  to hold bilateral climate discussions with Vietnamese government officials, civil society representatives, and prominent entrepreneurs to address climate change.

US says energy development by S. China Sea claimants must be ‘free of coercion, bullying’

MANILA — The United States has reiterated its support for South China Sea claimants to develop oil and gas resources in their respective exclusive economic zones, criticizing China for pressing its “unlawful maritime claim” in the disputed waters by bullying its neighbors.

US to boost ASEAN energy transition spending

US president Joe Biden will announce $150mn in new US spending in southeast Asia to promote development of renewable energy and infrastructure, as well as maritime security, when he hosts leaders of ten ASEAN nations on Friday. The spending package includes $40mn in development finance that could unlock up to $2bn in private investment in […]

US to help Indonesia design gas infrastructure

The funding agency announced on Thursday it would provide a grant to PT Nusatama Properta Panbil to “promote continued economic growth and energy security” in Indonesia. PT Nusatama Properta Panbil. Mahdian is a regional Southeast Asian focused energy business, with hopes to expand into the global market. It has been working in Indonesia for three decades.

US to help PH tap clean energy

The Philippines and the United States have agreed to collaborate in tapping clean energy, including nuclear power.

US to help Philippines develop nuclear power program; groups push renewable energy instead

The Philippines and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding last week to work together to develop the Philippines’ nuclear power program. The MOU was signed by Energy Undersecretary Gerardo Erguiza and US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins.