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Sapura Energy’s NZ venture to spur cutting-edge collaborations

Oil & gas giant sees technical gains from New Zealand project KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – November 26, 2018 – Sapura Energy Bhd’s foray into New Zealand earlier this year could be the catalyst, not just for economic growth for the country, but also significant technical collaboration involving Sapura Energy, one of the biggest integrated oil […]

TEPCO invests in Coc San hydro project, Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) is looking to increase the efficiency of the 29.7MW Coc San Hydropower Plant in Vietnam after acquiring a 36.38% stake in project operator Viet Hydro Pte Ltd, the majority shareholder of Lao Cai Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company. The company acquired the shares from InfraCo Asia Development Pte. […]

House pushes for ‘energy one-stop shop’

MANILA — The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading this week a measure seeking to streamline the process of securing the necessary permits for power generation projects through an Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (eVOSS). With 215 affirmative votes, seven negative votes and no abstention, the Lower House approved House Bill 8417, which aims […]

Coal to remain king in Indonesia, for now

Indonesia’s consumption of domestic coal for power generation will almost double from 84 million t in 2018 to 157 million t by 2027. This increases power generation’s share of domestic consumption from 18.5% to 33.6%, which is likely to displace export tonnage. Another factor contributing to the higher coal consumption is that Indonesia’s new power […]

Malaysian minister sets Parliament record for fastest ministerial replies

KUALA LUMPUR – Yeo Bee Yin  set a record in Parliament for the fastest ministerial replies. The Minister of Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment took nine minutes to reply to questions raised by Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam) and Steven Choong Shiau Yoon (PH-Tebrau) on electricity tariffs imposed on […]

Ministry to study proposal to standardise electricity tariffs for school and Govt buildings

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 21): The Government will study proposals to standardise the electricity tariffs for school and Government buildings, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. She said electricity rates were now determined every three years, with the rates in Peninsular Malaysia using the Incentive-Based Regulation (IBR) mechanism. She said […]

New oil refineries to quadruple Vietnam capacity 2023

Vietnam’s total oil refining capacity will nearly quadruple by 2023 as two new refineries go on stream, market data provider Fitch Solutions reports. The Dung Quat refinery in the central province of Quang Ngai operated by the state-owned PetroVietnam’s subsidiary Binh Son Refinery Limited (BSR) remains the sole facility now, with a crude oil processing […]

South Korean company to donate energy-saving cooking stoves

GS-Caltex Corp., one of South Korea’s leading refineries, said Tuesday that it will donate 50,000 energy-saving cooking stoves to Myanmar as part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) drive. The eco-friendly cooking stoves can reduce fuel costs by up to 66 percent and will be provided to low-income households in Myanmar that mostly rely on […]

DOE racing to bring electricity to all rural areas by 2020

The Department of Energy (DOE) said it will assemble a team that would help the agency bring electricity to all households, particularly in rural areas, by 2020. Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi met with officials and board of directors of the National Electrification Administration and Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association Inc. last Monday to discuss […]

Indonesia, Germany commemorate 25 years cooperation in renewable energy

Jakarta, Nov 21 (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian and German governments commemorate 25 years of cooperation in renewable energy through the 2018 Indonesian-German Renewable Energy Day (RE Day) Forum. “The 2018 RE Day Forum is expected to strengthen cooperation between Indonesia and Germany in the future, both at the government and business levels; and provide […]