AsianOil Top Story archive

24 April 2019, Week 16, Issue 672

The volume of Japan’s LNG imports sank 4% year on year to 80.55 million tonnes in fiscal 2018, which ended on March 31, according to Finance Ministry figures released the last week.

17 April 2019, Week 15, Issue 671

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has made its first international foray into renewable energy after agreeing to buy 100% of Singapore-based Amplus Energy Solutions, also known as M+, from I Squared...

10 April 2019, Week 14, Issue 670

Two offshore exploration wells are set to be drilled near Bangladesh’s maritime border with Myanmar, according to officials from state-owned Petrobangla.

03 April 2019, Week 13, Issue 669

Saka Energi Indonesia, the wholly owned upstream unit of state-controlled Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), posted an annual net profit last year, the first in its eight-year history.

27 March 2019, Week 12, Issue 668

A consortium of two state-run Indian refiners has won exploration rights to Abu Dhabi’s Onshore Block 1 in the emirate’s first competitive bid round.

20 March 2019, Week 11, Issue 667

State-owned PetroVietnam plans to add 15 million tonnes (110 million barrels) to its oil reserves in both 2019 and 2020, it revealed at a company conference in Vung Tau on March 14.

13 March 2019, Week 10, Issue 666

Thailand’s state-run PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has found additional natural gas reserves at the Zawtika project, which lies offshore Myanmar in the Gulf of Martaban.

06 March 2019, Week 09, Issue 665

State-owned refiners Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) have emerged as the biggest winners in the 10th city gas distribution (CGD) round, regulator Petroleum and Natural...

27 February 2019, Week 08, Issue 664

A disagreement between PetroChina and Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly holding up development of their joint acreage in the Surat Basin, which contains eastern Australia’s most significant coal-bed...

20 February 2019, Week 07, Issue 663

A Repsol-led consortium has discovered at least 2 tcf (56.64 bcm) of natural gas resources in Indonesia, the Spanish major said on February 19.

13 February 2019, Week 06, Issue 662

Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched the country’s third licensing round under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) on February 10, making 23 blocks...

06 February 2019, Week 05, Issue 661

Vedanta and several smaller private players have emerged as the primary bidders in India’s second discovered small fields (DSF-II) auction.

30 January 2019, Week 04, Issue 660

Indian upstream regulator the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has instructed crude oil producers to step up efforts to curb natural gas flaring following a recent review of their...

23 January 2019, Week 03, Issue 659

Troubled Malaysian offshore services provider Barakah Offshore Petroleum has secured a five-year contract from Petrofac for maintenance, construction and modification work off the country’s coast...

16 January 2019, Week 02, Issue 658

Royal Dutch Shell has completed the acquisition of Gujarat-based Hazira LNG and Port Ventures from French energy major Total. Shell Gas, a Shell subsidiary, acquired Total’s 26% stake to bring its...