China's "Dash To Natural Gas" Bolsters U.S. LNG

China is the largest incremental gas demand market and will account for 30-35% of all new gas demand in the years ahead.

China LNG 2018-03-16

Alaska inches one step closer to Chinese investments in LNG project

The US state of Alaska is getting one step closer to Chinese investments in its ambitious energy program after US energy regulators began assessing a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the state.

China LNG 2018-03-16

China in no rush for second major Russian gas deal

China has said it is ready to sign up for more gas from Russia and other suppliers, but Beijing may keep Moscow waiting as it weighs up the need for greater pipeline imports against more flexible LNG shipments, analysts have told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

China Natural Gas 2018-03-15

Iran’s March LPG exports rebound to 440,000 mt, mostly China-bound: sources

Iran’s LPG shipments recovered to 440,000 mt in March from around 400,000 mt in February, with most of the cargoes destined for China, fixtures from shipping sources showed this week.

China Petrochemical 2018-03-15

China data: Jan-Feb crude throughput rises 7.3% on year to 11.6 mil b/d

China's refinery crude throughput rose 7.3% year on year to 93.4 million mt, or an average 11.6 million b/d, over January-February, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics.


China bets on a yuan-oil bonanza

The Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE)—a child of the Shanghai Futures Exchange—continues to excite and frustrate domestic and international market participants over the launch of its crude-oil futures contract.

China Oil Opinion 2018-03-14

Shell looks to meet growth in LNG trucking in Asia

Royal Dutch Shell is planning to build a truck loading facility at its Hazira liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on India’s west coast as it looks to meet demand from industrial users, a top company official said on Friday.

China LNG 2018-03-13

China's gas consumption to grow 10 pct in 2018 - BMI Research

BMI Research expects China's gas consumption to grow by 10 pct in 2018

China Natural Gas 2018-03-13

Huge Chinese Demand Fuels The Next U.S. Gas Boom

China’s push for cleaner air and fuel is driving an unprecedented demand for natural gas, and the United States is well-positioned to seize this opportunity and export even more of its growing gas production to the thirsty nation.

China to tread more softly on coal-to-gas campaign

China’s energy regulator has struck a more moderate tone in its objectives for gas development this year, after runaway demand in the final months of 2017 led to widespread shortages and forced the government to overturn a ban on coal.

China Natural Gas 2018-03-13

Economic Watch: China gears up for launch of crude oil futures

Chinese institutions are preparing for the launch of much-anticipated yuan-denominated crude oil futures, a move seen to give the country greater pricing power over commodities.

China Crude Oil 2018-03-13

China's Feb coal imports at 20.91 million mt; falls 25% vs. Jan

China imported 20.91 million mt of coal in February, including lignite, thermal and metallurgical material, falling 24.80% from January, but rising 18.27% year on year, according to preliminary data released Thursday by China's General Administration of Customs.

China Coal 2018-03-12

Energy-hungry China to ramp up imports of Russian natural gas

China is seeking to increase gas purchases from Russia and a number of other countries, according to the State Committee for Development and Reforms. The Committee’s head He Lifeng said the reason was an extreme lack of reserves.

China Natural Gas 2018-03-12

How China Is About to Shake Up the Oil Futures Market

China, the world’s biggest oil buyer, is opening a domestic market to trade futures contracts. It’s been planning one for years, only to encounter delays.

Coal miner in China's Shanxi aims to boost 2018 coalbed gas output by 25 pct

Shanxi province’s state-run coal mining business plans to increase coalbed methane (CBM) output by a quarter this year, an official told Reuters on Friday, as China’s second-largest coal-producing region looks to boost clean fuel output.

China Gas China Coal 2018-03-12

China's energy giants return to Asian LNG market as sellers

Falling industrial demand and mild weather have turned China’s energy giants into sellers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia for the first time since last year’s massive import spree.

China’s February oil imports fall as tax rules curb buying by independents

China’s February crude oil imports fell sharply from January’s record as independent refineries curbed buying amid worries about new tax rules, while natural gas imports held at high levels to heat homes during a bitter winter.

China Oil Import 2018-03-09

India, China to fuel 50% of rise in global oil demand in 5 years, says IEA

India and China are set to contribute nearly 50 per cent to the increase in the global demand for oil over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its report on oil sector for 2018.

CERAWEEK: Pemex Seeking Allies For Deepwater Blocks Won In Auction - CEO

HOUSTON - Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex plans to reach out to existing partners to form new joint ventures for a pair of deepwater blocks it won in a January auction, the company's chief told Reuters on Monday.Pemex is running out of time to find partners for key oil and gas projects as the government looks to show progress from its energy agenda ahead of a July presidential election. The oil company is relying on foreign capital to reverse declining output and refining amid an ambitious energy reform.Finding partners willing to take part in the ventures "has indeed taken more time than


CERAWeek: Nigeria has lost US export market - oil minister

Nigeria has forever lost the United States as a significant crude export market, Nigeria's oil minister said Monday."That's gone," Emmanuel Kachikwu said during a news conference at CERAWeek by IHS Markit.Light sweet Nigerian crude is very similar to the light oil produced in US shale. As US shale production has grown, the appetite for Nigerian crude in the US has dropped dramatically.US imports of Nigerian crude climbed as high as 1.31 million b/d in February 2006, according to the US Energy Information Administration. But as the US shale revolution began and output of light tight oil rose, N


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