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Crude drops as Trump tariffs on China spark trade war concerns

Crude took a turn lower amid an equity selloff largely pinned to growing apprehension about a potential trade war with China.

Add Energy, PT Synergy Engineering secure maintenance build contract for Tangguh LNG expansion

Add Energy, the international energy consultancy provider, in partnership with their Indonesia partner, PT Synergy Engineering, have been awarded a maintenance build contract for work on Tangguh LNG expansion project in Indonesia.

CNOOC announces start of production at Weizhou 6-13 field, in the South China Sea

CNOOC Limited has announced that Weizhou 6-13 field has commenced production ahead of schedule.

Singapore's non-oil exports slide the most since 2016

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports slumped the most since October 2016, signaling growth risks to one of Asia’s most trade-dependent economies.

Government policy crucial for future of upstream sector in Southeast Asia, says GlobalData

As the upstream sector recovers from the 2014 oil price crash and resulting budget cuts, a number of Southeast Asian governments are adapting policies in the sector in the hope of capturing a share of new investment, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply compressor technology for offshore gas production in Vietnam

PTSC Mechanical & Construction Ltd. has commissioned MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply a total of two compressor trains for the Sao Vang and Dai Nguyet gas fields’ development project in Vietnam.

OPEC Beware: Asia seen favoring U.S. shale oil as volumes soar

OPEC should beware as U.S. shale producers are set to steal a bigger slice of the world’s biggest oil market and threaten the cartel’s foothold in Asia, according to a top industry consultant.

Koch said to cut oil-trading jobs from Asia, Europe, U.S.

Koch Supply & Trading is cutting jobs from its global oil business as one of the largest private U.S. companies contends with trading conditions that also proved tough for several rivals.

You don't need Asia to get $12 for your LNG

You don’t need to send your liquefied natural gas to Asia to get high prices.

G3 Exploration reports progress at GGZ Block in southwest China

G3 Exploration Ltd., an independent specialist in the exploration and development of coal bed methane gas (CBM), with roots in China and a focus on international expansion, is pleased to provide a progress update of the exploration and development activities for its Baotian-Qingshan (GGZ)2 Block, situated in the Guizhou Province, China.

LNG rollercoaster seen getting wilder until China builds storage

The rollercoaster that drags liquefied natural gas prices higher as demand jumps in the northern hemisphere winter is going into overdrive.

The Philippines in talks with China for joint sea exploration

The Philippines and China are in talks to jointly pursue oil and gas exploration in disputed waters of the South China Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday.

OGIC to strengthen innovation ties with China

A selection of Scotland’s leading oil and gas research and development institutions will be heading to China next month (March 5-10) to strengthen ties, share knowledge and increase business opportunities with leading innovation houses in Beijing.

What LNG traders want to know most is if China surprises again

China’s winter liquefied natural gas binge sent prices to three-year highs, left European terminals largely idle and pulled in ships halfway around the world from Louisiana to the Pacific region.

Booming Asian gas demand ripples all the way to Norway

Asia’s rapacious thirst for liquefied natural gas is sucking supplies from surprising places.

China ends 25-year wait as yuan oil futures to start trading

After a wait of about a quarter of a century, the world’s biggest oil buyer is finally getting its own crude-futures contract.

U.S. gas drillers are missing out on Asia's oil-driven cash boom

If you’re pumping natural gas in the U.S., you’re probably missing out on Asia’s boom.

Aramco's Asia light oil pricing steady in sign of slower demand

Saudi Arabia kept pricing for its main crude grade to Asia unchanged for a second month as the world’s largest crude exporter responds to slower seasonal demand.

'Oil-for-loan' deals partly to blame for Venezuela's economic spiral

China’s role in Venezuela, including oil-for-loan deals, is partly to blame for the South American country’s shrinking economy and the international community will probably shoulder the costs, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass said.

Shell to sell stake in Thailand’s Bongkot field for $750 million

Shell Integrated Gas Thailand Pte Ltd. and Thai Energy Company Ltd., affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, have agreed to an asset sale of their 22.2222% interest in Bongkot field and adjoining acreage offshore Thailand to PTT Exploration & Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) and PTTEP International Limited.