Fossil Fuel

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Gas?

There are several pros and cons to using natural gas. While it is still a fossil fuel, it produces significantly less carbon dioxide than coal and oil. Yet, on the flip side, poor production practices, leaking transportation pipelines, and extreme price volatility raise questions about if it really is worth investing in.

5 Major LNG Projects to Keep an Eye on in 2022

Increasing demand has been driving up LNG prices since 2021. Experts expect that this demand will continue to grow, and without new LNG infrastructure, demand will outstrip supply. Luckily, several major LNG projects are in progress, and more are expected to follow.

China’s Growing LNG Dependence – Is Increasing Imports the Solution?

In 2021 China became the world's largest LNG importer. This was in response to growing energy demands for economic growth, volatile energy costs, and lower than expected domestic generation. Will this be a sustainable option for China?

JERA’s Vietnam LNG Plans in the Wake of PDP8

Vietnam is undisputedly among the world's best renewable energy success stories. The country needs to continue marching towards sustainability and retain its position as a lucrative market for green investors. However, the looming boom in the local LNG market risks derailing this progress.

Is LNG the Fuel of the Future?

LNG is a valuable power source that can power the transition to renewable energy. Due to its versatility, it has many uses - transportation, heating, and electricity generation. We expect to see a significant increase in LNG access, consumption, and production in the coming decades.

The Global Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Plans and Climate Impacts

The world is at an inflexion point between speeding up the renewable energy transition and locking itself in fossil fuels. The latest reports make a strong case for the latter.

LNG Prices in 2022 Bring Stability after 2021’s Volatility

Many experts predict that LNG prices will remain relatively high throughout 2022. This comes on the heels of record breaking prices across Europe and Asia in 2021. But what is the longer term outlook?

The Russia-Ukraine War and Its Impact on the LNG Market

The effect of the Russia - Ukraine war on the global LNG market is concerning for many and for Asian countries, it serves as a mirror of the risks that reliance on LNG poses.

The Coal Financing Landscape – Who Are the Biggest Fossil Fuels Supporters?

Betting on coal companies and keeping a dying industry afloat in the midst of an existential climate crisis is a dangerous game. Yet, world-leading banks and asset managers continue to play it.

IPCC Report: Climate Finance for Adaptation Must Increase for Developing Countries

The latest IPCC Working Group II report largely stresses the need to accelerate climate adaptation, eradicate injustice and end the use of fossil fuels. The report, ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,’ emphasised that coal and other fossil fuels are choking humanity.

The LNG Outlook of the Philippines and Its Impact on the Country’s Future

In a world where gas is becoming the "new coal" in the eyes of financial institutions, governments and the public, the Philippines has to withstand the pressure to lock itself into a fossil fuel-powered future.

The Risks of the Myanmar LNG Pipeline

The global net-zero pursuit seems the least of Myanmar's problems today. If not for the green future, however, the country should reconsider its LNG pipeline to avoid further worsening its reputation, economic and energy security situation.

The Japan Transition Bonds Programme and the Transition Washing Concerns

In the era of ESG-conscious investors, green and transition washing moves are quickly found out. The case of JERA and Tokyo Gas transition bonds programs risk eroding the trust of the financial industry in Japan and its clean energy transition commitments.

The Global LNG Market and Long-Term Contracts – A Barrier to Net-Zero 2050

Asian countries are becoming victims of the lack of flexibility in long-term gas contracts. However, the associated energy security risk, volatile prices and supply/demand imbalances don't top the agenda of the primary concerns. The incompatibility of gas with the global net-zero efforts does.

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