natural gas

More Cities Are Banning Natural Gas In Homes: But Why?

Natural gas produces a range of pollutants associated with health issues and climate change. As a result, cities are starting to consider banning natural gas infrastructure in new buildings. So far, US cities are leading the charge, but there has been significant pushback from major natural gas companies.

High LNG Prices in Asia: Risk Causing Permanent Demand Drop

The demand for LNG in Asia is plummeting. Developing nations can't bear with the high gas prices and are actively looking toward renewables. Even fossil fuel stewards are starting to have second thoughts. And if the high gas prices continue, which seems likely, the demand drop might be irreversible.

Vietnam’s Block B Gas Project – the Potential Impact on the Involved Parties

Vietnam has a vast potential for wind and solar power. Yet, the country pushes ahead with plans like the Block B gas project. In a world of highly-unpredictable gas prices where the end goal is net-zero, such a step can prove costly for all parties involved.

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.

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.

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.

Hin Kong – Could the Thailand Gas Project Derail AIIB’s Reputation?

The AIIB will later this month decide whether to fund Hin Kong, a 1,400 MW gas project in Thailand. However, the voices against such a decision are getting louder and louder. Will AIIB take the right step?

South Korean Green Taxonomy Declared “Gas is Green”

The government's decision to include gas in the Korean green taxonomy risks jeopardising the country's net-zero plans. Investors and environmental groups were quick to raise concerns, stating that, as a fossil fuel, gas carries high financial and climate risks. The question is will the Korean government listen?

LNG in Asia: A Threat to Financial Stability

Emerging Asia is increasingly looking towards building new LNG capacity. IEEFA's latest analysis reveals that the faith of the majority of these projects is determined even before the start of their development.

Oil and Gas Sector: The Prospects of a Transition Fuel

The oil and gas sector has a critical role to play in the energy transition. They are the most well-positioned to develop and deploy large scale renewable energy infrastructure. Asian financiers, like the ADB and AIIB, have stated that they will support this transition by no longer funding coal and oil projects. Yet, they will continue to fund natural gas, as many see it as a transition fuel while renewable energy capacity increases.

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