• Energy

    OBG’s energy analysis looks at all aspects of the industry, including exploration and production, domestic usage and exports plus relationships between the government and IOCs. Where applicable, renewable energy, electricity demand, production, power station construction and local potential for nuclear power are analysed.
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Regulations mandating the use of palm oil in diesel fuel could help ease Indonesia’s dependence on energy imports and stabilise the local currency, while improving prospects for local palm oil producers.

The Philippines’ electricity market has undergone major reform, with the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) passing from state control to a newly formed independent body.

New bids for oil and gas exploration and development rights on a series of blocks, along with reforms to joint-venture requirements, are expected to stoke renewed interest in Myanmar’s energy sector and boost investment inflows.

 

Trinidad and Tobago’s electricity generation is completely fired by fuel, but only 8% of its natural gas output is channelled to electricity generation. Directing the gas to its power stations deprives the country of potential revenues that could be gained from selling liquefied natural gas (LNG) as feedstock, especially given that only one of...

 

While the upstream sector is the main driving force behind the prosperity of Trinidad and Tobago’s energy industry, further efforts are needed to strengthen the downstream sector against challenging conditions. Increased shale gas output in the US has pushed down costs for processing fuel and feedstock for production, and lessened their...

 

What events will shape the energy sector in 2018?