Twin Woes for Asia Gas Demand: Fuel Oil and Slow Economies

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February 18, 2020
1pm-2pm SGT

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S&P Global Platts

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Plans to transition to gas may be dampened in 2020:

Once IMO 2020 rules on cleaner fuels are implemented from January 1, the availability of relatively cheaper fuel oil would rise, making it more attractive for Asia’s power sector. In addition, the resilience of coal in the region’s energy mix remains strong.

So where exactly do opportunities for Asian gas demand lie in 2020?

Join us at the Twin Woes for Asia Gas Demand: Fuel Oil and Slow Economies webinar happening on 18 February to examine:

  • Impact of slowing GDP growth in emerging Asian countries on coal-to-gas / HSFO-to-gas switching policies and LNG consumption
  • Fuel competitiveness vs. carbon reduction targets: where do governments stand?
  • Asian gas demand: Where do the opportunities lie looking ahead?
  • Between oil and coal: The volatile position of gas in emerging Asia’s energy mix
  • What do gas demand challenges in Emerging Asia mean for global LNG fundamentals?

This webinar also includes a segment on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked fears of a major economic slowdown in China, the world’s second-largest LNG importer behind Japan, and worldwide. It has also raised concerns about its impact on global LNG trade flows, growing oversupply, falling spot prices and disputes over oil-indexed LNG contracts. Prolonged coronavirus disruptions is likely cut China’s 2020 LNG import growth by 37% on year, which would further weaken sentiment in the north Asian markets, already affected by recession fears, high stocks and less favorable gas policies. Platts JKM plunged to an all-time low of $2.713/MMBtu February 14, and Platts Analytics expects the Asian LNG benchmark to remain below $3.50/MMBtu through Q2-Q3, before seeing some seasonal support toward year-end.


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Abache Abreu

Head of APAC Gas and LNG News
S&P Global Platts


Sambit Mohanty

Senior Editor, Market Insight
S&P Global Platts


Andre Lambine

Senior Analyst, Power Analytics
S&P Global Platts



Between oil and coal, what is the outlook for gas in Emerging Asia’s power mix?

Andre Lambine, Senior Analyst, Power Analytics, S&P Global Platts


What are the key challenges and opportunities of gas demand growth in the key Emerging Asian markets in the 2020s?

Sambit Mohanty, Senior Editor, Market Insight, S&P Global Platts


The COVID-19 outbreak throws weakened Asian LNG markets into turmoil, as China’s disruptions add to Asia’s recession fears, supply overhang and weather-related rise in stocks.

Abache Abreu, Head of APAC Gas and LNG News, S&P Global Platts


Q&A Segment


Turning insights into action

Ismail Bidin, Senior Commercial Director, ASEAN, S&P Global Platts


Webinar Ends

Agenda subject to change