Competition between coal and natural gas is intensifying

By Vinacomin, September 19th, 2013 When the price of natural gas dipped below $2/MMBTUs in April 2009, the dash for gas set off in earnest. Any utility who could switch did switch from coal to natural gas. Not everyone could, of course, either because of the logistics, long-term fuel contract obligations or for technical reasons. … Continue reading

Vietnam’s energy industry is luring foreign investment

By IStockAnalyst, VietnamNewsToday, July 30th 2013 In the past month, Vietnam has experienced an extraordinary raft of investment in major energy projects. The government has in recent years been very open to foreign capital and has already developed a strong banking sector. Now it is the turn of the energy companies and Vietnam is managing … Continue reading

What Does US Energy Independence Mean For Asia?

By EcoBusiness, July 30th, 2013 International Energy Agency chief economist Fatih Birol gives his views on Asia’s energy landscape in this exclusive interview. Dr. Fatih Birol is the chief economist at the International Energy Agency in Paris. He is responsible for the IEA’s flagship World Energy Outlook publication, which is recognised as an authoritative source of … Continue reading