Session Details

Asia Gas in a World of Transition

Wednesday, March 11

07:30 am - 08:40 am

As the public demand for a low carbon pathway increases, markets in Asia are slowly responding. China, South Korea, and Thailand have moved to increase their shares of natural gas at the expense of coal. Even Vietnam, which traditionally has relied heavily on coal, is taking steps to build up its gas infrastructure. As global LNG supply continues to grow, the need to find new markets is increasingly pressing. However, LNG contracting activity remains predominantly in its traditional markets of China, Japan, and South Korea. If low LNG prices are not enough to incentivize new demand, what else can be done? As other gas markets across Asia also undergo market liberalization, what are companies doing to prepare themselves for this challenge?

Session Speakers
  • Zhi Xin Chong

    IHS Markit

    Associate Director, South and Southeast Asia, Gas, Power and Energy Futures

  • Gordon Waters


    CEO GEM Asia & Global Head of LNG

  • Toshiro Kudama

    JERA Asia Pte. Ltd.

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Thomas Earl

    Venture Global Marketing LLC

    Chief Commercial Officer

  • Seng Wai Lee

    Energy Market Authority (EMA)

    Director, Policy and Planning Department