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June 28, 2018

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Powering the future: Asia’s evolving demand for generating fuels

Asia’s demand for electricity is projected to continue to grow in the coming decades. How will it be satisfied?

With environmental, cost and safety concerns forcing governments to legislate away from coal, oil and nuclear energy, LNG is set to become one of Asia’s biggest beneficiaries, with new regasification capacity under construction from Pakistan to the Philippines.

This energy transition is also opening opportunities for renewables—an area where China, in particular, has been making heavy investments. Meanwhile, Southeast Asian countries have committed to produce 23% of their energy from renewable sources by 2025.

But despite tighter regulations, coal is expected to retain its dominance in Asia’s electricity mix in the years to come. Moreover, weakening fuel oil prices as a result of IMO 2020 could see oil competing again in power generation, affecting the rate of oil-to-gas switching in price-sensitive emerging markets.

What will these shifts mean for future energy demand in the region? How could this affect markets for oil, coal, gas and power? 

Join our 30-minute S&P Global Platts Insight Webinar to find out.

This webinar brings together specialists from our energy pricing, news and analytics teams to share their insights on power generation in Asia. Join in the conversation at #SPGPlattsInsight.

S&P Global Platts Insight Webinar

Held every two weeks, S&P Global Platts Insight Webinars give you a window into the critical trends shaping and driving commodities markets across the Asia-Pacific region. Each webinar includes a lively discussion between S&P Global Platts commentators and analysts, as well as the opportunity to put your questions directly to our panelists.

Platts webinars are free to attend; all you need to do is register. If you can't make it to the live production, you can still view Platts webinars on-demand at your convenience.


Abache Abreu Abache Abreu
Senior Editor, LNG News
S&P Global Platts

Abache Abreu is responsible for directing and developing Asia-Pacific and Middle East LNG news and analysis content from Singapore. Previously, he was responsible for the daily assessment of S&P Global Platts JKM and the DES West India marker. Prior to joining S&P Global Platts, Abache was an LNG reporter with ICIS Heren. He is an NCTJ-qualified journalist with an MSc in Global Politics from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Jeffrey Moore Jeffrey Moore
Manager, Asian LNG Analytics
S&P Global Platts

Jeffrey Moore is the Manager of Asian LNG Analytics, based in Singapore. He oversees the forecasts and data related to the LNG markets for all importing and exporting countries in the Middle East and Asia. This work feeds weekly and monthly analytical publications and datasets that support S&P Global Platts Analytics increasingly important presence in the LNG markets in Asia. Prior to moving to Singapore, he was a senior analyst focused on the North American market and produced regional fundamental and price forecasts for various hubs across the continent, including Henry Hub.

Eric Yep Eric Yep
Senior Editor, Energy News
S&P Global Platts

Eric is Senior Editor for ASEAN content at S&P Global Platts and is based in Singapore. He writes about trends in Asia’s commodity and resources sector, with a special focus on the energy complex. In addition to supply/demand fundamentals, he tracks the economics and geopolitics of commodity trade. Eric has previously written for a range of news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and Thomson Reuters.

Michael Cooper Michael Cooper
Senior Editor, Coal Markets
S&P Global Platts

Mike leads S&P Global Platts thermal coal market coverage in Asia from Perth, Australia. As a Senior Editor, he oversees price assessments for the China and Australia thermal coal markets. He recently completed his MBA studies at the University of Western Australia.

Rajesh Nair Rajesh Nair
Managing Editor, Asia & Middle East Residual Oil
S&P Global Platts

Rajesh is Managing Editor for residual oil for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East in Singapore. Prior to starting coverage of Asia fuel oil in 2012, Rajesh served as the LPG Editor for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He joined S&P Global Platts in 2008 and has since covered Asia bunker fuel, gasoline and forward curves. He previously worked at various Mumbai-based publications, including Business Standard.


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Registration & Networking


Welcome Address and Introductions

Ross McCracken, Managing Editor, Energy Economist


Spot LNG: a market in transition

  • 2015: The year of the tender
  • Liquidity and transparency – emerging trends
  • Changing demands: Increased flexibility
  • LNG derivatives: Platts JKM TM swaps & the need for effective hedging tools

Stephanie Wilson, Managing Editor, Asia LNG


Europe as a balancing point for cargoes

  • How Europe has reacted to increased supplies in LNG
  • How the market is pricing US LNG exports into the forward curve
  • LNG derivatives: JKM TM swaps and emerging trends in liquidity

Desmond Wong, Managing Editor, Europe LNG


Networking Break


Looking ahead: The next 5 years…Pricing and fundamentals outlook

  • A supply glut from Australia and the US and consequences for the market
  • Price Convergence: Henry Hub, NBP and their importance as price anchors for Platts JKM TM
  • Time for change: The prospects for gas-on-gas pricing in the LNG market

May Mannes, Head of Gas & LNG Analysis (Eclipse Energy Group, a unit of Platts)


Panel discussion

Ross McCracken, Managing Editor, Energy Economist



Agenda subject to change