According to the Gas Inquiry 2017-25 Interim Report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the supply-demand balance for 2020 in the East Coast gas market and in the Southern States of Australia has slightly improved since the latest forecast (July 2019), due to an expected increase in gas production on the east coast.
The Ministry of Coal of India is considering transforming Indian state-owned coal mining company Coal India Ltd (CIL) into an integrated energy company by allowing it to develop pit-head coal-fired power plants. CIL could also diversify into coal gasification with a target of 50 Mt by 2030 and into solar power generation, with a target of 5 GW of solar power capacity by 2023-2024.
Saudi Arabia intends to increase gas and petrochemicals exports in bid to diversify its export base away from crude oil. To do so, the Kingdom will develop a national plan related to the circular carbon economy, in which CO2 emissions are reduced, reused, recycled and removed (4R), and to provide the country with all the necessary energy.
As the output from hydropower plants is expected to decrease due to a lack of rain, Vietnam intends to generate more electricity from fossil fuels (coal and oil) in 2020: it will increase the production from coal-fired power plants by 1.9 TWh compared with previous plans and that from oil-fired power plants by 1.2 TWh to offset hydropower generation, which is expected to be 2.7 TWh below the 2020 target. In 2018, hydropower accounted for 47% of Vietnam's power generation, coal for 33% and oil for less than 1%.