For many people, the 21st century will be the “Asian century”, mainly because of the extraordinary economic growth of China, the Indian sub-continent and South-East Asia – areas which increasingly feature in global supply chains. As well as an increase in the demand for energy, Asia’s economic development has led to considerable progress in terms of people’s access to energy. This is a positive trend, but also increasingly problematic due to the sheer size of the economies involved. Already the Asia-Pacific region is responsible for emitting half of all global climate-changing gases and, looked at from an energy-centred point of view, the climate challenge appears all the greater in a continent largely dependent on unsustainable sources such as coal, which continues to play a primary role in electricity generation. Countering pollution is seen as a political priority, especially in China, which has raised the bar where climate change is concerned, announcing its intention to ensure that peak emissions are reached by 2030 and that the country will be carbon neutral by 2060. In the rest of the region, too, the need to reduce emissions and preserve ecosystems will increasingly influence government decisions and energy-production solutions.
We combine activities in the energy sector with initiatives for local development in the vast area that extends from China to Indonesia, passing through Australia.
New energy and geographical frontiers
Our ongoing commitment has strengthened our presence.
12 Asian Pacific
countries where we operate in 2020
2 upstream projects
on going in Asia Pacific
1 photovoltaic project
on going in Asia Pacific
The challenges we face
Economic growth, present and future, makes this region a wonderful market in which to roll out our know-how, particularly expertise based on the new technologies developed to bring about decarbonization, the reuse and recycling of materials, and the marketing of our more environmentally friendly products. We aim to produce natural gas to benefit our host countries and to market growing volumes of LNG to replace coal, thus helping to reduce emissions and at the same time meet the region’s burgeoning energy needs. There are multiple opportunities for co-operation, with the prospect of specific agreements based on the innovative expertise and technologies Eni has already developed on its transition itinerary – solutions which are immediately available. To achieve the region’s own sustainable development goals, we are promoting the development of advanced biofuels, renewables and circular-economy projects, in some cases by making use of rubbish and food wastes, alongside sustainability initiatives for the benefit of local communities, such as training, health services and agriculture, and biodiversity conservation.
Production, investments in local development and renewable in 2020
Investment in local development in Asia-Pacific in 2020
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Our main development projects on the Asian continent
Bhit: photovoltaic in Pakistan
The Bhit photovoltaic plant in Pakistan, launched at the end of 2019 to support the neighbouring gas field, will produce around 20 GWh per year.
We will use the sun's energy to reduce gas consumption and avoid emitting 140,000 tonnes of CO₂ into the atmosphere.
Food and Health in Myanmar
With this project we aim to improve crop productivity and farmers' resilience by supporting the rural advisory service for the promotion of good agricultural practices. SDGs: 3,6
We want to optimise access to irrigation technology in the field of horticultural production and nutritional safety on both a domestic and community level.
Jangkrik: hydrocarbons in Indonesia
This project, which was quickly developed and brought into production, is located in offshore Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Once gas has been produced and treated, it is sent to the onshore plant connected to the transport system and then onwards to the Bontang liquefaction plant.