The Gas Advocacy Taskforce (GATF) of the ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) is mandated to promote sustainable utilization of gas resources and infrastructure in ASEAN, with the ultimate goal to develop a common gas market in ASEAN for the benefit of ASEAN and ASCOPE members.
In support of this ambition, GATF plans to develop a strategy and an implementation roadmap for gas advocacy that is realistic and practical for the ASEAN region. The end result is enhanced gas competitiveness and usage of gas as the economic, energy-secure, and low-carbon solution to meet ASEAN’s energy needs in the immediate and longer-term future.
Therefore, the Gas Advocacy White Paper (GAWP) which focuses on raising awareness and driving sustainable gas market developments in the ASEAN region through stakeholder engagements and education backed by Government collaborations and policies has been developed. The GAWP is developed using a four (4) step process:
- Step 1 To assess the current and committed new policies relating to primary energy supply, final energy & electricity demand, energy & power generation fuel mix as well as energy pricing
- Step 2 To evaluate policies and the required policy changes and steps to be taken towards a common gas market for ASEAN
- Step 3 To identify implementation challenges, such as understanding of the concept of a common gas market, perceived impact on various member countries and key stakeholders as well as institutional capabilities to implement a common gas market for ASEAN
- Step 4 To develop an appropriate implementation roadmap for gas advocacy, including communication and engagement programs across multiple platforms to obtain buy-in towards adopting a common gas market for ASEAN
TRANS ASEAN GAS PIPELINE PROJECT (TAGP)One of the most significant initiatives of ASCOPE, the Trans ASEAN Gas Pipeline (TAGP) Project is envisioned to “establish interconnecting arrangements of electricity and natural gas in ASEAN” to ensure greater security and sustainability of energy supply in the region.
ASCOPE HSSE Management System GuidelineThe ASCOPE HSSE Management System Guidelines define a set of minimum requirements for oil and gas companies operating in ASEAN countries. The Guidelines will act as a framework to provide order and consistency for HSSE management in ASCOPE.
ASCOPE DECOMMISSIONING GUIDELINE FOR OIL AND GAS FACILITIES (ADG)ASCOPE Decommissioning Guidelines is a regional decommissioning guideline tailored to the ASCOPE countries with full concurrence and mutual approval by the relevant National Oil Companies in accordance to the international laws & regulations and complying with the national legislations of each member countries.
ASEAN PETROLEUM SECURITY AGREEMENT (APSA)The new ASEAN Petroleum Security Agreement or APSA is a covenant among Member States that establishes petroleum sharing scheme aimed at assisting Member State(s) in time of emergencies due to petroleum supply shortages. To date, APSA has already been fully ratified by ten (10) Member States namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.