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Vietnam’s national petroleum reserve equal to 9 days of net imports

The national petroleum reserve is now just equal to nine days of net imports, and there is no national reserve of crude oil. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has many times proposed raising the reserve to 15 days or 30 days of net imports.

Vietnam faces challenges in ensuring sustainable development

As a rapidly growing economy, Vietnam is facing many difficulties in ensuring energy security, green and sustainable development, insiders have said.

Vietnam, US hold fourth energy security dialogue

Representatives of the two sides presented key issues in bilateral energy cooperation including clean electricity production, electricity market development, energy saving and efficiency, transmission and energy storage.

Power planning: variables that need to be solved

Demand balance has always been an important input for the development planning of the power industry. It is necessary to carefully calculate future electricity demand to balance supply and demand and ensure energy security for the country.

PDP8 priorities and risks addressed

The progression of the country’s National Power Development Plan 8 is a particularly important task for Vietnam to mobilise the resources required to provide sufficient electricity and ensure overall energy security.

Miners lobby for right to export coal without limitation, MOIT demurs

Coal miners want the government to open the door for them to export high-quality coal, saying that Vietnam does not use this type of coal or uses very little of it.

Is gas-fired power the future for Vietnam?

While environmentalists affirm that use of gas-fired power will be inevitable in Vietnam, some energy experts think it is not the right time to think of developing this expensive type of energy in the country.

Energy security: Vietnam says ‘no’ to coal-fired thermopower

Under a scenario described in the eighth national power development master plan (Plan 8), which is now being compiled, Vietnam would not build more coal-fired thermopower plants from 2026 to 2030.

$43mn solar power plant inaugurated in Ninh Thuan

The 45-MW Phuoc Ninh solar power plant was officially inaugurated in Thuan Nam district in south-central Ninh Thuan province on June 22.

Energy strategy fit for private backers

Vietnam has enacted its strategic orientations for energy development through to 2030 and with a vision for the next quarter of a century, encouraging more of the private sector to develop for the future, and ensuring energy security.

Strategy aims to ensure national energy security

The National Energy Development Strategy by 2030, with vision to 2045 aims to ensure national energy security, which serves as a foundation for growth.

Singapore wants to connect power network with neighbouring countries

Wong Kim Yin, CEO of SP Group, a state-owned power grid operator of Singapore, has said his group wants to build more connections to neighbouring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy.

Energy using efficiency remains pressing issue

Vietnam is among the top energy consumption countries in the region and the world. Hence, it’s never better to cutting down energy consumption and mull over solutions for efficient use of energy.

Vietnam’s long road to energy security

Le Van Luc, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Electricity and Renewable Energy in Vietnam tells Hải Quan (Customs) newspaper that it will take at least a decade for the nation to achieve full energy security.

Water sources for energy development decline in quality, quantity

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s water resource security is facing challenges at a time of climate change.

Vietnam needs to develop renewable energy

Associate Professor Nguyen Minh Due, chairman of the Viet Nam Energy Science Council speaks to Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper about the need to develop renewable energy in Viet Nam.

Nuclear power key for security, Russian expert

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Pavel A. Belousov from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) talks with Viet Nam News Agency about the importance of nuclear power for sustainable economic development.

Russia and Ukraine agree gas supply deal

 Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.

Renewable energy need of the hour

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's ever increasing demand is driving the development of renewable energy to help ensure the nation's energy security, while protecting the environment.

Doing business with China could increase energy security risks

 VietNamNet Bridge – Economists have urged the government to take actions to ensure Vietnam’s energy security in case tensions escalate in the East Sea, stressing that this is the biggest danger to the country if the situation gets worse.