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China’s CNPC Delivers biofuel for Air China flights

Jun 29, 2011 at 17:40 | Joao Peixe

China National Petroleum Corp, Asia's largest oil producer, has delivered 15 tons of jatropha oil to help Air China schedule the country's maiden biofuel-powered test flight for later this year.…

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Indo-Burmese Dam Project Raises Concerns

Jun 29, 2011 at 17:24 | Charles Kennedy

Groups monitoring Arakan natural resources have criticized India’s $110 million Kaladan dam project for its potential negative consequences for the local populace. Arakan Rivers Network executive director Ko Tun Zaw…

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Iranian Deputy Oil Minister - Era of Cheap Oil is Over

Jun 29, 2011 at 00:16 | Joao Peixe

Iran’s deputy Oil Minister Ghazaleh Taifeh stated bluntly, "The era of cheap and low-cost oil production in Iran, which was always considered the most important advantage of Iran's oil industry,…

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Troubling Questions Arise About Russian Nuclear Specialists Killed in Crash

Jun 27, 2011 at 21:28 | Charles Kennedy

Five Russian nuclear specialists were among the 44 passengers who died when a Tu-134 airliner crashed near Petrozavodsk, Russia on 20 June. The quartet had all worked on Iran’s Bushehr…

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Energy Starved Angola to Build 150 Micro-Hydroelectric Plants

Jun 27, 2011 at 21:27 | Joao Peixe

Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water Emanuela Vieira Lopes has announced his government’s intention to build 150 micro-hydroelectric projects at a consultative meeting of Angola’s Ministério da Energia e Água.…

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Central Asian Regional Water Tensions to Increase

Jun 27, 2011 at 21:26 | Charles Kennedy

UNDP senior economist Ben Slay has reported in his blog that the water-challenged Central Asian region faces drought conditions this summer, raising tensions among Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan,…

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Israel’s Offshore Natural Gas Fields May be Hard to Protect From Terrorism

Jun 27, 2011 at 19:11 | Charles Kennedy

According to specialists, output from Israel’s Mediterranean recently discovered Leviathan offshore natural gas fields may be hard to protect from security threat. In the wake of potential terrorist threats, former…

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Japan - More Reactor Problems, This Time Reportedly Solved

Jun 27, 2011 at 17:32 | Joao Peixe

Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency recently reported that the problems with the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor in Tsuruga, dating from last August have been resolved, with officials hopeful to resume…

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Dollars Reserve Currency Status at Risk Following Russia-China Deal

Jun 26, 2011 at 20:11 | Joao Peixe

Russian Central Bank Deputy Chairman Viktor Melnikov has served notice on Washington that the world’s second largest energy exporter and world’s second largest economy are about to switch using the…

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Fukushima Politics Impacts Bulgarian-Russian Nuclear Deal

Jun 26, 2011 at 13:33 | Charles Kennedy

Since the March nuclear tragedy in Japan, many countries have been reassessing their commitments to nuclear energy, a prospect that fills U.S. and Russian companies with concerns, as they are…

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