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Jordan Approves Oil Shale Extraction Agreement with British Firm

Jordan Approves Oil Shale Extraction Agreement with British Firm

Oct 08, 2011 at 08:52 | Charles Kennedy

According to a statement from the UK embassy in Amman, the Jordanian government has given formal approval to an agreement signed in March for British company Jordan Energy and Mining…

Burmese Activists Seek Suspension of Chinese Natgas Pipeline Project

Burmese Activists Seek Suspension of Chinese Natgas Pipeline Project

Oct 08, 2011 at 08:51 | Joao Peixe

Following newly elected Burmese President Thein Sein’s decision to halt the Myitsone dam hydroelectric project on the Irrawaddy River, Burmese activists now want him to shelve the $1.5 billion Shwe…

Egypt Predicts New Israel Natural Gas Deal Shortly

Egypt Predicts New Israel Natural Gas Deal Shortly

Oct 06, 2011 at 19:32 | Joao Peixe

Egyptian Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab said that his country will soon finish drafting a new contract for natural gas exports to Israel, adding that the new contract will include a…

Turkey to Continue Prospecting for Natural Gas off Northern Cyprus

Turkey to Continue Prospecting for Natural Gas off Northern Cyprus

Oct 06, 2011 at 19:31 | Charles Kennedy

The Turkish Piri Reis exploration vessel will continue its seismic research efforts off southern Cyprus, according to a Turkish official speaking on condition of anonymity. The Piri Reis has partially…

Spain Concerned it Might Lose Control of its Largest Oil Company

Spain Concerned it Might Lose Control of its Largest Oil Company

Oct 06, 2011 at 19:29 | Joao Peixe

Spain’s government is concerned that Repsol-YPF, Spain’s largest oil company could revert to foreign ownership. Madrid’s concerns have been heightened by recent international market trades that have resulted in 30…

Bulgarian Energy Minister Discusses Kazakh Energy Exports to Europe

Bulgarian Energy Minister Discusses Kazakh Energy Exports to Europe

Oct 06, 2011 at 19:28 | Charles Kennedy

Kairgeldy Kabyldin, president of Kazakhstan's oil and gas company KazMunaiGas discussed increasing Kazakh energy exports to Europe with Bulgarian Energy Minister Traycho Traykov during the latter’s visit to the Kazakh…

Nigeria: Rethinking the Atomic Power Project

Nigeria: Rethinking the Atomic Power Project

Oct 06, 2011 at 19:27 | Charles Kennedy

Despite the 11 March nuclear debacle at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power complex, Nigeria is determined to press forward with its nuclear power agenda. On 15 September Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan…

Fukushima Nuclear Plant has 38-Hour Margin for Meltdown

Fukushima Nuclear Plant has 38-Hour Margin for Meltdown

Oct 05, 2011 at 18:18 | Joao Peixe

The Tokyo Electric Power Co., still coping with the aftermath of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami that damaged its six-reactor Fukushima nuclear power complex, announced that if the water…

Nabucco Consortium Bids for New Azeri Natural Gas Production

Nabucco Consortium Bids for New Azeri Natural Gas Production

Oct 05, 2011 at 18:16 | Charles Kennedy

Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH has submitted a comprehensive transportation proposal to the consortium developing Stage 2 of Azerbaijan’s offshore Caspian Shah Deniz natural gas field. Nabucco Gas Pipeline International…

Uganda’s Power Plants to Come Online by the End of the Year

Uganda’s Power Plants to Come Online by the End of the Year

Oct 05, 2011 at 18:14 | Charles Kennedy

In a significant development alleviating some of East Africa’s chronic electricity shortages, the 250 megawatt Bujagali Hydropower plant will bring its first 50 megawatt unit online in November, and the…

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