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Japan is capable of Replacing Nuclear Power with Renewables

Japan is capable of Replacing Nuclear Power with Renewables

Sep 17, 2011 at 13:58 | Joao Peixe

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, a leading proponent of Germany phasing out nuclear power, has said that in the wake of Japan’s disastrous 11 March Fukushima nuclear accident that the…

India to Unveil its Nuclear-Capacity Addition Plan at IAEA Meeting

India to Unveil its Nuclear-Capacity Addition Plan at IAEA Meeting

Sep 17, 2011 at 13:57 | Charles Kennedy

India will disclose its plans to expand its civilian nuclear power generation programs at next week’s 55th annual International Atomic Energy Agency meeting in Vienna. India’s Atomic Energy Commission chairman…

Australia and U.S. Working Together on Renewable Aviation Fuels

Australia and U.S. Working Together on Renewable Aviation Fuels

Sep 17, 2011 at 13:55 | Joao Peixe

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration and Australia’s Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have initiated a Memorandum of Understanding to continue and coordinate research on the development…

Iraq to Boost Oil Output to 3 Million Barrels a Day by Year End

Iraq to Boost Oil Output to 3 Million Barrels a Day by Year End

Sep 15, 2011 at 19:16 | Charles Kennedy

Addressing an energy conference in the Jordanian capital Amman, Iraqi Oil Minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi said, "We seek with international companies to produce three million barrels per day (bpd) by the…

Russia’s Lukoil to Establish Solar Energy Plant in Uzbekistan

Russia’s Lukoil to Establish Solar Energy Plant in Uzbekistan

Sep 15, 2011 at 19:15 | Joao Peixe

Russian Lukoil president Vagit Alekperov said that his company intends to develop alternative energy projects in Uzbekistan. During the Soviet era, Uzbekistan was the USSR’s leading center for solar research…

Kenyan Solar Project to Provide Cheaper Energy to Manufacturers

Kenyan Solar Project to Provide Cheaper Energy to Manufacturers

Sep 15, 2011 at 19:14 | Charles Kennedy

Kenya’s Export Processing Zone Authority (EZPA) by 2013 will establish either a solar or biomass power plant costing $84 million to provide cheaper alternative energy to manufacturers in its zones.…

Canadian Company Strikes Oil in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin

Canadian Company Strikes Oil in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin

Sep 15, 2011 at 19:13 | Joao Peixe

Canada’s Americas Petrogas and joint venture partner Gran Tierra Energy made a “significant discovery of oil” in the first of three exploration wells drilled in its Rinconada Norte bloc concession…

Iran to Install Persian Gulf’s Largest Offshore Oil Platform

Iran to Install Persian Gulf’s Largest Offshore Oil Platform

Sep 15, 2011 at 19:11 | Charles Kennedy

Operations to install the P4 platform, built by Iranian experts, in Iran’s offshore Persian Gulf Reshadat oil field, 110km south west of Lavan island, will start next week. According to…

Russian Oil Major Rosneft and Energy Giant ExxonMobil to Cooperate

Russian Oil Major Rosneft and Energy Giant ExxonMobil to Cooperate

Sep 14, 2011 at 19:17 | Charles Kennedy

According to Russian oil major Rosneft head Eduard Khudainatov, his company and U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil will develop a detailed plan of joint projects by the end of the year.…

Iranian President Inaugurated New Hydroelectric Plant in Tajikistan

Iranian President Inaugurated New Hydroelectric Plant in Tajikistan

Sep 14, 2011 at 19:15 | Joao Peixe

On 12 September Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad along with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon inaugurated Tajikistan’s new Sangtuda-2 hydroelectric power facility. Ahmadinejad said, "The Iranian and Tajik nations cannot be separated…

Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Research Center Retiring 500 Workers

Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Research Center Retiring 500 Workers

Sep 14, 2011 at 19:14 | Charles Kennedy

Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Research Center, site of the country’s first and only nuclear power plant, came online at some point between 1962 and 1964. The airspace over it is closed…

Indonesia’s PT PLN Urges BP Migas to Complete Gas Swap Agreement

Indonesia’s PT PLN Urges BP Migas to Complete Gas Swap Agreement

Sep 14, 2011 at 19:12 | Joao Peixe

Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company PT PLN has requested that upstream oil and gas regulator BPMigas swiftly complete a swap agreement to channel natural gas from BPMigas’ Grissik field in South…

Sudan Says That South Sudan to Pay Outstanding Oil Fees

Sudan Says That South Sudan to Pay Outstanding Oil Fees

Sep 13, 2011 at 23:25 | Joao Peixe

South Sudan's Ministry of Petroleum and Mining Undersecretary David Loro Gubek said that Sudan and South Sudan were evenly splitting proceeds of the 500,000 oil barrels the two countries produced…

Uruguay Developers Offer Cheaper Power from Private Wind Farms

Uruguay Developers Offer Cheaper Power from Private Wind Farms

Sep 13, 2011 at 23:23 | Charles Kennedy

Uruguay’s, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining Ramon Mendez, notined that by 2015 Uruguay could have $1.3 billion dollars of wind farms after developers promised cheaper electricity than that from…

Oil Discovery off French Guiana Mirrors Ghana’s Jubilee field

Oil Discovery off French Guiana Mirrors Ghana’s Jubilee field

Sep 13, 2011 at 23:22 | Charles Kennedy

Tullow Oil has announced its Zaedyus exploration well off the coast of French Guiana has struck oil. Tullow Oil said that its objective in drilling the Zaedyus well, which encountered…

Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group Launches Oil Platform

Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group Launches Oil Platform

Sep 13, 2011 at 23:19 | Joao Peixe

Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, better known as PetroVietnam, have launched the nation’s first indigenously built 300 foot-high drilling rig and Moc Tinh oil platform. Vietnamese President Truong Tan…

Iranian Natgas Pipeline to Pakistan to be Completed Next Year

Iranian Natgas Pipeline to Pakistan to be Completed Next Year

Sep 12, 2011 at 18:18 | Charles Kennedy

Iran’s Foreign Minister Akbar Salehi told Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani that the Iranian part of the Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline is scheduled for completion in 2012. A second…

Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. Signs 14 Contracts with Foreign Firms

Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. Signs 14 Contracts with Foreign Firms

Sep 12, 2011 at 18:17 | Joao Peixe

According to Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. executive Miheret Debebe, EEPCo has signed 14 contracts worth more than $300 million with foreign firms to increase Ethiopia’s power output. State company EEPCo…

Nigerian Government to Build Three Coal Power Stations

Nigerian Government to Build Three Coal Power Stations

Sep 12, 2011 at 18:16 | Joao Peixe

Nigerian Minister of Power Bart Nnaji said that the government will build three coal-fired power stations in Enugu, Kogi and Gombe states, each with a 3,000 megawatt capacity, to diversify…

Anglo-Turkish Genel Energy Increasing Presence in Northern Iraq

Anglo-Turkish Genel Energy Increasing Presence in Northern Iraq

Sep 12, 2011 at 18:14 | Charles Kennedy

Anglo-Turkish Genel Energy, soon to be led by former BP CEO Tony Hayward, is seeking to expand its presence in northern Iraq. Genel Energy, owned by Turkish businessman Mehmet Emin…

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