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Charles Kennedy

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Charles Kennedy

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  • Poland's Natural Gas Monopoly Purges and Merges

    Published 25 August 2012 | viewed 4,978 times

    Poland's natural gas monopoly, PGNiG, on Thursday announced plans to streamline its management and merge its subsidiaries after suffering major second-quarter losses. The natural gas…

  • Sudan-South Sudan Tensions Flare over Oil-Rich Abyei

    Published 25 August 2012 | viewed 4,272 times

    As new talks are set to get underway between Sudan and South Sudan, another skirmish is threatening the shaky peace as the two sides spar…

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Passes Key Tax Disclosure Ruling

    Published 25 August 2012 | viewed 6,391 times

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday passed in a 2 to 1 vote a requirement for American oil and mining companies to disclose…

  • Australia's Mining Boom Over?

    Published 25 August 2012 | viewed 5,223 times

    Australian officials are sparring over the status of the country’s mining industry, with Resources Minister Martin Ferguson telling the media that the nation’s mining boom…

  • Israel Reaches Out to US for Oil and Gas Development

    Published 25 August 2012 | viewed 9,580 times

    Israel Natural Gas Lines' is energetically courting US majors to develop its oil and gas industry, inviting firms specializing in exploration, production, pipeline construction, logistical…

  • Energy Independence by 2020 with Romney?

    Published 23 August 2012 | viewed 4,797 times

    Presidential candidate Mit Romney on Thursday promised voters a US entirely energy independent by 2020, the allegedly detailed plan for which he plans to unveil…

  • Wal-Mart Storms Energy World

    Published 23 August 2012 | viewed 10,018 times

    Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer now boasting two million associates and 150 million shoppers, is storming the scene with its own energy policy that has…

  • IAE, Iran to Meet in Vienna

    Published 23 August 2012 | viewed 5,456 times

    The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that Iranian representatives have agreed to meet with the agency in Vienna on Friday in another…

  • Romney Raises $6mn at Big Oil Luncheon

    Published 22 August 2012 | viewed 5,089 times

    US Presidential candidate Mit Romney attended a lucrative luncheon on Tuesday, earning an easy $6 million in campaign donations from energy executives at the $50,000-a-plate…

  • Ethiopian PM's Death Brings Uncertainty and Opportunity

    Published 22 August 2012 | viewed 8,114 times

    The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi after a lengthy illness on 20 August could have the effect of temporarily stalling the country’s grand…

  • Platinum Gains on Miner Unrest in South Africa

    Published 22 August 2012 | viewed 6,261 times

    Platinum made its biggest gains today since May amid investor concerns over tensions with minors in South Africa and clashes between strikers and security forces…

  • Beyond the Conflict, Syria's Climate Realities

    Published 20 August 2012 | viewed 6,304 times

    Half a decade of drought has forced the migration of 1.5 million rural residences to Syria’s urban centers, as the regime has paid little attention to…

  • BP Risks Losing Status as Top Energy Firm with Sale of Prime Assets

    Published 20 August 2012 | viewed 5,390 times

    BP risks losing its status as one of the largest and most diverse energy firms in the world as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

  • Chevron Appeals Injunction Preventing it from Operating in Brazilian Waters

    Published 18 August 2012 | viewed 5,172 times

    Following an oil spill last November, and then another leak in March, Chevron and its drilling contractor Transocean Ltd., were ordered to halt all operations…

  • We are Decades Away from a Cure for our Fossil Fuel Addiction

    Published 18 August 2012 | viewed 14,268 times

    With natural gas prices low and supplies high, we are decades away from being able to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and move to renewable…

  • Europe's Offshore Supergrid Plans

    Published 16 August 2012 | viewed 8,807 times

    As part of plans to achieve its 20% renewable energy target by 2020, European leaders signed a memorandum of understanding back in 2011 to encourage…

  • Middle East to Spend $32.7 Billion on New Energy Projects this Year

    Published 16 August 2012 | viewed 6,806 times

    Ventures Middle East, a strategic business advisory company, has recently performed a study of the Middle East and concluded that in 2012 97 new power…

  • Drought and the Second Ethanol Crash

    Published 15 August 2012 | viewed 16,083 times

    When gas prices plummeted during the recession and at least half of US ethanol producers went bankrupt in the 2008-2009 ethanol crash, ethanol production continued…

  • Greenpeace Warns that China's Coal Expansion will Lead to a Water Crisis

    Published 15 August 2012 | viewed 4,632 times

    As part of plans to overhaul its electricity generation network, China will build 16 large coal fired power plants in its arid northern and western…

  • Chevron Refinery May Close for Six Months Following Fire

    Published 14 August 2012 | viewed 5,278 times

    Investigators have checked over the site of the fire at Chevron’s refinery at Richmond and have compiled their preliminary report. They have found extensive damage…

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