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  • Attack Destroys NATO Fuel Tankers in Pakistan

    Published 08 August 2011 | viewed 5,086 times

    Sixteen tankers carrying oil for NATO troops in Afghanistan were destroyed by a bomb at a terminal on the outskirts of Peshawar, in the latest…

  • Kenya develops unique Bio-Ethanol Gel Biofuel for Kitchen Use

    Published 08 August 2011 | viewed 16,859 times

    The bio-ethanol gel is an alternative biofuel developed by Consumer's Choice Limited to reduce Kenya’s reliance on imported petroleum. Consumer's Choice Limited business development manager Mohamed…

  • Thailand, Cambodia Restart Talks on Overlapping Gas Claims

    Published 06 August 2011 | viewed 5,460 times

    While international attention has largely focused on China’s disputes with its neighbors the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei over the offshore riches of the…

  • Lebanon’s Parliament Passes Maritime Border Law

    Published 06 August 2011 | viewed 5,287 times

    Concerned about possible Israeli encroachment upon recently discovered offshore natural gas fields, Lebanon’s Parliament has passed draft legislation demarcating its maritime borders with Israel. The…

  • Despite Fukushima, Japan Still Bids for Turkish Contract

    Published 04 August 2011 | viewed 6,123 times

    Despite the March nuclear debacle at Japan’s Daichi nuclear power complex, Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company is continuing to bid for a Turkish nuclear power…

  • Filipino Insurgents Oppose Privatization of Hydropower Facilities

    Published 04 August 2011 | viewed 4,952 times

    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has expressed opposition to the privatization of the Agus and Pulangui hydropower plant facilities in Mindanao. The MILF has also…

  • Australia Investigates Agave as a Super Biofuel

    Published 03 August 2011 | viewed 7,510 times

    A new study by University of Sydney and England's Oxford University researchers is investigating the possibility that the agave plant could be farmed as a…

  • Japan's Itochu Now Producing and Selling Bioethanol in Brazil

    Published 03 August 2011 | viewed 4,568 times

    Itochu and New York- based Bunge Limited have started a joint venture company that is now producing and selling bioethanol in Brazil. The Itochu- Bunge Limited…

  • US to Discuss Nuclear Cooperation with Saudi Arabia

    Published 02 August 2011 | viewed 5,716 times

    According to insiders in Washington speaking off the record, the United States is planning discussions with Saudi Arabia about civilian nuclear cooperation. The issue has…

  • India Considers Paying Iran for Oil Imports in Rupees

    Published 02 August 2011 | viewed 5,217 times

    India’s government has decided to pay for its imports of Iranian oil in rupees.The decision by one of the world’s strongest emerging economies, represents yet…

  • Eritrea: Micro-Dam Under Construction in Dembe-Habtetsion

    Published 02 August 2011 | viewed 5,749 times

    A micro-dam is under construction in Eritrea’s Dembe-Habtetsion administrative area, Elaberad sub-zone, at a cost of over $331,000. The project is designed to provide reliable potable…

  • Massive Growth for Indian Wind Energy Company Suzlon Energy

    Published 01 August 2011 | viewed 4,567 times

    India’s Suzlon Energy, the world's fifth largest wind turbine supplier, today reported a net profit of $1.3 million for period April-June quarter of 2011-12. The profit…

  • Solar Energy Receives Voter Support in Missouri

    Published 01 August 2011 | viewed 4,985 times

    Missouri’s solar rebate program, enacted by voters in Proposition C's Renewable Energy Standard, has survived legislative and legal challenges. Missouri’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously…

  • South Korea and India Sign Nuclear Energy Agreement

    Published 30 July 2011 | viewed 4,917 times

    South Korea and India signed a nuclear energy agreement on 25 July that will permit South Korean companies to enter India’s burgeoning nuclear energy market…

  • Spain’s Repsol-YPF Earnings Hit by Libyan Civil War

    Published 30 July 2011 | viewed 5,148 times

    Repsol-YPF, Spain’s largest oil company, said its second-quarter earnings dropped 7.3 percent after refining margins narrowed and output declined because of the Libyan civil war.…

  • Shell Defends Sale of Nigeria Oil Blocs as Legal

    Published 28 July 2011 | viewed 5,743 times

    Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has defended its decision to divest itself of some of its equity in oil concessions in Nigeria’s…

  • Chinese Companies Compete for Power Plant Contracts in Poland

    Published 28 July 2011 | viewed 10,864 times

    As if any proof is need of rising Chinese economic power in Europe, Chinese companies are now bidding for power plant contracts in Poland. During the…

  • Colombian Oil Workers Disrupt Production, Army Sent In

    Published 27 July 2011 | viewed 4,420 times

    Striking Colombian oil workers last week disrupted production at Canadian Pacific Rubiales Energy Oil Company’s Campo Rubiales facility. The company estimates that production losses have…

  • Romania's Attempt to Sell Minority Stock in Petrom Fails

    Published 27 July 2011 | viewed 4,553 times

    Romanian President Traian Basescu believes that the government’s recent failed attempt to sell a minority stake in the Petrom oil corporation via a secondary offering,…

  • Kenya to Begin Power Rationing on 27 July

    Published 26 July 2011 | viewed 5,986 times

    East Africa's drought has brought down water levels at Kenya's power dams, forcing power companies to ration it. Nairobi, the Rift Valley, and western Kenya…

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