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    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,…

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  • Poland Still Supports Ukraine’s Oil Pipeline

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  • Deal Signed for Vietnam’s Mong Duong Power Plant

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  • Vietnam Considers Wind Power

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  • China Launches its First Fourth-Generation Nuclear Reactor

    Published 23 July 2011 | viewed 7,779 times

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  • Russian Navy’s Nuclear Power Plant Repair Funding Stolen

    Published 21 July 2011 | viewed 4,425 times

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    Published 21 July 2011 | viewed 5,367 times

    Underlining South Korea’s global energy interests, Seoul based Korea East-West Power Company Limited has negotiated a deal with the Jamaica government, which has given the…

  • Paraguay, Argentina Dispute Over Shared Hydroelectric Facility

    Published 20 July 2011 | viewed 5,838 times

    Paraguay and Argentina share interests in the Yacyretá hydroelectric dam. The tariffs for the power generated by the facility have now become an issue of…

  • Oil Industry Workers See Foreign Influence Over Failure of Oil Bill

    Published 20 July 2011 | viewed 4,905 times

    Nigeria’s National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has blamed the influence of multinational oil companies for the failure of the Petroleum Industry…

  • Burma, China Ignoring Environmental Warnings for Dam

    Published 19 July 2011 | viewed 5,390 times

    The hugely controversial Myitsone dam in northern Burma, currently under construction by the China Power Investment Corporation, was the subject of a 2009 internal report…

  • Kenya’s Oilibya Stops Paying Libyan Government

    Published 19 July 2011 | viewed 7,854 times

    Kenya’s oil marketing company Oilibya says it has suspended payments to the Libyan government. The announcement comes in the wake of sanctions issued by U.S.…

  • India Granted a Waiver by Nuclear Suppliers Group

    Published 18 July 2011 | viewed 5,125 times

    In 2008 the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the apex body that controls global nuclear commerce, granted India a waiver on the transferal of sensitive nuclear…

  • World Bank Provides $99 Million Grant for Nepal Power Project

    Published 18 July 2011 | viewed 5,085 times

    The World Bank is providing a $99 million grant for implementing the Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project. World Bank country director for Nepal, and Bangladesh…

  • National Iranian Oil Company to Issue $15 Billion in Bonds

    Published 18 July 2011 | viewed 6,111 times

    National Iranian Oil Company Managing-Director Ahmad Qalebani said that his company will issue $15 billion oil bonds in 2011. According to Qalebani, during March 2010-March 2011,…

  • Belarus Selling off its Energy Assets to Russian Firms

    Published 16 July 2011 | viewed 4,712 times

    The handwriting on the wall of the parlous state of the Belarus economy, which in the past two decades has signally failed to reform itself,…

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    Published 15 July 2011 | viewed 6,086 times

    Seeking to quell fears among its trading partners, Beijing has announced that it will keep its 2011 rare earths export quota at 2010 levels. China currently…

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