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Behind Chinese Protests, Growing Dismay at Pollution
(Monday, May 20, 2013) As news spread earlier this year that China's government had approved a refinery and petrochemicals base near Kunming to process crude piped in from Myanmar, a local environmental activist named Zheng Xiejian started disseminating leaflets.
More Violence Affects Final Stage Construction of Myanmar-China Pipeline
(Friday, May 17, 2013) Two Myanmar nationals working as subcontractors for CNPC were killed this week during shooting at a Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise compound near the Chinese border in the troubled Shan State of northern Myanmar.
EDITORIAL: Cyprus Needs a Concrete, Comprehensive LNG Proposal
(Friday, May 17, 2013) On the surface Cyprus President Anastasiades' visit to Israel was a success.
Security Firm Exec: Ransoms to Pirates Remain Spiraling Illegal Tax
(Thursday, May 16, 2013) The ransoms that pirates reap remain a serious stumbling block to ending maritime organized crime, the head of a Virginia-based private maritime security company said.
OPINION: How to Manipulate Oil Price Assessments
(Thursday, May 16, 2013) The vulnerability of physical crude price assessments to manipulation is an open secret within the oil industry. The surprise, perhaps, is that it took regulators so long to open a formal probe.
Putin: Russia Should Become Leader in Using Natural Gas-Based Motor Fuel
(Wednesday, May 15, 2013) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for establishing privileges and preferences for individuals and organizations that switch over to natural gas-based motor fuel.
IEA Sees Jump of 3.6M B/D in Global Refinery Runs from April to August
(Tuesday, May 14, 2013) The oil market is undergoing a positive "supply shock" as production in North America continues to grow at a record pace and refining capacity is expected to outpace demand in high-growth emerging markets, IEA said Tuesday.
Global Shale Oil Impact to Vary By Country
(Tuesday, May 14, 2013) Shale oil production could reduce global oil prices and boost the global economy, but its impact will vary by country, according to a PwC study.
Turkey Offers to Help Iraq Build New Crude Export Pipelines
(Tuesday, May 14, 2013) Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has offered to help Iraq build new oil export infrastructure and support the OPEC member as its oil production is set to increase over the years to come.
COMMENTARY: KXL Approval May Give Obama Green 'Teachable Moment'
(Friday, May 10, 2013) President Obama's first major environmental decision of his second term could be to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, profoundly disappointing environmental advocates. But the decision could be a tool to introduce other environmental policies.
Canada Minister Sees Better Prospect of Change to EU Oil-Sands Law
(Friday, May 10, 2013) A Canadian official said the possibility of changes to a proposed EU law that seeks to treat Canadian oil-sands crude as dirtier than conventional fuel have improved.
Report: Oil Consumption Shifting Balance of Power from West
(Friday, May 10, 2013) While the United States is more energy secure now than in the past, the national security picture with respect to energy is a complex one, U.S. researchers say.
Economic Outlook Continues to Weigh on Energy Markets
(Thursday, May 09, 2013) Slowing economic growth projections are not good news for global energy demand.
Japan Seeks Saudi Oil-for-Expertise Exchange
(Tuesday, May 07, 2013) When Japan´s economic miracle began in the 1960s, it depended hugely on shipments of Saudi oil. Half a century later, Japan´s new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has turned to Riyadh again.
With More Fuel-Efficient 777X in the Wings, Boeing's 747 on Deathwatch
(Tuesday, May 07, 2013) The Jumbo Jet is no match for a world of high oil prices and new, fuel-efficient airplanes that transport almost as many people, but with a much smaller fuel bill.
U.S. Gas-Export Debate Tips to Geopolitical Edge
(Monday, May 06, 2013) Increasingly, geopolitical implications are shaping the debate over whether the United States should export some of its natural gas bonanza.
Peruvian Govt Makes U-Turn on Acquiring Repsol Assets
(Monday, May 06, 2013) The administration of President Ollanta Humala decided to take a u-turn in terms of the acquisition of assets of Spanish energy firm Repsol in the country.
For US LNG and LPG Exporters, Canal Expansion Adds Market Flexibility
(Thursday, May 02, 2013) Two companies instrumental in selling LNG and LPG produced in the U.S. view the Panama Canal expansion as a means of reaching more customers.
US Gas Exports and the Panama Canal Expansion: Serendipity on Display?
(Wednesday, May 01, 2013) The Panama Canal Authority sees an opportunity with U.S. LNG exports that it did not envision six years ago.
Shale Gas Boom Fuels Rebound in Growth for N. American Smart Grid Equipment
(Wednesday, May 01, 2013) The shale gas boom in the United States will play a key role in the development of the nation's smart electricity grid, affecting almost every part of utility infrastructure decision making in the coming decade.