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Energy Companies Planning Major Alaska Pipeline

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Four energy companies say they plan to build a natural gas pipeline in the remote U.S. state of Alaska and then ship liquefied natural gas to Asia. Officials from Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, BP and TransCanada told Alaska officials late Wednesday the nearly 1,300-kilometer-long pipeline would run from the state’s North Slope energy fields above the […]

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Bangladesh Signs Gas Deal with Russia’s Gazprom

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh’s state-run energy corporation, Petrobangla, on Thursday signed an agreement with Russian energy giant Gazprom to drill 10 development gas wells. Bangladeshi officials said the two companies signed the deal worth almost $200 million in the capital, Dhaka, paving the way for drilling the wells in the country’s six state-owned gas fields. The officials expressed […]

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Ukraine, Russia Schedule Next Gas Talks

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine and Russia have announced plans to hold their next talks on the price and volume of natural gas supply on January 15. Both countries on Monday mentioned the positive and constructive nature of the talks and appear optimistic that an agreement can be reached. Ukraine is trying to get a reduction in the amount […]

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Turkmenistan to Pump More Gas to China

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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China’s energy hungry economy is about to get a big boost from a growing Central Asian republic. Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday Turkmenistan has agreed to boost its natural gas shipments to China by more than 60 percent a year. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is in Beijing for a series of meetings with top Chinese officials, […]

Egypt Arrests Islamist Leader Tied to Pipeline Bombings

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian police have arrested a leading member of an armed Islamist group suspected of several bombings of a pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan. Officials say Mohammed el-Tihi was arrested Sunday in the northern Sinai town of al-Arish. Egyptian authorities say he is responsible for a series of attacks on the pipeline that has […]

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Egypt Gas Pipeline to Jordan, Israel Hit by 2 Blasts

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say a pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was hit by two explosions early Thursday — the sixth such attack this year. The officials say the first blast occurred near the northern Sinai town of al-Arish. A second explosion took place near a pumping station in the same sector. Witnesses said […]

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Egypt Gas Pipeline to Jordan, Israel Hit by Blast

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say a pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was hit by an explosion early Thursday — the sixth time this year. The officials say the blast occurred near the northern Sinai town of al-Arish. No other details were immediately available.

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Eni: Huge Natural Gas Find Off Mozambique 50% Larger

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Italian energy company Eni says a huge natural gas discovery off Mozambique is 50 percent larger than previously announced. The Rome-based firm said Thursday that while it was deepening a well in the Mamba South exploration zone, workers found a new, separate pool of gas. The company says it now expects to find up […]

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Russia Slams EU Plan for Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has criticized a European Union decision to open discussions with former Soviet states Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on a pipeline project that could deliver the Caspian region’s vast natural gas reserves directly to western Europe. In a statement Tuesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said such an agreement would fail to take into account […]

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Ukraine to Guarantee Gas Deliveries

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine says it will guarantee the transit of Russian natural gas to Europe regardless of the outcome of a Ukrainian dispute with Russia about the price of the gas deliveries. Ukrainian Energy and Coal Minister Yuriy Boyko made the pledge to foreign diplomats in Kyiv on Thursday. European nations want Ukraine and Russia to avoid […]

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