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Japan Seeks to Boost Offshore Wind Power

Feb 23, 2018

The Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday that:    -Japan's government will submit legislation early next month to boost the use of offshore wind power    -Bill to allow operators to use sites for 30 years, from 3-5 years now…

Harsher Sanctions Needed Against Venezuela -OAS chief

Feb 20, 2018

OAS boss Almagro says regime 'has become more tyrannical.' U.S. weighs tougher sanctions after Tillerson tour. Sanctions should be stepped up against Venezuela's leaders and oil sector in response to the country's repressive political climate…

TransCanada Seeks Okay for LA Cameron Access

Feb 16, 2018

TransCanada Corp's Columbia Gulf Transmission unit on Friday filed with U.S. federal energy regulators to commence service on its Cameron Access natural gas project in Louisiana on March 1. The $300 million Cameron Access projects includes…

Merkel Sees No Threat in New Gas Pipe to Russia, Poland Disagrees

Feb 16, 2018

The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Germany and Russia poses no threat to Europe's energy security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, publicly disagreeing with her Polish counterpart.Poland, Ukraine and Baltic states fear…

China's Crude Futures Face Challenges: Russell

Feb 15, 2018

China's new crude futures contract faces a mountain of obstacles to overcome if it is to establish itself as a viable benchmark for trading with the world's largest oil importer. The Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), which is part of the Shanghai Futures Exchange…

Brightoil Petroleum Employees Charged for Fuel Theft

Feb 08, 2018

Two employees of Brightoil Petroleum (Singapore) Pte Ltd were charged in court in the city-state this week for their alleged involvement in the theft of marine fuel on board a company barge, a company executive said in a statement on Thursday…

California to Ban Crude from Trump Offshore Drilling Plan

Feb 07, 2018

California will block the transport of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs through its state, officials told Reuters, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters. California's…

Shell Russia: Impact of Western Sanctions 'minimal'

Feb 07, 2018

International oil major Royal Dutch Shell's Russian business felt minimal impact from Western sanctions on Russia, the branch's head Sergey Starodubtsev said on Wednesday, adding the firm was fully compliant with international law. Shell Neft…

BP to Boost U.S. Investment After Tax Reform

Feb 06, 2018

British oil and gas company BP will increase investment in the United States after the lowering of tax rates under President Donald Trump, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Tuesday. 'It is important for us, there is no doubt we will increase investments…

Sweden to Invest $18 million in Northvolt Battery Plant

Feb 05, 2018

Sweden will invest 146 million crowns ($18 million) in a multibillion-euro project to build Europe's biggest battery cell plant in the north of the country, its Energy Agency said on Monday. Swedish company Northvolt, whose CEO Peter Carlsson used to work for Tesla…

China Rebuffs U.S. Criticism of its Venezuela Ties

Feb 05, 2018

China's support for Venezuela has benefited ordinary people and been broadly welcomed, the foreign ministry said on Monday after the U.S. Treasury accused China of aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government with murky oil-for-loan investments…

Russia, Syria ink energy cooperation agreement

Jan 31, 2018

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli signed a 'road map' agreement for cooperation in the energy sector, the Russian Energy Ministry said on Wednesday. 'The road map provides…

Israel, Lebanon Argue over Offshore Block, Beirut Slams 'Threat'

Jan 31, 2018

Israel described as 'very provocative' on Wednesday a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender in disputed territory on the countries' maritime border, and urged international firms not to bid.Lebanese President Michel Aoun, whose country considers Israel an enemy state…

Alaska Requests Limits on US Offshore Drilling

Jan 30, 2018

Alaska Governor Bill Walker said on Tuesday he has asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to pare back a Trump administration plan for oil and gas leasing off the state's coast. While Walker supports offshore oil development, he said the…

Brent Crude Eases after Surprise Rise in U.S. Inventories

Jan 24, 2018

U.S. crude, gasoline inventories climb as traders take put options to sell crude. Brent oil prices eased on Wednesday, under pressure from a rise in U.S. crude and gasoline inventories although crude prices remained near three-year highs…

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