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  1. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Brazil and Japan to team up on offshore oil project

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by AFP

    ... shipbuilding industry by training experts with Japanese help, according to the draft. The business daily Nikkei said the leaders are expected to reach agreement during their talks on cooperation ... trillion yen, Nikkei said. Major Japanese shipbuilders, such as IHI and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, are proposing to build large floating platforms, it added. In October last year, ...

  2. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Sino-Dutch consortium spends up on feasibility study for tidal energy

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... firms and university institutes have joined industry and academic partners on the mainland in the venture. The project, worth up to US$15 billion, would also need to have its environmental ...

  3. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Proposed giant tidal plant for mainland China is far-off dream

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... dolphins and egrets near Xiamen should also be studied, he added. Industry watchers said the biggest hurdle facing the project is pure economics. According to Steijn, the per MW construction cost ... of Asia utilities research at Citi. "With such a long dam needed to be built out into the sea, it may also face opposition from the shipping and fishing industries." Gary Chiu, head ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Solar industry bouncing back on mainland China after prolonged downturn

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Energy firms are once again developing huge projects thanks to financial sweeteners Mainland solar industry bounces back The mainland's solar panel industry is showing signs ... are expanding production capacity, even though the overall sector remains mired in a severe glut. But industry officials worry fast-growing generation capacity will increase fiscal pressures on China ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - ENERGY

    Book review: The Burning Answer, by Keith Barnham

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... He has worked to commercialise his discoveries, but has come up against the chronic failure of British industry and finance to nurture such innovative technology. He proposes a combination ...

  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Timely Russian gas deliveries to China look far from certain

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Eric Ng

    ... gas in the next five financial years. Macquarie Securities analysts said in a research report they expected Russian gas to start flowing to China in 2019 at the earliest and that a ramp-up ... "Russian [infrastructure] projects are typically over budget and late," the report said, which cited an even more conservative projection by industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie. "Given ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Chinese demand for Indonesian coal increases despite pollution fears

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Eric Ng

    ... Xin-wei, the chief executive of the Hong Kong-listed company, said it planned to mine and sell 4.5 million to 5 million tonnes of coal during this financial year to March, up from 3.8 million tonnes and 2.8 million tonnes in the past two financial years. "Indonesia is close to both India and China, and its coal production cost is among the lowest in the world as 99 per cent ...

  8. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Rising US gas exports set to boost demand for LPG ships

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:45am by BLOOM

    ... LPG in the US, used for cooking and heating and as a feedstock for the petrochemicals industry, is mostly produced as a by-product of natural gas. US crude output reached 8.48 million barrels ... Latsco ordered 12 ships in 2013, including four VLGCs from South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries, three long-range product tankers from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and five medium-range ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Chinese firms eye Mexican oil and gas industry

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris The Mexican government’s opening up of its oil and gas industry is attracting major interest from investors worldwide, including companies from China and Singapore, ... to Congress last week secondary laws that will flesh out the rules for the shake-up of the industry. Guajardo said companies from all around the globe had been following the government’s efforts ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong needs reserves of natural gas and more energy sources: lawmaker

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... cereals, flour and powdered formula for infants, is managed by the Trade and Industry Department. It is unclear which department natural gas reserves would fall under. Leung said the city should ...




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