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  1. Natural-gas price reforms to match world levels expected to take time

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing Mainland natural gas prices will need to catch up with international levels as imports rise, but the reform will take a long time, according to a senior energy official at the country's economic policy planner. As the mainland gas market rapidly develops, with multiple gas sources, pricing becomes an increasingly complex issue that needs to balance the interests ...

  2. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Sinopec details sale plan of fuel unit

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:32am by Eric Ng

    ... plan of fuel unit China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) aims to complete by the third quarter a fund-raising exercise for its fuel marketing operations to help cut debt, fund shale gas development and fuel quality upgrade programmes. The nation's second-largest oil and gas producer and the world's second-largest oil refiner plans to set up a company to hold its motor fuel ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    US Navy turns seawater into fuel

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:13am by AFP

    ... US experts have found out how to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas from seawater. Then, using a catalytic converter, they transformed them into a fuel by a gas-to-liquids process. ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Development hailed as a game-changer that could ultimately power planes as well as ships Milestone for US Navy as it turns seawater into fuel The US Navy ...

  4. News - China - RESOURCES

    China drills 7km borehole in 'roof of world' in oil and gas hunt

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:53am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... punched a seven-kilometre borehole into the Tibetan Plateau in their bid to tap the region's oil and natural gas resources. It is the deepest borehole ever drilled at such extreme altitudes, ... of fossil fuels and minerals elsewhere in the country. But the government wants to lessen the country's dependence on oil imports and is funding domestic scientific research to the hilt. ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    U.S. shale gas bonanza to spur China fuel trade growth

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York The mainland's imports of propane, butane and isobutene jumped 23pc on year in August US gas bonanza spurs China fuel trade growth US exports of natural gas liquids, already at a record amid surging output from shale deposits, are poised to quadruple by 2020 as the expansion of the Panama Canal cuts shipping costs to Asia. Deliveries of the fuels ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Bottom line is missing in fuel debate

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... is missing in fuel debate The new energy consultation paper raises more questions than answers, disappointing many who had expected officials to explain the impacts of the two proposed options put ... requires boosting the use of natural gas at the city's power plants so that it accounts for 60 per cent of energy production by 2020. Officials said the costs of generating power would double ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    New gas terminal could cut fuel costs

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... New gas terminal could promise future of cheap fuel bills It is not uncommon nowadays for the man in the street to be hit with an increase in energy costs, passed on by utilities companies ... would have to increase use of cleaner natural gas as fuel. As the long-term natural gas price is linked to the oil price, which has gone up from around US$20 per barrel in the early 2000s ...

  8. Carnarvon fuels growth through innovation, strategic partnerships

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 05:48pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh, Christina Liedke and David Bell

    ... Petroleum navigates through the changing market trends in the upstream oil and gas industry. In operation since the 1980s, Perth-based Carnarvon retains producing oil and gas interests in Thailand ... Together with oilfield operator Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas), Carnarvon has started revitalising production at the L44/43 and L33/43 concessions located within Thailand's Phetchabun ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Better than expected profit fuels rise in China Gas Holdings

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 02:30pm by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Gas Holdings share price jumped six per cent on Thursday morning after the company unveiled a better-than-expected annual profit. The Shenzhen-based firm, which has exclusive gas distribution concessions in 172 mainland cities, on Wednesday posted an 84.9 per cent jump in net profit to HK$1.76 billion for year to March 31. That was 21 per cent higher than ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:33am by Nan-Hie In

    ... or charcoal. In Hong Kong, however, such options are rare. In fact, gas is the fuel of choice in the city, regardless of cuisine. Most restaurant kitchens are powered by gas or electricity, even ... complicated to run a charcoal-fuelled kitchen than a gas one. Restaurants have three energy options: "conventional liquid fuel" such as kerosene, diesel or oil; "conventional solid ...




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