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  1. Criticism rejected over China Gas sackings

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang A substantial shareholder of China Gas Holdings has rejected criticism of its role in dumping two directors. SK Group of South Korea, which effectively holds 9.7 per cent of China Gas, said yesterday that it fulfilled its obligations and duties as a shareholder during a China Gas meeting on Tuesday. The Korean chaebol said the meeting was conducted 'in a fair, ...

  2. Central Asia's new great game draws a player with an eye for oil and gas

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn David Robson is a large, cheerful man from the north of England with a big ambition- he wants to create the biggest oil and gas company in Central Asia, and is well-positioned ... geological potential for oil and gas. It's a vast region covering many different sedimentary basins. Many of them are either poorly explored or unexplored,' says Robson. Tethys Petroleum ...

  3. Battle for resources

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... oil and gas under the sea, and governments want to make sure they get their share of the prize. Scientists predict that within a decade, rising temperatures could leave most of the Arctic ... Pole and planted a Russian flag on the seabed, claiming rights to the seabed in the area. A Canadian politician last month suggested renaming the Northwest Passage the 'Canadian Northwest ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... season it will probably have an effect on demand for their services for the remainder of this one. China, Russia lay ground for gas pipeline Assistant Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping and the Russian ambassador to China Sergey Razov are scheduled to hold a press briefing today. Media speculate both sides may announce a gas pipeline deal, ahead of President Hu Jintao's visit ...

  5. letters

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The only gas supplier in Hong Kong, Towngas, recently announced it is raising its tariff by 0.6 HK cents per megajoule. Some people have protested against the price hike, as Towngas had reported it made billions of dollars last year. The company said the price hike is to offset increasing costs, and that a concession scheme would be launched for those who need help paying their gas bill. ...

  6. 'Gas field deal will not affect territory'

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Agreement heralded as model for future A vice-minister of foreign affairs yesterday defended a deal to jointly develop the disputed East China Sea gas fields with Japan ... the Chunxiao gas field, was set up by China and is within China's territory, but under the deal, Japanese investment will be allowed in the project. The agreement prompted concerns from some ...

  7. Anti-Japanese protesters assail Beijing's gas pact

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... coastguard ship. A Sino-Japanese deal over oil and gas rights in the East China Sea also angered protesters in the capital and in Changsha, Hunan province, where more than 500 people demonstrated ... the oil-gas deal with Tokyo to enthusiastic passers-by. 'In the pamphlet we explain to the people why China has made a mistake by signing the deal with Japan,' an organiser said. ...

  8. Fears gas project will fuel tensions in Papua

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Jakarta A coalition of 30 international human rights organisations has warned that a new US$6 billion gas project could worsen the security situation in Papua, the troubled Indonesian region that has recently experienced a rise in tensions. The Tangguh liquefied natural gas project in Bintuni Bay is spearheaded by BP, which owns more than 37 per cent ...

  9. Poppies symbolise those killed in war, not the glory of empire

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is very unfortunate that ill-informed individuals like Ms Rosanna Yam ('Poppy-wearing goes too far', November 30) should continue to impose values of British imperialism onto the wearing of the poppy, when the only thing wearers have in mind ...

  10. Keep plants at home and help green the city

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read an article about green rooftops recently. By turning our roofs into gardens full of plants, we could help reduce Hong Kong's temperature and air pollution. Air pollution ... at the University of Hong Kong, Jim Chi-yung, said rooftop gardens would also cool down the city and reduce energy consumption. Professor Jim is currently testing rooftop gardens. The plants would also ...




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