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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US scientists say natural-gas system leaks more methane than estimated

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Gas system leaks more methane than thought The natural-gas system in the United States is leaking far more methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, into the air ... to a suite of recent reports about excess leakage that have raised worldwide concerns about how natural gas, a fuel touted for its benefits over coal, may be speeding up the process of global ...

  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Beijing on target to solve natural gas price reform and shortages

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:32am by Eric Ng

    ... target' to solve key gas issues The central government may complete natural gas price reforms in three years and seasonal gas shortages will likely be resolved in two years, according to China Gas ... ventures on liquefied petroleum gas distribution and the conversion of Sinopec's petrol stations into petrol/compressed natural gas stations. Liu said a lack of an agreement ...

  3. 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, ... million) exploration agreement with Sinopec after the Tibet region showed "enormous oil and natural gas potential", according to the ministry's website. The discovery of commercially ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    US accuses Russia of ‘coercion’ after Putin warns over gas supplies to Europe

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:22am by Reuters in Washington and Moscow

    ... “We fully realise that this increases the risk of [Ukraine] siphoning off natural gas passing through Ukraine’s territory and heading to European consumers,” the letter said. Russia meets 30 per cent of Europe’s natural gas demand and half of this goes through Ukraine. The United States accused Moscow of using its vast energy reserves to pressure the former Soviet republic. “We ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Russia close to reaching gas supply deal with China

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:01am by Reuters

    ... to signing a deal to sell natural gas to China, a long-sought agreement which President Vladimir Putin could hold up to show Western sanctions over Crimea cannot isolate his country. The deal ... in China, Arkady Dvorkovich, a deputy prime minister, said the sides were close to sealing a deal that would also involve construction of a pipeline to carry 38 billion cubic metres of gas a year. ...

  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Gas sales growth eyed by Beijing Enterprises

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Eric Ng

    ... after profit rise Beijing Enterprises Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed natural gas distribution arm of the Beijing municipal government, said it is targeting faster gas sales growth this year, ... Vehicular gas distribution is also a future growth driver, he said. The municipality government plans to raise the number of compressed natural gas refilling stations to 197 from 32 ...

  7. News - China

    Natural gas price hike denied after rumours spark panic buying

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Authorities denied rumours of a nationwide hike in natural gas prices after long queues were seen outside natural gas selling stations in a number of cities ... Council, the last step before executive measures are issued. Queues outside natural gas selling stations were seen in a number of cities in at least seven provinces over the past two days. Many ...

  8. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Husky bullish on gas exploration potential in South China Sea

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Eric Ng

    ... of Husky Energy, which discovered the mainland's first major deep-sea natural gas field, said yesterday. Analysts say drilling has been limited by the availability of drilling rigs and high ... by Li Ka-shing and conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, said on Monday its Liwan natural gas project, discovered about 300 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong in 2006, had just started commercial ...

  9. Business - Money

    PetroChina shares soar on natural gas price hike

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... Shares of PetroChina open up more than six per cent higher Shares of China’s dominant oil and gas producer PetroChina soared on Tuesday after Beijing announced that it would raise natural ... natural gas in the domestic market at a loss, opened up 6.4 per cent at HK$8.78 in Hong Kong. Investment banks like Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas upgraded their ratings on the stock in reaction ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ENERGY

    Method of extracting natural gas may contaminate drinking water

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the Upper Devonian gas found in-between," he said. Hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, has led to a massive expansion of natural gas production in the US, but has been banned in other ... of North Carolina analysed 141 drinking water samples from private wells across the gas-rich Marcellus shale basin in the state of Pennsylvania. They found concentrations of methane were six times ...




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