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  1. Delta plants far from supplies

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The two best places for a major petrochemical plant are either near a feedstock source, such as an oil refinery, or near a large market. The three massive foreign-invested ethylene plants under construction in the Yangtze and Pearl river deltas are near large and rapidly growing consumer markets. Their feedstock sources, however, are in the Persian Gulf. The oil-rich Middle ...

  2. Lubricating a squeaky relationship

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... oil will continue to come from the western hemisphere, Africa (mainly west Africa), and the Persian Gulf. Most Chinese oil will probably continue to come from the Persian Gulf and Africa, ...

  3. Shanghai plans to build its own artificial island

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Shanghai residents who want to live on an artificial island will not have to fly all the way to Dubai if the city's plan to build its own version of the Persian Gulf state's Palm and World islands comes to fruition. Shanghai's Municipal Ocean Bureau plans to build an artificial island shaped like a magnolia - the city's official flower ...

  4. A lesson from the disaster in the gulf

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck One month ago the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 workers and sinking the drilling rig they had been working on. Since then the well has ... on their annual migration, while the roads and pipelines on the land disrupt the lives of caribou and other animals. But more importantly, as the incident in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us, drilling ...

  5. Australia offers to buy back sheep stranded at sea

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... The government acts amid a growing public outcry over 'the ship of shame' The Australian government yesterday said it would buy 50,000 sheep stranded in the Persian Gulf onboard ... Truss said Australian officials were continuing negotiations with the British army to send the sheep to Iraq. Talks are also being held with buyers in the Gulf, Europe, Africa and South America. ...

  6. Iranian reactor could be next on US-Israeli hit list

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... by Russia, is nearing completion at Bushehr on the Persian Gulf. Moscow is also supplying the low-enriched uranium for the reactor - and insisting that all spent fuel be returned to Russia. ...

  7. Seoul scores in the fight for energy

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tendrils to other sources of oil, but a lot of western commentators are asking what use it is if they are still essentially tied to a world oil market dominated by the Persian gulf,' said Greg ...

  8. The treasure islands of Southeast Asia

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... more distant sources, including the volatile Persian Gulf. Under international law, islands can be the key to ownership of huge swathes of the seabed and continental shelf that surrounds them. ...

  9. Choose your weave

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Flat-weave rugs have been used for millennia as flooring, wall hangings, saddle pads and prayer rugs. 'Aubussons, dhurries and kelims all use the same technique,' says Christopher Sharp. 'They are a simple weave in which the ...

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    Safety first in the race for Arctic oil

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ARNE JERNELOV

    ... in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 happened in the best possible place in terms of nearby resources for capping a blowout: the Gulf of Mexico contains the world's largest concentration of oil ... In the Gulf, the clean-up operations engaged tens of thousands of people. Where are such people to be found in the Arctic? Furthermore, in warm waters, most of the oil and its effects largely dissipate ...




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