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  1. Oil on Water

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Oil on Water by Paul French and Sam Chambers Zed Books, HK$206 In a world without oil, the following could happen in East Asia: in China the rapid slowdown in manufacturing could lead to mass unemployment, which may result in social discont ...

  2. Titan puts faith in oil imports after sharp income fall

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Titan Petrochemicals Group is pinning its hopes on a higher growth rate in mainland crude oil imports to help improve this year's profit, hit by lower tanker lease rates and higher interest and depreciation expenses. The oil transport and tra ...

  3. Harm's way?

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer When a city gets packed into a small area, as with Hong Kong, there are bound to be oddities with planning and design. The living room that overlooks a neighbour's bathroom, the hotel with a bird's eye view of a cemetery, and buil ...

  4. Marginal traders resort to selling dirty fuel

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Marian Carroll

    ... Marian Carroll in Denpasar Gung Aji is dealing with a public relations crisis; sitting on a stool outside his tiny kiosk on a dusty track in Bunbungan village in Semarapura, a public-transport hub in southeast Bali, he is anxious to clear his name of accu ...

  5. China playing catch-up on electric vehicles

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com China will move faster to develop its clean-energy vehicle industry to regain ground lost to the United States and tackle the pressing issue of rising fuel consumption at home, the State Council says. A State Council meeting p ...

  6. shedding light

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Kerosene for home lighting was the principal value-added product of petroleum refining at the time. Until the internal combustion engine revolutionised transport around the world, petrol ...

  7. Blue-sky generators

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh cloh@civic-exchange.org Is there a quick fix for the polluting emissions from the tens of thousands of factories in the Pearl River Delta that are contributing to the heavy, grey-yellow smog that too often blankets the whole region? Yes, the ...

  8. Customs seizes year's biggest haul of smuggled mainland fuel

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Anita Lam Customs has made this year's biggest seizure of untaxed petrol, smuggled from the mainland by sea, as pump prices exceed HK$15 a litre- nearly three times the mainland price. Officers arrested four men, seized about 60,000 l ...

  9. Petrol station that overcharged faces prosecution

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government is seeking legal advice from the Department of Justice on whether to prosecute a petrol station in Tuen Mun that overcharged customers. Stephen Ip Shu-kwan, Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, said customs officers were ...

  10. Taxi and minibus drivers protest LPG price rise

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.43pm: As many as 200 taxi and minibus drivers staged a slow-drive in Central on Monday, protesting a rise in liquefied petroleum gas prices which will take effect later this week. The drivers gathered outside the Murray Building, which houses the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, shortly after 10am, and drove around the building three times, local ...




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