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Consortium to build Colombia’s largest dam


August 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Brazil's Camargo Correa S.A. and Colombian firms Constructora Conconcreto S.A. and Coninsa Ramon H. S.A. has been awarded a contract to ... Read more...

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Brazil’s gasoline imports to rise


August 27th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gasoline imports will rise a minimum of 354 percent by 2020 due to falling sugar-cane ethanol production, the media reported, citing a government study.The ... Read more...

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`Cuba’s water treatment system needs to be fixed’


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system needs to be fixed, state television quoted an official as saying.National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH president Ines Maria Chapman ... Read more...

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Putin calls for auction sales of strategic deposits


July 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's strategic deposits - including reserves of 70 million tonnes of oil and 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas - should be auctioned and ... Read more...

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Beijing-Manila row over island


May 8th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) China has slammed Manila's attempt to rename Huangyan Island as Beijing is set to launch its first deep water oil rig in the South China Sea.Manila ... Read more...

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China’s to drill in South China Sea


May 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) The first deep-water drilling rig developed in China will be put into service in the South China Sea Wednesday, the country's largest offshore oil producer said ... Read more...

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Russian firm opens petroleum terminal in Spain


April 28th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Russian energy giant Lukoil inaugurated a petroleum-products terminal here Friday that is the fruit of its strategic alliance with Spain's Meroil.The 50-million-euro ($66.3 million) project at ... Read more...

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China launches oil spill response vessel


April 14th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) In a move to strengthen emergency response capabilities in case of oil spill accidents, China has put the country's first oil spill response vessels (OSRV) into ... Read more...

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CCL’s production reaches 48.01 MT in 2011-2012


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 3 (IANS) Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd(CIL), has produced 48.01 million tonnes (MT) coal in 2011-12, over the previous fiscal's total 47.52 MT, ... Read more...

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Italy at risk of drought


March 31st, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 31 (IANS) Italy is at risk of a drought due to scanty rainfall and may have to ration water this summer, experts said.The country has seen very few ... Read more...

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Chinese-Spanish venture makes oil find in Brazil


February 28th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Chinese-Spanish oil venture Repsol Sinopec Brasil has made a new oil find in Brazil's deepwater Campos Basin, with the discovery offering one of the heaviest accumulations ... Read more...

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China to promote shale gas


February 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China plans to increase efforts to explore shale gas in 2012.This natural gas has become an important source of energy in the US over the past ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes oil find


February 5th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) State-controlled energy giant Petrobras announced the discovery of an oil and natural gas accumulation in the Solimoes basin of Brazil's Amazon region.The find was ... Read more...

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China completes tunnel under Yellow river


January 9th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China has completed the construction of a tunnel under the Yellow river as part of a huge south-north water diversion project, the government said Sunday.Water diverted ... Read more...

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China’s forestry output up 24 percent


December 30th, 2011 - 6:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) The Chinese forestry industry output rose by 24.1 percent year-on-year to 2.83 trillion yuan (about $448 billion), the government announced Thursday.China produced 165 million cubic meters ... Read more...

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Now Russian gas to Europe to pass through Turkey


December 29th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS) Turkey has allowed Russia to build a gas pipeline through its part of the Black Sea, making it possible for Moscow to bypass Ukraine to deliver ... Read more...

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Iran discovers gas field


December 12th, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) Iran has discovered a gas field in the Caspian sea, Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said Sunday.The new reserve, located at a depth of 2,300 feet, is ... Read more...

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Spanish energy firm to invest $640 mn in Bolivia


November 24th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Repsol CEO Antonio Brufau told Bolivian President Evo Morales that the Spanish energy giant plans to invest $640 million in operations in this Andean nation ... Read more...

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North Korea to get $100 mn for Russian gas transit


November 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Khabarovsk (Russia), Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will get $100 million annually if it becomes a transit country for Russian gas supplies to South Korea, an official said Thursday.In ... Read more...

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China to build dam in Mauritius


October 10th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) The China Three Gorges Corp. (CTGPC), the operator of China's largest water control programme, has signed a contract with the Mauritian government to build a water ... Read more...

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Iran finds major helium reserve


October 1st, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 1 (IANS) Iran has discovered a major helium reserve, an estimated 10 billion cubic meters of gas, in the southern part of the country, the official media reported ... Read more...

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Record power generation by Bhakra, Pong


September 21st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Wednesday said it had achieved a record power generation of over 7,000 million units (MU) in the filling season (April-September) ... Read more...

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No ‘huge deficit’ in Ganges flow


September 5th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) There is no significant trend of "huge deficit" in the water flows of the Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra rivers, the Rajya Sabha was told Monday."The ... Read more...

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Ukraine slashes Russian gas purchases for 2012


September 1st, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine, which is in a bitter row with Moscow over prices for gas, has slashed the Russian gas purchases for 2012.Ukraine has slashed its purchases ... Read more...

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Underground river named after Indian-origin scientist


August 26th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian scientists has discovered the existence of an underground river some 6,000 km long running beneath the Amazon River. The river has been named after an ... Read more...

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Turkish pipeline explosion halts gas exports from Iran


August 12th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian gas flow to Turkey was halted on Friday after an explosion damaged a pipeline in eastern Turkey, Iranian state-run media reported.Firefighters were dispatched to the scene and ... Read more...

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Iran finds new gas field


August 9th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) Iran has discovered a new gas field containing about 495 billion cubic meters of natural gas worth $133 billion in the southern part of the country.The ... Read more...

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KG basin gas output 31 percent lower


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government Tuesday said the average gas production in the Reliance Industries-operated oil and gas blocks in the Krishna Godavari basin during April-June was 31 ... Read more...

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18 killed in central Vietnam rockslide


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
HANOI, VIETNAM (BNO NEWS) -- A quarry rockslide killed 18 people and wounded six others on Friday in central Vietnam's Nghe An province, authorities said Saturday.The victims, including 11 women, were found ... Read more...

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Russia ready to disengage liquefied gas for Japan: Putin


March 20th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is ready to increase its gas deliveries to Europe by six billion cubic metres for 100 ... Read more...

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China aspires to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 2015


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 5 (ANI): China aims to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16 percent in the five years to 2015, according to Premier Wen Jiabao.Speaking at the opening of ... Read more...

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Mud volcano flow to last 26 years


February 25th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, Feb 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers say the mud volcano in Indonesia that left several people homeless would continue to flow for the next 26 years.The volcano first erupted in 2006 in ... Read more...

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2.57 million Chinese affected by drought


January 31st, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 31 (ANI): Around 2.57 million people and 77.4 million mu (5.16 million acres) of crops have reportedly been affected by the ongoing drought in China.The Xinhua news agency quoted ... Read more...

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‘It will take 300yrs to reclaim land swallowed by deserts in China’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A senior official has said that despite the Chinese government's efforts to prevent desertification, it will take close to 300 years to reclaim the land that has ... Read more...

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Bolivia plans $1.73 bn in energy investments in 2011


December 27th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia plans to invest $1.73 billion in the energy industry in 2011, focusing on gas to ensure adequate production to supply Argentina and Brazil, as well as ... Read more...

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