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24th May 2012

The US is trying to help New Delhi find alternative sources of supply as it grapples with rising oil prices due to sanctions on Iranian supplies.   "We are working with countries around the world...
24th May 2012

Tapping Brazil's huge offshore oil reserves will require foreign investment that only cash-rich Chinese banks are in a position to provide, industry experts said.Alvaro Teixera of the Brazilian Petroleum,...
21st May 2012

Bangladesh has found its first oil, in two gas fields in the northeastern Sylhet region, the chairman of the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) said on Sunday."This is first time that...
21st May 2012

Technology developed to measure the force of gravity in outer space has been adapted so that it can be used to prolong the life of the North Sea oil and gas industries.Astrophysicists at Aberdeen University...
17th May 2012

East Africa’s future as a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter to Asia was cemented this week after fresh discoveries were announced by Italian oil group Eni and UK companies BG Group explorer Ophir...
16th May 2012

Chinese oil giant Sinopec will begin extracting shale gas from a site in the southwestern province of Sichuan in early June, it announced this week.The first such production in the country will be completed...
16th May 2012

Ukraine will increase shale production by up to 25 per cent by 2015, helping the country break free of its energy dependence on Russia, prime minister Mykola Azarov announced.The country will partner with...
15th May 2012

Vast unconventional domestic gas reserves, including shale gas and coal-bed methane, could ease China’s energy shortfall, according to a new report by professional services company, PwC.The latest analysis...
14th May 2012

Oil giants Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chevron Corp have obtained the right to develop two Ukrainian shale gas fields, prime minister Mykola Azarov announced this weekend.The Yuzivske and Oleske fields...
10th May 2012

Mozambique is in talks with Shell about developing its natural-gas resources, including a possible liquefied-natural-gas project, President Emilio Guebuza said Wednesday.Shell, which last month had a USD 1....

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