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10.11.2018 - 19:31 [ U.S. Department of State ]

Assistant Secretary Fannon Travel to Israel, Cyprus, and Egypt

Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will travel to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; Nicosia, and Cairo from November 11 to 20, 2018. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Fannon will be meeting with government officials and private sector representatives to discuss energy security and regional cooperation on energy issues.

10.11.2018 - 19:23 [ CyprusMail Online ]

US energy official to tour East Med

US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon will travel to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Nicosia, and Cairo starting Monday, November 11 to 20, the State Department announced on Friday.

During his trip, Fannon will be meeting with government officials and private sector representatives to discuss energy security and regional cooperation on energy issues.

05.11.2018 - 04:26 [ Arab News ]

Phase two development of Libya’s Bahr Essalam gas field to finish by end 2018: NOC

The statement came after a meeting between NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi. The field is operated by Mellitah Oil and Gas, a joint venture between the NOC and Eni.

27.10.2018 - 21:52 [ Mehr News Agency ]

Uganda eyes increased agricultural coop. with Iran

In a Friday meeting with Iranian ambassador to Uganda Seyed Morteza Mortazavi, Ssempijja said that his country enjoys fertile soil, abundant water resources, and low-cost workforce, adding that Iranian companies can cooperate with Ugandan firms in different areas including mechanized agriculture, construction of new irrigation systems, establishment of modern livestock centers, construction of agricultural processing factories, and marketing and exporting of agricultural products.

24.10.2018 - 23:03 [ The Local Norwegen ]

Norsk Hydro seals deal with Brazil over environmental dispute

(7.9.18) Brazilian authorities had accused Norsk Hydro of having contaminated the Baracena municipality’s waters with bauxite residues which they claimed had overflowed from a deposit basin at the Alunorte plant after heavy rainfall on
February 16 and 17.

They slapped Norsk Hydro with two fines of 10 million reais (€2.5 million, around $3 million) each and ordered the aluminium supplier to halve its production at the site and suspend the use of the basin.

24.10.2018 - 16:56 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Gericht in Chile bestätigt Schließung des größten binationalen Bergbauprojekts

Das oberste Umweltgericht Chiles hat am 12. Oktober die endgültige Beendigung des Bergbauprojekts Pascua Lama des kanadischen Bergbaukonzerns Barrick Gold in der Grenzregion zwischen Chile und Argentinien angeordnet. Es stand seit fast zwanzig Jahren wegen zahlreicher Umweltverstöße im Visier der Öffentlichkeit und sollte einmal die größte Goldgrube der Welt und das erste binationale Projekt dieser Art werden. Nun bestätige das Gericht ein Urteil von Beginn des Jahres, es wegen Umweltverstößen endgültig zu beenden.

21.10.2018 - 19:49 [ The Japan Times ]

China-backed $1.6 billion Sumatra dam project threatens rare species of orangutan

The $1.6 billion project, which is expected to be operational by 2022, will cut through the heart of the habitat, which is also home to agile gibbons, siamangs and Sumatran tigers…

“We really hope the financial backers of this project will see there are environmental and social problems with the project and decide not to support the project,” said Yuyun Eknas of Walhi.

20.10.2018 - 19:47 [ Junge Welt ]

Der Dealmaker ist außen vor

Die EU reagiert darauf, indem sie verspricht, beim Ausbau der »Konnektivität« einem »europäischen Weg« zu folgen, der – in angeblichem Unterschied zum »chinesischen Weg«, suggerieren EU-Vertreter – »nachhaltig« und »regelbasiert« sei und die unterstützten Länder keinesfalls in die Schuldenfalle treibe. Das sind die üblichen PR-Phrasen, mit denen Brüssel seit je für sich wirbt und die es jetzt auch auf dem Asem-Gipfel stolz vor sich hergetragen hat. Worte sind schon immer die Stärke der EU gewesen, Taten nicht unbedingt.

19.10.2018 - 13:30 [ teleSUR ]

Water Fight in Chile’s Atacama Raises Concern Over Lithium Mining

In celebrating the new contracts, the two companies said they were confident they could significantly boost output without drawing more than their current quotas of lithium-rich brine, or saltwater, that has for millennia accumulated in pools beneath the Atacama. The rivals said each had all the brine they needed for current and future production.

19.10.2018 - 13:11 [ Portal amerka21.de ]

Tribunal verurteilt Bergbauunternehmen in Mexiko wegen Verletzung von Menschenrechten

Allein im Bundesstaat https://amerika21.de/2018/10/215573/mexiko-oaxaca-bergbau-menschenrechte sind 322 Bergbaukonzessionen mit einer Fläche von fast 500.000 Hektar vergeben, wobei aktuell jedoch erst in drei Minen abgebaut wird. Somit scheinen weitere Konflikte vorgezeichnet.

13.10.2018 - 02:33 [ Reuters ]

Trump administration kills contract for plutonium-to-fuel plant

CB&I Areva MOX Services LLC, a consortium including France’s state-owned Orano, formerly called Areva, has been building the Mixed Oxide (MOX) project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina since 2007.

But the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration told it in a letter dated Oct. 10 that the project was over. “This notice terminates the contract in its entirety, and is effective immediately,” said the letter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.

02.10.2018 - 03:48 [ Trend.az ]

Kuwait stops exporting crude oil to US first time in over two decades

According to Bloomberg, Kuwait has shifted its focus from the US market to the more blooming Asian ones, which currently take up to 80 percent of the emirate’s exports. New possibilities are opening up in light of the upcoming new batch of US sanctions against countries trading with Iran, expected to take effect beginning in November.

30.09.2018 - 18:59 [ Diplomat ]

China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa

(26.September) Chinese energy financing in Africa is not as green as promised. The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that 44 percent of the capacity added in sub-Saharan Africa between 2010 and 2015 by Chinese contractors comes from to coal, oil, or gas, the most polluting energy sources. Another half of added capacity goes to large-scale hydropower projects, which have negative environmental and social impacts of their own. Whereas the cleanest energy sources, such as wind and solar, are widely installed within China, only 7 percent of Chinese-backed projects in sub-Saharan Africa actually install such capacity.

30.09.2018 - 10:43 [ betanews ]

Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data

Because of the time and effort that will be involved in getting Solid off the group, Berners-Lee is not only taking a sabbatical from MIT, he is also reducing his involvement in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). On top of this, he has created startup called inrupt, the mission of which is „to ensure that Solid becomes widely adopted by developers, businesses, and eventually… everyone; that it becomes part of the fabric of the web“.

22.09.2018 - 00:14 [ NDR ]

Demonstranten fordern Fernwärme-Rückkauf

„Wir wollen einfach nochmal öffentlich deutlich machen, dass es nicht angehen kann, dass ein Senat, egal, wie er zusammengesetzt ist, den Bürgerwillen einfach ignoriert, und dass der Senat nicht die Interessen des Energiekonzerns Vattenfall höher gewichtet als die der Stadt“, sagte Gilbert Siegler vom Hamburger Energietisch, einem Bündnis, das sich für die Umsetzung der Energiewende in Hamburg einsetzt.

21.09.2018 - 21:14 [ Junge Welt ]

Es geht um Kohle

Wenn der Wald ganz geräumt ist, soll er gegen erneute Besetzungen und Blockaden abgeriegelt werden. Damit auch das letzte Stück eines hier seit Tausenden Jahren bestehenden Ökosystems vernichtet werden kann.

17.09.2018 - 22:28 [ Anti-Atom-Treck ]

„ASSE leerräumen – KONRAD aufgeben“

Am Samstag, den 20. Oktober, soll es mit einem bunten Treck vom Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS) in Salzgitter-Lebenstedt zur Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE) in Peine gehen… Der Treck wird ca. 30 km lang werden und aus Treckern, Fahrrädern, Autos und Motorrädern bestehen.

31.08.2018 - 02:07 [ CBC ]

Liberals ‚absolutely committed‘ to Trans Mountain after Federal Court of Appeal quashes construction approvals

In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project, but the federal government is determined to proceed with the pipeline. Today’s ruling is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project.

29.08.2018 - 23:03 [ Junge Welt ]

Jagd auf Waldschützer

Polizeieinsatz im Hambacher Forst. Streit in Kohlekommission geht weiter. Protest gegen Energieriesen in Berlin

22.08.2018 - 01:34 [ Junge Welt ]

Kampf gegen die Kohle

Doch die besonders schlecht brennende Braunkohle wird weiter in großen Tagebauen abgebaut, die Landschaft und Dörfer zerstören.

Die Zwangsumsiedlungen und Rodungen gehen weiter, obwohl gleichzeitig in einer von der Bundesregierung einberufenen Kohlekommission Vertreter der Industrie, Gewerkschafter, Politiker der Regierungsparteien, Anwohner und einige Umweltschützer über den Ausstieg aus der Kohle beraten. Am morgigen Donnerstag findet die nächste Sitzung des Gremiums statt. Sowohl im Rheinland als auch in der Braunkohleregion der Lausitz in Brandenburg und Sachsen fordern Umweltschützer und betroffene Anwohner, dass zumindest während der Arbeit der Kommission, die im Spätherbst abgeschlossen sein wird, keine weiteren vollendeten Tatsachen geschaffen werden. In der Nachbarschaft des Tagebaus Jänschwalde, im südöstlichen Brandenburg, wird es daher zum Beispiel am 2. September ein Protestkonzert in einem von Enteignung bedrohten Waldstück geben.

18.08.2018 - 03:43 [ Paul Craig Roberts / antikrig.com ]

Bringt uns der Kapitalismus um?

Ökologische Ökonomen wie Herman E. Daly betonen, dass wir nicht wissen, ob ein Anstieg des BIP ein Gewinn oder ein Verlust ist, da die externen Kosten von Umweltverschmutzung und Ressourcenerschöpfung nicht im Bruttoinlandsprodukt enthalten sind.

Die externen Kosten sind enorm und werden immer größer. Historisch gesehen haben Produktions- und Industrieunternehmen, landwirtschaftliche Betriebe, städtische Abwassersysteme und andere Verantwortliche die Kosten ihrer Aktivitäten an die Umwelt und Dritte weitergegeben. In letzter Zeit gab es eine Flut von Berichten, von denen sich viele auf Monsantos Roundup konzentrierten, dessen Hauptbestandteil, Glyphosat, als krebserregend angesehen wird.

18.08.2018 - 03:39 [ Paul Craig Roberts / Institute for Political Economy ]

Is Capitalism Killing Us?

It is very difficult to find the truth, because politicians and regulatory authorities are susceptible to bribes and to doing favors for their business friends. In Brazil, lawmakers are actually trying to deregulate pesticide use and to ban the sale of organic food in supermarkets

17.08.2018 - 02:45 [ Trend.az ]

Uzbekistan intends to expand uranium supplies to India

Uzbekistan intends to expand the supply of uranium concentrate to India in the near future, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Sukhrob Kholmuradov said opening the meeting of the eleventh Uzbek-Indian intergovernmental commission, Uzbek media reported Aug. 16.

11.08.2018 - 03:34 [ Premium Times ]

Group commends U.S. lawmakers opposition to Lagos water privatisation

The ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition,’ a civil society-led advocacy, has commended the 23 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) who wrote a letter of solidarity siding with Lagos citizens in their struggle against water privatisation.

04.08.2018 - 09:20 [ Oilprice.com ]

India’s Oil Imports From Iran Jump To Record-High In July

Ahead of the return of the U.S. sanctions on Iran, India’s state refiners boosted their Iranian oil purchases, pushing up Indian oil imports from Iran by 30 percent from June, to a record 768,000 bpd in July, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing preliminary tanker arrival data it had obtained from trade sources.

03.08.2018 - 15:27 [ IPPNW ]

Offener Brief: Belgische Rissereaktoren bleiben brandgefährlich

Aus Sicht zahlreicher Initiativen und Verbände gibt es bezüglich der belgischen Rissereaktoren Tihange 2 und Doel 3 keinerlei Grund zur Entwarnung. In einem Offenen Brief an Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze und die MinisterpräsidentInnen von Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen und Rheinland-Pfalz stellen sie fest, dass es sich bei der zuletzt von der Reaktor-Sicherheitskommission (RSK) vorgelegten Stellungnahme um keinen Sicherheitsnachweis handelt.

27.07.2018 - 05:26 [ allAfrica ]

Africa’s Three Major Mobile Operators Now Have a Digital Playbook – Highlighting the Continent’s Digital Services Sector

Three of Africa’s mobile operators – MTN, Orange and Vodacom – now have in place a „digital transformation“ strategy. In plain English, this buzz word means that they have an idea of how they will replace formerly lucrative voice revenues with digital content and service revenues. Russell Southwood looks at what they’ve got planned.

27.07.2018 - 04:34 [ Economist ]

Chinese lending for African infrastructure trebles – Sub-Saharan Africa sees the vast majority of lending since 2014

The value of loans from Chinese lenders to energy and infrastructure projects in Africa almost trebled between 2016 and 2017, from US$3 billion to US$ 8.8 billion, with policy lenders China Development Bank and China Exim particularly active in helping bridge Africa’s infrastructure gap, according to multinational law firm, Baker McKenzie

27.07.2018 - 04:23 [ ESI Africa ]

Power Africa welcomes Israeli government

6.12.17 The Power Africa initiative has welcomed aboard the Israeli government to join their quest for expediting access to electricity to selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

27.07.2018 - 04:21 [ The EastAfrican ]

Africa: U.S Gas Roadmap to Power and Light Sub-Saharan Africa

The Gas Roadmap for sub-Saharan Africa, launched in June at the World Gas Conference in Washington, DC, by the US Agency for International Development’s Power Africa co-ordinator, is an initiative that seeks to add some 16,000MW of gas-fired power in nine countries by 2030.

26.07.2018 - 13:35 [ Krone.at ]

Ist die EU vor Trump eingeknickt?

Ein weiteres Entgegenkommen der EU: Es soll mehr Flüssiggas aus den USA importiert werden. Damit will Trump in Konkurrenz zu der von ihm heftig kritisierten Gaspipeline Nord Stream 2 treten, die Deutschland gemeinsam mit Russland vorantreibt. Die vereinbarte „strategische Kooperation“ in der Energieversorgung ist also ebenfalls eine relativ einseitige Sache. Es könnte zudem zu einem geopolitischen Erfolg der USA im Kampf um Einflusssphären werden.

25.07.2018 - 11:54 [ trend.az ]

USAID providing support to agricultural sector of Uzbekistan

In order to expand the markets of GDF, USAID put the company in touch with potential buyers in export markets and provided advice on improving the quality of products. GDF signed letters of intent to export products with six Latvian and Lithuanian companies, worth over $17 million, as a result of a trade mission and a study tour on transport and logistics in the Baltic states, organized by USAID on April 9-14.

25.07.2018 - 07:46 [ trend.az ]

Iran’s iron ore reserves to run out in 2 years – official

Iranian miners exported a total of 20.67 million tons of iron ore in the last fiscal year (March 2017-18), according to statistics released by market analyst, Keyvan Jafari Tehrani, and SteelMint.
China was Iran’s primary iron ore shipment destination, as it accounted for 19.66 million tons of overall exports. It was followed by Malaysia with 313,150 tons, Russia with 44,000 tons, the UAE with 30,000 tons, Pakistan with 25,000 tons and other destinations with an aggregate of 607,265 tons.

21.07.2018 - 22:56 [ The Intercept ]

Something in the Air

Jessica Robertson Got Sick Working as an Inspector at a Poultry Plant. Now She’s Speaking Out to Defend Workers Exposed to Chemicals.

20.07.2018 - 17:04 [ AKIpress ]

Turkmenistan President’s son meets with head of UN and takes part in TAPI project presentation in New York

Earlier, the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan, in conjunction with the Permanent Delegations of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, organized a presentation on the theme: „Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline: a new energy Great Silk Road to provide access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all “ at the UNDP headquarters.

11.07.2018 - 13:52 [ Spiegel.de ]

Streit mit Russland: USA wollen Nord Stream 2 von Sanktionen ausschließen

Deutschland hat nach Angaben des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums eine Zusage der USA, dass der Bau der Gaspipeline Nord Stream 2 von den Sanktionen ausgeschlossen wird. Dies teilte eine Ministeriumssprecherin an diesem Freitag mit.

Das Versprechen sei in Konsultationen mit der US-Regierung erreicht worden.

09.07.2018 - 00:30 [ Information Liberation ]

Watch CNN Report On The Riots In Haiti Which Left Americans Trapped In A Burning Hotel

Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant on Saturday announced a temporary stop to the price increases and appealed for calm. Prices for gasoline were to rise 38% while diesel prices were to go up 47% and kerosene 51%, the Haitian daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported.

03.07.2018 - 07:11 [ Das kalte Herz ]

Unter die Räuber fallen

(13.April) Und dass das kommunale Eigentum weit größer ist als das Eigentum des Bundes. Nach Angaben des Bundesfinanzministeriums umfasst das Bundesvermögen 257 Milliarden Euro. Nach Schätzungen der Initiative Gemeingut in Bürgerhand beläuft sich das kommunale Vermögen im Bundesgebiet auf über zwei Billionen Euro, also das achtfache des Bundesvermögens. Das ist lohnende Beute, für die man einiges in Bewegung setzt.

29.06.2018 - 06:08 [ Geographical ]

Hotspot: Golan Heights

The second aspect involves water. The highland plateau may only be about 450 square miles in area but it is a major source of water for the River Jordan. Some 30 per cent of Israel’s freshwater supplies originate from the Golan Heights. The river water is essential to enabling Israeli agriculture and settler communities in Golan. Winter rainfall and snowfall replenish the River Jordan, which then snakes its way towards the Sea of Galilee.

28.06.2018 - 10:10 [ CNBC ]

US crude surges 3.6%, settling at $70.53, after State Dept says oil buyers must cut Iranian imports to zero

Oil prices spiked after the State Department signaled the Trump administration will take a hardline approach to cutting off Iran’s oil exports.
A State Department official told reporters the administration expects oil buyers to completely cut off purchases of Iranian supplies in early November.
Oil prices were already facing upward pressure due to declining production in Venezuela and elsewhere at a time of high global demand.

28.06.2018 - 04:06 [ InsurgeIntelligence ]

Govt economic advisor warns British defence planners that growth is ending

“The suggestion that the rise and fall of productivity growth is associated with the availability of physical resources such as energy and minerals is clearly one that merits further attention. The similarity between the rise and fall in labour productivity shown… and some recent studies of the energy return on energy invested (EROI) in fossil fuels is striking.”

18.06.2018 - 12:31 [ Strait Times ]

EU deal to end palm-oil transport fuel

EU negotiators have agreed to phase out the use of palm oil in transport fuels from 2030, setting up a clash with producer countries like Malaysia and Indonesia.

Under the deal – which needs final approval from the European Parliament and member states – at least 14 per cent of fuel for transport must come from renewables by 2030.

16.06.2018 - 07:56 [ Baltic Times ]

Drought in western Latvia forces farmers to dispose of cattle

VENTSPILS – Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder.
Inga Berzina, the chairwoman of the Kuldiga region’s local council, said the municipality will ask the Cabinet of Ministers to declare the state of emergency in agriculture and to grant financial aid to farmers to at least partly compensate them for drought damage.(…)
Last time it rained in Kuldiga was on May 3.

12.06.2018 - 14:03 [ Bloomberg ]

These Maps Show How to Unlock North Korea’s Economy

(3.6.2018) That would pave the way to tap the North’s vast mineral reserves, which could be worth $6 trillion, according to a 2013 estimate by the North Korea Resources Institute in Seoul. It’s also home to what might be the world’s single-biggest rare earth deposit, a crucial element for electronic car engines and many high-tech gadgets the South is so good at churning out.

05.06.2018 - 11:41 [ Times of India ]

India balances US energy ties with $25 billion Russian gas deal

India on Monday started receiving long-term gas supplies from Russia’s Gazprom + , the world’s top publicly-listed natural gas company, under a $25-billion deal that indicates New Delhi’s quest for newer routes towards energy security and balancing ties with Washington and Moscow.

16.05.2018 - 20:20 [ Financial Tribune ]

OMV Seeks to Widen Coop. With Iranian Oil Industry

Austrian integrated oil and gas company, OMV, is seeking to expand cooperation with the National Iranian Oil Company to secure a footprint in the country’s upstream sector, OMV’s Orient Upstream general manager said.

14.05.2018 - 03:00 [ Dr. Birsen Filip / Global Research ]

Flowers: Symbols of Love in Europe that Bring Food Insecurity to the African Nations that Produce Them

The lack of potable water has forced millions of Kenyans and Ethiopians to depend on trucks for the delivery of drinkable water every few days. However, despite the fact that children are starving, cattle are dying from dehydration and starvation, and lakes are drying up, both Kenya and Ethiopia continue to produce flowers for the European market, which draws upon scarce water resources and exacerbates shortages

13.05.2018 - 04:17 [ IOTEC ]

Iran, UK Sign Energy Deals

The MoU was signed on Wednesday by Kambiz Zandiyeh, general manager of the British firm, and Pirouz Mousavi, managing director of IOTC, on the sidelines the 23rd International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition held in Tehran from May 6-9, Shana reported.

13.05.2018 - 04:10 [ ISNA ]

Chile new buyer of Iranian crude oil

This is the first time Chile has imported Iranian crude in almost 18 months, according data from S&P Global Platts trade flow software cFlow.

The Suezmax Monte Toledo was placed on subjects on a Kharg Island to Chile route at World scale 52.5 for May 24-25 loading, sources said.

11.05.2018 - 19:38 [ COORDINATION GEGEN BAYER-GEFAHREN (CBG) ]

Die Verkäufe an die BASF mindern BAYERs Markt-Macht nicht

(2.5.2018) Diesen Monat finden zahlreiche Proteste gegen die von BAYER geplante MONSANTO-Übernahme statt:

19. Mai – March against Monsanto in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Trier und Basel.
24. Mai – Podiumsdiskussion mit Vandana Shiva in Bonn.
25. Mai – Protest gegen die BAYER Hauptversammlung in Bonn, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, ab 7 Uhr.

Weitere Informationen findet sie auf unserer Kampagnen-Homepage: www.stopbaysanto.de

05.05.2018 - 09:49 [ IBNA ]

The U.S. is Greece’s energy… ally

(…)In this context, the U.S. ambassador opposed the Nord Stream and South Stream pipelines, stressing that they are yet another tool in the hands of Moscow.
Geoffrey R. Pyatt stressed that U.S. imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could make a significant contribution to the diversification of supply both for Greece and for Europe, recalling the statement by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during his visit in the U.S., that Greece will become the third U.S. shale gas importer in Europe. At the same time, he pointed out that his country supports the emerging role of Greece as an energy hub in the SEE region.

05.05.2018 - 09:11 [ Handelsblatt Global ]

For Germans, Nord Stream 2 is no longer just a commercial interest

(3.Mai) Germany argues the EU’s plans to amend an international gas-market directive would contradict demands of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which dictates how public entities should interact in nautical matters – relevant because Nord Stream 2 would double the number of underwater pipelines delivering gas from Russia to Germany.

30.04.2018 - 19:44 [ Independent Balkan News Agency ]

East Med: How much natural gas are we talking about?

Ever since the discovery of Tamar of 10 trillion cubic foot gas capacity, in January 2009, and then of the Leviathan Reserve in December 2010, of a 22 trillion cubic feet capacity of natural gas within the Israeli EEZ and of „Aphrodite“ within the Cypriot EEZ in December 2011, with stocks of 4.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, things are on the right track.

29.04.2018 - 08:59 [ Reuters ]

Trump’s revenge: U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC and Russia

Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging U.S. output, are making it harder to sell Russian, Nigerian and other oil grades in Europe, traders said.
“U.S. oil is on offer everywhere,” said a trader with a Mediterranean refiner, who regularly buys Russian and Caspian Sea crude and has recently started purchasing U.S. oil. “It puts local grades under a lot of pressure.”
U.S. oil output is expected to hit 10.7 million bpd this year, rivaling that of top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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13.04.2018 - 05:05 [ South China Morning Post ]

Discovery of rare-earth minerals off Japan coast secures 780 years of industrial demand: study

(12.April) The study said mud from the seabed off the Ogasawara Islands, some 2,000km southeast of Tokyo, contains high concentrations – in some cases nearly 8,000 parts per million – of rare-earth elements and yttrium (REY).
“This REY-rich mud has great potential as a rare-earth metal resource because of the enormous amount available and its advantageous mineralogical features,” the report stated.

02.04.2018 - 03:32 [ Zeit.de ]

Handelsstreit: China verhängt Importzölle auf US-Produkte

Betroffen sind demnach unter anderem Wein, Schweinefleisch und Früchte, die aus den USA nach China eingeführt werden. Die bereits zuvor von der Regierung in Peking angedrohten Vergeltungszölle folgen auf die von den USA umgesetzten Zölle für die Einfuhr von Stahl- und Aluminium, die vor einer Woche in Kraft traten.

27.03.2018 - 02:08 [ Pepe Escobar/Asia Times ]

Will the Putin-Xi era supersede the Western liberal (dis)order?

The strengthening of what should be viewed as the Putin-Xi era could not but render Western liberals – and neoliberals – absolutely livid.
Capitalist interests have always believed their own propaganda narrative, which directly links capitalist expansion with the inevitable spread of democracy.
Critical thinking is, at last, debunking it as a grand illusion.

26.03.2018 - 08:48 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Südkorea und USA einigen sich auf FHA-Änderung und Zollausnahme

Bei den Verhandlungen über eine Änderung des Freihandelspakts machte Südkorea in der Automobilbranche Zugeständnisse. Die Abschaffung der US-Zölle für Lastwagen wird demnach von 2021 um 20 Jahre auf 2041 verschoben. Südkorea wird die US-Sicherheitsstandards für Autos zum Teil anerkennen und bei der Festlegung neuer Standards für Treibhausgasemissionen die Flexibilität für US-Fahrzeuge erweitern.

Dagegen habe Südkorea hinsichtlich der weiteren Öffnung des Agrarmarktes und der Verpflichtung zur Nutzung amerikanischer US-Autoteile seine Position durchgesetzt, teilte die Regierung mit.

25.03.2018 - 20:02 [ TOLOnews ]

Afghanistan, US, Saudi Arabia And UEA Hold Meeting

Delegates at the meeting decided that the UAE will hold an international conference on trade and investment in the near future, and that trade, investment and economic transactions and coordination and cooperation with Afghanistan will be discussed.

According to the NSC’s statement, during the quadrilateral meeting, consultations and shared responsibilities were discussed about a specific mechanism needed among the four countries.

25.03.2018 - 19:50 [ TOLOnews ]

BAZAR: Afghanistan Gets Its Own Geo Portal Center

The Central Statistics Organization’s (CSO) head said due to the absence of Geographic Information Center in the country, government institutions and global institutions have spent enormous amounts of money to purchase necessary information from abroad.

However, this is set to change and following a cash injection of $1 million USD from the Asian Development Bank, a geographic information center will be established under the umbrella of the CSO.

Host Zarmina Mohammadi discusses the topic with Shakiba Rahimi head of the new department at the CSO.

25.03.2018 - 19:45 [ Zeit ]

Geologen finden Billionenschatz in Afghanistan

(2010) Afghanistan habe mindestens so große Lithium-Reserven wie bisher nur Bolivien. Es könnte damit zum „Saudi-Arabien für Lithium“ werden, zitierte die Zeitung aus einem internen Bericht des US-Verteidigungsministeriums. Lithium wird für wieder aufladbare Batterien gebraucht – für Handys, Laptops oder Elektroautos.

Laut Petraeus bieten die Funde Afghanistan „atemberaubende Möglichkeiten“. Sie könnten „das Rückgrat unserer Wirtschaft werden“, sagte auch der Berater des afghanischen Bergbau-Ministeriums, Dschalil Dschumriani.