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Charles Kennedy

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  • IMF Unhappy with Romania's State-Owned Companies Management

    Published 28 July 2011 | viewed 4,644 times

    The sluggish reforms in Romania’s state-owned and run companies have raised tensions with one of the country’s main international financiers, the International Monetary Fund.Following a…

  • Nigeria, Iran Battle for OPEC's No.2 Position

    Published 27 July 2011 | viewed 7,832 times

    Iran retains its position as the second-largest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, despite a recent OPEC report that Nigeria moved from the…

  • Rwanda to Privatize Methane Gas Plant

    Published 27 July 2011 | viewed 6,474 times

    Rwanda’s government is negotiating with an Israeli firm to lease its pilot methane plant on Lake Kivu in western Rwanda in an effort to increase…

  • Vietnam’s Prime Minister Approves 10-year National Power Plan

    Published 27 July 2011 | viewed 5,700 times

    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an ambitious decade-long national power development plan that will attempt to boost Vietnam’s power production to 330…

  • Mexico’s Pemex Now Third Largest Stock Holder in Repsol

    Published 26 July 2011 | viewed 6,658 times

    Mexico's Petroleos Mexicanos state oil monopoly, more familiarly known as Pemex, recently bought 825,150 shares in Spain’s Repsol YPF, S.A., increasing its stake in the…

  • Tajikistan to Export Electricity to Afghanistan

    Published 26 July 2011 | viewed 6,365 times

    According to Tajik first deputy minister of energy and industry Pulod Muhiddinov, next month Tajikistan will begin exporting electricity to Afghanistan via the Sangtuda-Pol-e Khomri…

  • West African Nations Work to Resolve Energy Issues

    Published 25 July 2011 | viewed 4,828 times

    In order to resolve the region’s endemic energy shortages, the Mono River Union (MRU) countries are meeting to attempt to resolve their differences. The Mano…

  • Slovenia Disputes Italian Proposal for Offshore Gas Terminal

    Published 25 July 2011 | viewed 8,978 times

    A major dispute is brewing between Rome and Ljubljana over Italy's recent decision to approve plans for an offshore gas terminal near its border with…

  • Tajikistan Begins Construction on their First Oil refinery

    Published 25 July 2011 | viewed 7,387 times

    Tajik President Emomali Rahmon launched the construction of the country’s first oil refinery during a working trip to the town of Tursunzoda in the Shahrinav…

  • Russia Says Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant to Open Soon

    Published 24 July 2011 | viewed 18,134 times

    Iran’s first nuclear power plant at Busheher, constructed by Russian specialists, is about to open in the near future. During an interview with Rossiya 24…

  • Iran Opens 42 Kilowatt Solar Energy Plant in Mashhad

    Published 24 July 2011 | viewed 10,159 times

    Despite being OPEC’s third largest oil exporter, Iran has been exploring alternative forms of energy for indigenous use. While its Bushehr nuclear reactor, the country’s…

  • Energy Shortages Cripple Businesses in Lagos

    Published 23 July 2011 | viewed 4,967 times

    Despite being Africa’s leader oil exporter, Nigeria’s shambolic indigenous energy infrastructure is negatively affecting the country’s businesses. Consequently, many Nigerian businesses are failing as a…

  • Iran and Lebanon Deepen Energy Ties

    Published 21 July 2011 | viewed 4,726 times

    Lebanon’s Cabinet has approved a key Memorandum of Understanding between Lebanon's Energy and Water Resources Ministry and Iran's Petroleum Ministry for closer cooperation in the…

  • Striking Nigerian Oil Workers to Shut Oil and Gas Installations

    Published 21 July 2011 | viewed 5,334 times

    A three day warning strike called by Nigeria’s Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Labor Congress is reverberating throughout the country’s energy sector, its primary…

  • Australian Coal of Africa Beginning South African Operations

    Published 21 July 2011 | viewed 5,252 times

    Australian Coal of Africa, (CoAL), is due to resume production at its Vele Colliery project in Limpopo. Briefing journalists in Pretoria, South Africa’s Department of…

  • South Korea, Malaysia Discuss Nuclear Energy Cooperation

    Published 20 July 2011 | viewed 8,365 times

    South Korea's presidential office said in a press release that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a two-day state visit by Malaysian King Mizan Zainal…

  • Iran’s Southern Regions Producing 3 million Barrels of Oil Per Day

    Published 20 July 2011 | viewed 5,815 times

    Iran is currently the second largest oil exporter in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), exceeded only by Saudi Arabia. According to National Iranian…

  • Iran’s Relations with China Allow Bypassing UN Sanctions

    Published 20 July 2011 | viewed 5,158 times

    China’s deepening relationship with Iran has significant international repercussions. The two countries’ diplomats have recently signed a number of agreements on increasing trade turnover and…

  • Uganda’s Oil Potential Arouses International Interest

    Published 19 July 2011 | viewed 27,831 times

    The French Ambassador to Uganda has said that the exploration for oil in the country is a key opportunity for Uganda’s government to press ahead…

  • India to Increase Investments in South African Energy Assets

    Published 19 July 2011 | viewed 4,909 times

    India, which already imports massive amounts of coal from South Africa, is seeking to deepen its trading ties with Africa’s most advanced economy. India’s interest…

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