Bolivia's government, which asserted greater state control over the Andean nation's natural gas sector seven years ago, says it will issue a decree to encourage investment in exploration. Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera made the announcement at the inauguration of a gas and oil congress in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, where energy experts from nine countries have gathered. The ...
Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said Friday it sold a 12 percent stake in an oil block off Tanzania's coast to Norway's Statoil. The transaction, whose value was not disclosed, is part of a $9.9 billion divestment program Petrobras announced earlier this year. Petrobras will remain the operator of Block 6, a 5,549-sq. km area in the Mafia offshore basin, with a 38 percent ...
British Petroleum (BP) has earmarked $2.85bn for the development of Iraq's Rumaila oilfield in 2013, up from $2.2bn last year, Reuters has reported. Under the 2013 development plan for Rumaila, BP plans to issue three tenders for the drilling of 150 new oil wells in the second half of this year with each tender covering 50 wells. "We have plans to drill new 300 oil wells in Rumaila ...
Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co (Adma-Opco), unit of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc), has awarded France's Technip a lump-sum turnkey contract for a project at Das Island, 290km offshore Abu Dhabi. The deal is for the engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up assistance for flares modification and revamp project on the island. The project aims ...
Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemicals (SATORP) has said it is in the process of commissioning its refinery in Jubail, and expects it to be fully operational by the end of the year, Saudi Gazette has reported. "The commissioning is half-way through and crude oil is expected to enter the refinery in the coming weeks, first to test the unit and then to properly start operations to ...
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Stanley Donens Charade may very well be the best (and funniest) Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made. I say that with the full knowledge that Donen was never pleased that his thriller-comedy was constantly compared to Hitch, but surely he saw it coming, especially given the inv ... ...
France's Total has said Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) is to take a financial stake in its Congo operations through a capital increase in Total's 's Congo subsidiary, Kuna has reported. QPI is subscribing to a 15% capital increase for Total Exploration Production Congo, but Total did not put a financial value on the operation. The Qatari move "will contribute to the ...
May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation (OTCQB: MEEC) announced today changes to its senior executive management as part of MEEC's organizational development plan. ...
Sat May 25, 2013 11:51am EDT * Tanzania says disputed gas pipeline to be completed next year * Parliament approves budget with pipeline proposals * Govt says to reform state-run power utility By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DODOMA, May 25 (Reuters) - Tanzania will continue building a China-funded $1.2 billion gas pipeline from the south of the country to the commercial capital Dar es Salaam despite ...
Averaged 624 boe/d of production in the first quarter of 2013, a 44% increase over the 434 boe/d average production in the same period of 2012; Increased oil and liquids production by 49% in the first quarter of 2013 to 597 bbl/d compared to 402 bbl/d of oil and liquids in the first quarter of 2012; Generated funds flow from operations ...
The government of Congo Kinshasa (DRC) has suspended the highly controversial oil exploration programme in the unique Virunga National Park, a World Heritage ...
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A Proton-M rocket carrying a French telecommunications satellite has blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, said a spokesman for Russian space agency Roscosmos.
Tuesday's launch was the 386th of a Proton rocket and the third Proton launch this year.
The launch took place at 20.02 Moscow time (4.02 p.m. GMT), the Roscosmos spokesman said.
Separation of the French W3D satellite from the Russian rocket was scheduled for 5.15 a.m. (1.15 a.m. GMT) Wednesday, he added.
The W3D satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space for Paris-based Eutelsat on the Spacebus 4000 C3 platform.
The 5,400 kg satellite has a service life of 15 years.
It will provide extensive Ku-band coverage across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for video links and data networks as well as Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception and Internet services.
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