Tim Daiss


French energy giant caught in turmoil shadowing Myanmar gas sector

French energy giant caught in turmoil rocking Myanmar gas sector

(ATF) French oil and gas major Total finds itself in the geopolitical crosshairs over its decision to remain in Myanmar while other corporate giants are pulling up stakes. Total chief executive Patrick Pouyanne said his decision to stay the course and continue to produce natural gas and pay taxes to …

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China signs gas deal with Italian energy giant Eni

China inks gas deal with Italian energy giant Eni

(ATF) Italian energy giant Eni inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last week with Hangzhou-based power utility Zhejiang Energy for energy sector cooperation. The initiatives identified in the MoU range from developing long term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement to joint participation in gas/LNG projects in both China and …

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Sinopec fights back against illegal and tax-free oil products

Sinopec fights back against illegal and tax free oil products

(ATF) For years, China’s three state-run oil majors have complained about what they say is Beijing’s unfair tax system levied against their finished oil products that often eats into their profits. Adding to the quandary is what they claim are smaller and even illegal players in the industry that avoid …

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Aussie oil refinery closures could play into Beijing's hands

Aussie oil refinery closures could play into Beijing's hands

(ATF) Natural resource-rich Australia, the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the largest coal and uranium exporter, has found itself in yet another energy bind.The country has experienced natural gas pains due to it exporting the fuel, while leaving little for its domestic market. This prompted a …

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Doubts remain over India’s possible carbon neutral 2050 goal

Doubts remain over India’s possible carbon neutral 2050 goal

(ATF) India may be about to bite off more than it can chew in its climate change ambitions. New Delhi is considering making a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2050, or even three years earlier, to mark its 100-year independence from British rule.Officials close to India’s Prime Minister Narendra …

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Canadian firm to build China’s largest solar battery

Canadian firm strikes deal for China’s largest solar battery

(ATF) VRB Energy, a Vancouver-based vanadium redox battery systems provider, said this week it has reached a framework deal to supply China’s largest solar battery, a 100-MW solar and storage project in Xiangyang, Hubei Province.This news comes two years after a smaller-scale demonstration project was commissioned in the region. VRB …

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Tsingshan plans nickel smelter in Indonesia powered by renewables

Tsingshan plans 'clean' nickel production facility in Indonesia

(ATF) Chinese steel and nickel producer Tsingshan Holding Group, the world’s top nickel and stainless steel maker, plans to build a 2,000-megawatt 'clean-energy' facility in Indonesia within the next three to five years, while laying the groundwork for further green development, the Wenzhou-based company said last week.It will build solar …

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