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  • The Russian government approved a plan to construct a Baltic Pipeline System (BPS) on Thursday to carry 12m tonnes of oil a year from western Siberia, the Urals and Kazakhstan to Baltic Sea ports. The project, championed by Vladimir Putin, Russia's acting president, is designed to increase Russia's ...

  • In UK, a report by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research suggests that even if aviation’s current growth rate is halved, the CO2 cuts required by the rest of economy will far exceed government targets. Aviation is particularly polluting because of the large quantities of fuel burnt at high ...

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  • The government's Low Carbon Strategy white paper, published this week, ambitiously aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% within only 11 years and set the nation on track for an 80% cut by 2050. At the heart of the government's plans are giant offshore wind parks. The renewable energy indust...

  • Photo storyMarine device passes 200 MWhTidal Generation has surpassed the 200 MWh mark of electrical power generated and fed into the national grid with its 500 kW tidal turbine prototype, which operates at the European Marine Energy Centre’s offshore test site off the Orkney Islands, Scotland. The ...

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  • PNG LNG on track for 2014 start-up ExxonMobil has announced that sales and purchase agreements with LNG buyers and financing arrangements with lenders are now complete, and its affiliate Esso Highlands, is proceeding with full execution of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) LNG project. The integrated devel...

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  • Stella Zenkovich reports on recent African downstream developments: · Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) is considering Shell’s offer of equity in two of its Egyptian city gas distribution subsidiaries - 10% in Shell CNG Company and 19% in Fayum Gas Company. · Mobil Oil Sudan’s (MOS) retailing of oil...

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  • Nine Caribbean countries are understood to have signed the ‘Petrocaribe’ oil trading initiative proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as an alternative to free trade deals backed by the US amid rising world fuel prices. Those signing the accords included the Dominican Republic, which has alre...

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  • The Butendiek offshore wind project in the German North Sea is a step closer to materialisation following an agreement between Airtricity - the renewable energy division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) - and Siemens Energy. The project will consist of 140 3.6 MW turbines and will have a total ...

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  • Following the decision of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to oppose the proposed merger of BP Amoco and Arco, the two companies have announced that they plan to pursue the issue in court. The companies said in a joint statement: 'We are surprised and disappointed that the FTC has rejected all ...

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  • ETI projects for carbon reduction The Energy Technologies Institute, the organisation tasked with developing the technologies and engineering approaches that will help the UK meet its 2050 carbon reduction targets, has published a review of the projects it has funded in 2009. In total, the ETI has p...

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