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  • China to Fund Myanmar Projects in Agreement with Junta

    China will transfer over US$6 million to Myanmar’s government to fund 21 development projects, Myanmar’s foreign ministry said, in a sign of cooperation resuming under the junta which overthrew an elected government on the 1st February.   China’s influence had grown in Myanmar in recent…

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  • New Iran Oil Minister Selected

    Iran’s new president has picked the former head of the country’s natural-gas company as oil minister, at a time when the Islamic Republic is engaged in fraught negotiations with world powers to revive petroleum exports.   Javad Owji, who hasn’t previously held a full ministerial…

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  • Oil Supertankers in Doldrums

    The summer doldrums are here for oil supertankers.   Freight rates on the benchmark route from the Middle East to Asia have slipped to their lowest levels since March, meaning lower earnings for those vessels, Baltic Exchange data show. At the same time, ship-fuel costs…

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  • Yme nearing start-up offshore Norway

    Repsol Norge has authorisation from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to start up the Yme oil field in the southeastern Norwegian North Sea.   Production is expected to start later this year.   According to the NPD, Yme is one of the first oil fields…

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  • Rystad: Japan unlikely to meet lower LNG share target

    Japan’s recent Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) revision lowers the targeted share of LNG in the country’s power generation mix in 2030 from 27% to 20% as a measure to cut emissions.   However, the targets could be too ambitious and changes the plan will bring…

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  • Indigenous Group Seeks Trans Mountain Stake

    Natural Law Energy, the Canadian indigenous group which sought a stake in the now defunct Keystone XL pipeline, has shifted its focus to owning part of the Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline to the Pacific.   The group is participating in meetings with the Canadian government and…

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  • World’s first subsea DAS system installed in Gulf of Mexico

    Silixa has completed the installation, validation, and operation of what is said to be the world’s first subsea Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) system.   Silixa concluded the installation, validation, and borehole seismic acquisition from a permanently installed fibre-optic DAS system Carina Subsea 4D on BP’s Atlantis…

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