Energy

Paraguay upset over Argentine nuclear plant near border

 Paraguay upset over Argentine nuclear plant near border

Staff Writers Asuncion, Paraguay Jul 23, 2013

Argentina has upset landlocked Paraguay with its plan to build a nuclear power reactor near their common border without formal consultations.

Turkey fears Russian reactor would not withstand earthquake

Turkey fears Russian reactor would not withstand earthquake

Special to WorldTribune.com


ANKARA — Turkey has been bracing for another delay of its first
nuclear energy reactor.
Officials said the government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has been
unhappy with plans by Russia’s state-owned Rosatom to build four 1,200
megawatt reactors at Akuyu.

Turkey, KRG pipeline to finish ‘end of 2013’

 Turkey, KRG pipeline to finish ‘end of 2013’

The pipeline that will carry oil from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to Turkey will be completed by the end of this year, Anglo-Turkish oil and gas independent Genel Energy has said.

Battle for Oil Intensifies Between Syrian Kurds, Jihadists

 Battle for Oil Intensifies Between Syrian Kurds, Jihadists

Mohammad Ballout

July 30, 2013

The battle for Syrian oil has already begun, independently from Syria’s other noisy front lines. Indications of its beginning had multiplied when the Kurds announced their intention to establish a transitional administration that would control — once its foundations were set — the major oil fields of Rmeilan and Suwaidiyah in northeastern Syria.

Will the Eastern Mediterranean become the next Persian Gulf?

 Will the Eastern Mediterranean become the next Persian Gulf?

Niklas Anzinger | American Enterprise Institute
July 25, 2013

Reuters
A worker checks the valve gears in a natural gas control centre of the Turkey's Petroleum and Pipeline Corporation, 35 km (22 miles) west of Ankara, May 18, 2007.

 

For more than two decades, the United States has placed the issue of Eastern Mediterranean maritime ­security on the backburner.

Germany Backs DESERTEC Alliance

 Germany Backs DESERTEC Alliance

Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany Jul 24, 2013

German Foreign office has expressed continued support for the DESERTEC programme to develop North African solar farms to benefit North Africa and Europe. One of the questions being askied is will the local population be able to participate in and to benefit from industrial-scale projects? The DESERTEC Foundation is very convinced they will.

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