Energy

Energy Companies Pull a Blackwater

 Energy Companies Pull a Blackwater

By. Daniel J. Graeber of Oilprice.com
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2013


Statoil said last week it was forming a special unit in response to the attack as part of a comprehensive response to the tragedy.
Norwegian energy company Statoil said last week it was forming a special operations division to handle emergency operations in response to a terrorist attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria. The company said it would double the amount of employees it had designated for existing security operations after reviewing the measures in place at the In Amenas gas facility.

Iraqi Kurds announce new oil pipeline to Turkish border

 Iraqi Kurds announce new oil pipeline to Turkish border

LONDON - ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News

Iraqi Kurdistan appears ready to start building a new oil pipeline to Turkey soon. The planned pipeline would not cross the border, a Turkish source has said

Central European presidents back Nabucco West over TAP rival

 Central European presidents back Nabucco West over TAP rival

by Staff Writers
Bratislava, Slovakia (UPI) Jun 17, 2013


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The presidents of Hungary, Austria, Romania and Bulgaria have urged Azerbaijan to support the proposed Nabucco West natural gas pipeline over a rival project.

Austrian President Heinz Fischer told reporters at a Central European summit in Slovakia Thursday he and his counterparts had sent a letter to Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev touting their preference for Nabucco West over the rival Trans-Adriatic pipeline.

A decision by the consortium controlling the Caspian Sea gas fields on which pipeline would transport the gas from Azerbaijan to Europe is expected by the end of the month.

Saudi Arabia, Iran contest OPEC leadership

 Saudi Arabia, Iran contest OPEC leadership

by Staff Writers Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UPI)

May 29, 2013

Archrivals Saudi Arabia and Iran are expected to battle it out at Friday's OPEC meeting over leadership of the oil cartel at a time when it's facing the grave challenge of the U.S. shale oil boom, an issue that's divided the group.

Israel pushed to spell out gas export plan

 Israel pushed to spell out gas export plan

17 May 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 17 (UPI) –

Nobel Energy of Houston, which discovered Israel's big natural gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean, is pressing the government to decide on an energy export policy as the prospect of an undersea pipeline to Turkey gains credibility.

'Turkey closer to energy agreement with Israel'

 'Turkey closer to energy agreement with Israel'

13 May 2013

Turkey is closer to coming to an agreement over joint energy projects with Israel, according to a report on Friday in the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman.

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