Friday 27 November 2015

India opposes deal to phase out fossil fuels by 2100

India would reject a deal to combat climate change that includes a pledge for the world to wean itself off fossil fuels this century, a senior official said, underlying the difficulties countries face in agreeing how to slow global warming. Almost 200 nations will meet in the Fre


Technip awarded contract to supply reformer for STAR hydrogen plant

Technip has been awarded a lump sum contract to supply its proprietary technology, detailed engineering and procurement services for a reformer for a hydrogen plant. The plant is located near the STAR Aegean Refinery to be built in Izmir, Aliaga, Turkey.   The r


Iran's Rouhani woos gas partners with capacity pledge

Iran is dramatically increasing its natural gas export capacity in preparation for the lifting of international sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani said, as he courted foreign investment in the sector during a summit meeting in Tehran.   Addressing Russian Presi


50MW solar power plant planned in Jordan

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services, and its portfolio company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading developer of large-scale solar power plants, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a planned 50-megawatt solar PV power plant in Jordan.  


Veolia unveils desal pilot plant for Masdar

Veolia, a global leader in optimized resource management, has unveiled a pilot programme to test and develop advanced and energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies. Veolia has been collaborating on Masdar’s ambitious Renewable Energy Water Desalination Programme t


Qatar spends $1bn on waste treatment plant

Qatar has invested QR4 billion ($1.09 billion) on a plant to treat solid domestic waste, which can also produce 50 mega watt (MW) of clean energy, a report said. The Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre (DSWMC) supplies the state grid with 42MW of electricity, while the balance


Oil price: Saudi ready to work with others

Saudi Arabia's cabinet said on Monday it was ready to cooperate with Opec and non-Opec countries to achieve market stability, repeating what Oil Minister Ali Naimi said in a speech last week. "The council (of ministers) ... stressed the kingdom's role in (achieving)


China's October Iran crude oil imports down

China's October Iranian crude oil imports edged down slightly from a year earlier to their lowest level in 14 months, official customs data showed on Monday, in part due to the outage at a petrochemical producer that suffered a fire in the spring.   China, s


Glencore seals Libyan oil deal in scramble for profits

Trading house Glencore has secured a deal to buy as much as half of the oil Libya is currently exporting, market sources said, as it looks to boost trading to help offset flagging profits from mining.   For war-torn, cash-strapped Libya it offers ste


Algeria sees energy earnings, reserves dropping sharply in 2016

Algeria's energy earnings are forecast to fall to $26.4 billion next year while foreign exchange reserves will dip to $121 billion after low oil prices cut into the Opec nation's economy, Finance Minister Abderrahmane Benkhalfa said.   The North African

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