Monthly Archives: April 2012

Getting Trump’s wind up

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 30 – Donald Trump was surely nodding sagely over his scones and tea at breakfast this morning as he read headlines in the papers saying that wind turbines could have adverse environmental effects. A … Continue reading

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British oil explorer shrugs off Argentine threat

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 27 – Borders & Southern, the UK oil firm which currently holds five exploration licenses offshore the Falkland Islands, is apparently unmoved over recent legal threats issued by Argentina’s government. Indeed, far from shrinking … Continue reading

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A long, cold winter coming to Japan

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 25 – Japan’s government, faced with continued popular displeasure over any suggestion of renewing the country’s nuclear power facilities, is in a quandary over its energy policy. Just this week, Japan was urged by … Continue reading

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Shoring up the Pacific

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 19 – US Marines may turn in their graves to learn that Japanese military forces will be returning to Tinian Island – scene of a major battle in World War Two. But they may … Continue reading

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Chevron, Sempra boost Japan’s LNG

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 18 – Japan’s increased demand for liquefied natural gas got a boost when Chevron Corp and Sempra Energy each announced agreements with Japanese power and trading firms for increased supplies. Chevron Corp said its … Continue reading

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Exercising vigilance over oil

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 17 – If anyone thinks the US and its partners are not concerned about oil in the South China Sea, they need to think again. This week, the armed forces of the US and … Continue reading

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Vietnam bears up in the South China Sea

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 16 – Vietnam seems to have scored one against China in the ongoing dispute concerning oil and gas reserves in the South China Sea. Indeed, by signing up Russia’s Gazprom to an offshore deal, … Continue reading

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