Monthly Archives: May 2012

U.S.: No exception for Japan on exports of natural gas

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 31 – The Obama administration is said to be reconsidering a recent decision to deny exports of liquefied natural gas to Japan, given the country’s need to find a replacement fuel following closure of … Continue reading

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More Saudi oil, more unconventional gas coming

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 30 – Even as the International Energy Agency touted the coming Golden Era of Gas, Saudi Aramco released Aiming Higher, a review of 2011 showing the firm’s increased output of crude oil, with more … Continue reading

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Japan to continue to import Iran’s oil

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 29 – What gives? The incoming head of the Petroleum Association of Japan said the country’s oil industry will work with the government to make sure Iran’s oil continues to flow into the country … Continue reading

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U.S., China wage war of words over solar panels

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 28 – A war of words has broken out after China filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization in response to the earlier decision by the United States to impose anti-dumping penalties against Chinese solar … Continue reading

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Japan’s risky LNG strategy

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 25 – Liquefied natural gas has fast become the fuel of choice in Japan, a choice that looks to be extending into the future given the indecision of the country’s policy makers over the … Continue reading

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Looking for a win-win in Baghdad

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 23 – At today’s talks in Baghdad between Iran and the so-called P5+1 nations – the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany – the best outcome would be a win-win situation for both … Continue reading

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NATO: Advancing maritime energy security

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 21 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization took a major step forward in international maritime energy security with the signing of an agreement for delivery of the Alliance Ground Surveillance system. “Today is a … Continue reading

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