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IEA: China leads demand for natural gas

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, June 5 – Natural gas is headed for a bright future, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) projecting China to more than double consumption by 2017, while the U.S. will … Continue reading

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No faulty towers, if you please

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, June 4 – Will followers of the Bronte Sisters win out after all? Will the historically famous countryside near their family home be forever spared the view of wind towers as many literati and country … Continue reading

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Coal: U.S. exporters face West Coast challenges

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, June 1 – U.S. exporters of coal are finding it difficult to get their products to Asian markets, a difficulty underlined this week when the Seattle city council declared its opposition to moving coal through … Continue reading

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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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