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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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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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