Tag Archives: Gas

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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Oil under troubled waters

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 15 – China and the Philippines have temporarily staved off conflict in the South China Sea, with each country imposing a ban on fishing in the troubled waters. But no one said anything about … Continue reading

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Panetta seeks ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 9 – If U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta has anything to do with it, Washington will soon be ratifying the Law of the Sea Convention, a document that has been moldering in … 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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