Tag Archives: oil diplomacy

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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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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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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Busy times along the Asia-Pacific oil supply line

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 13 – Well, it’s long past April Fool’s Day, but only a fool would deny the tension rising in Asia-Pacific over challenges – or should we say threats – to the region’s oil supply … Continue reading

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