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Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Saudi Arabia on Saturday ousted longtime energy minister Ali Al-Naimi and promoted Khalid Al-Falih, who chairs the country’s national oil company, a move not expected to upend the country’s policy to allow markets — and not shut-ins — to rebalance prices.

May 9, 2016
Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Saudi Arabia on Saturday ousted longtime energy minister Ali Al-Naimi and promoted Khalid Al-Falih, who chairs the country’s national oil company, a move not expected to upend the country’s policy to allow markets — and not shut-ins — to rebalance prices.

May 9, 2016

Japan, Canada Plan LNG Talks

Japan and Canada will engage in talks over the potential for future exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada to Japan, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in Ottawa on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.

September 25, 2013

Japan Seeks to Join Trade Pact

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country wants to be included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which could hasten the export of liquefied U.S. gas to Japan. TPP currently encompasses 11 nations in Asia and the Americas. Randy Bhatia, an analyst with Capital One Southcoast, said Japan’s membership in TPP could boost efforts to export LNG to the country.

March 19, 2013

Quebec Panel: Use Labs, Not Wells, to Test Fracking

A committee appointed by Quebec’s environment minister to study hydraulic fracturing (fracking) said the practice requires further study and recommended against authorizing any test wells that would conduct fracking for research purposes.

April 10, 2012

North American Leaders Vow to Cooperate on Energy

At a summit in Washington, DC, Monday, President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Felipe Calderon of Mexico pledged to promote greater energy cooperation among the countries.

April 3, 2012

Polish Official Predicts Shale Gas Production in 2014, Visits Marcellus

Days after visiting natural gas operations in the Marcellus Shale, Poland’s treasury minister said commercial shale gas production may begin in his country in 2014.

March 20, 2012

New Brunswick Legislators Use ‘Free Vote’ to Back Shale Gas

A nonbinding “free vote” to support responsible gas development in the emerging Frederick Brook Shale in New Brunswick passed the Legislative Assembly along party lines Tuesday (Dec. 12), erasing fears that support for shale gas could be cracking among the governing Progressive Conservatives.

December 12, 2011

Canada to Europe: Classify Oilsands Fairly

Canada’s natural resources minister said his government is committed to seeing the Keystone XL Pipeline become a reality, and rebuked a possible effort by European officials to target the country’s oilsands by labeling it as a dirtier form of energy.

October 10, 2011

Canadian Official Warns Europe: Don’t Mess With Oilsands

Canada’s natural resources minister said his government is committed to seeing the Keystone XL Pipeline become a reality, and rebuked a possible effort by European officials to target the country’s oilsands by labeling it as a dirtier form of energy.

October 6, 2011
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