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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey told Iraq it would deal only with the Iraqi government on crude oil exports, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 28.
BEIJING - Agence France-Press
Chinese authorities have approved a mega-merger between the country’s largest coal producer and a top electricity firm, the government said on Aug. 28, reportedly creating the world’s biggest power company in terms of capacity.
A Turkish-Korean consortium is set to establish Turkey’s first solar panel production facility in the capital Ankara in line with a giant energy project.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Russia hopes to finalize all necessary licenses and permits for Akkuyu, Turkey’s first nuclear plant, by the end of the year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said.
ASTANA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey is a regional power with a “critical” role in establishing energy security, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Aug. 10.
LAGOS - Agence France-Presse
Royal Dutch Shell has raised an alarm over the continuing siege at a Nigerian facility by protesters, saying they could be putting their safety at risk.
LONDON - Reuters
OPEC forecast higher demand for its oil in 2018 due to rising global consumption and slower supply growth from rivals, although another jump in the group’s output suggested the market will remain in surplus despite efforts to rein in production.
Taiwan said on Aug. 16 it was investigating a massive power blackout that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.
FRANKFURT - Reuters
E.ON Chief Executive Johannes Teyssen said business in Turkey was going well, adding the group expected power demand in the country to rise and flagging a possible listing of Enerjisa, its local joint venture with Sabancı.
Gazprom said on Aug. 14 that new U.S. sanctions against Moscow would not result in the Russian gas exporter having to make changes to key projects, although they could cause delays.
NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
The growth of shale gas extraction is positioning the United States to be a bigger natural gas exporter, potentially challenging Russia’s hold on the European market.
Saudi Arabia and Iraq are to launch a joint trade commission, the Saudi cabinet announced on Aug. 14, in a sign of a thaw in ties between the two neighbors.
A consortium of German giant Siemens and Turkey’s Türkerler and Kalyon Enerji holdings won a billion-dollar wind energy tender on Aug. 3, offering the lowest price to the state with $3.48 cents per kilowatt hour.