Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
New International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol has said he plans to focus on boosting renewable energy in addition to fossil fuels by turning the agency into “a kind of central bank” in renewable energy technologies, during his first interview since assuming the position
MERSİN – Doğan News Agency
A senior manager at Turkey’s first nuclear power plant in Mersin has resigned, claiming that although Turkey needs nuclear technology, it shouldn't work with Russian Rosatom.
Israel has reportedly purchased as much as 77 percent of its oil supplies from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, providing them with an essential source of funding in their campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a new report in the Financial Times revealed on Aug. 24
Dr. Fatih Birol took office on Sept. 1 as the new executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), ushering in a new era for the global energy authority, the IEA said in a written statement
ANKARA - Reuters
Gas flow on the Shah Deniz pipeline carrying natural gas from Azerbaijan was halted by an explosion in Turkey on Aug. 24 evening, energy sector officials said, with one saying it was thought Kurdish militants had sabotaged the pipeline
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Italian energy giant Eni on Aug. 30 announced the discovery of the "largest ever" offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean, in Egypt's territorial waters.
TRIPOLI - Reuters
Libya’s state electricity firm is in talks with Turkish firms to get them to return to carry out badly-needed maintenance work at power plants in the North African nation, a senior official with the Libyan company said
ARBIL - Reuters
Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Aug. 27 it expected to begin making regular payments to oil-exporting companies in the first half of September, in an apparent attempt to reassure foreign oil companies operating in the autonomous region
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The gas storage facility under Lake Tuz in Central Anatolia will become fully operational by 2019, according to sources from the Energy Ministry
DUBAI - Reuters
Iran will offer three gas fields to foreign investors at a conference in London later this year, an Iranian official said on Aug. 26
VIENNA - Reuters
Further writedowns on Austrian oil and gas group OMV’s ailing Samsun gas power plant in Turkey are possible and the facility could be sold, the head of OMV’s downstream division, Manfred Leitner, told Reuters in an interview.
TORONTO - Reuters
Kenya and Turkey have exceeded forecasts for harnessing geothermal energy, but other developing countries, including Indonesia and the Philippines, are lagging behind on leveraging the renewable power source, a new analysis shows
Repeated sabotage by “organized gangs” of the oil pipeline from northern Iraq to Turkey has cost the autonomous Kurdistan region $501 million since July 1, its ministry of natural resources said on Aug. 18.
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