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US suspends all land travel by diplomats and civilian officials in Iraq after law-immune US-paid mercenaries kill 20 Iraqis: Iraq’s Ministry of Defence confirms deaths

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

The US has suspended all land travel by diplomats and civilian officials in Iraq outside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, amid mounting outrage over the alleged killing of civilians by the US Embassy’s security provider Blackwater USA, reported The Mercury (20/9/2007, p. 20). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Defense, Iraq, Liquids, Middle East, oil, Policy, Security, US, Volume 2601 | Leave a Comment »

“The Iraq war is largely about oil”, says ex-US Fed Reserve chair, Alan Greenspan

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

 Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan created another Iraq-related crisis for the Bush Administration, alleging in his new memoir that “the Iraq war is largely about oil”, reported The Canberra Times (18/9/2007, p.7).

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Federal election a chance for biofuel industry: voters urged to quiz candidates on renewable fuels

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

The 2007 election was shaping up as an opportunity for regional Australia to receive some clear direc­tion from the Federal Government on renewable fuel policy, said Western Australian biodiesel maker Bioworks Australia, reported Farm Weekly (30/8/2007, p.38).

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BP Australia to terminate its supply agreement with Balllina Petroleum

Posted by gasweek on 20 September, 2007

BP has severed ties with a North Coast petrol company after its investigations found sub-standard fuel was being sold as the premium Product, reported The Daily Telegraph (10/7/2007, p. 7).

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Petrosys sells GIS petroleum-mapping software; signs deal with Norway’s GeoKnowledge

Posted by gasweek on 20 September, 2007

Adelaide three-dimensional-map software maker Petrosys signed an agreement with Norwegian-based analyst GeoKnowledge to co-promote their products to prospective buyers, reported The Advertiser (31/7/2007, p.34).

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Canberra airport signifi­cantly increased fuel storage facilities to prepare for APEC forum summit

Posted by gasweek on 19 September, 2007

Canberra airport has signifi­cantly increased its fuel storage facilities to prepare for the week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit, reported The Canberra Times (5/9/2007, p. 4).

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New Eagle Petroleum fuel distributorship to start in Kalgoorlie; Gull Bio-D to the red zone

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

A new fuel distributorship is to start in Kalgoorlie. Eagle Petroleum aims to pro­vide a superior service to its cus­tomers that range from mining operators to local farms, manag­ing director Geoff Biddle said. “We have a vast industry expe­rience but chose to start a busi­ness in Kalgoorlie after growing accustomed to its unique charac­ter,” he said.

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Fed Govt prefers voluntary fuel efficiency targets to mandatory CO2 emission standards for motor vehicles

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

Federal Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull, responding to written questions by Labor MP John Murphy, said in the Federal House of Representatives on 11 September 2007 that the government had not set carbon dioxide emission standards for motor vehicles, whether imported to Australia or made locally, but relied on a voluntary national average fuel consumption target.

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CSR plans sale of energy assets; or does it? Conglomerate faces asbestos liabilities as it expands its Queensland ethanol and electricity interests

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

CSR chief executive Jerry Maycock had given his strongest indication yet that he is amenable to a break-up of the conglomerate, acknowledging the longer-term sense in separating its “eclectic mix of assets”. Analysts also point out that energy is emerging as a common area for the company’s sugar and building products arms. The sugar business is developing into areas including ethanol and electricity generation while the building products arm is growing its energy-efficient products range, reported The Australian Financial Review, (11/9/2007, p.20).

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Prior to SEAGas, MAPS fully contracted, with no spare capacity at peak times: lack of pipeline capacity forces peaking units onto liquid fuels, says NEMMCO report

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

Utilising slightly higher priced gas prices in neighbouring zones may well be preferable to seeking low gas prices only to find the station having to run on liquid fuels due to pipeline capacity constraints. Prior to the SEAGas development, MAPS was fully contracted, with virtually no spare capacity available at peak times. This forced peaking units on to liquid fuels more often than not. Peaking stations generally did not reserve firm pipeline capacity, but instead relied on interruptible services with resort to liquid fuels if adequate pipeline capacity was not available when needed, noted ‘Fuel resource, new entry and generation costs in the NEM’, a report to NEMMCO by ACIL Tasman (27/3/2007).

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Posted in Liquids, natural gas, NSW, OCGT, Pipelines, Transmission, Victoria, Volume 2520 | Leave a Comment »

Agflation: Grain prices to rattle beef, dairy, pork, eggs and chicken: “disaster unprecedented in Australian history” predicts Horticulture Coun­cil chief

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

It’s called agflation and it’s coming very soon, propelled by climate change and drought. Grain prices have hit record levels, and those prices will ram­ify through the feed chain —beef, dairy, pork, eggs and chicken — and reach consumers. Australian Horticulture Coun­cil chief executive Kris Newton says the severe cutback in irriga­tion water could result in price rises, as seen with bananas after Cyclone Larry, reported Asa Wahlquist in The Australian, (15/9/2007, p.33).

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