Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
March 26, 2014
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft, is on a tour of Japan, India, South Korea and Vietnam.
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
An ASEAN Intra-Energy Market?
March 11, 2014
An ASEAN Intra-Energy Market?
There are huge potential advantages for ASEAN if it can integrate its energy market.
An ASEAN Intra-Energy Market?
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
February 27, 2014
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Iraq saw China's focus expand beyond energy cooperation.
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends
February 01, 2014
Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends
Increasingly close ties offer both countries potential benefits in the Arctic and elsewhere.
Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
December 11, 2013
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
Pakistan's foreign ministry announced that Pakistan would double-down on the construction of its pipeline with Iran.
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
How US Companies Benefit From China’s Coal Addiction
November 21, 2013
How US Companies Benefit From China’s Coal Addiction
China’s reliance on coal has serious environmental consequences, but is keeping U.S. companies in business.
How US Companies Benefit From China’s Coal Addiction
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
October 18, 2013
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
China plans to boost oil purchases from Iraq by 70%, even as security in the country falters.
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
It's Official: China's the World's Largest Oil Importer
October 11, 2013
It's Official: China's the World's Largest Oil Importer
According to US, government data, China has finally surpassed the US as the world’s largest oil importer.
It's Official: China's the World's Largest Oil Importer
China to Invest $28 Billion in Venezuelan Oil
September 19, 2013
China to Invest $28 Billion in Venezuelan Oil
Beijing and Caracas inked a number of agreements ahead of Nicolás Maduro’s state visit to Beijing this weekend.
China to Invest $28 Billion in Venezuelan Oil
Rouhani to the Rescue in Iran?
August 30, 2013
Rouhani to the Rescue in Iran?
Iran’s economy is currently in tatters. Does the new president hold the necessary keys to improving it?
Rouhani to the Rescue in Iran?
Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions
August 08, 2013
Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions
Renewed U.S. efforts to sanction Iran’s nuclear program could jeopardize Asia energy markets.
Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions
With Pipeline, China's Launches Burma Charm Offensive
August 01, 2013
With Pipeline, China's Launches Burma Charm Offensive
China is hoping to put a new face on its investments in Myanmar. Will history continue to haunt it?
With Pipeline, China's Launches Burma Charm Offensive
Qatar and ASEAN: Opposites Attract?
July 27, 2013
Qatar and ASEAN: Opposites Attract?
Qatar-ASEAN ties are growing based on complementary strengths in areas like energy and agriculture.
Qatar and ASEAN: Opposites Attract?
Abe’s Toughest Challenge Yet: Reselling Japan Nuclear Energy
July 19, 2013
Abe’s Toughest Challenge Yet: Reselling Japan Nuclear Energy
With energy imports a drag on the economy, Abe must convince Japan to embrace nuclear power again.
Abe’s Toughest Challenge Yet: Reselling Japan Nuclear Energy
The New Prize: Asia’s
May 11, 2013
The New Prize: Asia’s "Fire Ice" Gas Revolution
“The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates there could be up to 100,000 trillion cubic feet of gas hydrates globally.”
The New Prize: Asia’s "Fire Ice" Gas Revolution
RIP King Coal?
May 04, 2013
RIP King Coal?
A slump in prices has seen a spate of mine closures and job cuts. Can coal bounce back?
RIP King Coal?
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