December 2016

MUFON to rebrand

December 20, 2016

I found this story? interesting funny, well, not sure. What do you think? MUFON ? motivated by increasing interest in UFOs, company orders rebrand The Mutual UFO Network, the largest UFO investigation squad in the US and also the largest amateur anomalous research and investigation group possibly in the world with thousands of volunteers, is looking […]

September 19th, 2016 3:05pm Posted In: Natural Gas News, LNG, Featured Articles, Iran, External Analysts, Exploration & Production, Import/Export, Ministries, Regulation, Asia, Natural Gas News Asia Iran?s oil industry is 108 years-old but it is only this summer celebrating its 50th anniversary. Despite that it accounts for 70% of the country?s primary energy. Iran produces […]

Bulgaria?s Cabinet agreed on September 20 to grant financial assistance of 300 000 leva (about 153 440 euro) to the the Republic of Macedonia to help its neighbouring country tackle the effects of the disastrous floods in the regions of Skopje and Tetovo on August 6 and 7. The grant comes in addition to technical and […]

The Once and Future Trump

December 17, 2016

The Republican Party was torn asunder by a populist media personality running a nationalist campaign based on immigration restriction, protectionism, and an anti-internationalist foreign policy. Initially dismissed as a bigoted crank, this upstart presidential candidate managed to humiliate the GOP establishment, led by the Bush family. This is not just a description of the 2016 […]

September 19th, 2016 2:45pm Posted In: Natural Gas News, News By Country, Corporate, Exploration & Production, Natural Gas News Asia, Indonesia Indonesia?s Medco Energi Internasional has signed a share sale and purchase agreement to acquire ConocoPhillips Indonesia and ConocoPhillips Singapore Operations, both subsidiaries of ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips Indonesia is the operator of the South Natuna Sea […]

Ours is the best of all possible worlds, according to Gottfried Leibniz at least, who reasoned that an omnipotent, omniscient God, having surveyed these possibilities, and being inherently good, can only have chosen the best one available to us. But still, it?s not perfect. Even knowing this world may be the best one possible, wouldn?t […]

You might not believe me, but the original The Blair Witch Project, when it came out in 1999, was one of the scariest movies I had ever seen. The found footage, the fake website, and the anonymity of the actors, meant that millions of audience members mistook it for a documentary. The movie was real, […]

The race to replace Ban Ki-moon as United Nations Secretary-General in 2017 is an awful muddle, yet it may still culminate in victory for a well-qualified European.  The current frontrunner is former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres, but European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva seems poised to make a last-minute entry into the race later […]

Bulgaria?s Central Election Commission opened on September 19 the process of registering candidates for the country?s November 6 2016 presidential elections. The registration process for candidates for president and vice-president continues until October 4. The first day saw the registration, in the name of an ?initiative committee? of Bulgarian Socialist Party presidential candidate Roumen Radev […]

Petronas expands in Azerbaijan

December 14, 2016

September 20th, 2016 5:55am Posted In: Natural Gas News, News By Country, Azerbaijan, Press Notes, Caspian Focus, Corporate, Exploration & Production, Political, Ministries, Natural Gas News Europe, Malaysia Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas and Azerbaijan?s state-owned Socar have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore, develop and produce hydrocarbons from a block in the […]

September 20th, 2016 4:45am Posted In: Natural Gas News, Featured Articles, Security of Supply, Carbon, Supply/Demand, Investments, Natural Gas News Africa, Natural Gas News Europe, Africa, Europe, Asia, Natural Gas News Asia Set up to monitor oil markets following the 1970s? oil crisis, the IEA now is the emissions watch-dog. Global energy investment in 2015 […]

The European Commission has opened an investigation into Poland?s new retailer tax and issued an injunction stating that Poland has to suspend it as sees the progressive rate of the tax and varying tax-free amounts for different-size retailers as inadmissible state aid. ?The Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a Polish tax on the […]

September 20th, 2016 8:15am Posted In: Natural Gas News, News By Country, Political, Licensing rounds, Natural Gas News Asia New Zealand?s energy and resources minister Simon Bridges on September 19 announced the start of the Block Offer 2017 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits. Each year, the government runs the Block Offer, in […]

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