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Exxon, China sign $41 billion Australian gas deal

August 19, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 268 1532 12 3 1881 11.1282 0 0 0 Australia and China have struck their biggest trade deal, as the world''s two most valuable listed
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Nigeria lures foreign investors with coconut festival

August 19, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 132 757 6 1 929 11.1282 0 0 0 Officials in Nigeria''s southwest coast staged the country''s first coconut festival hoping the fruit will lure
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Halliburton inks Total deal

August 17, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 59 337 2 1 413 11.1282 0 0 0 The Houston Business Journal reports that Halliburton has been awarded a $140 million contract by Total
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Chinese firms offer $17 billion for Repsol''s YPF stake

August 10, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reports that China National Petroleum Corp. and Cnooc Ltd. have proposed paying at least $17 billion for Repsol YPF SA''s stake in its Argentine unit YPF
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International deal agreed for Ukraine gas bills

August 3, 2009
Ukraine has reached a deal with international financial bodies and the EU for payment of Russian gas bills, the European Commission said, allaying fears of another winter cut-off, reported by
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Coal fires up India farmers against power plants

August 3, 2009
In India, Energy companies want to build coal-based power stations on land near the coastal town of Alibag, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the western city of Mumbai,
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Union Carbide says exec not to blame for Bhopal

August 3, 2009
Union Carbide is defending its former chief executive now wanted for arrest in India, saying managers could not have foreseen a gas leak at the chemical company''s Bhopal plant that
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BP in talks with China on refinery ventures

July 27, 2009
BP Plc reportedly is in talks with China to build large refineries in coastal cities, representing a renewed attempt by a foreign company to push into the world''s second-biggest oil
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Ecuador signs contract to export oil to China

July 27, 2009
Ecuador has signed a deal to export crude oil to China for which the Andean country is going to receive $1 billion as an advance payment, state-run Petroecuador announced in
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Iraq pulls Basra gas field from bidding round

July 27, 2009
The Associated Press reports that Iraq has removed a small gas field in Basra from a list of eleven oil and gas fields being offered for development in its second
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