Archive | October, 2011

COMPANIES: Teekay-Marubeni JV to acquire Maersk’s LNG fleet for US$1.4 billion

(EnergyAsia, October 31 2011, Monday) — Canada’s maritime transport group Teekay LNG and Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp have agreed to jointly buy Danish shipping group AP Moller-Maersk’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping subsidiary for US$1.402 billion. In separate statements, the companies said the new joint venture firm will fully acquire six of the subsidiary’s […]

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CONFERENCES: OxfordPrinceton’s upcoming courses for energy professionals in Singapore

(EnergyAsia, October 27 2011, Thursday) — OxfordPrinceton is organising the following courses for energy professionals in Singapore in November. Front to Back Office: Trading Controls and Best Practices (FTBO) on November 14. This fascinating and interactive workshop will give delegates a thorough understanding of best practice controls to be applied in commodity trading activities. Delegates […]

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SINGAPORE: Greenlots collaborating on EV charging infrastructure with Malaysia’s Proton and research with eHub

(EnergyAsia, October 25 2011, Tuesday) — Greenlots, a Singapore-based global provider of charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), said it has begun a landmark electric vehicle trial in collaboration with Malaysian car manufacturer Proton Holdings Berhad. Last month, Proton’s group managing director, Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, handed over to the Malaysian government eight […]

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CHINA: MTM Metalizing coating China Power Station plant in Hong Kong

(EnergyAsia, October 25 2011, Tuesday) — MTM Metalizing, a world leading US-based thermal spray coating provider, said it will be carrying out thermal spray aluminium (TSA) coating works for China Power Station in Hong Kong on a sub-contract awarded by Leighton Contractors (Asia). MTM Metalizing will provide TSA coating on three pipelines and fittings to […]

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CONFERENCE: O.W. Bunker’s free Oct 31 seminar to help shipowners and operators manage regulation transition

(EnergyAsia, October 24 2011, Monday) — OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of bunker fuel, is inviting shipowners and operators to its October 31 seminar focusing on the challenges posed by the start of sulphur emission regulations in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) around the world in 2015. Experts will share their […]

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WORLD: Earth Policy calls for steps to “voluntarily stabilise” human population to check poverty, hunger, environmental destruction

(EnergyAsia, October 21 2011, Friday) — The following is an edited version of an essay by Brigid Fitzgerald Reading of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington DC, USA. The number of people in the world is expected to reach seven billion by the end of this month. Our rate of increase continues to slow from […]

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SHIPPING: INTERTANKO focuses on tanker industry sustainability, air emissions and piracy

(EnergyAsia, October 21 2011, Friday) — The association representing most of the world’s oil tanker owners recently discussed the issues of the industry’s sustainability amid depressed market conditions, air emissions and the growing threat of piracy. Intertanko said its council is deeply concerned with the depressed state of the market as tanker rates remain below […]

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