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Frac companies get fresh hope UK government will loosen rules

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By Timothy Abington and Jeremy Hodges on 8/16/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – A change of British government has given the much-maligned fracing industry another opportunity to make out its case for stimulating the controversial technique to tap unconventional natural gas reserves. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new business minister, Andrea Leadsom, have come out in Read More

Canadian petroleum agency approves Hibernia platform restart following spill

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8/16/2019 ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) issued approval to Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) to resume production operations at the Hibernia platform. Hibernia platform Since the spill occurred in mid-July, C-NLOPB staff have had extensive engagement with HMDC to discuss the cause of the spill, along Read More

‘Nuke Mars’: Elon Musk sets Twitter on fire with interplanetary declaration of war

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Serial entrepreneur and part-time meme enthusiast Elon Musk has once again whipped the internet commentariat into a frenzy, this time with a simple, two-word proposition on Twitter: “Nuke Mars!” The idea isn’t necessarily new, Musk has discussed using thermonuclear weapons to ‘nuke’ the Red Planet’s poles to assist in terraforming the planet for future human Read More

Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia

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FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (Reuters) – Small Pacific islands nations at risk from rising sea levels lambasted Australia on Friday after it blocked moves at a regional forum to set down tough policies to combat climate change. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Fiji and COP 23 President Frank Bainimarama speaks during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference Read More

Exclusive: Buyout firms KKR, Blackstone among bidders for Philippine hospitals group – sources

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Buyout firms KKR (KKR.N), Blackstone (BX.N) and CVC are among bidders competing for a stake in the hospital unit of Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPI.PS), people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of Read More

Sydney’s water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A woman drinks water from a water fountain during a hot day in Read More

Exclusive: Private-equity funds bid for Philippine hospitals group – sources

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FILE PHOTO – Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Buyout firms such as KKR (KKR.N), Blackstone (BX.N) and CVC are competing to buy a stake in the hospital Read More

Feature: IMO 2020 preparations and their impacts on US exports

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Houston — Ahead of IMO 2020, shipowners are increasingly taking ships off the water for scrubber installations, reducing tonnage availability in the Americas and supporting expectations that freight will firm in the coming months, impacting US export competitiveness. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now On January 1, Read More

Marksmen Announces Final Closing of Private Placement

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CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marksmen Energy Inc. (“Marksmen” or the “Company”) announces that it has completed the second and final closing (“Second Tranche”) of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of units (the “Units”) of Marksmen at a price of $0.05 per Unit (the “Offering”). The Company issued 1,280,000 Units under Read More

China’s Minmetals says to close rare earth unit after pollution violations

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The rare earths arm of state-owned China Minmetals Corporation said one of its units would halt production with immediate effect from Thursday after failing to rectify a series of environmental offences. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment found that Ganxian Hongjin Rare Earth Ltd Co, a subsidiary of China Minmetals Rare Earth Read More