• 25 January 2012

    ADB approves $400m for Uzbek petrochemical plant

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $400m loan and political risk guarantee for the construction of a petrochemical plant in the Karakalpakstan region of Uzbekistan.

  • 24 January 2012

    Bulgaria bans shale fracking

    The Bulgarian Government has banned exploratory drilling for shale gas using the hydraulic fracturing extraction technique because of concerns over environmental issues.

  • 22 January 2012

    Sinopec to increase interest in Australian LNG project

    China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) has entered an agreement to acquire an additional 10% interest in the Australia Pacific LNG project on Curtis Island, near Gladstone, in Queensland, Australia.


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