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China plans to launch crude oil futures market

China, the world's largest energy consumer, on Friday took a step towards launching a market of its own for crude oil futures -- which foreign investors may be allowed to trade.

China plans to launch crude oil futures market
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Madonna calls for release of Greenpeace activists

Pop legend Madonna has joined a chorus of international stars in urging the release of 30 Greenpeace crewmembers jailed after a protest against energy prospecting in the Arctic.

Madonna calls for release of Greenpeace activists
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Kazakhstan and Canada to sign peaceful atom cooperation

The Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird will arrive in Kazakhstan with the first official visit on November 13.

Kazakhstan and Canada to sign peaceful atom cooperation
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Gas boom to reshape US role in Asia: study

A boom in gas production will reshape the US role in Asia and could fuel new tensions with a growing, energy-hungry China.

Gas boom to reshape US role in Asia: study
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Trousers should not be the main factor: Women Energy Club

The first meeting of the Women Energy Club was held as part of the 8th KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum.

Trousers should not be the main factor: Women Energy Club
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Myanmar-to-China gas pipeline fully open: media

A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational.

Myanmar-to-China gas pipeline fully open: media
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Argentina braces for European biodiesel duty hikes

Argentina's biodiesel industry warned Friday it faces collapse if Europe makes good on a threat to impose stiff duties on their product next month.

Argentina braces for European biodiesel duty hikes
Britain's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey. ©Reuters//Luke MacGregor
UK energy sector expecting 'massive' international investment

Britain is close to securing "massive" international investment in its energy sector.

UK energy sector expecting 'massive' international investment
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Creation of CES energy market discussed in Astana

Customs Union countries are mulling establishment of a common energy market within the Common Economic Space.

Creation of CES energy market discussed in Astana
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Spying not illegal, says Canada eavesdropping chief

Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency chief spoke for the first time Wednesday since allegations of spying on Brazil's mining and energy ministry, saying its work is legal and doesn't target Canadians.

Spying not illegal, says Canada eavesdropping chief
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Shale boom remakes US energy, economy

The US shale boom is remaking the nation's industrial landscape and raising the prospect of energy independence in the world's biggest oil consumer.

Shale boom remakes US energy, economy
New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy
New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy

US scientists may have found a new way to produce clean energy by way of dirty water.

New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy
The Director General of the National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan Erlan Batyrbekov. ©Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan would benefit from a nuclear power plant: Batyrbekov

Director General of the National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan Erlan Batyrbekov has commented the energy situation in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan would benefit from a nuclear power plant: Batyrbekov
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Kazakhstan’s President suggests working out an effective system to manage the country’s hydrocarbons

By 2050 the share of alternative sources should be brought up to 50% (…) Kazakhstan does have all the prerequisites for that, he believes.

Kazakhstan’s President suggests working out an effective system to manage the country’s hydrocarbons
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Pavlodar to spend 800 million tenge on green region

Pavlodar authorities are planning to make one of the densely populated regions of the city green and energy-efficient in the nearest two years.

Pavlodar to spend 800 million tenge on green region
Energy sector leads US stocks gains amid Syria jitters
Energy sector leads US stocks gains amid Syria jitters

US stocks rebounded Wednesday led by energy companies benefiting from an oil price spike, as the West mulls a possible punitive attack against Syria for its alleged chemical weapons use.

Energy sector leads US stocks gains amid Syria jitters
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Researcher suggests new wind generators for Kazakhstan

A scientist has invented a new wind generator specially for Kazakhstan weather conditions.

Researcher suggests new wind generators for Kazakhstan
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Brazil energy giant paid bribes to parties: press

Brazil's state-run energy giant Petrobras funneled kickbacks to officials from political parties.

Brazil energy giant paid bribes to parties: press
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Green power stations to cover 2 percent of Kazakhstan's energy needs

Green power station will produce enough energy to meet around 1-2 percent of the overall Kazakhstan’s electricity needs by 2020.

Green power stations to cover 2 percent of Kazakhstan's energy needs
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Halliburton admits destroying US oil disaster evidence

Halliburton Energy Services has admitted destroying evidence relating to the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Halliburton admits destroying US oil disaster evidence