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Caracas defends Syrian oil shipment

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez defended an oil sale to Syria by saying his is a free country that can trade with whichever country it wishes.

A Venezuelan ship carrying oil arrived in Syria last week, one day be…

U.K. investing in landfill gas for power

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Investments in technology needed to turn landfill waste into energy suggest there’s a good business opportunity in green energy, a British official said.

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is among investors, which also in…

Greenpeace critical of arctic oil plans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Environmental group Greenpeace claims Shell has spent billions of dollars on arctic exploration plans but not much on oil-spill response.

The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement annou…

USGS finds low radiation threat from Japan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — The U.S. Geological Survey said it found low levels of radioactive particles from Japan’s nuclear disaster in about 20 percent of its nationwide surveys.

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was crippled by a magnitude-9…

Nigeria upbeat about oil prospects

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 23 (UPI) — With a draft petroleum law expected by March, a Nigerian official said Abuja expected to invest heavily in the oil sector with its major corporate partners.

More than $100 billion in investments are planned during the…

BP starts new wind farm in Texas

FORT STOCKTON, Texas, Feb. 23 (UPI) — British energy company BP announced that it began full-scale commercial operations at a 60-turbine wind farm in west Texas.

BP Wind Energy joined state and local officials in a ceremony to start commercial opera…

Oil door still open for Europe, Iran says

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (UPI) — European countries can secure crude oil deliveries from Iran provided they sign 2- to 5-year contracts, an Iranian oil executive said.

Iranian officials this week said they were halting crude oil deliveries to Great Britain a…

Huge gas find declared off Romania’s coast

VIENNA, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Preliminary results from the first deep-water exploration well off the coast of Romania reveal significant natural gas potential, companies said.

Exxon Mobil and its joint venture with Austrian energy company OMV announced re…

Gazprom: South Stream vital for EU markets

MOSCOW, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Building the South Stream natural gas pipeline for Europe will give Gazprom the flexibility it needs to adapt to changing market conditions, an official said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spoke with Gazprom’s top executi…

Internet a pipeline for counterfeit drugs

HOBOKEN, N.J., Feb. 22 (UPI) — Criminals are increasingly using the Internet to sell counterfeit medicines with some turning up in legitimate outlets such as pharmacies, a U.S. study found.

A review study led by the International Journal of Clinical…


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