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Australia ordered to cease spying on East Timor by International Court of Justice

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Australia ordered to cease spying on East Timor by International Court of Justice

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald,  March 4, 2014. By  Tom Allard.  Australia has been ordered to cease spying on East Timor and its legal advisers, in a landmark decision by the International Court of Justice relating to a bitter dispute between the two countries over $40 billion of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea. […]

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Govt to implement new mining law by yearend

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Govt to implement new mining law by yearend

Manila Standard Today, February, 15, 2014 By Jennifer Ambanta. The government expects to implement a new mining law by the end of the year, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said Friday. “By the end of the year, we will make a new law identifying these ‘go’ and ‘no-go’ [mining] zones,” Purisima said in a speech in […]

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Report: China may use influence to soften Indonesia’s nickel ore ban

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Report: China may use influence to soften Indonesia’s nickel ore ban

Mining.com. January, 20, 2014. By Frik Els. Indonesia surprised the mining world little over a week ago putting into effect an outright ban on nickel ore exports, against expectations of a last-minute climb down by authorities. Indonesia accounts for around a fifth of global supply at an estimated 400,000 tonnes of contained metal and the […]

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East Timor, Australia argue over oil treaty deal

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
East Timor, Australia argue over oil treaty deal

The Hague, Netherlands , January, 19, 2014.The Associated Press By MIKE CORDER and ROD McGUIRK. East Timor asked the United Nations’ highest court Monday to order Australia to turn over documents and data its agents seized from the impoverished nation’s lawyer last month ahead of arbitration in a multibillion-dollar treaty dispute. The International Court of […]

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‘Open access’ has failed to strengthen RI oil and gas sector, experts say

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Open access’ has failed  to strengthen RI oil and  gas sector, experts say

Jakarta, Indonesia. January, 20, 2014. The Jakarta Post, By Slamet Susanto. Experts say Indonesia’s oil and gas management, known as “open access”, which tends to forward export markets, contradicts the Constitution, which obligates the government to manage the country’s oil and gas for the sake of national interests, not to erode its energy sovereignty. Fahmi […]

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Palace frustrated by presistence of small-scale mining

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Palace frustrated by presistence of small-scale mining

Manila, Philippines. January 20, 2014. By Dexter San Pedro.  MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday expressed frustration over the deaths caused by landslides in areas of the Caraga region where small-scale miners operate. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said tropical depression “Agaton,” the first storm to visit the country this year, has […]

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Southeast Asian Energy Bills Set to Rise as Exports Fall, Oil Imports Soar

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Southeast Asian Energy Bills Set to Rise as Exports Fall, Oil Imports Soar

International Energy Agency Forecasts Oil Imports Will More Than Double by 2035 The Wall Street Journal, Oct 2,12013. By Eric Yep and Simon Hall. Coal and natural gas exports from Southeast Asia will fall sharply over the next two decades as the region grapples with rapidly growing energy demand, which will increase its dependency on […]

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Antigraft Comission Arrests SKKMigas Chief Over Alleged Bribery

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Antigraft Comission Arrests SKKMigas Chief Over Alleged Bribery

Indonesia, Jakarta Globe, August 14, 2013 By Rizky Amelia. Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested Rudi Rubiandini, the head of upstream oil and gas regulator SKKMigas, on allegations of bribery. The KPK apprehended Rudi, along with four other people, at his house in the Kebayoran Baru area of South Jakarta on Tuesday night, according […]

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Government hit anew on changing of rules

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Government hit anew on changing of rules

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)—making a litany of “discouraging” changes in rules midstream—warned the government anew that there could be an exodus of foreign investors from the country if it does not do away with its wishy-washy tendencies. ECCP Vice President for External Affairs Henry Schumacher said changing rules in the […]

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Burma’s Extractive Industries Not Digging Deep Enough with Reforms: Report

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Burma’s Extractive Industries Not Digging Deep Enough with Reforms: Report

RANGOON, The Irrawaddy, 17 July by Andrew D. Kaspar. Burma’s extractive industries remain plagued by transparency and governance shortcomings, a watchdog said on Wednesday as it released a report attempting to dampen the hype that has surrounded the country’s opening up to foreign investment after decades of isolation and economic stagnation.

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