Debt, Zombies, And Geopolitics: China’s Belt And Road Initiative During COVID

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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a focal issue for understanding the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Some observers view the BRI as representing a new phase of economic globalization and regional economic integration. Others argue that the BRI’s primary motivating factors are domestic and that the massive program is chiefly aimed at creating…

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A Major Supply Shortage Is Set To Hit Lithium Markets

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Lithium producers do not feel threatened by Tesla’s plan to produce lithium in Nevada. Miners, as well as analysts, believe that despite the recent drop in lithium prices, the industry is in for a supply shortage after 2025 as automakers significantly ramp up electric vehicle (EV) production. Massive amounts of additional lithium supply will be needed to support not only…

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Govt likely to cut petrol price by Rs2 per litre

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ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has worked out a reduction in the prices of petroleum products (POL) for the upcoming month of October 2020. According to sources, OGRA has forwarded its working paper regarding the next month’s oil prices for necessary feedback. The final decision will be announced by the finance ministry on 30th September (tomorrow) after getting…

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Britain’s oil and gas rigs most polluting in North Sea, says report

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Britain’s oil and gas rigs are the most polluting in the North Sea oil basin, according to industry data, with enough unwanted gas burned off every year to heat a million homes. Oil rigs in the UK continental shelf (UKCS) released 13.1m tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere last year, according to data from Rystad Energy, significantly more…

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Govt formulating shale gas policy to attract foreign investors

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ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division is in the process of formulating a vibrant policy to exploit massive shale gas and oil reserves by attracting multinational companies in the exploration sector of the country. According to a latest official document available with APP, the Shale Gas Policy will attract many multinational companies to come to Pakistan for undertaking exploration to discover Shale gas…

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Elon Musk “Feels Bad” About Hating On The Oil And Gas Industry

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Elon Musk said he “feels a bit bad” about hating on the oil and gas industry through the years, saying that many oil companies built their business of producing and burning fossil fuels before it became clear that oil and gas contribute to climate change. In a wide-ranging conversation on the Sway with Kara Swisher of The New York Times,…

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UK trials hydrogen-powered train in latest step forward for transport innovation

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Trials of a hydrogen-powered train are underway in the U.K. with an initial journey successfully completed between the locations of Long Marston and Evesham in the West Midlands region of England. The HydroFLEX train — which has been developed by a team from the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook, a rolling stock firm — uses a fuel-cell which combines hydrogen…

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Auto DraftDrastic measures proposed to contain circular debt

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ISLAMABAD: The Power Division on Tuesday took the Federal Cabinet in confidence over a string of measures to contain pace of increase in the circular debt and suggested some unpopular proposals for curtailing capacity payments to independent power producers (IPPs). The cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan took a special briefing from Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar…

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