Smoke rises from Unit 3 of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)

Japan admits failure in being ready for nuclear disaster

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Japan was unprepared for a severe nuclear accident like the tsunami-caused Fukushima disaster and its damage was greater than previously thought, the country acknowledges in a report being submitted to the U.N. nuclear agency.
(Photo: David Paul Ohmer/Flickr)

FuelFix Newslinks |06.07.11|

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Trouble brewing in Nigeria. Westlake Chem on a roll. Four takes on gas’ Golden Age.
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A guards watches the main entrance of OPEC headquarters in downtown Vienna. (AP file photo/Ronald Zak)

OPEC split over increasing oil production

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Oil ministers in the 12-nation group will probably opt to increase output levels to reduce international concerns about the high price of oil. But some influential members are looking to raise the cost of crude.
Categories: Crude oil

Wisdom Adhesives Welcomes Two New U.S. Regional Sales Managers

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Wisdom Adhesives Welcomes Two New U.S. Regional Sales Managers
Randal Wilmoth and Reuben Brock Join Wisdom Adhesives to Lead Branch Offices in the Pacific Northwest and Southeast
Elgin, IL (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Wisdom Adhesives, North America’s top …
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Green Building in Nation’s Capital Highlighted by Green-Real-Estate.com

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Green Building in Nation’s Capital Highlighted by Green-Real-Estate.com
By leveraging the power of online video, Green-Real-Estate.com is taking an innovative approach to showcasing the latest trends in environmentally friendly real estate. Washington,…
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New Solar Station in Crimea Becomes Ukraine’s Green Strategy Milestone

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KYIV, Ukraine, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Pursuing a long-term
strategy, Ukraine has finalized construction of a new solar energy power
station in Crimea. Being highly dependent on imported energy resources, the
country puts a lot of efforts to make …
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China agrees to halt subsidies to wind power firms

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China has agreed to stop subsidizing wind power companies that use home-made parts rather than imports, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says. (Via Reuters)

Categories: Wind
The Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar is the largest in the world. A&M has established a new research center in Qatar to delve into shale gas studies and train students for jobs in gas processing. (Photo: Shell)

Shell: world’s biggest gas-to-liquids plant to start soon

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The oil major expects output at its joint venture gas-to-liquids project in Qatar to start in weeks. The $18-$19 billion plant will produce fuels such as diesel, kerosene and naphtha. (Via Reuters)

Categories: Middle East, Natural gas
Natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale (Photo: Just Beneath the Surface)

Natural gas use may jump 50% in ‘Golden Age,’ IEA says

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Growing demand in China, slowing growth of nuclear power, increased production of gas from unconventional sources including shale, lower gas prices and rising use in transportation could lift demand to 5.1 trillion cubic meters a year by 2035, the International Energy Agency said.
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Chron 100 company of the year: Chemical building blocks stack up well for Westlake

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An improving market for its olefins, and lower costs to make them, pushed Westlake Chemical Corp. to the top of the Chronicle 100.
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