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Dominion Virginia Power Planning Commonwealth Of Virginia's First Large-Scale Solar Project

SOURCE: Dominion | 20 January 2015

Dominion Virginia Power filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission today to build Virginia's first large-scale solar facility. The 20-megawatt project would be built on approximately 125 acres of land owned by the company near the Remington Power Station in Fauquier County.

Eni Obtained A Three-Year Extension On The Exploration Period Of Block 15/06 In Angola

SOURCE: Eni | 19 January 2015

Eni obtained a three-year extension from the Angolan authorities to the exploration period of the prolific Block 15/06, located in Angola’s offshore, approximately 350 kilometers north-west of the capital Luanda and 130 kilometers east of Soyo town.

Shell’s Nigerian Subsidiary Agrees £55 Million Settlement With The Bodo Community

SOURCE: Shell | 07 January 2015

Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has today announced a £55 million settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two highly regrettable operational spills in 2008.

McDermott Altamira Facility Is The First Fabrication Free Trade Zone In Mexico

SOURCE: McDermott | 06 January 2015

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”) has received authorization from the Central Administration of Customs in Mexico to operate its Altamira fabrication facility near Tampico, Mexico, as a free trade zone.

Petrobras Authorized To Start Early Production In Buzios Field

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 26 December 2014

Petrobras has received authorization from Brazil’s National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) to initiate the early production system of well 2-ANP-1RJS, located in Búzios field (formerly known as the Franco area), in the Santos Basin pre-salt.

Barrick To Suspend Operations At Lumwana Following Passage Of New Mining Royalty

SOURCE: Barrick | 18 December 2014

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) today announced that the company will initiate procedures to suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following the passage of legislation that raises the royalty rate on the country's open pit mining operations from six percent to 20 percent.

Gazprom Neft Board Of Directors Reviews Refineries Modernisation Programme And Company Procurement Structure

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 03 December 2014

The Board of Directors of Gazprom Neft has reviewed information on the progress of the modernisation of the company’s oil refining facilities, and the sourcing of products for the domestic market.

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project Awarded Environmental Assessment Certificate By B.C. EAO

SOURCE: Transcanada | 26 November 2014

TransCanada Corporation announced today that its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (PRGT) received an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) from the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), allowing the natural gas pipeline project to move ahead pending a final investment decision from PETRONAS and receipt of a construction permit from the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission.

Spectra Energy's Proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project Receives Environmental Assessment Certificate

SOURCE: Spectra Energy | 26 November 2014

Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) today announced that its proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project continues to advance, following receipt of an Environmental Assessment Certificate by the Government of British Columbia.

Getting The Balance Right - Linking GDP And Emissions In Addressing Climate Change

SOURCE: Origin Energy | 12 November 2014

Origin's Managing Director, Grant King has today called for action by Australia on climate change to be connected to global initiatives and to explicitly recognise the link between carbon emissions and economic growth.