YEMEN: ‘ SABOTEURS BLEW UP MAIN OIL EXPORT PIPELINE ‘

#AceWorldNews – YEMEN – Nov.26 – Saboteurs blew up Yemen’s main oil export pipeline on Wednesday, halting crude flows, Reuters said, citing the country’s Defence Ministry and an industry source.

Wednesday’s attack occurred in the area of Habab in Marib province, halting flows to export facilities on the Red Sea.

Before the spate of attacks began three years ago, the 435km pipeline carried around 110,000 barrels per day to Ras Isa, the export terminal on the Red Sea.

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KEYSTONE XL: ‘ LANDRIEU ADMITS TO REPORTERS SHE WAS ONE VOTE SHORT TO APPROVAL ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Nov.23 – Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) told reporters on Monday night that she had the 60 votes she needed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.   

But secretly, she knew she was one short.

Behind the scenes, Landrieu furiously lobbied Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), hoping he’d become her 60th vote.

She also targeted Sen. Angus King, the independent from Vermont, and the Democratic senators due to retire at the end of the year, Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), according to lawmakers familiar with the negotiations according to reporters Alexander Bolton & Laura Barron-Lopez.  

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WASHINGTON: ‘ GOP SAYS THEY WILL APPROVE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE SOONER OR LATER ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure this fall, or President Barack Obama vetoes it AP reported. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will become the majority leader in January, urged Democrats to vote Tuesday evening for the bill, which is supported by all 45 Senate Republicans.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., was still searching for the last vote needed to advance the measure and said on the floor she knew “in her heart” she had the 60 votes.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ BILL GOES TO VOTE ON CONTROVERSIAL KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Nov.13 – A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the US Senate on Wednesday.

A vote on the project is expected next week, Reuters said.

TransCanada Corp’s pipeline that would send some 800,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil sand petroleum to refineries in Texas.

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BEIJING: ‘ PUTIN AND XI JINPING SIGN GAS DEAL AGREEMENT ON WESTERN GAS ROUTES ‘

#AceBreakingNews – BEIJING – Nov.09 – President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China.

' RUSSIA - CHINA GAS DEAL '

‘ RUSSIA – CHINA GAS DEAL ‘

The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.

' GAZPROM - CNPC DEAL TIME '

‘ GAZPROM – CNPC DEAL TIME ‘

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will discuss new gas supply routes at their meeting in Beijing on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports.

In May, Russia’s Gazprom and China’s CNPC signed a 30-year contract for Russia to deliver 38 billion cubic meters of gas a year via the eastern route of the “Power of Siberia” pipeline.

There’s also a plan to supply China with 30 billion cubic meters of gas every year via a western route, of the “Altay” pipeline.

Speaking to journalists on the eve of his visit to China, Putin was optimistic that he would be able strike a deal on the western route with Beijing, saying that a lot of aspects of the supplies have already been agreed upon.

The deal on the western route NOW signed, China WILL replace Germany as Russia’s biggest gas customer.

All in all, 17 business and political agreements have been prepared for signing at the Beijing meeting between Putin and Xi.

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