Cuba’s Castro and Russian oil executive meet in Havana

Havana - State-controlled media on Sunday ran a photograph of Castro and Igor Sechin sitting with notebooks at a table with Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas, after the latter two had held what was termed in a brief caption “a working meeting”.


China approves construction of 3 S. Korea-China industrial parks

Beijing - The construction projects were placed on hold last year as bilateral ties were strained by the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea in response to North Korean nuclear and missile threats.


China N. ports coal supply catches up while demand stays high

Beijing - Coal supply seemed to have caught up following lagging behind outflows at northern transfer ports, and meanwhile power plants’ coal burns stayed high on the whole.


UK pipeline outage sends oil price to more than 2-year high

London - Britain’s biggest oil pipeline from its North Sea fields is likely to be shut for a number of weeks for repairs, operator INEOS said on Tuesday, sending international crude prices to their highest since the middle of 2015.


Putin okays loading start at Yamal LNG

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday launched the first loading of liquefied natural gas at the Novatek-led Yamal LNG project in the Arctic, which will further expand Russia’s global energy reach. The Yamal project required investments of $27 billion

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