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Car dealers’ opposition to emission rules attacked

Stuff, 29 November 2007

Two public health organisations and the Sustainable Energy Forum have attacked car dealers for opposing the [NZ] Government's move to lower exhaust emissions.

[PNG] Airlines face fuel shortage

Marianas Variety, 29 November 2007

The airline industry may come to a standstill if the country’s only oil refining company’s demands for the Papua New Guinea government to review its fuel pricing mechanism are not dealt with.

OPEC unlikely to decide on output hike – Ecuador

Reuters, 28 November 2007

Ecuador Oil Minister Galo Chiriboga told Reuters on Wednesday that it is unlikely OPEC will decide to raise oil production when the cartel's ministers meet in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 5.

Southwest Airlines gains advantage by hedging on long-term oil contracts

International Herald Tribune, 28 November 2007

Southwest Airlines, in danger for much of this year of losing its quirky dominance over the U.S. domestic airline industry, could soon be standing, once again, head-and-shoulders above its competition. Better service? Happier and more productive workers?

PEAK OIL ON FRONT PAGE OF WALL STREET JOURNAL

Oil Officials See Limit Looming on Production.  A growing number of oil-industry chieftains are endorsing an idea long deemed fringe: The world is approaching a practical limit to the number of barrels of crude oil that can be pumped every day.

 

GREENS ANNOUNCE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM PROPOSAL FOR PERTH

The prospect of oil vulnerability has been largely overlooked this Federal election, with transport funding announcements overwhelmingly favouring road upgrades.  In contrast the Greens have announced a Light Rail System For Perth proposal, with a particular focus on addressing public transport shortcomings in regional and outer metropolitan areas. 

Emirates CEO discusses expansion plans

ABC Lateline, 22 November 2007

Emirates chairman and chief executive officer Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum discusses the companies move to increase the number of Australia to America flights.

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[Nepal] Petrol lines return as NOC unable to pay import bills

eKantipur, 22 November 2007

An oil shortage has hit the market once again as the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has not been able to bring in adequate stocks from last week. NOC spokesperson Ichchha Bikram Thapa attributed the short supply to the corporation's sliding back into the red. “Amid a sharp rise in international prices, the corporation's losses have once again mounted to Rs 370 million a month,” he told the Post.

Euro Strength Knocks Airbus Off Course

Der Spiegel, 22 November 2007

Airbus is in trouble. That was the message delivered by CEO Tom Enders on Thursday before gathered works council members in Hamburg. The dollar is simply too weak for the jet-maker to be profitable.

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