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Pakistan: Sweet alternative to transform energy sector
DATE 18Jun 2019

The whole nation was eagerly waiting for the outcome of ultra-deep water drilling exercise by ExxonMobil and Eni in Kekra-1around 280 km off Karachi shore. Since the stakes were high, the disappointment from the unfavourable outcome is understandable. While it is necessary to keep exploring conventional fossil fuels and even non-conventional ones like shale deep under the surface,… Read More »

Brazil: Brazil preps for increased ethanol investments
DATE 18Jun 2019

The Brazilian government expects significant investments in the ethanol sector after new measures supporting energy were signed on Monday by the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque. During the opening of the Ethanol Summit event, the minister signed an ordinance regulating the conditions for issuing infrastructure debentures for projects in the oil, natural gas… Read More »

India: Payment delay irks sugarcane farmers
DATE 18Jun 2019

Delay in payment by the Aska Cooperative Sugar Mill has led to resentment among the sugarcane farmers here in Ganjam district, a report said. The matter came to the fore after a delegation of sugarcane farmers led by their secretary Samir Pradhan met managing director of the mill Lakshmikant Behera and discussed with him about… Read More »

Taiwan: Taiwan Sugar Corp. tenders for 30,000 T corn from U.S.
DATE 18Jun 2019

The Taiwan Sugar Corp. has issued an international tender to buy 30,000 tonnes of corn to be sourced from the United States, European traders said on Monday. The tender closes on June 26, they said. Shipment was sought from the U.S. Gulf between Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 or from the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast… Read More »

Zimbabwe: Sweet news for Zim’s sugar cane production
DATE 18Jun 2019

Without trying to sweet-talk Zimbabwe – after all, they have big economic problems to contemplate – it is worth noting that there are some positive developments in their agricultural sector this year. Zimbabwe’s sugar industry has remained resilient in the midst of all the significant declines in the production of most key agricultural commodities since the ill-conceived land reform policies in… Read More »