2 July 2015. Construction has begun on the Chinese section of the Russia-China Gas Pipeline, according to China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC). The June 29 commencement ceremony took place at the construction site in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, and by video link to Beijing and Moscow. The Chinese section will extend from Heihe to Shanghai.
OIL & GAS JOURNAL
2 July 2015. The fire was still burning at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said. About 5,000 people in the area were being evacuated along with several businesses, Leatherwood said. Also, a manufacturing plant, Denso Manufacturing, closed down Thursday morning because of its proximity to the derailment, Easterling said. In a statement, CSX said the train car that derailed was carrying acrylonitrile.
At industryabout.com: Denso - Maryville Auto Component Plant
2 July 2015. Copper is among the three most used metals in the world, and high quantities of the red metal must be mined every year to meet global demand.
2 July 2015. Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world's largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion.
2 July 2015. In order to increase its all India presence, JSW Cement part of Sajjan Jindal led JSW group is expanding its slag based cement capacity from 6.4 million tonne per annum (mtpa) to 20 mtpa in next three years.
MY DIGITAL LFC
At industryabout.com: India - Cement Industry (233 Industrial Cards)
2 July 2015. Nigeria’s largest power generation plant, Egbin Power Plc, is for the first time in eight years generating above 1,000 megawatts of electricity.
At industryabout.com: Egbin Gas Power Plant
2 July 2015. Geologists reignited the debate Monday about whether to blame nature or humans for the devastating eruption nine years ago of an Indonesian mud volcano still oozing its all-consuming sludge today.
THE JAKARTA POST
Exact Location: -7.525973,112.712946 (Just Copy and Paste in a Digital Map)
2 July 2015. A robot killed a factory worker at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel in Germany. The 21-year-old worker was installing the robot when it struck him in the chest, crushing him against a plate. He died after the incident.
At industryabout.com: Volkswagen - Kassel Auto Component Plant
1 July 2015. Secret documents show creditors’ baseline estimate puts debt at 118% of GDP in 2030, even if it signs up to all tax and spending reforms demanded by troika.
30 July 2015. Ukraine's Naftogaz said on Tuesday it will stop buying gas from Russia's Gazprom from July 1 after energy ministers from Kiev and Moscow failed to reach a final agreement at gas supply talks in Vienna.
30 June 2015. Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece's bailout Tuesday hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default but talks will continue Wednesday after Athens asked for a new aid plan, officials said.
30 June 2015. After Bombardier, Airbus and FigeacAero, French manufacturer Tecalemit Aerospace has also announced plans to open a production facility in Morocco.
MOROCCO WORLD NEWS
30 June 2015. A newsflash report from Syrian state television confirmed that the army had "cleansed" Nashwa, a district on the southern part of Hasaka, of ISIS soldiers.
30 June 2015. ISIS is in trouble: Kurdish forces have advanced to within 35 miles of the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State's capital.
30 June 2015. Hugh Grant, CEO of the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant, said Wednesday that the company would invest more than $1 billion in the Luling facility during the next three to five years. The plant will produce 50 million pounds of dicamba, an herbicide used on crop fields since 1967, according to a report in E&E.
At industryabout.com: Monsanto - Luling Herbicide Plant
30 June 2015. Stock markets across Europe trimmed earlier losses amid speculation that the Greek government is considering a last-minute effort by the head of the European Commission to break the deadlock between the country and its creditors.
29 June 2015. European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.
29 June 2015.
29 June 2015. With the world already jolted by the Greek financial crisis, another one is brewing in Puerto Rico. The island says it can’t repay its $72-billion debt. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla wants to defer payments and introduce drastic budget cuts.
29 June 2015. Greece has confirmed that it won't make a €1.55bn loan repayment to International Monetary Fund that is due on Tuesday. But credit rating agencies have said that non-payment to the IMF is not formally a default, and the ECB is unlikely to decide it means Greece is bankrupt.
29 June 2015. Nobel laureate tells TIME that the institutions and countries that have enforced cost-cutting on Greece "have criminal responsibility".
- Philippines' Araneta to install 100 MW solar power plant
- Europe banks slump more than 4% after Greece shuts banks
- Wave of contagion expected after dramatic weekend raises ‘Grexit’ chances
- VIDEO: Greek banks and stock exchange to stay closed on Monday
- Crisis-hit Greece imposes capital controls (Corralito)
- VIDEO: Statements of the EU finance ministers after Saturday Eurogroup meeting
- Who Loaned Greece the Money?
- The Greek Butterfly Effect
- Rift with Greece sets Europe into uncharted territory
- Euro Crisis Live at the Guardian (News and Twitter, not Video)