New York announced gasoline rationing Thursday to address a fuel crisis sparked by superstorm Sandy, as tens of thousands more people lost electricity and officials prepared to deploy emergency mobile homes. Echoing 1970s energy shortages, America's biggest city and financial capital was to restrict sales starting at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced. He did not say when the measure would end. Cars with license plates ending in odd numbers will be allowed to fill up on odd-numbered dates. Cars with plates ending in an even number or a zero will be eligible on even-numbered days, with police deployed to enforce the rules. … [Read more...] about New York rations gasoline, electric outages mount
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I. ECONOMY: 1. Manufacturing: 1.1. Industrial manufacture: Estimated value of industrial manufacture in 02/2009 is VND 6565.8 billion (fixed price in 1994), up 7% against last month, the first two months reach VND 12701.1bil, achieving 13.9% of the plan and increasing 1.9% compared with the same period. a/. Central state owned industrial sectors: Estimated value of industrial manufacture in 02/2009 is VND 588 billion, up 16.5% against last month, the first two months reach VND 1092.91bil, achieving 11.3% of the plan or 92.2% as much as the same period. … [Read more...] about Socio-economic overview in February 2009 and early two months in 2009
Your say (02-08-2008) Petrol hike has many hoping for new, energy-saving habits Last week: The increase in the domestic petrol price by 30 per cent came as a surprise to many people. We asked readers what measures can be taken to save on fuel and whether the increase has any positive effects on people's lives. William Thomson, British, England I am sitting here in my house in Lincolnshire, England and have just read the article regarding the rise in petrol prices by 30 per cent We are going through a difficult time all over the world at the present time because of the hike in oil prices which are believed to have risen because of speculators on the stock markets, rather than by supply and demand. … [Read more...] about Petrol hike has many hoping for new, energy-saving habits
In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s diplomacy in 2010: Firmly marching on the road of integration and development.
HONG KONG - China's big state companies, confident on the outlook for domestic natural gas reforms, are buying up local distributors and raising fresh capital - and making gas the hottest prospect for energy investment in the world's top energy consumer. The prospects for expansion and acquisitions also have China's natural gas distributors trading like growth stocks, instead of bog-standard utilities. China is pushing energy price reforms and spending billions of dollars on gas imports and infrastructure to cut the use of coal, which supplies over 70 percent of its energy but has made it the world leader in mine accidents and greenhouse emissions, and among the worst in air pollution. While nuclear power and renewables such as solar and wind are also benefiting from the shift, for now gas looks set to gain the most, since plentiful supplies and its use in industrial production and conventional thermal power plants mean it can be developed quickly and efficiently. "Natural gas is … [Read more...] about China gas reforms spark investment boom