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  • DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 25- Tanzania has held talks with France's Total and Britain's BP over oil and gas exploration, its energy ministry said on Saturday, aiming to add to major companies active in its thriving energy sector. Companies already present in the east African state include Norway's Statoil, Brazil's Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell, BG Group and Exxon Mobil..

  • South China Sea: Lots of oil, lots of uncertainty Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    The area is expected to hold billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, but energy firms are tentative about the region.

  • China studies floating gas plants for South China Sea Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    Chinese energy giant CNOOC is looking at building a multi-billion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas plant to produce gas from the South China Sea.

  • In the heart of Vietnam-China standoff at sea Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    It's not often you get a chance to see one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia.

  • Tensions rise after China sinks Vietnamese boat Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    Vietnam and China traded accusations over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat not far from where China has placed an oil rig in disputed waters.

  • China, Vietnam playing dangerous game of chicken Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Anti-China protesters march while shouting slogans in Ho Chi Minh City, May 11, 2014.

    China's expansion of its oil operations is only part of the reason behind its rising conflict with Vietnam.

  • Tensions rise as Vietnam says China rammed ships Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 8:06 PM ET
    Vietnam Maritime Police's Deputy Commander Do Ngoc Thu speaks during a press conference on the latest maritime tension between Vietnam and China in Hanoi on May 7, 2014.

    Tensions rise as Vietnam said on Wednesday a Chinese vessel intentionally rammed two of its ships in a part of the disputed South China Sea.

  • Warren Buffett’s latest value bet on energy Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    A sign directing traffic to the Suncor Oil Sands, north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

    The Oracle sees good value in Canadian oil-and-gas companies with long-life reserves. The sector is now trading at historic low multiples.

  • Foreign investors' US power play Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well near Williston, North Dakota.

    China, India and other countries are spending billions of dollars to acquire U.S. oil and gas assets and gain access to proprietary energy technology.

  • Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as weak U.S. economic data and caution ahead of this week's key risk events weighed on sentiment.

  • China oil sector picks  Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    Thomas Hilboldt, head of oil, gas and petrochemical research, Asia-Pacific, at HSBC tells CNBC's "Cash Flow" his top picks for the China oil and gas space.

  • Landlines, Leapfrogs and China's Energy Curve Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET
    Yanlian Oil Refinery

    Leapfrogging legacy technology is a critical theme in the rise of the developing world, and China hopes to embrace this thinking when it comes to energy production.

  • The Delay of China's 'Shale Gas Revolution'  Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Sector Research at Barclays gives his top picks in China's oil & gas sector and warns that the nation's shale gas revolution might be running late by almost a decade.

  • Why US Gas Exports Will Shake Up Global Market Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    Men work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa.

    Despite objections, the U.S. is heading down the road to export natural gas, and that could ultimately help shake up world energy markets.

  • A worker positions a tool on a length of pipe while changing a tool on the drill on a Chief Oil and Gas, LLC natural gas rig in Mifflin Township, Pennsylvania.

    Suncor Energy has seen "a lot of interest" from potential merger partners, but is unlikely to consent to a deal with a large international company like ExxonMobil, Suncor's CEO said Tuesday.

  • US Oil and Gas Boom Takes Many by Surprise Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 6:55 AM ET
    A worker positions a tool on a length of pipe while changing a tool on the drill on a Chief Oil and Gas, LLC natural gas rig in Mifflin Township, Pennsylvania.

    The U.S. oil production boom had been expected, but the magnitude of change in such a short period of time is a surprise.

  • Canadian Firms Miss Out on Asian JVs  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Don Campbell, Co-Chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, says state owned companies will not make the list for joint-partnerships as Canada opens up to Asia.

  • Japan Stocks Rally Over 2% on Yen's Decline Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 4:29 AM ET

    A 2 percent rally in Japanese stocks led gains on Monday with exporters lifted by a weak yen, while Australian shares charged to a fresh four-and-a-half year high on strong corporate earnings.

  • Sydney Hits 4-Year High; Asia Risk Appetite Up Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    Asian stock markets climbed higher on Thursday led by Australian shares, which hit a four-year high on strong corporate earnings. Risk sentiment was also boosted by firm gains in Japan and Hong Kong ahead of a weekend meeting of G20 central bank officials.

  • Peter Ma

    China approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, completing the biggest equity purchase in the country by a foreign investor.