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  • MELBOURNE April 13- ExxonMobil Corp has resumed production at the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project a fortnight ahead of schedule after it was shut down in the wake of a deadly earthquake in February, its Australian partners said on Friday. Australia's Oil Search Ltd and Santos Ltd said they had been advised that one train at the LNG plant near Port...

  • April 13- ExxonMobil Corp has resumed production at the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project, after it was shut down in the wake of a deadly earthquake in February, its Australian partners said on Friday. Australia's Oil Search Ltd and Santos Ltd said they had been advised that one train at the LNG plant near Port Moresby has started operations and the...

  • NEW DELHI, April 11- ExxonMobil Corp expects to restart production from its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project at the start of May after it was shut following an earthquake in February, ExxonMobil LNG Vice President Emma Cochrane said on Wednesday. The project is considered one of the worlds best-performing LNG operations, despite the challenge of...

  • HOUSTON, April 9- Oklahoma regulators forced an oil and gas producer to reduce operations on a well used for disposing saltwater following a large earthquake over the weekend that set off a series of seismic activity in the state, Matt Skinner, spokesman for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, said on Monday. The temblors occurred near Perry, Oklahoma, in the...

  • Magnitude 5.3 earthquake off coast of southern California

    CNBC's L.A. Bureau Chief Paul McNamara reports a 5.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern California.

  • SYDNEY, March 25- Almost a month after a deadly earthquake, Papua New Guinea is struggling to get aid to desperate survivors, having allocated just a fraction of its relief funds, while a rent dispute left disaster officials briefly locked out of their offices. The scale of the emergency is testing the finances and capacity of one of the world's poorest countries,...

  • Dr. Lucy Jones, Senior Advisor for Risk Reduction, U.S. Geological Survey explains how P-waves and S-waves are created by an earthquake during a press conference in which Senator Alex Padilla announces at Caltech in Pasadena, Ca. that he is introducing legislation to create an earthquake early warning system in California on January 28, 2013.

    A West Coast earthquake early warning system gets restored funding in the House's new spending bill approved Thursday.

  • MELBOURNE, March 8- Papua New Guinea faces a long road to recovery after the powerful earthquake that hit the nation's rugged highlands more than 10 days ago, with the death toll now believed to have climbed to more than 100, its leader said. PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill flew over the worst-hit areas on Wednesday after a magnitude 6.7 aftershock struck the...

  • SYDNEY, March 5- ExxonMobil Corp said on Monday it would take about eight weeks to restore production at the Papua New Guinea liquified natural gas project, following a powerful earthquake that hit the country's energy-rich interior a week ago. The South Pacific nation has declared a state of emergency. Exxon is the operator and largest shareholder of the...

  • *Papua New Guinea quake triggers LNG export force majeure. * "Beast from East" causes temperatures to plummet across Europe. SINGAPORE, March 2- Global natural gas markets were roiled this week as an earthquake in Papua New Guinea caused a large-scale supply disruption of liquefied natural gas while a late winter blast in Europe triggered unprecedented price...

  • TOKYO/ MELBOURNE, March 2- ExxonMobil Corp has declared force majeure on exports from its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project, which has been shut since a powerful earthquake on Monday, an industry source familiar with the matter said on Friday. At least 31 people were killed by the 7.5 magnitude quake, and Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has declared a...

  • SYDNEY, March 1- The death toll from the strongest earthquake to strike Papua New Guinea's rugged interior in almost a century has climbed to 31 and would probably rise further, officials said on Thursday, as damage to roads, runways and phone lines slowed relief efforts. Remote hamlets closest to the epicentre of the 7.5 magnitude quake in the Southern Highlands...

  • SYDNEY, March 1- The death toll from the strongest earthquake to strike Papua New Guinea's rugged interior in almost a century has climbed to 31 and would probably rise further, officials said on Thursday, as damage to roads, runways and phone lines slowed relief efforts. Remote hamlets closest to the epicentre of the 7.5 magnitude quake in the Southern Highlands...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 28- Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guinea's remote, mountainous highlands. The magnitude 7.5 quake rocked the rugged Southern Highlands province some 560 km northwest of...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 28- Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guinea's remote, mountainous highlands. The magnitude 7.5 quake rocked the rugged Southern Highlands province some 560 km northwest of...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 27- Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 dead. The 7.5 magnitude quake that rocked the region early on Monday also damaged mining and power infrastructure and led...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 27- Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 dead. The 7.5 magnitude quake that rocked the region early on Monday also damaged mining and power infrastructure and led...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 27- Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 people killed. The 7.5 magnitude quake that rocked the region early on Monday also damaged mining and power infrastructure...

  • *ExxonMobil shuts $19 billion PNG LNG project. MELBOURNE, Feb 27- ExxonMobil Corp has shut its liquefied natural gas plant in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands region that cut off roads and damaged buildings, with unconfirmed reports of 20 or more deaths. Chris McKee, director of PNG's Department of Mineral Policy and...

  • *ExxonMobil shuts $19 billion PNG LNG project. MELBOURNE, Feb 27- ExxonMobil Corp has shut its liquefied natural gas plant in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands region that cut roads and damaged buildings, with unconfirmed reports of 20 or more deaths. Miners Barrick Gold Corp and Ok Tedi Mining also reported some damage to...