Archive for março \31\UTC 2011


Crise na Costa do Marfim reduz capacidade de refino de petróleo no país

31 de março de 2011

Petroleum Africa
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cote d’Ivoire Refinery Running out of Feedstock

Continued fighting and the resultant sanctions in Cote d’Ivoire have put a strain on the country’s refining capacity. The West African country’s only refinery may have to close completely as sanctions imposed on the country following the dispute over its November elections have dried up its crude supply.

“By mid-April if we have no crude the whole refinery will be shut down,” Joel Dervain, managing director of the Societe Ivoirienne de Raffinage plant was quoted in a Bloomberg article. “We have no financial means to purchase the crude because all the assets were frozen. We have been under sanctions. We have filed legal proceedings. We are waiting for the results.”

The refinery, located in Abidjan, has a capacity of 80,000 bpd. The plant is currently operating at a rate of 25,000 to 30,000 bpd and is fast running out crude.

Rebeldes líbios vão vender petróleo no Qatar

31 de março de 2011

Petroleum Africa
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Libyan Rebels Offer Crude for Export

Libya is open for business according to the rebel coalition in Benghazi. The group claims to have worked out a deal with Qatar for the 100,000 bpd that it says is being produce from a field under rebel control. Although the Benghazi council claimed that Qatar would market oil from the eastern part of the country, analysts were skeptical, noting that Qatar had not confirmed those claims. However, the Qatar News Agency said that the country had recognized the rebel council as the “sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people.”

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Vigilância seletiva contra países petrolíferos: Tariq Ali critica política do “ocidente” para o mundo árabe

30 de março de 2011

The Guardian,
Tuesday 29 March 2011

Libya is another case of selective vigilantism by the west

Bombing Tripoli while shoring up other despots in the Arab world shows the UN-backed strikes to oust Gaddafi are purely cynical

Tariq Ali

The US-Nato intervention in Libya, with United Nations security council cover, is part of an orchestrated response to show support for the movement against one dictator in particular and by so doing to bring the Arab rebellions to an end by asserting western control, confiscating their impetus and spontaneity and trying to restore the status quo ante.

Libya's European ties … a man holds a British and a French national flag in Benghazi. Photograph: Manu Brabo/EPA

It is absurd to think that the reasons for bombing Tripoli or for the turkey shoot outside Benghazi are designed to protect civilians. This particular argument is designed to win support from the citizens of Euro-America and part of the Arab world. “Look at us,” say Obama/Clinton and the EU satraps, “we’re doing good. We’re on the side of the people.” The sheer cynicism is breathtaking. We’re expected to believe that the leaders with bloody hands in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are defending the people in Libya. The debased British and French media are capable of swallowing anything, but the fact that decent liberals still fall for this rubbish is depressing. Civil society is easily moved by some images and Gaddafi’s brutality in sending his air force to bomb his people was the pretext that Washington utilised to bomb another Arab capital. Meanwhile, Obama’s allies in the Arab world were hard at work promoting democracy.

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Acidente Nuclear em Fukushima amplia debate sobre novas usinas nucleares no Brasil

23 de março de 2011

Sul 21


Fukushima é a causa de um novo dilema brasileiro: aumentar ou não a oferta de energia nuclear

Felipe Prestes

O Brasil vive um dilema na questão energética, segundo o diretor-geral do Instituto Sul-Americano de Política e Estratégia (Isape), Lucas Kerr. O país não pode manter um crescimento econômico como o do ano passado (7,5%), sem expandir consideravelmente a oferta de energia. Para isso, são necessários investimentos de cerca de R$ 1,3 trilhão em infraestrutura de energia, nos próximos dez anos, sendo que o país deverá estar atento aos impactos sociais e ambientais desta expansão. No entanto, neste momento em que o Japão sofre com os vazamentos ocorridos na usina nuclear de Fukushima, surge um novo questionamento: vale a pena expandir a oferta de energia nuclear?
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Tropas das Forças Especiais inglesas íniciaram ataques na Líbia

22 de março de 2011

Sunday Mirror

Crack SAS troops hunt Gaddafi weapons inside Libya

by Mike Hamilton,

 'Sunday Paper Pics 20 03 2011' gallery

Hundreds of British SAS soldiers have been operating with rebel groups inside Libya for three weeks, the Sunday Mirror can reveal today.

Two special forces units, nicknamed “Smash” teams for their destructive ability, are hunting Colonel Gaddafi’s long-range surface-to-air missile ­systems, which could launch attacks on jets or commercial airliners.

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Acidente na Central Nuclear de Fukushima

22 de março de 2011

21 de mar de 2011


 Acidente na Central Nuclear de Fukushima


Leonam dos Santos Guimarães *

O medo é a forma mais eficaz de controle social: sociedades amedrontadas reagem como manadas, se deixando levar pelo primeiro grito de alerta. Em nome da redução de uma ameaça superestimada lideranças podem agir livremente em busca de outros objetivos, alheios à redução da própria ameaça

 Às 14h46 da sexta-feira (11/3) passada, hora local, o Nordeste do Japão foi atingido por um terremoto de 9 graus na escala Richter cujo epicentro foi bem próximo ao litoral e a poucos quilômetros abaixo da crosta terrestre, o maior que se tem registro histórico a atingir uma área densamente populosa e com alto desenvolvimento industrial. Mesmo para um país de alto risco sísmico e cuja cultura e tecnologia se adaptaram para tornar este risco aceitável, tal evento, numa escala de probabilidade de 1 em cada 1.000 anos, superou toda capacidade de resposta desenvolvida ao longo de séculos pelo Japão (Leia aqui a comparação entre o sistema de segurança das usinas brasileiras Angra 1 e Angra 2 e das usinas japonesas de Fukushima).

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Povo chileno rejeita usinas nucleares planejadas pelo governo Sebastián Piñera para o país

19 de março de 2011

ANSA Latina

86% dos chilenos rejeitam Usinas Nucleares no país

SANTIAGO DO CHILE, 19 MAR (ANSA) – Uma pesquisa entre a população do Chile revelou que 86% dos entrevistados rejeitam a construção de usinas nucleares e 60% não aceitaria estas instalações sob nenhuma condição.

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