Definition: This entry is the total imported electricity in kilowatt-hours.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Electricity - imports map
China Soybean Imports Seen by Oil World Jumping 17% Next Season
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
China’s soybean imports, the world’s largest, may jump 17 percent in the next season as the country rebuilds stockpiles, Oil World said. China may import 68 million metric tons of soybeans in the 2013-14 marketing year that begins Aug. 1, up ...
When America Stops Importing Energy
New York Times - 5/23/2013 1:08:13 AM
Energy-rich countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia or Venezuela could be in serious trouble. Higher prices and market power have allowed their rulers to boost their domestic popularity with subsidies ... Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq together ...
Cubans can now import refrigerators, microwaves, as 2005 ban on energy-hogging appliances ends
Washington Post - 5/21/2013 2:39:29 PM
HAVANA — Cuba has authorized individual imports of appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators and microwave ovens, lifting a ban in place since 2005, when the measure was adopted amid a wave of energy shortages and blackouts. Cuban citizens can now ...
Erdogan: No decision yet on oil imports from Iran
Marketwatch - 5/19/2013 2:13:13 PM
Turkey will continue to look for other opportunities to import crude at cheaper rates, he said. Last month, Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz said that the country has no plans to reduce its energy imports from Tehran despite the growing prospect of ...
New Pakistan govt may consider importing electricity from India
Times of India - 5/21/2013 9:53:09 AM
An Islamabad-based unnamed official of the World Bank confirmed that a feasibility study had been done for exploring the import of electricity from India. The official said 1,000 MW could be imported from India within the next two years.
Energy Department approves expanded LNG exports
Washington Post - 5/18/2013 2:32:54 AM
It was the second permit given by the Energy Department for LNG exports to a country that does not have a free trade agreement with the United States. The department said it weighed economic, energy security and environmental considerations as ...
How Would the World Change if the International Energy Trade Transformed?
OilPrice - 5/21/2013 11:00:34 PM
It is now possible to foresee a 21st Century world in which the great driver of the international trade in energy as a commodity may not necessarily be the determinant of strategic policy or the cause of conflict. This does ... and begun work to exploit ...
European energy exchanges compete for Turkish growth
Reuters - 5/21/2013 4:26:51 PM
Turkey, with $60 billion of annual energy imports, is liberalising its energy market and ... Expected growth in Turkey's energy demand is second only to China, making the country a favourite investment market among European energy companies ...
Revolution in energy world
DAWN Group - 5/19/2013 3:21:49 AM
RIYADH: The ongoing revolution in the energy world is manifesting itself in more than one way. Many in Washington – and all around –seriously think today that the much hyped upon energy independence is finally in grasp. And as Saudi Arabia becomes less ...
Energy Journal: Obama Gives Gas Exports Green Light
Wall Street Journal - 5/20/2013 10:01:30 AM
UPS AND DOWNS IN AFRICA As the global gas market ponders the U.S ... of the energy revolution—the displacement of their oil exports from North America. The data already show that countries like Nigeria, Angola and Algeria have seen their ...
Sugar prices risk further decline as China eyes import curbs
Reuters - 5/22/2013 12:22:17 PM
A slide in sugar prices driven by excess supplies may be given fresh impetus soon with China, one of the world's top importers, likely to cut back on purchases after a sharp jump in stocks. China's sugar stocks more than doubled last season ...
Brazil's metal imports from Arab world hike 138% in 2012
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
(MENAFN) The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce stated that Brazil's imports of metals from the Arab world in 2012 soared 138 percent ... said that in the period, Arab countries imported USD133.90 million worth of metals from the South American country.
Electricity: World Bank to assist Nigeria generate 2,000MW
Punch - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The World Bank has said it will help Nigeria to generate additional 2,000 megawatts of electricity in the next two years through support to independent power producers. The Country Director for Nigeria, World Bank, Ms. Marie-Francoise Marie-Nelly ...
Japan set to remain dependent on energy imports
businesstimes.com.sg - 5/22/2013 8:29:03 PM
SUDDENLY all the talk in Japan seems to be about "energy", and this isn't just a reference to the more positive sentiment that has taken hold among consumers and investors since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched his "Abenomics" policies. It is all about ...
Grand Inga -- The World Bank's Latest Silver Bullet for Africa
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 7:04:20 PM
the World Bank's fund for the poorest countries. They have a choice. They can support an outdated top-down approach that has failed Africa's poor in the past. Or they can throw their weight behind the creative, decentralized energy technologies of the future.