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  • Gallery World's biggest energy hogs

    CHINA, No. 1: A worker checks pipes at PetroChina's Tarim Oilfield in Taklamakan Desert in China in March 2009. According to the International Energy Agency, China consumed the equivalent of 2.265 billion tons of oil in 2009, which was about 4 percent more than the 2.169 billion tons used in the United States. Nearly three-fourths of China's energy consumption comes from coal. By 2015, the Dragon is expected to consume the equivalent of 2.783 billion tons of oil compared to America's 2.291 billion tons.

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  • Iran-Venezuela ties under US scrutiny

    Iran-Venezuela ties under US scrutiny

    Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week pledged to 'expand ties' with Venezuela, which is under US scrutiny for shipping oil allegedly in violation of sanctions.

  • Q&A: Will new Iran sanctions dent Iran's oil industry?

    Q&A: Will new Iran sanctions dent Iran's oil industry?

    The EU today implemented tough new Iran sanctions aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions. The sanctions specifically target Iran's oil industry, which accounts for roughly 80 percent of Iranian exports but faces numerous challenges.

  • Gallery World's biggest energy hogs

    CHINA, No. 1: A worker checks pipes at PetroChina's Tarim Oilfield in Taklamakan Desert in China in March 2009. According to the International Energy Agency, China consumed the equivalent of 2.265 billion tons of oil in 2009, which was about 4 percent more than the 2.169 billion tons used in the United States. Nearly three-fourths of China's energy consumption comes from coal. By 2015, the Dragon is expected to consume the equivalent of 2.783 billion tons of oil compared to America's 2.291 billion tons.

  • At Shanghai Expo, Ahmadinejad polite despite China's support for Iran sanctions

    At Shanghai Expo, Ahmadinejad polite despite China's support for Iran sanctions

    On visit to the Shanghai Expo, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad alluded to 'pressure and intimidation' that China may have felt in the Iran sanctions vote. China, the largest customer of Iran oil, is treading carefully in the Middle East.

  • Why Iran's Revolutionary Guards mercilessly crack down

    Why Iran's Revolutionary Guards mercilessly crack down

    A force to reckon with in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s second term, the Guards are led by commanders whose worldview was forged during the devastating Iran-Iraq war.