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U.S. warns North Korea against 'ill-advised behavior' as deadline looms

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The United States warned North Korea on Thursday against any resumption of "unfortunate ill-advised behavior" after Pyongyang raised international concerns by setting an end-of-year deadline for Washington to reconsider its diplomatic approach.

S.Korea's SK Chemicals explores biodiesel use in shipping fuel for IMO 2020

12 Dec 2019

* S.Korea No.1 biofuel maker testing marine fuel products - exec

S.Korea's KNOC expects underground oil storage to be completed by mid-2021

10 Dec 2019

ULSAN, South KOREA, Dec 10 Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) expects to complete an underground facility for strategic crude oil storage it is building in the southeastern city of Ulsan by June 2021, the company said this week.

Asian oil refiners' shipping fuel profits grow on IMO 2020 demand

06 Dec 2019

* Impact delayed by high stocks and as ships drag out purchases

Asian refiners strive to finish IMO preparations in hunt for profits

01 Dec 2019

ULSAN, South Korea/ICHIHARA, Japan At SK Energy's largest refinery in South Korea, engineers are rushing to complete a new processing unit ahead of schedule as the firm looks to boost sales of low-emission fuels before new marine fuel standards take effect in just one month.

Asian refiners strive to finish IMO preparations in hunt for profits

01 Dec 2019

ULSAN, South Korea/ICHIHARA, Japan, Dec 1 At SK Energy's largest refinery in South Korea, engineers are rushing to complete a new processing unit ahead of schedule as the firm looks to boost sales of low-emission fuels before new marine fuel standards take effect in just one month.

Equinor's new North Sea crude heads to Asia's top oil markets - sources

22 Nov 2019

SINGAPORE/SEOUL A new North Sea crude marketed by Norway's Equinor is making inroads into Asia's top oil importers, with several cargoes set to arrive in China, India and South Korea in the coming months, refining officials and trade sources said.

South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release

20 Nov 2019

SEOUL Japan's reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighbouring countries' efforts to minimise the impact, the head of South Korea's nuclear safety agency said on Wednesday.

South Korea's October U.S. crude imports rise 57.8%; imports from Iran stay zero

15 Nov 2019

SEOUL South Korea's U.S. crude oil imports jumped 57.8% in October, while its crude imports from Iran remained at zero for a six straight month due to U.S. sanctions, customs data showed on Friday.

Big, fast cull in South Korea over swine fever raises safety concerns

14 Nov 2019

SEOUL An extensive, rapid slaughter of hogs to control an outbreak of African swine fever has sparked concern over whether South Korea is prepared to dispose of the culled animal, as reports emerged this week a river was contaminated by pig blood.

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