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Zakopalova, Pavlyuchenkova win in WTA stop in Paris

Zakopalova, Pavlyuchenkova win in WTA stop in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Klara Zakopalova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova posted wins Monday in opening-day play at the GDF Suez Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Li Na returned to the world No. 3 ranking Monday after winning the Australian Open and quarterfinalist Simona Halep made the Top 10 for the first time.

55-turbine wind farm on line in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Canadian subsidiary of French power company GDF Suez said it started operations at a 55-turbine wind project off the coast of British Columbia.

Toshiba takes stake in British nuclear sector

TOKYO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Japan's Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it took on a 60 percent stake in a British nuclear energy company from its European counterparts.

First gas for GDF Suez in North Sea

PARIS, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez announced Tuesday the first volumes of natural gas were produced from the Juliet field in the British waters of the North Sea.

GDF Suez starts production at Orca field

PARIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said Wednesday the Orca field in the North Sea should produce 52.9 million cubic feet of natural gas per day at its peak in 2014.

GDF Suez wades deeper into Indian power sector

PARIS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez announced it was investing in a thermal power project in India that could produce as much as 1 gigawatt of energy.

GDF Suez joins Malaysian natural gas venture

PARIS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A global affairs official at French energy company GDF Suez said entering a joint venture working in deep Malaysian waters anchors its regional position.
GDF Suez increases gas presence in Brazil

GDF Suez increases gas presence in Brazil

PARIS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said it secured the rights to explore six areas in the coastal Brazilian state of Bahia alongside state energy company Petrobras.

GDF Suez to build 500-megawatt thermal power plant in Peru

PARIS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez has won a bid to build and operate a 500-megawatt thermal power plant in southern Peru, its chief executive officer said.

Westinghouse eyes nuclear power plants for Saudis

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil producer, is pressing ahead with an ambitious plan to build a chain of nuclear power plants to boost its electricity-generating capacity to free crude oil production for export and Westinghouse Electric says it's got its eye on the kingdom's program.

GDF Suez marks first gas entry in Brazil

PARIS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said Thursday its deal with mining company Vale to acquire an interest in two Brazilian gas fields is the first of its kind.

Statoil finds oil in Norwegian Sea

STAVANGER, Norway, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Statoil's senior vice president in charge of offshore operations Gro Haatvedt said Monday she was "very pleased" with the oil results from the Norwegian Sea.

French, German group gets contract for fusion work

PARIS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A consortium for French and German energy companies announced Tuesday it received a $730 million contract to research nuclear fusion energy.

Shale needed for diversity, Dart Energy chief says

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The British energy sector would suffer without the complementary benefits of shale natural gas, Dart Energy Chief Executive John McGoldrick said.

GDF Suez buys into British shale

PARIS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said Tuesday it was making its first entry into the British shale natural gas market with a $12 million investment.

GDF Suez: Shale answer to Europe's woes

DAEGU, South Korea, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Opening up to shale oil and natural gas in Europe could ensure long-term energy security for the region, an executive at French energy company GDF Suez said.

GDF Suez takes LNG role in Uruguay

PARIS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said Wednesday it signed a 15-year contract in Uruguay to build and operate a liquefied natural gas processing plant.

GDF Suez kickstarts marine energy program

PARIS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said Monday it signed a partnership agreement to study marine current turbine technology in France.

European companies secure Shah Deniz gas

PARIS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Two European energy companies announced they signed contracts to secure natural gas from the Shah Deniz field off Azerbaijan for 25 years.

EU energy leaders want better policies

BRUSSELS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Directors from some of Europe's leading energy companies told members of the European Parliament they were losing confidence over energy policies.

China readies for floating LNG terminal

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Beijing signed off on plans for the country's first offshore liquefied natural gas facility for the eastern port city of Tianjin, an energy company said.

Algeria set for new natural gas work

ALGIERS, Algeria, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Signing a deal to develop a natural gas field in southern Algeria will help promote growth for state-energy company Sonatrach, its top executive said.
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