• Communication from the Minister for Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the basis of Article 3(2) of Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons (OJ C 275, 16 November 2007, p. 28; 29)
  • Iran appears to be pressing ahead with its third major liquefied natural gas project known as Iran LNG with the assistance of European companies. The country has already signed a €400m contract with an engineering consortium comprising two Iranian companies and Italian engineering company APS Engineering, to build a treatment, or gas “sweetening” plant for the Iran LNG project (FT, November 16, 2007, p. 2) 
  • The European Commission and the Brazilian Government have agreed to carry out joint research into the next generation of biofuels to help the EU meet its targets on generating energy from plants (European Voice, November 15 – 21, 2007, p. 35)