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© AFP/File | Israel hopes its gas reserves will enable it to forge strategic ties within the region and become a supplier for Europe

Foundation of Rig for Leviathan Gas Field Arrives in Israel

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Delek Drilling and its U.S. partner, Noble Energy, said Sunday the foundation of their rig for the Leviathan gas field has arrived, in the first stage of an ambitious project they say will wean Israel off coal and revolutionize its economy by turning it into an energy exporter.

North Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN

South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Import of North Korean Coal

Voice of America (VOA) revealed in a report Thursday that two ships, one from Sierra Leone and another from Panama, were involved with the illegal shipment of North Korean coal to South Korea and have recently re-entered the South’s ports multiple times in violation of international law.

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Rich Trzupek: Real Energy Expert Destroys John Oliver’s Ignorant, Profanity-Laced Rant About Coal

Last month, HBO funnyman John Oliver spent an episode of his show “Last Week Tonight” delivering a profanity-laced rant demonizing coal, coal-energy advocates, and presidents of the United States who don coal-miner hard-hats. He did so following the formula that Jon Stewart has used so successfully throughout his career: Be witty and quote a lot of apparent facts in order to back up your satirically-expressed opinion about any issue and hope your audience will accept you as an expert.

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McConnell Praises Trump’s Executive Orders: Good News for Kentucky Coal Workers

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote an op-ed for the KyForward website published on Sunday, praising President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders to roll back regulations the Barack Obama administration put is place in the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation and the Clean Power Plan.