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Rio Tinto sells packaging assets for $1.2bn
Latest move by the miner to pay down debt (FT)

CNPC eyes $14.5bn bid for Repsol YPF stake
CNPC, Repsol executives in informal talks (Reuters)

Group urges cut in greenhouse gases
Greenland Dialogue calls would require India and China to cap growth from 2020 (FT)

Comment: How to make a petrol tax politically viable
Michael Levine of NYU and Mark Roe of Harvard propose a way to reduce demand (FT)

Interactive map: Brazil a model for modern energy
LatAm giant is set up to deal with the energy challenges (FT)

Jordan seeks oil riches from shale deposits
Oil wealth can be a mixed blessing (FT)

India plans oil pricing group, reintroduction of gas tax holiday
Government to set up an expert group to advise it on pricing (Platts)

Scotland lures ‘green’ computer centres
Lockerbie Data Centre plans to invest £800m (FT)

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