* Sees region's oil demand up 40 pct by 2040, driven by transport
SEOUL, Oct 24 South Korea's energy ministry said on Tuesday work will begin as soon as possible to restart the suspended construction of two new nuclear reactors after a public opinion survey found a majority of South Koreans backed the projects.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 U.S. industries that rarely agree - gas drillers and renewable energy producers - urged a federal agency on Monday to dump a government directive to prop up ageing nuclear and coal plants, saying the electricity grid was already reliable.
* Region to be key driver for global energy demand growth -IEA
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by protesters that shut oil pipelines last year, a move that could potentially increase political rhetoric against climate change activists.
No related earnings announcements are currently scheduled within the next 7 days.