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Pork for pollution? South Koreans fight smog with grease

6:12am EDT

SEOUL Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise. | Video

UPDATE 1-S.Korea's Feb Iran oil imports down 12.5 pct on-year

Mar 14 2019

* Feb Iranian crude imports at 983,497 T vs 1.12 mln T last year

REFILE-UPDATE 1-South Korea steps up fight against pollution, says problem is 'social disaster'

Mar 13 2019

SEOUL, March 13 South Korea on Wednesday ramped up its firepower as it battles pollution, passing a set of bills that designate the problem a 'social disaster' and which could unlock emergency funds to tackle the issue.

South Korea passes bills to fight air pollution, says problem is 'social disaster'

Mar 12 2019

SEOUL, March 13 South Korea's parliament on Wednesday passed a set of bills to fight air pollution that has blanketed parts of the country in recent years, with one bill designating the problem a 'social disaster'.

South Korea resumes Iranian oil imports in January, but at lower level

Feb 14 2019

SEOUL South Korea resumed imports of Iranian oil in January after a four-month hiatus, customs data showed on Friday, but shipments were down 76 percent from the same month last year.

South Korea's big buys on U.S. oil, gas to keep bilateral ties strong

Jan 30 2019

SEOUL/SINGAPORE South Korea's purchases of U.S. oil and gas this year will hold to the rapid pace set in 2018, likely narrowing its trade surplus with the world's top economy further and bolstering its ties to Washington.

UPDATE 1-POSCO Q4 profit grows 10 pct; sees strong demand from India, SouthEast Asia in 2019

Jan 30 2019

* Sees 2019 revenue at 66.3 trln won vs 65.0 trln won in 2018

North Korea's push to use more coal clouds environmental future

Jan 29 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees coal as a key way to boost the economy, but burning more coal may worsen pollution in a country already choking on some of the world's most toxic air. | Video

Aramco amps up in South Korea with $1.6 billion bet on refiner Hyundai Oilbank

Jan 28 2019

SEOUL State-owned Saudi Aramco plans to invest up to $1.6 billion for a nearly 20 percent stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank, expanding its foothold in one of its biggest Asian buyers of crude oil.

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