Papua New Guinea's opposition leader, Patrick Pruaitch, on Aug. 30 pressed the nation's prime minister to back a gas deal with France's Total SA rather than seek changes and delay a $13 billion expansion of the country's gas exports.
A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam's coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China's actions in the disputed waterways.
The U.S. has accused China of “coercion” of Vietnam as it seeks to exploit oil and gas in the South China Sea, siding with Hanoi and chastising Beijing in sharp terms over its decision to send Chinese ships to Vietnamese territorial waters.
Secretary of state believes that the US can continue with the strategy.
When the price rises too high, Trump pushes OPEC to bring them lower.
The Iranian vessel was seized on July 4, with Iran accused of violating sanctions by shipping oil to Syria.