Corporate profiles compiled by George Draffan

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YAMDROK TSO DAM

Tibet

In late 1991, Norway and Switzerland were considering funding. In late late 1992, two Austrian firms supplied equipment (See Tibetan Environment & Development News, International Campaign for Tibet, 1518 K Street NW, Suite 410, Washington, D.C., 20005, 202-628-4123; and World Rivers Review, 3rd quarter, 1992).

 

 

YANGTZE DAM see THREE GORGES

 

 

YELLOWSTONE PIPELINE COMPANY

In October 1995, Flathead Reservation Salish and Kootenai tribes declined to renew their contract with Yellowstone Pipeline; over the past decade, the pipeline has spilled 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel, contaminating streams, groundwater, and soil. Since then, Exxon and Conoco have been using tanker trucks to transport fuel between Missoula and Thompson Falls, Montana; three trucks have so far been involved in accidents. Yellowstone Pipeline is looking for alternatives, including a possible pipeline over Ninemile Valley. Conoco says it is switching to rail transportation (Pacific Northwest Inlander, Jan. 31, 1996, p. 5, citing the Missoula Independent).

 

 

YUASA

Yuasa Corporation

4-12, Minami-senba 2-chome

Chuo-ku Osaka 542

Japan

tel: (06) 266-7611

Batteries/rectifiers accounted for 86 percent of Yuasa Corporation's 1992 sales; miscellaneous electrical equipment for the rest (Worldscope database record).

Yuasa Trading Co.

Dai 25 Kowa Bldg.

8-7, Sanbancho

Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102

Japan

tel: (03) 3265-4417

Yuasa Trading Co.

13-10, Nihonbashi-ohdenmacho

Chuo-ku Tokyo 103

Japan

tel: (03) 3665-6775

Yuasa Trading Co.

New York

212-269-2884

Foodstuffs accounted for 35 percent of Yuasa Trading's 1991 sales, lumber 28 percent, fuels 20 percent, and machinery and materials 17 percent (Worldscope database record).

Yuasa is in Sarawak, Malaysia (Rainforest Action Movement, Ann Arbor, Michigan).

 

 

YUKONG LTD.

26-4, Yoido-dong

Yongdungpo-gu Seoul 150-010

South Korea

tel: (02) 788-5114

Korean oil giant; petroleum accounted for 80 percent of 1991 revenues, petrochemicals 16 percent, lubricants 3 percent and other (including coal) 1 percent (Worldscope database record).

Drilling in southern Oriente area of Ecuador.

A Daewoo-led consortium is working on a three-year, $100 million feasibility study for a $20 billion natural gas project. The project could involve a pipeline from Yakutsk in eastern Russia, the largest (a trillion cubic meters) natural gas field outside of Alaska, through North Korea to the South. Also involved are Yukong, Samsung, Lucky-Goldstar International, and the Korean Petroleum Development Agency. (Business Week, Nov. 16, 1992, p. 53-54).

Yukong is involved in oil drilling in Burma (Dara O'Rourke, "Oil in Burma: Fueling Oppression," Multinational Monitor, Oct. 1992 and June 1993). Yukong renewed its contract in 1993 (Burma Issues, Nov. 1993, p. 6).