Corporate profiles compiled by George Draffan

Public Information Network, PO Box 95316, Seattle WA 98145-2316 USA

back to main page and index

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political and economic issues.
We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is made available without profit to those who have an interest in receiving the information for research and educational purposes.




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).







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 Corporation

4-12, Minami-senba 2-chome

Chuo-ku Osaka 542


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


tel: (03) 3265-4417

Yuasa Trading Co.

13-10, Nihonbashi-ohdenmacho

Chuo-ku Tokyo 103


tel: (03) 3665-6775

Yuasa Trading Co.

New York


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).




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).