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April 27, 2017
New oil work on tap for offshore Senegal

Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
The next well slated for emerging oil prospects off the coast of Senegal will be the first such activity since a major discovery in 2014, FAR Ltd. announced. The Australian company, which has a core focus offshore West Africa, announced plans for an exploration well in the southern section of the FAN prospect off the coast of Senegal "FAN South-1 is the first well drilled into the basin play since the initial FAN-1 discovery well in 2014," the company announced. "The well will assess the ... read more

Supply issues building up to push crude oil lower early Wednesday
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Oil prices drifted further into negative territory in early Wednesday trading on supply-side concerns as questions circulate on OPEC-led production efforts. ... more
Amid reshuffling, Africa-focused Tullow Oil ready to grow
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
With a reshuffling in the front office underway, Tullow Oil said Wednesday its production offshore West Africa for the first quarter met expectations. ... more
Ahead of results, TechnipFMC lands work offshore Guyana
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Ahead of its first quarterly report, French energy services company TechnipFMC said it secured a contract to help tap deepwater prospects in South America. ... more
Losses for Hess Corp. continue, but downturn less severe
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
U.S. energy company Hess Corp. said Wednesday it posted a loss for the first quarter, but performance was better year-over-year as trends moved in its favor. ... more
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Fast-track drilling for Cuba envisioned
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
The necessary components for an accelerated drilling program for oil prospects in Cuba may already be in place, Australian energy company Melbana said. ... more
Alberta takes ground-up approach to economic resilience
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Nearly a year after wildfires idled parts of its oil industry, Alberta's provincial government said it was taking a ground-up approach to disaster recovery. ... more
British company Petrofrac lands $70 million contract in Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
British energy company Petrofac said Tuesday it scored a multi-million dollar contract in part to help Iraq expand port facilities for the Persian Gulf. ... more
US pushes UN to again consider arms embargo on South Sudan
United Nations, United States (AFP) April 25, 2017
The United States on Tuesday urged the divided UN Security Council to back an arms embargo and sanctions against South Sudan after the UN envoy reported that the war there is worsening. ... more
Georgia formally ratifies EU energy treaty
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
Leaders from the European Union said Tuesday they welcomed Georgia, a former Soviet republic, as the latest member of the European energy community. ... more
U.S. gas prices continue slow summer rise
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
The price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States is on the increase and could move higher as summer demand figures into market metrics, analysis finds. ... more

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Norway at least doubles Barents Sea reserve estimate
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
The estimated amount of undiscovered oil and gas in the Norwegian waters of the Barents Sea is likely twice what was previously assumed, the government said. ... more
Amec Foster Wheeler signals trouble ahead
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
The head of Amec Foster Wheeler, last month's target of Scottish energy services company Wood Group, said he was bracing for another rough year in energy. ... more
Baker Hughes sees chance of mid-2017 rebound
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
Industry headwinds remain in some business segments because the global oil and gas sector hasn't fully recovered from 2016, Baker Hughes reported. ... more
Former BP head Tony Hayward leaving Genel Energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
After moving over from BP, Tony Hayward is retiring as the chairman of the board of Iraqi oil and gas player Genel Energy, the company announced Monday. ... more

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution
Paris (AFP) April 24, 2017
A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. "This discovery could be an important tool for helping to get rid of the polyethylene plastic waste accumulated in landfill sites and oceans," said Cambridge University professor P ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Degradable electronic components created from corn starch
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Towards more efficient biofuels by making oil from algae
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
Indian Space Agency Comes Up With an App Indicating Solar Power Potential
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an Android app that will show the solar potential of a given location in any part of the country. The app was developed to support the clean energy target of generating 175,000 MW power through non-fossil fuel energy. The computation of solar energy potential is essential for selecting locations for solar photovoltaic (PV) thermal ... more
London, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Ancala and Anesco deploy large scale battery at UK solar farm
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Light can improve perovskite solar cell performance
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air
Norwegian company envisions wind energy role for oil production
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
A Norwegian energy company said it was moving to the next phase of testing for a project that would use wind power to facilitate offshore oil production. DNV GL is leading a joint research project that includes the Norwegian Research Council, the regional subsidiary of Italian energy company ENI and U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil as its partners. The partnership is testing whether or not w ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Oklahoma to end tax credits for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Andra continues Areva contract to operate its Aube Surface Disposal Facility
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
AREVA, represented by its subsidiary STMI, has won the call for tenders to provide its services as industrial operator of the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management's Aube surface disposal facility. The contract, worth several million euros, covers the period from 2017 to 2022. As industrial operator of the site, AREVA's main responsibilities will be: + Acceptance, i ... more
Johannesburg (AFP) April 26, 2017
Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
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UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate deal
United Nations, United States (AFP) April 24, 2017
The UN's environment chief is confident that the United States will not pull out of the Paris climate deal and expects a decision from Washington next month. Erik Solheim told AFP in an interview on Monday that even if the United States withdraws, China and the European Union will step in and take the lead to implement the global agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "I am conf ... more
New Delhi (AFP) April 24, 2017
Indian minister ridiculed as bizarre drought plot backfires
Washington (AFP) April 26, 2017
US may stay in Paris climate accord, with caveats
Washington (AFP) April 22, 2017
In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism
Automakers see promise in China car-sharing
Shanghai (AFP) April 19, 2017
Unable to afford a car, Shanghai university student Long Yi endured an expensive taxi commute across his vast city until he started using one of the car-sharing schemes quickly gaining momentum in China. Essentially an Internet Age twist on car rentals, car-sharing is attracting Chinese millennials who increasingly demand mobility but shun the burden of auto ownership. Long, 20, drives ... more
Shanghai (AFP) April 23, 2017
China's quota threat charges up electric car market
Shanghai (AFP) April 21, 2017
Imitation Game: China carmakers ape foreign brands at Shanghai show
Shanghai (AFP) April 20, 2017
Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth
Satellite dishes reconnect post-IS Mosul to world
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 20, 2017
Satellite dishes have been sprouting on the rooftops of east Mosul since it was retaken from the Islamic State group, who punished anyone caught with a dish with the lash. "Now we know what is happening in the world," Mohammad Turki says as he installs one in the Al-Qahira district. Since Iraqi forces ousted IS from the half of Mosul that lies east of the Tigris river, residents have rus ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 25, 2017
IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 25, 2017
Frontline clinic window on hell of IS-held Mosul areas
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 24, 2017
Volunteers search rubble to save Mosul university
Electric Boat selected for $95.6 million ballistic missile tube contract
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
The U.S. Navy announced it is moving forward with it's Ohio Replacement Program, designed to replace the venerable Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. A key part of the program includes the missile compartment project, which the Electric Boat Corporation of Groton, Conn., secured in a contract worth $95.6 million to produce 17 ballistic missile tubes, according to the Department of ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 26, 2017
N. Korea hails 'largest ever' firing drill
Seoul (AFP) April 25, 2017
S.Korea tourist numbers plummet in China boycott
Seoul (AFP) April 25, 2017
N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill
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Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) April 26, 2017
Two Hong Kong independence activists who were barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year were arrested and charged Wednesday over chaos at the city's parliament. Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were arrested at their apartments Wednesday morning and were charged with illegal assembly and attempted forceful entry into the legislative chamber, Yau told reporters. The pair be ... more
Changsha, China (AFP) April 25, 2017
Trial of China human rights lawyer delayed: supporters
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
Chinese tycoon accuses Beijing of meddling in interview
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
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Top conservationist wounded in Kenya gun attack
Nairobi (AFP) April 23, 2017
Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallmann was shot and seriously wounded Sunday while patrolling her conservation park in central Kenya, a region plagued by violence linked to a drought. The 73-year-old, whose best-selling autobiography "I Dreamed of Africa" was made into a film with Kim Basinger playing Gallmann, was "shot in the stomach during an attack" by three men on the spr ... more
Djibouti (AFP) April 24, 2017
US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti
Rabat (AFP) April 22, 2017
Morocco, US stage joint military exercise
Kunta Kinteh Island, Gambia (AFP) April 21, 2017
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'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year. "Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will op ... more
Minden, NV (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Pressurized Perlan glider reaches new high altitude on journey to edge of space
Brasília (AFP) April 25, 2017
China's HNA buys stake in Rio airport: Brazil official
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Canada's Trudeau says will stand up to Trump on trade
Ottawa (AFP) April 25, 2017
Canada will respond firmly to Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday after the United States announced new tariffs on its softwood and vowed to also target Canadian milk. "I'm polite, but I'm also very firm in defending Canada's interests," Trudeau said in an interview with broadcaster CTV. After targeting Canadian lumber Monday, the US president threatened retaliation ... more
Juigalpa, Nicaragua (AFP) April 23, 2017
Police block farmers' protest against planned Nicaragua canal
Washington (AFP) April 20, 2017
Trump invokes national security to probe US steel imports
Jerusalem (AFP) April 23, 2017
Israel signs deal to bring in 6,000 Chinese labourers
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China convicts US woman held for 'spying'
Beijing (AFP) April 26, 2017
A Chinese court has sentenced an American woman to three and a half years in prison and deportation on espionage charges, a rights group said Wednesday, and her lawyer said he expects her release soon. Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in March 2015 at the Macau border after visiting mainland China with a trade delegation from the Texas oil capital Houston. She was accused of espionage an ... more
Manila (AFP) April 26, 2017
Southeast Asian leaders to avoid direct China criticism
Amari, Estonia (AFP) April 25, 2017
US sends stealth fighters to Russia's backyard for NATO drills
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska: Pentagon
Mystery of the missing mercury at the Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led to a rare human consumption advisory for ducks. But by 2015, 90 percent of the deep mercury was gone. The disappearance of the mercury was not due to aggressive environmental policies or a wide-ranging cleanup effort. Instead, it's ... more
Rabat (AFP) April 26, 2017
Morocco seizes 420 tonnes of plastic bags in year since ban
London (AFP) April 24, 2017
UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay
Paris (ESA) Apr 18, 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
Japan disaster minister to resign over quake gaffe: reports
Tokyo (AFP) April 25, 2017
Japan's disaster reconstruction minister is expected to resign on Wednesday following his controversial remarks over the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, local media reported. Masahiro Imamura plans to submit his resignation to Abe Wednesday morning, national broadcaster NHK said late Tuesday, adding that Abe had already decided to appoint Masayoshi Yo ... more
Rasuwa, Nepal (AFP) April 25, 2017
The Nepal quake survivors who can never go home
Seoul (AFP) April 24, 2017
Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees
Kiev (AFP) April 26, 2017
Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

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