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April 24, 2014
Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 25, 2014
Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they're still in the ground. The nanoreporter is based on nanometer-sized carbon material developed by a consortium of Rice labs led by chemist James Tour and is the subject of a new paper published this month in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Limited exposure to hydrogen sulfide causes ... read more
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Oil Spill Clean Up In Arctic Waters Requires Increased Infrastructure
A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U.S. Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping, oil and gas development, and tourism, raising concern about the risk of oil spills ... more

Gazprom seeks payment from Ukraine under take-or-pay scheme
Russian energy company Gazprom said Thursday it sent a bill to its Ukrainian partners for more than $11 billion for taking on less gas than contracted in 2013. ... more

Leviathan gas field bright spot for Noble Energy overseas
Developments made at the Leviathan natural gas field off the coast of Israel have been "remarkable," Noble Energy Chairman Charles Davidson said Thursday. ... more


Production sharing contracts expected for onshore developers in Myanmar
Production sharing contracts for energy companies tasked with exploring Myanmar's onshore reserves should be signed in May, a planning official said Thursday. ... more


WWF condemns oil search in Africa's oldest national park
Environmental campaigners WWF on Thursday condemned moves by British firm Soco International to start searching for oil in part of Africa's oldest national park. ... more
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BP looks to Azerbaijan for infrastructure support at Shah Deniz
British energy company BP said it signed a $378 million contract for a construction vessel in Azerbaijan for development of the offshore Shah Deniz gas field. ... more

British community council expecting overflow at shale meeting
A meeting to discuss oil and gas exploration near Balcombe, a village in southeast England, is expected to be at full capacity, a county council said Thursday. ... more
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Russia postpones planting of GMOs by 3 years

Minnesota projects offer hope and practical help to communities facing more extreme storms

China Considers Russian Satellite-Based Emergency Response System

Scientists Identify Source of Mysterious Low-Frequency Sound Heard for Decades in the Southern Ocean

Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes

Study finds long-term survival of human neural stem cells transplanted into primate brain


Canadian regulation on crude oil transit 'aggressive,' rail group says
The rail industry will do what it can to meet an "aggressive timeline" spelled out by Canadian regulators for railcars carrying crude oil, a rail official said. ... more

Flash-fire threats outlined by U.S. oil and gas industries
The American Petroleum Institute announced it published new industry guidelines to help identify fire risks associated with oil and natural gas development. ... more

Crimea cut off from gas, leader says
A pro-Russian leader in the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine said the region was receiving less than its fair share of natural gas. ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
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Kiev needs at least $3 billion for gas overhaul
More than $3 billion is needed to overhaul the Soviet-era natural gas transit network in Ukraine, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said Wednesday. ... more

Baku wants rights investment climate in Caspian region
Mutual trust among littoral states to the Caspian Sea is vital for a vibrant investment climate in the region's energy sector, the Azeri foreign minister said. ... more
Space News from
High-Voltage Transmission Lines to Act as Antenna in First-of-its-Kind NASA Space-Weather Project

Russia eyes building Glonass stations in 36 countries

Turn your satnav ideas into business

Russia's GLONASS Fully Restored After System Failure

Astronomers discover Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

MESSENGER Completes Its 3,000th Orbit of Mercury, Sets Mark for Closest Approach

Sun Emits a Mid-level Solar Flare


BP streamlines Alaskan business
British energy company BP said it was selling its stake in oil fields in the North Slope of Alaska in order to focus more on gas and the Prudhoe Bay oil field. ... more

Less flaring of gas to help allies, Hoeven says
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said a reduction in the flaring of natural gas could potentially help U.S. allies with their energy needs. ... more

Iran putting final touches on new energy contracts
The Iranian government said Wednesday it would revise how it governs oil and natural gas contracts, though sanctions must be lifted for full utilization. ... more
Huge boost in energy 'peak load' financial incentives in Summer 2014 for NYC's largest energy users

Ubiquitous Energy Secures Series A Financing

Expanding energy access key to solving global challenges

Berkeley Launches Building Energy Performance Research Project

Thermoelectric generator on glass fabric for wearable electronic devices

Production sharing contracts expected for onshore developers in Myanmar

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

Westinghouse and Ontario Power Gen Sign Agreement to Service Global Nuclear Markets

Taiwan premier rejects call to scrap nuclear plant

Taiwan anti-nuclear activist starts hunger strike


OMV, Gazprom affirm European partnership
Austrian energy company OMV views its Russian partners at Gazprom as vital to ensuring energy security in the European community, its top executive said. ... more

Suncor starts maintenance work in Montreal
Canadian refiner Suncor Energy said it started a four-week maintenance period at its facility in Montreal, which can process 137,000 barrels of oil per day. ... more

Madagascar fights to prevent oil spill from stricken tanker
Madagascar has launched an emergency operation to prevent a stricken tanker from unleashing 10,000 cubic metres of crude oil into the postcard-perfect Emerald Sea off the country's north coast. ... more

Lundin spent millions on dry holes
Swedish energy company Lundin Petroleum said Tuesday it spent roughly $127 million on exploration programs during the first quarter of the year without success. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile 'deterrent'

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released by Pasternack


Kurdish government releases energy revenue data


U.S. defends Keystone XL delay


African Petroleum extends licenses in Ivory Coast


South Korea targets offshore reserves


CNOOC boasts of 1st quarter success


China 'very concerned' over workers kidnapped in Sudan


Kremlin welcomes EU's 'positive tune' on energy


Iran claims expertise in deepwater exploration


British shale sector not in prime time


Libya expects delays at key oil terminal

Keystone delay draws mixed reviews

US delays decision on Keystone pipeline project

Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Alberta investing in CCS for oil sands

Libya expecting oil sector to recover

U.S. oil inventories at record high

More production expected from top U.S. oil shale basins

First section of South Stream pipeline manufactured

FAR Ltd. expects oil bonanza offshore Senegal

South Stream still on table, Russia says

Total finds oil offshore Ivory Coast

First Liquefied Natural Gas Tank Rolls Off Assembly Line

Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Arctic decision expected from Cairn Energy in 2015

Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

Canadian oil exports increase

Iran ready to help Europe with natural gas

LNG answer to European energy woes, Hoeven says

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