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November 22, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Gambia emerging as new oil frontier



Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
West African explorer FAR Ltd. said Tuesday that an independent audit has uncovered at least 1 billion barrels of oil offshore Gambia. FAR Ltd., an Australian company with a strong portfolio offshore West Africa, said an audit of geotechnical data show the Samo and Bambo prospects off the coast of Gambia hold combined best estimate prospective reserves of 1.1 billion barrels. According to the data, the Sama prospect in particular holds substantial promise, with an estimated chance of suc ... read more

OIL AND GAS
US arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery scheme
Washington (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
US authorities have arrested Hong Kong's former home affairs secretary and the ex-foreign minister of Senegal for leading a multimillion dollar bribery scheme in Africa on behalf of a top Chinese energy company, with some deals arranged in the halls of the United Nations. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Gas prices for Thanksgiving will hold more or less steady
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Moving into the long Thanksgiving holiday, U.S. drivers are putting more money into their gas tanks, but expected to drive further than last year, experts say. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices level in what seems to be mixed inventory data
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
A mixed bag for levels of oil and gasoline in the world's largest economy, and anticipation over OPEC's next meeting, left oil prices flat early Tuesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norway's oil production slowed by weather and safety issues
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Weather and safety issues at oil and gas fields offshore Norway were singled out by the government as reasons why production was lower than expected. ... more
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OIL AND GAS
Majors move out, minors move in to British North Sea
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
The sale of gas fields in the British North Sea could be a sign that bigger companies are losing interest in an area with a bit of a future, analysis finds. ... more
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Aker BP leads partners into 'all-for-one' alliance
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Forming a partnership across a range of expertise gives drilling service players a leg up for at least five years, mostly Norwegian-focused companies said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Bill Barrett streamlines Colorado shale acreage
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Shale player Bill Barrett Corp. said it was shedding acreage in the Uinta basin in Colorado, which one analyst said may be on par with a big Texas oil producer. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices snap out of slump on OPEC rhetoric
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Renewed speculation over the next move from OPEC helped pull crude oil prices out of a slump on Friday, though many voices said U.S. shale may be the spoiler. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Pipeline leak raises questions over fate of Keystone XL
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
A leak from the existing Keystone oil pipeline running from Canadian oil fields shows why an expansion shouldn't be built, environmental groups said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libyan wealth is wasted, U.N. envoy says
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The humanitarian situation in Libya is in a severe state even though the OPEC-member sits on "vast wealth," a United Nations envoy said. ... more


More Trans Mountain hearings scheduled in Canada

OIL AND GAS
Keystone XL clears Nebraska hurdle
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
A decision spanning two U.S. presidential terms came to a head Monday when regulators in Nebraska cleared a remaining hurdle for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. wants input on Alaskan oil production proposal
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The U.S. government said it was seeking additional public input on plans by an oil company to build artificial islands to drill in the Beaufort Sea. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran sees support for an extended OPEC cut agreement
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Iran's oil minister said Monday that most members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries back extensions to a production cut agreement. ... more
OIL AND GAS
More drilling planned offshore Norway
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The Norwegian government said Friday that a division of Austrian energy company OMV can move toward pioneer drilling in the Norwegian Sea. ... more



Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
Surrey UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). In a study published by the Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, scientists have described how they created an advanced nickel-based catalyst strengthened with tin and ceria, and used it to transform CO2 and CH4 into a syn ... more
St. Louis MI (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
The water world of ancient photosynthetic organisms
London (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative
Onna, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis - a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. By both capturing carbon emissions and storing energy from solar or wind power, the invention provides a one-two punch in the fight against climate change. ... more
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Recurrent Energy secures debt financing for 20 MW California solar project
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
It's wasteful to keep offering production tax credits to a "mature technology" like wind energy in the United States, a Tennessee Republican said. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., spoke on the floor in support of ending a wind production tax credit by the end of the year as part of a broader tax overhaul under consideration in the nation's capital. "We have turned our attentio ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge Corporation and AREVA NP signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance development of Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel technology and protect all associated intellectual property while they finalize their joint venture. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and AREVA NP is a leader in servicing and fueling today's reactor fleet ... more
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Embattled Toshiba to boost capital by $5.3 bn share issuance
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent. Nearly all of Portugal has suffered extreme drought conditions during the last six months, which has not happened since 2005. A majority of Spain has also received considerably less ... more
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Climate change encouraged 19th century migration to America
Dallas TX (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Study settles prehistoric climate puzzle
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
London (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow's models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric motors and vehicl ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
New York (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Free wheelin' in New York: the Big Apple bike boom
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars
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Iraq forces retake last IS-held town in country
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
The Iraqi army on Friday retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group as the jihadists' self-proclaimed"caliphate" faced collapse on both sides of the border with Syria. The lightning recapture of the small Euphrates valley town of Rawa after an offensive launched at dawn came as the jihadists were also under attack for a second day in the last town they still ho ... more
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Suicide car bomb kills 24 in town north of Baghdad
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Mosul jihadist families sent to Baghdad 'for expulsion'
Rawa, Iraq (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
After fall of last town, IS loses grip over Iraqis
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry
Seoul (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The South Korean foreign intelligence service has reported that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program has hit a snag, as the communist country has run into difficulty developing reliable atmospheric re-entry technology that would allow their missile to return from Earth's orbit. The report came from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), who met behind closed do ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Chinese envoy ends N.Korea trip
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay. Searching out suitors for such a marriage of convenience proved difficult, so she created an online matchmaking forum to help others like her conform with family and societal pressures in China, where same-sex marria ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
China taps state firms to buttress pensions as society ages
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Activists renew push for Hong Kong independence
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
China tells 'aunties' to dance away from cemeteries
Six dead, including two soldiers, in DRCongo attack
Goma, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Six people, including two soldiers, died Sunday in clashes between the army and militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army said Monday. An army position was attacked by two so-called Mai-Mai armed groups near the town of Beni in North Kivu province, it said. Since the beginning of 2017, Mai-Mai militias have regularly attacked Congolese army positions in the r ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Soldiers held without trial threaten 'new Gambia' reputation
Saint Louis, Senegal (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Climate change and neglect threaten Senegal's Saint Louis
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Norway receives first SAR helicopter from Leonardo
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Defense contracting company Leonardo announced Monday that the company has delivered the first of 16 AW101, medium-lift, all-weather search and rescue helicopters to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. Leonardo said the aircraft departed it's Yeovil facility on Friday for Sola Air Base in southern Norway. The AW101 is set to undergo further operational testing and eva ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for E-6B Mercury aircraft upgrades
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
GEA awarded $143.4M for CH-53K helicopter engines
Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Panama opened its first embassy in China on Thursday five months after cutting ties with Taiwan, which has seen its allies dwindle against the mainland's growing influence. In a speech heralding the embassy's "historic" establishment, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said his "commitment to the One China principle" was made with the benefits for Panamanian people in mind - alluding t ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Studies suggests link between testosterone, stock market instability
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan
Washington (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction
NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
NATO apologised to Turkey on Friday after Ankara pulled its troops from a military exercise in Norway to protest incidents deemed insulting to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, himself Norwegian, moved quickly to say sorry after an angry intervention by Erdogan on an episode that risked cr ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
US soldiers removed from W. House detail amid probe: report
Paris (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
France on a mission to restore lost Middle East clout
Vatican City (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'
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Oil droplets from frying pan can cause indoor air pollution
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
When hot oil meats a droplet of water in the frying pan, oil droplets explode in all directions. These tiny oil explosions can send droplets out of the pan and burn a person's hands and arms. New research suggests some of the droplets are small enough to become suspended in the air, potentially contributing to indoor air pollution. These tiny drops of oil could be inhaled, researchers w ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules
Islamabad (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Pakistan indifferent as smog kills more people than militancy
Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite
McLean, VA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico once again spotlighted the frailty of terrestrial communications services. Hurricane-force winds in the Florida Keys and Houston brought trees down on utility lines carrying telephone and Internet service and knocked out cell phone towers, while Hurricane Maria completely destroyed the terrestrial communications infrastructure of Puer ... more
San Juan (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns
Beijing (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions
Moscow (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Russia denies nuclear incident after contamination reports
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