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August 21, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Sanchez Energy takes cash for Eagle Ford acreage



Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
The sale of assets in the Eagle Ford shale increases liquidity and the value of shareholders, the head of Sanchez Energy said. The company said it took $103 million in cash for its Javelina prospect in the Eagle Ford shale basin in Texas. CEO Tony Sanchez III said the sale, to an undisclosed buyer, will close in the third quarter and drive an effort to stimulate his company's value. "This transaction accelerates the value of the asset, while building our liquidity and providing value to ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Permian basin production could accelerate
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
The expansion of a Texas oil pipeline is likely to support more production from the prolific Permian shale basin, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said. ... more
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Soft start for crude oil, but a ceiling appears in sight
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
Crude oil prices drifted around neutrality early Friday in a sign that balance was more about offsetting factors than a drain on global inventory levels. ... more
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Greenpeace activists arrested after Barents Sea protest
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace said they were able to disrupt operations at a Statoil rig drilling for oil in the Barents Sea. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Mixed bag for July production from Norway
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
Total production of oil and natural gas from Norway in July was about 5 percent higher the previous month, but lower than the government said it expected. ... more
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Effort mounts to expand U.S. offshore drilling
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
After a rebound in the value of high bids for oil and gas acreage in the Gulf of Mexico, industry supporters said it was time to push for greater access. ... more
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Minnesota starts new phase for Enbridge pipeline review
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
A final review of a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude oil through Minnesota will help regulators reach a decision on Enbridge plans, a state agency said. ... more
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Gazprom's gas exports inch higher
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Russia natural gas company Gazprom said it's scaling up its deliveries to consumers that would be fed eventually by a pipeline through Turkey. ... more
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U.S. gasoline exports overshadow strong production
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
The production of gasoline in the United States is near a record high, though supply levels are under pressure from exports, a federal report said. ... more
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Balance apparent, but supply issues leave oil prices bruised
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Crude oil prices were moving slightly lower early Thursday as sentiment about a balanced market competed against rising U.S. and OPEC oil production. ... more
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Statoil to drill more in the North Sea
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
The Norwegian government said it signed off on plans from energy company Statoil to start new drilling operations in the North Sea. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Clouds developing over U.S. LNG export potential
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
A U.S. industrial trade group said Washington's domestic focus should prioritize the retention of natural gas, rather than target it for the export market. ... more
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LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided
Brest, France (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible due to global warming, energy firm Total said Thursday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. plans sale from Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy said it plans to sell some of the oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the world's largest emergency supply of oil. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Saudi Arabia, Iraq look to reopen border after 27 years
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Iraqi and Saudi officials on Wednesday inspected a border crossing between their countries to examine how to reopen the frontier, closed for the past 27 years,, officials said Wednesday. ... more



Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion
University Park PA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol. This process may lead to reduced production costs for biofuel in the future and add extra value for chip makers. Using potato mash made from the ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Additive selectively converts CO2 to multicarbon fuels
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel
Floating solar power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: solar energy generation. Large-scale floating solar projects have been installed in Japan and China, as well as on ponds at California wineries. But solar energy has remained p ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
Work begins in carbon-free site in Dubai
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Solar glasses generate solar power
Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power
Richland WA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision goggles use thermal imaging, which captures infrared light that's invisible to the human eye. Now, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are using thermal imaging to help birds and bats near offshore wind farms. ... more
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Despite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century. That is the conclusion of a new study from the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which used data ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
RWE optimistic for 2017, boosted by nuclear tax refund
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a group of scientists including Carnegie's Anna Michalak and Yuanyuan Fang. Scientists predict tha ... more
Paris (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Asian Development Bank finds new climate finance stream
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Heat map showcases extreme temperatures in Southern Europe
Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless cars
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday said it was joining a BMW-led group to develop fully self-driving vehicles, the latest tie-up in an industry racing to get ready for the cars of the future. German luxury carmaker BMW began working on the project with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli tech firm Mobileye last year. The group aims to have their first fully automa ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Uber's ousted CEO calls investor lawsuit unfounded
Manila (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber bows to Philippines suspension after show of defiance
Washington (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber settles complaint over data protection for riders, drivers
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Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul: PM
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early Sunday the start of a battle to retake Tal Afar, a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the Islamic State (IS) group and one of their last remaining strongholds in the region. The announcement comes a month after the capture by Iraqi forces of second city Mosul further east in a major blow to the jihadists. In a televised speech, Abadi, dress ... more
Ankara (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Iran general slams Iraq referendum plan during Erdogan talks
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Iraq readies to retake another IS bastion: officials
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Canada to contribute policing to liberated Iraq city
Trump praises N. Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test
New York (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea's leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam. "Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump stunned the world last week by warning North Korea it faced "fire a ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again
United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
UN chief offers help in N.Korea diplomacy efforts
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Trident II nuclear missile
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Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago
Beijing (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Life may be stranger than fiction for an award-winning Chinese crime writer who has been arrested in connection with a quadruple-homicide that took place more than two decades ago. For 22 years, police in eastern Zhejiang province tried to crack the cold case of how a family ended up dead in the guesthouse they ran. They filled stacks upon stacks of notepads with possible suspects and le ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Hong Kong activists fear more jailings; As Beijing defends crackdown
London (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Outcry as UK publisher censors content for China
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday. "Four hundred and forty-one corpses (were) buried as at yesterday," the deputy minister of information and communication, Cornelius Deveaux, told AFP, adding that the number of missing was "still being calculated." A tally of deaths, issued on Friday b ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip with 'exhaustion'
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
UN says Nigeria relations 'intact' after unauthorised raid
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Nigerian forces in 'unauthorised search' of UN camp
Lockheed Martin to hire 1,000 more workers for F-35 production in Fort Worth
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin is planning to hire 1,000 workers for F-35 Lightning II fighter production at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The company will hold a job fair on Aug. 29th seeking people skilled in electrical and structural assembly, aircraft mechanics and low-observable material coating. Low-observable or radar absorbent materials are a key part of the F-35s stealth design to avoid ene ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
India clears $650 mn Boeing army chopper deal: defence sources
Moscow (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Women to train as Russian air force pilots
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
L3 receives contract for Kuwaiti KC-130J work
US launches formal trade investigation into China
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week. "On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology dev ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Warning from history: Could Japan-style crash hit China
Beijing (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China's debt on a 'dangerous trajectory': IMF
Beijing (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China warns of retaliation as Trump launches trade probe
India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. He said Chinese so ... more
Eniwa, Japan (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid regional tension
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US
Washington (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Pentagon adjusts to life under unpredictable commander-in-chief
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Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
Paris (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury was named for the Japanese fishing town in which thousands were poisoned by the deadly element in the mid-20th century. The toll was caused by discharge from a chemical factory ... more
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Libya is not "preventing" NGOs from carrying out migrant rescue operations off its coast, but has set up a coastal search and rescue zone to "organise" their work, its navy said Wednesday. The navy last week ordered unauthorised foreign vessels to stay out of Libya's coastal zone, a measure it said targeted NGOs carrying out search and rescue missions for migrants headed towards Europe. ... more
Freetown (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Mass burials begin for 400 Sierra Leone flood victims
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Urban flooding on the rise, as countryside dries up
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