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May 22, 2017
Wood Group to help with Russia's LNG efforts

Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Scottish energy services company Wood Group said Monday it secured a contract with Russia to help advance Far East liquefied natural gas development. Wood Group started action immediately on its five-year contract to help advance a liquefied natural gas project on Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean. For Wood Group, it builds on a partnership for Sakhalin that reaches back to the late 2000s. "This is an exciting and strategically important relationship for the future and one which under ... read more

Tunisia protester 'accidentally' killed in south
Tataouine, Tunisia (AFP) May 22, 2017
A young protester was killed Monday after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of mounting social unrest in a region rocked by weeks of protest. ... more
OPEC-fueled oil price rally extends into second week
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
A narrative from the head of OPEC that efforts to balance the market paid off led to a strong rally in crude oil prices Monday despite signs of sluggish growth. ... more
BP says its North Sea portfolio is on the rebound
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
British energy company BP said it started oil production from a North Sea basin after spending billions of dollars on regional redevelopment. ... more
Iraq agrees to nine-month extension of OPEC production cut: minister
Baghdad (AFP) May 22, 2017
Iraq has agreed to a nine-month extension of a production cut pact among OPEC members that is aimed at boosting crude prices, the country's oil minister said on Monday. ... more
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Iran sees need for major offshore investments
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Speaking after moderate President Hassan Rouhani's re-election, an Iranian trade minister said the country needs major investments for offshore oil and gas. ... more
Oil production starts for Vitol offshore Ghana
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oil production from a floating facility off the coast of Ghana has started three months ahead of schedule, Dutch energy company Vitol said. ... more
Exxon bringing Saudi partner to U.S. petrochemicals
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Exxon Mobil said it was bringing its Saudi partners to a U.S. facility, though other companies in talks in Riyadh agreed to expand their regional presence. ... more
Dallas Fed: Oil and gas sector recovery apparent
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
An improved market climate in the energy sector means Texas is well on the road to recovery with job gains up for the third straight month, a bank reported. ... more
Cairn fully funded for North Sea, Senegalese oil plans
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Financing is in place to support development of the emerging oil basins offshore Senegal, while new output is expected from the North Sea, Cairn Energy said. ... more
Defence deal with Saudi to counter 'malign Iranian influence': Tillerson
Riyadh (AFP) May 20, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that arms agreements worth $110 billion signed with Saudi Arabia aim to help the kingdom deal with "malign Iranian influence". ... more

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Tunisian protesters shut down pumping station
Tunis (AFP) May 20, 2017
Protesters in Tunisia on Saturday closed an oil and gas installation in the south of the North African country amid growing social tensions, an official radio station said. ... more
U.S. posture on Iran a threat to oil development
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
With the focus Friday on Iranian presidential elections, a geopolitical risk report finds U.S. policy might be what's putting regional oil plans in peril. ... more
Oil and gas well cleanup may create jobs in Alberta
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Alberta's government said a loan program to clean up old oil and natural gas wells would create jobs and help clean up legacy energy operations. ... more
UN envoy slams deadly attack in Libya's south
Tripoli (AFP) May 19, 2017
The UN envoy to Libya on Friday voiced alarm at reports of "significant" fatalities in an attack by a militia loyal to the unity government on a military base controlled by rival forces. ... more

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass
Madison WI (SPX) May 22, 2017
Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades. Winning that competition - or at least leveling the economic playing field - require ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) May 22, 2017
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University Park PA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 22, 2017
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NRL Tests Autonomous 'Soaring with Solar' Concept
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Their research investigates the presence of solar photovoltaics (PV) to the cooperative autonomous soaring techniques, which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that us ... more
Vilnius, Lithuania (SPX) May 22, 2017
EU SmartFlex project finishes reference solar facade
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) May 22, 2017
InnoEnergy-backed Solaris Offgrid raises 1M Euro to tackle global electricity poverty
New Bedford MA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Beaumont Solar Announces the Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit to Solar Industry
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Cornell University and Duke University is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new research offers insight into previously unknown ... more
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
Cape Town region declares drought disaster
Cape Town (AFP) May 22, 2017
South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday as the province battled its worst water shortages for 113 years. Boreholes will be drilled at hospitals in Cape Town, a popular international tourist destination, a mobile desalination plant will be tested and the natural aquifer at Table mountain will be tapped. Southern African nations are ... more
Cannes, France (AFP) May 22, 2017
Trump can't stop progress on climate, says Al Gore
Ottawa (AFP) May 18, 2017
Canada lays out plan for 2018 carbon tax and cap and trade
Bonn (AFP) May 19, 2017
Hopes for climate pact shift to diplomatic sphere
China's JAC says electric car tie-up with VW approved
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China's JAC Motors said on Monday it had received government approval for a $734 million joint venture with Volkswagen to produce 100,000 electric cars per year. Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker, is also the market leader in China. It sold four million cars in the country last year but only a few hundred of them were "green" despite rapid growth in electric vehicle sales in China. ... more
Singapore (AFP) May 19, 2017
Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition
Detroit (AFP) May 15, 2017
GM announces drive for sustainable rubber
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2017
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
IS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq
Baghdad (AFP) May 20, 2017
Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more, officials said on Saturday. The bombings, which hit Iraq the previous night, came as Iraqi forces battle IS in Mosul in a massive operation launched more than seven months ago to retake the country's second city from the jihadists. In Baghdad, su ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 19, 2017
On Mosul's front line, Iraqi refuses to quit beloved home
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 18, 2017
On Mosul front, Iraqi forces come as civilians go
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 16, 2017
Brisk business for Mosul's first post-IS liquor store
Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on
Tehran (AFP) May 22, 2017
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission o ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 22, 2017
North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties
Tehran (AFP) May 18, 2017
US sticking by Iran nuclear deal is good news for Rouhani
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Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary
Hong Kong (AFP) May 19, 2017
Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration. The semi-autonomous city still enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland, but in recent years there has been increasing unrest. There have been rallies for democratic reform and an indep ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities
Bouaké, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 22, 2017
Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments blocked roads Monday into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, AFP reporters said. In Bouake, the former fighters blocked the main road south to the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, as well as the northern highway to neighbouring Burkina Faso. "We will not budge, ... more
Brazzaville (AFP) May 22, 2017
Congo breaks ground on $58 million China-funded parliament building
Pomfret, South Africa (AFP) May 22, 2017
Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in S.Africa
Obo, Central African Republic (AFP) May 20, 2017
Mission unaccomplished: Uganda halts hunt for LRA warlord
Lockheed Martin receives F-35 cost-reduction contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp. has received a $137.8 million contract modification for cost-reduction programs for the initial low-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the Department of Defense announced on May 19. The work will primarily be performed in Waco, Texas, El Segundo, Calif. and Warton, England, with other work being completed across the United St ... more
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Boeing considering further Super Hornet upgrades
Hong Kong (AFP) May 22, 2017
Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup
Asia ministers in push for China-led free trade pact
Hanoi (AFP) May 22, 2017
Asian trade ministers met Monday to hammer out the terms of a massive China-led pact that has taken centre stage as Washington pulls away from regional free trade deals in favour of bilateral agreements. The 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is poised to become the largest free trade agreement in the world, covering about half of its population. It notably exc ... more
Mumbai (AFP) May 18, 2017
India's IT industry body slams mass layoff reports
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
Hong Kong firm pays $3bn in record land sale
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
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China backs security services after spy deaths report
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China on Monday defended its right to investigate actions threatening national security but declined to comment on a report that authorities killed or jailed up to 20 CIA sources. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Beijing had systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in China beginning in late 2010, in one of the worst US intelligence breaches in decades. At least a dozen ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row
Tokyo (AFP) May 22, 2017
Six more Japanese detained in China
Istanbul (AFP) May 22, 2017
Russia to lift some Turkey sanctions, tomato ban stays
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Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Toxic air pollution is a serious side effect of the rapid economic development in China. While it is widely recognized that air pollutants adversely affect human health and climate change, their impacts on the regional carbon balance are less well understood. Ozone reduces plant photosynthesis directly through stomatal uptake. Atmospheric aerosols often benefit plant photosynthesis through ... more
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths
58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2017
More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 22, 2017
DR Congo, China most affected by displacements in 2016: report
Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer
Washington (UPI) May 14, 2017
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