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April 24, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Economists price BP oil spill damage to natural resources at $17.2 billion



San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest maritime oil spill in U.S. history. Almost seven years to the day after the start of the environmental disaster, researchers have published a price tag of the damage done to natural resources: $17.2 billion. The paper, in the April 21, 2017 issue of Science, puts a monetary value on injuries to natural assets that don't have a market price, caused by the April 20, 2010 accident on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform. Before the blowout ... read more

OIL AND GAS
More oil production possible from Texas shale
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Exploration and production activity in the Permian basin shows the area could respond with major output once conditions improve, the Dallas Fed said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Schlumberger posts yearly gain on North American oil recovery
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Gains in first quarter activity in North America were offset somewhat by declines in Russia and parts of Europe, oilfield services company Schlumberger said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Saudi king's air force pilot son named US envoy
Riyadh (AFP) April 22, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices stage weak recovery in early Friday trading
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Crude oil prices were slightly higher in early trading Friday as investors waited out the next batch of sector data following renewed tensions about terrorism. ... more
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Russian gas project in the Arctic gets European support
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Financing for a liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic north of Russia by foreign creditors is a political win, Russian gas producer Novatek said Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Energy sector putting strain on Norwegian economy
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Most industrial managers expressed optimism about the pace of the economy, though oil and gas suppliers were less convinced, Norway's government said. ... more
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Delek to consolidate statements with Ithaca Energy after takeover
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Israeli energy company Delek Group said Friday it was ready to coordinate financial statements with North Sea company Ithaca Energy after taking control. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Pressure building ahead of Keystone XL review
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Protests are coordinated around the Nebraska review of the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, days before the developer's annual meeting, organizers said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Texas oil and gas sector expanding, but pressures remain
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Recovery in the Texas oil and natural gas sector is evident, though yearly indicators suggest there's still ground to make up, an economist in the state said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Statoil cleared for Barents Sea exploration
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil can spend the next month or so drilling an exploration well in a prospect in the Barents Sea, the government said. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Russia suggests further rate cuts possible
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
As the economic situation "inspires hope," the head of the central bank in oil-rich Russia said Thursday that rate cuts are a possibility for the fiscal year. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices on pace for further losses
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Crude oil prices moved lower in early Thursday trading, continuing a downturn sparked by demand-driven factors in the U.S. energy market. ... more
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Vitol gains LNG leverage with Gazprom deal
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Dutch trader Vitol said Thursday it gained ground in the liquefied natural gas sector through a multi-year agreement with Russian energy company Gazprom. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Rough weather curbed output for Australia's Woodside
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
It was inclement weather, not necessarily market conditions, that left a black mark on first quarter performance, Australian energy company Woodside said. ... more

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Degradable electronic components created from corn starch
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a degradable bioplastic derived from corn starch or other natural sources for use in more eco-friendly electronic components. They report their development in ACS' journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry ... more
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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Center for Sustainable Energy Partners with EnergySage to Offer an Online Multifamily Solar Marketplace
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is collaborating with EnergySage, an online solar marketplace, to promote and simplify installations of solar electric power systems at multifamily residences in California. The partnership has resulted in the development of an easy-to-use, online comparison-shopping tool that provides information about the unique opportunities for shared solar proje ... more
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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
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
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UK Space Agency and CNES join forces to curb climate change
London, UK (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The UK Space Agency and their French counterparts, CNES, have reached a ground-breaking new agreement to work together to tackle climate change. The Agency's Director of Growth, Catherine Mealing-Jones, and CNES President, Jean-Yves Le Gall, signed the MicroCarb cooperation agreement 19th April at the French Ambassador's Residence in London, witnessed by Jo Johnson, the Minister of State f ... more
Washington (AFP) April 22, 2017
In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism
Paris (AFP) April 21, 2017
Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwide
Lawrence KS (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth
Shanghai (AFP) April 20, 2017
Southeast Asia's potential beckons as global automakers look beyond China's massive market to extend their sales boom in the region, but executives say they face a struggle to match the explosive Chinese growth. Chinese passenger-car sales have quadrupled over the past 10 years to 24.38 million last year, having become the world's biggest market in 2009. But with Chinese economic growth ... more
Shanghai (AFP) April 19, 2017
Automakers see promise in China car-sharing
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
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
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) April 23, 2017
Western Iraq ambush on military convoy kills 10
Baghdad (AFP) April 21, 2017
Iraq forces free 11-year-old Yazidi girl in Mosul
Baghdad (AFP) April 21, 2017
Qatari hunting party kidnapped in Iraq freed
United States begins review of nuclear arsenal
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense will begin examining its nuclear weapon capabilities with its Nuclear Posture Review, the department announced this week. President Donald Trump ordered the review on Jan. 27 shortly after assuming office with the stated goal of ensuring U.S. nuclear capabilities were still an effective deterrent to hostile forces. It was included in a memo regarding execu ... more
Athens (AFP) April 23, 2017
China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
In call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on N. Korea: govt
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
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For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met. She is a "mother fan" and part of a group of women in their mid-20s to 60s whose maternal instincts are set off by China's boy band sensation TFBoys("The Fighting Boys"). The band has won millions of Chinese followers since their 2013 deb ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China rights lawyer denied own defence for trial
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
Chinese tycoon accuses Beijing of meddling in interview
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti
Djibouti (AFP) April 24, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa on Sunday as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations in Somalia against militant groups like Al-Shabaab, and also pr ... more
Nairobi (AFP) April 23, 2017
Top conservationist wounded in Kenya gun attack
Rabat (AFP) April 22, 2017
Morocco, US stage joint military exercise
Kunta Kinteh Island, Gambia (AFP) April 21, 2017
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Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Airbus Defense and Space will sell two additional C295 military airlifters to the government of Kazakhstan, the aerospace contractor announced on Thursday. In addition to the aircraft, the contract also includes deliveries for spares and a support package. The company says the deal complies with a memorandum of understanding signed by both parties in 2012. Once delivered, Kazakhs ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Singapore's air force upgrading Apache warfare systems
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Israel set to receive three more F-35s this weekend
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
BAE, Leonardo to support threat detection for U.S. Army aircraft
Japan's exports jump in March
Tokyo (AFP) April 20, 2017
Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy. The strong result, which came in better than expected, backs up the view that Japan's economic growth is picking up steam. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday boosted its economic forecast for Japan, proje ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) April 23, 2017
Israel signs deal to bring in 6,000 Chinese labourers
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
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EU hopeful UK vote will smooth Brexit path
Brussels (AFP) April 21, 2017
Britain's snap election has sparked hopes in Europe that Brexit negotiations could run more smoothly with a leader who has a big mandate, analysts and diplomats say. In Brussels, the belief is that if Prime Minister Theresa May wins a large majority as expected on June 8, she will no longer have to worry so much about upsetting hardliners in her Conservative Party. That would give her sp ... more
Stockholm (AFP) April 23, 2017
Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study
Tokyo (AFP) April 23, 2017
US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills
Cairo (AFP) April 20, 2017
Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi
Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster
Colombo (AFP) April 21, 2017
Sri Lanka has outlawed protests over Colombo's garbage crisis following rallies over the city's waste disposal after a landslide at a giant rubbish tip killed 32 people and destroyed 145 homes. President Maithripala Sirisena announced that anyone preventing city authorities from disposing of garbage could be prosecuted and face an indefinite period in jail, his office said Friday. "Any p ... more
Paris (ESA) Apr 18, 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants
US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence
Sydney (AFP) April 22, 2017
The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday - a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb". Pence also sought to clear the waters about the location of US supercarrier Carl Vinson that was supposedly steaming towards North Korea, saying it would arrive in the Sea of Japan "in ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 24, 2017
Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees
Bogota (AFP) April 21, 2017
'Is this Miami?': An Iraqi family's Colombian odyssey
Colombo (AFP) April 19, 2017
Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32


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