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March 14, 2017
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Europe vetting comments on Russia's control over gas



Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
All interested parties are invited to offer comments on whether or not Russian natural gas company Gazprom is playing by the rules in Europe, the European Commission said in a report on Monday. Gazprom is the dominant Russian natural gas company and one of the top suppliers to the European economy. Most of its supplies to Europe run through Soviet-era networks in Central and Eastern Europe. A report from the European Commission finds Gazprom is more or less committed to fair competition ... read more

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AMEC Foster Wheeler agrees to $2.6B takeover by Wood Group
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Wood Group will purchase AMEC Foster Wheeler for $2.6 billion in a move that will combine two of Britain's largest energy services. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Broader pressures remain, though Texas energy sector recovering
Dallas (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
There were twice as many oil and natural gas discoveries recorded in Texas in February than during the previous month, a state regulator reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Business confidence improving for oil-rich Russia
Moscow (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
With crude oil prices improving over last year's slump, a market report finds most companies in Russia are expecting modest recovery. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC cuts not having dramatic effect for members
Vienna (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Parties to an OPEC-led effort to bring the oil market back to a healthy balance between supply and demand have more work to do, an industry analyst said. ... more
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Oil woes continue on reported G20 slowdown
Dallas TX (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Concerns about the buildup in oil supplies and a report on a modest decline in some of the world's leading economies sent oil prices lower early Monday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Low-cost monitoring device uses light to quickly detect oil spills
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Researchers have developed a simple device that can detect an oil spill in water and then pinpoint the type of oil present on the surface. The device is designed to float on the water, where it coul ... more
OIL AND GAS
Researchers link methane in groundwater in Parker and Hood counties to natural sources
Austin TX (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin have found that high levels of methane in well water from two counties near Fort Worth are probably from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural g ... more
OIL AND GAS
Argonne invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil
Lemont IL (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. crude oil sales to Asia quickly growing
Singapore (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
The growing influence of U.S. crude oil exports to Asia was a topic at a recent oil conference in London. ... more
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U.S. companies claim largest onshore oil discovery in 30 years
Washington (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
Energy enterprises Repsol and Armstrong Energy say they made the largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in three decades in Alaska. ... more


Trudeau makes the case for Canadian energy in Houston

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Native Americans march on White House over Dakota pipeline
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
Native American groups staged a march to the White House Friday against the construction of a controversial oil pipeline, which they fear could desecrate tribal lands and threaten drinking water. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil sands development threatens Canadian nature reserve: UNESCO
Ottawa (AFP) March 10, 2017
Canada has failed to adequately protect a national park and world heritage site that neighbors a massive oil sands development, UNESCO said Friday. ... more
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Tillerson recuses himself from Keystone XL decision
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil executive, recused himself Thursday from any role in approving the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada's tar sands and US refineries. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil falls to below $49 per barrel in selloff
Dallas (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Oil prices fell sharply Thursday, with West Texas Intermediate crude falling below $49 per barrel for the first time this year. ... more

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Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
There have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme, but none have succeeded. Until now. With new findings from Chalmers University of Technology, the fatty acid synthase (FAS) enzyme has started to produce sustainable chemicals for biofuels. The results were recently published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. We are in great need of sustainable and clean alternative ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Yeast cell factories make gas, jet fuel alternatives
Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems
Lappeenranta, Finland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. According to the study, a ... more
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
New study shines light on photosynthesis
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
SolarReserve Helps Netcare Lower Their Energy Costs
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
The first turbines for the English Channel's Rampion wind farm, which will meet the demands of nearly 347,000 homes, are installed, a German company said. German energy company E.ON said the first of the 116 turbines were installed off the coast of Sussex during the weekend. With a peak capacity of 400 megawatts, the Rampion wind farm will meet the average demands of nearly 347,000 aver ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective. Elizabeth Wildman, a PhD student in the research group led by Professor Steve Liddle based at The University of Manchester, has reported the first examples of ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
UN nuclear chief set for third term
US desert songbirds at risk in a warming climate
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves in the desert of the southwestern United States are putting songbirds at greater risk for death by dehydration and mass die-offs, according to a new study. Researchers used hourly temperature maps and other data produced by the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) - a land-surface modeling effort main ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Investment vital to adapting to climate change in West Africa
Niamey (AFP) March 10, 2017
Niger drought leaves schools closed
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Soils could release much more carbon than expected as climate warms
'Global startup' vows autonomous car by 2020 in US
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
A "global startup" which makes electric racing vehicles unveiled plans Friday to sell a fully autonomous electric car in the US market by 2020. The company called Nio, founded by Chinese entrepreneur William Li and with offices in Silicon Valley, Europe and China, unveiled a prototype of the vehicle called Eve at the South by Southwest tech conference in Austin, Texas. According to a Nio ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 13, 2017
Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15 bn
Hong Kong (AFP) March 10, 2017
Uber backlash after Hong Kong drivers found guilty by court
Shanghai (AFP) March 10, 2017
China auto sales jump in February: industry group
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Iraq forces advance in Mosul, search for militants and bombs
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 13, 2017
Iraqi forces said Monday that they have taken more territory from jihadists and were searching for militants and bombs on the edge of the Old City as they press an offensive in west Mosul. They are also striking IS with armed drones as part of a renewed push launched on March 5 that has forced the jihadists out of several neighbourhoods and key sites, including the famed Mosul museum. We ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 11, 2017
Fear and hunger in Iraq's west Mosul
Baghdad (AFP) March 11, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found
Baghdad (AFP) March 12, 2017
Voiceless Iraqi coach inspires footballers
Iran Postpones Rocket Carrier Launch Fearing US Threats
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
The Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force says Iran has put off a planned launch of a rocket carrier fearing threats from the United States. Iran has put off a planned launch of a rocket carrier fearing threats from the United States, Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said. On Thursday, Hajizadeh said as cited by ... more
Seoul (AFP) Mar 12, 2017
South Korea's Moon vows 'new history' after impeachment
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
US move on North Korea tests risks China clash
Washington (AFP) March 7, 2017
Trump, Abe say North Korea threat 'entered a new stage'
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Tillerson to East Asia in shadow of North Korea threat
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
With North Korea's drive to field a nuclear-armed missile rapidly emerging as President Donald Trump's first foreign crisis, his top diplomat is heading to a nervous region. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil executive with no government experience, has yet to make an impact in Washington, where he has not even appointed a senior staff. But this week he will head as emissa ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
Punishment of rights lawyers top 2016 achievement: China
Beijing (AFP) March 13, 2017
China lawmakers draft rules against defaming 'heroes'
Sanya, China (AFP) March 13, 2017
Sun-seeking retirees flock to 'China's Florida'
.africa joins the internet
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 10, 2017
In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent. Africans who want to register a website will be able to apply for a .africa domain name in the coming months, which outgoing AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said would allow the con ... more
Conakry (AFP) March 13, 2017
Senegal extradites Guinean soldier wanted over massacre
Abuja (AFP) March 8, 2017
Nigerian military to probe rights abuse claims
Bamako (AFP) March 5, 2017
11 Malian soldiers killed in attack on border base
MDH debuts multi-mission concept helicopter
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Arizona-based MD Helicopters has debuted a single-engine concept aircraft for the military, law enforcement, emergency medical services and special operations markets. The MD 6XX, displayed at last week's HAI Heli-Expo Trade Show & Exhibition in Texas, features a number of newly designed structural elements and technologically advanced systems, the company said. "With the develop ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Lockheed Martin upgrades Airborne Multi-INT Lab
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
NASA Test Flights to Examine Technology for Improved Efficiency on Supersonic Aircraft
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Boeing to sustain South Korea's F-15 fleet
Silk Road evolved as 'grass-routes' movement
St. Louis MO (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Nearly 5,000 years ago, long before the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were traversed by Marco Polo, the foundations for these trans-Asian interaction networks were being carved by nomads moving herds to lush mountain pastures, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. "Our model shows that long-term strategies of mobility by highland nomadic herder ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 11, 2017
China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Family of Trump son-in-law in $4 bn deal with Chinese company
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
China industrial output offers fresh sign of stability
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Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 14, 2016
China data and US banks propel equities higher
Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2016
No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2016
China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown
Putin, Erdogan hail mended ties
Moscow (AFP) March 10, 2017
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday announced the "normalisation" of ties between their nations, damaged by Ankara downing one of Moscow's warplanes in 2015. "We can state with confidence that our countries have returned to the path of a true multi-tiered cooperation between partners," Putin told a press conference after the two strong ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
Manila (AFP) March 9, 2017
Chinese ships enter Philippine waters; Sri Lanka scales back China port
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan, US navies drill in East China Sea
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Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 13, 2017
At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said Monday, in a tragedy that saw entire families including children buried alive. "The rescue operation is still ongoing, security personnel and rescuers are trying their level best" to locate any possible survivors, while searching for the dead, Communication Minister Negeri Lenc ... more
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Paris (AFP) March 3, 2017
City noise linked to hearing loss: study
Dhaka (AFP) March 6, 2017
Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries
Tired but happy, Iraqis finally escape Mosul jihadists
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 9, 2017
Civilians rush down a hillside on the outskirts of Mosul to waiting Iraqi forces, tired but happy after finally being able to flee the clutches of the Islamic State group. Trapped for years inside the jihadist-ruled city, escaping residents say IS fighters are growing increasingly desperate as Iraqi forces advance on their last bastions in west Mosul. Civilians are being forced from thei ... more
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan 'piggyback' official steps down
Prague (AFP) March 10, 2017
Giant Ai Weiwei refugee installation to go on display in Prague
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum


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