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March 15, 2017
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Russia reacts to steep drop in oil prices



Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
The dramatic drop in crude oil prices is in large part because of "aggressive" output in the United States, but OPEC still factors in, a Russian minister said. Crude oil prices declined 5 percent Wednesday after a federal U.S. report revealed dramatic gains in crude oil storage and production levels. The U.S. shale oil boom that evolved over the last decade put negative pressure on crude oil prices, leading to an ultimate plunge below $30 per barrel last year. That compared with a period three ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Production gains seen in some OPEC members
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Secondary sources reporting to OPEC said member states operating outside a production deal increased production last month by more than 80,000 barrels per day. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Drop in crude oil prices keep U.S. gas prices low
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
A drop in crude oil prices was a relief for U.S. consumers who saw retail gas prices drop in kind, but the relief may be short-lived, a market analysis finds. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Enbridge gets an earful over northern Michigan underwater pipeline
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Pipeline company Enbridge faced scrutiny over the integrity of a pipeline system in Michigan, though a director said a Mackinac Straits system was sound. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Crude oil prices move lower on OPEC production data
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Oil prices moved lower Tuesday, with the price for Brent threatening to break under $50 per barrel after OPEC revealed data on production cut compliance. ... more
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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. ... 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
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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
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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
OIL AND GAS
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


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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

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Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass. One of the challenges facing modern society is what it does with its waste products. As natural resources decline in abundance, using waste for energy is becoming more ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
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
Nuera Solar Announces Partnership with The Solar Village Project
Barrington RI (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Nuera Solar has announced a partnership with the Solar Village Project, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that delivers light and power to communities in Africa, India, and Polynesia. The partnership is part of the Nuera Gives Initiative, and with the partnership Nuera Solar will provide a solar power system to the Solar Village Project for each solar system that the company installs. ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
EU close to 2020 renewable energy target
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance
Lappeenranta, Finland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems
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
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Two leading organisations within the UK's nuclear industry, the Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to promote global opportunities in the nuclear industry and support UK companies to enter the sector, at a ceremony held at the Nuclear AMRC's Rotherham campus on Tue ... more
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
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
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
Paris (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Investment vital to adapting to climate change in West Africa
Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15 bn
Jerusalem (AFP) March 13, 2017
Intel will buy Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for more than $15 billion (14 billion euros), the companies said Monday, in a deal signalling the US computer chip giant's commitment to technology for self-driving vehicles. Israeli media reported that the deal worth approximately $15.3 billion was the largest ever cross-border acquisition for an Israeli tech firm. It comes with Intel and Mo ... more
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Trump in Detroit this week to talk cars and deregulation
San Francisco (AFP) March 12, 2017
California gives green light to self-driving car tests
San Francisco (AFP) March 12, 2017
Driving change: Travis Kalanick, the force behind Uber
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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 14, 2017
Iraq forces retake Mosul train station
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
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
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
US move on North Korea tests risks China clash
Seoul (AFP) Mar 12, 2017
South Korea's Moon vows 'new history' after impeachment
Washington (AFP) March 7, 2017
Trump, Abe say North Korea threat 'entered a new stage'
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 14, 2017
'Tell it like it is': China delegate rips meek Congress
Beijing (AFP) March 13, 2017
China lawmakers draft rules against defaming 'heroes'
Senegal extradites Guinean soldier wanted over massacre
Conakry (AFP) March 13, 2017
A Guinean soldier wanted over the massacre of more than 150 people in a Conakry stadium has been extradited, ending years on the run in neighbouring Senegal and paving the way for his trial. Aboubakar Sidiki Diakite, also known as Toumba Diakite, was an aide de camp to Guinean coup leader Dadis Camara when 157 people were killed in September 2009 at an opposition rally. Witnesses reporte ... more
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 10, 2017
.africa joins the internet
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
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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
Chinese premier warns US against 'trade war'
Beijing (AFP) March 15, 2017
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday warned the United States against starting a trade war while expressing optimism that the world's two largest economies could keep relations steady despite frictions in the Trump era. "We don't want to see any trade war breaking out between the two countries. That wouldn't make our trade fairer," Li told reporters at a press conference closing China's a ... more
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
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
Ivanka Trump is exception to dad's 'Buy American' rule
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
NATO head says more defence spending 'essential' to US ties
Brussels (AFP) March 13, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday told allies to boost defence spending, as demanded by US President Donald Trump, if they want to preserve crucial transatlantic defence ties. "This is essential for the continued strength of the transatlantic bond on which our alliance is founded," Stoltenberg said in NATO's 2016 annual report. "For almost 70 years the unique partnership between Euro ... more
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Moscow apparently has forces at base in Egypt
Manila (AFP) March 13, 2017
Chinese ships allowed to survey Philippine territory: Duterte
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
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Polluted air causing early deaths in fossil-fuelled Balkans
Tuzla, Bosnia And Herzegovina (AFP) March 15, 2017
Stuck between a landfill and a coal-fired power plant, residents of the Bosnian village of Divkovici are dying of asphyxia, poisoned by some of the most polluted air in Europe. "In a few years, it will be like Chernobyl here: houses without souls," said unemployed Goran Stojak. His father died last year of lung cancer, and he is afraid to undergo medical tests for fear of "bad news". His ... more
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 14, 2017
Death toll from Ethiopia landslide reaches 72
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 13, 2017
Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Nepal police demolish camp for earthquake displaced
Kathmandu (AFP) March 14, 2017
Nepal police Tuesday demolished the largest remaining settlement of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that struck nearly two years ago, a move that will leave hundreds homeless. Around 100 families were still living in the camp in Kathmandu when police wearing riot gear used bulldozers to flatten the bamboo and tarpaulin structures. "The gods will curse the government. We don't h ... more
Prague (AFP) March 10, 2017
Giant Ai Weiwei refugee installation to go on display in Prague
Hamam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) March 14, 2017
After fleeing homes, Iraqis near Mosul wait for tents
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum


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