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April 16, 2017
OIL AND GAS
U.S. offshore oil production on the rise



Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
With two oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico starting production this year, and five on tap for 2018, offshore production is set to increase, a U.S. report found. Eight new fields in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico started producing oil last year, leading to a high-water mark of 1.6 million barrels per day, beating the previous record set in 2009 by 44,000 bpd. By January, regional offshore production was up another half million barrels on a daily basis. A March report from analytical ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Gas at $3 per gallon could hurt U.S. economy
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The U.S. national average price for a gallon of gasoline would need to move close to $3 before it starts having a negative economic impact, an analyst said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia takes conservative approach on the price of oil
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Russia is taking a conservative approach to the price of oil, pegging its scenario for growth at $40 per barrel for the nation's benchmark Urals crude oil. ... more
OIL AND GAS
More oil on the market than last year, a report finds
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Higher oil prices mean more production from the United States, leaving the global market with more oil than last year, the International Energy Agency said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Alberta takes economic and trade message to Asia
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The economies of Asia are eager for some of Canada's top export commodities like energy and petrochemicals, the country's trade minister said. ... more
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As Moscow expands, property boom sparks local ire
Mytishchi, Russia (AFP) April 16, 2017
Property developers are racing to build up prime land in Moscow's leafy outskirts with plans that involve razing entire villages and felling acres of forest. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia tapping deeper into Arctic oil basin
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Russian oil company Gazprom Neft said it finished drilling a new production well at one of its flagship fields above the Arctic Circle. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil stimulating the economy of Ghana, IMF says
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The economic prospects for emerging West African oil player Ghana are encouraging given the large increase in production, the International Monetary Fund said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran vows to match Qatar in terms of overall energy production
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Iran could go tit-for-tat on production trends with Qatar given recent developments at a Persian Gulf oil and gas field, the Iranian oil minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices relatively flat after mixed report on supply and demand
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Crude oil prices got modest support early in the trading day Thursday on signs of a balancing market, though the devil may be in the details. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shell claims low-carbon edge
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
One of the largest oil companies in the world, Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it was focused on a low-carbon strategy that was geared toward long-term growth. ... more


Russia plans to cut oil output by 300,000 barrels per day

OIL AND GAS
No end in sight for rally on crude oil prices
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
There was no end to the sustained rally in crude oil prices early Wednesday as OPEC chatter adds to the support emerging from geopolitical tensions. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norwegian company Aker BP posts production gains
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Aker BP, a merger of Norwegian energy companies and a national subsidiary of BP, said Wednesday its first quarter production was up nearly 15 percent. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Anticipating hazards from fracking-induced earthquakes in Canada and US
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
As hydraulic fracturing operations expand in Canada and in some parts of the United States, researchers at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting are taking a closer look a ... more
OIL AND GAS
Florida lawmaker fending off calls for oil and gas drilling
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Amid calls for more oil and gas drilling, a Democratic senator in Florida said he was "beating back" pressure for exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. ... more

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For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source
Dahriya (AFP) April 12, 2017
Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini's family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some houses. They discovered the idea during trips abroad and decided cow dung that would otherwise mainly ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Gripen fighter completes test flights using 100 percent biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol
Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Powerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization "#GetChargedUp" to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans. "I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Nino ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
IEA: India needs diverse investments in renewables
Treviso, Italy (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Upsolar Introduces its Floating Solar Technology to Europe
Livermore CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Americans use more clean energy in 2016
German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Technology for wind energy could use fixed-wing or sails for power in a way that would make deployment easier for deep waters, a German company said. German energy company E.ON said it made an investment commitment with Ampyx Power to test so-called airborne wind energy technology. "This novel technology has the potential to transform the global offshore wind generation market as ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Mega-wind farm offshore Denmark clears hurdle
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, AREVA NP will provide refueling, steam generator and specialty non-destructive examination services, inspection and reactor coolant pump services that support the Farley plant in providing carbon-free ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
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Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Nairobi (AFP) April 11, 2017
Drought and conflict have pushed the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen to the brink of famine, and a lack of aid funding means many could starve to death, the UN said Tuesday. More than 20 million people are at risk of famine in Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria, a tragedy already affecting 100,000 people in war-torn South Sudan. Worldwide, Africa has been hardest hit by famine in recent decade ... more
Rochester NY (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years ago
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Performance of the RegCM4 regional climate model over China
Bejing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
How ENSO and Atlantic ADO impact East Asian winter monsoon
GM to ramp up self-driving effort in Silicon Valley
New York (AFP) April 14, 2017
General Motors is boosting its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco. The largest US automaker made the announcement Thursday, amid a race in the industry on autonomous vehicle research. While GM is already testing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise Automation unit in California, Arizona and Michigan, the new ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars
U.S. State Department approves training, support package for Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A possible U.S. Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of pilot and maintenance training and contractor support services has won approval from the State Department. The possible sales deal is worth an estimated $1.06 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency following its required notification to Congress. "The proposed sale of training and support services will improve the Ir ... more
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over
Najaf, Iraq (AFP) April 11, 2017
Iraq's Sadr warns Assad could share Kadhafi's fate
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) April 9, 2017
First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraq's main Christian town
Russia to upgrade Iskander-M missile
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation announced plans to upgrade the country's Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems on Tuesday. Speaking with the TASS news agency, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said his company aims to deliver an improved tactical missile to the Kremlin by 2020. "In accordance with the adopted strategy of the cluster Armaments within ten years we are goin ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
Pyongyang (AFP) April 13, 2017
Kim centre stage as tensions mount
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang
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Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
Four dead in army, police clashes in Nigeria: source
Lagos (AFP) April 12, 2017
A bloody clash between the army and police in Nigeria's restive northeastern Yobe state on Wednesday left one soldier and three police dead, a security source told AFP. The police confirmed the fracas in the state capital of Damaturu, but did not say if there were casualties. "The Nigeria police force is abreast of the unfortunate incident that occurred in the early hours of today 12th ... more
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2017
'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon
Mogadishu (AFP) April 10, 2017
Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack: military
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: study
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Aviation poised for 'third revolution': Airbus boss
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
The aerospace industry is on the brink of a "third revolution" and Airbus boss Tom Enders is determined his giant company will play a leading role in its future. "I do genuinely believe that we are at a point where those technological changes and breakthroughs in electric propulsion, autonomous flight, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new materials, all come together, plus the data ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. F-35s to make first operational deployment in Europe
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
Airbus talks with military plane clients 'constructive': Enders
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets $372 million contract mod for F-35 work
China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom (AFP) April 10, 2017
First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Santiago (AFP) April 10, 2017
Chile, China start talks to expand trade deal
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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
NATO essential but allies must pay up says Trump; Ryan to visit next week
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
NATO is the "bulwark of international peace and security" but its European members "must pay what they owe," US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday alongside the political head of the military alliance. Reversing some of his campaign rhetoric, Trump told a joint news conference that NATO "is no longer obsolete" and hailed its role in the fight "against terrorism." But he renewed his ... more
Warsaw (AFP) April 12, 2017
As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard
Orzysz, Poland (AFP) April 13, 2017
Poland hails 'historic' NATO battalion launch
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Trump flipflops on NATO, China, Russia, Syria, trade and more
Polluted London sets its sights on cars
London (AFP) April 9, 2017
Gone are the days of London's "pea souper" smogs, but like many European cities, the British capital is once again being choked by pollution - and has road traffic firmly in its sights. In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated London for five days, bringing the city to a standstill as soot-filled clouds descended onto the streets and into people's lungs, leaving more than 12,000 dead. The cri ... more
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
Road salt runoff threatens US, Canada lakes: study
Shanghai (AFP) April 6, 2017
Shanghai river clean-up leaves boat-dwellers in limbo
Dhaka (AFP) April 6, 2017
Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places
Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines
Jerusalem (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
The need for safe and efficient technologies for detecting buried landmines and unexploded ordnance is a humanitarian issue of immense global proportions. About half a million people around the world are suffering from mine-inflicted injuries, and each year an additional 15 to 20 thousand more people are injured or killed by these devices. More than 100 million such devices are still buried in o ... more
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) April 10, 2017
Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
World's oldest dental fillings found in Italy
New York NY (AFP) Apr 12, 2017
US says ending UN mission in Haiti is a 'strong example'


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