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April 20, 2017
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Canada pipeline development facing headwinds



Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Delays in implementation and concerns about North American trade policies create uncertainty for the western Canadian pipeline development, analysis found. A survey from IHS Markit of the pending or proposed pipeline networks in Canada, including Keystone XL, found the review process takes more than five years on average per project. Those time delays, along with U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to reconfigure regional trade policies, leaves parts of the Canadian energy market in limbo, the ... read more

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Oil prices in stand-still mode on competing trends
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Crude oil prices were relatively even in early Wednesday trading as continued U.S. energy sector strength balances an OPEC-led production ceiling. ... more
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Hazardous chemicals go unregulated in routine oil and gas operations
Oakland CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
California and more than two dozen other states require oil and gas producers to disclose the chemicals they use during hydraulic fracturing activities, enabling scientific and public scrutiny of th ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shale gas threat to forests can be eased by consolidating infrastructure
University Park PA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians - driven by pipeline and access road construction - is the major threat posed by shale-gas development, accordin ... more
OIL AND GAS
Despite court order, Statoil upbeat about Brazil
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said its portfolio in Brazil, where it is one of the largest operators, was on solid footing despite a court-ordered injunction. ... more
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OPEC tells Russia of next production meeting
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
OPEC's secretary general confirmed to Russian media Wednesday that members of a committee reviewing an oil production deal are preparing for meetings in May. ... more
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New concept for production at Danish oil field
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
The start of production from an oil field in the Danish waters of the North Sea could serve as a testing ground for future development, a German company said. ... more
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US wants 'strong' Saudi Arabia: Mattis
Riyadh (AFP) April 19, 2017
The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh-Washington alliance. ... more
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Chinese investors launch Oman industrial project
Duqm, Oman (AFP) April 19, 2017
Chinese investors in Oman on Wednesday laid the first stone of an industrial zone in the sultanate's southern port town of Duqm under a $10.7-billion (10-billion-euro) development plan. ... more
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IMF: Russian response to low oil prices 'comprehensive'
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
The Russian economy is on the slow path to recovery as it rebounds from the shock triggered by the collapse in crude oil prices, the head of the IMF said. ... more
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U.S. gas prices continue slow rise into summer
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Most areas in the United States are seeing gains in the price for gasoline as crude oil prices move higher on market and geopolitical issues, analysis finds. ... more


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Bankruptcy leads to closure of platform offshore California
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
The pending closure of an oil installation offshore California because of a corporate bankruptcy marks a shift in state trajectory, environmentalists said. ... more
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Texas aims for diverse energy mix
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Texas is displaying national leadership with an energy sector that shows a mix between shale resources and renewables, a state regulator said. ... more
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Oil slips amid signs of continued gains from U.S. shale
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
A strong U.S. dollar and an even stronger response in the U.S. shale oil sector helped push crude oil prices into negative territory in early Tuesday trading. ... more
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Call issued to invest in West African energy sector
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Potential partners are wanted to help share the risk and potential reward from emerging assets in West Africa, African Petroleum said in an annual review. ... 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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Towards more efficient biofuels by making oil from algae
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
Dahriya (AFP) April 12, 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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Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
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Oklahoma to end tax credits for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Oklahoma is resting on its laurels in the renewable energy sector by signing legislation ending tax credits for the wind industry, the state's governor said. Gov. Mary Fallin put her signature on a bill that ends tax credits for wind power, effective July 1. In a statement, the governor said the tax credits were part of a comprehensive energy strategy that left wind accounting for more ... more
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
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Few jobs are more massive than that of building a nuclear power plant, a project that takes years and billions of dollars to complete. But once a new plant is finished, how do engineers know it will operate as designed? In October 2016, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) began full commercial operation of its Watts Bar Unit 2 (WB2) nuclear power plant, the United States' first new nuclea ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
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
Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissions
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
How hot our planet will become for a given amount of greenhouse gases is a key number in climate change. As the calculation of how much warming is locked in by a given amount of emissions, it is crucial for global policies to curb global warming. It is also one of the most hotly debated numbers in climate science. Observations in the past decade seem to suggest a value that is lower than p ... more
Nairobi (AFP) April 11, 2017
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Bejing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
How ENSO and Atlantic ADO impact East Asian winter monsoon
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it's up to us
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
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Iraqi forces treated for chemical exposure: US
Washington (AFP) April 19, 2017
Several Iraqi troops required medical treatment following a chemical weapons attack by the Islamic State group over the weekend, a US official said Wednesday. Saturdays' attack saw IS launch some sort of low-level chemical agent at the Iraqis in western Mosul as they worked alongside US and Australian military advisors, Major General Joseph Martin said. "The Iraqi security forces ... wer ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Canada deploys CH-146 helicopters to Iraq
Tehran (AFP) April 19, 2017
Iran Guards member begins work as Iraq ambassador
Baghdad (AFP) April 17, 2017
Mosul op has displaced nearly half a million: UN
Analysts try to identify N.Korean failed missile type
Washington (AFP) April 17, 2017
The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday. The Pentagon has not discussed which missile blew up "almost immediately" after launch early Sunday from near Sinpo on the North's east coast, and the White House has said only that it was a medium-range device. John Schilling, a ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
London (AFP) April 15, 2017
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuke drive; As China seeks Russian help
Seoul (AFP) April 20, 2017
Next S. Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts
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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
'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2017
The United States is deploying "a few dozen" troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry unit trained for air assaults, will mainly train and equip Somalia's army "to better fight Al-Shabab," an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, the spokeswoma ... more
Kinshasa (AFP) April 14, 2017
DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium
Lagos (AFP) April 12, 2017
Four dead in army, police clashes in Nigeria: source
Mogadishu (AFP) April 10, 2017
Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack: military
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 18, 2017
Russia conducting munitions tests for T-50 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Iran shows off homemade stealth fighter jet
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Norway tests added parachute braking system for F-35
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
China and Germany are not manipulating the value of their currencies to gain an unfair trade advantage, but both should do more to reduce their large trade surpluses with the United States, the Treasury Department said Friday. The decision was expected after President Donald Trump this week reversed himself and said China was not a currency manipulator. And although the administration's ... more
Kenosha, United States (AFP) April 18, 2017
Trump seeks headway on 'Buy American, Hire American' pledge
Beijing (AFP) April 18, 2017
IMF raises China growth forecast to 6.6% this year, 6.2% in 2018
Xiongan, China (AFP) April 16, 2017
Tears and cheers greet China's new economic zone
Trump's threatened 'armada' still far from N. Korea: official
Washington (AFP) April 18, 2017
An aircraft carrier the US Navy said was steaming toward the Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions has not yet departed, a US defense official acknowledged Tuesday. The Navy on April 8 said it was directing a naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson supercarrier to "sail north," as a "prudent measure" to deter North Korea. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on April 11 said the Vinson was ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Swedish government increases defense spending
Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm security ties as N. Korea tensions rise
Brussels (AFP) April 17, 2017
Erdogan's narrow win will quickly test EU relationship
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The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
Nepal's government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but standing in the way is a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital's roads. The rulers of Kathmandu's streets are a web of transport syndicates made up of private bus owners who have repeatedly blocked official attempts to modernise the highly inefficient bus network. Critics say th ... more
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