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May 15, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Sesame oil, opening the door to sustainable lubricants



Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
Sesame oil might make a viable and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Sabarinath Sankaran Nair, Kumarapillai Prabhakaran Nair, and Perikinalil Krishnan Rajendrakumar of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India, explain that there is a pressing need to find alternatives to the mineral oils curr ... read more

OIL AND GAS
China in line for LNG from the United States
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Chinese companies can negotiate for long-term contracts to source liquefied natural gas from U.S. suppliers, the U.S. Commerce Department said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Bank of Canada: Oil and politics create growth obstacles
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Lower commodity prices and political developments in Europe and the United States make for an uncertain economic future, the Bank of Canada said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Riyadh backs Equatorial Guinea as new OPEC member
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Equatorial Guinea has a role to play in oil market stabilization efforts and has support to become a member of OPEC, the Saudi Arabian government said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Funding for giant Israeli gas field to be tapped
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Parties to the development of the Leviathan natural gas field off the coast of Israel said they're ready to tap into a loan to facilitate momentum. ... more
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More oil expected from Kazakhstan
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Kazakhstan could add at least another quarter million barrels of oil per day to the market through new field development, a country assessment found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices extend rally for weekly gain of more than 4 percent
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Optimism that some of the glut of oil could be evaporating gave crude oil prices more support Friday, though U.S. economic data could drag on momentum. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norwegian gas field slow to develop
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
An effort to find new reserves in the northern part of a field once described as a gas priority in the Norwegian Sea came up empty, the government said Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Sacked South Sudan army chief returns to Juba
Juba (AFP) May 13, 2017
Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong, returned to the capital Juba on Saturday claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he'd never had any intention of rebelling. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Scotland pressed to exploit onshore oil and gas reserves
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenue could come from the onshore oil and gas sector in Scotland, a report published Thursday found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OMV first quarter production at 10-year high
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Austrian energy group OMV said Thursday that net production during the first quarter hit a 10-year high on strong gains from Norway and Libya. ... more


Oil prices extend rally to hold above $50 per barrel

OIL AND GAS
Lundin taps new appraisal well in the Barents Sea
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
The fourth well drilled in an oil and gas discovery in the Barents Sea should serve as a reference point for further work, Lundin Petroleum said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Democratic senators snubbed with Atlantic energy move
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
A move to open up parts of the Atlantic to oil and gas activity by the Trump administration went against regional interests, a letter shows. ... more
OIL AND GAS
An Arctic oil spill is a security concern, U.S. says
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Shipping and the possibility of an oil spill in Arctic waters is a security concern for parties to a multilateral monitoring committee, a U.S. official said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices inch lower as market sentiment turns bearish
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Crude oil prices edged lower early Tuesday with bearish sentiments becoming entrenched as trends outside an OPEC-led balance effort add to supply-side concerns. ... more



New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels
Lancaster, UK (SPX) May 11, 2017
Future Americano, cappuccino and latte drinkers could help produce the raw material for a greener biofuel that would reduce our reliance on diesel from fossil fuels. Purpose-grown feedstocks (used to extract oils) for biodiesels are controversial because of their cost and the demand they place on land and water. However, spent coffee grounds, which have a high calorific value, offer a good ... more
Hong Kong, China (SPX) May 11, 2017
Enhancing the efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel production
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Biomass powering U.S. military base
Washington DC (SPX) May 04, 2017
Turning chicken poop and weeds into biofuel
Solar power not a favorite for New Zealand
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Solar power isn't the best option for New Zealand compared with other renewables, but the opportunity could emerge as costs decline, a minister said. An annual review of the New Zealand energy sector from the International Energy Agency described the country as a "success story" for its ability to advance on low-carbon options like hydro-electric power and geothermal energy, all without ... more
Houghton MI (SPX) May 11, 2017
Installing solar to combat national security risks in the power grid
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) May 11, 2017
New technology generates power from polluted air
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Atomic-scale study could pave the way for better, longer-lasting solar cells
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Cornell University and Duke University is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new research offers insight into previously unknown ... more
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa will relaunch plans to build nuclear power plants by signing new agreements with several countries, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said Saturday. A court in Cape Town last month ruled the government had failed to allow adequate public consultation for preliminary agreements with Russia, South Korea and the United States for the construction of eight reactors. Struggling to ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) May 10, 2017
Tunnel collapse at US nuclear site raises safety concerns
Los Angeles (AFP) May 10, 2017
Tunnel collapses at US nuke site, no radiation leak
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Plutonium research to aid nuclear cleanup techniques
Tillerson: Trump will not rush US climate policy review
Fairbanks, United States (AFP) May 11, 2017
President Donald Trump will not rush his review of US climate change policy and will do what is best for the United States, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday. Tillerson is hosting the Arctic Council, where many delegates from some of the countries most affected by global warming were hoping for a renewed US commitment to reduce emissions. "In the United States, we are curren ... more
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 15, 2017
Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) May 15, 2017
Shelf sediments reveal climate shifts through the eons
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US cities, states mobilize against climate change without Trump
South Korea building world's largest test site for self-driving cars
Washington DC (UPI) May 10, 2017
South Korea plans to open the world's largest test site for self-driving cars in October, government officials said. K-City, an 88-acre site, is under construction and will provide testing ground as large as a city, according the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport said. K-City will be twice the size of MCity, the vehicle testing site in Ann Arbor, Mich. But it wi ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
Chicago IL (SPX) May 12, 2017
Experiments show that a few self-driving cars can dramatically improve traffic flow
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Number of civilians fleeing Mosul swells: aid group
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 13, 2017
The number of people fleeing the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul is reaching new highs and the condition of the displaced civilians is deteriorating, an aid group said Saturday. Iraq forces are battling the Islamic State group in the western half of Mosul and nearing a final push to root out the jihadists from their last redoubts in its Old City. A large number of civilians - around ... more
Baghdad (AFP) May 11, 2017
Jihadists snaring starving civilians in Mosul death trap
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) May 11, 2017
Iraq forces launch anti-IS push in western desert
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) May 7, 2017
IS attack on Kurdish base in Iraq kills two
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalise the economy has not materialised, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election. The figures say it all - President Hassan Rouhani wanted $50 billion a year in foreign investment to reach his target of eight-percent growth. But since the nuclear deal came into force i ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 14, 2017
N. Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US
Washington (AFP) May 10, 2017
CIA forms special unit focused on North Korea threat
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Moon's win shows 'longing' for change: N.Korean envoy
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China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
Wounded author Kuki Gallmann vows return to Kenyan ranch
Nairobi (AFP) May 12, 2017
Blood was already pooling in the seat of her car when a second bullet tore through the driver's door and thumped into Kuki Gallmann's abdomen. "It felt like a punch," the 73-year-old author and conservationist said this week, speaking for the first time since being wounded a fortnight ago by suspected illegal herders on her 88,000-acre (36,000 hectare) ranch in Kenya's central highlands. ... more
Abidjan (AFP) May 12, 2017
Gunfire as I.Coast troops resume protest despite 'apology'
Tunis (AFP) May 10, 2017
Army to protect Tunisia economy from protests: president
Abidjan (AFP) May 12, 2017
Ivory Coast's rebel soldiers apologise to president
NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA completed its third mid-latitude Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) flight at 11:24 p.m. EDT, Saturday, May 6, after 12 days, 4 hours and 34 minutes aloft. Flight controllers at NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, conducted a controlled flight termination of the balloon, which slowly descended back to Earth impacting in the South Pacific Ocean about 200 miles south of ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 12, 2017
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Rolls-Royce to provide logistical, engineering support for the KC-130J
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Boeing receives Apache remanufacturing contract for UK
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. "We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to import," Ahuja said as he listed the frustrations entrepreneurs still encounter since the government launched i ... more
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Kathmandu (AFP) May 12, 2017
Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan
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Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
Sri Lanka refuse Chinese submarine docking: official
Brussels (AFP) May 12, 2017
Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources
Beijing (AFP) May 13, 2017
China tells the world bedtime stories in propaganda drive
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Noise created by humans is pervasive in US protected areas
Fort Collins CO (SPX) May 09, 2017
Protected areas in the United States, representing 14 percent of the land mass, provide places for respite, recreation, and natural resource conservation. However, noise pollution poses novel threats to these protected areas, according to a first-of-its-kind study from scientists at Colorado State University and the U.S. National Park Service. Researchers found that noise pollution was twi ... more
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