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May 18, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Italy, Russia energy companies firm up partnerships



Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Italian energy company Eni said Wednesday it signed an agreement with a Russian energy company to explore opportunities, including in Egyptian gas. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi met in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi with his counterpart at Russian energy company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The meeting consolidated previous agreements for the joint development of exploration activities in the Russian Barents Sea and Black Sea, and will underpin further oppo ... read more

OIL AND GAS
AAA: 1M more people expected to travel for Memorial Day this year
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Though gas prices are up about 5 percent from last year, motor club AAA finds U.S. road traffic during the Memorial Day weekend will be heavier than last year. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Support for OPEC production cut lifts oil prices early Wednesday
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Support for an extended OPEC-led effort to balance the market with production declines helped boost oil prices Wednesday despite a build in U.S. supplies. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil found in northern Kenya
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Africa-focused energy company Tullow Oil said Wednesday it made an oil discovery in a region of Kenya thought to contain at least 750 million barrels of oil. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Israeli partners report earnings after first gas shipments to Jordan
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
The draw on one of the largest natural gas fields offshore Israel should peak this year as Jordan takes its first deliveries, Delek Drilling and Avner Oil said. ... more
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German company says sanctions opened Iranian energy doors
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
A German industrial equipment company said it was set firmly in the Iranian oil and gas sector because of the easing of economic sanctions. ... more
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Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought
York, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
A study, published in Nature, has shown that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50 percent. Th ... more
OIL AND GAS
BP sees energy sector mixing, though oil still has a role
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Though fossil fuels will continue to have a role in the global energy mix, a pillar of growth for BP is low-carbon opportunities, CEO Bob Dudley said Wednesday. ... more
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Ancient olive trees make way for pipeline
Rome (AFP) May 16, 2017
A batch of centuries-old olive trees in southern Italy have been moved out of the way of a controversial new pipeline in a dead-of-night operation that required the deployment of dozens of police. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Canada blocked climate change audit: official
Ottawa (AFP) May 16, 2017
Canada's auditor general blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government Tuesday for effectively blocking an audit of efforts to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies in the fight against climate change. ... more
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RBC: Iran is the oil wild card
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
With presidential elections coming Friday, and an assertive U.S. president in play, Iran is the wild card in the global crude oil game, analysis found. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
U.S. gas prices stable despite market headwinds
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
U.S. retail gasoline prices continued to move in the favor of consumers over the last week despite increases in oil prices and demand, AAA found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Global market balanced, but there are a lot of 'ifs'
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
The world market for oil was nearly balanced during the first quarter, though U.S. oil production and Middle East gains complicate the issue, the IEA said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices extend rally, with Brent topping $52 per barrel
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Indications that global crude oil levels were near balance and support from Kuwait for an extended production cap sent oil prices higher early Tuesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kuwait next to back oil production cap extension
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Kuwait is in full support of extending a multilateral crude oil production cap into the early part of next year, the country's oil minister said Tuesday. ... more



Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced
College Station TX (SPX) May 15, 2017
The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A and M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station. In addition to sequencing the genome, ... more
Lancaster, UK (SPX) May 11, 2017
New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels
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
Beaumont Solar Announces the Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit to Solar Industry
New Bedford MA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Beaumont Solar has announced their Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit. The rush to meet certain tax incentives and regulatory deadlines demands such a process that delivers on-time, on-budget performance. Additionally, state electrical board regulations requiring 1:1 or 3:2 electrician licensing ratios and the pressure to build to exacting standards with low cost yet high quality resources creates a ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) May 18, 2017
A record year for Swedish leading solar energy technology provider Midsummer
London, UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Solar power not a favorite for New Zealand
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
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India on Wednesday said it will develop 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity, as it looks to ramp up clean energy generation. The federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the plan to built the pressurised heavy water reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts, more than double the country's current atomic power ge ... more
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) May 18, 2017
Coatings for nuclear fuel preventing explosions in reactors, developed at TPU
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
India gets bonds to help tackle climate change
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
More than $40 million in bonds are available to help India, one of the world's leading economies, address challenges from climate change, a bank said. The Asian Development Bank said it raised $47 million in bonds due in February 2021 that will help drive capital toward climate change mitigation projects in India. "In today's markets, green bonds are an increasingly important sou ... more
Paris (AFP) May 17, 2017
The EU: What happened to climate's poster child; Canada blocks audit change
Luanda (AFP) May 17, 2017
Drought affects 1.4 million in Angola: UNICEF
Bonn (AFP) May 18, 2017
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GM announces drive for sustainable rubber
Detroit (AFP) May 15, 2017
General Motors said Monday it was moving toward sustainable rubber production for the cars and trucks it produces every year, reducing contributions to deforestation in Southeast Asia and South America. Steven Kiefer, senior vice president for global purchasing and supply chain, said the move would push the auto industry and its supply chain towards "net-zero deforestation." The new pol ... more
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2017
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 17, 2017
Volvo says may pull brake on diesel engines
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
Brisk business for Mosul's first post-IS liquor store
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 16, 2017
Abu Haidar tries to keep a low profile and there is no sign on his shop, the first liquor store to reopen in Mosul since the jihadists were beaten back. But it's hard not to notice the steady stream of customers walking out with black plastic bags filled with Turkish beer, Iraqi arak liquor and cheap whisky. The young man said he could get up to 1,000 customers a day at his tiny shop in ... more
Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) May 15, 2017
Rescued 'human shields' tell of Mosul horror
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 16, 2017
IS 'on brink of defeat' after losing 90% of west Mosul: officers
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) May 15, 2017
Militants kill two Iraqi police in anti-IS stronghold
ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
An ICBM launch facility has undergone its first comprehensive programmed depot maintenance since the facility's activation in 1962. The maintenance of the launch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana consisted of a complete overhaul of parts to ensure equipment meets military standards and requirements. The work was conducted by the 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron, w ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
Seoul (AFP) May 16, 2017
N. Korea takes leap with missile test: analysts
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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
I.Coast rebel troops end mutiny as deal inked
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 16, 2017
Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast said Tuesday they were ending a four-day mutiny which drew in troops from across the country after reaching agreement with the government over a wages dispute. News of the deal was confirmed by a spokesman for the disgruntled troops, who said their financial demands had been met, ending a dispute which began in January. "We have found a basis for agreement. ... more
Abuja (AFP) May 16, 2017
Nigeria army chief warns troops about 'politicking'
Bamako (AFP) May 18, 2017
UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali
Nairobi (AFP) May 12, 2017
Wounded author Kuki Gallmann vows return to Kenyan ranch
Typhoon and Hawk jets delivered to Oman by BAE
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
The first models of the Eurofighter and Hawk trainer aircraft have been delivered to Oman in a formal ceremony. It was held by BAE Systems Air & Information division in the United Kingdom. A delegation of more than 100 invited guests witnessed the ceremony in Warton, Lancashire. One of the key attendees was Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Saudi, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs for the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
New ejection seat allows Air Force to lift F-35 pilot weight restriction
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
A-29 chosen for USAF assessment
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
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
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
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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
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
'No disruption' in ally relationships: Mattis
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Davao, Philippines (AFP) May 16, 2017
Philippines' Duterte open to South China Sea deals
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Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found. The study, just published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, points out that low hedges reduce the impact of pollution from vehicles in cityscapes where there are large buildings close to roads, ... more
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