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June 14, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Shell payment disclosures welcomed, but with caveats



London (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Required transparency disclosures from Royal Dutch Shell are welcomed, but the disclosures are not widespread, advocates said Tuesday. Shell released details on payments made to more than two dozen governments in countries where it does business. The disclosure obliges with requirements made by the British government in 2014. "Shell believes that transparency is an essential tool in building trust in tax systems," Chief Financial Officer Jessica Uhl said in a statement. "Society expects ... read more

OIL AND GAS
No change in oil production plans, Kazakh oil company says
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Kazakhstan, a party to an OPEC-led market balance agreement, has no plans to modify its production plans, a spokesperson for an energy company said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Canadian oil hike puts Trudeau climate action in doubt
Montreal (AFP) June 13, 2017
Oil companies said Tuesday they planned to ramp up their output in Canada, throwing a wrench in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Canada turns economic corner, but oil headwinds remain
Montreal (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Inflation in Canada is running lower than targeted by the country's central bank, though a governor there said the economy has adjusted to lower oil prices. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Anti-trust issues cleared for Baker Hughes, GE merger
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
An agreement with the U.S. Justice Department means the close of the merger between General Electric and Baker Hughes is imminent, the companies announced. ... more
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OIL AND GAS
Flooded markets mean low gas prices for U.S. commuters
Dallas (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
The gasoline market in the United States is flooded, meaning most consumers are paying less at the pump than they were last year, AAA reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil markets slow to balance, OPEC economists say
Geneva (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Pulling the market for crude oil back into balance is taking longer than expected even as demand growth accelerates, OPEC said in a monthly report. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Balance delays, inequality push oil prices lower
New York (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Concerns about disproportionate economic growth and expectations of the slow return to energy market balance bruised crude oil prices early Tuesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Subsea pipelines offer shelter to important commercial fish species in Australia
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
For conservationists and environmentalists, pipelines and the oil they carry are mostly viewed as a threat to ecological health. But new research suggests they serve as a safe haven for important commercial fish species off the coast of northwest Australia. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kuwaiti media: Deeper OPEC cuts may be needed
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
An OPEC-led agreement to balance the market with production declines is under threat from U.S. oil and Middle East producers, state media in Kuwait reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Democrats aim to block Atlantic energy surveys
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
The process to open parts of the Atlantic Ocean up for energy exploration is ill-advised and lacks transparency, a group of Senate Democrats said. ... more


Crude oil market looks past last week's nosedive

OIL AND GAS
Business as usual, Qatar Petroleum said
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
All available resources were deployed to offset risks to the global energy supply from the diplomatic row over Qatar, the national energy company said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Report: Big oil could find portfolio balance with renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
The world's biggest oil and gas companies could capitalize on renewable energy momentum and decrease portfolio risk, a consultant group found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran prioritizes development of shared oil fields
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Tapping into the oil reservoirs straddling Iran's land and maritime borders are among the top priorities for the year, a deputy minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Nanoparticles and magnets offer new, efficient method of removing oil from water
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
When oil mixes with or enters into water, conventional methods of cleaning the water and removing the oil can be challenging, expensive and environmentally risky. But researchers in the Cockrell Sch ... more



Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. Recycled polycarbonat ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
To understand the nature of something extremely complex, you often have to study its smallest parts. In trying to decipher the universe, for example, we search for gravitational waves or faint waves of light from the Big Bang. And to comprehend the very essence of matter itself, we break it down to the subatomic level and use computer simulations to study particles like quarks and gluons. ... more
Cayce SC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
SCE and G Launches South Carolina's Largest Community Solar Program
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
US official backs clean energy cooperation with China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
U.S. solar power gaining momentum
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials can be done from a remote distance. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor Eunmi Choi of Na ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change deal, Britain's new environment minister said on Tuesday. "I think he is wrong. I think that we need international cooperation in order to deal with climate change," said Michael Gove, who was appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend. Gove, who has himself come under criticism ... more
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China rolls out green carpet for California on climate
Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence
San Francisco (AFP) June 14, 2017
Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination ... more
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
San Francisco (AFP) June 12, 2017
Uber loses key executive as inquiry report looms
San Francisco (AFP) June 13, 2017
Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology
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Terrified civilians hide from gunfire in Mosul pre-school
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 13, 2017
The bullets of jihadists rain down outside the Mosul kindergarten, where dozens of terrified Iraqi civilians are sheltering from fighting in their northern city. Confused, scared and exhausted, the civilians - mostly women, including one in a wheelchair - huddle in the pre-school after Iraqi forces brought them in for protection. The sounds of sniper fire, air strikes, and shelling ech ... more
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2017
Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 12, 2017
Down to the river for youths from Iraq's embattled Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 9, 2017
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
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Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China. Taiwan and Hong Kong are thorns in Beijing's side - both saw huge anti-China protests in 2014, known respectively as the Sunflower Movement and Umbrella Movement. Ties with self-ruli ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
China web users take aim at property clampdown
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France on Friday sought to address US reservations over its request that the United Nations authorize an African military force tasked with fighting jihadists in the Sahel region. Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger - which make up the G5 - agreed in March to set up a special counter-terrorism operation of 5,000 troops for the Sahel region. On Tuesday, France presented a dra ... more
Bamako (AFP) June 10, 2017
UN peacekeeper death toll rises after Mali jihadist attack
Tunis (AFP) June 12, 2017
Tunisian soldier dead after landmine blast
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft is undergoing testing at Benfield Anechoic Facility, or BAF, to ensure that it meets Federal Aviation Administration regulations and certifications requirements, the U.S. Air Force announced this week. The testing will also determine how resistant the KC-46A is to electromagnetic fields and other environmental factors using Department of Defense ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
Yangon (AFP) June 7, 2017
Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
F-35 flights grounded at Arizona base because of health concerns
China-backed bank boasts rising lending power
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to more than double its lending power for regional projects over the next five years, a top executive said, denying it was an arm of the Communist Party. The brainchild of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the multilateral financial institution was launched in January 2016 to counter Western dominance of the World Bank and the Interna ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Sydney (AFP) June 13, 2017
Crown staff charged in China gambling crackdown
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China factory output rises in May but officials guarded
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge, after he failed to endorse it in a speech in Brussels last month. Amid worries by Washington's European partners that the US leader had not fully bought into the Atlantic alliance, Trump told reporters: "I'm committing the United States to Article Five. Certainly we are there to p ... more
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 9, 2017
India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc
Prague (AFP) June 9, 2017
Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection
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'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
Tunisia on Tuesday launched a special "green police" unit aimed at dealing with the proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened dramatically since the 2011 revolution. "May God help you - it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups. The North African country's rubbish woes have wo ... more
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
A mass food poisoning at a camp for displaced Iraqi civilians outside Mosul has left hundreds of people requiring urgent treatment, the UN and Iraqi officials said Tuesday. Health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr had told AFP that there were 752 cases of food poisoning and two deaths, a woman and child, at the Hasansham camp. And UN migration agency spokesman Joel Millman had confirmed th ... more
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Ruskie Piaski, Pologne (AFP) June 12, 2017
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Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians


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