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June 16, 2017
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Norway says it's not even close to done as an oil and gas producer



Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Norway is one of the top oil and natural gas producers in the world and isn't even close to reaching its full potential, a national report found. Norway is one of the region's largest oil and gas producers and sends nearly all of its offshore output to the export market. The government reported net cash flow from the first quarter at $4.2 million, better than the fourth quarter by more than 80 percent. Year-over-year, however, the revenue was down about 6 percent. The government reported ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Slow growth, low price of oil raising economic concern in Russia
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
As oil prices lose their grip on $50 per barrel, polling data published in Russian media Thursday show the state of the economy is a growing public concern. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Demand factors drag crude oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Consumer demand concerns emerged to bruise crude oil prices in early Thursday trading despite upbeat sentiments on the world's largest economy. ... more
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Production efficiency improves for offshore British oil and gas
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
The efficiency of oil and gas operations off the British coast has improved and equates to millions of barrels in additional output, the government said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Some EU members have work to do on low-carbon economy
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Hungary, a member of the European Union, is taking strides to cut emissions, but still has a long ways to go, the head of the International Energy Agency said. ... more
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HRW: Equatorial Guinea, the next member of OPEC, mismanaging wealth
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
The next member of OPEC - Equatorial Guinea - is neglecting social welfare amid dwindling revenue and resources, Human Rights Watch said. ... more
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Judge orders environmental review of Dakota oil pipeline
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
A federal judge ordered an environmental review of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday in a dramatic twist that opens the possibility that the project could be halted. ... more
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US moves to reassure Qatar with arms sale, joint exercise
Doha (AFP) June 15, 2017
The United States agreed a $12-billion warplane sale to Qatar and began manoeuvres with its military Thursday, re-affirming support for the emirate in the throes of a diplomatic crisis with its neighbours. ... more
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Venezuela mobs kick, burn thieves in lynching epidemic
Caracas (AFP) June 16, 2017
Swearing in fury, the crowd strips the man naked and stomps on his head as he sprawls on the ground. ... more
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US Navy boats in Qatar for joint exercise
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Two US Navy vessels arrived in the Gulf on Wednesday for a joint exercise with Qatar's fleet, according to Doha state media. ... more
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Oil prices under strain from supply-side pressures
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Crude oil prices were under strain again in early Wednesday trading after the International Energy Agency reported headwinds for a balanced market. ... more


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Senior Venezuela official quits over crisis reforms
Caracas (AFP) June 14, 2017
A Venezuelan retired general said Wednesday he had resigned from a top defense advisory body over the government's contested constitutional reforms, the latest sign of division in the ruling camp. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libya sees oil production gains ahead
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
An agreement with German energy company Wintershall means Libya has a better chance of meeting oil production goals, a national oil company said. ... more
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Market balance delayed, International Energy Agency says
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Pressure from U.S. oil production and some OPEC members mean market balancing is stalled, the International Energy Agency reported Thursday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
French energy company ENGIE marks first for LNG as a fuel
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said a vessel it has docked at a port in Belgium is the first to provide ship-to-ship supplies for liquefied natural gas as a fuel. ... more



Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonates from sugars offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional polycarbonate from BPA, however the process uses a ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
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
Photopower for microlabs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers ... more
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
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
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
A Japanese court Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the government's pro-atomic push. Local residents lost their bid for an injunction to block the refiring of the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Genkai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan on safety grounds, according to a district court official. Th ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Understanding multi-decadal global warming rate changes
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
A long-standing mystery is that, despite the persistently increased greenhouse gases emissions throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the globally-averaged surface temperature has shown distinct multi-decadal fluctuations since 1900, including two weak global warming slowdowns in the mid-twentieth century and early twenty-first century and two strong global warming accelerati ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
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
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
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
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Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 15, 2017
Iraqi women walk freely around a street market in Mosul, their hair wrapped in brightly coloured scarves and face uncovered after police banned the conservative black veil mandatory under jihadist rule. Iraqi forces, who have retaken eastern Mosul from the Islamic State group after three years of jihadist rule, have banned the face veil as part of a package of measures to curb jihadist attac ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 13, 2017
Terrified civilians hide from gunfire in Mosul pre-school
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 14, 2017
Ramadan comes with bitter taste for families of Iraq's Mosul
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2017
Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis warned Monday that North Korea poses the most urgent threat to international peace and security, calling the regime's weapons program a "clear and present danger" to all. In written testimony to lawmakers ahead of a hearing on the Pentagon budget, Mattis said North Korea is increasing the pace and scope of its nuclear weapons program that leader Kim Jong-Un has stat ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'
Seoul (AFP) June 14, 2017
K-Pop boycott of US troops concert 'regrettable': Seoul
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Hong Kong freedoms being eroded: Patten
Hong Kong (AFP) June 15, 2017
Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten said Thursday the city's autonomy was slipping away, with less than a month before the 20th anniversary of the city's handover. Patten was governor of Hong Kong when it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997 under a semi-autonomous deal protecting its freedoms for 50 years. But 20 years on, there are serious concerns Beijing ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics
Dazu, China (AFP) June 15, 2017
Backpacks, books and life jackets: Time for school in China
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea border
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Qatar has withdrawn its peacekeeping troops from the Djibouti-Eritrea border, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after years of mediating in a territorial dispute between the two African states. "The state of Qatar informed the government of Djibouti that it has withdrawn all its troops deployed on the border line in Djiboutian territory," a ministry statement said. The ministry sai ... more
Dakar (AFP) June 15, 2017
France says UN likely to support Sahel anti-jihadist force
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
NASA's TASAR trial takes flight on Alaska Airlines
Charlotte NC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. reports that Alaska Airlines has completed installation of the company's advanced Aircraft Data Management (ADM) solution on three of its 737NG aircraft. The ADM system is designed to help aircraft save time and fuel through its family of software and hardware products, including the Tablet Interface Module (TIM) and Aircraft Inter ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China must quicken the pace of reforms and do more to curb rising debt, the IMF said Wednesday as it raised its growth forecast for the world's number two economy. The International Monetary Fund expects China to expand by 6.7 percent this year, faster than its previous estimate of 6.6 percent due to expanding credit and investment. That would match last year's growth rate, which was ... more
Conakry (AFP) June 14, 2017
French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
Britain can stay in EU but perks will end: Verhofstadt
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New Trump-era US-China dialogue set for June 21
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
The first meeting in a much-touted new diplomatic and defense dialogue between the United States and China will take place in Washington on June 21, the State Department announced Thursday. North Korea's nuclear weapons program is likely to top the agenda for next week's talks, which follow Pentagon chief Jim Mattis's assurances to Asian allies that the initiative will not compromise US oppo ... more
Brussels (AFP) June 12, 2017
Macedonia seeks end to name dispute blocking NATO, EU bids
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
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
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants
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
Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 14, 2017
Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. Villagers in some of the worst-hit areas used shovels to try to dig bodies out of the mud that engulfed their settlements as they slept. Authorities say hundreds of homes were buried by mud and rubble sent cascading down hillsid ... more
Fengxian, China (AFP) June 16, 2017
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Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
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