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June 19, 2017
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Iran expects contract developments with French major Total



Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Iran is in the final stages of signing agreements with French energy company Total to develop parts of the giant South Pars field, Iran's energy minister said. The French energy company, under pressure from Washington in the pre-sanctions era, was the source of Iranian frustration after showing a lack of progress in developing parts of the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf. With sanctions pressures easing in the wake of a multilateral nuclear deal, chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne said in F ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Only faint traces of oil found in North Sea effort
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
The Norwegian government said Monday efforts to find new reserves near a North Sea field with at least 25 million barrels of oil remaining came up empty. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Saudi oil minister sees no threat to effort to balance the market
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
The OPEC members exempt from an effort to balance the markets through production declines pose no threat to objectives, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Balance assurances give modest lift to oil prices
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Crude oil prices edged slightly higher in early Monday trading after the Saudi oil minister injected a note of optimism into an otherwise lackluster market. ... more
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British North Sea target of new drilling plans
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
New drilling off the coast of Britain will start in April to appraise prospects west of the Shetland Islands, a drilling company said. ... more
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Iraq's Abadi visits Saudi ahead of Iran stop
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (AFP) June 19, 2017
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Saudi Arabia Monday on a tour that will also take him to Riyadh's rival Iran and to Kuwait. ... more
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Chevron prevails in Ecuador pollution battle at US Supreme Court
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Oil giant Chevron prevailed Monday in a long-running legal battle over pollution in Ecuador, with the US Supreme Court blocking villagers from collecting a $8.65-billion foreign judgment against the company. ... more
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Turkish troops in Qatar for joint exercises
Doha (AFP) June 19, 2017
Turkish troops have arrived in Doha to take part in joint training exercises, Qatar's defence ministry said on Monday, at a time of high tension in the Gulf. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia claims new oil field discovered in the Arctic
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Preliminary data indicate a new oil field has been discovered in an area said to hold at least a dozen promising reservoirs, Russian oil company Rosneft said. ... more
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Russia's Central Bank sees mid-term risk from oil prices
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Crude oil prices are lower than expected following a decision to extend an OPEC-led production deal, presenting a risk to growth, Russia's Central Bank said. ... more
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World Bank: Persian Gulf economies growing, but face considerable risk
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Geopolitical risks, as well as U.S. economic and energy sector influences, could undercut growth for Persian Gulf countries, the World Bank said. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
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. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices in the black, but underlying pessimism setting in
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Crude oil prices bounced back into positive territory early Friday, but bearish sentiments may be entrenched for the short term at least. ... 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
Guyana, a new oil frontier, gets investment support
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
U.S. energy companies Exxon Mobil and Hess Corp. said they've made a final investment decision for offshore Guyana in one of the largest oil finds in years. ... 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
S. Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors
Seoul (AFP) June 19, 2017
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In vowed on Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia's fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power. Moon, who swept to power with a landslide election win last month, campaigned on promises to phase out atomic energy and embrace what he says are safer and more environmentally-friendly power sources including solar ... more
Moscow (AFP) June 19, 2017
Russia sells stake in Akkuyu nuclear plant project in Turkey
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
World Bank: Middle East conflicts impede climate and other objectives
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
The economy of Jordan could grow on the back of green initiatives, but progress may be impeded by geopolitical shocks, a World Bank report found. An annual report on the Jordanian economy from the World Bank found shocks from crises in Syria and Iraq have stifled trade lines and pushed expansion to around 2 percent, compared with the World Bank's estimate for the Middle East and North A ... more
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
Paris (AFP) June 17, 2017
France pledges $34 mln for foreign climate experts
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Understanding multi-decadal global warming rate changes
China's Mobike raises $600 mn to fund bike-sharing expansion
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
Chinese bike-sharing start-up Mobike said Friday it has raised more than $600 million to help finance its overseas expansion, as competition in the booming market intensifies. Since its launch in April 2016, Mobike has rolled out its brightly coloured pushbikes across China and Singapore, and is now planning to take its rental service to Britain. Chinese internet giant Tencent, an existi ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Prized Hong Kong parking space sold for record $664,000
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Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn IS 'surrender or die'
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 19, 2017
Iraqi forces pushed deeper into Mosul's Old City on Monday after launching a final assault on the Islamic State group, warning civilians to stay inside and telling jihadists to "surrender or die". Iraqi forces launched the operation Sunday to retake the district, the last part of Iraq's second city still held by IS after a months-long offensive. Commanders say the jihadists are putting u ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 15, 2017
Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul
Geneva (AFP) June 16, 2017
100,000 civilians held by IS in Mosul's Old City as 'human shields': UN
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 18, 2017
Wheel of fate spins at screening centre in Iraq's Mosul
US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Washington will host two of China's most senior officials Wednesday to deepen the dialogue between the world's greatest powers and test Beijing's willingness to turn the screw on North Korea. President Donald Trump's administration has had mixed results in its efforts to shake up US foreign policy, but officials feel they have made inroads with China that could prove productive. In April ... more
Tehran (AFP) June 19, 2017
Iran sends a message with missile strike in Syria
Seoul (AFP) June 14, 2017
K-Pop boycott of US troops concert 'regrettable': Seoul
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
US Navy accuses Iranian vessel of dangerous activity
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
Standing in a dimly-lit gallery space in China's National Museum, the owner of the world's only privately-held Vermeer gazed at the small oil painting for a long moment, before showing it to the assembled press. Since American billionaire Tom Kaplan purchased the piece in 2008, it has spent most of its time on loan to various museums around the world. When the investor - who made his fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Hong Kong (AFP) June 15, 2017
Hong Kong freedoms being eroded: Patten
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics
Five Mali soldiers killed in attack on military camp
Bamako (AFP) June 17, 2017
Five soldiers were killed Saturday in northern Mali, where a surge in violence has prompted calls for the UN to create a new anti-jihadist force for the region. Eight soldiers were wounded and nine vehicles were destroyed in the attack on the camp at Bintagoungou at about 5:00 am, an army statement said. Local sources told AFP earlier Saturday that jihadists led the assault, which took ... more
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 19, 2017
C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups
Dakar (AFP) June 15, 2017
France says UN likely to support Sahel anti-jihadist force
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea border
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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 (AFP) June 15, 2017
US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Saab completes first Gripen E test flight
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Rockwell Collins receives E-2D trainer contract
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan unexpectedly slumped back into a trade deficit for the first time in four months, as soaring energy import bills offset growth in the country's shipments abroad, government data showed Monday. Japan logged a surprise deficit of 203 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the first red ink in four months, according to data from the finance ministry, despite market expectations for a surplus. "C ... more
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NAFTA renegotiation may extend into 2018: US official
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Conakry (AFP) June 14, 2017
French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium
China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea
Beijing (AFP) June 19, 2017
A Chinese naval fleet is steaming towards the Baltic Sea to participate in joint exercises with Russia, with the show of force to take place after US President Donald Trump visits NATO ally Poland next month. The three ships, headed by the Changsha destroyer, will link up with Russian vessels for drills near St Petersburg and Kaliningrad, Chinese state media reported. Russia and China ha ... more
Vilnius (AFP) June 19, 2017
NATO holds first war games on vulnerable Baltic corridor
Tarakan, Indonesia (AFP) June 19, 2017
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch naval patrols
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
US working to relaunch military hotline with Russia
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Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah
Algiers (AFP) June 19, 2017
It's a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal: in the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day. Some streets in the Kasbah are so narrow that single file is necessary. Others are wider but are steep and stepped, ruling out more usual rubbish collection methods. Hence the resort to animal power to keep this World Heritage Site clean. U ... more
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
Portugal forest fire kills 24, injures 20
Lisbon (AFP) June 18, 2017
A huge forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 24 people and injured 20 others Saturday, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said. Around 500 firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande before spreading. "What we are seeing is a great tragedy. For the moment, 24 ... more
Batang Hari, Indonesia (AFP) June 16, 2017
As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam
Paris (AFP) June 16, 2017
Europe's dilemma - how to deal with returning jihadists
Fengxian, China (AFP) June 16, 2017
China says kindergarten blast was bomb, suspect dead


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