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June 22, 2017
Norwegian oil production better than expected

Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Crude oil production from Norway, the region's top supplier, was better than expected, a national energy regulator said Wednesday. Norway is a main oil and natural gas supplier for the European economy, designating nearly all of its offshore production for exports. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the nation's energy regulator, said preliminary figures for May were lower than the previous month, but better than expected. Based on preliminary data, the average production for May was 1 ... read more

Norway offers oil firms record number of Arctic blocks
Oslo (AFP) June 21, 2017
Norway on Wednesday proposed to open up a record number of blocks in the Barents Sea to oil exploration despite protests from environmentalists and others fearing possible damage to the Arctic region. ... more
Kazakhstan "hugely" important to oil and gas industry
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Kazakhstan, with its strategic trade position and strong energy portfolio, is "hugely" import to the global energy sector, a director at GE Oil & Gas said. ... more
Russian oil boss sees need for market stability
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
The head of Russian oil producer Lukoil said Wednesday he was looking for stability in crude oil prices in order to form a reasonable investment program. ... more
Woodside: No merit to spat over Senegalese oil
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
After an Australian rival issued a plea to an international court, Woodside Petroleum said its claims to an oil basin offshore Senegal were validated. ... more
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Oil, gas giants could waste trillions in a 2C world: report
Paris (AFP) June 21, 2017
Thirty percent of investments planned by oil and gas majors over the next decade could be wasted if the world economy retools to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius, researchers warned Wednesday. ... more
Saudi King Salman presides over reform effort
Riyadh (AFP) June 21, 2017
Saudi King Salman, who ascended the throne in January 2015 and the last of the "Sudairi Seven" to rule, has presided over wideranging efforts to transform his oil-dependent, conservative Islamic realm. ... more
Colorado reports modest gains from oil and gas sector
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Strains from contractions in the oil and gas sector in previous years are in the past, though Colorado's government reported only modest sector gains. ... more
Inventories, tropical storm system give support to crude oil prices
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Crude oil prices inched into positive territory in early Wednesday trading as a tropical storm threatened port facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. ... more
Iran: OPEC production cuts are difficult
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Cutting back on production levels is a difficult task for members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Iran's oil minister said Wednesday. ... more
Technology linked to low carbon footprint, Norwegian energy company says
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it aimed to spend a quarter of its research funds on finding ways to do its work with a lower carbon footprint. ... more

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Balance delay sends crude oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Crude oil prices moved to fresh lows in early Tuesday trading on concerns that production from some OPEC members was thwarting rebalancing efforts. ... more
Illness prompts Tullow to reconfigure front office again
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
After reshuffling the desks at its front office earlier this year, Africa-focused Tullow Oil said Tuesday it has a new finance officer because of health issues. ... more
Venezuela president fires military brass amid unrest
Caracas (AFP) June 20, 2017
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fired four top military commanders Tuesday including the head of a police force that is accused of attacking anti-government protesters during months of deadly unrest. ... more
Libya reviews oil production stimulus with Norway's Statoil
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
After resolving issues with German energy company Wintershall, Libya's state oil company said it reviewed raising production during talks with Norway's Statoil. ... 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
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn better used as food than biofuel
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water. The desalination system, which uses a combination of membrane distillation technology and light-harvesting nanophotonics, is the first major innovation from the Center for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment ( ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Using sunlight to the max
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
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Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
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
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
OECD: Air pollution, urbanization offsetting gains in renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
Air pollution remains high globally and urban areas are expanding, showing a more comprehensive effort is needed on the environmental front, the OECD said. "While there are signs of greening growth, most countries show progress on just one or two fronts and little on the others," OECD Environment Director Simon Upton said in a statement Tuesday. The Organization for Economic Coop ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
World Bank: Middle East conflicts impede climate and other objectives
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber's embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned, yielding to pressure from investors seeking to clean up a toxic corporate culture at the fast-growing ridesharing group. Kalanick had announced an indefinite leave of absence a week earlier following the release of a report on Uber's workplace troubles by former US attorney general Eric Holder. His departure announced late Tu ... more
Chicago (AFP) June 20, 2017
Ford to import Focus cars built in China
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China's Mobike raises $600 mn to fund bike-sharing expansion
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study
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Covering Mosul: a deadly city in a dangerous country
Paris (AFP) June 20, 2017
The death of two journalists in Mosul has highlighted once more the particular dangers of covering the battle to recapture the Iraqi city from Islamic State group fighters. A mine blast killed Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiyar Addad, 28, on Monday. His French colleague Stephan Villeneuve later died of his wounds and two other French journalists were wounded. They were accompanying Iraq ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 21, 2017
Deep in Mosul, US forces support Iraq's fight
Baghdad (AFP) June 21, 2017
IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 20, 2017
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul Old City, rescue civilians
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
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
N. Korea tour firms mull ban on Americans after Warmbier death
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial forces, while others are newly invented military-flavoured boot camps designed to keep young people in shape. But as the semi-autonomous city prepar ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Fighting broke out Tuesday in the Central African Republic, with at least one person killed and scores wounded, dashing hopes for stability the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal. "Intense shooting started at 0600. At 0930, we already had 35 wounded in hospital, mainly injuries from bullets," Mumuza Muhindo Musubaho, project coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the CAR tow ... more
Bamako (AFP) June 20, 2017
Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary; Dozens killedw/l
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 19, 2017
C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups
Bamako (AFP) June 17, 2017
Five Mali soldiers killed in attack on military camp
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Grounded US F-35s to resume flying after oxygen problem
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Dozens of F-35 stealth fighters that were grounded for 11 days due to an oxygen-supply problem aboard the expensive warplanes will resume flying on Wednesday, the US Air Force said. Investigators were unable to identify a root cause of the issue, which had prompted the 56th Fighter Wing of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona to ground its F-35s. "However, specific concerns were eliminated as po ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Congress considering restart of F-22 program
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Lockheed, Tata agree to move F-16 production line to India
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin still moving F-16 production to South Carolina
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
Yangon (AFP) June 20, 2017
China freezes bank accounts of over 100 Myanmar traders
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
Moscow (AFP) June 21, 2017
NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane
Vilnius (AFP) June 19, 2017
NATO holds first war games on vulnerable Baltic corridor
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Russian jet conducts 'unsafe' intercept of US plane
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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
Hanoi (AFP) June 21, 2017
Vietnam environment official sacked over mass fish kill
Islamabad (AFP) June 22, 2017
Pakistani citizens gasp for clean air
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants
FLIR awarded $17.9 million contract for Coast Guard surveillance systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
FLIR Surveillance has been awarded a $17.9 million for the procurement of Forward Looking Infra-red SAFIRE 380 systems for the Coast Guard, the Department of Defense announced Monday. The contract includes parts, control units, installation, software, engineering and logistical support for the systems. 19 FLIRs will be procured for the Coast Guard's HC-27J surveillance plane fleet. ... more
Lisbon (AFP) June 18, 2017
Portugal forest fire kills 24, injures 20
Batang Hari, Indonesia (AFP) June 16, 2017
As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam
Paris (AFP) June 16, 2017
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