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June 23, 2017
Iran begins sending gas to Iraq under major deal

Tehran (AFP) June 22, 2017
Iran has begun exporting gas through a pipeline to Baghdad under a deal set to make Iraq the Islamic republic's top customer, the oil ministry said. "Iran's natural gas exports to Baghdad began Wednesday evening," Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia said late Wednesday in comments carried by the ministry's Shana website. "The exports have started with a volume of seven million cubic metres a day and will eventually reach 35 million cubic metres," he said. The announcement came two day ... read more

Alaska critical to U.S. energy strategy, federal government says
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
An estimated $3 million in high bids from an energy company looking to tap southern Alaskan waters is critical to U.S. interests, the federal government said. ... more
Kuwaiti official says OPEC-led production cuts not working
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The multilateral effort to bring the global energy market back to a balance between supply and demand has fallen short, an exporter told a Kuwaiti news agency. ... more
Conflict of interest mars Michigan oil pipeline review
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Michigan's attorney general said the state cut ties with a firm probing risks on a Great Lakes oil pipeline because of ties to Enbridge, the operating company. ... more
Dallas Fed upbeat, but sees risk from lower oil prices
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Despite the recent downturn in crude oil prices, a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said the state economy is growing at a moderate pace. ... more
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Oil prices showing clear signs of daily gains
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Crude oil prices notched early gains in Thursday morning trading on signs of some market balancing, though caution was urged about trajectory. ... more
Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay
Bodo, Nigeria (AFP) June 22, 2017
Under a leaden sky in oil-rich southern Nigeria, young men hang around with nothing to do, covering their noses from the noxious fumes of the polluted swamp. ... more
ENGIE: North Sea gas leak under control
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
French energy company ENGIE reported a gas leak from a field it operates in the Norwegian waters of the North Sea, but it's under control. ... more
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. ... 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

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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
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
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

Corn better used as food than biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of econom ... more
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
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
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
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Using sunlight to the max
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
NRL Issued Patent for Solar Microbial Fuel Cell
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
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
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
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The world's oceans are like brakes slowing down the full effects of greenhouse gas warming of the atmosphere. Over the last ten years, one-fourth of human-emissions of carbon dioxide as well as 90 percent of additional warming due to the greenhouse effect have been absorbed by the oceans. Acting like a massive sponge, the oceans pull from the atmosphere heat, carbon dioxide and other gases, such ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
OECD: Air pollution, urbanization offsetting gains in renewables
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla said Thursday it was considering the possibility of manufacturing in China as it ramps up for expansion of its line of electric-powered cars. The California company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk said in an email it was in talks with the Shanghai Municipal Government "to explore the possibility of establishing a manufacturing facility in the region to serve the Chinese market." ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Chicago (AFP) June 20, 2017
Ford to import Focus cars built in China
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Mosul's 'hunchback' minaret: Iraq's beloved landmark
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
Mosul's "Hadba" leaning minaret, whose destruction has been blamed on jihadists, was one of the most beloved landmarks of Iraq, its Pisa and Eiffel towers all rolled into one. The Hadba, "hunchback" in Arabic, was completed in the 12th century and stood as the last remnant of the original Nuri mosque, whose rebuilt version was also destroyed on Wednesday. The Islamic State group was said ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret as Iraqi forces advance
Baghdad (AFP) June 21, 2017
IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'
Paris (AFP) June 20, 2017
Covering Mosul: a deadly city in a dangerous country
China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula - days after the US leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed. The meeting between State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Trump at the White House on Thursday also came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China to step up diplomatic and econo ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
N. Korea tour firms mull ban on Americans after Warmbier death
Seoul (AFP) June 22, 2017
N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'
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 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary; Dozens killedw/l
Bamako (AFP) June 20, 2017
Mali's former rebel alliance on Tuesday rejected a national reconciliation charter unveiled on the second anniversary of the signing a peace deal with the government, underscoring the country's fraying peace process. Ex-rebels of the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) signed a peace deal on June 20, 2015 aimed at curbing separatist uprisings in Mali's north after a 2012 rebellion was ... more
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
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 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin still moving F-16 production to South Carolina
Paris (AFP) June 20, 2017
Chinese and Russians aim to end Airbus-Boeing duopoly
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 22, 2017
A push by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in Europe's key industries faced a setback on Thursday from EU partners who fear a rise of protectionism. European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of international trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday, as Europe seeks to champion free trade against the protectionist polic ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
The Hague (AFP) June 22, 2017
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
US defense contractor accused of spying for China
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer was arrested by American counterintelligence officials on Thursday and charged with spying for China. The Justice Department said Kevin Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia had sold classified documents to Chinese intelligence agents on trips to Shanghai in March and April. He could face up to life in prison if found guilty. ... more
Moscow (AFP) June 21, 2017
NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Russian jet conducts 'unsafe' intercept of US plane
Beijing (AFP) June 19, 2017
China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea
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Vietnam environment official sacked over mass fish kill
Hanoi (AFP) June 21, 2017
A senior Vietnamese environment official has been fired for negligence over a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in a major environmental crisis last year, according to officials and state media. Luong Duy Hanh, director of Vietnam's Environment Protection Management Department, is the latest official to be punished over the toxic leak, which was blamed on a multi-billion dollar ste ... more
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Islamabad (AFP) June 22, 2017
Pakistani citizens gasp for clean air
Algiers (AFP) June 19, 2017
Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah
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
Europe's dilemma - how to deal with returning jihadists

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