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June 27, 2017
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U.S. now supplying LNG to South Korea



Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
A gas company from Korea, one of the largest buyers of liquefied natural gas in the world, said it commenced a sales agreement with a U.S. supplier. The Korea Gas Corp. commenced a 20-year sales and purchase agreement with Cheniere Energy Inc., which operators the only facility in the United States with the permits necessary to export super-cooled LNG. "This is just the beginning of a long and productive relationship that will be beneficial to both companies and both countries, and we ho ... read more

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Safety issues uncovered at North Sea field
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
A safety regulator in Norway said an audit of operations at the Edvard Grieg field, one of the region's largest, revealed potential risks to platform personnel. ... more
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Oil prices move higher on global economic expectations
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Crude oil prices showed signs of recovery in early Monday trading after an international banker said there were clear signs of global economic growth. ... more
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Russia focused on Arctic oil developments
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
The head of Russian oil company Rosneft said there were promising oil opportunities in the Arctic region, about a week after declaring a regional discovery. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norway could get economic lift from northern oil field
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Monday it expected some economic spillovers would come from support centers for its Johan Castberg field. ... more
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New oil production starts in the North Sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Up to 50,000 barrels of oil per day is coming out of a North Sea development that cost about $1 billion less than anticipated, regional leaders said. ... more
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Gas potential off the coast of Indonesia under review
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
A British oil and gas developer said Monday it was expecting its strategy to exploit natural gas reserves off the coast of Indonesia to pay off. ... more
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Seismic surveys responsible for high zooplankton mortality rates
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Seismic surveys carried out by the oil and gas industry are causing high mortality rates among zooplankton, according to new research out of Australia. ... more
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New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton
Hobart, Australia (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal Nature E ... more
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Crude oil prices inch higher, but market doubts persist
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Crude oil prices inched into positive territory early Friday, though concerns of lingering weakness sparked a call for extraordinary OPEC action. ... more
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Weld fracture caused North Sea gas leak
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said Friday it identified a fracture of a weld on a pipe as cause for a leak from its Gjoa platform in the North Sea this week. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Best days ahead for oil-rich Canada, prime minister says
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
After struggling through the energy market downturn last year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the best economic days lie ahead. ... more
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Rosneft aims to export Egyptian natural gas
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Russian energy company Rosneft is expected to start exporting natural gas from an Egyptian field considered to be among the world's largest. ... more
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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. ... more
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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



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
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
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
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Using sunlight to the max
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
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
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
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released Thursday. "It's just a waste," said Germain Belzile, one of the authors of the study, which examined electric vehicle subsidies offered by Canada's two biggest provinces Ontario and Quebec, which can ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
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Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 25, 2017
Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into an epic battle to retake the city. Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" they proclaimed, the jihadists only controlled about a square kilometre in the city, commanders said. Lieuten ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 26, 2017
Iraq forces comb west Mosul after IS counter-attacks
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
Mosul's 'hunchback' minaret: Iraq's beloved landmark
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 24, 2017
At least three killed in Mosul suicide attacks: officials
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week to meet Trump for the first time since taking office in May, as tensions soar on the Korean peninsula over Kim Jo ... more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
Iran nuclear chief urges West to save historic deal
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Second N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 27, 2017
N.Korea likens Trump to Hitler
Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future. The visit marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a time when many fear the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are being lost to an ever more assertive Beijing. Protests are expected duri ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China court slashes jail term for debt-collector killer
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
Beijing shopkeepers protest evictions
Mali relaunches beleagured peace process
Bamako (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays, they told AFP Saturday. The accord signed in 2015 aimed at curbing separatist uprisings in Mali's north after a 2012 rebellion was hijacked by jihadists, throwing the nation into chaos. But several of its key planks have yet to be fully imp ... more
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
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
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NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. Senior exper ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Britain readies base for arrival of F-35 jets next year
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
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
Brussels (AFP) June 23, 2017
Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments
The Hague (AFP) June 22, 2017
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A country armed with nearly one pistol, rifle or shotgun for every citizen, the United States has a worldwide reputation for being gun-crazy. But the reality is much more complex, according to a survey released Thursday, which says gun violence is contributing to significant ambivalence even though it encourages some to arm up. The Pew Research Center survey confirms well-known basics: f ... more
Ulan Bator (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mongolian voters weigh love-hate relationship with China
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 22, 2017
In blow to Britain, UN votes to seek legal opinion on Chagos fate
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US defense contractor accused of spying for China
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Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park's coral reefs was declining. Downs, part of a team of experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Central Florida and the University of ... more
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
New landslide hits China disaster area
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
More rock and mud fell on Tuesday at the site of a major landslide that buried a mountain village and scores of people in southwest China last weekend, state media said. No one was injured in the new and smaller avalanche as the area where Xinmo village once stood had been cordoned off following warnings on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported. Rescuers workers who had been digging throug ... more
Paris (AFP) June 23, 2017
Kurdish designers bring fight with IS to Paris catwalk
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide


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