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June 28, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Hydraulic fracturing rarely linked to felt seismic tremors



Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
New research suggests hydraulic fracturing and saltwater disposal has limited impact on seismic events. For the past two years, UAlberta geophysicist Mirko Van der Baan and his team have been poring over 30 to 50 years of earthquake rates from six of the top hydrocarbon-producing states in the United States and the top three provinces by output in Canada: North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. With only one exception, th ... read more

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Russian oil company Rosneft hit by cyberattack
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Russian oil company Rosneft said Tuesday its systems were the target of a cybersecurity attack, just as industry analysis finds sector vulnerabilities. ... more
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Gas prices inching lower ahead of U.S. holiday weekend
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Barring a handful of Great Lakes states, retail gas prices are low and could move even lower ahead of the U.S. holiday weekend, motor club AAA reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices move higher on expected oil and gasoline inventory declines
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Crude oil prices gained ground early Tuesday in anticipation of signs that stockpiles were lower, though a U.S. economic outlook could create headwinds. ... more
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Employment concerns on the rise for oil-rich Norway
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
About 40 percent of the employees tied to the energy sector have poor work relations and job insecurity is on the rise, the Norwegian government found. ... more
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Momentum building for LNG sector offshore Mozambique
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
The oil and gas division of General Electric said Tuesday it entrenched itself in the emerging natural gas sector in Mozambique with new supply contracts. ... more
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LNG exports a 'big issue' for Trump administration
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
The Trump administration sees the ability to export liquefied natural gas as a way to enhance U.S. influence on the global stage, a spokesman said. ... more
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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. ... 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


Norway could get economic lift from northern oil field

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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



New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a 'clean' process using solar energy. Undertaken by University of Adelaide in collaboration with CSIRO, the research could make viable a process that has enormous potential to replace fossil fuels and ... 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
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX, a leading global solar developer based in Germany, and Gentec EPC, a pioneer in the Nigerian energy industry and distributor of Cummins gas generators in Nigeria, have formed a joint venture called SOVENTIX Hybrid Limited to develop solar projects across Nigeria. With this agreement and respective capabilities, both companies secure a strong market position in the Nigerian solar ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Alberta unveils solar-power rebate program
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
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
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees Celsius in Greenland - as indicated by new climate calculations from researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Cardiff. Their study is the first to confirm that there have been situations i ... more
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
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
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
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
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Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
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Sniper's shot puts focus on Canada's Iraq role
Ottawa (AFP) June 27, 2017
Canada's supposed non-combat role in Iraq is being questioned after a special forces sniper took out an IS fighter in Iraq. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday would have none of it, saying Canadian troops training Kurdish fighters have orders to also fight in defense of coalition soldiers. "I can tell you that defending our allies in the coalition has been an integral part of o ... more
Chicago (AFP) June 27, 2017
US court halts deportations of Iraqi nationals
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 26, 2017
Iraq forces comb west Mosul after IS counter-attacks
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 25, 2017
Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul
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
Riga (AFP) June 27, 2017
Latvia fines banks for breaking North Korea sanctions
Seoul (AFP) June 27, 2017
N.Korea likens Trump to Hitler
Seoul (AFP) June 26, 2017
S. Korea's Moon heads to US as North threat grows
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
Shanghai (AFP) June 23, 2017
'Pee Park'? China tries to correct bad translations
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
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 (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter
Shanghai (AFP) June 27, 2017
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 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 27, 2017
China to meet growth targets, says Li
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China regulator inspects loans to major firms: Wanda
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
China protests alleged Indian border incursion
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China has made a formal protest after accusing Indian border guards of crossing from Sikkim state into its Tibetan territory, China's foreign ministry said Tuesday. India and China have long been embroiled in a bitter border dispute at both ends of the Himalayas, with the two countries accusing soldiers of crossing over into the other's territory. "Our position to uphold our territorial ... more
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey
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
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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
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
China lowers number of missing in landslide to 73
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
The number of people missing from a huge landslide that buried a mountain village in southwest China last weekend has been revised down from 93 to 73, authorities said Tuesday. The confirmed number of dead remained at 10 after heavy rain brought down the side of a mountain on to Xinmo village in Sichuan province on Saturday. But an additional 20 people were reported to be "safe", accordi ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
New landslide hits China disaster area
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