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June 29, 2017
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No problem, Russian oil company says after cyberattack



Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Russian oil producer Rosneft, one of the first to admit its systems were hit by Tuesday's cyberthreat, said production was unaffected by the attack. Rosneft said Wednesday its operations were proceeding as usual after it switched over to a reserve control system following a cyberattack that swept across most of Europe. "The company works as usual [and] the situation is under control," it said through its official Twitter account. "It is premature to evaluate the cyber attack impact." ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Washington: An energy-dominant U.S. is free from external shocks
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
An energy-dominant United States means the country is self-reliant and isolated from countries that aim to use energy as a weapon, the energy secretary said. ... more
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Mixed start for crude oil prices as investors examine competing data
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
A brief rally in crude oil prices came under pressure early Wednesday as the broker market responded to a surprise build in inventory levels. ... more
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Africa-focused Tullow Oil cuts spending guidance by 20 percent
(UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Tullow said it was trimming its spending plans as the company's chief executive officer focuses on financial discipline. ... more
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Lundin barely holds on as operator of North Sea field
(UPI) Jun 28, 2017
The Norwegian subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum said Wednesday it nabbed more than $90 million for a stake in a North Sea operation. ... more
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New gas coming from revitalized North Sea region
(UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Getting natural gas delivered on time from a field in the British waters of the North Sea re-establishes the area as a regional hub, a Spanish company said. ... more
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Gazprom reviews role in Turkish gas business
(UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Russian natural gas company Gazprom said it was reconsidering its direct role in the Turkish market, but remained keen on Turkey as a transit partner. ... more
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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 ... 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
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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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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
OIL AND GAS
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



Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on fuel
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Farmers earn more profits when there is demand for corn for biofuel instead of for food only. This can lead some to convert grasslands and forests to cropland. This conversion, also called indirect land use change, can have large-scale environmental consequences, including releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere. To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use ch ... more
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
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
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. The regions hardest hit are also those investing the most in solar energy installations: China, India and the Arabian Peninsula. The study ... 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
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
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
US mayors bypass Trump to back Paris climate goals
Brussels (AFP) June 27, 2017
President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has triggered a bipartisan push from US mayors to stick to the emissions cuts Washington had pledged to hit, the mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday. Mayor Kasim Reed said he was sending a signal of "optimism, passion and action" on fighting climate change to mayors worldwide despite the pullout Trump announced this month. ... 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
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
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
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
S.Korean cars recalled in China as row hits sales
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
New Zealand puts more emphasis on electric vehicles
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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
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Another approach to developing flying cars
Shanghai (AFP) June 27, 2017
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
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
Under US pressure, UN agrees on deep cuts to peacekeeping
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 29, 2017
A deal on cutting nearly $600 million from the UN peacekeeping budget was reached Wednesday following weeks of negotiations over US demands for sharp cost reductions, UN diplomats said. Under the deal reached by a General Assembly budget committee, the United Nations will spend $7.3 billion on peacekeeping in the coming year, down from the current $7.87 billion - roughly a seven percent cut ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2017
Australia accused of spying on China: Chinese media
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
Provocateur Ai Weiwei taunts US with activist piece
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China protests alleged Indian border incursion
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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
Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster
Tokyo (AFP) June 28, 2017
Three former executives at Fukushima's operator stand trial this week on the only criminal charges laid in the 2011 disaster, as thousands remain unable to return to homes near the shuttered nuclear plant. The hearing on Friday comes more than a year after ex-Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, and former vice presidents Sakae Muto, 66, and Ichiro Takekuro, 71, we ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China lowers number of missing in landslide to 73
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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