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July 02, 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

OIL AND GAS
RBC: Energy markets not taking Qatar risk seriously
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Lingering tensions in the Persian Gulf related to the diplomatic standoff with Qatar is a risk that's been largely ignored, RBC Capital Markets said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kuwaiti oil exports to Japan increased
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Though Japanese crude oil imports fell more than 15 percent year-over-year, it's taken on more oil from OPEC member Kuwait, state media reported Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Alberta's economy expanding, finance minster says
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
The economy of oil-rich Alberta has turned the corner following last year's market slump, though recovery is not yet widespread, the government said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Trump administration charts path to energy dominance
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
U.S. government agencies said they've opened up new levers for oil and natural gas development with new pipelines, export and offshore drilling opportunities. ... more
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Gazprom touts progress of Chinese gas pipeline
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Russian natural gas company Gazprom expects to sign off on developments to increase its footprint in the Asian market, the company's top executive said. ... more
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Gas development boosts opportunities in British North Sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Energy opportunities in the British waters of the North Sea are bolstered by new work slated for natural gas, services company Bilfinger Salamis said Friday. ... more
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Crude oil prices extend rally, but it might not last
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Crude oil prices were on pace for another day of gains Friday, though it may be an indication of a correction from last week's steep losses. ... 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
Hoax or not, Venezuela chopper caper spells trouble
Caracas (AFP) June 29, 2017
Venezuelans disagree on whether a helicopter grenade attack claimed by rogue cops was a coup or a hoax. Either way, it shows security forces risk turning against the government. ... more
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Largest floating LNG facility sets sail for home field in Australia
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
A floating production facility that will be used to tap into the natural gas reserves off the coast of Australia has left the shipyard, Shell said Thursday. ... more


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Oil extends rally by another day
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
The rally in oil prices extended into Thursday in a sign the market has bounced off recent lows, though lingering economic concerns could undercut momentum. ... more
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Shell endorses climate task-force recommendations
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
The first in the industry, Royal Dutch Shell said it's aligned with a transparency measure on climate steered by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. ... more
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Texas oil optimism entrenched, but clouds linger
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Economists in Texas said the ability to do more with less in the energy sector is a source of optimism, but broader trade issues could present headwinds. ... more
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Oilfield services company Wood Group sees only modest recovery
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Oilfield services company Wood Group said it was seeing signs of only minor recovery in the energy market, even as it lands a new offshore contract. ... 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
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Biofuel from waste
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
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
Swansea UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Exciting new material uses solar energy to remove man-made dye pollutants from water
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
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
EU girds for stormy G20, climate battle with Trump
Berlin (AFP) June 29, 2017
European leaders vowed Thursday to defend the landmark Paris climate pact at a G20 summit next week, setting them on collision course with US President Donald Trump at what is expected to be a stormy meeting. Leaders of Germany, France, Italy and other EU economies acknowledged their long standing ties with Washington but said they would not give in on "existential" threats like global warmi ... more
Washington (AFP) June 29, 2017
Trump 'proud' of leaving Paris climate deal
Brussels (AFP) June 27, 2017
US mayors bypass Trump to back Paris climate goals
Paris (AFP) June 30, 2017
Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
A video uploaded online in August 2016 depicted the test drive of an "elevated bus" that cars could easily drive underneath. The video prompted awe and controversy - but now it seems the experimental bus project has come to a crashing halt. The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a futuristic vehicle that had a passenger carriage about 15 feet off the ground and space for cars to drive two-by-two ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
New Zealand puts more emphasis on electric vehicles
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
S.Korean cars recalled in China as row hits sales
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Mosul victory in 'days' as IS falls back in Syria
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 30, 2017
Iraq will declare victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul during the "next few days," a senior commander said Friday, as the jihadists fell back in neighbouring Syria. IS, which declared a cross-border "caliphate" encompassing swathes of Iraq and Syria three years ago, is now facing twin offensives in Mosul and Raqa, its two most emblematic strongholds. But while the loss of the tw ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 30, 2017
Gunfire cuts short celebrations at recaptured Mosul mosque
Ottawa (AFP) June 27, 2017
Sniper's shot puts focus on Canada's Iraq role
Chicago (AFP) June 27, 2017
US court halts deportations of Iraqi nationals
Latvia fines banks for breaking North Korea sanctions
Riga (AFP) June 27, 2017
Latvia's financial regulator said Tuesday it was fining three of the country's banks a total of more than 600,000 euros for breaking EU and US sanctions against North Korea over its work on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The Financial and Capital Markets Commission (FKTK) sanctioned Baltikums Bank, now trading as BlueOrange, AS PrivatBank which is the Latvian subsidiary of Ukraine's ... more
Washington (AFP) June 30, 2017
Trump declares 'patience is over' with North Korea
Washington (AFP) June 29, 2017
South Korean president lobbies US leaders on North Korea policy
Seoul (AFP) June 29, 2017
S. Korea to offer North treaty for denuclearisation: minister
Hong Kong's allure fading in mainland China
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
When Naomi Wu was a teenager, she and her friends would ride the train from mainland China to Hong Kong several times a year to shop for clothes and designer handbags. But the 23-year-old computer programmer, who lives across the border in Shenzhen, now shuns a city that two decades after the handover from Britain has lost its allure for many mainlanders. "Chinese gadgets are as good or ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 1, 2017
Profile: Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam
Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2017
Nobel winner Liu wants cancer treatment abroad, friends say
Hong Kong (AFP) July 1, 2017
China's Xi draws 'red line' in Hong Kong as protesters march
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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Another approach to developing flying cars
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature - many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren't near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or rescue people. ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
State Department approves India for C-17 buy
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Lockheed receives $257.8 million modification to F-35 contract
China factory activity picks up but analysts warn on growth
Beijing (AFP) June 30, 2017
An indicator of Chinese manufacturing activity beat forecasts in June but analysts warned that Friday's surprising result belied a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The reading comes as the country loses momentum with policymakers putting the brakes on lending following years of debt-fuelled investment that has raised fears of a financial crisis that could blow out globally. ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China regulator inspects loans to major firms: Wanda
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China to meet growth targets, says Li
Philippines, US hold joint patrol in dangerous waters
Manila (AFP) July 1, 2017
US and Philippine warships on Saturday conducted a joint patrol of southern waters known as a hunting ground for local Muslim militants, amid rising concern over Islamic militancy and piracy in the region. U.S. Navy combat ship USS Coronado and the Philippine frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz carried out their joint patrol of the Sulu Sea, a body of water off the southern Philippines where militant ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 30, 2017
Massive military parade for Xi as Hong Kong activists freed
Washington (AFP) June 29, 2017
Beijing's South China Sea outposts nearly set for missile deployment
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 29, 2017
Under US pressure, UN agrees on deep cuts to peacekeeping
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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
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Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Three former executives from the operator of Japan's tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant went on trial Friday, the only people ever to face a criminal court in connection with the 2011 meltdowns that left swathes of countryside uninhabitable. Ex-Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, and former vice presidents Sakae Muto, 66, and Ichiro Takekuro, 71, all pleaded ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China lowers number of missing in landslide to 73
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