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July 12, 2017
OIL AND GAS
China, diplomacy and oil part of the mix in South Sudan



Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Invested in the country's energy sector, China's emerging role as a peacemaker is being put to the test in South Sudan, the International Crisis Group said. South Sudan marked its sixth year of independence from Sudan on Sunday. Beijing faced broad criticism in 2008 for its support for the Sudanese government, which is suspected of war crimes in Darfur. In the prelude to independence, however, China displayed its ability to manage foreign risks in South Sudan by helping to shape U.N. peacekeepi ... read more

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More jobs coming from British gas field development
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Hundreds of new jobs are coming to the British offshore energy sector because of an agreement on services supporting a gas field, Wood Group said Monday. ... more
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Total next to make strides with LNG as a marine fuel
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
French energy company Total said Monday its marine fuels subsidiary signed an agreement to make liquefied natural gas available for marine transport by 2019. ... more
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Oil spills disrupt entire food webs, new study shows
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
New research suggests the ecological impact of an oil spill is comprehensive, yet environmental assessments are often too narrow in scope. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russian gas at play in U.S.-Ukrainian diplomacy
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Ukraine appreciates the U.S. efforts to block the expansion of a Russian natural gas pipeline running through the Baltic Sea, the country's president said. ... more
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Norway's DNO financed for drilling in Kurdish region of Iraq
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Steady payments from a Kurdish government preparing an independence referendum in Iraq means more capital for drilling, Norway's DNO International said. ... more
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OPEC supply concerns drag oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Persistent concerns about the effectiveness of an arrangement by OPEC and other producers to balance the market left oil prices bruised in early Monday trading. ... more
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Coalition forces target Islamic State oil in latest salvos
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Forces engaged with the so-called Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria hit militant-controlled oil installations in the latest salvo, a coalition said. ... more
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Russia committed to oil price stability effort
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Russia is committed to playing an active role in working with its oil-producing peers to reduce volatility in the energy market, the country's president said. ... more
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De-escalate, Pentagon tells Persian Gulf rivals
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
The U.S. military said it was pressing Persian Gulf countries to resolve lingering issues with Qatar, an issue that presents risks to the energy sector. ... more
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Oil under pressure from OPEC, U.S. output
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
U.S. momentum was the driver behind crude oil prices again on Friday, with the potential for more oil hammering a market that's already been on the decline. ... more


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Mattis affirms US-Qatar cooperation: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed America's strategic security partnership with Qatar on Thursday, the Pentagon said, amid a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. ... more
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Australian company pushing LNG as a marine fuel
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Australian leaders should seize the momentum and ensure liquefied natural gas is available as a maritime fuel, a director at Woodside Petroleum said. ... more
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Apache Corp. leaves Canadian energy sector behind
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
U.S-based energy company Apache Corp. said it freed up capital to direct at strategic parts of its portfolio after leaving the Canadian market. ... more
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Production, storage, a focus for Saudi Aramco
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
In an annual review, the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said new wells drilling at a field near Riyadh could add another 300,000 barrels of oil per day by 2018. ... more



Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly
East Lansing MI (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Could cellulosic biofuels - or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood - become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs? In Science, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center say yes, but with a few important caveats. "The climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels is actually much grea ... more
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
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Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks
Environmental groups say G20 paying lip service to clean energy
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
The world's leading economies are skewing their financial strength toward fossil fuels even as the rhetoric shifts to renewables, environmental groups said. More than 20 heads of state and government representatives arrive Friday in Hamburg for the 12th summit for members of the G20 economic bloc. In the past, members endorsed a toolkit for renewable energy development, energy efficienc ... more
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
The Last Day of Net-Metering Brings Memories of Fighting for Every Solar Watt
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Meniscus-assisted technique produces high efficiency perovskite PV films
Sydney (AFP) July 7, 2017
Elon Musk's Tesla to build world's largest battery in Australia
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls' wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become quieter. Researchers from Japan and China studied the serrations in the leading edge of owls' wings, gaining new insight into how they work to make the birds' flight silent. Their results, published in the journa ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
A cargo of reprocessed nuclear fuel containing highly radioactive plutonium left the French port of Cherbourg for Japan under heavy security on Wednesday as demonstrators protested against the transport. The controversial shipment from a plant of the French nuclear group Areva located some 20 kilometres (12 miles) away arrived at the port before dawn aboard two trucks escorted by dozens of s ... more
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
Paris (AFP) July 3, 2017
1.5-bn pound cost overrun at UK's Hinkley nuclear plant: EDF
G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?
Hamburg (AFP) July 9, 2017
G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement - but at the cost of risky concessions. After the US president decided last month to pull out of the hard-fought deal to combat global warming, climate change was always going to be centre-stage at this week's gathering of the G20 - ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Two significant warming intervals in southern China since 1850
Hamburg (AFP) July 6, 2017
US isolated over climate: G20 host Merkel
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, new Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced Thursday. "We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040," Hulot said, calling it a "veritable revolution". Hulot acknowledged that reaching the goal would be "tough", particularl ... more
Stockholm (AFP) July 5, 2017
Volvo to phase out petrol-only cars from 2019
Osnabruck, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 10, 2017
German 'dieselgate' investigators target Porsche employees
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Iraqi forces push to clear last pockets of IS in Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 10, 2017
Iraqi forces fought to eliminate the last pockets of Islamic State group resistance in Mosul on Monday after the premier visited the devastated city to congratulate troops on securing victory. With the jihadists surrounded in a sliver of territory in Mosul's Old City, attention was turning to the huge task of rebuilding the city and of helping civilians, with aid groups warning that Iraq's h ... more
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
US judge again puts off deportations of Iraqis
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 8, 2017
Mosul victory imminent, US says, as Iraqi forces celebrate
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 6, 2017
Civilians trapped as Iraq forces battle IS in Mosul
N.Korea seeks 'driver's seat' with ICBM test: analysts
Seoul (AFP) July 6, 2017
Newly equipped with an intercontinental ballistic missile, North Korea is looking to put itself in the "driver's seat" for any future negotiations with Washington, analysts say - but may at the same time be pushing such talks further away. The weapon, tested on the United States' Independence Day, can reach Alaska, and could go even further. It brings within reach Pyongyang's long-held ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) July 10, 2017
Israeli nuclear whistleblower spared jail over 2013 meeting
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 7, 2017
122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons
Seoul (AFP) July 8, 2017
US bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force
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China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is in a critical condition, his hospital said Monday, raising fears about his life after Western doctors said there was time to take him abroad. The First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang said Liu's tumour has grown, his liver is bleeding and he has kidney problems. The hospital said in a statement ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 8, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad: hospital
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel. "This is a specific case of a certain number of African states taking the initiative to create a dedicated force to fight terrorism. So, we don't understand how the United States coul ... more
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) July 7, 2017
Gambian army 'hostile elements' working against government
Krakow, Poland (AFP) July 4, 2017
I.Coast's Comoe park no longer endangered: UNESCO
Sikorsky awarded $3.8 billion contract for Saudi Arabian black hawks
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $3.8 billion contract for the manufacturing and support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The planned multi-year production run of Black Hawks, announced on June 30 by the Department of Defense, includes program management, systems engineering, and technical data on the aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratfo ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Boeing announces Rolls-Royce engine contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for Dutch, Turkish CH-47 Chinook parts
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Boeing receives contract for engineering, support of E-3 Sentry
Stormy G20 ends with gestures for Trump on climate, trade
Hamburg (AFP) July 8, 2017
World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. In a departure from final summit declarations that tend to outline consensus on issues that range from fighting terrorism to financial governa ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's COSCO in multi-billion buyout of Hong Kong rival
Brussels (AFP) July 6, 2017
Japan, EU seal landmark trade deal in challenge to Trump
Shanghai (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's Wanda agrees to mammoth asset sale to slash debt
NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'
Kiev (AFP) July 10, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday, as the ex-Soviet republic battles a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in the east. More than 10,000 people have been killed since a Russian-backed rebellion against the pro-EU government in Kiev erupted in April 2014. Ukraine and the West accuse Moscow of smuggling weapons and troops acro ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea
Hamburg (AFP) July 7, 2017
Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit
New Delhi (AFP) July 10, 2017
India holds naval exercises with US, Japan
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Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Dunhuang is a typical desert basin in western China, with the Qilian mountains to the south, Kumtag desert and Lop-Nur to the west, Beisai mountain to the north, and Sanwei mountain to the east. Besides, the famous Taklimakan and Tengger deserts are also located in the west and east of Dunhuang region, respectively. Dunhuang is also a world-famous scenic spot, encompassing Mogao Caves, Cre ... more
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Syria's Raqa once thrived on the banks of the gushing Euphrates River, but dire shortages in the Islamic State group stronghold are forcing desperate civilians to risk their lives for water. The northern city has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by ... more
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