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July 14, 2017
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Brazil a core area, Norwegian energy company Statoil says



Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
The offshore Brazilian energy sector gets a vote of confidence and solidifies a position as a key focus for Norway's Statoil, the company said Wednesday. Statoil signed up with a regional partner to take a 10 percent stake in a license area in the lucrative Santos basin, bringing the hold for the Norwegian energy major up to 76 percent in the $379 million deal. "This acquisition is a further expression of our confidence in Brazil, a core area for Statoil," Anders Opedal, Statoil's countr ... read more

OIL AND GAS
South Sudan to hold its first-ever oil and gas conference
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
South Sudan in October will highlight its potential for energy investments in its first-ever conference for potential investors, the organizer said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shell continues divestment streak with Irish shale
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
The $1.23 billion gained from leaving parts of the Irish energy sector puts Shell past the halfway point for its total divestment goal, a company director said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
More oil discovered off the coast of Senegal
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Oil was discovered again off the coast of Senegal, which companies said Tuesday would be added to the reserve potential in the emerging basin. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Electric car boom won't spell 'end of oil': IEA chief
Istanbul (AFP) July 11, 2017
The use of electric cars is set to grow in the coming years, but this will not spell the end of demand for oil, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. ... more
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Oklahoma says economic recovery under oil price pressure
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
The state economy in Oklahoma has recovered from recession, though momentum could be hindered by lower oil prices, the state treasurer said. ... more
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Energy jobs on the decline, but not production, IEA finds
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Technological advances have led to declines in labor tied to oil and gas with only small impacts on production, the International Energy Agency said. ... more
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Demand factors push gas prices higher in the U.S.
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Though regional markets are mixed, the rise in consumer demand has led to a slight increase in retail gasoline prices in the United States, AAA reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Fed report, lower U.S. oil production lift oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
A good report on U.S. economic potential and forecasts for dwindling production from American shale helped push oil prices higher in early Wednesday trading. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norway's oil production higher year-over-year
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Total oil production from Norway, one of the main suppliers to the European market, was lower than the government expected, but still higher year-over-year. ... more
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Major oil discovery heralded offshore Mexico
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
An energy company working off the eastern coast of Mexico said Wednesday it made a discovery that could hold as much as 2 billion barrels of oil. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Oil-rich Alberta unveils investment tax credit program
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
The economy of oil-rich Alberta could experience economic growth once the impacts of a capital investment tax credit take hold, the provincial leader said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Big Michigan business concerned by Enbridge oil pipeline
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Voices from the lucrative craft brewing industry in Michigan and the state cherry industry joined the chorus expressing concern about an Enbridge oil pipeline. ... more
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. ... more
OIL AND GAS
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



Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University. They've demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to corn stalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production, according to a study published this month on the cover of the ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
Meniscus-assisted technique produces high efficiency perovskite PV films
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
A new low-temperature solution printing technique allows fabrication of high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with large crystals intended to minimize current-robbing grain boundaries. The meniscus-assisted solution printing (MASP) technique boosts power conversion efficiencies to nearly 20 percent by controlling crystal size and orientation. The process, which uses parallel plates to cre ... more
New Bedford MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
There Will Always be Sun on this Horizon
San Francisco, CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
SolarEdge Launching First PV Inverter-Integrated Electric Vehicle Charger
Bristol, UK (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Investors Generate 174,000,000 kWh of Renewable Electricity
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
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France's new environment minister said Monday that nearly a third of the country's nuclear reactors could be shut under plans to scale back the amount of electricity produced from atomic power. In 2015, the previous Socialist-dominated parliament passed a law obliging the government to reduce the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent by 2025 compared with around 75 p ... more
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A consortium of international scientists led by a climate expert from USC have upgraded an open-source global database tracking the Earth's temperatures since 1 A.D. that further confirms that the Earth is warming at a rate unprecedented in recent geologic history. The database by the PAGES 2k Consortium relies on proxy data such as tree rings, corals, glacier ice, marine sediment and other such ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Two significant warming intervals in southern China since 1850
New York (AFP) July 12, 2017
Bloomberg outlines plan to quantify US climate efforts
Hamburg (AFP) July 9, 2017
G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?
Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do
Osnabruck, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Can a self-driving vehicle be moral, act like humans do, or act like humans expect humans to? Contrary to previous thinking, a ground-breaking new study has found for the first time that human morality can be modelled meaning that machine based moral decisions are, in principle, possible. The research, Virtual Reality experiments investigating human behavior and moral assessments, from The ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 10, 2017
German 'dieselgate' investigators target Porsche employees
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Forget defrosting your car at a glacial pace
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
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US eyes continued presence in Iraq after IS: general
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2017
The United States and several coalition countries want to maintain a military footprint in Iraq after the eventual defeat of the Islamic State group, a top US general said Tuesday. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend said the Iraqi government had expressed an interest in having US and coalition troops stay in the country. "Our government is equally interested in that, as are several coa ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 11, 2017
Mosul's once-thriving Old City now a grey wasteland
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 14, 2017
Iraq's Mosul residents search for their Old City dead
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 11, 2017
Iraqi PM hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul
Israeli nuclear whistleblower spared jail over 2013 meeting
Jerusalem (AFP) July 10, 2017
Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu received Monday a suspended two-month prison sentence and community work after a Jerusalem court decided against imprisoning him for a misdemeanour from over four years ago. The 62-year-old former nuclear technician was jailed in 1986 for disclosing the inner workings of Israel's Dimona nuclear plant to Britain's Sunday Times newspaper. He s ... more
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
Washington (AFP) July 9, 2017
US vows to press China to enforce NKorea sanctions
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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
Singapore developing space-based VHF communications for air traffic management
Singapore (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
GomSpace together with The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the application and deployment of space-based Very High Frequency (VHF) communications for air traffic management (ATM) in and around the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR). The MOU was signed ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Sikorsky receives CH-53D contract from Israel for parts, services
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Sikorsky awarded $3.8 billion contract for Saudi Arabian black hawks
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Boeing announces Rolls-Royce engine contract
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
Shanghai (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's Wanda agrees to mammoth asset sale to slash debt
Berlin (AFP) July 12, 2017
Germany toughens rules on foreign buyouts in strategic sectors
U.S. Navy ships to participate in Black Sea exercises
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Two guided-missile ships have arrived at the Ukrainian port city of Odessa July 10 to participate in the Sea Breeze 2017 maritime exercises, the U.S. Navy announced on Monday. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Hue City and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney will play active roles in the exercises, which involve air, naval and land forces from 17 nations. Sea Breeze 2017 ... more
Kiev (AFP) July 10, 2017
NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea
Beijing (AFP) July 12, 2017
China ships troops to its first overseas base in Africa
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Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra
Lowell MA (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Vast amounts of toxic mercury are accumulating in the Arctic tundra, threatening the health and well-being of people, wildlife and waterways, according to a UMass Lowell scientist investigating the source of the pollution. A research team led by Prof. Daniel Obrist, chairman of UMass Lowell's Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, found that airborne mercury is gather ... 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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