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July 18, 2017
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Disney next in line for LNG-powered cruise ships



Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Three new ships slated for the fleet for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will be powered by liquefied natural gas, the company's chairman said. "All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development, with each of the ships expected to have their own unique experiences," the company announced on Saturday. "The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size - approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned - w ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Russians worried about the cost of living
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
With an economy tied strongly to the oil and gas export market, pollsters in Russia said there's mounting concern about inflation and external shocks. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Damage to pipeline that spilled oil last week in Texas repaired
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Repairs to a pipeline that ruptured last week in Texas and spilled 1,200 barrels of oil have been completed and the line is back in service, the operator said. ... more
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More gas found offshore, Norway's gov't says
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More natural gas was found in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway, one of the region's largest suppliers, the government reported. ... more
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Iran sets goal of 10 new oil, gas deals
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
The Iranian government aims to sign a handful of oil and gas development deals with foreign companies by the end of the year, an oil company director said. ... more
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Sucking up spilt oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Spilt crude oil has repeatedly polluted and even destroyed marine ecosystems. An effective measure would be to remove spilt oil slicks by absorption into a separable solid phase. As Indian scientist ... more
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Rally in oil prices runs out of steam
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Crude oil prices struggled to continue the upward momentum Monday even as China, the world's second-largest economy, reported better-than-expected expansion. ... more
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Drilling slated for Arctic waters offshore Alaska in December
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Drilling by Italian energy company Eni is set for the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska in December, the U.S. Interior Department announced. ... more
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Most oil players losing confidence in the market, IEA says
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Oil market investors are losing confidence over OPEC's effort to offset the glut of supplies, though the impact could be hitting U.S. producers, the IEA said. ... more
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Libya gains balance Nigerian oil loss
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Disruption to Nigerian oil exports is offset by production gains from Libya, which is on pace to add another 100,000 barrels per day to the market, a market report found. ... more
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First Trump offshore lease sale revised to reflect market conditions
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Under the first offshore lease for the administration, President Trump's office said it was lowering royalty rates to reflect market conditions. ... more


Oil output slow, steady for U.S. in Gulf of Mexico

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Norway's Statoil moves closer to South American oil prize
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Friday it extended its reach beyond Norway to acquire stakes in what could be one of South America's biggest prizes. ... more
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Total petroleum production in Norway higher than last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Total petroleum production in Norway so far this is more than 1 percent, or about 9 million barrels, higher than last year, the government said. ... more
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Texas oil spill isolated, Magellan said
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
No injuries were reported and the release of oil from a pipeline in Texas was contained in a confined area, Magellan Midstream Partners said. ... more
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Oil prices stabilize after supply declined last month
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Oil prices were steady Thursday despite a report that the global supply rose last month by 720,000 barrels a day to 97.46 million a day. ... more



Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Whether or not society shakes its addiction to oil and gasoline will depend on a number of profound environmental, geopolitical and societal factors. But with current oil prices hovering around $50 dollars a barrel, it won't likely be anytime soon. Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology t ... more
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks
There Will Always be Sun on this Horizon
New Bedford MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A partnership between Beaumont Solar and Horizon Beverage is now powering its operations with clean, renewable solar power. Family-owned Horizon Beverage Company have announced their new 978kW DC solar PV system is in operation at their Norton, MA distribution facility. Horizon Beverage selected Beaumont Solar to fully engineer, design and construct the system. Consisting of 2,990 solar pa ... more
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
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The expansion of renewable energy has been widely criticised for increasing weather-dependent fluctuations in European electricity generation. A new study shows that this is due less to the variability of weather than from a failure to consider the large-scale weather conditions across the whole continent: many European countries are unilaterally following national strategies to expand wind ener ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain cannot stay a member of the EU nuclear regulator Euratom after Brexit, whether it wants to or not, European Parliament Brexit pointman Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday. But Euratom could continue its functions with regard to Britain if London signs an association agreement with the European Union following its departure from the bloc, he added. Membership of Euratom has become a ma ... 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
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be "disastrous" for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday. A continued reliance on fossil fuels will see the world's most populous region face prolonged heat waves, rising sea levels, and changing rainfall patter ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
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?
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of around one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, local media reported Thursday, raising echoes of competitor Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal. "The Stuttgart-based firm sold vehicles with higher levels of damaging emissions than allowed for almost a whole decade between 2008 and 2016, in Europe and the United S ... more
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Forget defrosting your car at a glacial pace
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 10, 2017
German 'dieselgate' investigators target Porsche employees
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
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Iraqis accused of siding with IS targeted for revenge: UN
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 17, 2017
Revenge attacks against Iraqis accused of siding with the Islamic State group in Mosul are on the rise after Iraqi forces recaptured the city, the UN envoy warned Monday. Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council that he was concerned by a "rising popular sentiment in favor of collective punishment of families perceived to be associated with Daesh." "Countrywide, Iraqis perceived to have li ... more
Hasan Sham, Iraq (AFP) July 15, 2017
Return to Mosul a distant dream for many displaced
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2017
US eyes continued presence in Iraq after IS: general
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 11, 2017
Mosul's once-thriving Old City now a grey wasteland
Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions
Washington (AFP) July 18, 2017
Donald Trump has backed away from a campaign promise to scrap a major nuclear security deal with Iran, with officials announcing the agreement and related sanctions relief will stay in place for now. The Trump administration faced a new congressional deadline Monday to say whether Iran has curbed its nuclear weapons program in line with the accord. Under the terms of the two-year-old agr ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 17, 2017
S. Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions
Paris (AFP) July 16, 2017
Macron assures Israel of 'vigilance' on Iran nuclear pact
Seoul (AFP) July 15, 2017
N. Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought: monitor
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Activists accused Beijing of crippling Hong Kong's parliament Friday after four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified. The High Court judgement is a massive blow for the democracy movement as it means the balance of power in the partially elected legislature swings further to the pro-China camp because opponents do not have enough seats to veto bills. Former Umbrella Movement protest ... more
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
The soldiers came at dawn to Fulgence Rukundo's house in a village in western Rwanda, and accused him of stealing a cow. They draped slabs of the dead cow's carcass around his shoulders and positioned the animal's head on his before marching him into a banana plantation and shooting him dead, according to witnesses cited in a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on extrajudicial killings released ... more
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
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
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Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Pilotless aircraft, flying electric vehicles and bespoke air cabins are the future of flight, Airbus said Thursday. Paul Eremenko, the European plane-maker's chief technological officer, painted a picture of skies buzzing with new flight forms at the RISE tech conference held in Hong Kong. Airbus is already testing out what it calls a "module" cabin concept - passenger planes being ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Singapore (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Singapore developing space-based VHF communications for air traffic management
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
China says economy grew 6.9% in second quarter
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
China posted better-than-expected growth of 6.9 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Monday, but authorities warned of lingering risks to the economy. Analysts polled by AFP had forecast growth of 6.8 percent after the economy expanded 6.9 percent in the first quarter. "Generally speaking, the national economy has maintained the momentum of steady and sound development in ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Shanghai (AFP) July 17, 2017
China cuts off Wanda funding after overseas buying spree: reports
Berlin (AFP) July 12, 2017
Germany toughens rules on foreign buyouts in strategic sectors
Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died Thursday after losing his battle with terminal cancer, remaining in custody under guard in hospital until his last breath as Beijing faced a wave of criticism over its treatment of the Tiananmen Square protest veteran. China bears a "heavy responsibility" for the death of Liu, the Nobel Committee said, less than two months after the 61-year-old was tran ... more
Brussels (AFP) July 13, 2017
NATO warns Russia to honour war games promises
Vijfhuizen, Netherlands (AFP) July 17, 2017
On third MH17 anniversary, families unveil 'living memorial'
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
U.S. Navy ships to participate in Black Sea exercises
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200 green activists killed in 2016, record toll: watchdog
Paris (AFP) July 13, 2017
At least 200 environmental campaigners and protectors - 40 percent from indigenous tribes - were murdered around the world in 2016, the deadliest year on record, the watchdog organisation Global Witness said Thursday. The grim tally, double the number slain two years earlier, is the largest since the NGO began tracking such violence in 2002, it reported. The real number is probably hig ... more
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Lowell MA (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
The last survivors on Earth
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The new study published in Scientific Reports, has shown that the tiny creatures, will survive the risk of extinction from all astrophysical catastrophes, and be around for at least 10 billion yea ... more
Washington (AFP) July 12, 2017
Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 13, 2017
West Mosul residents start mammoth task of rebuilding
Beirut (AFP) July 8, 2017
In IS-held Raqa, parched civilians risk lives for water


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