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July 22, 2017
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Oil prices get small lift for reported decline in gasoline stocks



Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Data from the United States indicating strong gasoline demand and possible action against OPEC member Venezuela gave a small lift to oil prices early Wednesday. The American Petroleum Institute reported gasoline inventories declined by more than 5 million barrels last week, a sign of surging demand for the summer driving season in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer and economic power. Phil Flynn, a senior market analyst for the PRICE Futures Group in Chicago, said in a d ... read more

OIL AND GAS
U.N. to help Nigeria look beyond oil for revenue
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Developing parts of the Nigerian economy outside the oil sector could help make the country more competitive and attract investments, a U.N. agency said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC-member Libya still in crisis mode, European Commission says
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Exempt from an OPEC-led move to cut protection for national security reasons, the European Commission said Thursday that Libya remains steeped in crisis. ... more
OIL AND GAS
India starts path to cut oil, gas exports
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
The government of India said it held its first advisory council meeting to lay out an ambitious road map to cut oil and gas imports by 10 percent. ... more
OIL AND GAS
IEA: U.S. has unique role in oil, LNG
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
The United States stands in a unique position in the energy market with a robust shale oil sector and prospects for liquefied natural gas, the IEA said. ... more
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Oil exploration plans revealed for Cuba
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Amendments to a work plan for Cuban oil assets open the door for drilling exploration wells by the first half of next year, Australia's Melbana Energy said. ... more
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An IPO in Thailand sparks push for regional energy development
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
A regional development bank said it spent more than $50 million on shares in a Thai power company in order to help develop renewable energy in Southeast Asia. ... more
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Russia boasts of Turkish gas pipeline progress
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom is moving forward with developments of a gas pipeline through Turkey with shallow-water preparations, a spokesperson said. ... more
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Brent crude oil passes the $50 threshold in early Thursday trading
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Declining productivity in one of the premier U.S. shale basins and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East gave a lift to oil prices early Thursday. ... 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
OIL AND GAS
Nigeria and the hunt for oil in Boko Haram's heartland
Lagos (AFP) July 19, 2017
Nigeria is reviving its search for oil in the country's conflict-riven northeast, aided by China and emboldened by gains made against Boko Haram. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Court orders Russia to pay Dutch 5.4 mln euros for Greenpeace ship
The Hague (AFP) July 18, 2017
Russia must pay 5.4 million euros ($6.25 million) in damages to the Netherlands for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest, international judges revealed Tuesday. ... more
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Western forces hit more ISIS oil installations in Syria
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
The fight against terrorism extended into the oil industry as the Western-led coalition said it hit storage tanks in Syria controlled by the Islamic State. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran the winner in recent deal with Total
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Given the spillover from the natural gas deal with Total, it's Iran that wins with its first post-sanctions contract, an energy company manager said. ... more
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Magellan could see financials dinged by Texas pipeline spill
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
A spill from a Texas oil pipeline could add to pressure from a weak market and hurt the bottom line for Magellan Midstream Partners, an investment service said. ... more



New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New research from a professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. "Methane is a biofuel commonly used in electricity generation and is produced by fermenting organic material," says Cigdem Eskicioglu, an associate professor with UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering. "The process can traditionally t ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
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
Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells. The team of researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the United States, have used theoretical and experimental methods to show how bismuth - the so-called "green element" which sits next to lead on the periodic table, could be used in low-cost solar cells. T ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Making two out of one
New Bedford MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
There Will Always be Sun on this Horizon
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
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Zvezda contributor Dmitri Yurov outlines the Russian Navy's plans for the construction of Arctic patrol ships with icebreaking capability, and Russian scientists' exploration into the use of laser technology to ease navigation in previously impassable Arctic waters. In recent years, Russia has considerably expanded efforts to ensure sovereignty and security in the Arctic, building up new m ... more
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
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
Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The Sahara is the world's largest desert and dust source with significant impacts on trans-Atlantic terrestrial and large-scale marine ecosystems. Remote Saharan dust influences the earth's radiation budget and tropical North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere temperature variability that might even attenuate Hurricane activity. In a new research study an international team of geoscientists reconst ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe. It said it had already launched a service action for other models and that, "in order to effectively improve the emissions of additional model series, Daimler has now decided to extend the service ... more
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese bike-sharing startup aims at US with new model
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After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 19, 2017
The battle over, it's now time to start rebuilding Iraq's second city, parts of which were literally flattened during the offensive against holed up jihadists of the Islamic State group. But before this can happen, the chaotic mess caused by the conflict that devastated Mosul must be cleared away. Standing outside his damaged house in the west of the city, Manaf Yunes looked on as a work ... more
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) July 21, 2017
Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 17, 2017
Iraqis accused of siding with IS targeted for revenge: UN
Hasan Sham, Iraq (AFP) July 15, 2017
Return to Mosul a distant dream for many displaced
No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) July 20, 2017
North Korea has not responded to South Korea's offer to hold military talks Friday, Seoul said, dimming prospects of any ease in tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. "There has been no response yet," defence ministry spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun told journalists, adding that preparations were still underway in case the proposed meeting goes ahead. Seo ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions
Tehran (AFP) July 19, 2017
Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions
Tehran (AFP) July 18, 2017
Iran parliament vows to fight US 'adventurism'
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
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
Peace deal eludes Senegal's Casamance, 35 years on
Toubacouta, Senegal (AFP) July 20, 2017
In Senegal's southern Casamance region, new houses dot a landscape once dominated by abandoned ruins full of bullet holes, though the spectre of a 35-year conflict still haunts its villages. Separatist rebels of the Mouvement des Forces Democratiques de Casamance (MFDC) began fighting for independence more than three decades ago but have long ceased once frequent attacks on the Senegalese ar ... more
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
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
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Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell International and Pratt and Whitney have received requirements contracts totaling $27 million for engineering and research and development on secondary power systems for multiple platforms of the U.S. Air Force. The twin contracts, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will cover much of the U.S. Air Force's existing air fleet. The companies have been tasked ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
New York (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country. Donald Trump has railed against China's massive trade surplus while the European Union and US companies have complained about a lack of access to the huge mark ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Canadian premiers note role of expanding trade with China
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Target CEO unfazed by Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
Chinese ships heading for joint exercises with Russia in the Baltic Sea
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
A Chinese naval group is steaming to the Baltic Sea to engage in exercises with the Russian Navy as part of the "Joint Sea" series of maneuvers running from July 24 to 27. The People's Liberation Army Navy ships were shadowed by Great Britain's Royal Navy as the vessels transited the English Channel. The task force was greeted in the North Sea by NATO warships, including the Norwegian M ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
NATO, Jordan mark establishment of new cybersecurity team
New Delhi (AFP) July 20, 2017
India says it has international backing in border dispute with China
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
China 'aggressive' in border row, says India diplomat
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Soil filters out some emerging contaminants before reaching groundwater
Uuniversity PA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
There is considerable uncertainty surrounding emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and groundwater, and a recent Penn State study of compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products didn't add much clarity. But it did provide insight into the transport of the chemicals, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The research, which was conducted at th ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts
Lviv, Ukraine (AFP) July 17, 2017
Kicking up a stink: Ukraine's Lviv blighted by trash crisis
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Separated by war, Iraqi children wait for parents
Debaga, Iraq (AFP) July 18, 2017
Adel, 15, hasn't seen his parents for the past nine months, but that was the price to pay to escape the brutal rule of Islamic State group jihadists in his northern Iraqi hometown. "I miss my family, nine months is too long," said the teenager, among hundreds of youngsters separated from their parents because of IS and the months-long battle that has expelled the jihadists from Mosul, the ma ... more
Leogane, Haiti (AFP) July 18, 2017
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