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July 24, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threat



Houston TX (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Although it has not been widely successful to date in the former Soviet zone, Russia's use of the "energy weapon" against Western European countries in various forms still constitutes a strategic threat that warrants close attention from policymakers in Washington and throughout Europe, according to an issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. "Russia's Use of the 'Energy Weapon' in Europe" was authored by Gabriel Collins, the ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater may pollute area water sources for years
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Given Pennsylvania's abundant natural resources, it's no surprise that the Commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing mil ... more
OIL AND GAS
China urges Gulf crisis talks after Qatar minister visits
Beijing (AFP) July 21, 2017
China's foreign minister has called on Qatar and four Arab nations to resolve their diplomatic crisis through talks within the Gulf Cooperation Council, state media reported on Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. House moves on measure to ensure energy dominance
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives said two bills passed through their chambers that would ensure the country remains "an energy powerhouse." ... more
OIL AND GAS
Frontier West Africa source of oil spat
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
An agreement covering energy resources offshore Gambia and Senegal expired so that other options could be explored, regional explorer African Petroleum said. ... more
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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. ... more
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
OPEC to review compliance, Kuwaiti oil minister said
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
Parties to the OPEC-led effort to ease the glut of oil on the market through production declines will examine compliance next week, Kuwait's oil minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Driller sees strength concentrated outside North America
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
Though North America is robust, exploration and production strength is emerging in Siberia and the Persian Gulf, the world's biggest services company said. ... more



How enzymes produce hydrogen
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum and the Freie Universitat Berlin have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. They are thus a candidate for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source. 'In order to produce hydrogen on an industrial ... more
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
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
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
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Making two out of one
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
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
GE's renewables not enough to boost overall revenue
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge wave barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, killing more than 18,500 people, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the plant in the worst such acc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts
Exeter UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests. A team from the universities of Exeter, Montpellier and Wageningen analysed data from 1957-2002 and found sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific and North Atlantic became increasingly variable, and extremes lasted for longer. ... more
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara
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
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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Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties
Tehran (AFP) July 23, 2017
Iran and Iraq on Sunday signed deals aimed at boosting military cooperation during a visit by Baghdad's Defence Minister Irfan al-Hayali to Tehran. In a memorandum of understanding signed by Hayali and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan, the neighbours agreed on a "wide range of military and defence cooperation" including the "fight against terrorism and extremism," state news agency IR ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 19, 2017
After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes
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
BAE awarded $45.2 million ICBM contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
BAE Systems has received a $45.2 million modification to an existing contract for development work on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The modification provides for planning, management, integration and engineering services for GBSM development. Work will be conducted at Hill ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 20, 2017
No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom: Seoul
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions
Washington (AFP) July 21, 2017
US confirms N. Korea travel ban after Warmbier death
Chinese city leadership shake-up signals Xi power play
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
A sudden leadership change in one of China's biggest cities has highlighted President Xi Jinping's ambition to consolidate his grip on power at an upcoming major political gathering, analysts say. Former Xi aide Chen Miner was named Communist Party chief in Chongqing last weekend, abruptly replacing a politician who was once widely regarded as a contender for promotion to China's top politic ... more
New Delhi (AFP) July 23, 2017
Tibetan student dies after setting himself alight in India
Beijing (AFP) July 22, 2017
Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
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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Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study
New York (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for aircraft to take off in coming decades, a US study warned Thursday weeks after heat-related groundings in Arizona. Scientists warn that if planet-warming emissions continue unabated, aircraft fuel capacities and payload weights will have to be reduced by up to four percent on the hottest days for some aircraft. During the ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
China cashing out as mobile payment soars
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. The dance student is part of an explosion in the use of mobile payment platforms in China as consumers increasingly take out phones instead of cash to pay for everything from a coffee to a language class or a gas bill. "Even though ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Canadian premiers note role of expanding trade with China
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US says must have more 'fair, reciprocal' trade with China
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Target CEO unfazed by Amazon-Whole Foods deal
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
Kiev (AFP) July 21, 2017
International talks set for Monday on Ukraine conflict
New Delhi (AFP) July 20, 2017
India says it has international backing in border dispute with China
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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
Taipei (AFP) July 23, 2017
Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts
Lviv, Ukraine (AFP) July 17, 2017
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Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Ram's new hand was manufactured on a 3D printer in Nepal's capital for just $30, an innovation that could be a game changer for many in the impoverished Himalayan country. Once a farmer, Ram lost his hands and toes within a few years of contracting leprosy, forcing the father-of-three to turn to begging in a desperate bid to feed his family. That's where he was spotted by US-born Matthew ... more
Debaga, Iraq (AFP) July 18, 2017
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