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July 25, 2017
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Texas energy sector facing slight headwinds



Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Strong job growth in Texas was apparent, though some energy sector indicators are still presenting headwinds, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found job growth in the state was 3.6 percent and the overall forecast for the year was 2.8 percent, an upward revision from 2.6 expected in its last forecast. "Strong job growth in June and a rebound in the leading index pushed the job forecast to its highest level this year," Keith R. Phil ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Russia sees oil supplies dwindling from global market
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Hundreds of millions of barrels of crude oil are lacking from the global energy market because of joint efforts with OPEC, Russia's oil minister said Monday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil up as OPEC says market moving toward balance
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Crude oil prices gained ground early Monday on the back of optimism over market balance, but concerns about slow economic growth could undermine performance. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norway leading oil production gains in Western Europe, industry report finds
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Most of the oil production gains from Western Europe from 2020 will come from the Johan Sverdrup oil field offshore Norway, an industry report found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
IMF: Middle East, North Africa pressured by low oil prices
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
The growth forecasts for Middle East and North African economies are under pressure from lower crude oil prices, the International Monetary Fund reported. ... more
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Drilling services contractor Halliburton reports $5 billion profit
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Drilling services contractor Halliburton said Monday it beat out every one of its rivals in the international market, but the gains came mostly from North America. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Chinese appetite for LNG increasing
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
The Chinese appetite for liquefied natural gas increased more than 30 percent from last year, according to the latest government data. ... more
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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 th ... 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


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OIL AND GAS
BHP to expand U.S. onshore work, though output falters
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
U.S. oil field development extends into 2018 on the back of increased spending, but total petroleum production falters on field maturation, BHP Billiton said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
A new application for enhanced oil recovery has been developed by university scientists
Swansea UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
A new class of materials which are suitable agents for oil displacing in enhanced oil recovery have been developed by scientists in the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University ... more
OIL AND GAS
Venezuela military stands behind controversial vote
Caracas (AFP) July 19, 2017
Venezuela's military reaffirmed its loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday by saying its forces would protect a controversial vote he has called for next week to elect a body to rewrite the constitution. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pennsylvania forests
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Vast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sci ... 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
Amherst MA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool
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
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
Albany, NY (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Solar Toolkit Developed to Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects
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
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
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Could acocktail geoengineering control the climate
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 21, 2017
German luxury carmaker Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles Friday, saying it would help reduce engine emissions. "Audi aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for its customers and to make a contribution towards improving air quality," the Bavaria-based manufacturer said in a statement. Vehicles with affected engines w ... more
New York (AFP) July 20, 2017
Volkswagen fined $154 mn more in US for dieselgate
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
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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
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) July 24, 2017
Cardinal hails 'rebirth' of Iraqi Christian town
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
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
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China defends repatriation of North Koreans
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions
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
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
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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Lockheed Martin expects F-35 software development to finish by end of 2017
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time, Lockheed Martin announced on Monday. The F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are expected to complete the SDD portion of the jet program by the end of the year, according to Lockheed's F-35 program general manager Jeff Babione. "This 100 ... more
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
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
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 (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
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
China to 'step up' troop deployment against India; China buzzes US recon plane
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at "whatever cost". The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan. Indian troops moved in to the flashpoint zone to halt the work, with China accusing them of ... 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
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollution
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
New phase change mechanism could lead to new class of chemical vapor sensors
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) demonstrated that monolayer 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) - atomically thin semiconductors - undergo a change from semiconductor-to-metallic phase when exposed to airborne chemical vapors. The team validated optical and electronic evidence of the phase transition and how the behavior can be use ... more
Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
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Debaga, Iraq (AFP) July 18, 2017
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