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July 26, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Militants hit Nigerian crude oil pipeline



Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
A militant attack on a crude oil pipeline in Nigeria has sidelined more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day, the head of a state oil company announced. Maikanit Baru, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., said as-yet identified saboteurs caused a breach on a major transit artery, curbing 150,000 barrels of oil per day. The rupture from the Trans-Niger pipeline came as parties to a committee monitoring a production agreement coordinated by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Cou ... read more

OIL AND GAS
In Australia, Shell signals new era for LNG
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
The arrival of a floating liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of Australia signals a milestone for the region as an energy hub, Royal Dutch Shell said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Parts of petroleum sector bruised, Norway says
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Though third quarter prospects are improving, the Norwegian government said industrial managers, led by the petroleum industry, are facing short-term pressures. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Reduced Saudi oil imports lead U.S. oil inventories lower
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Low imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia, coupled with firm domestic petroleum demand, will likely reduce U.S. oil inventories, analysts said Tuesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Supply and demand factors mean higher gas prices
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Supply and seasonal demand pressures are catching up with U.S. travelers, pushing gas prices up in all but 11 states, motor club AAA reported. ... more
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TechnipFMC says error takes millions off first quarter figures
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
An error in calculations prompted energy services company TechnipFMC to restate its earnings report because of errors in the rates it used for calculation, the company reported on Tuesday. ... more
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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. ... more
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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
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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
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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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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
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 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
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



Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels
Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently - in days instead of weeks - and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Researchers would like to produce algae efficiently because of its potential environmental benefits. Oil from the algae can be used as a petroleum alternative and algae also can be used as food, f ... more
Amherst MA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
How enzymes produce hydrogen
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
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 DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Measure adds Aerial Solar Plant Inspections to Drone Services Portfolio
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
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies for millions of ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
GE's renewables not enough to boost overall revenue
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
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
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
New carbon-capturing membranes may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
Rome (AFP) July 25, 2017
Vatican switches off fountains as Italy battles drought
Cartel probe looms over German car industry
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 24, 2017
German carmakers faced a brewing scandal Monday as suspicions grew they colluded illegally for decades, further damaging the industry's image and exposing it to massive financial risks. News weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday that German carmakers Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler secretly worked together from the 1990s on car development, construction and logistics - including how ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 21, 2017
Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles
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
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Cardinal hails 'rebirth' of Iraqi Christian town
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) July 24, 2017
A French cardinal hailed the "rebirth" of Iraq's devastated main Christian town of Qaraqosh on Monday, where residents are returning following two years of jihadist rule. Taking part in mass in the town's cathedral, Lyon's Archbishop Cardinal Philippe Barbarin spoke of both "sadness" and "hope" on returning to the town, which he had previously visited just a month before the Islamic State g ... more
Tehran (AFP) July 23, 2017
Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties
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
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China defends repatriation of North Koreans
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
US detects signs of new NKorea missile test
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel
Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) July 25, 2017
Botswana on Tuesday confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader. Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist campaigning for Tibetan independence and consistently condemns foreign governments who welcome him. Botswana Foreign Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi told law ... more
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
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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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
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for work on Israeli F-35s
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
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Canadian premiers note role of expanding trade with China
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
Manila (AFP) July 25, 2017
China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Sweden plans large joint military exercise with NATO
Kiev (AFP) July 21, 2017
International talks set for Monday on Ukraine conflict
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Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan
Taipei (AFP) July 23, 2017
The sound of clanging cymbals and blaring horns filled downtown Taipei on Sunday as thousands marched in a colourful Taoist procession, protesting a government call to cut back on the burning of incense sticks. About 100 temples took part in the demonstration, where performers carried statues of Taoist gods on their shoulders while others danced in larger-than-life costumes. Taipei poli ... more
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollution
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 18, 2017
Bavaria juggles support for diesel and clean city air
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Smart sensors could save lives
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
In an emergency, early warning is key to escaping from a hazard, such as a forest fire or a chemical leak. Motivated to improve on safety, a team from KAUST is using 3D printing to develop a cheap, reliable system to signal danger. Existing early warning systems rely on satellite monitoring, watch towers or expensive fixed sensors. The system, developed by a team led by Associate Professor ... more
Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
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