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July 27, 2017
After LNG project scrapped, TransCanada looks for more export options

(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
There's still a need to get Canadian natural gas out of North America, energy company TransCanada said after an export option for British Columbia was scrapped. Malaysia energy company Petronas said that, as the head of a partnership, it was no longer pursuing a liquefied natural gas project at Port Edward in British Columbia. Anuar Taib, the company's CEO, said the decision was made because of an "extremely challenging environment" brought on by a weak market. Pipeline and energy compan ... read more

Petronas drops massive natural gas project in Canada
Montreal (AFP) July 26, 2017
Petronas said Tuesday it was pulling out of its Can$36 billion ($28.8 billion US) liquefied natural gas exporting project on Canada's west coast long opposed by environmentalists and native rights activists. ... more
Africa-focused Tullow Oil cuts costs, but keeps output steady
(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
London-listed Tullow Oil, which is focused heavily on Africa, said Wednesday it was cutting costs after seeing its realized oil price drop from last year. ... more
More reserves than initially thought in the North Sea, Norway says
(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
A new oil and natural gas discovery in the Norwegian waters of the North Sea holds an estimated 30 percent more reserves than expected, the government said. ... more
U.S. inventory declines, OPEC trouble help extend oil price rally
Washington (UPI) Jul 26, 2017
A bullish report on crude oil inventories from the United States added to planned and unplanned shortages from OPEC to give oil prices another rally Wednesday. ... more
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Report: Gas could be sidelined by renewables in parts of Australia
(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
With Australia monitoring natural gas demand, a consultant group found gas-fired power could get squeezed out in parts of the country as renewables get cheaper. ... more
Hess: Taxes mask improvements in the second quarter
(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
U.S. energy company Hess Corp. said Wednesday its net loss for the second quarter of $449 million masked improvements apparent before income taxes. ... more
Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search
Manila (AFP) July 26, 2017
The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. ... more
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. ... more
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
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

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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
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
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
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

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
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
UNIST hits new world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Measure adds Aerial Solar Plant Inspections to Drone Services Portfolio
London, UK (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Cubico completes acquisition of Andasol 1 and Andasol 2 concentrated solar power plants in Spain
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
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at possible emergency measures. A new University of Washington study looks at the idea of marine cloud brightening, which a UW group is investigating as a promising strategy to offset global warming. The str ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
New carbon-capturing membranes may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Rome (AFP) July 25, 2017
Vatican switches off fountains as Italy battles drought
Exeter UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts
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
London (AFP) July 26, 2017
World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
London (AFP) July 26, 2017
UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040
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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
China defends repatriation of North Koreans
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China on Monday defended its repatriation of North Koreans who have escaped across its border after a United Nations envoy voiced concern about increasing detentions and expulsions. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, said last week he had shared his concerns with Chinese officials in recent months. But foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said ... more
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
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 25, 2017
US sees progress in push for 'pretty serious' N. Korea sanctions
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 24, 2017
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
Beijing (AFP) July 27, 2017
Chinese police detain suspected pyramid scheme protesters
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash
Bamako (AFP) July 26, 2017
Two German UN peacekeepers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed as they were monitoring clashes in northern Mali, German and UN officials said. UN diplomats confirmed that the attack helicopter and the crew had been supplied by Germany to MINUSMA, the UN mission in Mali. "Sadly we now know that two Bundeswehr (German army) soldiers have given their lives for our country," ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 26, 2017
China warns Botswana over Dalai Lama visit
Toubacouta, Senegal (AFP) July 20, 2017
Peace deal eludes Senegal's Casamance, 35 years on
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
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Airbus orders L3 Technologies MX-15 optics for Caracal helicopters
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
L3 Technologies has received an order from Airbus for 37 of its MX-15 electro-optical infrared imaging systems for foreign military H225M helicopters, the company announced on Wednesday. The MX-15 EO/IR systems will be installed in France before the H225Ms are forwarded to their government customers. "L3 WESCAM is proud to have been chosen to supply its MX-15 systems, as it highl ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
CAE wins new military contracts with Lockheed Martin, L3 and Airbus
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for work on Israeli F-35s
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Wildcat helicopter fabrication to remain in Britain
S. Korea's growth slows in Q2 amid falling exports
Seoul (AFP) July 27, 2017
South Korea's economic growth slowed in the past quarter, the central bank said Thursday, as a diplomatic row with top trading partner China over a US missile shield hit exports. The figures come as South Korea struggles to shake off an extended economic slowdown, a key factor in the election of left-leaning new President Moon Jae-In in May, who has promised a massive fiscal stimulus packa ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 26, 2017
China to change state-owned firms into corporations
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
China cashing out as mobile payment soars
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
Beijing (AFP) July 27, 2017
China and India locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border row
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Meulaboh, Indonesia (AFP) July 26, 2017
Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots - concentrations of fires - have de ... 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
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor
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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