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August 01, 2017
Senegalese oil plans well funded, Australian company says

Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
With more than $90 million in cash, the capital is available to support the development of the rich oil reserves offshore Senegal, an Australian company said. FAR Ltd., an Australian energy company and one of the early movers into West Africa, said two blocks offshore Gambia hold at least 1 billion barrels of oil. Offshore Senegal holds at least 1.5 billion barrels of oil. In a quarterly update, the company said it was able to raise revenue through a share placement to finance its work. ... read more

Oil's rally caught between future of Venezuelan oil, OPEC compliance
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Crude oil prices dipped early Monday after posting new highs for the second half, but the situation in Venezuela, an OPEC member, could erase the decline. ... more
Focus on Cuban oil growing stronger
(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
An Australian energy company said it was considering its options for its Australian and New Zealand assets in order to better focus on Cuba. ... more
Germany says 'nein' to U.S. energy ambitions, survey shows
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Norway is the most trustworthy partner for European natural gas and most Germans see the United States as less-than-forthcoming on energy, a survey found. ... more
Anadarko close to final investment decision for Mozambique LNG
(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Mozambique, a country emerging as a natural gas leader, is one step closer to developing the infrastructure needed for LNG, Anadarko Petroleum said. ... more
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Russia drafts agreement to tap Iranian oil fields
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
An agreement with an Iranian engineering services company expressed mutual interest in working in the oil fields of Iran, a Russian energy company said. ... more
Blowback likely from U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Tightening sanctions on Venezuela could result on blowback in the U.S. economy by way of higher oil and gasoline prices, sector analysts said. ... more
Norway's Statoil posts production, earnings gains
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Thursday improved market conditions led to a 231 percent increase in adjusted earnings for the second quarter. ... more
Shell's posts strong recovery, after a dismal 2016
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday its profits for the second quarter were three times higher than last year, but stressed market conditions warranted discipline. ... more
Nigerian media reports halt to some crude oil production
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Nigerian media reported Thursday the federal government opted to halt crude oil exploration in part of the Niger Delta because of heightened security concerns. ... more
Drilling set to begin in British shale
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
With its drilling rig on site, a British shale gas explorer said it expects to address offshore production declines with onshore operations by year's end. ... more

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Kuwait gets first integrated national center for defense against WMDs
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Saab and its Kuwaiti partner have delivered the world's first integrated national center for defense against weapons of mass destruction to Kuwait. ... more
Alaska energy threat a new low, House leader says
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
The Trump administration walked an ethical line by using a "bag man" to threaten Alaska's energy over a healthcare vote, a leader in the U.S. House said. ... more
Slow start for oil prices after U.S. GDP report
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
A mixed report on U.S. GDP and stable incomes reported in the European economy gave only modest support for rallying crude oil prices in early Friday trading. ... more
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. ... more

New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant step forward in developing technology that could help generate fuel and other energy-rich products using a solar-powered catalyst while mitigating levels of a potent greenhouse gas. When exposed to v ... more
Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels
Amherst MA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
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A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over - if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy. With today's solar panels limited by their efficiency (currently, more than 80 percent of available solar energy is lost as heat), scientists have been looking into nature as inspiration to better understanding the way photosynthetic plants and bacteria ... more
(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
India facing renewable energy challenges
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
UNIST hits new world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
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Shale-rich Oklahoma to host mega-wind farm
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Once operational, the Wind Catcher wind farm in Oklahoma will be the second largest in the world and largest in the United States, the companies involved said. The renewable energy division of General Electric and Invenergy, that largest independent renewable energy company in North America, announced construction is under way for the Wind Catcher wind farm in the Oklahoma panhandle. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
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
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
France's state-owned energy company EDF saw its profit slip in the first half of the year as two of its nuclear reactors were taken offline due to safety concerns. Net profit slid 3.7 percent compared to the first half of last year to 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion), while operating profit tumbled 20.6 percent to 7.0 billion euros. Production of electricity from its nuclear reactors fell ... more
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
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
Small odds of reaching 2 C climate goal: researchers
Paris (AFP) July 31, 2017
There is a five-percent chance of limiting average global warming to under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the target set in the 2015 climate-rescue Paris Agreement, researchers said on Monday. And chances of meeting the lower, aspirational 1.5 C goal, also listed in the 196-nation pact, were a mere one percent, they wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. A US-based ex ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 28, 2017
Al Gore: I've given up on climate 'catastrophe' Trump
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Could a geoengineering cocktail control the climate
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
Sophisticated medical imaging technique proves useful for automotive industry
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Many of today's cars are coated with paint that exhibits a metallic or glittery shine. The exact sparkle and color you see is determined by the distribution and characteristics of tiny metal flakes used in the paint. A new approach based on the medical imaging technique optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides the car industry with a practical way to automatically analyze these metal flakes, ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 27, 2017
Volkswagen to refit 1 million more diesel cars in Germany
Los Angeles (AFP) July 28, 2017
Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 30, 2017
Is 'diesel summit' the last chance for Germany's favourite engine
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Iraqis in Mosul markets both fear and hope for the future
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 30, 2017
Iraqi merchants and shoppers jostle in the lively open-air market of Gogjali on the eastern edges of Mosul, their voices often drowned out by the honking horns of cars. "Mosul will never be the same again," sighs Yunes Abdullah, a 60-year-old former soldier who set up a stall to repair televisions and other electrical appliances. Merchants and shoppers in Gogjali, one of the first areas ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 29, 2017
Schoolgirls in Iraq's Mosul aim to catch up on lost years
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 27, 2017
In the ruins of Mosul, a hunt for the missing
Baghdad (AFP) July 27, 2017
US-trained Iraqi unit carried out Mosul executions: HRW
Iran rules out halt to missile tests as tension with US rises
Tehran (AFP) July 30, 2017
A defiant Iran vowed on Saturday to press ahead with its missile programme and condemned new US sanctions, as tensions rise after the West hardened its tone against the Islamic republic. In the latest incident, Tehran and Washington accused each other's naval forces of provocative manoeuvres in the Gulf that culminated in a US helicopter firing warning flares. The US Navy said it had rea ... more
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2017
Trump vows he won't let China 'do nothing' on N. Korea
Pyongyang (AFP) July 27, 2017
Tears in rain: North Korea marks 'Victory Day'
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Minuteman III ICBM support contract awarded to BAE
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
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) July 25, 2017
Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
Chinese city leadership shake-up signals Xi power play
Beijing (AFP) July 27, 2017
Chinese police detain suspected pyramid scheme protesters
Senegal ruling party coalition claims election landslide
Dakar (AFP) July 31, 2017
The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister said Monday, bolstering Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019. The Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition swept all but three of the country's 45 electoral departments, Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne told the public Senegalese press agency APS ahead ... more
Bamako (AFP) July 27, 2017
Mali broadcaster, govt critic, gets jail for 'incitement'
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) July 27, 2017
Adama Barrow: how do you solve a problem like The Gambia?
Bamako (AFP) July 26, 2017
Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash
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Lockheed receives contract 50 F-35s for foreign military sales
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is being awarded a $3.7 billion modification to an existing contract for the low-rate production of Lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The modification will purchase 50 F-35s for foreign military sales customers including Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, and Norway, among other recipients. The contract also includes equipment and additional ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Boeing, U.S. military finish EMP testing on KC-46 tanker
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Switzerland approved for F/A-18 upgrade package
Beijing (AFP) July 28, 2017
China Eastern Airlines to acquire 10% of Air France-KLM
China tells Trump not to link trade to N. Korea
Beijing (AFP) July 31, 2017
China said Monday the US should not link trade to discussions about North Korea's nuclear programme, after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to restrain Pyongyang despite profiting from business with America. "We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are two issues that are in two completely different domains," Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming tol ... more
Seville, Spain (AFP) July 31, 2017
Economic rebound bypasses Spain's poorest neighbourhood
Beijing (AFP) July 31, 2017
China manufacturing expansion slows in July
Shanghai (AFP) July 28, 2017
Starbucks takes full control of China stores in $1.3 bn deal
NASA, ESA understand major setback inevitable if cooperation in stops
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 01, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation, US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA) understand that possible suspension of cooperation may negatively affect each of them, Roscosmos Director General Igor Komarov said Saturday. "It's very easy to make hasty decisions which would interrupt this cooperation. Both we and our partners understand th ... more
Tokyo (AFP) July 31, 2017
US returns tiny portion of controversial Okinawa base
Tbilisi (AFP) July 31, 2017
Russia expulsions won't deter US 'commitment to allies': Pence
Washington (AFP) July 28, 2017
New chief of staff John Kelly a retired Marine general
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Pollution clouds Gambia's efforts to woo China
Gunjur, Gambia (AFP) July 30, 2017
The Gambia is courting Beijing's attention after re-establishing diplomatic relations last year, but villagers and activists say Chinese investment is a double-edged sword as they fight a firm accused of dumping waste. Chinese firms in Africa are frequently accused of polluting the environment to produce materials ready to export back home, in incidents recorded by experts across the mines o ... more
Leicester UK (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
'Omnipresent' effects of human impact on England's landscape revealed
Meulaboh, Indonesia (AFP) July 26, 2017
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Environmental toxins are impacting Lake Baikal
Elephants, tigers kill one human a day in India
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Endangered elephants and tigers are killing one person a day in India as humans put a growing squeeze on their habitat, according to new government figures. But man is in turn killing a leopard a day as the man-animal tussle for space reaches new heights. India has lost vast swathes of forests to urbanisation in recent decades, forcing animals into human-occupied zones. According to ... more
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
New phase change mechanism could lead to new class of chemical vapor sensors
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
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