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August 09, 2017
OIL AND GAS
United Arab Emirates, an OPEC member, eyes more oil production



Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Bringing new partners to the offshore sector could support the effort to boost production to 3.5 million barrels per day, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said. The company, known by its acronym, ADNOC, said it was in "advanced discussions" with more than a dozen potential partners expressing an interest in offshore areas. The United Arab Emirates is strategically significant because its Fujairah port is the only export facility in the country that exists fully outside the Strait of Hormuz, the s ... read more

OIL AND GAS
First batch of regional troops arrive in South Sudan
Juba (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
The head of South Sudan's UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Moody's: Energy-rich Qatar facing economic risks
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Qatar's finances remains exposed to risks associated with lingering regional disputes and declining oil-related revenues, Moody's Investors Service said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
High demand means higher gasoline prices, report finds
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Swelling consumer demand and pressure from crude oil prices means the average price for gas is 23 cents higher than this time last year, retail analysis finds. ... more
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Shale-rich Oklahoma sees widespread economic growth
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Gross domestic product and production taxes from oil and gas in Oklahoma reveal the state economy is expanding, the state treasurer said. ... more
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Oil prices relatively even on wait-and-see Tuesday
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Crude oil prices were relatively even early Tuesday as Libyan production resumes after a brief disruption, while anticipation stews over broader OPEC moves. ... more
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Libyan oil production issue resolved
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Matters that led to a disruption at Libya's largest oil field have been resolved and the situation is improving, a spokesperson for an energy company said. ... more
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Win-win deal for Baker Hughes and offshore Papua New Guinea
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
From equipment services to appraisal activity, Baker Hughes, now a GE company, said it landed a first-of-a-kind deal for operations offshore Papua New Guinea. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Third gas discovery declared off the coast of Myanmar
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Australian energy company Woodside Petroleum said it was reviewing its options after finding natural gas during an exploration campaign offshore Myanmar. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Barents Sea yields little for Norway's Statoil
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Monday it was upbeat about finding more oil and natural gas despite disappointing results in the Barents Sea. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil success continues offshore Senegal
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Companies exploring the waters off the coast of Senegal said they've made another oil discovery just north of the flagship SNE oil field. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
GasBuddy: Gas prices could go higher, but not too much
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
The national price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States should stay within a steady range even as demand pressures increase, GasBuddy reported Monday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC's uphill effort leaves oil prices in negative territory
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
With demand pressures from seasonal factors starting to fade, crude oil prices lost ground early Monday as questions about balance start to resurface. ... more
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Venezuela army hunts rebels behind raid on military base
Caracas (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Venezuela's military was on Monday hunting an ex-officer and a lieutenant who led uniformed rebels on a weekend raid to grab weapons from an army base, fueling fears the country's worsening crisis could tip into armed conflict. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iraqi oil wealth not enough for broad economic growth
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
Corruption and internal political rifts could be factors weighing on the economy of OPEC-member Iraq, a report from Moody's Investors Service said. ... more



Additive selectively converts CO2 to multicarbon fuels
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Chemists have figured out a new, more efficient way to create carbon-based fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2). In chemical reactions performed in the lab, a Caltech team has identified a new additive that helps selectively convert CO2 into fuels containing multiple carbon atoms - a step toward ultimately making renewable liquid fuels that are not derived from coal or oil. "The results were qu ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one
Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels
Solar glasses generate solar power
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight - and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses that supply a ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
New method enhances broadband light absorption in solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Lightweight catalyst for artificial photosynthesis
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities and financial benefits of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in urban and suburban areas. A VAWT is a ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, low wind prices
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Shale-rich Oklahoma to host mega-wind farm
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
SCHOTT, an expert provider of glass-to-metal electrical penetration assemblies to the nuclear power industry, has welcomed a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighting the potentially severe issues that can occur as a result of complete failure of electrical and instrumentation and control (I and C) equipment under severe accident conditions. The report, ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday. Since US President Donald Trump's decision in June to quit the Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Beijing has proclaimed its willingness to stick to the pact. Analysts say the US move gives China an opportunity to establi ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Government report sees drastic climate change impact in US: NYT
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 09, 2017
Can poor air quality mask global warming's effects
Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Electric car startup Faraday Future said Monday it had signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018. The company, whose backers include the head of the financially strapped Chinese tech group LeEco, said its new facility will be in Hanford, California, roughly halfway between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Faraday Future ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
BMW sticks to cautious forecast as profits shift up
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China issues bike-sharing guidelines as complaints rise
Berlin (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Germany's car bosses bid to head off diesel ban with software patch
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Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A US federal appeals court on Friday tossed out the murder conviction of a Blackwater security guard who was serving a life sentence for a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 Iraqis dead. The court also ordered a resentencing for three other members of Blackwater who were involved in the killing of unarmed civilians, including women and children, in a Baghdad traffic circle. They had e ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Iraq faces vast challenges securing, rebuilding Mosul
Kabul (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Two killed in IS-claimed attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
FMS support deal in works for Iraqi vessels
Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base: army
Tehran (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. The incident was "probably related to psychological problems of the soldier who suddenly started firing on his comrades," the statement said. It took place on a shooting range, and could also have bee ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
N. Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Tillerson: World united to disarm North Korea
Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong
Phnom Penh (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation. Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia. But a series of high-profile abuse cases have seized global headlines in recent years ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
Singapore (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese-American professor appeals Singapore expulsion
Calls for peace on eve of tense Kenya election
Nairobi (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Former US president Barack Obama led international calls for peace Monday ahead of Kenyan elections seen as too close to call, with fears that violence could flare in east Africa's richest economy. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta gave a televised election-eve speech aimed at easing tensions, after a final campaign week marred by rigging accusations levelled by his bitter rival Raila Odinga, ... more
Harare (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police
Kigali (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Rwanda's Kagame in landslide poll win with around 98% of votes
Bamako (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
European support for Sahel 'mutually reinforcing': Germany
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Secretary of the Air Force orders instruction review
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has said the Air Force will significantly pare back outmoded and unnecessary Air Force Instructions over the next two years. Wilson said on Friday that the sheer scale of the instructions and publications make it impossible for Air Force personnel to know and follow every rule, many of them contradictory, which breeds cynicism and contempt among ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
US Marines may ground aircraft after latest deadly crash
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Alloy Surfaces receives two year contract for flare countermeasures
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
State Department approves sale of A-29 Super Tucanos to Nigeria
Canada to protect national interests during NAFTA talks
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
As energy trade groups enter the fray, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told leaders national interests would be protected during NAFTA negotiations. The first round for negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement starts August 16 in Washington, D.C. Canada counts on the United States as its top trading partner and is the top oil exporter to its southern neighbor. Trad ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese export, import growth rates slow in July
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Hong Kong tycoon Li 'cautious' as profits rise
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. China claims nearly all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes and which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Its s ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China scores diplomatic coup in sea row
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump salvo
Vijfhuizen, Netherlands (AFP) July 17, 2017
On third MH17 anniversary, families unveil 'living memorial'
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Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought
Raleigh NC (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the atmosphere than researchers previously thought. "Previous studies have looked solely at direct emissions from cookstoves ... more
Tenerife, Spain (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Algae blooms irk Canaries beachgoers
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill
Moscow (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Russia's Lake Baikal 'extremely polluted', Putin warns
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
The resting place of missing flight MH370 will eventually be found but it will require advances in science and technology, including artificial intelligence, Malaysia Airlines' chief said Tuesday. No trace of the Boeing 777, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board, was found during a lengthy deep sea hunt in the southern Indian Ocean off western Australia, with the search ca ... more
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders
Rome (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Elephants, tigers kill one human a day in India


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