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August 11, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Canada: province hires special counsel to help fight pipeline



Ottawa (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
British Columbia's new social-democratic government hired external counsel Thursday to review a pipeline expansion in Canada's westernmost province, after vowing during a recent election to kill the project. Officials also said they would seek to join a court challenge of the Trans Mountain project and try to revive consultations with affected indigenous groups. That was a key condition of the pipeline's approval by the federal government last year, but some groups said it was inadequate. It is ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Mexican energy sector escapes Franklin more or less unscathed
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Mexican refiners along the country's western coast were relatively spared as the remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin move out to sea, an industry report found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Saudis ready to export more oil to Iraq
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
After discussions on compliance with an OPEC-led effort to balance the market, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Iraq could be the target for more exports. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Rig movements increase offshore Norway
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
A $68 million agreement puts a deep water rig on patrol offshore Norway for nine months starting in February, the companies involved said Thursday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OMV posts production, but weak financials
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Austrian energy company OMV said it planned to spend less as the price of oil levels out, but boasted of production gains from Libya and offshore Norway. ... more
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Oil prices sink on IEA warning on balance
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Crude oil prices drifted lower early Friday after a report from the International Energy Agency said the markets were balancing, but it's a stubborn process. ... more
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Saudi, Iraq vow stronger commitment to cut oil output
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
OPEC's top two producers agreed Thursday to strengthen their commitment to production cuts, as the oil cartel reported a collective increase in output last month in a setback for its deal to pump less. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Texas rig permitting nearly doubles from 2016
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Accounting for about half of all the active rigs in the United States, the energy regulator in Texas said total drilling permits nearly doubled from last year. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Amec Foster Wheeler ready for new life with Wood Group
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
With oil and gas revenue dropping 18 percent, British project manager Amec Foster Wheeler said it was moving in the right direction by merging with Wood Group. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil production for Gazprom Neft up 5 percent
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Russian oil company Gazprom Neft said its net production was up more than 5 percent from last year, driven in part by output from OPEC-member Iraq. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. shale player Sanchez boosted by second quarter acquisition
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
U.S. shale exploration and production company Sanchez Energy said its output increased more than 40 percent over the first quarter of the year. ... more


Geopolitical tension in the driver's seat for oil prices

OIL AND GAS
U.S. could be world's No. 3 LNG exporter
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
The United States could be the third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in the world by the end of the decade, a short-term federal report found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Continental Resources says it will do more with less
(UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Continental Resources, one of the larger U.S. shale players, said it would be cash neutral in the current market, but raised its forecast for annual production. ... more
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. ... 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



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
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
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
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it swapped out some of its assets in order to share control over wind farms located off the British coast. Statoil signed a swap agreement with British energy company SSE and German energy company Innogy for interests in the Dogger Bank wind park. Innogy under the arrangement takes a 100 percent stake in the developments Teesside wind farms at Dogge ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
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
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
Beijing (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 09, 2017
Can poor air quality mask global warming's effects
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
Electric vehicles to eat into global oil demand by 6 million barrels
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
An increased consumer use of electric vehicles means global oil demand could shrink by at least 6 million barrels, a report from Wood Mackenzie found. In what was described as a carbon-constrained scenario, the new report, prepared in coordination with GTM Research, which covers the global electricity sector, said electric vehicles could make up about 20 percent of all of the car ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Czech Republic aims for nation-wide vehicle charging points
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
VW offers discounts against dirty old diesels
(UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Mining giant BHP hops on EV bandwagon
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Canada to contribute policing to liberated Iraq city
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Canada will send up to 20 police officers to Iraq to help local authorities establish a police presence in Mosul, which was recently liberated from the Islamic State group, the government announced Wednesday. The officers are scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, joining three Canadian police officers already on the ground. They are expected to stay until March 2019. "Progress has ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
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
Trump says NKorea would 'truly regret' attacking US
Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
President Donald Trump tightened the screws on North Korea Friday, warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" taking any hostile action against the US as he prepared for talks with China's leader on the crisis. Trump has been engaged all week in a war of words with the North over its weapons and missile programs, as US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
As tensions soar, South Korea mulls nuclear arms
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
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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
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Anger over calls to limit air-con for Hong Kong maids
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
India Eyes Big Business with Africa in Space Exploration
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 09, 2017
The recent foray of Ghana into space exploration provides immense business opportunities for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which boasts the most cost-effective launch vehicle. New Delhi (Spuntik) - Ghana recently launched its first ever satellite, GhanaSat-1, from NASA's International Space Station. A group of students at Ghana's All Nations University (ANU) built the sate ... more
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Nigerian forces in 'unauthorised search' of UN camp
Nairobi (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Kenyan opposition demands Odinga be 'declared president'
Nairobi (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Calls for peace on eve of tense Kenya election
NASA's Scientific Balloon Program Reaches New Heights
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
For decades, NASA has released enormous scientific balloons into Earth's atmosphere, miles above the altitude of commercial flights. The Balloon Program is currently preparing new missions bearing sensitive instruments, including one designed to investigate the birth of our universe and another with ballooning origins that will fly on the International Space Station. NASA's Primordial Infl ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Lockheed receives $9.4M contract for F-35 modifications
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Japan approves US Marine flights of Ospreys after crash
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Air Force finishes ground testing of new highly efficient engine
China factory gate inflation misses expectations in July
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China's factory price inflation remained steady for the third consecutive month in July, the government said Wednesday, coming in slightly below expectations as experts warn of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 5.5 percent year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the same as the previous two months but mis ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
US finds Chinese aluminum foil subsidized, slaps duties
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Treadmills to karaoke -- China goes sharing crazy
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Ahead of NAFTA talks, Canada looks to U.S. Midwest
North Korea: Trump fire talk singes Tillerson's wings
Washington (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"? This week US Secretary of State and diplomatic good cop Rex Tillerson was in southeast Asia, working with allies to isolate and cajole Kim Jong-Un's regime. Meanwhile, back home, bad cop in chief President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury like the world has ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India's army steps up troop level on China border: report
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Guam: strategic island in the Pacific
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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
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