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August 18, 2017
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Gazprom's gas exports inch higher



Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Russia natural gas company Gazprom said it's scaling up its deliveries to consumers that would be fed eventually by a pipeline through Turkey. The company said its natural gas shipments to countries outside the Russian commonwealth were up 12 percent year-over-year for the period ending August 15. By countries, gas exports to Bulgaria were up 11 percent, up 13.2 percent to Greece, up 24.4 percent to Hungary, up 40.8 percent and 22.4 higher year-over-year for Turkey, according to Russia news age ... read more

OIL AND GAS
U.S. gasoline exports overshadow strong production
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
The production of gasoline in the United States is near a record high, though supply levels are under pressure from exports, a federal report said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Balance apparent, but supply issues leave oil prices bruised
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Crude oil prices were moving slightly lower early Thursday as sentiment about a balanced market competed against rising U.S. and OPEC oil production. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Statoil to drill more in the North Sea
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
The Norwegian government said it signed off on plans from energy company Statoil to start new drilling operations in the North Sea. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Mixed results for Trump's first oil and gas auction for Gulf
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
The largest lease sale in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the first under President Trump's administration, generated mixed results for high bids and coverage. ... more
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Clouds developing over U.S. LNG export potential
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
A U.S. industrial trade group said Washington's domestic focus should prioritize the retention of natural gas, rather than target it for the export market. ... more
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LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided
Brest, France (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible due to global warming, energy firm Total said Thursday. ... more
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U.S. plans sale from Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy said it plans to sell some of the oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the world's largest emergency supply of oil. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Saudi Arabia, Iraq look to reopen border after 27 years
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Iraqi and Saudi officials on Wednesday inspected a border crossing between their countries to examine how to reopen the frontier, closed for the past 27 years,, officials said Wednesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices move up on good data, but ceiling may be approaching
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Crude oil prices were relatively steady early Wednesday as reports of a decline in U.S. crude oil inventories balanced against sentiment of an emerging ceiling. ... more
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Russian company Lukoil reports slight dip in oil production
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Russian energy company Lukoil said total oil production for the second quarter was slightly lower, in part because of a reduction from operations in Iraq. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees big profit jump
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Australian energy company Woodside Petroleum said its 49 percent jump in first-half profits came in part through a reduction in production costs. ... more
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Kuwait continues oil spill examinations
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Kuwait's government said Iran has verified there were no reports of oil spilled from its tanker or pipelines following reports of Persian Gulf sheen. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Transocean to acquire Songa Offshore
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
Rig company Transocean said it built up its position in the offshore industry by reaching an agreement to acquire its North Atlantic rival, Songa Offshore. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. gas prices holding steady as summer fades
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
U.S. retail gasoline prices are holding relatively stable, with analysts offering competing perspectives on the trend ahead as the demand-heavy summer wanes. ... more



Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
Mexico City (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. It was considered sacred by the ancient Aztecs, and modern-day Mexicans eat it, drink it, and even use it in medicines and shampoos. Now scientists have come up with a new use for the bright green plant: producing renewable energy. Instantly recognizable with its jum ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Additive selectively converts CO2 to multicarbon fuels
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
Floating solar power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: solar energy generation. Large-scale floating solar projects have been installed in Japan and China, as well as on ponds at California wineries. But solar energy has remained p ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
Work begins in carbon-free site in Dubai
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Solar glasses generate solar power
Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power
Richland WA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision goggles use thermal imaging, which captures infrared light that's invisible to the human eye. Now, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are using thermal imaging to help birds and bats near offshore wind farms. ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
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
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Despite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century. That is the conclusion of a new study from the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which used data ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
RWE optimistic for 2017, boosted by nuclear tax refund
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
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Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a group of scientists including Carnegie's Anna Michalak and Yuanyuan Fang. Scientists predict tha ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Asian Development Bank finds new climate finance stream
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Heat map showcases extreme temperatures in Southern Europe
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
Uber board spat over ex-chief Kalanick goes public
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
A bitter fight over control of Uber has intensified in recent days with warring factions battling over the future role, if any, of ousted chief executive Travis Kalanick at the global rideshare titan. On Monday, a major investor fired off a message to Uber employees explaining why it filed suit last week against founder Kalanick, accusing him of covering misdeeds while rigging the board in o ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless cars
New York (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Shares of Fiat Chrysler surge on report of Chinese suitors
Manila (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber bows to Philippines suspension after show of defiance
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Iran general slams Iraq referendum plan during Erdogan talks
Ankara (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff said Wednesday after talks with Turkey's president that a referendum on independence in Iraq's Kurdish region would trigger conflict and negative consequences for the entire region. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri's remarks, carried by Iran's official IRNA news agency, underlined the firm opposition shared in Tehran and Ankara to the poll next month. ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Iraq readies to retake another IS bastion: officials
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Canada to contribute policing to liberated Iraq city
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
Trump praises N. Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test
New York (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea's leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam. "Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump stunned the world last week by warning North Korea it faced "fire a ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again
United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
UN chief offers help in N.Korea diplomacy efforts
Seoul (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China, Russia push talks as N. Korea steps back from missile launches
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
China on Wednesday denied violations of religious freedom after the United States accused Beijing of persecuting Christians, Muslims, Falun Gong members and Tibetan Buddhists in an annual report. "All Chinese people of all ethnic groups and all regions are fully entitled to religious belief. The so-called report ignores facts," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular pres ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Hong Kong activists fear more jailings; As Beijing defends crackdown
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Hong Kong activists defiant in face of possible jail term
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip with 'exhaustion'
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip next week to Botswana because of "exhaustion" after Beijing expressed anger at the African country for allowing the visit. The 82-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, who lives in exile in India, was to speak at a three day conference in Botswana's capital Gaborone, which begins on August 17. An official statement released late Friday said the Dalai Lama ... more
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
UN says Nigeria relations 'intact' after unauthorised raid
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'
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NASA, students to study eclipse with high-altitude balloons
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Not everyone will be watching next week's eclipse from ground level. As part of the Eclipse Ballooning Project, some 50 high-altitude balloons launched from 20 locations will offer a view of the phenomenon from the edge of space. For those in the path of Monday's total solar eclipse, the star attraction will be skyward. Necks will be craned as moon's path intercepts the sun and casts a ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin to hire 1,000 more workers for F-35 production in Fort Worth
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives $24.1M F-35 systems contract
Moscow (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Women to train as Russian air force pilots
Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin
Sydney (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Australia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC as it cracks down on money laundering and terrorism financing. The changes came two weeks after AUSTRAC took the country's biggest bank, the Commonwealth, to court for alleged "serious and systemic non-compliance" of money laundering and terror financ ... more
Sydney (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Australia's Crown says all staff held in China now free
Washington (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Trump ups ante with China, orders inquiry over trade ties
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Warning from history: Could Japan-style crash hit China
India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. He said Chinese so ... more
Eniwa, Japan (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid regional tension
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US
Washington (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Pentagon adjusts to life under unpredictable commander-in-chief
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Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
Paris (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury was named for the Japanese fishing town in which thousands were poisoned by the deadly element in the mid-20th century. The toll was caused by discharge from a chemical factory ... more
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Canada looking to add environmental protections to NAFTA
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Libyan marine rescue zone aims to 'organise' NGOs: navy
Tripoli (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Libya is not "preventing" NGOs from carrying out migrant rescue operations off its coast, but has set up a coastal search and rescue zone to "organise" their work, its navy said Wednesday. The navy last week ordered unauthorised foreign vessels to stay out of Libya's coastal zone, a measure it said targeted NGOs carrying out search and rescue missions for migrants headed towards Europe. ... more
Freetown (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Mass burials begin for 400 Sierra Leone flood victims
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Urban flooding on the rise, as countryside dries up
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
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