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September 01, 2017
OIL AND GAS
U.S. releases oil from strategic reserves in response to Harvey



Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
With large-scale outages to the U.S. energy sector continuing, the federal government said Thursday it authorized a release of oil from its strategic reserves. As of Wednesday, there were 678.9 million barrels stored in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday it authorized the release of 200,000 barrels through a pipeline to a Phillips 55 refinery in Lake Charles, La. "The department will continue to provide assistance as deemed necessary, and wi ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Oil prices bounce back after Harvey downgraded to tropical depression
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
A U.S. decision to take emergency measures to offset energy market strains from Tropical Depression Harvey in part helped boost crude oil prices early Thursday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Gasoline prices spike on shortage worries in Harvey's wake
New York (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
US gasoline prices have jumped in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and local shortages could occur but the situation is likely to stabilize in the coming days. ... more
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Lundin exploring new potential in Barents Sea
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
A new well in Norway's southern waters of the Barents Sea is targeting a prospect thought to hold 244 million barrels of oil equivalents, Lundin Petroleum said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libya's economic recovery hurt by attacks on oil centers
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
With a loss from missing oil revenue, the closure of Libyan oil fields by militants is thwarting economic progress in the country, an oil director said. ... more
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Canada signs off on parts of overhaul to a westward oil pipeline
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
A Canadian regulator said it was satisfied with the environmental protection plans necessary for part of the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. ... more
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Michigan agencies concerned by gaps in Great Lakes oil pipeline coating
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
State agencies in Michigan said they were concerned by evidence showing gaps in a protective coating on a pipeline system in the northern Great Lakes. ... more
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Oil and gas wells as a strong source of greenhouse gases
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
The pictures went around the world. In April 2010, huge amounts of methane gas escaped from a well below the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico. This "blow-out" caused an explosion, in ... more
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Brazil threatens to nix Total's Amazon oil drilling bid
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Brazil is threatening to turn down Total's bid to drill in the mouth of the Amazon river, saying the French oil giant has not allayed concerns over its ability to protect a huge offshore coral reef. ... more
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Statoil's Arctic exploration fails to find oil
Oslo (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Norwegian oil group Statoil said Tuesday that exploratory drilling in the Korpfjell prospect area in the Arctic, which experts thought may contain the country's largest oil find, had been "disappointing". ... more
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Total starts new production in the North Sea
Washington (UPI) Aug 30, 2017
French energy company Total said Wednesday it started new production at gas and ultra-light oil fields that will contribute to its growth in the North Sea. ... more


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Texas crude oil production up 3 percent before Harvey slowdown
Washington (UPI) Aug 30, 2017
The energy regulator in Texas said data from the industry show the average daily volume of crude oil production was up about 3 percent from last year. ... more
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Harvey pushing gas prices up as another storm approaches east coast of U.S.
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Uncertainty about the long-term impacts from Tropical Storm Harvey are already pushing gasoline prices up at the retail level, motor club AAA reported. ... more
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Oil down as US refineries struggle from Harvey impact
Singapore (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Crude prices fell further in Asian trade Thursday as refineries shut down by deadly storm Harvey in the key oil-producing US Gulf Coast struggled to get back online, further piling up supplies. ... more
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Oil prices down as US reels from Harvey
Singapore (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Crude prices slipped back in Asian trade Wednesday as a key US oil-producing region reeled from the devastation caused by monster storm Harvey. ... more



Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst
Champaign IL (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed at the University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria. Biofuels are made from renewable materials such as plants or algae, and offer an alternative to petroleum-based ... more
Lincoln NE (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Technique could aid mass production of biodegradable plastic
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
How a bacterium can live on methanol
New York NY (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Cyborg bacteria outperform plants when turning sunlight into useful compounds
Moscow gets its first traffic signals powered by renewable energy
Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2017
The Russian capital, Moscow, now has its first traffic signals ever to be powered by renewable energy, the nation's Center for Traffic Organization announced. "Traffic lights of the new system have two independent sources of energy: a wind generator and a solar battery," Vadim Yuryev, the head of the Russian Center for Traffic Organization, was quoted by the Tass news agency as saying. ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Perovskite solar cells go single crystal
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Shape-shifters soak up sunshine
Atlanta GA (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Photosynthesis discovery could help design more efficient artificial solar cells
Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Saudi Arabia invited bids Tuesday from 25 shortlisted companies to build a 400 megawatt wind power project, as the world's top oil exporter pushes for renewable sources to diversify its energy mix. The plant in northern Al-Jouf province is the first utility-scale wind project as part of the government's reform plan to wean the kingdom off oil, which has set a target of 9.5 gigawatts of renew ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
First foundations set for Baltic Sea wind farm
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
U.S. extends wind energy taproots into Zambia
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurated Tuesday a new internationally-controlled uranium fuel bank seen as potentially important in curbing nuclear proliferation and reducing regional security tensions. The bank is capable of storing enough low-enriched uranium fuel to light up a large city for three years and it is hoped that access to the fuel will dissuade countries from launching their own nuclear enrich ... more
Budapest (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work:
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Fukushima operator faces $5 bn US suit over 2011 disaster
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch
Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
An international research team co-led by a Monash biologist has shown that methane-oxidising bacteria - key organisms responsible for greenhouse gas mitigation - are more flexible and resilient than previously thought. Soil bacteria that oxidise methane (methanotrophs) are globally important in capturing methane before it enters the atmosphere, and we now know that they can consume hydroge ... more
Corvallis OR (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Methane from tundra, ocean floor didn't spike during previous natural warming period
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Research identifies new microbe with potential to help rebalance Earth's nitrogen cycle
Paris (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat
Nanoparticles pollution rises 30 percent when flex-fuel cars switch from bio to fossil
Sao Paulom Brazil (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline. However, the health of the entire population pays a high price: substitution of gasoline for ethanol leads to a 30% increase in the atmospheric concentration of ultrafine particulate matter, which consists of particles with a diameter of less ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
New emissions test necessary for new vehicles in the EU
Worcester MA (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
New liquid-metal membrane technology may help make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles viable
Manila (AFP) Aug 26, 2017
Uber to resume Philippine service 'soon' after fine
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Jordan, Iraq reopen only border crossing; Iraqi forces close in on last jihadist ISIS stronghold
Amman (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Jordan and Iraq on Wednesday reopened their only border crossing, saying security had been restored three years after the Islamic State group seized control of frontier areas. In a joint statement, the two countries' governments said the crossing, called Turaibil in Iraq and Al-Karameh in Jordan, was reopened after it was "secured... against attacks by criminal gangs". The border crossin ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Iraq strikes major victory over Jihadists; As IS slides from defeat to defeat
Tal Afar, Iraq (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Iraq fighters take 'victory selfies' at Tal Afar citadel
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
IS evacuation deal sparks Iraqi outrage
North Korea and its missiles: what next?
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Tensions between North Korea and the United States are spiking again in the aftermath of Pyongyang's latest weapons test, when it lobbed an intermediate range missile over northern Japan. The long-running face off between the little-understood regime in Pyongyang and the United States has intensified since the start of Donald Trump's unorthodox presidency, and shows no signs of calming down. ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
US-South joint drills end amid soaring N. Korea tensions
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Postman who survived Nagasaki A-bomb dies at 88
Tehran (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Iran's Rouhani dismisses military site inspections
Chinese Communist Party congress set for Oct 18: state media
Beijing (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
China will convene its 19th Party Congress on October 18, state media said Thursday, a key meeting held every five years where President Xi Jinping is expected to receive a second term as the ruling Communist Party's top leader. More than 2,300 delegates will discuss the country's accomplishments since the previous gathering and elect the new members of the party's top leadership, according ... more
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Beijing (AFP) Aug 27, 2017
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Shanghai (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
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DRCongo troops chasing reporter 'force entry' at UN base
Kinshasa (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
The UN said Tuesday that soldiers "forced entry" into its base in the volatile Kasai region of DR Congo aiming to arrest a journalist critical of President Joseph Kabila. Journalist Edouard Diye Tshitenge had been planning to present a manifesto on Monday demanding the removal of Kabila, who has refused to step down despite constitutional limits. But the general who heads operations in t ... more
Luanda (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Africa Endeavor 2017 communications conference starts in Malawi
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Elbit upgrading F-5 fighters of unidentified country
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Elbit Systems of Israel is to upgrade F-5 fighter jets from an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced on Tuesday. The contract is worth about $93 million, the company said, and the work will be performed over a three-year period. "We are proud to have been selected to perform this upgrade program, building on our vast know-how and experience in F-5 ... more
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
U.S. Air Force to receive first fully operational F-35A squadron
Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2017
General Dynamics receives $310.6M contract for M1A2 SEP 3 upgrades
Washington (UPI) Aug 25, 2017
U.S. Army tests JETS forward observer targeting system
Prosecutors appeal against ruling on Samsung heir
Seoul (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a harsher punishment for the heir to the Samsung empire, appealing against a court ruling that sentenced him to five years in prison for bribery. Lee Jae-Yong, the de-facto head of Samsung Electronics, was found guilty last week of bribery, perjury and other charges related to payments made by Samsung to ousted president Park Geun-Hye's secret confidante Choi ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
China factory activity picks up in August
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
China Construction Bank profits lifted by economy, debt crackdown
NATO battle groups in Baltics now operational
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
NATO's four multi-national battlegroups in the Baltics and Poland are now fully operational following a certification exercise of a Canadian-led battlegroup. NATO said Monday that the Canadian-led battlegroup is based in Latvia and operates from contributions from Albania, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain. NATO leaders last year decided to enhance its presence in the alliance's ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
China says it hopes India will 'learn lessons' from standoff
Washington (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
US orders Russia to close San Francisco consulate
Moscow (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Russia says massive Zapad-2017 drills 'purely defensive'
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Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia has outlawed sand exports from a coastal region where it has been primarily funnelled in huge quantities to Singapore, a move met with scepticism from activists who said previous bans on the destructive industry had failed to take root. Environmental groups have long accused Cambodia of running damaging and corrupt sand dredging operations along the southwest coast and the Mekong ri ... more
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Aug 26, 2017
Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisis
Nairobi (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Kenya bans plastic bags in bid to fight pollution
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Catholic church condemns Brazil plan for Amazon mining
Two landslides kill 30 in China
Beijing (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Two landslides in rural areas of China have killed 30 people with at least another 12 missing, according to state media reports Wednesday. The death toll from a large landslide that struck a town in southwestern Guizhou province on Monday rose to 23 while a second landslide on Wednesday killed seven people in the northwest of the country. More than 600,000 cubic metres of rock and mud ha ... more
Crosby, United States (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
After Harvey, misery piles on for Texas plant evacuees
Houston (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
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