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September 11, 2017
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U.S. part of energy security strategy, Ukraine says



Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Cooperation with the United States on energy security will help Ukrainian efforts to reduce its dependency on Russia, the envoy to the United States said. Valeriy Chaly, the Ukrainian envoy to the United States, said collaborative efforts with Holtec International, which has headquarters in New Jersey, on nuclear storage objectives were "extremely important" to energy security. Holtec in August secured approval from the Ukrainian government to start construction on a fuel storage facilit ... read more

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TransCanada mulling pipeline options after regulatory review
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Pipeline company TransCanada said it was reviewing its options for Canadian pipeline infrastructure because of changes made by regulatory authorities. ... more
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Oil tied to South Sudan and U.S. sanctions
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against officials in South Sudan, including those accused of inciting civil war and funding arms with oil. ... more
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Russia's Gazprom examines LNG options in Japan
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom said it signed preliminary agreements for small- and mid-sized liquefied natural gas projects in the Japanese market. ... more
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Irma squeezing U.S. gasoline supplies
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
While parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast are recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Irma's move through the Caribbean is causing gasoline shortages, data tracking show. ... more
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US dollar, not OPEC, driving markets, Russian oil boss says
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
The value of the U.S. dollar is having more of an impact on oil markets than the OPEC effort to trim production, the head of Russian oil company Rosneft said. ... more
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Tropical storms continue to sway as markets upended
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Prices for major oil benchmarks diverged early Friday as hurricanes in North America continued to sideline storage and production facilities. ... more
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DNO gains oil lead in the north of Iraq
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
The foot is "on the accelerator" for Kurdish oil operations with new assets gained through a deal with Exxon Mobil, Norwegian energy company DNO said. ... more
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Study quantifies potential for water reuse in permian basin oil production
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Hydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin that stretches across western Texas and New Mexico one of the richest oil fields in the world. But the improved reserves come with some ser ... more
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Shell opens its first retail gas station in Mexico
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Dutch supermajor Shell said it's opened its first retail gasoline service station in Mexico, one of the largest gasoline markets in the world. ... more
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More shale production expected from Colorado
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Bill Barrett Corp., which has a core focus in U.S. shale oil basins, said production for the year could be higher than expected because of Colorado's success. ... more


France proposes ban on oil and gas exploration

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France to end fossil fuel production
Paris (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
The French government unveiled plans Wednesday to put an end to oil and gas production on its territory in a largely symbolic move it hopes will inspire bigger producing nations to copy. ... more
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U.S. weather-driven rally in oil prices continues
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Crude oil prices continued to recover Wednesday in response to weather events in a U.S. energy sector expected to take weeks to rebound from Hurricane Harvey. ... more
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Brazil could extend energy hand to Iran
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Iran's Oil Ministry reported that Brazil may be interested in extending support to the exploration and production side of the sector in the Persian Gulf. ... more
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Energy sector recovery slow post-Harvey
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
While flood waters are receding in parts of the U.S. south hit by Hurricane Harvey, it could take weeks for the energy sector to recover, assessments note. ... more



Could switchgrass help China's air quality?
Urbana IL (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Researchers from the United States and China have proposed an idea that could improve China's air quality, but they're not atmospheric scientists. They're agronomists. "China's poor air quality is caused by a combination of coal burning and particulates from soil erosion. The Loess Plateau is the major source of erosion in China, and air quality there is just terrible. If erosion in the Lo ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Reusable ruthenium-based catalyst could be a game-changer for the biomass industry
Ames IA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Center for Biorenewable Chemicals introduces idea for new molecules,
Lincoln NE (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Technique could aid mass production of biodegradable plastic
Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry - can be "healed" by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity. The international team of researchers demonstrated in 2016 that defects in the crystalline structure of perovskites could be healed by exposing them to light, but the effects w ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Engineers develop tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
New records for the solar cell of tomorrow
Golden CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
NREL, Swiss scientists power past solar efficiency records
Light-Based Method Improves Practicality and Quality of Remote Wind Measurements
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Researchers have developed a new remote sensing instrument based on light detection and ranging (LIDAR) that could offer a simple and robust way to accurately measure wind speed. The detailed, real-time wind measurements could help scientists to better understand how hurricanes form and provide information that meteorologists can use to pinpoint landfall earlier, giving people more time to prepa ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Texas makes wind energy strides
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
First foundations set for Baltic Sea wind farm
Jacobs JV wins support contract for nuclear research center
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
A Jacobs Engineering Group joint venture is providing support and test services to the U.S Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration. The services by Mission Support and Test Services LLC, led by Honeywell International, is specifically for the Nevada National Security Site. The NNSS is a former nuclear test site that is now a major center for research and dev ... more
Islamabad (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
PM opens country's fifth nuclear power plant
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
A group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry's periodic table. And just as chemists have used their periodic table as a point of reference to understand relationships among elements, the emerging table for ecologists shows relationships over time among animals, plants and their environments - acting as a critical resource for scientists se ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Series of potent hurricanes stokes scientific debate
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Australia has hottest winter on record
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria
US House passes bill to clear path for self-driving cars
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at clearing the path for deployment of self-driving vehicles by requiring consistent regulations across the 50 states. The "Self Drive Act" approved by voice vote "will help pave the way for self-driving cars nationwide and ensures America stays a global leader in innovation," said a tweet from Representative Greg Walden ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Post-Harvey Houston faces a car crunch
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Battling to thwart diesel bans, Merkel throws in the cash
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
VW shares gain as dieselgate bullet dodged
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The battle for Mosul from behind the camera
Perpignan, France (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Finalists in one of photojournalism's most prestigious awards competition came away with far more than pictures while covering the fight for Iraq's Mosul, the longest urban battle since Stalingrad. "In all my life as a reporter, I've never had suicide bombers right in front of me," said Patrick Chauvel, one of four finalists for the top prize at the Visa pour l'Image festival in the southern ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
On the banks of the Tigris, a refuge for Iraqi readers
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Slow recovery for Iraq's Mosul after IS ouster
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Iraq faces vast challenges despite victories over IS: experts
N.Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Nuclear-armed North Korea's testing of long-range missiles that could possibly reach US soil has kindled debate in Japan and South Korea about developing their own nuclear deterrent, prompting fears of a North East Asian arms race. In the event of all-out war with North Korea, would US President Donald Trump risk American cities being targeted to protect traditional allies in Seoul and Tokyo ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Big Bang Theory for North Korea's Nukes
Seoul (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
N. Korea warns US of 'greatest pain' over sanctions; Japan eyes stronger defence
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
N. Korea vows more 'gift packages' for the US in nuclear row
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. The move has fuelled fears that freedoms are being squeezed in the semi-autonomous city and that Beijing is tightening its grip in a range of areas, from politics to media and education. Since the failure ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hanergy tycoon gets 8-year ban in Hong Kong
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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Boeing tips China to need $1.1 tn new planes over next 20 years
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Boeing says China will need more than a trillion dollars-worth of new airplanes over the next two decades as the cash-rich middle class grows and infrastructure projects pick up. The US aircraft giant also outlined plans to open its first factory in the country as it looks to reinforce its position in the face of competition from European rival Airbus. In its annual forecast Wednesday, B ... more
El Calafate, Argentina (SPX) Sep 05, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Air Traffic "Win-Win" Wins NASA Software of the Year
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Goldman Sachs halts advising work on HNA unit: source
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Goldman Sachs suspended work for an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate HNA that has been under increased scrutiny by the Chinese government, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The US investment bank had been enlisted in August to manage a stock offering of HNA outsourcing business Pactera. But Goldman Sachs concluded the financial structure of the Pactera business was too o ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China export growth slows in August but imports pick up
Managua (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Nicaraguan anti-canal activist says held without charge
Managua (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project
India's army chief says China 'testing limits' after stand-off
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
India's army chief has said his country must be prepared for war and accused China of "testing our limits", days after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended one of their worst border stand-offs in decades. General Bipin Rawat said India could not afford to be complacent and should be prepared for the possibility of an all-out war. "As far as our northern adversary is concerned, flexing of m ... more
Chisinau (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine
Konya, Turkey (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
German MPs in Turkey for soldier visit amid tensions
Moscow (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Russia tells NATO not to worry over war games
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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
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Brasília (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Brazil government freezes Amazon mining plans
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Aug 26, 2017
Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisis
US floods rescue workers sue over chemical plant fire
Chicago (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Seven emergency workers who responded to the aftermath of last month's mega-storm Harvey sued chemical company Arkema Thursday for exposing them to smoke from a fire at its flooded Texas plant. The $1 million lawsuit alleges negligence, claiming Arkema did not adequately prepare for potential flooding, forcing it to abandon the plant near Houston as waters rose without adequate safeguards to ... more
Berlin (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Germany rejects Polish call for more WWII reparations
Marigot (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
St Martin, St Barts contemplate rebuilding in Irma's wake
Washington (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Economic cost of Harvey, Irma could be $290 bn: forecaster


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