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September 12, 2017
OIL AND GAS
China's CEFC buys into Russian oil giant Rosneft



Moscow (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Swiss commodities trader Glencore said Friday it is selling a major part of a stake it only recently acquired in Russian oil giant Rosneft to Chinese conglomerate CEFC. Glencore, which had teamed up with the Qatar's sovereign fund at the end of last year to acquire a 19.5-percent stake in Rosneft, said in a statement that it had now agreed to sell a holding of 14.16 percent on to CEFC. It did not say why it had decided to sell the shares. But Rosneft chief Igor Sechin said the consortium h ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Libyan oil production back to normal
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Operations at the Sharara oil field in Libya, the country's largest, are back to normal following short-term "irregularities," an Austrian energy company said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil-rich Norway struggles to beat its 'petroholism'
Oslo (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
For climate reasons as much as economic prudence, Norway is trying to cut its dependence on oil, a godsend that has made the small Scandinavian country rich beyond its dreams - which is exactly what makes it hard to pass up. ... more
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Oil benchmarks pulled in two different directions by hurricanes
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
The mixed impact from hurricanes in the United States left the U.S. and global benchmarks for crude oil moving in opposite directions early Monday. ... more
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Review of TransCanada pipeline canceled for 30 days
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
An energy regulator in Canada announced it suspended its review of a pipeline planned for eastern Canadian markets at the request of TransCanada. ... more
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Energy driving Oklahoma's economic recovery
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
The state energy sector is the primary driver of the economic recovery underway in shale-rich Oklahoma, the head of the state treasurer said. ... more
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Metrics on Norway's economy pulled higher because of oil
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
Some of the metrics gauging the health of the Norwegian economy were pulled higher by higher prices for crude oil and related products, the government said. ... more
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Pope urges UN to help Venezuela
On Board The Papal Plane (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Pope Francis appealed to the United Nations on Monday to help Venezuela end a deadly economic, political and social crisis. ... more
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Cuban oil drilling program low on funds
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
An effort to raise up to $4.8 million to help fund drilling operations at a reservoir in Cuba fell well short of its goal, Melbana Energy Ltd. said. ... more
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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. ... more
OIL AND GAS
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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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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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



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
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UK wind electricity cheaper than nuclear: data
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant
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
Italy's drought seen from space
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country. Wildfires, water scarcity and billions of euros worth of damage to agriculture are just some of the effects of this summer's drought in Italy - not to mention the relentless heat. News of potential w ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Series of potent hurricanes stokes scientific debate
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Australia has hottest winter on record
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
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
China mulls petrol car ban, boosting electric vehicles
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believed
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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
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children: security official
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Slow recovery for Iraq's Mosul after IS ouster
N. Korea warns US of 'greatest pain' over sanctions; Japan eyes stronger defence
Seoul (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
North Korea warned on Monday it would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The September 3 detonation was the country's largest and prompted global outrage, with the UN Security Council set to discuss a new draft resolution presented by Washington that would be the t ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
UN unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea
Seoul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
New UN sanctions on North Korea: what do they mean?
Vienna (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN nuclear watchdog defends Iran deal
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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Typhoon offered as F-16 replacement for Belgium
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
Britain is offering the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to Belgium as a possible replacement for the F-16s now flown by the Belgian Air Force. The offer - made on behalf of itself and the governments of Germany, Italy and Spain - was tendered in response to a replacement request from Brussels. "I commend Belgium for what is a comprehensive and well-executed competitive process," s ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Air Traffic "Win-Win" Wins NASA Software of the Year
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Boeing tips China to need $1.1 tn new planes over next 20 years
El Calafate, Argentina (SPX) Sep 05, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude
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 6, 2017
Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
China's fifth-largest bank downgraded to junk status
Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine
Chisinau (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Moldova's president accused the government Friday of defying him by sending troops to join US-led military drills in Ukraine and vowed to punish those responsible, in the latest crisis to hit the ex-Soviet country. President Igor Dodon said 57 soldiers had left Thursday to join the Rapid Trident exercises spearheaded by US Army Europe, in defiance of a presidential decree banning participati ... more
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
Kiev (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Joint military drills begin in Ukraine as Russian war games loom
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UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
A UN report has slammed the UK for failing to tackle the "plague" of air pollution, while also warning of Brexit risks, ahead of the body's Human Rights Council opening Monday. "Air pollution continues to plague the United Kingdom," read the report by United Nations expert Baskut Tuncak, to be presented at the rights council in Geneva which runs until September 29. More than 40,000 prema ... more
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Brasília (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Brazil government freezes Amazon mining plans
Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a military crackdown that has been criticised by the US, slammed as "ethnic cleansing" and forced 370,000 Rohingya to flee the violence. Beijing's intervention appears aimed at heading off any attempt to censure Myanmar at the council when ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Sometimes 'sorry' makes things worse
Washington (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
With Irma goodwill gesture, Tesla's remote control raises eyebrows
Wellington (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Christchurch's quake-hit cathedral to be rebuilt


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