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September 13, 2017
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Royal Dutch sees Brazilian counterpart as natural partner



Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell said it formed a "true partnership of spirit" with a Brazilian company working in tough conditions in the country's deep waters. Shell said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Petroleo Brasileiro, the Brazilian company known also as Petrobras, meant to strengthen cooperation in deep waters. "In true partnership spirit between two of the world's largest energy companies, Shell will benefit from technical solutions, contract management expertise and cost efficien ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Despite storms, U.S. gas prices more or less steady
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
While regional volatility is extreme, gas prices at the national level are more or less steady despite the impact of severe U.S. weather, market analysis found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Demand improves, though oil inventories still high, OPEC says
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
While global crude oil inventories remain above the five-year average, demand could eat into the surplus because of better-than-expected growth, OPEC said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil spill near Athens after tanker sinks: coastguard
Athens (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Emergency crews on Tuesday scrambled to contain an oil spill near Athens after a tanker sank close to Salamis island over the weekend, the coastguard said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil mixed, but erratic, on U.S. weather impacts and demand scenario
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Crude oil prices posted slight gains early Tuesday after OPEC raised its expectations for demand growth, though a Kuwaiti bank warned against over-excitement. ... more
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Global tensions, U.S. storms and economy lift oil, Kuwaiti bank says
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Geopolitical tensions, concerns about U.S. policy reform viability and the decline in the U.S. dollar have helped stimulate oil prices, a Kuwaiti bank said. ... more
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Baker Hughes gets in on Egyptian natural gas bonanza
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
A contract to provide services for the giant Zohr natural gas field off the Egyptian coast is a win-win for its economy and our business, Baker Hughes said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
No need for Enbridge pipeline overhaul, Minnesota department finds
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Testimony submitted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce suggests there's no need for an expansion of an oil pipeline operated by Enbridge Energy. ... more
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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. ... 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 AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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



Scientists make methanol using air around us
Cardiff UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Scientists at Cardiff University have created methanol from methane using oxygen from the air. Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures into hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide before reassembling them - expensive and energy-intensive processes known as 'steam reforming' and 'methanol synthesis.' But researchers at Cardiff Catalysis Institute have ... more
Urbana IL (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Could switchgrass help China's air quality?
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,
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 makes remote wind measurements easier and more accurate
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 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 DC (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Light-Based Method Improves Practicality and Quality of Remote Wind Measurements
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Texas makes wind energy strides
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UK wind electricity cheaper than nuclear: data
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
Warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variability
Durham NC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Many tropical or subtropical regions could see sharp increases in natural temperature variability as Earth's climate warms over coming decades, a new Duke University-led study suggests. These local changes could occur even though Earth's global mean surface air temperature (GMST) is likely to become less variable, the study shows. "This new finding runs counter to the popular notion ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Series of potent hurricanes stokes scientific debate
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
Italy's drought seen from space
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
Clean vehicle sales skyrocket in China
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Sales of cleaner vehicles in the Chinese market increased more than 60 percent from last year as the world's second-largest economy greens up, data show. Data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show total sales of 2.19 million vehicles last month marked a 5.3 percent increase from August 2016. Sales and production of alternative vehicles like hybrids and electrics in ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
IAA car show displays industry in throes of reinvention
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
US House passes bill to clear path for self-driving cars
New York (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Tesla system partly to blame in fatal 2016 crash: safety panel
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On the banks of the Tigris, a refuge for Iraqi readers
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Sitting in the green grass under a bright Baghdad sun, Iraqi men and women bury their heads in romance novels, essay collections and volumes of poetry. It's far from the image most have of the Iraqi capital-- but for one day this weekend on the banks of the Tigris, Iraqi readers were able to find some respite from the country's violence in the simple joy of losing themselves in a book. S ... more
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
Perpignan, France (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
The battle for Mosul from behind the camera
EU seeks to ramp up N.Korea sanctions pressure
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
The European Union will enforce new UN sanctions over North Korea's nuclear programme while pressing ahead with work on fresh measures of its own, the bloc's diplomatic chief said Tuesday. The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously backed new sanctions against Kim Jong-Un's regime, including restrictions on shipments of oil products, drawing an angry response from Pyongyang. The move ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
North Korea says will make US suffer over 'vicious' UN sanctions
Buenos Aires (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Cancel Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu says in Argentina
Seoul (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
N. Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions
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
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
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
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Juncker says 'wind back in Europe's sails'
Panama City (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
China's FM to visit Panama under new diplomatic ties
Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Turkey has signed a deal for its first major weapons purchase from Moscow to buy S-400 missile defence systems, both sides announced Tuesday, in an accord that could trouble Ankara's NATO allies. The purchase of the surface-to-air missile defence batteries, Ankara's most significant deal with a non-NATO supplier, comes with Turkey in the throes of a crisis in relations with several Western s ... more
Warsaw (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Poland's defence chief to hold talks in Paris on Wednesday
Kiev (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Joint military drills begin in Ukraine as Russian war games loom
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Juncker says 'wind is back in Europe's sails'
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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
Geneva (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Thousands need shelter, healthcare in Caribbean after Irma: UN
Washington (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
US environmental regulators probe Arkema after explosions
Naples, United States (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma exacts heavy toll on Florida's mobile homes


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