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September 15, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Seasonal factors help Russia over-comply with OPEC pledge



Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Seasonal factors and maintenance at an Arctic oil field in Russia may be contributing factors to its compliance with an OPEC-led production deal, data show. Russia said oil production declined more than it committed to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as part of a market balancing effort. Total Russian oil production for the year is holding steady, but still represents a slight increase from the average last year. Calculations from commodity pricing group S&P Global Plat ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Tillerson calls on China to use oil as leverage over N.Korea
London (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday urged China to use the oil it supplies to North Korea as leverage to pressure the isolated nation into reconsidering its nuclear programme. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norwegian energy trade group sees win in recent elections
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
A trade group in Norway said the extension of the tenure for Prime Minister Erna Solberg was a vote in favor of a stable framework for oil and natural gas. ... more
OIL AND GAS
New method for identifying carbon compounds derived from fossil fuels
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laboratory instrument that can measure how much of the carbon in many carbon-containing materials was derived ... more
OIL AND GAS
Alberta anticipates oil sands production boom
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Through one of the largest investments in provincial history, expansions to an oil sands project in Alberta triggers big gains in output, its premier said. ... more
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Hurricane recovery gives lift to oil prices; But key agency trims long-term price
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
An expected build in demand as refiners move back into action in the United States helped drive crude oil prices higher for a second day early Thursday. ... more
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Greek minister defends 'improving' oil slick clean-up
Athens (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Greece's merchant marine minister defended on Thursday the government's response to an oil spill that has spread across beaches near Athens following criticism from environmentalists and calls for his resignation. ... more
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Billions more barrels of oil possible from Azerbaijan
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
A contract for the largest oil complex offshore Azerbaijan could lead to billions of dollars in investments and billions more in oil barrels, analysis finds. ... more
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Russia says it's doing more than it needs to for oil market balance
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Russia is doing more than it needs to in order to move the level of oil on the market closer to the five-year average, state media reported Wednesday. ... more
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Gulf nations still at risk from spat with Qatar, Moody's says
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
The ongoing row between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors, many of which are OPEC members, is credit negative, Moody's Investors Service said. ... more
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Oil prices rise on expectations of market balance
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Crude oil prices were higher early Wednesday after the IEA said the level of oil and petroleum products on the market could dip below the five-year average. ... more


Blame game in Greece as oil spill spreads in Athens' Saronic gulf

OIL AND GAS
IEA: Oil markets managed, but beware of the weather
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Even though the sector was able to cope, the International Energy Agency said severe weather in the United States should serve as a warning for oil markets. ... more
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Line 3 oil pipeline overhaul is necessary, Enbridge says
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Pipeline company Enbridge said it disagreed with an assessment on an oil pipeline overhaul in Minnesota, saying demand levels warrant improvements. ... 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



A sweeter way to make green products
Newark DE (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
The shampoo you washed your hair with this morning. The balloons for the party. Refrigerators and sunglasses, medicine and mosquito repellent, guitar strings and fishing lures. These - and thousands of other products we use every day - contain chemicals made from petroleum. But researchers at the University of Delaware can now offer manufacturers a much sweeter alternative to this fossil fuel. ... more
London, UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
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Cardiff UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Scientists make methanol using air around us
Urbana IL (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
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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
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Obama-era solar power program reaches goal early
Las Vegas NV (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
8 GW of solar now managed by GreenPowerMonitor
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 (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Light-Based Method Improves Practicality and Quality of Remote Wind Measurements
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
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Finland's TVO challenges approval of Areva bailout
Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Finnish utility TVO said Wednesday it would appeal the EU's approval of a bailout of Areva, saying it did not provide adequate guarantees the French nuclear giant would be able to complete construction of a reactor in Finland. Areva, together with German engineering group Siemens, has been building in Finland since 2005 what was meant to be a showcase of next-generation nuclear power, but wh ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
Islamabad (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
PM opens country's fifth nuclear power plant
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Jacobs JV wins support contract for nuclear research center
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
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EU pledges to 'make our planet great again'
Montreal (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord
Washington (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Series of potent hurricanes stokes scientific debate
VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns
Beijing (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Volkswagen will recall almost five million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, Chinese authorities said Thursday, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world's largest car market. VW and its joint ventures with Chinese partners FAW and SAIC will start withdrawing 4.86 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty airbags made by Japan's bankrupt airbag giant Takata from Mar ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Waymo suit against Uber on road to trial
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
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Philadelphia PA (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
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Iraq readies to retake IS bastion near Syria border
Al-Sagra, Irak (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Iraqi forces backed by tribal fighters are manoeuvring into position in the western desert bordering Syria to launch an offensive against one of the last bastions of the Islamic State group. The jihadist group has suffered a string of defeats on the battlefield that have left in tatters its "caliphate", three years after it was declared. After driving IS out of Nineveh province earlier t ... more
Nasiriyah, Iraq (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Dozens dead in Iraq attack claimed by IS
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
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
Seoul (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
North Korea fires missile over Japan; With 'Guam in mind'
Seoul (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
S.Korea's Lotte to sell China shops in face of boycott
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
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
Pro-Biafra supporters clash with Nigerian troops
Warri, Nigeria (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Pro-Biafra supporters clashed with troops in southeast Nigeria on Sunday, with claims that five people were killed, although the army quickly denied any loss of life. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement claimed in a statement that five of its members were killed when soldiers and police tried to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, at his home in Umuahia. The IPOB is demanding a sep ... more
Kinshasa (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
DRCongo troops chasing reporter 'force entry' at UN base
Luanda (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
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MD Helicopter contracted for 150 Cayuse Warriors for Afghan air force
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
MD Helicopters has received $1.39 billion contract for the procurement of an estimated 150 MD 530F light utility helicopters for the government of Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. The contract will include maintenance, support services and pilot training. Production sites and funding under the foreign military sales program will be determined by each order as ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
Bahrain seeks new F-16Vs, upgrade of existing fighters
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
DynCorp receives $103.2 million contract for training aircraft maintenance
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
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Europe must seize Brexit 'window of opportunity', says Juncker
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared in a flagship speech Wednesday that "wind is back in Europe's sails" after last year's shock Brexit vote, an act he warned Britain would regret. In his annual State of the Union address, Juncker urged the bloc to seize a "window of opportunity" and use the momentum from its recent economic recovery to become more deeply integrated th ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Top Chinese bitcoin exchange shuts down
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'
Russia launches war games on NATO's eastern flank
Moscow (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Russia on Thursday began major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members. Named Zapad-2017 (West-2017), the manoeuvres, scheduled to last until September 20, are taking place on the territory of Moscow's closest ally Belarus, in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad and in its frontier Pskov a ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Trump plans to visit China, Japan, S. Korea in November
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal
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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
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
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
America asks: How did eight people die in Florida nursing home?
Miami (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Shocked Americans were struggling on Thursday to understand how eight elderly people in a Florida retirement home - directly across the street from a hospital - could have died in the days following Hurricane Irma's devastating passage. The matter is now in the hands of the law. Making the drama even more shocking, the deaths could perhaps have been prevented by hooking up an emergency ... more
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