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September 18, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Russia's Gazprom raises investment guideline



Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom said its board of directors approved a revised budget that reflects a need to increase spending over the long-term. Company management said a revised program for the year pegs investments at $19 billion, about $3 billion more than outlined in the investment program approved in December. "The adjustments to the investment program for 2017 were mainly caused by the need to increase spending and long-term financial investments with regard to Gazprom's priority ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Rally in oil prices stalls despite global tensions
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Indications of positive economic momentum for the G20, global tensions and terrorism left oil prices near the yearly high, despite volatility early Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
August oil production from Norway lower than expected
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Total oil production in August from Norway, one of Europe's main suppliers, was slightly lower than expected, the government said Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran 'prepared for any measure' for oil market stability
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Speaking alongside his Venezuelan counterpart, Iran's oil minister said there was a general readiness for multilateral efforts geared toward market stability. ... more
OIL AND GAS
China provides $10 billion credit line to Iran
Tehran (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran's central bank president said Saturday. ... more
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Trans Mountain oil pipeline in Canada short on safeguards
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
The parties behind the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to Canada's western coast haven't yet completed what they need to for the environment, a regulator found. ... more
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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. ... more
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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


Hurricane recovery gives lift to oil prices; But key agency trims long-term price

OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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



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
How to draw electricity from the bloodstream
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
Dubai (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
Dubai awards contract for final phase of solar park
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
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark, a paper-based personal care production company, said today that it will now get about a third of its power needs met by wind power in Texas and Oklahoma. The company, which has its headquarters in Texas, announced it has agreed to purchase 245 megawatts worth of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma. That's the equivalent of about one-third o ... more
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UK wind electricity cheaper than nuclear: data
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Light-based method makes remote wind measurements easier and more accurate
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
Climate change and hurricanes: do we need a smoking gun?
Paris (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Many climate scientists are convinced that mega-storms Harvey and Irma - which left scores dead and caused massive economic losses - were boosted by global warming, but hesitate to say so in as many words. Call it the hurricane paradox. On the one hand, top experts point to the laws of physics, computer modelling, and measurable increases in sea levels and the temperatures of both ocea ... more
(UPI) Sep 13, 2017
EU pledges to 'make our planet great again'
Montreal (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord
On Board The Papal Plane (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Pope slams climate change deniers as 'stupid'
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
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Wax on, melt off: Roads that deice themselves during winter storms
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Iraq forces seize IS outpost ahead of Euphrates push; Kirkuk car bomb kills 3
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
Iraqi forces on Saturday captured a desert outpost of the Islamic State group near the Syrian border in preparation for a drive up the Euphrates Valley towards the frontier, commanders said. The capture of Akashat, a former mining town in mainly Sunni Arab Anbar province, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the jihadists' border bastion of Al-Qaim, came just hours after the forces assaul ... more
Nasiriyah, Iraq (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Dozens dead in Iraq attack claimed by IS
Al-Sagra, Irak (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Iraq readies to retake IS bastion near Syria border
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children: security official
US military official 'assuming' N. Korea nuclear test an H-bomb: report
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
The head of the US military's Strategic Command is "assuming" North Korea's nuclear test earlier this month was of a hydrogen bomb, Defense News reported Thursday. Pyongyang insisted the September 3 nuclear test was a hydrogen bomb but western powers have been reluctant to verify the claim. The reported acknowledgement is the nearest the US has come to confirming it was an H-bomb, with a ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
UN condemns 'highly provocative' N. Korea missile launch
Seoul (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against N. Korea
Seoul (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
North Korea seeks military 'equilibrium' with US
New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed HK democracy activists
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The jailing of Hong Kong's best-known democracy activists has pushed a new wave of young leaders to take the helm as they seek to keep the movement's message alive. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, who carved out international reputations with their campaigning, were both sent to prison last month in what rights groups slammed as politically motivated prosecutions. Alongside fellow activist A ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China tightens restrictions on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Pregnant woman's suicide roils China
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
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
Bamako (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses
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
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Airbus wins $4-bln order from Cathay Pacific
Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Airbus said Wednesday it has finalised a more than $4 billion order with Cathay Pacific for 32 of its A321neo aircraft to revamp the Hong Kong-based carrier's regional affiliate. The single-aisle medium-haul jets will be operated by Cathay Dragon which flies from Hong Kong to a number of Asian destinations, Airbus said in a statement. A preliminary agreement had been signed in August. ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
MD Helicopter contracted for 150 Cayuse Warriors for Afghan air force
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
China bank loans rebound in August
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Chinese bank loans rebounded in August to hit 1.09 trillion yuan ($166 billion), beating analysts' expectations as demand was buoyed by home buyers. The figure was up from 825.5 billion yuan in July according to the Chinese central bank, and exceeded forecasts from analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, although it remains far below the 1.54 trillion yuan loaned by banks in in June. However, th ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Europe must seize Brexit 'window of opportunity', says Juncker
Beijing (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Top Chinese bitcoin exchange shuts down
Tallinn (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
France slams Silicon Valley for skirting tax in Europe
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
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Trump's generals look to provide a steady hand
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Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
The British government risks sliding backwards on air quality to the detriment of human health through plans to leave the EU, a special U.N. envoy said. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that Parliament made the "historic decision" to vote for a bill that gives clarity for the path out of the European Union. Separate from the Article 50 process that breaks the formal relat ... more
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Brasília (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Brazil government freezes Amazon mining plans
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
Naples, United States (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Trump views flooding's aftermath in hurricane-ravaged Florida
Pointe-a-Pitre (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
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