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September 20, 2017
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OPEC chatter pushes oil prices back into rally mode



Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Short-term disruptions and lower exports from OPEC members offset signs of stronger U.S. oil production to help give crude oil prices a lift early Tuesday. Crude oil prices have been volatile, but moving generally higher for most of the month. Seasonal supply and demand factors that would normally push oil prices lower were delayed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the United States. Gulf Coast refineries were shut down because of Harvey, which complicated market pressures because of the supply ... read more

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Wood Mac: Emissions increase faster than production
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Gross emissions from the production of oil and natural gas are increasing faster than the actual rate of production, consultant group Wood Mackenzie found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Texas sees gains from gas exports to Mexico
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Sending natural gas across the border to Mexico opens the door for an "incredible opportunity" for Texas, a commissioner at a state energy regulator said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
LNG facility in Lithuania to open by year's end
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
A state-owned port operator in Lithuania said it started work on a reloading station for support for maritime needs for liquefied natural gas. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil-rich Alberta brings climate message to New York
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Normally lauded for its oil reserves, a minister from Canada's Alberta province said she's taking a message of climate change action to a New York conference. ... more
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Baker Hughes to improve Nigerian LNG reliability
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Software solutions for liquefied natural gas facilities in Nigeria could improve operational stability by as much as 20 percent, Baker Hughes said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kazakhstan gets support to diversify away from oil
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
Oil-rich Kazakhstan has ambitions to become a "high-income country," but it needs support to diversify its economy, the Asian Development Bank said. ... more
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New search-and-rescue services evolve for Barents Sea oil work
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it awarded contracts for the same Sikorsky helicopters that were grounded earlier after an offshore accident. ... more
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More Kurdish oil possible, Gulf Keystone says
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
There's enough cash flow to invest in efforts needed to increase the level of crude oil production from the Kurdish north of Iraq, Gulf Keystone Petroleum said. ... more
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Crude oil prices brush up against apparent ceiling
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
Emerging analyst sentiment that the upside potential for the recent rally in crude oil prices is limited may be contributing to the drop witnessed early Monday. ... more
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Russia's Rosneft to fast-track gas export option in Kurdish Iraq
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
Cooperation on pipeline infrastructure in the Kurdish region of Iraq could set the stage for gas exports to Europe, Russian energy company Rosneft said. ... more


Expansion for energy-hungry Asia-Pacific robust, but uncertain

OIL AND GAS
Oil promise for OMV in the Barents Sea
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
The Norwegian government said Monday it was assessing the discovery of oil from an appraisal well drilled by Austria's OMV in a section of the Barents Sea. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Hurricane-related spike in gas prices ebbing
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
The retail price for gasoline is coming off seasonal highs as the U.S. refining sector returns to normal after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, AAA reports. ... more
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. ... more
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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



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
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticles
Beijing (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
China aims to extend ethanol fuel usage countrywide by 2020
Dubai awards contract for final phase of solar park
Dubai (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The Gulf desert emirate of Dubai on Saturday announced the award of a $3.8-billion contract for the final phase of a solar park aimed at generating 5,000 megawatts of electricity by 2030. The local government said the contract for the fourth and final phase went to Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Electric and ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia. The solar park named after Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Moha ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese solar panel manufacturer claims a quarter of India's market
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Obama-era solar power program reaches goal early
(UPI) Sep 19, 2017
French company Total steps into solar energy market
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
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
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
Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules
Bloomington IN (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A discovery by Indiana University researchers could advance the long-term storage of nuclear waste, an increasingly burdensome and costly task for the public and private agencies that protect people from these harmful chemicals. In a study published Sept. 14, the scientists report they have developed a new chemical principle with the potential to revolutionize the creation of specially eng ... more
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
Is the Earth warming? The ocean gives you the answer
Beijing, China (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Humans have released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and the result is an accumulation of heat in the Earth's climate system, commonly referred to as "global warming". "How fast is the Earth's warming?" is a key question for decision makers, scientists and general public. Previously, the global mean surface temperature has been widely used as a key metric of global warming. Howe ... more
Paris (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Climate change and hurricanes: do we need a smoking gun?
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Climate risk classification created to account for potential 'existential' threats
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
France hopeful of persuading Trump to stay in climate accord
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
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
China rises at Frankfurt car show
Paris (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year: study
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive
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Iraqi forces seize village in one of last IS bastions
Al-Sagra, Iraq (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units on Tuesday seized a village in one of the last pockets of territory controlled by the Islamic State group in the vast western province of Anbar, bordering Syria. "Our forces have taken the whole of Al-Rayhanna village, attacking from three directions, and have killed seven terrorists," an Iraqi colonel told AFP. Some IS fighters had fled towar ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraq anti-graft task force fishes for 'sharks'
Al-Sagra, Iraq (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar
Al-Sagra, Irak (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
Iraq moves to attack last IS bastion on Syria border
North Korea seeks military 'equilibrium' with US
Seoul (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
North Korea said Saturday it was bent on nothing less than military "equilibrium" with arch-enemy the United States with a full nuclear arsenal, forcing UN powers into fresh crisis talks. Kim Jong-Un successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, responding to the latest round of UN embargos over its sixth nuclear test with its furthest-ever missil ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Trump's North Korea talk 'counterproductive': analysts
Brussels (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
World afraid of nuclear war with N. Korea, says UN chief Guterres
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
Beijing (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China cracks down on pyramid scams after deaths
HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses
Bamako (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Malian and Burkinabe soldiers have killed, tortured and disappeared civilians while trying to root out jihadists in central Mali, Human Rights Watch said Friday. "Mali and Burkina Faso military operations to counter the growing presence of Islamist armed groups in central Mali have resulted in serious human rights violations," a statement said. "Since late 2016, Malian forces have commit ... more
Warri, Nigeria (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Pro-Biafra supporters clash with Nigerian troops
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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Harris Corp. developing F-35 missile release system
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Harris Corporation is to develop a carriage and release system for the new MBDA Spear missile for Britain's F-35B aircraft and other fighters. The contract from the missile maker was announced during the Defense and Security Equipment (DSEI) 2017 event on Tuesday in England. Under the contract, Harris will provide four internal bay-compatible SCORPION Lightweight Ejection Rack Un ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Navy chiefs see difficulties but improvement with aircraft readiness
Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Airbus wins $4-bln order from Cathay Pacific
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
MD Helicopter contracted for 150 Cayuse Warriors for Afghan air force
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
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
San Jose (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Chinese FM talks up trade on Central America visit
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
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Trump's generals look to provide a steady hand
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Canada's Eldorado Gold to suspend investment in Greece
Athens (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Canada's Eldorado Gold announced early Monday it would suspend investment in mining operations in Greece due to what it said were delays by the Greek government in issuing permits. Despite repeated attempts by the company and its Greek subsidiary to talk to the government, "delays continue in issuing routine permits and licences for the construction and development of the Skouries and Olympi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
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
Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Bangladesh's army was ordered Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees. Troops would be deployed immediately in Cox's Bazar near the border where more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived since August 25, said Obaidul Quader, a senior minister and depu ... more
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches
Marigot (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
Hurricane-hit St Martin takes first steps to rebuild
Miami (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
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