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September 21, 2017
OIL AND GAS
UK oil and gas reserves may last only a decade, study suggests



Edinburgh UK (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
The Scottish and UK oil industries are entering their final decade of production, research suggests. A study of output from offshore fields estimates that close to 10 per cent of the UK's original recoverable oil and gas remains - about 11 per cent of oil and nine per cent of gas resources. The analysis also finds that fracking will be barely economically feasible in the UK, especially in Scotland, because of a lack of sites with suitable geology. If the study's predictions are correct ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Oil rallies on lower-than-expected inventories
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Crude oil prices were moving considerably higher early Wednesday on lower-than-expected levels of oil held in storage, though the market may be overheating. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iraq's Kurds in economic crisis ahead of independence vote
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
A referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurdistan set for September 25 comes as the autonomous region faces the worst economic crisis in its short history. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russian oil company says it sent the U.S. its largest ever oil shipment
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
In its largest maritime shipment to date, a Russian oil company said it dispatched nearly 2 million barrels of oil from an Iraqi oil field to the United States. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kuwait's credit rating stable, Moody's reports
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Though oil represents a mixed blessing for Kuwait, its credit rating is stable and balanced by high levels of wealth, Moody's Investors Service reported. ... more
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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. ... more
OIL AND GAS
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
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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
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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
OIL AND GAS
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


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



New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution
University Park PA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution. Completely compostable, the material - a polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complex - is comprised of nearly equal parts of treated cellulose pulp from wood or ... more
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
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
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NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power
Golden CO (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, like molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius to store heat and generate electricity. At those high temperatures, however, the molten salts eat away at common alloys used in the heat exchangers, piping, and storage vessels of CSP systems. New research at the U.S. Department of Energy's National R ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese solar panel manufacturer claims a quarter of India's market
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits
(UPI) Sep 19, 2017
French company Total steps into solar energy market
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said it teamed up with an investment group to help develop a wind energy program in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. The company formed a partnership with the Abraaj investment group to develop as much as 1 gigawatt of wind power in the Indian energy sector. "Energy demand is growing tremendously in India, and ENGIE is investing in ... 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 (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
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
Climate risk classification created to account for potential 'existential' threats
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories "catastrophic" and "unknown" to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential threats to the survival of humanity. These categories describe two low-probability but statistically significant scenarios that c ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Science denial not limited to political right
Ottawa (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Canada Tory MP called out for referring to minister as 'climate Barbie'
Washington (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
US looks to work with Paris climate accord 'partners': Tillerson
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
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
At Frankfurt car show, industry in throes of reinvention
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
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Iraq brings all remaining IS territory under attack
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Iraq brought all of its territory still held by the Islamic State group under attack Thursday, throwing the jihadists on the defensive across their self-proclaimed "caliphate" extending into neighbouring Syria. Security forces backed by paramilitary units launched a dawn assault on a besieged IS-held pocket around the northern town of Hawija, just days after attacking the jihadists' only oth ... more
Najaf, Iraq (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Pilgrims bring boom times for Iraqi gem traders
Al-Sagra, Iraq (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraqi forces seize village in one of last IS bastions
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraq anti-graft task force fishes for 'sharks'
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 Sept 21, 2017
At UN, world leaders confront North Korea crisis
China cracks down on pyramid scams after deaths
Beijing (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China's latest crackdown on pyramid schemes was prompted by three shocking deaths: one young man who was beaten, another who was found dead in a pond, a third left to die on a road. Like elsewhere in the world, the scams have proliferated in China as fraudsters trick people into thinking they can become rich quickly. Members are charged a joining fee and required to recruit new investors wit ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed HK democracy activists
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China tightens restrictions on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Pregnant woman's suicide roils China
West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers
On Board The Dixmude, Senegal (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally. Identity papers are demanded and the cargo is inspected: one of the crew members is not on the manifest of the "Casimir", which departed from Hong Kong, and their fishing licence has expired. The scene is a simulation, bu ... more
Warri, Nigeria (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Pro-Biafra supporters clash with Nigerian troops
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
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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 12, 2017
Harris Corp. developing F-35 missile release system
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Navy chiefs see difficulties but improvement with aircraft readiness
Landmark EU, Canada trade deal enters into force
Brussels (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
A landmark free trade deal linking EU and Canada went into effect on Thursday despite lingering opposition from activists worried about the pact's consequences on the environment and health. The EU is hailing the deal as one of its most ambitious ever that will set a new standard for future deals, including with Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Observers have said the Comprehensive Econ ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
EU firms want 'concrete action' from China on access
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Beijing, Shanghai shut down bitcoin exchanges: media
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China bank loans rebound in August
Turkey hosts NATO naval exercises amid tensions
Marmaris, Turkey (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Turkey on Wednesday was preparing to wind up naval exercises with fellow NATO members being held at a time of a crisis in relations with several alliance states and controversy over Ankara's plan to purchase weapons from Russia. The NATO exercises, focused on submarine rescue operations and called "Dynamic Monarch", were taking place in Turkish waters in the Mediterranean Sea off the resort ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals
Jerusalem (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
Israel gets first joint US military base
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Japan to fund Marine Corps facilities on Guam pending Okinawa move
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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
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches
Marigot (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
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