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October 03, 2017
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Report: Russia may be the next 'energy superpower'



Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Russia could exploit its position on the oil market given recent geopolitical turmoil and end the year as the "energy superpower," a market report read. Russia is a member of a committee monitoring the effort to drain the surplus on the five-year average of global crude oil inventories and the largest contributor among parties that aren't a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The OPEC-led effort helped put a floor under the price of Brent crude oil at around $50 ... read more

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Oil prices start October with a flop
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Crude oil prices fell Monday after September market gains finally caught up with U.S. producers, while concerns surfaced over supply-side strains next year. ... more
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OPEC-member Libya still in turmoil, EU report finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A European memo on the status of stability in OPEC-member Libya warns that progress in the war-torn country may be limited. ... more
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KBR to work at gas sites in Algeria hit by terror attacks in recent years
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Engineering company KBR said Monday it would support construction activity for gas operations in Algeria at two sites hit in terrorist attacks in recent years. ... more
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Statoil, Shell and Total to store CO2 offshore Norway
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Monday it was leading a partnership aimed at advancing Paris climate efforts through carbon capture and storage. ... more
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U.S. data show petroleum supply and consumer demand dropped
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
U.S. crude oil production slowed down during the summer, measures of consumer demand for fuels declined and imports are drying up, data from the industry show. ... more
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Russian budget deficit revised lower
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
With oil prices holding steadily above $50 per barrel, the Russian government said Friday it revised its estimate for the budget deficit lower by 5 percent. ... more
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Oil prices in soft decline early Friday in weak consumer spending
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Data showing weak consumer spending in the United States and signs of oil in the Kurdish north of Iraq helped push crude oil prices slightly lower early Friday. ... more
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Barents Sea oil and gas search effort comes up empty
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
For the second time this week, the Norwegian government said efforts to find new reserves close to existing production areas in the Barents Sea came up empty. ... more
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Minnesota hears it from both sides over Enbridge oil pipeline
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
State leaders in Minnesota heard from both sides of the debate over a multibillion dollar effort by Enbridge to expand a controversial crude oil pipeline. ... more
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Sanchez Energy unfazed by Hurricane Harvey
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
U.S. shale exploration and production company Sanchez Energy said its production from its assets in Texas was accelerating even after Hurricane Harvey. ... more


Turkey upbeat about economic potential

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Share value for giant Israeli gas field revised higher
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
The value present in the Leviathan gas field off the coast of Israel was revised higher for one of the drilling partners, an independent review found. ... more
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Europe still needs us, Gazprom says
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom said that, because of dwindling resources of its own, the European market was still largely dependent on its natural gas. ... more
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Crude oil prices up after Turkey threatens to close Kurdish pipeline
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Turkey's threat to close a Kurdish oil pipeline, potentially disrupting production of one half million barrels per day, sent global crude prices upward on Wednesday. ... more
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Texas energy sector okay after Harvey, Fed survey finds
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Respondents to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said Hurricane Harvey should have only a modest, but lingering, impact on the energy sector. ... more



Algae with light switch
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Sunlight allows green algae to do more than just carry out photosynthesis. Some unicellular algae actually use light to switch the adhesion of their flagella to surfaces on and off - a phenomenon first discovered by physicists at the Gottingen Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. These findings are particularly relevant to the development of bioreactors in which algae serve a ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Copper catalyst yields high efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion
Upton, NY (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
With extra sugar, leaves get fat too
Ithica NY (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels
India gets lending support for a greener grid
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Regional lenders said Thursday they were offering hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to support the greening up of the power sector in India. The Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said they were backing $500 million in government-backed loans and another $500 million in non-sovereign support for the Power Grid Corp. of India. "We are please ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
DOE should take steps toward facilitating energy development on its public lands
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
A little tension yields enormous solar crystals
Clayhill, UK (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
UK unveils first subsidy-free solar farm
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
With the start of construction of a new wind farm off the coast of Germany, officials said the nation's economy was supported through low-carbon efforts. German energy company E.ON, with support from Norway's Statoil, hosted a ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Arkona offshore wind farm, which formally started in late August. Christian Pegel, a regional Germany en ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
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
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
TRIHOM has inaugurated its new learning center in Normandy, France. The event was attended by Philippe Knoche, the CEO of New AREVA, as well as company managers and representatives from the region. With 1,100 m of space dedicated to training, the center is the largest in France thanks to its wide range of training workshops, and one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. Its 6 learning zone ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: study
Sydney (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
The mystery loss of Tasmanian tigers from mainland Australia was likely caused by climate change and not wild dogs or hunting by Aborigines, scientists said Thursday. The enigmatic animal - also known as the thylacine - was once widespread across the vast country, but was wiped out on the mainland around 3,000 years ago. They survived in the southern island state of Tasmania until 1936 ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade: report
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'
General Motors targets 20 all-electric models by 2023
New York (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
General Motors announced plans Monday to launch 20 all-electric cars by 2023, part of a long-term push to an "all-electric" fleet as governments globally embrace fuel efficiency. The biggest US automaker said it will introduce within 18 months two new models built on the learnings of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, which was launched in December 2016. "General Motors believes in an all- ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Tata wins bid to make electric cars for Indian government
Paris (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Paris experiments with 'car-free day' across the city
Milan (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Rubber meets road for Pirelli's market comeback
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Shiite pilgrims throng Iraq's Karbala for mourning ritual
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslim pilgrims gathered in the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Sunday for ceremonies marking the seventh-century killing of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson. Some 25,000 members of the security forces were deployed to protect the pilgrims, who in the past have faced attacks from Sunni extremists including the Islamic State group. This year's ceremonies wer ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Iraq forces attack IS-held town of Hawija
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iraq forces claim recapture of IS-held areas near Hawija
Ramadi, Iraq (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Iraq says defeats IS infiltration near Ramadi
Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump
Washington (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
US President Donald Trump warned Sunday that negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program would be a waste of time, after it emerged that Washington has channels of contact with Pyongyang. Only hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that US officials are in exploratory contact with their North Korean counterparts, Trump appeared to undercut his top diplomat by declari ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
US and North Korea: To talk or not to talk?
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
Beijing (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Thinking the unthinkable in China: Abandoning North Korea
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who threw a "smelly fish sandwich" at a police officer as voters went to the polls last year pleaded not guilty to assault Tuesday. The sandwich had been aimed at the city's then leader, Leung Chun-ying, who was on his way to vote in the September 2016 legislative election, but it missed and hit the officer. Defendant Avery Ng of the League of Social D ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Beijing (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress
Taipei (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
'Sing! China' concert in Taiwan halted amid protests
The link between drought and riots in sub-Saharan Africa
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. The University of Geneva (UNIGE), operating in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Lucerne (Switzerland), has formally verified this hypothesis by studying almost 1,800 riots that occurred over a 20-year period in sub-Saharan Africa. ... more
Tafi Atome, Ghana (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Ghanaian villagers profit from monkey business
Bamako (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
New ceasefire signed by armed groups
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
C. Africa asks UN to send more peacekeepers, ease arms embargo
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Australia has 'better understanding' of where MH370 might be
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australian search chiefs said Tuesday they now have a better understanding of where flight MH370 might be, admitting it was inconceivable that a commercial plane could vanish in the modern era. The Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board disappeared in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a massive underwater search in the remote southern Indian Ocean which ended ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Israel receives F-35 aircraft
London (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
UK warns Boeing over Bombardier trade row
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
European Aviation satellite is ready for commercial service
Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope
Raja Ampat, Indonesia (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot - but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push. Stretching across 67,000 square kilometres in Indonesia's far east, the picture-perfect islands might be as close to paradise as visitors can fi ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record
Hong Kong, China (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Macau casino scion rolls dice on Japan venture
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker on Friday was found guilty of "desecrating" the Chinese and Hong Kong flags by turning them upside down in parliament, but escaped a prison sentence. Cheng Chung-tai upended small Chinese and Hong Kong flags that some pro-Beijing legislators had displayed on their desks in the legislative assembly last October. The incident happened during a feisty sess ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
Brussels (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
40,000 troops in Russian war games: US general
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Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable. Welcome to Awas Vikas: one of the most exclusive parts of Gonda, a city suffering the ignominy of being branded the dirtiest in India. Even in such upmarket areas, garbage trucks are rarely seen, green spaces are littered with rubbish, and residents are desperate for their bi ... more
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
Signs of corruption emerge from rubble of Mexico quake
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Mexico is still cleaning up the rubble left by its killer earthquake on September 19, but already accusations are flying that shoddy construction, official negligence and corruption made the disaster worse. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed more than 350 people and left gruesome scenes of destruction in the capital, such as a primary school where 19 children were crushed to death. The ... more
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps
Comerio , Puerto Rico (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
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