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October 04, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Russia proposes a mechanism to monitor crude oil exports



Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries attending a conference in Moscow may take up export monitoring, Russia's energy minister said. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said he expected around 30 ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC producers to show up for a five-day conference in Moscow, which began Tuesday. Before they arrived, he said a mechanism to monitor oil exports could be added to agenda. "At the latest meeting we agreed to monitor oil exports," he wa ... read more

OIL AND GAS
AAA: U.S. gas prices anything but normal after recent hurricanes
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
October usually brings lower retail gasoline prices in the United States, but recent hurricanes delayed seasonal norms, motor club AAA reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
State taxes adding about a quarter to gas prices, U.S. government says
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
On average, U.S. consumers are paying about 28 cents more for a gallon of gas than they were last year because of higher taxes, the government said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil continues October drift lower
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
A possible correction after the September rally in oil prices could be emerging in October as the market Tuesday charted its second consecutive daily decline. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Mixed results from new North Sea drilling
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
The Norwegian government said Tuesday it confirmed a discovery of oil and gas in the North Sea, but said efforts to find new reserves in untested waters failed. ... more
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China, the world's top oil importer, rising to the top, investment firm reports
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
China, the largest importer of oil in the world, is on pace to challenge U.S. dominance after years of heavy spending from Washington, a commodities group said. ... more
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Cyberrisks to oil and gas industry real, conference organizers say
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
The oil and natural gas business could be the next big industry targeted by cybercriminals, organizers of a security conference in Abu Dhabi said. ... more
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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. ... more
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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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OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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
OIL AND GAS
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



Olive mill wastewater transformed: From pollutant to bio-fertilizer, biofuel
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Olive oil has long been a popular kitchen staple. Yet producing the oil creates a vast stream of wastewater that can foul waterways, reduce soil fertility and trigger extensive damage to nearby ecosystems. Now in a study appearing in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, scientists report on the development of an environmentally friendly process that could transform this pollutant int ... more
Ithica NY (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels
Providence RI (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Researchers develop 3-D-printed biomaterials that degrade on demand
Golden CO (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research
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
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Saudi Arabia opens bid for 'utility scale' solar project
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
DOE should take steps toward facilitating energy development on its public lands
Cambridge UK (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells
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
Auditor slams Canada on lack of climate actions
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Canada's rhetoric on climate change must be translated into action, the environment commissioner said Tuesday in a scathing report blaming years of inertia for leaving the nation vulnerable to climate damage. The government must move "from a seemingly endless planning mode into an action mode," said Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand in the report. ... more
Sydney (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: study
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
US car sales get boost from hurricane recovery
Chicago (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
The US auto industry was boosted in September from shoppers replacing vehicles destroyed in major hurricanes and showed the first reversal of this year's monthly sales declines, car makers reported Tuesday. The recovery in Texas and Florida from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which destroyed hundreds of thousands of vehicles, helped the industry sell 1.52 million new cars, SUVs and light truck ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
General Motors targets 20 all-electric models by 2023
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
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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
Will anti-nuclear campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize?
Oslo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
As the North Korean crisis rekindles the Cold War-era threat of nuclear catastrophe, this year's Nobel Peace Prize could honour efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons, several experts suggest. With tensions between Washington and Pyongyang sending the risk of a nuclear confrontation soaring, the highlight of the Nobel awards season will be announced in Oslo on Friday at 11:00 am (0900 ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump
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
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
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'
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
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Bethlehem, PA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
China's manufacturing activity accelerated for a second straight month in September, official figures showed Saturday, although an independent indicator was less positive about the world's second largest economy. The sector expanded at its fastest pace since 2012 after rebounding in August, official data showed. "The indicator showed a steady upward trend in the manufacturing sector," n ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
EU targets China with tough rules on cheap imports
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
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Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
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Radioactive cesium leajing into ocean 60 miles from Fukushima
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists have discovered a surprising new source of radioactive cesium some 60 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant that was damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A team of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and Japan's Kanazawa University found unusually high levels of radioactive cesium-137 in the groundwater beneath several beaches. / ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Signs of corruption emerge from rubble of Mexico quake
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
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