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October 06, 2017
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TransCanada abandons Canada east-west pipeline bid



Ottawa (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
TransCanada announced Thursday it was abandoning its bid to build an east-west pipeline that would have moved crude from Alberta's oil sands to refineries on Canada's Atlantic coast. The 4,500-kilometer (2,800-mile) Energy East pipeline, which would have carried 1.1 million barrels of oil per day, had presented an opportunity to wean Canada off foreign oil as refineries in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick rely mostly on imports. But it faced stiff opposition from environmental groups and several ... read more

OIL AND GAS
We're not satisfied yet with markets, Saudi oil minister says
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The move by OPEC and non-OPEC producers to balance the market is working, but the work is not yet finished, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said from Moscow. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil market recovery means economic recovery for Oklahoma
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Recovery in the market for crude oil has led to sustained economic recovery for the shale-rich state of Oklahoma, the state treasurer said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
11 dead, one missing after Chinese boat, HK tanker collide
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Japanese coastguards said Friday they had discovered 11 bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized after a collision with a Hong Kong oil tanker off Japan's western coast the previous day. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Global GDP gains and OPEC chatter lift oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Signs of post-hurricane recovery and gains in global GDP helped add support to a market under U.S. supply-side threats and pushed oil prices higher Thursday. ... more
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Kinder Morgan signs contracts for Trans Mountain expansion
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Pipeline company Kinder Morgan said it firmed up its relationship with some of the contractors lined up for the expansion of the Trans Mountain line in Canada. ... more
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Western states to roll out EV highway initiative
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
A handful of governors from western U.S. states roll out plans Wednesday to expand access for electric vehicles along their highways, Colorado's governor said. ... more
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Exports could add a layer to OPEC, non-OPEC accountability
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Monitoring oil exports may add another layer of support to the OPEC-led effort to balance an oversupplied market, a director at a vessel tracking firm said. ... more
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Shell defends divestment efforts, but cancels sale in Thailand
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
While defending a robust spending program, Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it was canceling an agreement to sell off a stake of its assets in Thailand. ... more
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Oil prices inch lower and move into wait-and-see mode
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Crude oil prices on Wednesday continued to drift away from recent highs on signs the U.S. energy sector was returning to normal following recent hurricanes. ... more
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Iraq to rehab oil in liberated northern province
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
New oil could come out of a northern province in Iraq as crews work to overhaul oil wells torched by the Islamic State, the oil ministry in Baghdad said. ... more


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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
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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
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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



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
Ames IA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
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Saudi Arabia opens bid for 'utility scale' solar project
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Saudi Arabia invited bids on Tuesday for a "utility-scale" 300-megawatt solar project, a first for the world's top oil exporter. "Today's bid opening represents a significant milestone for the National Renewable Energy Programme, and an important step on the way to diversifying Saudi Arabia's domestic energy mix and building a cutting edge domestic renewable energy sector," Energy Minister K ... more
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
Paris (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables: IEA
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
Ninety-eight scientists launch a 2,000-year global temperature database
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
A team of 98 scientists from 22 countries has compiled the most comprehensive database of past global temperature records to date, spanning 1 CE to the present. "This is a shining example of large-scale cooperative science," says Jeannine-Marie St-Jacques, assistant professor in Concordia's Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, who contributed to the publication. "Togeth ... more
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Auditor slams Canada on lack of climate actions
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
The U.S. needs at least twice as many charging points for EV
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The number of plug-in ports for electric vehicles would need to increase more than 130 percent to meet future growth, a U.S. Energy Department study found. The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates there are 16,000 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles nation-wide, with 43,000 actual plugs available as of June. That number supports the more th ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Uber competitor hits Paris roads with Chinese help
Chicago (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
US car sales get boost from hurricane recovery
New York (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
General Motors targets 20 all-electric models by 2023
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Iraq forces retake centre of IS bastion Hawija: army
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State group stronghold of Hawija on Wednesday and seized some territory, stepping up their assault against one of the jihadists' last enclaves in the country. Government and allied forces backed by a US-led coalition launched an offensive last month to oust IS from Hawija, a longtime insurgent bastion. The town is among the final holdouts from the ter ... more
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraq forces retake IS bastion Hawija
Ranya, Irak (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraq flight ban halts dig for lost ancient city
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iraq forces claim recapture of IS-held areas near Hawija
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
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
North Korea's Kim 'very rational': CIA
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump weighs 'decertifying' Iran nuclear deal
Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist. The sandwich was aimed at Leung, the city's then leader, as he was on his way to vote in the September 2016 legislative election - but it missed and hit a police officer. In court, a stern-looking Leung occasionally smiled as he was questioned b ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'
Three US Green Berets killed in Niger
Niamey (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Three US Green Berets and four Nigerien soldiers were killed in a clash on the Niger-Mali border, where Islamic State fighters have established a presence, officials said Thursday. A joint US-Niger patrol fell into an ambush on Wednesday in the Tillaberi region in the country's southwest, requiring French Mirage 2000 fighter jets to be called in for air support. Niger's President Mahamad ... more
Monrovia (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Liberian women hold mass fast for peaceful elections
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The link between drought and riots in sub-Saharan Africa
Tafi Atome, Ghana (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Ghanaian villagers profit from monkey business
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Metal with Memory: Shaping the Future of Aviation
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
While aeronautics researchers across the globe continue to develop technologies that will make air travel more efficient, more sustainable and safer, there is a group of NASA researchers who are altering the long-held view that wings have to stick straight out from an aircraft and stay that way. Through NASA's Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project, a team of engineers working with ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Boeing-backed startup eyes hybrid electric plane in 2022
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Germany, Norway join aerial tanker project
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Britain's RAF receives intelligence aircraft
EU targets China with tough rules on cheap imports
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
The EU reached a landmark agreement on Monday on tough new rules against cheap imports in a move that risks embittering already tense relations with Beijing. The European Commission, EU national governments and MEPs had been in talks since July on new rules to calculate import duties and curb unfair trading practises, especially from China. "Europe stands for open and fair trade, but we ... 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
Trump makes cryptic 'calm before the storm' remark
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
President Donald Trump made a cryptic remark Thursday about the present time possibly representing the "calm before the storm," but declined to specify what specific crisis - if any - he was referring to. Trump made the remark during a photo opportunity at the White House as he and First Lady Melania prepared to have dinner with military leaders and their spouses, following a meeting with ... more
Manila (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
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Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Looking tired and haggard, William Coronado pulls up before dawn with a boat full of fish on the muddy shore of Nicaragua's Lake Managua, a dumping ground for trash and waste. "The lake is so polluted. They throw all sorts of crap into it," said the 56-year-old. "Containers, old buckets, all sorts of bags - all the junk they throw away in Managua. It's a disgrace." Coronado spent two da ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
800 Yazidis refugees resettled in Canada: minister
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Nearly 800 Yazidi women and girls and others who fled persecution by the Islamic State group in northern Iraq have been resettled in Canada, the immigration minister said Thursday. Canada's parliament last year, with Iraqi activist Nadia Murad on hand, declared the persecution of Yazidis a genocide and said this country would take in up to 1,200. "Today, I am proud (to say that) almost 8 ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto Rico
San Juan (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Puerto Rico's hurricane-wracked environment faces long recovery
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
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