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October 24, 2017
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Electricity from shale gas versus coal



Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study. The study is a comparative analysis of the harmful health effects of electricity produced from shale gas and coal. It looks at the amount of toxic chemicals released into the a ... read more

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Gas has environmental benefits, with caveats
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Natural gas offers a cleaner power source when compared with other fuels, but a report Monday from the IEA said comparing gas to coal sets the bar too low. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Trump tells Paris, Berlin to 'keep making money' via trade with Tehran
Washington (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday he does not object to France and Germany continuing trade with Iran, despite his refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Tillerson attends landmark Saudi, Iraq meeting
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson attended a landmark meeting Sunday between Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at upgrading strategic ties between the two countries and countering Iran's regional influence. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kremlin confirms respect for Iraq, after veiled warning on oil
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
After Iraq issued veiled warnings about oil work in the Kurdish north of Iraq, Russia's foreign minister said Monday the Kremlin respects Iraq's sovereignty. ... more
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Vitol takes U.S. oil up a notch with Noble deal
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Commodities trader Noble Group said Monday it sold off an oil trading business focused on the Americas to its counterpart, Vitol, for $576 million. ... more
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Oil prices diverge on competing trends
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Main benchmarks for the price of crude oil diverged early Monday following a drop in U.S. exploration activity and lingering geopolitical risk. ... more
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Wood Mac: Africa has oil potential, but progress will be slow
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Sub-Saharan African oil producers may be among the more promising emerging players, though a downturn in investments is striking a blow, analysis finds. ... more
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Libyan oil production gains limited
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
War damage to port facilities in Libya could constrain production to around 1.25 million barrels per day, analysis from consultant group Wood Mackenzie found. ... more
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North America helped drive revenue for Halliburton
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Improved market conditions in North America helped drive strong revenue growth during the third quarter, drilling services company Halliburton said Monday. ... more
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Schlumberger sees clear signs of balance
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
There are clear signs the global oil market is balanced, which would support higher oil prices and investments if sustained, the head of Schlumberger said. ... more


Iraq PM arrives on Saudi visit

OIL AND GAS
Rising dollar, risk tolerance, drags oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
The rise in the value of the U.S. dollar and tolerance for the risk in the oil-rich Kurdish north of Iraq pushed oil prices lower in early Friday trading. ... more
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Kurdish oil operations proceeding as normal
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
A day after U.S. supermajor Chevron said it was standing down in the Kurdish north of Iraq, British company Gulf Keystone Petroleum said all was well. ... more
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Iraq hikes southern oil output to make up for Kirkuk losses
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 21, 2017
Iraq said it hiked southern oil production by 200,000 barrels per day on Saturday to compensate for a halt in pumping in Kirkuk province because of its conflict with the Kurds. ... more
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Iraqi workers return after oil fields retaken from Kurds
Bai Hassan, Iraq (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Turfed out three years ago by Kurdish forces, Iraqi oil workers are donning their overalls and inspecting equipment as they look to get down to work at installations snatched back by Baghdad. ... more



Separating methane and CO2 will become more efficient
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
To make natural gas and biogas suitable for use, the methane has to be separated from the CO2. This involves the use of membranes: filters that stop the methane and let the CO2 pass through. Researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed a new membrane that makes the separation process much more effective. When it comes to extracting natural gas or producing bioga ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity
Styria, Austria (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Breaking down stubborn cellulose
Liverpool UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals
How solar peaker plants could replace gas peakers
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) can be a night-only dispatchable (D-CSP) plant; with its entire solar energy absorbed by day to be delivered after dark to cover the evening peak load on the grid, according to a study funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The finding is timely. California's Governor has just signed a bill that outlaws fossil-fueled peaker plants. Under a technology 2 ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
SCE monopoly abuse of power prompts the necessity of off-grid inventions
East Lansing MI (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'
Cayce SC (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Clean Energy Collective Starts Construction on SCE and G Community Solar Facilities
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Australia's international wind energy company Windlab Limited will begin construction of the innovative $160 million Kennedy Energy Park hybrid renewable energy project, after securing financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The project is owned by Kennedy Energy Park Holdings Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Windlab and Eurus Energy Holdin ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Edinburgh (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction of the Shin Kori-5 and Shin Kori-6 reactors near the southeastern city of Ulsan. ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant
Paris (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
MATRIX pitched as a game changer for used fuel dry storage
US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The ocean plays a critical role in climate and weather, serving as a massive reservoir of heat and water that influences tropical storms, El Nin?o, and climate change. In addition, the ocean has absorbed 30 percent of the carbon dioxide associated with human activities, lessening the climate effects of fossil fuel combustion. Ocean observing systems are important as they provide informatio ... more
Managua (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earth
Berlin (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climate
Lyft gets $1 bn from Google parent to rev up challenge to Uber
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
US ridesharing giant Lyft announced Thursday it has received a $1 billion investment led by the venture arm of Google parent Alphabet, to help ramp up its challenge to market leader Uber. Lyft said the new funding gives it a valuation of $11 billion as it steps up competition against Uber, reeling from a series of missteps and scandals which have forced out its founder and chief executive. ... more
Manila (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
President Duterte threatens iconic Philippine 'jeepney'
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Baidu to hit the road with self-driving bus
Oslo (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars
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Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossible
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
When Haider al-Abadi was tasked with forming a new Iraqi government in August 2014, just weeks after a lightning offensive by the Islamic State group, many believed he would fail. Three years later, the stocky prime minister with a close-cut white beard has transformed what many in Iraq considered "mission impossible" into a success story. He has rebuilt the crumbling armed forces, chase ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after IS
Moscow (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq
N. Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers
Seoul (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea's belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country's burgeoning defence industry. South Korea has been one of the world's largest importers of military equipment and technology for decades - mostly from the US - but in recent years its domestic sector has grown rapidly. A ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Abe aims at N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks
Washington (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
CIA chief: North Korea close to nuke that could hit US
Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
The Shanghai site of the first Chinese Communist congress 96 years ago might be expected to draw admiring crowds as the party gathers in Beijing for its 19th such meeting. But despite a nationwide propaganda blitz for China's most important political gathering, only a few scattered elderly comprise the noon rush at what is now a small museum, and visitor Cai Tian thinks he knows why. "Th ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Echoes of Mao: China Communist Party fawns over 'Xi thought'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
Xi's eyes and ears in Beijing: Red-armband army of 'volunteers'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
In Communist China, it's a man's world at the top
Niger raid highlights US forces' growing Africa role
Washington (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action. Their mission is to counter the advances of a slew of jihadist movements across the continent, including Al-Shabaab in Somalia, affiliates of the Islamic State group in the Sahel region and ... more
Geneva (AFP) Oct 21, 2017
UN anti-torture panel suspends Rwanda trip over 'obstructions'
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
C. Africa holds military intervention record
Washington (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
US military to pursue Niger operations after deadly attack
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Researchers Develop New Tool to Evaluate Icephobic Materials
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
When ice builds up on aircraft bodies or engines, it can create a serious situation in flight. The shape of the wing can change, affecting the aerodynamics of the aircraft, and engine icing can result in a stall. While NASA has spent decades studying the effects of aircraft icing, aerospace researchers are also developing new "icephobic" materials for aircraft components. The idea is to ap ... more
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Hear This: 30 Percent Less Noise
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
State Dept. proposes $343B C-17 support contract with Kuwait
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Multiple countries set to receive new eyes in the sky for Apache attack helicopters
China's economic growth slows in Q3 but on course to beat target
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
China's economy slowed marginally in the third quarter but is well on course to beat the government's annual target, cementing President Xi Jinping's standing as he prepares to be handed a second term in power at a Communist Party conclave. The world's number two economy expanded 6.8 percent in July-September, but while the figures released on Thursday were slightly down from the 6.9 percent ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
Cashing out: The end of Hong Kong's historic trading floor
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs
Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership'
Washington (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered his unexpectedly sharp message to Beijing on the same day President Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party congress. His upbeat speech was designed to set the stage for a ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China
Washington (UPI) Oct 18, 2017
Nominee for CIA inspector general grilled over retaliation claims
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens
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Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as smog looms
Sonipat, India (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year's "airpocalypse" in Delhi. Each year, as winter descends on the Indian capital, a perfect storm of seasonal crop stubble burning, dense cloud cover and smoke generated by millions of fir ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban
Ayia Napa, Cyprus (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar
Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump
San Juan (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
As Puerto Rico grapples with the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria, it boasts a pint-sized, in-your-face advocate in San Juan's mayor - a woman feisty enough to lock horns with President Donald Trump. Meet Carmen Yulin Cruz, 54, who took on Trump angrily, emotionally and very publicly about what she called the slow pace of aid - or utter lack of it - arriving to the island of 3.4 mil ... more
Zurich (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bln: Swiss Re estimate
Zurich (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
Zurich Insurance sees $700 mln in hurricane claims in Q3
Mexico City (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
Mexicans pick up the pieces one month after quake
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