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October 30, 2017
Upbeat producer sentiment offset GDP to push oil prices lower

Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Production expectations from energy companies during earnings season offset growth in the U.S. economy to pull the price of oil lower on Friday. Reporting that revenue for Chevron Corp. improved by more than 50 percent from last year to $2 billion, Chairman and CEO John Watson said in a statement his company was doing more with less in the current market climate. "We continue to see improvement in the underlying pattern of earnings and cash flow," he said. "Cash flow is at a positive inf ... read more

Tullow Oil strikes dust near one of South America's biggest prizes
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Explorer Tullow Oil said it was confident about the broader region, but had no luck in a frontier effort near one of the largest finds in South America. ... more
Iraq finds 'contraband' oil pipeline in south
Basra, Iraq (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Iraqi police have uncovered an underground pipeline used to smuggle crude oil from the giant Rumaila oilfield in the south of the country, a security source said on Friday. ... more
Oil States International reports third quarter hit from Harvey
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
As warned earlier this month, the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the southern U.S. energy sector took a toll on third quarter results, Oil States International said. ... more
Exxon earning and spending more
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Even though Hurricane Harvey had a $160 million impact on earnings, U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil said third quarter performance was indicative of recovery. ... more
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Italy's Eni sees easy growth at $60 per barrel
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Current market conditions, with Brent crude oil prices moving toward $60 per barrel, support production growth and investments, Italy's Eni said Friday. ... more
Trans Mountain pipeline planners seek federal intervention
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
The planners of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline in Canada called for federal intervention in order to proceed with expansions in the face of city-level appeals. ... more
Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, says a new ... more
French contractor TechnipFMC bruised, but confident
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The energy market is set up for oilfield service contracts to outperform levels from the depths of the downturn, French company TechnipFMC said. ... more
Oil prices stand still in market push-pull
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Mixed support from supply and demand metrics left crude oil prices in relatively static territory in the early rounds of Thursday trading. ... more
Energy-rich Norway leaves policy rate unchanged
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The general outlook for the oil- and gas-rich economy of Norway hasn't changed so lending rates will stay the same, the head of the central bank said. ... more

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Hearings cancelled over Minnesota oil pipeline
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
More than $20 million in state property taxes are on the line amid shows of civil disobedience over an Enbridge oil pipeline, a Minnesota trade group said. ... more
Amid energy spats, Ukraine's economy showing resilience
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Amid spats with Russia over natural gas, Ukraine's prime minister said Wednesday the economy for the former Soviet republic is on pace to grow at a decent clip. ... more
After big bet on Guyana, Hess posts big loss
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
After dumping billions of dollars in assets to focus on one particular oil field in Guyana, Hess Corp. said Wednesday its net loss almost doubled year-over-year. ... more
The biggest U.S. offshore oil and gas grab to attract the biggest firms
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
With the opening of what's described as the biggest grab of U.S. offshore assets ever, an analyst said the region is best suited for the biggest of firms. ... more

Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Climate Change. This would be a massive undertaking, involving the conversion of hundreds of thousands of square miles - at its most ambitious, more than the combined land area of Texas and Califor ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
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Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
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Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation's electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there's a problem: severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly reducing China's output of solar energy, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of the country. This issue is worst in the winter, when - according to resea ... more
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Recurrent Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 71 MW North Carolina Solar Project
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
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
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
Dessel, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Dessel: a new step forward with the dismantling of the site
Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
New Haven CT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A new study linking paleoclimatology - the reconstruction of past global climates - with historical analysis by researchers at Yale and other institutions shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt. The team of researchers examined the hydroclimatic and societal impacts in Egypt of a sequence of t ... more
Logan UT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A drier south: Europe's drought trends match climate change projections
Hanover, NH (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse period
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change
Opel drives Peugeot's sales, but China stalls
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen said that revenues grew strongly in the third quarter, powered by the recent acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall, but car sales stalled in the key market of China. PSA said in a statement that group-wide revenues jumped by 31.4 percent to 15 billion euros ($17.6 billion) in the period from July to September. In its core brands of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, rev ... more
London (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Energy firms back investment into diesel engine
Bad Birnbach, Germany (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Self-driving bus to shuttle Bavarian townsfolk
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Paris city bikes go electric
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Terrain, geopolitics make for tricky last battle on IS
Beirut (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
The Islamic State group's empire has shrunk fast this year but the rump of its "caliphate" on the Iraq-Syria border is a hostile jihadist heartland where competing regional interests converge. After losing their main hubs of Mosul and Raqa this year, the noose continued to tighten around holdout IS fighters regrouping in the badlands where the organisation was born. On Thursday, Iraqi Pr ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Suicide bomber kills 3 at Iraq funeral: army
Tehran (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Iraq PM wins Iran support as forces battle IS, Kurds
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Canada pauses military assistance to Iraqi troops
Dutch know-how may have gone into arms of mass destruction
The Hague (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
The Dutch government has admitted that technology from the Netherlands may have been used to develop weapons of mass destruction in Iran, Pakistan or Syria. Dutch intelligence services have received "indications in a number of cases" that "Dutch technology was used in programmes of weapons of mass destruction or for the means of transmission in Iran, Pakistan or Syria", the outgoing minister ... more
Seoul (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
The devastating tolls of a new Korean war
Seoul (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Mattis warns 'massive' response to North Korea nuclear weapon use
Bangkok (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Mattis says US 'not rushing to war' with N. Korea
China accuses Xi rivals of vote rigging
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China's ruling Communist Party says three of its top former officials rigged votes during earlier party congresses, in a move that sheds light on the fall of members of Xi Jinping's rival factions. The senior figures were removed from office over the last few years as part of Xi's sweeping corruption crackdown, which some analysts have called a political purge. An article published by Xi ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Xi takes short cut to China's Communist pantheon
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Activists fear more crackdowns in Xi's 'new era'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
China's Xi welcomes 'objective' media at restricted event
Death of soldiers highlights US military presence in Niger
Abidjan (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
The killing of four US soldiers in Niger has highlighted the geo-strategic role the mainly desert west African nation plays in the American fight against Islamist groups in Africa. In the aftermath of the soldiers' deaths, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, revealed that about 800 US troops are now based in Niger - more than in any other African country. ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Pentagon looks at stepped-up Africa role to counter IS
Washington (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
US military to pursue Niger operations after deadly attack
Washington (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Niger raid highlights US forces' growing Africa role
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UChicago astrophysicists to catch particles from deep space on NASA balloon mission
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A team led by Prof. Angela Olinto was awarded NASA funding to fly an ultra-long duration balloon mission with an innovative ultra-sensitive telescope to pick up cosmic rays and neutrinos coming from deep space. Planned for launch in 2022, the Extreme Universe Space Observatory on a Super Pressure Balloon is a major step toward a planned mission to send a probe to space. "This program will ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Embraer, Sierra Nevada supplying more A-29 aircraft for Afghan air force
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Airbus expected to lead light military helicopter market, report says
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Eurofighter companies add on to Belgian contract bid
US puts anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminum foil imports
Washington (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
The United States on Friday imposed fresh import duties on Chinese aluminum, accusing exporters of dumping their product on the US market at prices below cost. The move follows a Commerce Department decision in August that also imposed import duties to counteract alleged unfair Chinese subsidies in the aluminum foil industry. President Donald Trump is due to visit China as part of an 11- ... more
Gwadar, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
At a forgotten Pakistan port, China paves a new Silk Road
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Japan bank CEO quits over claims of $2.2 bn in bad loans
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
France seeks 'green veto' in EU-Canada trade deal
China's new leadership: Ageing men seen as no threat to Xi
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
The six dark-suited Communist Party officials joining President Xi Jinping on China's highest decision-making body are all men in their 60s, suggesting he has no plans to groom a successor any time soon. There is no obvious challenger to Xi in the group appointed Wednesday to the Politburo Standing Committee, which includes two known allies and an ideologist. When the next party congress ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
US releases Russian defense firms sanctions list
Washington (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Trump congratulates Xi after Chinese leader tightens grip on power
Brussels (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
NATO challenges Russia on military drill numbers
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Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill Wednesday that seeks to ban plastic bags in more than 100 coastal areas in a bid to halt the accumulation of ocean plastic. Bachelet said the move was aimed at "taking care of our marine ecosystems." "Our fish are dying from plastics ingestion or strangulation, it's a task in which everyone must collaborate," she said in a speech in the s ... more
Rome (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Schools closed over fears of toxic wind from Italy steel plant
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Levels of microplastics in the Baltic have remained constant for 30 years
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
India top court bans dirty fuel to fight Delhi's bad air
Fighting to farming: New life for Colombia's ex-rebels
La Montabita, Colombia (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Felix Salcedo lost an arm fighting during Colombia's half-century civil war which ended in August. Today, he uses his remaining arm to grow pineapples. Like dozens of other former FARC guerrillas in his village, Salcedo is trying to earn a living legally after his rebel movement disarmed under a December peace deal with the government. Salcedo, 38, thinks back on the half of his life he ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Puerto Rico 'heartbreaking' five weeks post-storm
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Munich Re expecting Q3 losses after costly hurricane season
Ulaanbaatar (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
17 climbers dead after avalanche in Mongolia
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