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November 01, 2017
U.S. trying to force its way into European energy sector, Kremlin says

Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
U.S. sanctions are designed as a tool to gain leverage in the European economy and energy sector in general, Russia's foreign minister said Tuesday. "On the pretext of fighting against a Russian threat Washington not only tries to mend so-called Atlantic solidarity, not only to make Europeans increase defense spending, but also to gain a stronger foothold in the European economy and energy industry, to downgrade our joint projects in energy, and to elbow Russia out of the energy markets," Russi ... read more

Turkmenistan sells China ice cream as energy profits melt
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Reclusive Turkmenistan on Tuesday hailed its first shipment of ice cream to China as the crisis-stricken Central Asia country seeks to diversify its exports beyond hydrocarbons. ... more
FAR Ltd. said Senegal oil may be its priority next year
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
The majority of the budget for 2018 will be targeted to the development of major oil discoveries off the coast of Senegal, FAR Ltd. said Tuesday. ... more
Higher U.S. oil exports, Great Lakes market, pulling gas prices higher
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Record-setting U.S. oil exports, a spike in crude oil prices and lower inventories in the Great Lakes means higher retail prices for gasoline, analysts said. ... more
Melbana: Cuba has record of oil success
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
While funding may complicate its efforts, an Australian energy company targeting Cuban oil said it planned to tap prospects with a historic record of success. ... more
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BP back in balance even if oil moves back toward $50 per barrel
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
There are clear signs the market is back on solid ground and adjusting to historically lower, but recovering, crude oil prices, BP said. ... more
Colorado, Harvey resistance, leads to good quarter for Noble Energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Third quarter production and sales gains were supported largely by growth in U.S. shale oil, particularly in Colorado, Noble Energy said. ... more
French foreign minister to visit Iran soon
New York (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday he will soon travel to Iran to prepare a visit by President Emmanuel Macron and raise concerns about Tehran's missile programs and regional role. ... more
ExxonMobil reaches $300 mn clean air settlement with US regulators
New York (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
ExxonMobil will spend $300 million to upgrade eight US chemical facilities and resolve allegations it spewed excess emissions of benzene and other dangerous chemicals into the air, US regulators announced Tuesday. ... 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
China oil majors' profits up on firm demand
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China's two big oil giants PetroChina and Sinopec have reported strong third-quarter net profits on robust domestic demand. ... more

United Arab Emirates next to support OPEC cut extension

Oil prices test new territory amid OPEC chatter
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Crude oil prices continued to test new highs in Monday trading, supported by a growing consensus that OPEC will extend a production cut agreement in November. ... more
Aker BP sees big gains in third quarter production
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Production boomed and third quarter income for oil and gas explorer Aker BP came in nearly twice as high as it did last year, the company said Monday. ... more
Oil gives short-term life to African economies, IMF says
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
The economies of sub-Saharan Africa get some support from oil production in Nigeria and elsewhere, though it flattens out by 2019, the IMF said Monday. ... more
Iraq adds capacity to oil export terminal
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
A new export terminal at the southern Iraqi port city of Basra adds another 900,000 barrels per day of capacity, the Iraqi oil ministry said. ... more

Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Airplanes zoom overhead, wispy-white contrails streaming behind them. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled 43,684 flights, on average, every day last year, and U.S. military and commercial flights together used over 20 billion gallons of jet fuel. All those emissions add up. World air travel contributed 815 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2016 - two percent of the global manm ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
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Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
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Scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent. Colloidal quantum dots are electronic materials and because of their astonishingly small size (typically 3-20 nanometers in dimension) they possess fascinating optical properties. Quantum dot solar cells eme ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Oil-rich Alberta adding more solar components
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight
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
At climate talks, it's America alone more than America first
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
Facing 195 other countries who have chosen a different path, the task of US negotiators at upcoming climate talks in Bonn is unenviable. Donald Trump has vowed to exit the Paris Climate accord, just not yet, leaving US policy in limbo for the next three years until Washington can officially leave. So, it falls to Thomas Shannon - a respected career diplomat - to this week lead a delega ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Shortfall in climate action is 'catastrophic': UN
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New study finds nature is vital to beating climate change
Energy firms back investment into diesel engine
London (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
As major carmakers shift towards electric vehicles, a group of major oil and gas firms announced Friday an investment into a diesel engine. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), which includes BP, Saudi Aramco, Royal Dutch Shell and Total and has a $1-billion investment fund for low-carbon technologies, said it was putting money into Achates Power. The US company promotes a high-ef ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
'Dieselgate' costs choke Volkswagen profits
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Opel drives Peugeot's sales, but China stalls
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Iraqi forces advance to edge of final IS bastion Al-Qaim
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled up to the edge of Al-Qaim, the largest town still held by the Islamic State group in the country, as they pushed a final assault on the jihadists. Iraq's Joint Operations Command said government troops - backed by US air strikes and Sunni tribal fighters - captured the village of Al-Obeidi, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the Syrian border on the eastern ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Suicide bomber kills 3 at Iraq funeral: army
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Canada pauses military assistance to Iraqi troops
IAEA inspectors in Iran working 'without problem': Amano
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
The head of the UN atomic agency said in Abu Dhabi on Sunday IAEA inspectors are doing their work in Iran "without problem", a day after Tehran was implementing its nuclear commitments. "Our inspectors (in Iran) are discharging their responsibilities without problem," Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters in Abu Dhabi. He was speaking on the sidelin ... more
The Hague (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Dutch know-how may have gone into arms of mass destruction
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
EU, Japan ask UN to condemn N. Korea over rights abuses
Vatican City (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
Vatican to host high-level push against nuclear weapons
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 30, 2017
Chinese universities start 'Xi Thought' institutes
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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Japan donating Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft to Philippines
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Japan is donating five Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippines to help the country protect its coasts, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. Two of the aircraft are currently being leased by the Philippines while the remaining three aircraft were scheduled for lease. The newspaper quoted the Japanese ministry of defense as saying the donation will take effect in March o ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
U.S., Australian aircraft to receive electronic warfare upgrades
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Highly flexible wings tested
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Embraer, Sierra Nevada supplying more A-29 aircraft for Afghan air force
China's big four banks post solid Q3 results
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China's big four state-owned banks on Monday reported profit growth across the board in the third quarter, after President Xi Jinping emphasised the importance of the public sector earlier this month. Net income at the four banks - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Bank of China (BOC), China Construction Bank (CCB), and Agricultural Bank of China - all grew in the low single ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China slams US aluminium foil tariff ahead of Trump visit
Beijing (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Business leaders bow to Xi as Communist Party pushes in
US releases Russian defense firms sanctions list
Washington (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Under pressure from an impatient Congress, President Donald Trump's administration belatedly published a list of Russian firms and agencies Friday to comply with a new sanctions law. Trump had opposed the law, which restricted his authority to loosen measures imposed to punish Russia for its meddling in Ukraine and alleged interference in US politics. But he begrudgingly signed off on ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China crowns Xi with name once reserved for Mao Zedong
Brussels (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
NATO challenges Russia on military drill numbers
Berlin (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report
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Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Reducing pollutant emission of vehicles and meeting stricter exhaust gas standards are major challenges when developing catalytic converters. A new concept might help to efficiently treat exhaust gases after the cold start of engines and in urban traffic and to reduce the consumption of expensive noble metal. It is based on the interaction between platinum and the cerium oxide carrier to control ... more
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
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
SATCOM and Disaster Recovery Plans Withstand Irma
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
The recent barrage of hurricanes in the southern United States is a reminder of the need for all companies that operate critical services to have a solid disaster recovery (DR) plan. At Intelsat General Corporation (IGC), the unpredictability of hurricane Irma gave us an opportunity to execute our own DR plan and to provide uninterrupted service for our customers. As a satellite communicat ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
$129 bn in extreme weather losses last year: climate report
New York (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Displaced Puerto Ricans find refuge in New York
New York (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Puerto Rico 'heartbreaking' five weeks post-storm
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