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November 06, 2017
OIL AND GAS
U.S. exploration and production slowing down



Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
While higher than last year, a survey of U.S. exploration and production activity in October suggests the sector may go into hibernation during the winter. The analytics division of commodity pricing group S&P Global Platts recorded 1,033 rigs in active service in the United States last month, down about 1 percent from the previous month. Rig counts serve as a metric for activity geared toward exploration and production and serve as a loose barometer to gauge sector confidence. Rig count ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Sanchez Energy trims spending plans for 2018
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
U.S. shale player Sanchez Energy said that it expects to cut spending next year, after reporting a record-setting rate of production in the third quarter. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Spain's Repsol notches profit win on strong production
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Spanish energy company Repsol reported a strong profit for the first nine months of the year on the back of large production gains and big new discoveries. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Decent labor figures, Nigerian oil threats, boost oil prices
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Steady improvements in the U.S. labor market, coupled with militant threats against a major OPEC producer, helped support a soft rally in oil prices Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
There will be blood, Nigerian militant group warns
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
To the international oil companies working in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, a militant cease-fire is officially over, the Niger Delta Avengers said Friday. ... more
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No letup in Juba standoff around ex-army chief's home
Juba (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Troops remained deployed around the home of South Sudan's powerful former army chief Paul Malong on Sunday in a dispute over the fate of his 30 bodyguards, an army spokesman told AFP. ... more
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Enbridge touts environmental record in Line 3 tours
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
From the Canadian side of the border, pipeline company Enbridge Energy said it was putting its environmental record on display for its Line 3 overhaul. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shell's strategy is working, CFO says
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
A day after closing on the sale of billions of dollars in assets, Shell said its net quarterly profit of more than $4 billion showed "our strategy is working." ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. sanctions won't hinder oil production, Kremlin says
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
U.S. sanctions that target the Russian energy sector won't do anything to influence the country's crude oil production, the country's energy minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil price surge cooling, but market holds at historic highs
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Crude oil prices drifted further away from recent highs Thursday as geopolitical spats over sanctions put Russia on the offense about oil production. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. offshore has unique oil export potential
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Big energy companies with deep pockets could carve out a durable U.S. position on the global energy market with offshore production, analysis found. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
China lends hand to Russian LNG projects
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Russian independent gas producer Novatek said Wednesday it reached an agreement with a Chinese bank to help implement a Arctic liquefied natural gas project. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shale player Bill Barrett raises production guidance
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
U.S. shale oil player Bill Barrett Corp. said it was raising its expectations for full-year production for 2017 and 2018, even though it took a quarterly loss. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Australian major Oil Search puts Alaska oil in its portfolio
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
In what was described as its most groundbreaking acquisition, Australian energy company Oil Search Ltd. said it was taking a big step into Alaskan oil. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices continue streak, but ceiling may be approaching
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Oil prices continued their push Wednesday above multi-year highs on stronger demand and a narrowing glut, but the rally may be brushing up against a ceiling. ... more



Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Alison Sweeney of the University of Pennsylvania has been studying giant clams since she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. These large mollusks, which anchor themselves to coral reefs in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, can grow to up to three-feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds. But their size isn't the only thing that makes them u ... more
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
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OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, has announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution. Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current and future solar engineering and design op ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
European lender closer to green finance goals
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record
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
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... more
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump
Paris (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Nations that adopted the Paris Agreement with champagne two years ago, regroup next week amid grim omens of climate peril and with an anxious eye on Donald Trump's America. The November 6-17 meeting in Bonn, Germany, is the first for UN climate envoys since the US president announced he will extricate Washington from the deal, carefully crafted over many years and helped over the finish line ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
Plymouth UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
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Texas applauds free-market move on electric vehicles
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
A Texas energy regulator said a proposal to eliminate federal tax breaks for electric vehicles keeps the government from falsely distorting the energy market. At least six sections of the 429-page bill meant to overhaul the federal tax code extend into the energy sector. While some considerations are extended for solar and small-wind energy projects, a tax break for electric vehicles wo ... more
New York (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Tesla slides on murky outlook for fixing Model 3 production woes
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy
London (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Energy firms back investment into diesel engine
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IS executed 741 civilians during Mosul battle: UN
Geneva (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The Islamic State group executed 741 civilians in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN said Thursday, accusing the jihadists of perpetrating "international crimes" during the nine-month military campaign. A total of 2,521 civilians were killed, mostly by IS attacks, during the fight between IS and the internationally-backed Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) that ended in July, the UN rig ... more
Deir Ezzor, Syria (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Twin Iraq and Syria assaults as IS loses last city
Al-Hamza, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Traditional carpet weaving in central Iraq unravels
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Iraq to hold parliamentary election in May: PM
South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared Wednesday. "A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated," Moon said in an address to parliament. "We also will not develop or own nuclear" arms. In recent months Pyongyang has carried out its sixth nuclear test - its m ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Trump: 'No dictator' should underestimate US resolve
Tehran (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria, nuclear deal
Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison, state media reported Saturday. The changes to China's criminal law were approved during a committee meeting of the country's rubberstamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), according to the official Xinhua news agency. "Serious cases of disrespecting the coun ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Manila (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China mulls three years' jail for anthem disrespect
US strikes IS in Somalia for first time
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the US military's Africa Command said in a statement. According to Voice of America, which cited the chairman of the town of Qa ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
US mission in Niger not what US commanders say it was: reportw
Tiznit, Morocco (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Morocco architect fights concrete with tradition
Juba (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home
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Raytheon awarded $22.1M for Next Generation Jammer support
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
The Department of Defense on Thursday announced that Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $22.1 million contract for hardware and software requirements to support the Navy's Next Generation Jammer. The products provided by Raytheon will be installed on the Ground Power and Cooling System in support of the Next Generation Jammer. The modification was selected by the U.S. Navy in 2013 to repla ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
L3 to provide enhanced MUMT-X capability for Apache helicopters
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
State Dept approves Qatari F-15QA aircraft support contract
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
India clears $3.2 billion purchase of naval choppers
Canada: Amazon to add 1,000 jobs in Vancouver
Montreal (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Amazon announced Friday that it will double its workforce in Canada's western metropolis of Vancouver, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of its Seattle headquarters, to 2,000. The company said in a statement it would open a new office in downtown Vancouver in 2020 to accomodate the new staff, which will bring its total number of its employees across Canada to 6,000. "We are among th ... more
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Alibaba launches electronic trading hub in Malaysia
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat - for now. With purchases and construction of fighter jets, ships and hi-tech weaponry, China's military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but remains three times smaller than that of the United ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
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Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Wednesday. Coral reefs carry an annual global economic value of $375 billion per year because they provide shelter for fish and marine life, protect shorelines and draw tourism to coastal areas. But climate ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
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