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November 09, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Waning risk premium, more U.S. production pushes oil prices lower



Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
A declining risk premium on word of business-as-usual from Saudi Arabia and expectations of a cooler market ahead pushed oil prices lower early Wednesday. Crude oil prices spiked as much as 3 percent early this week after the government in Riyadh rounded up a handful of ministers as part of a sweeping crackdown tacitly broadcast as a move against corruption. That coincided with escalating tensions in the region, pitting rivals Iran and Lebanon against Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian Mone ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Kurdish government postpones London oil and gas show
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
An oil and gas conference meant to showcase opportunities in the Kurdish north of Iraq is cancelled because of regional circumstances, the government said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. LNG faces headwinds in Asian markets
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
U.S. energy ambitions to tap into the growing demand in the Asian market could face a challenge from established Russian programs, analysts said. ... more
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More shale oil production expected, Continental Resources says
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Though constrained somewhat by hurricanes, U.S. shale oil producer Continental Resources said production should finish out the year on a high note. ... more
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Conoco pegs spending plan to $50 per barrel oil
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
U.S. supermajor ConocoPhillips said Wednesday its annual plan for $5.5 billion in spending is pegged on U.S. crude oil prices at $50 per barrel. ... more
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Europe tightens rules on natural gas pipelines
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
The European Commission said Wednesday it was clarifying gas pipeline rules in order to ensure its energy market is competitive and transparent. ... more
OIL AND GAS
First coast-to-coast land motion map of Scotland derived from satellite radar images
Nottingham UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
The first country-wide map of relative land motion has been created by a team at the University of Nottingham. Using hundreds of satellite radar images the team, working with Geomatic Ventures Limit ... more
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US urges action after Saudi accuses Iran over missile attack
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The United States called Tuesday for international action to hold Iran to account after Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of "direct military aggression" over a Yemeni rebel missile attack near Riyadh. ... more
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Tight markets, demand spike mean higher gas prices
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Unseasonably high demand pressures from U.S. consumers and a tightening oil market means higher gas prices, but the trend might not last, market analysts said. ... more
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Oklahoma still scrambling with budget despite oil price trends
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
After a downgrade on its credit rating, Oklahoma's governor urged House leaders to move quickly to pass a measure meant to close a looming budget gap. ... more
OIL AND GAS
House takes up offshore drilling overhaul
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
As leaders in the U.S. House take up an offshore drilling bill, pressure has mounted on the U.S. government's lack of oversight for protection of public lands. ... more


Oil prices inch lower after Monday's massive rally

OIL AND GAS
Norway's economy facing petroleum-related headwinds
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Norway, one of the largest oil and gas producers in the world, said the output from petroleum-related manufacturing turned lower in the third quarter. ... more
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An Iranian benchmark for oil just topped $60 per barrel
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
After boasting of unprecedented economic growth, Iranian state media said the situation has improved after its benchmark for oil passed $60 per barrel. ... more
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Alberta's leader tours in support of Trans Mountain oil pipeline
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Support for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia is support for the economy, the premier of oil-rich Alberta said. ... more
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Study maps Sub-Saharan Africa's dependency on China
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa nations are growing more dependent on China as an export market, putting them at greater risk to shifts in the Chinese economy, a study published Tuesday said. ... more



Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study examining how certain decisions impact what farmers plant and harvest identified one crucial factor that researchers believe needs to be added to the list of decision variables when considering bioenergy crops: the option value. Most studies have not examined the role of the option value, which has to do with farmers waiting to see how bioenergy crop prices will change in the futur ... more
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel
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
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
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Mechanochemistry paves the way to higher quality perovskite photovoltaics
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow healthy crops
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
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria's nuclear energy watchdog greenlighted on Friday an extension of the lifespan of one of two Soviet-built reactors at the country's sole nuclear power plant. The 1,000-megawatt unit in Kozloduy was built in 1987 and its operating licence was due to expire on November 5. But the BNRA nuclear regulator agreed to extend the permit by another 10 years after extensive equipment checks ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets, rival China
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
The European Union on Wednesday proposed sharp automobile emission cuts over the next decade to support the Paris climate accord and compete with China by spurring electric car production. The European Commission, the EU executive, called for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans by 30 percent by 2030 and 15 percent by 2025, compared with 2021. The proposal has to be approv ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
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Bonn (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
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UK car sales skid in October: industry body
London (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
British car sales sank in October for the seventh successive month on disappointing consumer demand, industry data showed on Monday. New car registrations sank 12.2 percent year-on-year to 158,192 vehicles last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement. The SMMT blamed the sharp drop on falling consumer confidence - and confusion surrounding the governmen ... more
Carlsbad, NM (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Sandia improving fuel economy, reducing emissions using optical diagnostics
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Introducing autonomous vehicles sooner could save hundreds of thousands of lives
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Texas applauds free-market move on electric vehicles
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More than two million Iranian pilgrims descend on Iraq
Tehran (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
More than two million Iranian pilgrims have crossed the border into Iraq for the annual Arbaeen Shiite pilgrimage to be celebrated on Thursday, an Iranian official said on state television. "Some 2.32 million visas have been issued so far, and 2.2 million pilgrims are already in Iraq," Shahriar Heydari, spokesman for the Iranian committee organising the pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala ... more
Lourdes, France (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Iraq needs 'Marshall Plan', says Kirkuk archbishop
Al-Hamza, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Traditional carpet weaving in central Iraq unravels
Deir Ezzor, Syria (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Twin Iraq and Syria assaults as IS loses last city
On first Mideast trip, Macron urges 'firm' stance on Iran
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron called for vigilance towards Tehran over its ballistic missile programme and regional activities, in an interview published on Wednesday by Emirati daily Al-Ittihad. "It is important to remain firm with Iran over its regional activities and its ballistic programme," said Macron, in the United Arab Emirates for a 24-hour official visit, his first to the Middle ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US carriers in rare Pacific op amid N. Korea tensions
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US expected to name North Korea terror sponsor
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Europe urges US Congress not to torpedo Iran deal
Chinese dissident writer dies on medical parole
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
A veteran Chinese dissident who had nearly completed a 12-year prison sentence for "subversion" has died on medical parole, rights groups said Wednesday. Writer Yang Tongyan died on Tuesday, nearly three months after an August 23 surgery to remove a brain tumour, Amnesty International said in a statement, citing information from close friends. Rights groups say a pattern has emerged in r ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home
Juba (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
South Sudan's capital Juba was tense on Saturday as more than 100 soldiers surrounded the residence of powerful former army chief Paul Malong in a bid to disarm his bodyguards. Streets across the city were largely empty as people stayed at home for fear the standoff would erupt into clashes, an AFP correspondent said. The deployment of troops around Malong's residence in the central Hai ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Niger ambush probe to last until at least January: Pentagon
Niamey (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Sahel anti-terror force sees teething problems in first mission
Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
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NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility, Calls for Market Study
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) conducts research based on a deliberate and well-coordinated strategic implementation plan. This plan is being expanded to include research into an area emerging so quickly there's no page for it yet on Wikipedia. It's Urban Air Mobility, or UAM. Our definition for UAM is a safe and efficient system for air passenger and cargo tr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
NASA Air Traffic Management Demonstration Goes Live in Charlotte
Cleveland OH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
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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
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
France hikes defence spending, inches towards NATO goal
Paris (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
French lawmakers late Tuesday approved an increase of nearly two billion euros in defence spending in 2018 - reversing cuts to the 2017 budget that triggered a major spat between President Emmanuel Macron and a top general. The 1.8 billion euros in additional spending approved by the National Assembly takes the defence budget to 32.4 billion euros, or 1.82 percent of GDP. A large chunk ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
US defence chief meets NATO to discuss IS, Afghanistan
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Emboldened Xi, weakened Trump hold tough talks
Manila (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Philippines scraps sandbar plan after China anger: defence chief
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Delhi schools shut as toxic smog hits India and Pakistan
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Delhi authorities ordered all schools to shut on Wednesday after choking smog descended on north India and Pakistan, with pollution levels in the city 40 times the World Health Organization's safe limit. Levels of PM 2.5, the microscopic particles that are the most damaging to health, reached more than 1,000 micrograms per cubic metre in the Indian capital on Wednesday, according to US embas ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
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New Delhi (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Molybdenum in Wisconsin wells not from coal ash
Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Reconstruction in central and southern Mexico following two deadly earthquakes in September that killed 465 people will require a $2.5 billion investment, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Tuesday. Speaking at a public event, the president said the quakes partially or totally damaged 184,000 homes, while 14,000 businesses and 16,000 schools were also affected. It is "a reconstructio ... more
Lapa, Nepal (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Lifeline trails restored to Nepal's quake-hit villages
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
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United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
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