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November 12, 2017
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Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Chemists from the RUDN University have synthesized new surfactants and studied their characteristics. The compounds obtained can efficiently collect petroleum spilled on the water surface. The scientists have given an account of their work in the Journal of Molecular Liquids. During their research, the chemists have synthesized new ionic and nonionic surfactants. To do that, they first obtained nonionic surfactants - mono- and diisopropylamines, - and then turned them into the ionic ones, using po ... read more

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House committee passes bill to unlock more U.S. offshore areas to drillers
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Though it passed a committee with bipartisan support, a Democratic leader in the U.S. House said efforts to expand offshore drilling show signs of "mental exhaustion." ... more
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OMV sees Brent oil at $52 for the year
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
A 9 percent gain in realized crude oil prices during the third quarter helped contribute to a 52 percent jump in year-on-year profits, Austria's OMV said. ... more
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Shale-rich Oklahoma fails to pass budget measure
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
The worst-case scenario for shale-rich Oklahoma is now a reality after state leaders in the House failed to advance a budget plan, the governor said. ... more
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Risk premium resurfaces for oil, but economic trends offer balance
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Crackdowns in Saudi Arabia were balanced by signs that European economic growth was stronger, but facing pressures ahead, to send oil prices higher Thursday. ... more
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DNO says Kurdish oil operations continuing without interruption
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Norwegian oil and gas company DNO said Thursday it was moving full speed ahead in the Kurdish north of Iraq, with operations proceeding without interruption. ... more
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China examines LNG potential in Alaska
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
A Chinese energy company, Sinopec, said it may be interested in looking at whether or not it can buy liquefied natural gas from Alaska on a regular basis. ... more
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Cuba gets new oil drilling director
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Cuban oil development plans moved one step closer to operation with the naming of an on-site planning coordinator, an Australian energy company said. ... more
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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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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. ... more
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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


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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
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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



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
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday at UN negotiations in Bonn. The diplomatic spat has underscored the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks. "If we do not respect decisions that we have made, then how ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets, rival China
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Cities can cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond their urban borders
Bonn (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US
Uber IPO 'target' is 2019: CEO
New York (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Uber is on track for a 2019 public stock offering and the plan is not dependent on new funding from Japan's SoftBank, the global ride-sharing giant's CEO said Thursday. Speaking at a New York Times conference, Dara Khosrowshahi said "2019 is the target" and that co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick and the rest of the board agree on the plan for an initial public offering. "We have ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Ford, Chinese firm to invest $756 million on electric cars
Seoul (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
S. Korea to fine BMW, Mercedes, Porsche over emission rule breaches
Los Angeles (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Uber joins forces with NASA to develop flying taxis
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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
Trump prods Xi to work 'hard' and fast on North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Donald Trump showered Chinese leader Xi Jinping with praise during talks in Beijing Thursday, but prodded his host to work fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, warning "time is quickly running out". Speaking on the second day of a trip to Beijing marked by pomp and pageantry, the US president also decried China's "one-sided and unfair" trade surplus with the United States bu ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
On first Mideast trip, Macron urges 'firm' stance on Iran
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
NATO discusses Russia missile treaty 'violations': Mattis
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
France's Macron: US risks pushing Iran to build nukes
Trump praises China's 'highly respected' Xi
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
US President Donald Trump praised Chinese leader Xi Jinping as a "highly respected and powerful representative of his people" on Friday as he wrapped up his first state visit to Beijing. Trump showered his host with accolades during two days of meetings during which the US leader sought to convince Xi to do more to reduce a trade deficit with China and rein in nuclear-armed North Korea. ... more
Phuket, Thailand (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Chinese dissident writer dies on medical parole
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Judges finish investigation into Guinea stadium massacre
Conakry (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Guinean judges have completed an investigation into a massacre in which at least 157 opposition supporters were killed and 109 women raped by troops in a stadium in 2009, the justice ministry said in a statement Thursday. In September 2009, a massive opposition protest in a stadium in Conakry against then junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara's rule ended in bloodshed when his security forces open ... more
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Dozens of new wildlife corridors identified for African mammals
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
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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 (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Lockheed test pilot reaches 100 hours in proposed 5th generation trainer
Taipei (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Taiwan grounds Mirage jets after plane goes missing
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
BAE completes full scale test of F-35A airframe
US slams World Bank lending to rich countries like China
Washington (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
World Bank lending to countries like China that are rich enough to finance their own development hurts poor countries that need help, a senior US Treasury official said Wednesday. David Malpass, Treasury's under secretary for International Affairs, cited China as a prime example of the practice, as the World Bank's biggest borrower with $2.4 billion in loans this year. The Trump administ ... more
Montreal (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Canada: Amazon to add 1,000 jobs in Vancouver
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
No decision on Trump, Putin meeting: Tillerson
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Russia and the US disagreed on Thursday over whether US President Donald Trump plans to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told Russian news agencies that the meeting "will be on November 10", with the exact time still being discussed. But in comments in Beijing, where Trump is on a state visit, US Secretary of Stat ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
S. Korea to join three US aircraft carriers in drills
Paris (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
France hikes defence spending, inches towards NATO goal
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
US defence chief meets NATO to discuss IS, Afghanistan
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Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
New Delhi banned all construction, barred lorries from entering the city and announced stringent restrictions on private car use on Thursday, seeking to combat a massive spike in pollution across large swathes of India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of schools in Delhi and surrounding states remained closed as a hazardous fog of toxic pollution cloaked the region for a third day, bringing g ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Delhi's poor bear the brunt of deadly smog
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
Fighting overdose epidemic, US bans all fentanyl-type drugs
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
The US Justice Department on Thursday announced a ban on all fentanyl-like drugs amid skyrocketing rates of overdoses from the synthetic opioids. Authorities moved to plug legal loopholes in which producers of fentanyl - which can be 50 times more potent than heroin - slightly alter the chemical makeup to render it a legal substance. "Anyone who possesses, imports, distributes, or manu ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
French robbers target big-spending Chinese tourists
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto
San Juan (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
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