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November 13, 2017
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Statoil makes headway with Barents Sea field development



Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
A construction contract for parts of a facility used to tap the Johan Castberg oil field in the Barents Sea will be signed by Christmas, Norway's Statoil said. Statoil said it signed a letter of intent with Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters in Singapore for contracts related to the construction of the hull and living quarters for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel that will be deployed at Johan Castberg. Statoil estimates Johan Castberg holds between 450 million and 650 ... read more

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An effective solution for collecting spilled petroleum
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 scien ... more
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McDermott contract to help boost oil offshore Saudi Arabia
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Vague on specifics, a contract for oilfield services company McDermott International is tied to boosting oil production for offshore Saudi Arabia. ... more
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Oil prices flat, but still seeing a geopolitical risk premium
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Simmering tensions in the Middle East continued to support a risk premium for crude oil prices Friday, with U.S. oil starting to test the $60 per barrel range. ... more
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Commitment questions surface over Keystone XL
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Though market momentum is moving in favor of the project, progress on Keystone XL depends on overcoming some level of reluctance, an analyst said. ... more
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Kurdish oil export payments in line with average
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Energy companies working inside Kurdish territory in northern Iraq reported payments received by the government for exports that appeared within historic norms. ... 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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Troops withdraw from ex-army chief's house in S.Sudan
Juba (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
South Sudanese troops have withdrawn from around the residence of powerful former army chief Paul Malong, a week after a tense standoff over his bodyguards sparked fears of clashes in the capital. ... more
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Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital: witnesses
Sanaa (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The Saudi-led coalition carried out two air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, without reporting casualties. ... more
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As Iran-Saudi 'Cold War' heats up, what next?
Tehran (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
From a Yemeni missile attack to the resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, the "Cold War" between Middle East rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up. ... more
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IS has cost Iraq 'more than $100 bln', says PM Abadi
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
The Islamic State group's occupation of northern Iraq and the battle to defeat it has caused more than $100 billion worth of damage, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday. ... more


House committee passes bill to unlock more U.S. offshore areas to drillers

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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



Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth
Livermore CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team's findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domestically grown renewable sources. Lignin, the tough material left over from biofuel production, contains compounds that can be converted into prod ... more
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
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
China Saves the World, and America Too by Going Off-The-Grid
Wuxi, China (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
"People demand a beautiful life," was the opening statement of Mr. Wu Xingiong, Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of CPPCC. He is 100% right. The people of mother earth have spoken and the ancient middle kingdom of China woke. And not the I just got out of bed woke, but a full steam ahead mentality to cure the planet. A German colleague told me many years ago that China will cover ... more
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Mechanochemistry paves the way to higher quality perovskite photovoltaics
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal
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
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP has announced the latest addition to the company's next generation of inspection robots - FORERUNNER for steam generators, which is developed and manufactured by INETEC-Institute for Nuclear Technology. Its size and design will minimize installation and inspection times by providing improved access to the steam generator tubes for inspection and repair as required. AREVA NP plans ... 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
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist
Bonn (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
The world must sharply draw down greenhouse gas emissions and suck billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air if today's youth are to be spared climate cataclysm, a top scientist has warned. "This reality is being ignored by governments around the world," said James Hansen, who famously announced to the US Congress 30 years ago that global warming was underway. "To say that we are ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
UN chief says $100 bln climate fund far from guaranteed
Paris (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate pledges
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
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Vehicle emissions per driver on the rise, study finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
EV corridor will stretch from Norway to Italy
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Ford, Chinese firm to invest $756 million on electric cars
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Millions mark key Shiite commemoration in Iraq holy city
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
An estimated 14 million Shiite pilgrims thronged Iraq's holy city of Karbala on Friday to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration, as Baghdad looks to wipe out the Islamic State group that has targeted their branch of Islam. Arbaeen is one of the biggest religious festivals on earth and marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the 7th-century killing of Imam Hussein by the forces of t ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Iraq forces launch assault on last IS-held pocket
Beirut (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
IS recaptures last Syrian urban bastion in fierce fightback
Lourdes, France (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Iraq needs 'Marshall Plan', says Kirkuk archbishop
NATO discusses Russia missile treaty 'violations': Mattis
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
NATO defence ministers have addressed Russia's "violations" of a key arms control treaty and discussed ways to bring Moscow back into compliance, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. Washington claims that Russia has broken with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed during the Cold War, that prohibits the deployment of short- and intermediate-range missiles. "We have ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Trump prods Xi to work 'hard' and fast on North Korea
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
On first Mideast trip, Macron urges 'firm' stance on Iran
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
Washington (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
US investigators return to scene of Niger ambush
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
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Lockheed awarded contract for integration of F-35, SDB-II
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Pentagon officials announced Thursday that Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a contract for weapons technology and development support on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter and small-diameter bomb II for the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force. The deal is estimated to be worth more than $34.6 million and is classified as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract - where Lockheed M ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Air Force pilot shortage has grown, is 'stretching the force to the limit'
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
BAE completes full scale test of F-35A airframe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
China signs $37 billion deal to buy 300 Boeing planes
Trump says trade surplus unfair, adds 'I don't blame China'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump decried his country's "one-sided and unfair" trade deficit with Beijing on Thursday, but he told Chinese President Xi Jinping: "I don't blame China." At a signing ceremony for over $250 billion in US-Chinese business deals in Beijing, Trump said: "After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the sake of its citizens?" ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Trump's $250bn China deals are small beer: analysts
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
China's consumer price inflation accelerates in October
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
China eases foreign limits in finance as Trump leaves
EU to ease military movement in face of Russia threat
Brussels (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The European Union on Friday unveiled plans to make it easier to move troops and military equipment around the bloc, in a bid to boost defence in the face of the growing threat posed by Russia. EU officials will look to streamline customs checks that are currently causing delays as well as reviewing infrastructure plans to make sure that roads, bridges and railways are able to carry heavy mi ... more
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Philippines' Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
No decision on Trump, Putin meeting: Tillerson
Brussels (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation
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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 12, 2017
Pollution spikes in Delhi amid warnings no relief in sight
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Smog-hit Delhi calls off odd-even car rationing plan
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
Berlin (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Allianz confident for 2017 after hurricane-battered Q3
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