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November 20, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices snap out of slump on OPEC rhetoric



Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Renewed speculation over the next move from OPEC helped pull crude oil prices out of a slump on Friday, though many voices said U.S. shale may be the spoiler. "Khalid al-Falih, the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources of Saudi Arabia and chairman of Saudi Aramco, all but guaranteed an extension of oil production cuts to be officially announced at the end of the month despite the protestations by some Russian oil companies," Phil Flynn, a senior market analyst for the PRICE Futures ... read more

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Pipeline leak raises questions over fate of Keystone XL
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
A leak from the existing Keystone oil pipeline running from Canadian oil fields shows why an expansion shouldn't be built, environmental groups said. ... more
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Libyan wealth is wasted, U.N. envoy says
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The humanitarian situation in Libya is in a severe state even though the OPEC-member sits on "vast wealth," a United Nations envoy said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
More Trans Mountain hearings scheduled in Canada
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Detailed route hearings for plans to expand the Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline in Canada are scheduled in British Columbia in early 2018, a regulator said. ... more
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U.S. wants input on Alaskan oil production proposal
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The U.S. government said it was seeking additional public input on plans by an oil company to build artificial islands to drill in the Beaufort Sea. ... more
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More drilling planned offshore Norway
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The Norwegian government said Friday that a division of Austrian energy company OMV can move toward pioneer drilling in the Norwegian Sea. ... more
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Fossil fuel investment spells 'unsustainable future': UN chief
Bonn (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Continued investment in fossil fuel would deliver "an unsustainable future", UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday, saying time was running out to prevent calamitous climate change caused by atmosphere-fouling emissions. ... more
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Norwegian central bank calls for oil, gas divestment
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
The Norwegian central bank said Thursday it wanted to remove oil stocks from the government pension fund to cut the vulnerability to weak market prices. ... more
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Norway's oil fund wants to divest from oil
Oslo (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Norway's sovereign wealth fund, which is fuelled by the state's oil revenues, wants to divest its oil and gas holdings, the Norwegian central bank which manages the fund said Thursday. ... more
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Alaska tries again with ANWR drilling
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Opening up an Arctic wildlife refuge to drillers is either a sellout to the oil industry, or a symbolic win for the economy, depending on one's position. ... more
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Production enthusiasm drags oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
The potential for more oil production from several basins, and a call from Norway's central bank to divest from energy stocks, pulled oil prices lower Thursday. ... more


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Shale-rich Oklahoma facing uphill budget battle
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said she'd rather vote again on a previous plan to close a budget gap over what passed out of the state House for the shale-rich state. ... more
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New oil production from Norway cleared ahead of schedule
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Oil production from the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea will start nearly a year ahead of schedule and at a reduced cost, a national regulator said Thursday. ... more
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New oil expected from North Sea by December
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
New oil production is on pace to start in December from a floating production facility off the east coast of Scotland, Premiere Oil said Thursday. ... more
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Venezuela in 'selective default', signs debt deal with Russia
Moscow (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with major creditor Russia on Wednesday, a diplomatic source told AFP, as ratings agencies declared Caracas in partial default. ... more



To find new biofuel enzymes, it can take a microbial village
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrates the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. The study, recently published in the journal Nature Microbiology, reports on the discovery of new typ ... more
London (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Desert solar to fuel centuries of air travel
Livermore CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth
Recurrent Energy secures debt financing for 20 MW California solar project
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Recurrent Energy a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. has closed on a combined construction loan and construction letter of credit facility for the 20 MWac/28 MWp Gaskell West 1 solar power project. KeyBank N.A. provided the construction loan and construction letter of credit facility for the project, while KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. acted as lead arranger for the deal. This ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Butterfly wing inspires photovoltaics that could triple light absorption
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Pine and poplar wood improve sunlight-driven water purification
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
It's wasteful to keep offering production tax credits to a "mature technology" like wind energy in the United States, a Tennessee Republican said. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., spoke on the floor in support of ending a wind production tax credit by the end of the year as part of a broader tax overhaul under consideration in the nation's capital. "We have turned our attentio ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
New York sets high bar for wind energy
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
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A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel approach to tackle the problem of radioactive waste disposal. The new method, published in Scientific Reports, could dramatically reduce the effective half-life (an indicator of the amount of time i ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Embattled Toshiba to boost capital by $5.3 bn share issuance
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering - the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially into the atmosphere - has been mooted as a p ... more
Dallas TX (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Study settles prehistoric climate puzzle
Bonn (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump
Bonn (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
London (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow's models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric motors and vehicl ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Volkswagen China to invest billions in new energy cars
Hawthorne, United States (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
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After fall of last town, IS loses grip over Iraqis
Rawa, Iraq (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
"Islamic State - Euphrates Province" reads an abandoned sign covered by dust and sand in the Iraqi town of Rawa. A day after government forces ousted the Islamic State group from the last town it held in the country, the banner is now just a reminder of the vast "caliphate" the jihadists once ruled. Hamza Mahmud, 13, has seen the past three years of his young life dominated by the harsh ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Fears of bombs, IS cells haunt Mosul months after 'liberation'
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Iraq forces retake last IS-held town in country
Al-Obeidi, Irak (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Tribal justice awaits returning Iraqis who joined IS
Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
A senior Chinese envoy discussed regional concerns with officials in Pyongyang on Saturday, North Korean state media said, as the US presses China to help ease the standoff over the North's nuclear weapons. The visit by Song Tao, described by Pyongyang as a special envoy of President Xi Jinping, is the first by a senior Chinese envoy for more than a year. Relations are severely stressed ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Japan, US stage naval drill amid N. Korea tension
Seoul (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites
Singapore (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
China taps state firms to buttress pensions as society ages
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
China on Saturday announced a pilot programme to help pension schemes meet growing pressure from an ageing society by transferring shares of state-owned firms to social security funds. A document released by the country's State Council, or cabinet, said the programme would begin this year with shares of up to seven SOEs to be transferred. The plan is intended to help make up for shortfal ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Activists renew push for Hong Kong independence
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
China tells 'aunties' to dance away from cemeteries
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Trump praises China's 'highly respected' Xi
Virginia Tech explore causes of land cover change in African savannas
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
A new study by Virginia Tech researchers tracks land cover changes in the Chobe district of Northern Botswana and provides information that will allow governments and nonprofit organizations to improve dryland management strategies in the region. The study was published in Arid Land Systems: Science and Societies, a special issue of the journal Land. "There is an incredibly dynamic a ... more
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Soldiers held without trial threaten 'new Gambia' reputation
Saint Louis, Senegal (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Climate change and neglect threaten Senegal's Saint Louis
Harare (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
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GEA awarded $143.4M for CH-53K helicopter engines
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
General Electric Aviation has been awarded a contract worth more than $143.4 million for the procurement of 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is under a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, meaning that the $143.4 million is the maximum a ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for E-6B Mercury aircraft upgrades
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Bell-Boeing to provide V-22 support to Japan
Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Panama opened its first embassy in China on Thursday five months after cutting ties with Taiwan, which has seen its allies dwindle against the mainland's growing influence. In a speech heralding the embassy's "historic" establishment, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said his "commitment to the One China principle" was made with the benefits for Panamanian people in mind - alluding t ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Studies suggests link between testosterone, stock market instability
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
EU parliament toughens law to limit cheap Chinese imports
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan
NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
NATO apologised to Turkey on Friday after Ankara pulled its troops from a military exercise in Norway to protest incidents deemed insulting to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, himself Norwegian, moved quickly to say sorry after an angry intervention by Erdogan on an episode that risked cr ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
NATO takes 'disciplinary' action over Turkey 'enemy' insult
Manila (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Duterte says Philippines owes China 'debt of gratitude'
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Trump says Philippines vital for military reasons
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Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air
Moradabad, India (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. India's smog crisis has centred on the capital but pollution is as bad or worse beyond its borders, with millions in smaller cities like Moradabad barely aware of ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules
Paris (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Interactive map shows air quality in real time across Europe
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Sulfur dioxide emissions plunge across China as India's soars
Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite
McLean, VA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico once again spotlighted the frailty of terrestrial communications services. Hurricane-force winds in the Florida Keys and Houston brought trees down on utility lines carrying telephone and Internet service and knocked out cell phone towers, while Hurricane Maria completely destroyed the terrestrial communications infrastructure of Puer ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Dimming Sun's rays to cool planet will affect storms too: study
Beijing (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
UN urges end to Myanmar attacks against Rohingya
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