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November 27, 2017
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Ukraine says chief goal is to be energy independent



Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
The ultimate objective for Ukraine is not to reduce its dependency on Russia for energy, but to become energy independent, the country's prime minister said. Ukraine serves as an energy bridge for Europe, hosting the pipelines that carry about 20 percent of the Russian natural gas headed west. Geopolitical risks to energy security escalated as Kiev moved closer to the European Union in recent years. Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion this summer said a policy strategy through 2035 aim ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Russia's budget deficit indicative of growth
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Russia's budget deficit is moving in a direction indicative of economic recovery even as oil prices remain low by historic standards, a minister said. ... more
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OPEC anticipation gives oil bulls a chance to run
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Weak British economic growth wasn't enough to offset short-term pipeline issues in North America or OPEC rumors that lifted oil prices higher on Wednesday. ... more
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British energy lauded for momentum as economy falters
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
The number of new bidders trying to wade into the British offshore energy sector is a vote for as much as 6 billion barrels of new oil, a trade group said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Head of Libyan oil company honored in London
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Upon receiving accolades from a British energy publication, the head of Libya's oil company said progress over the last 12 months has been extraordinary. ... more
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U.S. LNG a message to Putin, Louisiana senator says
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Sending liquefied natural gas drawn from U.S. reservoirs to Poland sends a strong message to the Russian president about influence, a Louisiana senator said. ... more
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Gambia emerging as new oil frontier
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
West African explorer FAR Ltd. said Tuesday that an independent audit has uncovered at least 1 billion barrels of oil offshore Gambia. ... more
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US arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery scheme
Washington (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
US authorities have arrested Hong Kong's former home affairs secretary and the ex-foreign minister of Senegal for leading a multimillion dollar bribery scheme in Africa on behalf of a top Chinese energy company, with some deals arranged in the halls of the United Nations. ... more
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Gas prices for Thanksgiving will hold more or less steady
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Moving into the long Thanksgiving holiday, U.S. drivers are putting more money into their gas tanks, but expected to drive further than last year, experts say. ... more
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Oil prices level in what seems to be mixed inventory data
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
A mixed bag for levels of oil and gasoline in the world's largest economy, and anticipation over OPEC's next meeting, left oil prices flat early Tuesday. ... more
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Norway's oil production slowed by weather and safety issues
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Weather and safety issues at oil and gas fields offshore Norway were singled out by the government as reasons why production was lower than expected. ... more


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Aker BP leads partners into 'all-for-one' alliance
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Forming a partnership across a range of expertise gives drilling service players a leg up for at least five years, mostly Norwegian-focused companies said. ... more
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Bill Barrett streamlines Colorado shale acreage
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Shale player Bill Barrett Corp. said it was shedding acreage in the Uinta basin in Colorado, which one analyst said may be on par with a big Texas oil producer. ... more
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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. ... 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



The water world of ancient photosynthetic organisms
St. Louis MI (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism to provide the first comprehensive, experimental study of how that organism uses and regulates water to create energy. Photosynthesis is the chemical conversion of sunlight into chemical energy via an electron transport chain essential to nearly all life on ... more
Surrey UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
London (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative
Livermore CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a light-trapping structure. The coating enabled researchers to cut down on reflected light and avoid solar cell overheating, thus increasing its overall efficiency by 20%. Moreover, the suggested method may be attractive for industrial applications due to its relatively lo ... more
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Recurrent Energy secures debt financing for 20 MW California solar project
New wind farm in service off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Wednesday its Dudgeon wind farm off the British coast is now feeding the grid from its 67 wind turbines. The Dudgeon wind farm is about 25 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Its turbines, with a combined capacity of 402 megawatts, can meet the energy demands of around 410,000 average households at its peak. The Norwegian company, one of the main energy ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
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
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge Corporation and AREVA NP signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance development of Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel technology and protect all associated intellectual property while they finalize their joint venture. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and AREVA NP is a leader in servicing and fueling today's reactor fleet ... more
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
Salé, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
"We beg for God's mercy," said 10-year-old Hassan, wearing a long white tunic, as Moroccans across the parched country on Friday held prayers for rain under a royal decree. The faithful gathered in Sale, opposite the capital Rabat, to take part in the ancient tradition. "People pray to call for God's mercy and pardon. The Prophet (Mohammed) and his companions would pray for rain every ti ... more
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Climate change encouraged 19th century migration to America
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
London (AFP) Nov 23, 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
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
Paris (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers
Singapore (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Singapore to deploy driverless buses from 2022: minister
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Iraq to resume paying war reparations to Kuwait
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Iraq is to resume paying war reparations to Kuwait at the start of 2018, in UN-endorsed compensation for Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of the emirate, the president's office announced Friday. It said the two countries had agreed during a visit to Kuwait City by President Fuad Masum on Monday for Iraq "to resume payment of the five-percent tax on oil sales and to try to settle border dispute ... more
Baghdad, Iraq (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Iraq attacks at lowest since IS 'caliphate' declared: study
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
'Child marriage' bill stirs outrage in Iraq
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Baghdad cafe marks 100 years as intellectual hub
Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier's defection released Wednesday showed him racing across the border under fire from former comrades, and then being hauled to safety by South Korean troops. The footage also showed a North Korean guard briefly crossing the border in hot pursuit before retreating - an incident the US-led United Nations Command described as a serious breach of the 19 ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
Seoul (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
US send F-22 jets to SKorea in show of force; China bridge close temporarily
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
N. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay. Searching out suitors for such a marriage of convenience proved difficult, so she created an online matchmaking forum to help others like her conform with family and societal pressures in China, where same-sex marria ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Three dead, six wounded in rare shooting in China
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers jailed for two years
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
Zimbabwe crisis: What we know
Harare (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Zimbabwe is locked in one of its worst political crises since independence with strongman Robert Mugabe refusing to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and possible impeachment. Here is a snapshot of the ongoing turmoil: - Vice president sacked - November 6: Mugabe fires Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to resolve a succession dispute. His removal appears ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Chinese firm probes if children work in African mines
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
China respects 'good friend' Mugabe's resignation
Washington (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters
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Sky-high Wi-Fi ready to fly
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
Airline passengers will be able to surf the internet in the air almost as fast as they do on the ground, as China Unicom, China's second-largest telecom carrier by subscribers, prepares to demonstrate its in-flight Wi-Fi service next month. The move came shortly after local airlines were allowed to decide for themselves whether passengers could use personal electronic devices during flight ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
US ends search for sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Jumbo sale: two 747 jets auctioned on Chinese online platform
Europe embraces Black Friday sales with some reservations
Paris (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Billions of euros will change hands over Black Friday weekend sales across Europe, but despite increasingly accepting the US import, the promotions will be marked by strikes, protests and concerns about over-consumption. Here is how the sales, which stretch four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, are expected to fare in some of the continent's big spenders: - France - After sta ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Philippines offers China chance to run third telecom service
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Got a spare $71m? How about a single Hong Kong apartment?
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Studies suggests link between testosterone, stock market instability
Australia calls for US engagement in region amid China rise
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Australia warned on Thursday against American disengagement from Asia at a time of rising Chinese power as traditional US allies grow nervous about President Donald Trump's isolationist tilt. In a major Foreign Policy White Paper - the first to be issued by the Australian government in 13 years - Canberra outlined its approach to the "Indo-Pacific" region amid "changing power balances". ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China's global footprint grows
Beijing (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
China forges 'strategic' ties with Djibouti after opening base
Vatican City (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'
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Global light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light. An international team of scientists on Wednesday reported the results of a landmark study of global light pollution an ... more
Omoa, Honduras (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
'Trash islands' off Central America indicate ocean pollution problem
Tabarja, Lebanon (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Clean-up dives, recycling: Lebanese respond to garbage crisis
Miami (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide
Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast
Tripoli (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya's western coast, the Libyan navy said. The coastguard conducted two rescue operations off the city of Garabulli, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east of Tripoli, spokesman Colonel Abu Ajila Abdelbarri said. He added that patrols had found 31 bodies and 60 survivors from one boat, while all 140 pass ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
South Korea quiet for quake-delayed college entrance exam
Athens (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Aid groups urge Greece to improve refugee camps before winter
The Hague (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Dutch St Martin's PM quits after pressure over Irma aid
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