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December 04, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Yemen missile fired at Saudi Arabia may be Iran-made: UN experts



United Nations, United States (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
UN experts who traveled to Saudi Arabia to inspect fragments of a missile fired from Yemen last month have found a possible link to an Iranian manufacturer, according to a confidential document seen by AFP on Friday. Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels who fired a missile intercepted near Riyadh airport on November 4. Weapons supplies to the Huthis would be in violation of a UN arms embargo on Yemen and of a ban on weapons sales by Ir ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Russia sees poverty as a "striking problem" despite oil wealth
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Russia, whose economy relies heavily on oil and natural gas revenue, needs to take "real steps" at combating poverty, the prime minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC extension a win-win, even for U.S. shale oil producers
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
A move by parties to an OPEC-led agreement to extend a production cut deal to the end of 2018 is a win-win, including for U.S. shale oil players, analysts said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Markets try for another rally Friday after U.S. oil upset the previous session
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Enthusiasm caught up with OPEC's decision to extend production cuts through 2018, with a de facto lid on Libya and Nigeria sending oil prices higher on Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil in mid-$60 per barrel range fair, Russian company says
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
A price range for crude oil of between $60 and $65 per barrel is a good point on which to base a budget, the head of Russian oil company Lukoil said Friday. ... more
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Half of hydraulically fractured wells within 3km of domestic groundwater systems
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
How safe is the water you drink? For the 45 million Americans who get their drinking water from private groundwater wells rather than a public utility, the answer is decidedly murky. The Environment ... more
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Norway sells foreign currencies in petroleum-related move
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
The Norwegian central bank said Thursday it would sell foreign currency on behalf of the government through mid-December in petroleum-related activities. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Statoil takes stronger position in Argentina's shale
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it expanded its footprint in Argentina by becoming the operator at an area near one of the world's largest shale basins. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC expectations lift oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Expectations that OPEC will opt for a nine-month extension to a production cut agreement pushed oil prices higher, but gains were limited by nuance. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libyan PM asks for easing of arms embargo
Washington (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday told US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that he hopes a UN arms embargo can be eased. ... more
OIL AND GAS
PHMSA: Keystone spill from damage during installation
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Mechanical damage from construction of a section of the Keystone pipeline in 2008 in South Dakota likely resulted in the latest release, a federal report found. ... more


Oil producers agree extension of output curbs: Iraq

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U.S. set to be net gas exporter for second year in a row
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
For the second year in a row, the United States is on pace to become a net gas exporter once the year is over, the federal government reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Big audience expected for OPEC production meeting
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Russian media reported Wednesday that delegates from 10 countries not party to an OPEC production cut agreement are attending meetings to decide its fate. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC jitters offset U.S. GDP growth
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Acceleration in the U.S. economy from the second quarter wasn't enough to shake off the OPEC jitters that sent crude oil prices slightly lower on Wednesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Bearish signs ahead for oil prices, but not too bearish
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
There are bearish signals ahead for oil prices in part due to declining inventories, though anything above $65 per barrel is unlikely, Societe Generale said. ... more



Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells
Onna, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities. Agricultural practices, such as pig farming, produce a large amount of wastewater containing organic contaminants, malodorous gases, and other substances that are damaging to the water supply. Usual methods of treating and recycling such wastewater include aeration, applying it as fertilizer ... more
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Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
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NREL develops switchable solar window
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, the new technology responds to heat by transforming from transparent to tinted. As the window darkens ... more
Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar plant
Albany NY (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Gore Mountain ski resort completes massive solar farm
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency
U.S. wind turbines getting taller and more efficient
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. federal data show installed wind turbines are taller and more efficient than in the past, though hydroelectric power still holds a slight edge. The U.S. Energy Information Administration found that the average height and power generating capacity for wind turbines installed in the country are taller and more efficient that in years past. "Since 2012, the average height of wi ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
New wind farm in service off the British coast
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
For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
German judges agree to hear Peruvian's climate case against RWE
Berlin (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
A German court ruled Thursday that it would hear a Peruvian farmer's case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes, a decision labelled by campaigners as a "historic breakthrough". Farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya's case against RWE was "well founded," the court in the northwestern city of Hamm said in a statement. Lliuya argues that RWE, as one of the world's top emitt ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Europe backing climate ambitions with capital
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Canada to explore trade, climate change fight, with China
Sale, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
GM recalling 1 million cars in China
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
US auto giant General Motors and its partners in China will recall nearly one million vehicles over a fuel tank issue, a Chinese regulator said Friday. It is the latest recall to hit car companies in China in recent months. GM and its joint venture partners SAIC and Wuling Automobile will recall 938,686 vehicles starting December 1, according to China's General Administration of Quality ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
SoftBank offer for Uber shares to cut valuation: reports
Shanghai (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
GM sees 2019 launch for self-driving taxi fleet
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Iraqi Shiites slam calls to disband militia group after IS fight
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President Emmanuel Macron said it should disarm. The 60,000-strong Hashed al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilisation Forces, was formed in 2014 after IS routed government forces to seize swathes of northern Iraq, and it played a central role in helpin ... more
Paris (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
Macron calls for 'dialogue' in Iraq and dismantling of militias
Rome (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The world 'owes' Iraq a Marshall Plan, says FM
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Britain's May tours Mideast amid Islam row with Trump
Gold trader implicates Turkey's Erdogan in US Iran sanctions trial
New York (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at trial in New York on Thursday implicated Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a multi-billion-dollar gold-for-oil scheme allegedly designed to subvert US sanctions on Iran. Reza Zarrab, 34, who was arrested in Miami in 2016 before agreeing to cooperate with US prosecutors, implied that Erdogan knew how he and a Turkish banker, now on trial, c ... more
Rason, North Korea (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
N. Korea trade sanctions bite on borders with China, Russia
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Building and delivering a nuclear weapon
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
US threatens to 'utterly destroy' North Korean regime
Tibetan monk self-immolates in China: campaigners
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
A 63-year-old Tibetan monk has self-immolated in southwest China in protest against Beijing's presence in Tibet, campaigners said, the fifth person to do so this year. Tenga, a popular monk and volunteer teacher of village children, died after setting himself ablaze Sunday in Sichuan province's Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, said the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), headquarter ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Regional force deploys to Lesotho over security concerns
Maseru, Lesotho (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
A 258-strong regional force was deployed to Lesotho on Saturday to ease security concerns in the landlocked kingdom after the killing of the country's top army commander in September. The move by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional bloc, was approved in September after Khoantle Motsomotso was shot dead at a barracks by officers from a perceived rival faction. Th ... more
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Cash and history keep Europe as Africa's prime partner
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China hails new Zimbabwe leader, denies role in transition
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Indonesia re-opening Bali airport shut by volcanic ash
Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Bali's international airport will re-open Wednesday afternoon after a nearly three-day shutdown, Indonesian airport authorities said, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise shifted direction. The eagerly awaited decision opens up a window of hope for some of more than 120,000 tourists stranded after a spike in activity at Mount Agung grounded hundreds of flights s ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
Indian aerospace behemoth reveals why Indo-Russia FGFA is highly feasible
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Lockheed awarded $37.7M contract for F-35 software conversions
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
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Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it's not cheap
New York (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighborhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin. And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now, comes at a hefty cost. Melt is one of several small stores in America's biggest city now accepting the bitcoins, haile ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Trump administration rejects China's bid for market economy status
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China warns of retaliation after fresh US trade probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
China factory activity accelerates in November
Under Trump's shadow, Tillerson heads for Europe
Washington (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks this week on a diplomatic mission to shore up alliances in Europe and their defenses against Russian aggression and subversion. But as he prepares to set off Monday for Brussels, Vienna and Paris, his authority to speak for Washington has been called into question by a rift with President Donald Trump. Anonymous leaks from the White House sugg ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
US battles for global push on N.Korea amid Russia, China doubts
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
New Australia laws to deal with foreign political meddling
Kiev (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Ukraine plans NATO, EU referendums in 'near future'
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UN makes global bid to end 'rampant' pollution
Paris (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Environment ministers from about 100 countries gather in Nairobi next week to issue a clarion call against air, land and water pollution blamed for some nine million deaths in 2015. Ministers under the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will finalise a global declaration vowing to combat "rampant pollution" as a growing threat to human life, economies and ecosystems. Seven million of those d ... more
Beirut (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Serious health risks from Lebanon waste burning: report
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Cricketers flounder in New Delhi's hazardous smog
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
99 percent of ocean microplastics could be identified with dye
Beijing bans fireworks, evil spirits rejoice
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
China may have invented fireworks but Beijing banned them from the capital Friday ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations, as authorities clamp down on potentially dangerous activities. The new regulation was passed by the local government, state news agency Xinhua said, and comes amid a city-wide campaign that is driving an estimated tens of thousands of migrants from homes that authorities de ... more
Santiago (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Southern Chile iceberg splits from glacier, threatens navigation
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry
Serres, Greece (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
Despite Greek shelter, Yazidis struggle to integrate
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