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December 05, 2017
OIL AND GAS
Texas looks to port overhaul to keep pace with oil and gas exports



Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Texas needs capital support to expand the port infrastructure necessary to help keep up with the increase in U.S. oil and gas exports, a commissioner said. The port at Corpus Christi is the fourth largest sea port in the country by tonnage, the largest crude oil export terminal and, by 2020, could be one of the largest points for liquefied natural gas leaving the United States. The port authority there started working on improvements to the regional shipping channel in the 1990s. A partn ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Riyadh talks oil market stability with U.S. energy secretary
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
Saudi Arabia is working to make sure the global oil market is stable, the country's crown prince said during talks with his U.S. counterpart. ... more
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Danish gas field gets new life after fate questioned
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Danish energy company Maersk Oil said Friday it was moving ahead with a $3.3 billion effort to redevelop the offshore Tyra gas field, Denmark's largest. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Austria's OMV pays big to add Russian gas to its portfolio
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Austrian energy company OMV said Friday it added 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent to daily production with the completion of the acquisition of Russian assets. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Energy and conservation groups split over U.S. tax overhaul
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
As with the partisan divide, the stance on the U.S. tax overhaul was split evenly between oil and gas support and opposition from renewable and climate groups. ... more
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U.S. energy sector gains drag on oil prices
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
Steady improvements in the North American energy sector and a forecast about a geopolitical risk premium sent crude oil prices lower early Monday. ... more
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New drilling effort underway in Barents Sea
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
The Norwegian subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum said it started drilling into an area in the Barents Sea thought to hold more than 200 million barrels in reserves. ... more
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More oil found in the Kurdish north of Iraq
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
Though it's too early to make any estimate on the reserve potential, British energy company Genel said it found more oil in the Kurdish region of Iraq. ... more
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Iraq says southern oil exports set a record
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
The Iraqi Oil Ministry said exports from southern ports set a record, but more work was needed to make up for losses from issues in the north of the country. ... more
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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. ... 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


OPEC extension a win-win, even for U.S. shale oil producers

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
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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



Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol
Medford MA (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
The direct oxidation of methane - found in natural gas - into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have found a breakthrough way to accomplish the feat using a heterogeneous catalyst and cheap molecular oxygen, according to a paper published in the journal Nature by a team led by Tufts University chemical engineers. Methanol is a key feedstock ... more
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
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Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
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St. Louis MI (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
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Gore Mountain ski resort completes massive solar farm
Albany NY (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Borrego Solar have announced the completion of Gore Mountain Ski Resort's 5.3 megawatt solar array in Washington County, the largest solar installation dedicated to a ski resort in the nation. The project supports Governor Cuomo's goal to have 50 percent of the State's el ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency
Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar plant
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
NREL develops switchable solar window
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
Decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide key to ancient climate transition
Southampton UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
A decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels led to a fundamental shift in the behaviour of the Earth's climate system around one million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. A team of international scientists used new geochemical measurements, coupled with a model of the 'Earth system', to show that the growth and changing nature of continenta ... more
Paris (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Around 50 leaders set for Paris climate summit
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Europe backing climate ambitions with capital
Columbus OH (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
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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
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
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
SoftBank offer for Uber shares to cut valuation: reports
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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
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Iraq death toll at lowest level in five years
The Hague (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
'Reasonable basis' for British war crimes in Iraq: ICC
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Rights group criticises Iraq over jihadist suspects
North Korea's new missile: Pyongyang vs the analysts
Seoul (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
North Korea Thursday released pictures of its latest missile launch, giving analysts a chance to test Pyongyang's claim of a breakthrough that brings the whole of the US within range of a nuclear strike. Leader Kim Jong-Un declared the test of a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) had completed his nation's drive to become a full-fledged nuclear power. But analysts remai ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Wife of US academic held by Iran begs Trump for help
Seoul (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Air crew saw N. Korea missile re-enter atmosphere
Seoul (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
Natural tremor near N. Korea nuclear test site: S. Korea
Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
A Beijing kindergarten teacher used sewing needles to punish children for not sleeping, police said, but other abuse claims have been rejected by an investigation into a scandal that sparked national outrage. Authorities opened the probe into RYB Education New World kindergarten last week after parents said toddlers were given mysterious pills and had apparent needle marks. The 22-year-o ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Tibetan monk self-immolates in China: campaigners
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
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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) Dec 4, 2017
China and Canada sign trade agreements during Trudeau visit
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Australia casino giant Crown hit with class action over China
Tillerson meets EU, NATO leaders under cloud
Brussels (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets his EU and NATO counterparts in Brussels Tuesday to shore up ties, with allies insisting he still plays a "key role" despite doubts over his future. Tillerson will hold talks over lunch with European Union foreign ministers and the bloc's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, before a two-day NATO meeting set to focus on North Korea's missile programm ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Dozens of Japan MPs visit controversial war shrine
Saint-Aignan-Sur-Cher, France (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
New Australia laws to deal with foreign political meddling
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Is underground transit worse for your health?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 90 percent of the 4.5 million workers in the Los Angeles area spend an average of 60 minutes each day commuting on a roadway or railway. When USC researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering set out to study the environmental benefits of different modes of public transit in LA, they found some unexpected results: certain SoCal public transit rout ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog
Paris (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
UN makes global bid to end 'rampant' pollution
Beirut (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Serious health risks from Lebanon waste burning: report
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
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
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