User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Debate: Fossil vs Fossil, Part 3 ... 29.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Keeping track of the parallel declines of fossil fuel and fossil newspaper industries. — T. Boone Pickens says America’s oil industry is ‘dead in the water’ — “ ... Pickens is a billionaire oil investor who still travels, talks markets and tapes podcasts. He has bought and built companies, but he’s still seeing new things. “Since 1980, he recalled in an interview, he has watched oil prices plunge five times worldwide. Four of those times, he said, Saudi Arabia stepped in to cut its oil producti...
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No unauthorised Italian military intervention in Libya, says minister 28.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Rome, April 28 : Italy has no plans to send troops to Libya without a request from the unity government that is backed by the UN, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni told lawmakers on Thursday.
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IS financially weakened, says military figures 28.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, April 28 : A combination of airstrikes on Islamic State (IS)-controlled oil fields, recapture of held territory and destruction of cash storage sites containing up to USD 800 million, may have financially weakened the terror group, latest military figures showed.
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Emma Thompson films Great British Bake Off spoof to protest fracking 28.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Oscar winner cooks up cake-themed sortie on land leased by energy firm Cuadrilla – sparking a farmer’s retaliatory dirty protest of his own

Emma Thompson has broken a court injunction – and come uncomfortably close to a manure-spreading tractor – to film a Great British Bake Off spoof on land leased for fracking.

Related: Emma Thompson: UK would be 'mad not to' stay in EU

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Isis has been financially weakened, claim UK and US military figures 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Group resorting to arbitrary fines, extortion and gangsterism in face of airstrikes and recapturing of territory, say commanders

A combination of airstrikes on Islamic State-controlled oilfields, recapture of Isis-held territory and destruction of the group’s cash storage sites containing up to $800m (£550m) may have destabilised the self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq, according to coalition military commanders on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ministry of Defence officials claimed this week that they have seen signs that Isis is increasingly resorting to arbitrary fines, extortion and gangsterism to make up a shortfall in income.

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Recidivism Watch: Trump's eight repeated falsehoods in 16 hours 28.4.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Our round-up of eight repeated falsehoods uttered by Donald Trump, in a roughly 16-hour period.
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Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients 28.4.2016 AP Business
EASTERN DESERT, Egypt (AP) -- Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" - gold....
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Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients 28.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

EASTERN DESERT, Egypt (AP) — Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt’s eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the “skin of the gods” — gold. Essential for ancient artifacts like the famed burial mask of Tutankhamun and still highly desired in Middle Eastern culture […]
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Assessment of BP’s Bight oil drill plan secretive and weak, Senate told 28.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

The government’s ‘one-stop-shop’ devolution of approval for the project lowers environmental standards and reduces transparency, senators told

Risky deepwater drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight is being assessed under a weak and secretive regulatory regime, the Senate has heard. Senators were also told the project would have a much smaller economic benefit than the industry had suggested.

BP, the company responsible for the world’s biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is seeking approval to drill for oil in the bight after its initial application was knocked back last year.

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Libya: UN envoy 'deeply concerned' by terrorist attacks on oil fields 28.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 28 : The most senior United Nations official in Libya on Wednesday said he is deeply concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) into Libya's oil crescent region and by attacks carried on oil fields.
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Scientists: Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins 28.4.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Scientists say wastewater spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards. In a report published Wednesday, Duke University researchers say they detected high levels of lead, ammonium and other contaminants in surface waters affected by recent wastewater spills in the […]
A day after credit downgrade by S&P, Exxon hikes dividend 28.4.2016 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after losing its cherished AAA credit rating partly due to billions paid to shareholders, Exxon Mobil is raising its dividend again....
Tech stocks lead a decline in early trading 27.4.2016 LA Times: Business

U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading as weakness in the technology sector pulls the broader market lower.

Apple sank 7% Wednesday morning, a day after reporting its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years, while Twitter plunged 16% after reporting revenue that fell short of...

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A Dutch court said Russia doesn't have to pay Yukos's investors. Will Russia have to pay anyway? 27.4.2016 Washington Post
A Dutch court said Russia doesn't have to pay Yukos's investors. Will Russia have to pay anyway?
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Oil Companies' Bet on Kurdistan Turns Sour 27.4.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
Oil companies that piled into Iraqi Kurdistan after Saddam Hussein’s ouster are running into trouble, unraveling the region’s promise as source of easy-to-drill oil and threatening Iraq’s production surge.
Stung by low oil prices, Exxon loses 'AAA' rating from S&P 27.4.2016 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine "AAA" credit rating from Standard & Poor's, a label it held for over six decades....
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Uganda eyes 2018 oil production after pipeline deal 26.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kampala, Uganda • Uganda’s hopes to produce crude oil by 2018 have been boosted by an agreement to build a pipeline to Tanzania’s Tanga port, a government official said Tuesday. The agreement with Tanzania comes after months of uncertainty over which route the pipeline would take, said Bukenya Matovu, a spokesman for Uganda’s energy ministry. The decision to build a pipeline was reached over the weekend at a meeting of regional leaders including the president of Kenya, whose port of Lamu had bee...
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A strong dollar puts the squeeze on U.S. manufacturers 26.4.2016 Washington Post
A strong dollar puts the squeeze on U.S. manufacturers
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Insider's guide to Bari: raw fish and reggae on the Adriatic 25.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Nine hundred years ago, 62 sailors landed in Bari bearing the relics of their patron saint, in a bid to revive the city’s fortunes. But it was fishing, an aqueduct and a bustling cultural scene that made Bari the thriving Italian port it is today

White stone on the Adriatic.

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Trump's false claim that the Islamic State is 'making a fortune' on Libyan oil 25.4.2016 Washington Post
Trump's false claim that the Islamic State is 'making a fortune' on Libyan oil
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