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Guantanamo inmate set for transfer to Saudi: Pentagon

As part of his plea deal, Darbi has provided evidence against Saudi Guantanamo detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri (AFP Photo/Thomas WATKINS)MoreWashington (AFP) - A Guantanamo Bay detainee who pleaded guilty to helping plan a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker is set to be transferred from the military prison to Saudi Arabia…

Maersk Energy sees uptick in offshore oil drilling, profit still squeezed | Article [AMP] | Reuters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Prospects for the offshore oil drilling market are improving but profits for drillers are still under pressure and rates will not rise before 2019, the head of A.P. Moller-Maersk's (MAERSKb.CO) energy business said. Oil firms have seen cash flow climb in 2017 a high since a three-year slump in crude prices, lifted by their cost-cutting plans and a crude price recovery.

Aker BP Makes North Sea Find  | Rigzone

by  Rigzone Staff|Monday, February 19, 2018TweetAker BP makes a discovery in Frosk exploration well 24/9-12, which is located near Alvheim in the North Sea. Aker BP revealed Monday that it has made a discovery in the Frosk exploration well 24/9-12, which is located near Alvheim in the North Sea.Preliminary analysis indicates…

Ship crew in southern Philippines sea repels pirates using oil and boiling water

The crew of a ship on the southern Philippines sea has repelled a pirate attack using boiling water mixed with oil.Twenty-seven sailors aboard the Philippines ship MV Kudos stopped 12 pirates trying to board the ship in the Basilan sea, by splashing the armed men with the concoction of hot water and oil. This prompted the pirates to fire their guns, according to the Philippines Coast Guard.

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

Eric Randolph,1 / 2A French-made ATR-72 owned by Iran's Aseman Airlines sits on the tarmac at Dubai airport on July 29, 2008 (AFP Photo/MARWAN NAAMANI)Tehran (AFP) - All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains, with emergency services…

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Special Report: Feast or Famine | MyPanhandle

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Bay County is in the midst of another construction boom. However, it's not as big as the one back in the early 2000's.In fact, you don't have to look very far to find remnants of some of the projects developers started, but never completed when the bubble burst in 2008.The 60-acre Morningside housing development off U.S.

Worker killed on oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico

The film 'Deepwater Horizon' premiered in New Orleans, but critics and the people actually involved in the 2010 oil rig explosion say the movie doesn't tell the entire story. Sirens(Photo: Getty images)A worker was killed Saturday morning while replacing firewater piping on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.The Bureau…

Pregnant women in rural B.C. urged to leave town to deliver - British Columbia

For pregnant women in Fort Nelson, B.C., part of the prenatal routine includes agreeing not to have their babies in the northern community."Due to staffing issues, we are unable to conduct safe obstetric care," says the memo from the health centre.An official with Northern Health, which oversees health centres in the region…

Goltens teams up with Yara Marine on SOx scrubbers

Goltens and Yara Marine Technologies have entered into a non-exclusive global engineering and installation pact for Yaras SOx Scrubber System from 2018, including sales representation in North America, the Middle East and Singapore.Yara Marine is a leader in exhaust gas cleaning systems, says Goltens COO Roy Strand. The…

NL government to double oil production, source natural gas by 2030 | Leadership

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) has released its new Advance 2030 plan whereby it will look to significantly expand the regional oil and gas industry by working closely with key industry players.The plan was released by NL Premier, Dwight Ball; Minister of Natural Resources, Siobhan Coady; and members of…

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Nanocrystals Lock-In the Correct Phase

Colloidally grown quantum dots made from cesium, lead, and iodine (CsPbI3) are solution processed into highly conductive arrays, which can be used as the light-absorbing layer in thin-film solar cells.The ScienceThe physical and chemical properties of some materials change when they are confined to fit into the miniscule volume of a nanoparticle.

Furukawa Battery certified as approved supplier of marine batteries

Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has formally certified The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. of Japan, as a supplier of batteries for use on ship and marine structures. The certification covers a range of batteries technologies including the hybrid valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) UltraBattery.Furukawa Battery and…

Newfoundland and Labrador wants more oil, gas production

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador remains opposed to leaving some or all of the province’s oil and gas resources in the ground as a means of limiting future greenhouse gas emissions.Provincial government representatives — joined by representatives from the federal government and oil industry — gathered Monday to instead announce plans to work toward greater production.

State must stop feds issuing more offshore drilling leases – The Mercury News

The Venoco âHolly❠offshore oil drilling platform, just off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, photographed in 1999. The article California taxpayers could pay to shutter old oil rigs (Feb. 15, Page B3) is another great example of how the business case for fossil fuels is dying. California has seen firsthand the horrific damage caused by climate change…

Neglected Renewables Round 2

Wednesday, February 14, 2018SummaryAs of February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 retroactively extended many energy related credits that expired December 31, 2016. The Act extended the investment tax credit under Code §48 through 2022 (with phaseouts for some) for certain solar fiber-optic, thermal energy, fuel cell…